Human Rights

11.10.2013

Colonialism and suicide. Economic, psychological, social and spiritual Reparation

Colonialism and suicide. Economic, psychological, social and spiritual Reparation

Colonialism has been exercised by many ancient peoples such as Hittites, Incas, Greeks and Romans prior to European awareness of the existence of the Americas (aka “The Discovery of America”) but the massive imperialistic drive by European countries had no comparison in history. It began in the 15th and ended… »

11.10.2013

Reparations Related to Colonization

Reparations Related to Colonization

PRESS RELEASE    Call for the International Day for Reparations Related to Colonization On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus set foot on the so called “New World”, ushering in a cycle of occupation, violence, genocide and slavery: this was the beginning of colonization. Colonization is a global phenomenon: there… »

08.10.2013

Egyptians Clash on Streets and over Constitution

Egyptians Clash on Streets and over Constitution

By Hisham Allam for IPS News. CAIRO, Oct 7 2013 (IPS) – Bloody clashes erupted in Cairo on Sunday Oct. 6 between supporters of the military and followers of ousted elected president Mohamed Morsi as the latter protested against the July military coup that deposed their leader. But as clashes… »

05.10.2013

Central London and 6 other town centres brought to standstill in mass civil disobedience across UK

Central London and 6 other town centres brought to standstill in mass civil disobedience across UK

Press Release LINK to photos here Roadblock protests have started in 7 towns and cities all over the UK with the protestors bringing central London’s Fleet Street to a standstill in opposition to the government’s proposed changes to legal aid. The central London action outside the Royal Courts of… »

02.10.2013

UK Uncut response to Justice Secretary’s speech at Conservative Party conference: Roadblock protests will happen this weekend

UK Uncut response to Justice Secretary’s speech at Conservative Party conference: Roadblock protests will happen this weekend

PRESS RELEASE UK Uncut response to Justice Secretary’s speech at Conservative Party conference: Roadblock protests will happen this weekend Roadblock protests will go ahead this weekend, campaign group UK Uncut have confirmed, as the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, reiterated plans to slash legal aid in his speech to the Conservative… »

30.09.2013

Threats and censorship at peak in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Zacatecas

Threats and censorship at peak in Veracruz, Oaxaca, Michoacán and Zacatecas

Under the successive presidencies of Vicente Fox (2000-2006) and Felipe Calderón (2006-2012), Mexico joined the ranks of the world’s 10 most dangerous countries for journalists and, more broadly, those involved in news and information. Eighty-eight were killed and a further 17 disappeared in a… »

29.09.2013

West African Humanist Forum Conakry 2013

West African Humanist Forum Conakry 2013

During three days, from Thursday 19 September to Saturday 21 September 2013, at a Conakry’s Hotel, the 4th Chapter of the WEST AFRICAN HUMANIST FORUM took place with the theme: PEACE AND NONVIOLENCE. This historic rendezvous for humanists in Guinea happened under the chairmanship of the Minister of Human Rights… »

27.09.2013

Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down as women take to streets in Dhaka

Hundreds of Bangladesh garment factories shut down as women take to streets in Dhaka

Laura Gottesdiener, September 23, 2013, Exclusive stores in Manhattan, London and Milan are busily stocking shelves with the one-shouldered dresses and Miley Cyrus-esque crop tops that were on display earlier in September at New York City’s Fashion Week. But half a world away, in… »

25.09.2013

Corroding Our Democracy: Canada Silences Scientists, Targets Environmentalists in Tar Sands Push

Corroding Our Democracy: Canada Silences Scientists, Targets Environmentalists in Tar Sands Push

Five years ago this month, the firm TransCanada submitted a permit request to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would bring tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The project has sparked one of the nation’s most contentious environmental battles in decades. The Obama administration… »

24.09.2013

Pussy Riot Member Begins Hunger Strike over “Slavery-Like Conditions” in Penal Colony

Pussy Riot Member Begins Hunger Strike over “Slavery-Like Conditions” in Penal Colony

A member of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot has launched a hunger strike to protest harsh conditions in a Mordovian penal colony where she is serving a two-year sentence for protesting Russian leader Vladimir Putin inside a Moscow cathedral. In an open letter, Nadia Tolokonnikova describes “slavery-like conditions,” including… »

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