Human Rights

16.02.2019

Trump’s state of emergency: A step towards presidential dictatorship

Trump’s state of emergency: A step towards presidential dictatorship

By Patrick Martin President Trump’s proclamation of a state of national emergency on the southern US border is a frontal assault on constitutional norms and democratic rights in America. It is the first time in American history that a president has sought to usurp the constitutional prerogative of Congress to… »

16.02.2019

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

One Billion Rising, 2019: From a Campaign to End Violence against Women to a Way of Life.

Valentine’s Day. In Manila, Philippines, thousands of students at St. Scholastica Manila take part in One Billion Rising 2019, a global campaign that aims to end the violence against women and children worldwide. In another part of the city, the urban poor and workers of Tondo dance to “Rise for… »

12.02.2019

An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro

An Open Letter To The People Of The U.S. From President Nicolás Maduro

“If I know anything, it is about the people, because just like you, I am a man of the people. I was born and raised in a poor neighborhood of Caracas. I was forged in the heat of popular and union struggles in a Venezuela submerged… »

08.02.2019

UN Warns Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela

UN Warns Against Politicizing Humanitarian Aid in Venezuela

The United Nations warned on Wednesday against using aid as a pawn in Venezuela after the United States sent food and medicine to the country’s border and accused President Nicolas Maduro of blocking its delivery with trucks and shipping containers. U.S. officials claimed trucks carrying aid had arrived in Colombia for delivery… »

02.02.2019

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

UN rejects self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has rejected an aid request by Venezuela’s self-proclaimed “interim president” Juan Guaidó, stressing that the body only cooperates with the country’s recognized government led by President Nicolas Maduro.   Stephane Dujarric, a spokesman for Guterres, conveyed the secretary general’s reply to the aid request in a public… »

31.01.2019

Jan 15: Martin Luther King (birth) day

Jan 15: Martin Luther King (birth) day

Martin Luther King Jr. Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech NOBEL LAUREATES, 28 Jan 2019 The Nobel Foundation – TRANSCEND Media Service December 11, 1964 The Quest for Peace and Justice It is impossible to begin this lecture without again expressing… »

30.01.2019

How Today’s Crisis in the Congo Began

How Today’s Crisis in the Congo Began

By Vijay Prashad, Kambale Musavuli This article was produced by Globetrotter, a project of the Independent Media Institute.   The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is both one of the richest countries in the world, and one of the poorest. It is one of the richest countries… »

30.01.2019

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s war on Venezuela

Sanctions of Mass Destruction: America’s war on Venezuela

American economic sanctions have been the worst crime against humanity since World War Two. America’s economic sanctions have killed more innocent people than all of the nuclear, biological and chemical weapons ever used in the history of mankind. The fact that for America the issue in Venezuela is oil, not… »

27.01.2019

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

The Coup in Venezuela Must Be Resisted

Venezuela has elections. Juan Guaidò has never even been a Presidential candidate. Despite massive CIA opposition funding and interference over years as Big Oil tries to regain control of the World’s largest oil reserves, Nicolas Maduro was democratically re-elected in 2018 as President of Venezuela. The coup now under way… »

27.01.2019

Imagining a Davos for the many that was actually serious about climate change

Imagining a Davos for the many that was actually serious about climate change

Peter Bloom, The Open University for The Conversation From the moment world leaders claiming to want to fight climate change arrived in private jets, the 2019 World Economic Forum in Davos attracted controversy. With global inequality growing and the threat of environmental destruction looming ever larger, the jets… »

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