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08.08.2014

China released human rights lawyer

China released human rights lawyer

Gao Zhisheng, a Chinese human rights lawyer, was released today and is now with his brother, Gao Zhiyi, according to unconfirmed reports.  By MISNA Missionary International Service News Agency In July, authorities in Shaya Prison where Gao was detained Gao informed his brother that Gao would be released… »

02.08.2014

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

To the Humanist people – Palestine and Israel, the day after Gaza

By Aaron Elberg, from Jerusalem At some point, the fire will cease. Maybe in a couple of days, maybe a couple of weeks, but at some point the uproar of the cannons and the missiles will quiet. Until that time comes, many deaths will sum up to the scene on… »

29.07.2014

Tracing Dead Migrants in Europe

Tracing Dead Migrants in Europe

By Kristy Siegfried , Johannesburg, (IRIN)* – As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb – to about 75,000 at last count – so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy… »

24.07.2014

Open Letter to the President of the Philippines

Open Letter to the President of the Philippines

Mr. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III Dear Mr. President, As the gentle breeze of the bamboo nose flute reaches you, we raise our plight to your attention as we anticipate your report during your 5th annual State of the Nation Address on Monday, July 28, 2014. We commend you for embarking… »

16.07.2014

With Annual $36 Billion, Human Trafficking Ranks as World’s Third Most Profitable Crime

With Annual $36 Billion, Human Trafficking Ranks as World’s Third Most Profitable Crime

“Not only is human trafficking one of the most grotesque violations of human rights, it is a lucrative crime for perpetrators… With annual profits as high as $36 billion per year, it ranks as the world’s third most profitable crime after illicit drug and arms trafficking’” according to… »

15.07.2014

APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet

APC welcomes Human Rights Council resolution on human rights and the internet

The Association for Progressive Communications (APC) welcomes the UN Human Rights Council’s (HRC) resolution on the promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet. Adopted by consensus by 82 member states, the resolution affirms that the same rights people enjoy offline… »

13.07.2014

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

Detroit Residents Stage Civil Disobedience over Water Shutoffs; Activist Charity Hicks Dies

In Detroit, Michigan, at least eight people were arrested Thursday in an act of civil disobedience to stop the city’s shutoff of water to thousands of households. The group of clergy members and other residents blocked the entrance of a private corporation hired by Detroit to cut off the taps… »

13.07.2014

Congratulations on 15th anniversary of Roma Virtual Network

Congratulations on 15th anniversary of Roma Virtual Network

Established in 1999, Roma Virtual Network will celebrate 15 years of highly-qualified services in the fields of communication, information and education on 19th July, 2014. Els de Groen, author, poet; former MEP and initiator World Artists Initiative “Khetanes” This is an excellent moment for personal reflection. In 20 years, I… »

12.07.2014

Algerian Food Bank – #DirElkhir

Algerian Food Bank – #DirElkhir

By Elhachemi Sabi, an algerian blogger In the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims, do a great deal of worship and charitable activities. In Algeria, a group of enthusiastic young people launched an initiative called ‘Algerian Food Bank’ to help poorer families and to contribute to the eradication of hunger in… »

08.07.2014

Exclusive: Democracy Now! Goes Inside Embassy Refuge, Talks with Julian Assange About WikiLeaks, Snowden

Exclusive: Democracy Now! Goes Inside Embassy Refuge, Talks with Julian Assange About WikiLeaks, Snowden

In a Democracy Now! special, we go inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London to interview Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. He has been holed up there for more than two years, having received political asylum. He faces investigations in both Sweden and the United States. In the U.S., a secret… »

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