Human Rights

21.04.2021

‘Let This Be a Turning Point’: Chauvin Conviction Sparks Calls for ‘True Justice’

‘Let This Be a Turning Point’: Chauvin Conviction Sparks Calls for ‘True Justice’

“This verdict is not a substitute for policy change.” This is accountability, but not justice—that was a widely shared sentiment after a jury in Minnesota on Tuesday found Derek Chauvin, a white former police officer, guilty of murdering George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in Minneapolis last year. Chauvin was charged with second-degree… »

20.04.2021

Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’

Rights experts condemn UK racism report attempting to ‘normalize white supremacy’

UN independent human rights experts on Monday denounced a government-backed report into racism in the United Kingdom, saying that it further distorted and falsified historical facts, and could even fuel racism and racial discrimination. “In 2021, it is stunning to read a report on race and ethnicity that repackages racist… »

19.04.2021

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

People’s Leader: A Dalit Woman Becomes The Voice of Farmers In India

By Sania Farooqui On 12 January this year, somewhere in the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, 24 year old Dalit activist Nodeep Kaur was arrested by the Haryana police for protesting outside a factory. During the lockdown in 2020, Nodeep joined a local… »

16.04.2021

Key to success in Denmark: Investments in public transport, education and social aid for everyone

Key to success in Denmark: Investments in public transport, education and social aid for everyone

By Johanna Pauls The Danish Social Democratic government has been able to pay their citizens a corona aid of 1570$ each and priorized homless people during the vaccination process. Prime Minister Frederiksen and her party enjoy great popularity among the Danes. What is their key to success? The… »

16.04.2021

Daunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets

Daunte Wright’s Killing Makes the Case for Shrinking Police Budgets

How many Black people have to be killed by police before politicians realize that expensive reforms don’t work? By Sonali Kolhatkar Three weeks into the Minneapolis trial of Derek Chauvin for the killing of George Floyd, a white police officer in the neighboring suburb of Brooklyn Center killed a young… »

15.04.2021

Spain condemns the rise of violence and criminalization against migrants in Canarias.

Spain condemns the rise of violence and criminalization against migrants in Canarias.

Intervención policial en el campamento levantado en los alrededores CETI de las Raíces en Tenerife   The large-scale arrival of migrants to the Canary Islands (Spain), from the African continent, has generated a situation of overcrowding in the centers set up by the Government (CETI), which has caused tented camps… »

14.04.2021

Initiative Against Authoritarianism in Greece

Initiative Against Authoritarianism in Greece

We are migrants from Greece. We are those who were forced to leave our country or cannot return, because of the financial crisis brought upon us by the memoranda agreements. The political developments in Greece and the intensifying state and police authoritarianism, brutality and oppression fill us with rage. The… »

13.04.2021

Alabama Amazon Warehouse Organizers Lose Union Vote But Plan Legal Challenge

Alabama Amazon Warehouse Organizers Lose Union Vote But Plan Legal Challenge

In labour news, the months-long campaign to create the first-ever union at a U.S. Amazon warehouse ended with the majority of workers voting “no.” Seven hundred thirty-eight workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse voted to unionize, while more than twice that number voted against. But the battle isn’t over. The… »

13.04.2021

In Latin America, mental health can only be achieved through collective memory

In Latin America, mental health can only be achieved through collective memory

Conflicts throughout history have an impact on mental health Written by Joel Herrera The debate on mental health is very important in the Latin American region because of the entire history of socio-political conflicts, criminalized and persecuted social movements, militarization, civil wars and other events. Most… »

12.04.2021

Disability Discrimination at the World Bank: Is it Immunity or Impunity?

Disability Discrimination at the World Bank: Is it Immunity or Impunity?

By  Thalif Deen *  The 15,900-strong World Bank, which has funded over 12,000 development projects worldwide since 1947, is an international institution with a superlative reputation for its sustained efforts to end poverty in the developing world—with loans, interest-free credit and outright grants. But it has come under heavy fire… »

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