Human Rights

03.04.2014

In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

In Bolivia, being a journalist and organizer go together

Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence Susana Pacara, one of the founders of Radio Lachiwana in Cochabamba, Bolivia, believes that communication work is a key part of the defense of territory. She doesn’t mean this in an abstract way. Over the years, Pacara has… »

31.03.2014

Sri Lanka: Patriotism without justice is pure bluff

Sri Lanka: Patriotism without justice is pure bluff

Human beings, however poor or however oppressed, seek justice in the same way. Even a tuberculosis patient looks for fresh air. All wisdom traditions have associated justice as having the same character as fresh air. To deny justice is to deny a fundamental condition of being human. If a… »

29.03.2014

U.N. Committee Criticizes U.S. Record on Human Rights

U.N. Committee Criticizes U.S. Record on Human Rights

News from Democracy Now! The U.N. Human Rights Committee has issued a wide-ranging report criticizing the human rights record of the United States. The report assessed U.S. compliance with a key human rights treaty and found it lacking in more than two dozen areas. Issues of concern included the… »

28.03.2014

UN Human Rights Experts Denounce Land-grabbing, Forced Evictions in Viet Nam

UN Human Rights Experts Denounce Land-grabbing, Forced Evictions in Viet Nam

A group of United Nations independent human rights experts on 26 March 2014 called on the Vietnamese Government to “intervene urgently” in a case of forced eviction of the last remaining residents of Con Dau, a small village located on the outskirts of Da Nang city in the centre of… »

28.03.2014

Leaving your wifi on can seriously damage your privacy (and even your data)

Do you have a Smartphone, tablet, or any other wifi enabled precious gadget? Do you leave the wifi connectivity always on or use free services from shopping centres, cafes, etc? Then you may or may not be aware that other people can tap into your device, send you unwanted adverts… »

21.03.2014

Sri Lanka – Jayakumari remains in detention

Sri Lanka – Jayakumari remains in detention

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ms. Balendran Jayakumari and her daughter Vithushaini (13) both were arrested on 13 March 2014, by officers attached to the Kilinochchi Police Station. Jayakumari has been active in the search of disappeared persons, including members of her own… »

20.03.2014

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

Edward Snowden, TED speaker

TEDx Conference, Vancouver: Here’s how we take back the Internet In 2013 Edward Snowden leaked thousands of classified American National Security Agency documents, sparking a global conversation about citizens’ rights to privacy on the Internet. Why you should listen Edward Snowden was just about to turn 28 when… »

16.03.2014

Caught in the Crossfire: U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Threatens Way of Life for Native Tribe

Caught in the Crossfire: U.S.-Mexico Border Militarization Threatens Way of Life for Native Tribe

President Obama has deployed thousands of new U.S. Border Patrol agents to the southern border of Arizona, a state known for its controversial crackdown on immigrants. Caught in the middle of the border militarization are about 28,000 members of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Their federally recognized reservation is about the… »

11.03.2014

Mexico: Economic violence against women

Mexico: Economic violence against women

Latinamerica Press Almost half of all women over 15 years-old in Mexico have been victims of violence by their partner, according to the 2011 Dynamics of Domestic Relationships national survey of the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). “Family violence can be manifested in different ways. The important… »

10.03.2014

Protest assemblies plant seeds for a Bosnian Spring

Protest assemblies plant seeds for a Bosnian Spring

By Mitra Nazar for Waging Nonviolence “We want to show our politicians what real democracy is,” said one young Bosnian protester in the streets of Sarajevo. “We’re building democracy from scratch, like the Greeks did,” commented another protester, who is a retiree. It’s a… »

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