Human Rights

21.12.2013

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution… »

18.12.2013

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

An Open Letter to the People of Brazil

By Edward Snowden Source: Folha De S. Paulo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Translation/source, ZNet Six months ago, I stepped out from the shadows of the United States Government’s National Security Agency to stand in front of a journalist’s camera. I shared with the world evidence proving… »

14.12.2013

Protect human – not corporate – rights

Protect human – not corporate – rights

Melanie Strickland argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is putting the interests of capital above people. New Internationalist Blog Today, 10 December, has been recognized as Human Rights day since 1950. The day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. The UDHR reportedly… »

13.12.2013

Mandela: The Man and the Movement

Mandela: The Man and the Movement

Nelson Mandela’s passing last week at the age of 95 has been met with a global outpouring of remembrance and reflection. A giant of modern human history has died. Mandela is rightly remembered for his remarkable ability to reconcile with his oppressors, and the political prescription his forgiveness entailed for… »

13.12.2013

Madurai – International Human Rights Day

Madurai – International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day 2013 was jointly celebrated by diverse groups in Madurai, the administrative headquarters of the district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the Sunday previous to its actual December 10 official date. Activities took place at the Gandhian Museum and were organised… »

05.12.2013

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

By Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence After 13 years of unjust imprisonment, Mexican political prisoner Alberto Patishtan Gomez walked free on October 31. Over the course of his incarceration, the 42-year-old indigenous Tzotzil professor became one of Mexico’s leading voices protesting the unjust… »

04.12.2013

Noam Chomsky on Education & How “Manufacturing Consent” Brought Attention to East Timor Massacres

Noam Chomsky on Education & How “Manufacturing Consent” Brought Attention to East Timor Massacres

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! At the premier of the new animated film, “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?” in New York City, Noam Chomsky joined filmmaker Michel Gondry in conversation. We play excerpts of Chomsky’s remarks on his educational background and his reflects on “Manufacturing Consent,” another… »

02.12.2013

First fact-finding mission to Brazil by UN expert group on people of African descent

First fact-finding mission to Brazil by UN expert group on people of African descent

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Working Group* of Experts on People of African Descent will undertake its first visit Brazil from 3 to 13 December 2013 to examine a wide range of issues concerning the human rights of people of African descent… »

29.11.2013

Balkans in Naples: the Human Rights Film Festival

Balkans in Naples: the Human Rights Film Festival

  The Human Rights Film Festival in Naples will take place next December from 5th to 13th, for the total duration of ten entire days, as a prestigious international event, now in its sixth edition, devoted to fiction and documentary films on issues about human rights and a culture of… »

27.11.2013

International Day(s) for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Orange the World!)

International Day(s) for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Orange the World!)

“I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime. I applaud leaders who are helping to enact and enforce laws and change mindsets. And I pay tribute to all those heroes around the world who… »

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