Human Rights

20.06.2018

Protests are mounting over the Trump administration’s practice of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents

Protests are mounting over the Trump administration’s practice of forcibly separating immigrant children from their parents

Hundreds of protesters gathered in cities across the country Tuesday—including in San Francisco; New York City; Philadelphia; El Paso, Texas; Washington, D.C.; and Portland, Oregon—to denounce the practice of separating immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, in violation of international human rights law.. Mental health professionals are… »

20.06.2018

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Trump’s war on children is an act of state terrorism

Henry Giroux, McMaster University for The Conversation State terrorism comes in many forms, but one of its most cruel and revolting expressions is when it is aimed at children. Separating children from their parents is indeed a form of terrorism and it points not only to a society… »

20.06.2018

Refugee today – citizen tomorrow? A message for International Refugees Day

Refugee today – citizen tomorrow? A message for International Refugees Day

By A GROUP OF INTERCULTURAL CITY MAYORS. 20 June 2018 for openDemocracy “It is time to listen to the voice of cities.” There is a voice which is rarely heard in the deeply divisive debate about refugee policies – the voice of cities. Listening to cities… »

20.06.2018

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

Why Are the Poor Patriotic?

By David Swanson We should be very grateful to Francesco Duina for his new book, Broke and Patriotic: Why Poor Americans Love Their Country. He begins with the following dilemma. The poor in the United States are in many ways worse off than in other wealthy countries, but they are more… »

20.06.2018

Trump Is Destroying Lives of Immigrants, the Way Hitler Destroyed Lives of Jews.

Trump Is Destroying Lives of Immigrants, the Way Hitler Destroyed Lives of Jews.

By Partha Banerjee Against any common decency, ethics, and morality, let alone due process and legal procedures, Trump and his administration is destroying lives of poor immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico borders, by separating children from their parents. This is unheard of in the modern history of America. »

19.06.2018

“The flights of death Argentina”, present in Madrid

“The flights of death Argentina”, present in Madrid

At the event, the books `Final Destination’ by Giancarlo Ceraudo and `Skyvan’ by Miriam Lewin were presented. “The madwomen told him to be patient and not to give up,” said Taty Almeida in her final speech. Photos: Ariel Brocchieri On Friday, June 15, took place the… »

19.06.2018

Israeli activists bring images of Gaza dead to the heart of Tel Aviv

Israeli activists bring images of Gaza dead to the heart of Tel Aviv

In the middle of the night, left-wing activists hung 115 kites along Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv’s central street — one for each Palestinian protester killed by Israeli forces during the Great Return March protests. Israeli activists hung 115 black kites along Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard overnight on Sunday, in remembrance… »

19.06.2018

PMPI Statement on the Unabated Killings under Duterte Government

PMPI Statement on the Unabated Killings under Duterte Government

News on the death of another priest Fr Richmond V. Nilo, the Parish Priest of St. Vincent Ferrer Parish in Zaragoza, Nueva Ecija enraged us. He was reportedly shot by two unidentified gunmen through the church’s window while preparing for the Sunday mass.  Fr. Nilo is the third… »

16.06.2018

We are history in the making

We are history in the making

The video below shows the last leg of a long process, which this week culminated in the half-sanction of the decriminalisation of abortion in Argentina. The process was led and sustained tirelessly by thousands of women across the country. The half sanction was from the Chamber of Deputies. There is… »

16.06.2018

Argentina votes to legalise abortion in latest victory for global feminism

Argentina votes to legalise abortion in latest victory for global feminism

Ana Cecilia Dinerstein, University of Bath and Lucía Cirmi Obón, National University of Quilmes for The Conversation “Nothing will stop us now!” These were the words of the excited and emotional activists when Argentina’s parliament voted narrowly (129 votes to 125) to decriminalise abortion. The National… »

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