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Kenya: After protests and violent repression, the President opens the possibility of dialogue

Two people were killed, 35 arrested and around 200 injured in Kenya during protests in several cities against a government-backed bill to increase or introduce new taxes. The information was provided by five organisations, including Amnesty International (AI), and compiled…

Groups Champion Children’s Environmental Rights amid the Triple Planetary Crisis

28 June 2024, Quezon City, Philippines.  As the effects of the triple planetary crisis of climate emergency, collapse of biodiversity and pervasive pollution are brought to light, civil society groups called on duty-bearers, governments and industries in particular, to take…

Oppenheimer’s Apology to A-Bomb Survivors Revealed in New Footage

June 20, Hiroshima — NHK has uncovered newly found video footage in Hiroshima City, revealing that J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who led the development of the atomic bomb, apologized to survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings 60…

“Julian Is Free”: Assange Back Home in Australia After Taking U.S. Plea Deal in “Espionage” Case

Julian Assange has landed in Australia a free man, reuniting with his family Wednesday after pleading guilty to one charge of violating the U.S. Espionage Act as part of a deal with the Justice Department. The WikiLeaks publisher entered his…

Yanis Varoufakis on Julian Assange’s release

  Yanis Varoufakis with a passionate speech about Julian Assange’s release and a scathing criticism of those who sought to keep him behind bars for the crime of ‘journalism’. Julian Assange is finally a free man. The WikiLeaks co-founder was…

Stop Red-Tagging and Criminalization of Social Development Workers

Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) expresses deep concern over the series of actions by state agents using the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act against human rights defenders, political activists, and most recently, social development practitioners who…

Urgent plea: let’s thwart FBI director Mr. Wray’s attempt to have an innocent man die in prison

The “United States Parole Commission” by July 1, 2024 will decide whether to grant Leonard Peltier “parole.” Leonard Peltier, who is seriously ill, will be 80 years old in a few months, 48 of which he spent in prison as…

Inflation, economic crisis and uncertainty in Bangladesh

In January 2009, when the Awami League came to power through a landslide victory in December’s general elections, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw terrorism and militancy as key factors threatening the security of the entire region. During the 2001-2006 rule…

The Invisibles: About Mass Persecution of Dissidents in Ukraine

“We insist on respect for human rights,” Chilean President Gabriel Boric made such a message at the peace summit in Switzerland. Indeed, the current Russian-Ukrainian military conflict has catastrophic humanitarian consequences and the issue of respect for human rights within…

The nationalism of hate is a partner of corporate neoliberalism.

Vandana Shiva (Dehradun, 1952) is one of the most renowned ecofeminist activists and intellectuals of our time. A PhD in quantum physics, she was one of the founders of the World Social Forum, a pioneer in opening up the debate…

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