Human Rights

23.01.2017

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

Photos of the Women’s March in Vienna, Austria

On January 21, 2017, more than 2,500 people walked in Vienna in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington. Caroline Kirkpatrick, an American expatriate who organized the rally, said “This event should not be seen as an anti-Trump action. People demonstrated for tolerance, equal rights, against sexism, for human rights… »

23.01.2017

Video: Snowden Event in Munich

Video: Snowden Event in Munich

On January 15th, acTVism Munich organized its largest event yet that took place under the title “Freedom & Democracy – Global Issues in Context” at Muffathalle in Munich. This event featured a live interview with Edward Snowden via video conference from Russia as well as discussions with a panel of… »

23.01.2017

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

Photos of the Women’s March in Berlin, Germany

In Berlin, about 1,000 women demonstrated for about an hour on a chilly Saturday afternoon in front of the U.S. Embassy in the heart of Berlin, next to the Brandenburg Gate. There were smaller rallies in Munich and Frankfurt.  … »

22.01.2017

Chelsea Manning’s commutation of sentence

Chelsea Manning’s commutation of sentence

By Irene Halford All those who supported Manning’s campaign because they believe in human rights, transparency and accountability whilst wanting to adhere to the Geneva Convention, may start to feel optimistic about justice prevailing for a refreshing change. The White House has announced that Mr Obama has commuted the whistle… »

22.01.2017

The anti-Trump women’s march in London

The anti-Trump women’s march in London

Photo-reportage by Anna Swinden for Pressenza    … »

22.01.2017

Today was a Real Women’s Day

Today was a Real Women’s Day

The Women’s March on NYC, echoing a larger demonstration in Washington, D.C. and others across the country, began near the United Nations around 11 a.m. to protest the new president — going right by his Midtown home at the Trump Tower. Hundred of thousands of people paralyzed Midtown during many… »

20.01.2017

Women’s March On Washington Multiply to 600 ‘Sister Marches’

Women’s March On Washington Multiply to 600 ‘Sister Marches’

The Women’s March on Washington is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 21 following the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, with 600 ‘sister marches’ scheduled for the same day across the globe. National ‘sister march’ spokesperson Yordanos Eyoel told The Huffington Post, “This is a global movement,” and it would be a mistake… »

18.01.2017

President Obama commutes Chelsea’s sentence!

President Obama commutes Chelsea’s sentence!

By the Chelsea Manning Support Network. President Obama has commuted all but four months of the remaining prison sentence of Chelsea Manning, the former US Army Intelligence Analyst serving 35-years for releasing classified information. Chelsea’s attorney Nancy Hollander, who spoke with President Obama’s counsel earlier today, confirms that “Chelsea will… »

18.01.2017

Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning & Oscar López Rivera

Obama grants clemency to Chelsea Manning & Oscar López Rivera

President Barack Obama has commuted the sentences of two high-profile prisoners. Chelsea Manning, who released a trove of U.S. documents to WikiLeaks to incite “worldwide discussion, debates, and reforms,” will be freed on May 17. Obama also commuted the sentence of Puerto Rican independence activist Oscar López Rivera, which will… »

15.01.2017

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

UN calls on European countries to protect refugees from freezing to death & abuse

RT – Published time: 14 Jan, 2017 11:40 At least five refugees have reportedly perished from exposure in a European cold snap since the beginning of the year amid reports of police violence against asylum seekers, including confiscation of phones and clothing, the UN’s refugee agency reported. On Friday at the… »

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