Human Rights

07.06.2014

March for Freedom – Police brutality faced by the refugees on their way to Brussels

March for Freedom – Police brutality faced by the refugees on their way to Brussels

Amir, a member of the March for Freedom of the refugees to Brussels, explains what the March is all about and what happened at the 5th of june in Luxemburg. Transcript of a video posted by Luxemburg Wort. What is the March for Freedom about? The March for… »

29.05.2014

How activists plan to win on net neutrality

How activists plan to win on net neutrality

By Jay Cassano, May 29, 2014 for Waging Nonviolence On May 15, the Federal Communications Commission approved with a 3-2 vote to go ahead with its proposed net neutrality rules. These rules, although claiming to protect the open Internet, would actually enable websites… »

27.05.2014

The Migrants’ Files: Database of Death around the European Borders

The Migrants’ Files: Database of Death around the European Borders

They know their lives are at risk, yet each year thousands of people from Africa, the Middle East and beyond — war refugees, asylum seekers and economic migrants — leave their homes and try to reach the promised land of Europe. On the third of October 2013, more than 360… »

27.05.2014

Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

Adonis, a voice carried by the Syrian winds….

This translator and writer, known as Adonis,  is “one of the greatest living Arab poets”, and was born on January 1, 1930 at Qassabine in Syria. His family was a humble one; however, when he was only seventeen, he published a poem signed with the pseudonym Adonis (after the Phonecian… »

26.05.2014

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

William Worthy & Vincent Harding: Thank You and Goodbye

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The world lost two remarkable men in May, two African Americans who helped shape modern history, yet whose names and achievements remain too little known. William Worthy, a journalist, died at the age of 92. Civil-rights activist Vincent Harding was 82. Each was… »

23.05.2014

China’s workers defiant and determined

China’s workers defiant and determined

The two-week strike by 40,000 workers at the vast Yue Yuen shoe factory in Dongguan last month was one of the largest strikes in living memory [in China]. It was important not simply because of its sheer scale but also because it highlighted what is likely to become one of… »

21.05.2014

Behind Glamour, Cannes Film Festival Puts Spotlight on Human Rights

Behind Glamour, Cannes Film Festival Puts Spotlight on Human Rights

Forget about ‘Grace of Monaco’. Some of the most noteworthy films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival deal with human rights and the fight for press freedom, and they come from directors who have had to overcome financing, censorship or infrastructure difficulties to tell stories that they believe… »

16.05.2014

Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Journalist Moved to Solitary Confinement

Hunger-Striking Al Jazeera Journalist Moved to Solitary Confinement

An Al Jazeera journalist on hunger strike against his imprisonment in Egypt has reportedly been moved to solitary confinement in a maximum security prison. Abdullah Elshamy has been held without charge for close to nine months and on hunger strike since January 23. In a video taken before his… »

15.05.2014

Protecting water and land from grabbers. For a new water ethic

Protecting water and land from grabbers. For a new water ethic

We gladly publish the speech of Maude Barlow, president of the Council of Canadians and Food & Water Watch in the session “Discovering resources. The effects of grabbing and Europe’s role” in the International Conference” A fair future or just a future? Environment, consumption and development: instructions for use.” The… »

13.05.2014

“The Stuff I Saw Really Began to Disturb Me”: How the U.S. Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak NSA Docs

“The Stuff I Saw Really Began to Disturb Me”: How the U.S. Drone War Pushed Snowden to Leak NSA Docs

In his new book, “No Place to Hide,” journalist Glenn Greenwald provides new details on Edward Snowden’s personal story and his motivation to expose the U.S. surveillance state. “The stuff I saw really began to disturb me. I could watch drones in real time as they surveilled the people they… »

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