Human Rights

25.01.2019

On the edge of a collective trauma: the forgotten hotspot of Moria

On the edge of a collective trauma: the forgotten hotspot of Moria

The hotspot of Moria, on the island of Lesbos. A year has passed since I was on Lesbos – a beautiful island, but a paradise that disguises a hell. With the support of Doctors without Borders, I was there to document the living conditions of the migrants who had arrived… »

24.01.2019

Could this local experiment be the start of a national transformation?

Could this local experiment be the start of a national transformation?

By George Monbiot for The Guardian One London borough has been bringing people together to work, socialise and dream. The results are extraordinary. If there is hope, it lies here, in the most deprived borough in London. Barking and Dagenham has shocking levels of unemployment, homelessness, teenage pregnancy, domestic… »

24.01.2019

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Assange takes legal action to force Trump administration to reveal charges against him

Lawyers for Julian Assange have filed an urgent application to the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), based in Washington D.C., to direct the Trump Administration to unseal the charges it has secretly filed against Mr. Assange. Assange’s lawyers are also asking the Commission to compel Ecuador to cease its… »

23.01.2019

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

Protests on Samos: demands for rights, freedom and healthcare

In the context of the ongoing humanitarian crisis surrounding refugee populations Samos is the Aegean island that people often forget. It exists in the shadow of Lesvos, people are familiar with the name Moria and the images it evokes. Yet until very recently the Vathy Reception Centre on Samos has… »

22.01.2019

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall

Mr. President, We Don’t Need Your Stinking Wall

As of January 20, 2019, the United States government remains partially shutdown for one month due to President Donald J. Trump’s insistence of $5.7 billion from Congress to fund his racist and medieval border wall. When it comes to this ongoing debate, Trump, along with his Republican cronies,… »

21.01.2019

Face 2 Face with Jaime Manrique

Face 2 Face with Jaime Manrique

On this show we speak with Jaime Manrique about his upcoming book “Like this Afternoon Forever.” The novel is based on the true story of two Colombian priests who are lovers and who killed themselves upon discovering they had HIV. We also talk about Colombia’s peace process and NYC during… »

21.01.2019

Demonstrations and roadblocks all over Hungary

Demonstrations and roadblocks all over Hungary

Saturday afternoon, the series of demonstrations against the… »

21.01.2019

By Working to Free Julian Assange We are Fighting for Justice…

By Working to Free Julian Assange We are Fighting for Justice…

Remarks at the Ecuadorian Consulate in Queens on Friday, January 18, 2019 Thank you to the New York chapter of the Ecuadorian Confederation of Journalists for organizing this celebration of journalism and thanks to the consulate for hosting this event. It is an honor to have been invited and to… »

19.01.2019

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

Marco Cicorella of Opet Bosna: reasserting the value of solidarity

We have already published a brief article on the work of Opet Bosna for refugees and migrants held up at the border between Bosnia and Croatia.  We discuss the issue in more detail with Marco Cicorella, one of the association’s founders. You’ve just returned from a trip to… »

18.01.2019

The Mythology of Modern Israel

The Mythology of Modern Israel

by Tariq Ali1 This article is a transcription extracted from a conference at Rothko Chapel.   “… In order to create a myth to justify the existence of… »

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