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05.03.2013

UK: Cardinal’s homosexual confession “undermines the campaign against same-sex marriage”

UK: Cardinal’s homosexual confession “undermines the campaign against same-sex marriage”

With the recent “coming-out” of the UK’s most senior Catholic, Cardinal O’Brien, Peter Tatchell urges him to apologise and repent.  Cardinal O’Brien should apologise to gay community Keith O’Brien urged: Repent your homophobia Estimated 40% of Catholic priests are gay, including top clerics “Cardinal O’Brien’s confession falls… »

01.03.2013

Spain: 6 million empty properties, 400,000 families on the streets

Spain: 6 million empty properties, 400,000 families on the streets

The spokesperson for the Mortgage Holders Platform, Chema Ruiz, criticised the Spanish economic model that, in his opinion, defends the banks and leaves people with an enormous debt, and losing their homes when it becomes impossible to repay. This situation has resulted in six million empty residences in Spain while… »

01.03.2013

Russia: Free Pussy Riot Members. One Year Behind Bars

Russia: Free Pussy Riot Members. One Year Behind Bars

Russian authorities should immediately and unconditionally free the two members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot who remain behind bars, Human Rights Watch said today. The two women, Nadia Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, have been in detention since their arrest nearly one year ago, on March 2, 2012. »

27.02.2013

Bradley to take stand tomorrow to justify WikiLeaks releases

Bradley to take stand tomorrow to justify WikiLeaks releases

Ft. Meade, MD–This Thursday, Feb. 28, from 9:30am in the courtroom at Ft. Meade, MD, Army Private First Class Bradley Manning is expected to publicly explain his reasons for releasing classified information through WikiLeaks. This will be only the second time that Manning has testified in open court since his… »

22.02.2013

“5 Broken Cameras” Director Emat Burnat, Michael Moore Discuss LAX Incident

“5 Broken Cameras” Director Emat Burnat, Michael Moore Discuss LAX Incident

An Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker has spoken out one day after being detained and questioned at Los Angeles International Airport along with his family. Emad Burnat arrived in Los Angeles to attend this Sunday’s Academy Awards, where he is nominated in the Best Documentary category for “5 Broken Cameras.” The film… »

21.02.2013

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis

The Netherlands: Halt Plan to Deport Somalis The Dutch government should not deport Somalis to any part of south-central Somalia, including Mogadishu, until security improves substantially, and the UN refugee agency has issued new guidelines, Human Rights Watch said today. In mid-February 2013, Dutch authorities said they planned… »

21.02.2013

Turkey: “Government doesn’t need to search for lesbians in other cultures”

Turkey: “Government doesn’t need to search for lesbians in other cultures”

“The government doesn’t need to go all the way to far away countries in order to find lesbians and lesbian parents. He is welcome to visit us here at the Kaos GL Association, which is barely 1 kilometre away from the Parliament where he works.” Kaos GL reacted strongly to… »

21.02.2013

Ukraine: EU Should Raise LGBT Rights at Summit

Ukraine: EU Should Raise LGBT Rights at Summit

The European Union should urge the Ukrainian government at the upcoming EU-Ukraine summit to end abuses against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Ukraine, Human Rights Watch and 23 other groups said today in a letter to EU officials. The letter, signed by 22 Ukrainian nongovernmental… »

17.02.2013

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Please stop, stop now, Mister Piñera the destruction of Mapuche people

Open letter sent to the President of Chile: “New York, 14th.February  2013 Mr. Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile: We are individuals of different nationalities, cultures, and races. We are religious and nonreligious people,… »

15.02.2013

UN human rights experts urge Iran to release detained opposition activists

UN human rights experts urge Iran to release detained opposition activists

11 February 2013 – United Nations human rights experts today called on Iran to immediately release two leading opposition figures and their family members who remain under house arrest, as well as hundreds of other prisoners of conscience, ahead of the country’s June 2013 presidential elections. “I urge the Iranian… »

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