Human Rights

10.05.2015

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

Echoes of the original Mother’s Day Proclamation at home and abroad

By Frida Berrigan, May 8, 2015 for Waging Nonviolence “From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. It says ‘Disarm, Disarm! The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.’” Julia Ward Howe wrote… »

09.05.2015

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

TED: How we’re priming some kids for college — and others for prison

In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor… »

09.05.2015

Latin America’s Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost

Latin America’s Social Policies Have Given Women a Boost

By Fabiana Frayssinet. BUENOS AIRES, May 8 2015 (IPS) – Although they do not specifically target women, social policies like family allowances and pensions have improved the lives of women in Latin America, the region that has made the biggest strides… »

09.05.2015

Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

Court Rules NSA Bulk Spying Illegal: New Vindication for Snowden, and Uncertainty for PATRIOT Act

A federal appeals court has ruled the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of millions of Americans’ phone records is illegal. The program was exposed by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden; the ACLU filed its lawsuit based largely on Snowden’s revelations. In a unanimous decision Thursday, a three judge panel… »

08.05.2015

South Africa’s sex workers nightly fear for their lives and demand government action

South Africa’s sex workers nightly fear for their lives and demand government action

Speaking through their organisation, the South African Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), the sex workers of the country have serious concerns about their issues and whether they will ever be ironed out, and as a consequence they work under pressure fearing for their lives. One of their issues… »

07.05.2015

Immigration: Europe has to change its geography and its vision

Immigration: Europe has to change its geography and its vision

Giorgio Schultze, Humanist, activist for decades in the struggle for human rights, above all those of migrant communities, lives in Sicily and is a correspondent for Pressenza. Last Friday we interviewed him for the programme En La Oreja International on Radio Pichincha Universal, Quito, Ecuador to talk about the situation… »

07.05.2015

British protests demand solution to migrant crisis

Ashoka Jegroo April 27, 2015, Waging Nonviolence Activists in England staged multiple demonstrations over the last week protesting the recent death of migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, as well as the response by European governments to the growing migrant crisis. The protests come… »

07.05.2015

Glenn Greenwald: Social Media, Privacy and Activism

Glenn Greenwald: Social Media, Privacy and Activism

Published on Apr 12, 2015 by AcTVism Munich Are applications such as Facebook/Skype/Google safe for us to use? Is the NSA keeping us safe from undemocratic states? What can the individual do to curb the abuses of the NSA?    … »

07.05.2015

USA: black Labor, against wars at home and abroad

USA: black Labor,  against wars at home and abroad

Black Labor, Baltimore Protests link the struggles against wars at home and abroad. An important part of the changing face of the antiwar and social justice  movements is labor, which has stepped forward dramatically.  At the UNAC conference this year there will be several important labor leaders including Clarence Thomas… »

04.05.2015

Real nonviolence is a weapon Baltimore police wouldn’t want to face

By Kate Aronoff for Waging Nonviolence. On Saturday night, Barack and Michelle Obama gathered with some of the country’s most well-respected journalists, comedians and celebrities in Washington, D.C., for the White House Press Correspondents Dinner, an annual event notorious for poking good-humored fun at the current administration. Praising the… »

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