Human Rights

06.11.2013

Hundreds of New York Immigrants Take to The Polls in Mock Election

Hundreds of New York Immigrants Take to The Polls in Mock Election

While hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers took to the polls to cast their votes for various city offices and ballot measures, in one corner of Queens a different sort of election unfolded. Organizers from the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights (NYCEVR), a group dedicated to… »

05.11.2013

What is at stake is the life and death of thousands of people

What is at stake is the life and death of thousands of people

“FortressEurope” is Gabriele Del Grande’s blog. Gabriele’s blog subheading writes: “For six years I have been travelling around the Mediterranean sea, along the European borders, in search for the stories that make History. The History that will be studied… »

03.11.2013

Where is the wrong? Arms trade on trial

Where is the wrong? Arms trade on trial

Occupy London Press Release Protesters arrested for taking action against an international arms fair in London have vowed to defend their right to challenge the arms trade. A solidarity demonstration will take place in their support when they appear in court on Monday 4 November. (Photo opportunity: 9.15am. Mon 4… »

02.11.2013

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

October 8, 2011. Article forwarded by the Réseau International Humaniste, member of the GCPEA, (New York) – One year ago tomorrow, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This somber anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict… »

01.11.2013

Saudi women day of protest against driving ban

Saudi women day of protest against driving ban

About 60 women across Saudi Arabia drove cars on Oct 26 in defiance of a driving ban in an attempt to change their status. The campaign’s message is that driving should be a woman’s choice. The struggle is rooted in the kingdom’s hard-line interpretation of Islamic Law. Although there is… »

28.10.2013

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Protests in UK about invitation to Alvaro Uribe to talk about the Colombian peace process

Canning House and the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) have invited former president of Colombia, Álvaro Uribe, to speak on 31 October about “What Price is Peace in Colombia?” A number of Human Rights and Latin American organisations are staging protests and circulating a petition to prevent this event… »

22.10.2013

Radio station manager shot dead amid mounting violence against journalists

Radio station manager shot dead amid mounting violence against journalists

Reporters Without Borders condemns Rádio Meridional manager Cláudio Moleiro de Souza’s death in a shooting by an intruder inside the radio station in Jaru, in the northwestern state Rondônia, on 12 October. A colleague, Alberto Dutra Duran, was wounded in the attack. “We urge the authorities to act quickly in… »

22.10.2013

Renewed concern about abductions and disappearances

Reporters Without Borders is worried about three employees of Abu Dhabi-based Sky News Arabia – Mauritanian reporter Ishak Mokhtar, Lebanese cameraman Samir Kassab and a Syrian driver – who went missing two days ago near Aleppo in still unclear circumstances. Mokhtar and Kassab went to Syria to do… »

21.10.2013

African Human Rights Day

African Human Rights Day

The African Human Rights Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate and advocate the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone across the African continent. EL FASHER (DARFUR), Sudan, October 21, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The success of this quest is the collective responsibility of all: African men… »

21.10.2013

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Who should be on trial? Protesters against the London Arms Fair due in Court

Protesters who attempted to disrupt the DSEI arms fair in London in September are due to appear in court on 4th November 2013. Mel Strickland, one of the activists, has been interviewed on Occupy Radio. The War Machine – Occupy Radio LDN Mel writes: “A group… »

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