Human Rights

14.09.2013

The basic instinct and the abyss

The basic instinct and the abyss

What does it mean, all these demonstrations, protests, and manifestations that are now happening around the world this past two years? By Godi Gutierrez, resident Brazil People watching on the sidelines, or on their television sets at home are asking: what do these demonstrators want?… »

11.09.2013

Declassified documents reveal the British Foreign Office’s support for Pinochet’s “Other 9/11” Coup

Declassified documents reveal the British Foreign Office’s support for Pinochet’s “Other 9/11” Coup

According to research carried out by Grace Livingstone for The Guardian, declassified documents show intense concern from the public about the violations of human rights taking place in Chile after the 1973 coup. However “British diplomats reserved their harshest criticism for human rights campaigners and… »

10.09.2013

Forty years after the coup d’état Chileans demand truth and justice

Forty years after the coup d’état Chileans demand truth and justice

On the eve of September 11th, on the 40th anniversary of the coup, thousands of Chileans demonstrate peacefully in cities across the country demanding justice, punishment for the those responsible and clarification about political prisoners executed and missing. In Santiago it was a march which attracted different social sectors, students,… »

07.09.2013

Roma-Gypsy means being Global

Roma-Gypsy means being Global

The sunset in Manhattan this evening was an exquisite show of lights and colors, mirrored in the skyscrapers’ glass. Pink and baby-blue rapidly become orange and after a few more blinks the whole sky is dark blue. The towers on Central Park South and all around Columbus Circle… »

07.09.2013

Han Dongfang discusses the fast emerging labour movement in China

Han Dongfang discusses the fast emerging labour movement in China

On 3 September 2013, China Labour Bulletin Director Han Dongfang gave a talk at the British Sociological Association’s Work, Employment and Society Conference at the University of Warwick. The talk focused on the fast emerging labour movement in China and its impact on the country’s future. It stressed that… »

27.08.2013

The International Community needs to change its tune when it comes to Sri Lanka

The International Community needs to change its tune when it comes to Sri Lanka

The international community, in particular the UN Human Rights Council, must alter its approach towards Sri Lanka from focussing on its human rights record to urging the Sri Lankan Government to deliver on its promises of reconciliation and justice. This week’s visit of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights,… »

26.08.2013

50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK’s Most Famous Speech

50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK’s Most Famous Speech

Transcript of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman with Juan Gonzalez, William P Jones and Gary Younge One week out from the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom — and just days away from a major march this Saturday commemorating the event — we spend the… »

25.08.2013

Manning Wronged AND Miranda’s Rights

Manning Wronged AND Miranda’s Rights

By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan “There is not a flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people,” wrote the late historian Howard Zinn, author of “A People’s History of the United States.” These words were included in a statement by Pfc. Bradley Manning, read by his… »

23.08.2013

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The Other 9/11: 40 years after the Pinochet Coup. Winchester, UK

The local section of Amnesty International is organising  a screening of Missing by Costa Gavras followed by a Q & A session and a small exhibition at the Winchester Discovery Centre in order to create awareness of the International day of the Disappeared and the 40th anniversary… »

21.08.2013

Fahrenheit 2013

Fahrenheit 2013

In 1966 we flocked to the cinema to watch the daring Truffaut’s science fiction film Fahrenheit 451 based on the 1953 novel by Ray Bradbury, about an oppressive future in a totalitarian regime in which firemen’s duty is to destroy all books. Although Bradbury had written the novel to warn… »

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