Human Rights

14.03.2020

Journalists Tell Slovakia’s PM-elect: ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’

Journalists Tell Slovakia’s PM-elect: ‘Thanks, but No Thanks’

By Ed Holt Plans announced by Slovakia’s prime minister-elect to fund investigative journalists to act as corruption watchdogs on government and state bodies have been dismissed as “a road to hell” by local journalists. Igor Matovic, whose OLaNO party won Slovakia’s elections at the end… »

13.03.2020

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Chilean football, between repression and rebellion

Again, the history of football is closely linked to Chilean politics. Let’s go back in time. A few days after the September 11, 1973 coup d’etat against Salvador Allende, the Soviet Union refused to play against Chile in the Estadio nacional de Santiago, transformed into a detention center where prisoners… »

13.03.2020

Too Few Women in Power 25 Years After Beijing Declaration

Too Few Women in Power 25 Years After Beijing Declaration

By UN Women Women’s representation in political decision-making continues to increase but at a dragging pace, with three-quarters of parliamentary seats still held by men, according to new data presented in the 2020 edition of the IPU‑UN Women map of Women in Politics. The data’s publication coincides with the 25-year… »

10.03.2020

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Santiago wakes up with traffic cuts and protests

Amid the call for a general feminist strike on Monday, Santiago woke up with traffic cuts and barricades in some important roads. Dozens of members of the Ukamau community organization staged demonstrations at Santiago’s main street Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins Avenue, in the Estacion Central commune, where the traffic was… »

10.03.2020

Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots Need Urgent Attention

Acute Food Insecurity Hotspots Need Urgent Attention

FAO calls for $900 million to support the livelihoods of 43 million people facing acute hunger While global attention has focused on the swarms of Desert Locusts attacking crops in East Africa, a number of other countries and regions are also confronting serious food security threats and require support, according… »

08.03.2020

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

Sanders Unveils Plan to Address GOP Attacks on Reproductive Rights and the Black Maternal Mortality Crisis

“There has been no time in the history of this country when women, especially Black women, have had the reproductive freedom and justice that they deserve. In my administration, that will finally change.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer – Common Dreams While campaigning in the Midwest on Saturday ahead of a… »

06.03.2020

Catholic women mobilise for International Women’s Day: “The equality of every human being is a basic lesson of Christianity”

Catholic women mobilise for International Women’s Day: “The equality of every human being is a basic lesson of Christianity”

By: Mada Jurado | NOVENA This International Women’s Day, thousands of Catholic women across the world are taking action, united in their common struggle for equality in their Church that has mostly been left unheard and unrecognised by Catholic hierarchy. But this week, the scales will tip to their… »

06.03.2020

Understanding Presence: International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachforEqual

Understanding Presence: International Women’s Day 2020 – #EachforEqual

By j.jill The March fifth NY Times article captions, Women’s Unpaid Labor is Worth $10,900,000,000,000 (G.Wezerek, K.Ghodsee) and thoughts turn to a number of issues, one being the equation by which we value contributions to the quality of our lives. It seems that the multiple zeros, many which attach… »

06.03.2020

After Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods, Ayanna Pressley Leads Fresh Calls for US to Abolish Death Penalty

After Alabama Executes Nathaniel Woods, Ayanna Pressley Leads Fresh Calls for US to Abolish Death Penalty

“This INJUSTICE system is racist, sexist, and xenophobic,” said the Massachusetts Democrat. “We need a system that centers shared power, freedom, equality, safety, and dignity.” By Jessica Corbett, staff writer –  Common Dreams After the state of Alabama on Thursday night executed 44-year-old Nathaniel Woods despite serious concerns about injustices in his… »

03.03.2020

Fakebook and the Big Data manipulators

Fakebook and the Big Data manipulators

When Facebook announced that it would not remove political advertising with inaccurate content (aka lies) very few people seemed to be surprised, or bothered. When it was reported that interference by Cambridge Analytica, may be with some help from Canadian AggregateIQ was most likely responsible for the success… »

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