Human Rights

29.04.2017

As Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants, a Movement Builds on May Day

As Trump Stokes Fear Among Immigrants, a Movement Builds on May Day

Arturo Hernandez, like so many millions of immigrants, came to the United States in order to forge a better life for his family. He is one of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants without whom the U.S. economy would grind to a halt, yet who are forced to live… »

29.04.2017

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

By Baher Kamal Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people… »

28.04.2017

Civil Society under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison

Civil Society under Threat in Cambodia: One Year in Prison

One year ago, on 28 April 2016, the Cambodian Government arrested five prominent Cambodian human rights defenders. Four senior staff members from the NGO Cambodian Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC), Mr. Ny Sokha, Mr. Yi Soksan, Mr. Nay Vanda, and Ms. Lim Mony, and Mr. »

28.04.2017

Who Cares About Helping Homeless Women?

Who Cares About Helping Homeless Women?

By Mickey Z I hadn’t seen J. in more than a week and that was concerning. It always worries me when one of my “regulars” vanishes. Often, this situation has resulted in me eventually encountering them and getting updates about illnesses, hospital visits, and/or surgeries. When your mission is… »

26.04.2017

Free Tibet – for the dignity of Tibetan People

Free Tibet – for the dignity of Tibetan People

By Denise Nanni and Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. In the following interview with Sam of the organization Free Tibet struggling for the rights of Tibetan people and for their dignity as a free people. They denounce the Chinese oppressive regime at a national and international level. We would like to… »

21.04.2017

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

Middle East, Engulfed by a ‘Perfect Storm’

By Baher Kamal A perfect storm has engulfed the Middle East, and continues to threaten international peace and security. Hardly anyone could sum up the Middle East explosive situation in so few, blunt words as just did Nickolay Mladenov, the UN… »

19.04.2017

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of the city’s investments in corporate bonds and securities. The decision was a major victory for a… »

11.04.2017

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has imposed a three-month state of emergency, after bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 49 people during Palm Sunday services. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi: “Several steps are to be taken, the first of which will be the declaration of a state of… »

06.04.2017

Work, What Future? Seven Big Questions Needing Urgent Response

Work, What Future? Seven Big Questions Needing Urgent Response

By Baher Kamal Around the world, profound changes in the nature of work are underway, that’s clear. So it is a fact that the on-going transformations in the world of labour are disrupting the connection between work, personal development and community participation. »

05.04.2017

Trump Revoked Equal Pay Law, Only Days Before Equal Pay Day

Trump Revoked Equal Pay Law, Only Days Before Equal Pay Day

President Trump is facing criticism for signing an executive order revoking 2014 rules aimed at protecting equal pay for women—only days before Equal Pay Day, which was Tuesday. According to 2016 data from the Pew Research Center, for every dollar a white man in the U.S. earns, white women earn… »

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