Human Rights

12.12.2019

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

COP25. Leona Morgan: Continuing to produce nuclear energy is a major violation of human rights

Leona Morgan is part of the Nuclear Issue Study Group. A Navajo indigenous woman from New Mexico (USA), she has participated in the COP25 to denounce how their people and lands are being nuclearized for uranium mining -that threatens to be put into motion once again-, for the… »

12.12.2019

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

What an audit of the British empire’s deadly toll in southern Africa would reveal

Wayne Dooling, SOAS, University of London for The Conversation In its 2019 election manifesto, the Labour Party pledged to conduct an “audit of the impact of Britain’s colonial legacy”, with the goal of understanding “our contribution to the dynamics of violence and insecurity across regions previously under… »

12.12.2019

Difficult Pass for Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir Conscientious Objectors In Turkey

Difficult Pass for Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir Conscientious Objectors In Turkey

By Ercan Jan Aktaş In 1989, for the first time in Turkey, Tayfun Gönül and Vedat Zencir announced their conscientious objection through a campaign conducted by Sokak Magazine. Both were charged with the offense of “alienating people from military service” governed by the Article 318/1 of the Turkish Penal Code… »

11.12.2019

Face 2 Face with Brahim Rouabah

Face 2 Face with Brahim Rouabah

On this show we speak with Brahim Rouabah (@rouabah_brahim) about the popular revolution currently underway in Algeria. For last 10 months, 22 million people have been protesting, striking, and taking to the streets in a country with a total population of 37 million. This popular movement is also refusing to… »

09.12.2019

France: In defence of a dignified retirement

France: In defence of a dignified retirement

Text and photos: Josefina Dowbor-Muśnicka One year after the peak of the Yellow Vests, the French decided to go to the streets and make themselves heard. This Thursday, December 5, France experienced the beginning of an unlimited interprofessional strike. According to the CGT union, 1.5 million people demonstrated against the… »

09.12.2019

Solidarity with Julian Assange

Solidarity with Julian Assange

Journalist Julian Assange has been held in solitary confinement in an English high security prison for weeks. He is in solitary detention, which is a form of torture in accordance with all human rights. The man who did nothing but make public the war crimes of the United States in… »

09.12.2019

New York Dances to the Beat ” El Violador Eres Tú”

New York Dances to the Beat ” El Violador Eres Tú”

By Jhon Sánchez On December 5, more than a hundred women took to the Brooklyn Bridge where they danced and sang, El Violador Eres Tú (The Rapist Is You). This is the world-renowned song by the Chilean group Las Tesis, which calls on macho society to demand women’s rights. We… »

08.12.2019

Too many of us? The demographic issue must not be a taboo

Too many of us? The demographic issue must not be a taboo

While concerns about climate change are increasing, the debate on the demographic issue has also got underway: can our planet feed 8 billion human beings? It is not easy to answer this question with a simple yes or no, depending on a great many interrelated factors and on the level… »

08.12.2019

West Point Professor Builds a Case Against the U.S. Army

West Point Professor Builds a Case Against the U.S. Army

West Point Professor Tim Bakken’s new book The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military traces a path of corruption, barbarism, violence, and unaccountability that makes its way from the United States’ military academies (West Point, Annapolis, Colorado Springs) to the top ranks of the U.S. military and… »

06.12.2019

Thousands of workers march in France

Thousands of workers march in France

By Countercurrents Collective A countrywide union strike against pension reform has brought transportation across France to a standstill. Thousands of workers marched in what has been described as the largest protest of its kind since 1995. The protest dwarfed the weekly Yellow Vests demonstrations that have been happening every Saturday… »

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