Human Rights

21.11.2013

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

We need local movements, not more expensive NGOs — just look at India’s Gulabi Gang

By Andres Jimenez for Waging Nonviolence Sampat Pal is an unlikely hero. She is a single mother of five, born to a poor and conservative family of Indian farmers and was able to undergo only basic formal education during her youth. Yet she is the founder of one of… »

18.11.2013

Holland: Umbrella March against the detention of refugees at the border

Holland: Umbrella March against the detention of refugees at the border

This report has been sent to us by the Dutch Council for Refugees: https://www.vluchtelingenwerk.nl/english Behind the dark glass there are refugees who are trying to get our attention by waving and jumping around. Suddenly we see a white sheet of paper with “Thank you for your support.”… »

15.11.2013

UK councils may outlaw peaceful demonstrations

UK councils may outlaw peaceful demonstrations

Campaign groups warn that peaceful protests could be outlawed across Britain because of a legislation, which grants councils new powers to criminalize behavior deemed capable of causing a “nuisance or annoyance.” Campaigners argue that the Anti-Social Behavior, Crime and Policing Bill could also be used to forbid youngsters from skateboarding,… »

10.11.2013

“Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists

“Alternative Nobel Prize” Laureates demand immediate release of Greenpeace activists

Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and members of the World Future Council from more than 30 countries hail Greenpeace protests against Gazprom’s Arctic oil drilling as a “service to humanity” Hamburg/Stockholm – 10 November 2013: Today more than 75 laureates of the Right Livelihood Award – often called the… »

10.11.2013

More Than 50 Arrested at Wal-Mart Protest in Los Angeles

More Than 50 Arrested at Wal-Mart Protest in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, more than 50 people were arrested outside a new Wal-Mart store on November 7 night in what organizers hailed as the largest single act of civil disobedience ever against the retailer. The workers are protesting what they call “poverty wages” and calling for minimum pay of $25,000… »

06.11.2013

US Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Torture of Detainees

US Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Torture of Detainees

According to Research carried out by the Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism in National Security Detention Centers and published on the Institute on Medicine as a Profession website “Medical, Military, and Ethics Experts Say Health Professionals Designed and Participated in Cruel, Inhumane, and Degrading Treatment and Torture… »

06.11.2013

Hundreds of New York Immigrants Take to The Polls in Mock Election

Hundreds of New York Immigrants Take to The Polls in Mock Election

While hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers took to the polls to cast their votes for various city offices and ballot measures, in one corner of Queens a different sort of election unfolded. Organizers from the New York Coalition to Expand Voting Rights (NYCEVR), a group dedicated to… »

05.11.2013

What is at stake is the life and death of thousands of people

What is at stake is the life and death of thousands of people

“FortressEurope” is Gabriele Del Grande’s blog. Gabriele’s blog subheading writes: “For six years I have been travelling around the Mediterranean sea, along the European borders, in search for the stories that make History. The History that will be studied… »

03.11.2013

Where is the wrong? Arms trade on trial

Where is the wrong? Arms trade on trial

Occupy London Press Release Protesters arrested for taking action against an international arms fair in London have vowed to defend their right to challenge the arms trade. A solidarity demonstration will take place in their support when they appear in court on Monday 4 November. (Photo opportunity: 9.15am. Mon 4… »

02.11.2013

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

A Year on from Malala’s Attack: Keeping Education out of the Battle

October 8, 2011. Article forwarded by the Réseau International Humaniste, member of the GCPEA, (New York) – One year ago tomorrow, school girl Malala Yousefzai was attacked by the Pakistani Taliban. This somber anniversary is a reminder of the perils that students, teachers, and professors face in areas of conflict… »

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