Human Rights

15.06.2020

Marriage for All in Switzerland and Access to Sperm Donation for Lesbian Couples.

Marriage for All in Switzerland and Access to Sperm Donation for Lesbian Couples.

In Switzerland, same-sex couples should also be allowed to marry in the future. The Grand Chamber of Parliament decided so; the National Council also voted in favor of authorizing sperm donation for lesbian couples. However, the bill must overcome other obstacles. In Switzerland, same-sex couples have the option of registering… »

15.06.2020

Face 2 Face with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

Face 2 Face with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere

On this show we speak with Dr. Natasha Gordon-Chipembere about the structural discrimination embedded in US society, an issue which has resurfaced with the killing of George Floyd by the police. “Black, brown and indigenous people are basically saying that we have never, since the colonial moment, be… »

15.06.2020

Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism

Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism

A group of more than twenty senior leaders in the UN, who report directly to Secretary-General António Guterres, and who are African or of African descent, have put their names to a personal and hard-hitting statement published on Friday, expressing their outrage at pervasive and systemic racism, highlighting the need… »

14.06.2020

Great-Granddaughters of the Plaza de Mayo

Great-Granddaughters of the Plaza de Mayo

Comprehensive Sex Education as Social Transformation Zoe Sullivan Most news right now focuses on the coronavirus pandemic. Rightly so. But, as the Wisconsin spring election demonstrates, other important things continue to happen. So, if you’re open to some non-COVID19 reading, you’re in the right place. If you’re interested… »

14.06.2020

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

The Path beyond Extinction and Escape: Return to Earth, Regenerate and Share

Prof. Vandana Shiva | Navdanya International– Message for World Environment Day, 5th June 2020   On 31st May, while people were dying during the Corona Pandemic, while millions had lost their livelihoods and were going hungry during the “lockdown”, while millions were marching in city after city in… »

14.06.2020

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

‘The conversation is the protest’ — how Black Lives Matter forced us to imagine a world without police

Momentum organizer Nicole Carty discusses how the movement built consensus on racial justice and the strategy needed to make the goal of defunding police a reality. Eric Stoner  Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the… »

13.06.2020

Adama Traoré Echoes George Floyd: Thousands of Protesters in the Streets of France

Adama Traoré Echoes George Floyd: Thousands of Protesters in the Streets of France

People no longer want this police violence, this terrible injustice, this racial discrimination. They will not let it happen again. Not here, not anywhere. While dozens of cities in the USA are “on fire and blood”, according to the press, their streets are filled with demonstrators of all colours, demanding… »

11.06.2020

Black Lives Matter Demo in Budapest

Black Lives Matter Demo in Budapest

On June 7, 2020, about one thousand people gathered on Szabadság tér (Liberty Square) in Budapest to express their solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in front of the US Embassy. The event was organized by Gregory G Ras and the group… »

11.06.2020

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Equalizing Reparations

By Vijay Prashad The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. In Philadelphia, the city removed a statue of former police commissioner Frank Rizzo; the mayor… »

11.06.2020

The conversation is the protest: How Black Lives Matter Forced us to Imagine a World without Police

The conversation is the protest: How Black Lives Matter Forced us to Imagine a World without Police

Prior to the historic groundswell of protest over the last two weeks, many in the media had written Black Lives Matter’s obituary — either lamenting or celebrating its supposed demise. But that narrative was clearly premature.  Not only was the movement not dead, it was simply progressing through the… »

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