Human Rights

20.09.2017

Chuck and Nancy’s art of the deal

Chuck and Nancy’s art of the deal

Danny Katch, author of Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People, uncovers the secret of the shell game that Democrats have played in the name of defending DACA. CHUCK SCHUMER and Nancy Pelosi are the Democratic Party’s leaders in Congress. They are also world’s best negotiators, absolutely, so… »

20.09.2017

Urgent: Forced takeover of Catalan government institutions by Spanish police

Urgent: Forced takeover of Catalan government institutions by Spanish police

The people of Spain’s Catalan region are in the streets as the Spanish government suspends autonomy and seizes ballots ahead of upcoming referendum by Thomas S. Harrington for Common Dreams I just got of the phone with Josep Maria Sole Sabaté, my friend and a leading Catalan historian and… »

17.09.2017

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

How many native communities are in danger in Argentina?

By SEBASTIÁN ORTEGA 11 September 2017 for openDemocracy The Indigenous Territorial Emergency Law, which restrains legal evictions and prevents native communities from losing their ancestral lands expires in November. There are about 1500 communities in danger. This article is being been published as part of the partnership between Cosecha… »

12.09.2017

“Our proposals aim to shake Europe,” interview with Daniel Cruz

“Our proposals aim to shake Europe,” interview with Daniel Cruz

We talked to Daniel Cruz from DIEM25-Barcelona about refugees, the refugee camps in Greece and the projects he is currently working on: DIEM25 as a local organiser in Barcelona and Pressenza as a journalist. Refugees In DIEM25 we deal with the issue of refugees from a political point of view. … »

12.09.2017

The British Empire’s homophobic legacy could finally be overturned in India

The British Empire’s homophobic legacy could finally be overturned in India

Ibtisam Ahmed, University of Nottingham for The Conversation In a landmark ruling, India’s Supreme Court has confirmed an individual’s right to privacy – including sexual orientation – under the country’s constitution. The ruling on August 24 offers new hope for the LGBTQ+ community in India, still living… »

12.09.2017

We can’t let DREAMers be driven underground

We can’t let DREAMers be driven underground

By Danny Katch There is a strong potential to build a movement to defend immigrant youth from the Trump administration–and further the struggle to win justice for all immigrants. THOUSANDS OF young immigrants won the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program five years ago by courageously taking to… »

11.09.2017

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

DiEM25: the courage to imagine and to the transform the EU

On Saturday, 9th of September, the week before the official speech by Jean-Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission, on the State of the European Union, DiEM25[1] was in BOZAR theatre, Brussels, to show another vision of the European Union. The event brought together politicians and academics,… »

11.09.2017

Australia Holds Biggest Demonstration for LGBT Rights in Its History

Australia Holds Biggest Demonstration for LGBT Rights in Its History

Australia held the largest demonstration for LGBT rights in the country’s history on Sunday. More than 20,000 people poured into the streets of Sydney to demand equal rights regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. This is Australian activist Joy Kyriacou. Joy Kyriacou: “I think it’s amazing. They said before, this is… »

08.09.2017

Federal Court Deals Blow to Trump Travel Ban

Federal Court Deals Blow to Trump Travel Ban

In the U.S., a federal court struck another blow Thursday to President Trump’s ban on refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim nations. The unanimous ruling by three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an attempt by the Trump administration to deny visas to grandparents, aunts, uncles and… »

08.09.2017

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

Open letter from Archibishop Desmond Tutu to Aung San Suu Kyi

My dear Aung San Suu Kyi I am now elderly, decrepit and formally retired, but breaking my vow to remain silent on public affairs out of profound sadness about the plight of the Muslim minority in your country, the Rohingya. In my heart you are a dearly beloved younger sister. »

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