Human Rights

[Mayor of London] Boris Johnson’s decision to close Parliament Square to Occupy Democracy to be challenged in High Court tomorrow

By Occupy Democracy All previous 17 cases relating to Occupy Democracy protests acquitted or dismissed Policing operation costs exceeded £2 million Case is a litmus test of our democratic freedoms Mayor of London argues the rights of grass should take…

This Thanksgiving, no place for refugees at the American table

By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan In the wake of the horrific attacks in Paris on Nov. 13, there has been a crushing backlash against refugees from the wars in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. A cartoon has been circulating on…

Charter for a world without violence: violencia is foreseeable

Having finished the XV World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Barcelona, and given the level of violence and tension that the whole of humanity is experiencing these days, The charter for a world without violence presented by the Nobel…

Coalition to boycott 2016 Kimberley Process over UAE’s chairmanship

Civil Society Coalition to Boycott 2016 Kimberley Process over UAE’s Chairmanship Nov 18, 2015 By Rapaport News RAPAPORT… The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) will boycott next year’s Kimberley Process (KP) in response to the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE)…

Nobel peace laureates consider the role of women in democracy

With the title “Women advancing democracy” five Nobel Peace laureates took part in a panel at the World Summit of Nobel Laureates in Barcelona: Dr. Shirin Ebadi, Tawakkol Karman, Prof. Jody Williams, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Betty Williams together with a…

‘Paris, Beirut Terror Attacks Must Not Be Pretext for Slamming Shut Doors to Refugees’

The United Nations General Assembly met today on tackling the global refugee crisis in the shadow of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, with top officials pleading that the door for genuine refuge not be slammed shut in…

Paris, the Refugees and Europe

The focus on terrorism is obscuring the issues of refugees, and it is important to consider its impact on Europe, after the shock of Paris. Of course, the impact of terrorism in the daily life of ordinary citizens is going…

Walmart, where’s the money?

URGE WALMART TO PAY UP TO FACTORY FIRE VICTIMS TAKE ACTION ON BLACK FRIDAY Dear friends, The families of the 112 garment workers killed in the horrific Tazreen Fashions factory fire in Bangladesh are still waiting for Walmart to pay…

Campaign through social networks calling for peace and nonviolence

Today a message is beginning to circulate through the social networks calling for people to give responses based on peace and nonviolence following last night’s attacks in Paris and in front of the measures which the governments of France and…

Jammu & Kashmir: Indian army hand over de-mined land

Shilpa Thakur reports photographically on the delight of farmers in the villages of Brahman, Pallanwala and Channi Dewanun village following the opening up of their land after it was de-mined by the army.  

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