Human Rights

28.03.2014

Leaving your wifi on can seriously damage your privacy (and even your data)

Do you have a Smartphone, tablet, or any other wifi enabled precious gadget? Do you leave the wifi connectivity always on or use free services from shopping centres, cafes, etc? Then you may or may not be aware that other people can tap into your device, send you unwanted adverts… »

21.03.2014

Sri Lanka – Jayakumari remains in detention

Sri Lanka – Jayakumari remains in detention

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ms. Balendran Jayakumari and her daughter Vithushaini (13) both were arrested on 13 March 2014, by officers attached to the Kilinochchi Police Station. Jayakumari has been active in the search of disappeared persons, including members of her own… »

20.03.2014

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

TEDx Conference, Vancouver: Here’s how we take back the Internet In 2013 Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified American National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens’ rights to privacy on the Internet. Why you should listen Edward Snowden was just about to turn 28 when… »

16.03.2014

Caught in the Crossfire: U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Threatens Way of Life for Native Tribe

Caught in the Crossfire: U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Threatens Way of Life for Native Tribe

President Obama has deployed thousands of new U.S. Border Patrol agents to the southern border of Arizona, a state known for its controversial crackdown on immigrants. Caught in the middle of the border militarization are about 28,000 members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Their federally recognized reservation is about the… »

11.03.2014

Mexico: Economic violence against women

Mexico: Economic violence against women

Latinamerica Press Almost half of all women over 15 years-old in Mexico have been victims of violence by their partner, according to the 2011 Dynamics of Domestic Relationships national survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). “Family violence can be manifested in different ways. The important… »

10.03.2014

Protest assemblies plant seeds for a Bosnian Spring

Protest assemblies plant seeds for a Bosnian Spring

By Mitra Nazar for Waging Nonviolence “We want to show our politicians what real democracy is,” said one young Bosnian protester in the streets of Sarajevo. “We’re building democracy from scratch, like the Greeks did,” commented another protester, who is a retiree. It’s a… »

08.03.2014

International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014

UN: Celebrated annually on 8 March, the 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is: “Equality for women is progress for all”.  Speech by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the UN commemoration of International Women’s Day 2014, UN Headquarters, New York, 7 March 2014 Your Excellency, Mr. »

05.03.2014

Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case

Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case

By Jim Lobe  for IPS WASHINGTON, Mar 5 2014 (IPS) – In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billion-dollar… »

28.02.2014

Peeping Webcam? With NSA Help, British Spy Agency Intercepted Millions of Yahoo Chat Images

Peeping Webcam? With NSA Help, British Spy Agency Intercepted Millions of Yahoo Chat Images

By Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! The latest top-secret documents leaked by Edward Snowden reveal the National Security Agency and its British counterpart, the the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) may have peered into the lives of millions of Internet users who were not suspected of wrongdoing. The surveillance program codenamed… »

25.02.2014

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

Swiss Vote for New Squeeze on Migrants

[divide] By Ray Smith for IPS ZURICH, Switzerland, Feb 23 2014 (IPS) – Swiss voters have approved an initiative by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) aimed at limiting immigration. The result not only threatens the free movement of people, but all agreements between Switzerland and the European Union. »

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