Human Rights

14.08.2018

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Activist Scott Santens is American and lives in New Orleans. Through a crowfunding campaign he lives from his own basic income. Álvaro Orús and Mayte Quintanilla “I’m dedicating my life to making this idea really come to light,” Scott Santens tells us in this complete interview that served as… »

13.08.2018

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

The RBU is the only missing element in the welfare state we established after the last world war to guarantee the right to subsistence, according to Louise Haagh, President of BIEN and Professor at York University (England). “To be able to lead a stable, secure, meaningful and full life is… »

12.08.2018

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

“Guilty on all counts!’: in historic victory, Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in Roundup cancer lawsuit

”This is a company that has always put profits ahead of public safety, and today, Monsanto has finally been held accountable.” by Common Dreams staff In an historic victory for those who have long sought to see agrochemical giant Monsanto held to account for the powerful company’s… »

12.08.2018

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville Still Has Statues, Still Won’t Ban Guns

Charlottesville FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY saying they’ll ban sticks and other potential weapons, just as if this were a nonviolent leftist rally for peace or justice is the right move. If advocates for love and kindness can’t have posters on wooden poles, why should fascists who’ve made their violent intent known get… »

11.08.2018

Argentina rejects legal abortion — and not all Catholics are celebrating

Argentina rejects legal abortion — and not all Catholics are celebrating

Verónica Giménez Béliveau, Universidad de Buenos Aires for The Conversation Unswayed by the estimated 2 million abortion rights activists gathered outside its doors, Argentina’s conservative-leaning Senate on August 9 rejected a bill that would have made abortion legal up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. The 38-31… »

11.08.2018

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

Trump and the Media: From Fake News to Enemies of the People?

“I do not feel that the media is the enemy of the people,” Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter, asserted in a recent interview. This was the statement that noted CNN journalist Jim Acosta had tried and failed to draw from Trump spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a White House press… »

09.08.2018

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

Women vow to continue campaign for safe abortion in Argentina…

…in spite of negative vote from the Senate, with a little help from the Pope. Disappointing news for activists demanding safe and free termination of pregnancy (as opposed to back street, often lethal, abortions in particular for the less well off) in Argentina and supported by similar campaigns in many… »

08.08.2018

Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy: Millions of Argentines and Latin Americans hope it will be law!

Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy: Millions of Argentines and Latin Americans hope it will be law!

This is an important historical moment. The eyes and hearts of millions of Argentine and Latin American women will be set on this 8 August in the Argentine Senate, where the Law on the Voluntary Termination of Pregnancy will be debated, already with half a sanction in the Chamber of… »

06.08.2018

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

By Farooque Chowdhury Road rage in Bangladesh is not new. And not new is death due to road rage. The new phenomenon is the student spirit has stood against road rage. To the students, life matters. A movement against road rage has recently been carried out by the students in… »

05.08.2018

Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secrets

Fairtrade renewable energy: shedding light on clean energy’s dirty secrets

David Flynn, Heriot-Watt University; Merlinda Andoni, Heriot-Watt University, and Valentin Robu, Heriot-Watt University for The Conversation The world is coming together on renewable energy. Trust in technology such as solar and wind power generation is increasingly reflected in the investment it receives from… »

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