Human Rights

15.02.2014

Debate: Was Snowden Justified? Former NSA Counsel Stewart Baker vs. Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Debate: Was Snowden Justified? Former NSA Counsel Stewart Baker vs. Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg

Former National Security Agency lawyer Stewart Baker and Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg join us for a debate on Edward Snowden’s disclosure of the NSA’s massive spying apparatus in the United States and across the globe. Snowden’s leaks to The Guardian and other media outlets have generated a series of… »

13.02.2014

Africa’s cocoa farmers and Valentine’s Day!

Africa’s cocoa farmers and Valentine’s Day!

One of the most disturbing things we (International Labor Rights Forum) learned last month when I met with cocoa farmers in Cote d’Ivoire was that despite the millions of dollars being spent on interventions to address labor abuses in the cocoa industry, they remain largely unaware of their rights as… »

09.02.2014

Amy Goodman Questions Freed Pussy Riot Members on Olympics, Putin & Obama During 1st U.S. Appearance

Two freed members of the Russian group Pussy Riot made their first public appearance in the United States Tuesday after being released from prison in December. Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina served nearly all of their two-year sentences for protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside an Orthodox cathedral. »

08.02.2014

The truth about the criminal bloodbath in Iraq can’t be ‘countered’ indefinitely

John Pilger’s article for the Guardian reminds us that the disaster in Iraq continues to unfold in spite of the silence of the main TV and newspapers. …”The media cover-up has been a weapon in the crimes of western states since the first world war. But a reckoning is coming… »

06.02.2014

LGBT Activists Stage Global Protests

Protests have been held in 20 cities around the world to protest Russia’s crackdown on LGBT rights. The “All Out” protests were part of a series of actions organized around Russia’s hosting of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, which begin on Friday. In London, protest organizer Marie Campbell called on the… »

06.02.2014

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

Mexico showing the importance of including human security in the post-2015 development agenda

By Mauricio Salazar* and Marte Hellema** On February 6, 2013, as part of the debate on the Post-2015 Development Agenda process, the Eighth Session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals will take place. Issues for discussion will include, among others, conflict prevention, post-conflict… »

04.02.2014

Chaos Computer Club files charges against German government

Chaos Computer Club files charges against German government

The acknowledged Chaos Computer Club (CCC) together with the International League for Human Rights has launched persecution against Angela Merkel, and the presidents of Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Military Protection Service (MAD) and the Federal Office of Protection of the Constitution. The accusation comprises illegal cooperation among… »

03.02.2014

THe [UK] Government just passed a ‘Gagging Law’ to outlaw critics ahead of 2015 Elections

THe [UK] Government just passed a ‘Gagging Law’ to outlaw critics ahead of 2015 Elections

By Scriptonite Daily Last night, the UK government passed the Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill.  A bill gagging charities, NGO’s, bloggers, community groups and most attempts at organised opposition to the government in the year prior to a general election…and just in time for… »

28.01.2014

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

When a penis is not a penis but a weapon, or a torture instrument

Another gang rape in India, this time in a tribal area, a young woman is found in the company of a man from another village, moreover a Muslim; the village unofficial council imposes a hefty fine which the woman’s family cannot pay, so she gets gang raped by the men… »

28.01.2014

Andruchowycz: Think of us. And so we will win, although they will be mad

Andruchowycz: Think of us. And so we will win, although they will be mad

By Ilya Varlamov.- In recent days, I get many requests from you to describe the current situation in Kiev and in Ukraine in general, to assess what is taking place, and to provide any vision of the near future. Because I do not physically possible, to each of… »

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