Human Rights

25.01.2014

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

Argentine Activists Win First Round Against Monsanto Plant

By Fabiana Frayssinet for IPS news CORDOBA, Argentina, Jan 25 2014 (IPS) – Residents of a town in Argentina have won the first victory in their fight against biotech giant Monsanto, but they are still at battle stations, aware that winning the war is still a long way… »

25.01.2014

Appeal of the people of Ukraine to the International Community: please act now!

Appeal of the people of Ukraine to the International Community: please act now!

This is our last plea for help. Tomorrow they might disconnect our phones and internet, announce a state of emergency and kill us while the international community remains silent, upholding European values on paper only. People are dying for them in Ukraine, and will continue to die. Citizens… »

21.01.2014

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chainstores

Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chainstores

Freedom is something to use or lose – we must fight the antisocial behaviour bill Consumerism’s petty liberties have made us inhumanly passive. We’ve forgotten what freedom is, and how easily it is lost By George Monbiot for The Guardian The question has changed a little… »

20.01.2014

Fill in the Gap!

Fill in the Gap!

Our nomination of Gap Inc. as an irresponsible company for its refusal to join the Bangladesh Safety Accord made the short list of nominees for the Public Eye Awards! Please support our campaign for corporate accountability in the apparel industry by voting for Gap. The Public Eye Awards is a… »

18.01.2014

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Osman (28) was a senior policeman who has recently been expelled from his position due to his sexual orientation. He served with the police for 6 years. Now he has filed a lawsuit to get his job back. He is looking forward to the trial day. “I am a devout… »

13.01.2014

UK: Respect the needs of people with disability. Stop the Cull

UK: Respect the needs of people with disability. Stop the Cull

Press Release from Atos National Demo By Dan Ashman for Occupy News Network Next month people from across the country will gather nationally outside every ATOS centre to peacefully protest the inhumane treatment of people receiving employment support allowance and its predecessors incapacity benefit and severe disablement allowance. Spearheaded… »

12.01.2014

West Bank Silent Strike

West Bank Silent Strike

Nablus, 2014/01/03 – To strike is a cry of desperation to re-establish ones rights. To strike is to show the society the valuable work the striking workforce performs. For 31 days the strike in all 19 UNRWA refugee camps on the West Bank has been carried out. For 31 days… »

09.01.2014

Snowden and Manning deserve clemency based on NYT criteria

Snowden and Manning deserve clemency based on NYT criteria

Last week, the New York Times editorial board thrilled government transparency advocates worldwide when they released an article calling on President Obama to grant clemency to Edward Snowden. They declare him a whistleblower loud and clear in the article’s title, and detail the NSA’s legal and ethical violations which… »

03.01.2014

US journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

US journalist sues NYPD over Occupy protest arrest

An American journalist has filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department, saying NYPD cops illegally beat and arrested him while he was covering the one-year anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Chris Faraone was reporting for the Boston Phoenix, an alternative weekly, when an NYPD police… »

25.12.2013

Towards a Change of Culture Leading to a Gender-Balanced Approach

Towards a Change of Culture Leading to a Gender-Balanced Approach

By Emma Bonino for IPS In this column, Emma Bonino, the Italian… »

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