Human Rights

Bangladeshi police extort money from Rohingya refugees

Human Rights Watch (HRW) reports that Rohingya refugees are being subjected to police abuse in Bangladesh, where they have settled after fleeing repression in Myanmar. The rights organisation said the Armed Police Battalion of Bangladesh (APBN) extorts, arbitrarily detains and…

B’tselem reveals Israeli generals’ lies about Palestinian killings

B’tselem published a video on the case of Raed Na’saan, 21, who was killed by Israeli soldiers as he fled the scene of unequal clashes, stones against bullets. https://t.co/HsOiJSHhOf pic.twitter.com/nN7LQjl1PP — B'Tselem בצלם بتسيلم (@btselem) January 17, 2023 The facts…

Ukraine: Drop all charges against Vitaly Alekseenko immediately

In Ukraine, on 16 January 2023, Ivano-Frankivsk Appeal Court rejected the appeal of 46- year-old Christian Vitaly Alekseenko against his conviction for refusing call up to the military on conscientious grounds. “I told the court I agree that I have…

Owners of life

Between living beings there is a moral boundary that delimits the rights of one over the other. The idea that life belongs to us comes from way back, from a primitive ideology fanatically centred on man as the absolute owner…

Oscar Pérez Cortez: “In Centro Arte Alameda they saved my life”.

On Friday 20 December 2019, Oscar Pérez Cortez left his home at 15:00 hrs on his way to the centre of Santiago, he was going to demonstrate against animal cruelty, one of the many slogans on which the Chilean Social…

March in El Salvador commemorates the 31st anniversary of the Chapultepec Peace Accords

31 years after the signing of the Chapultepec Peace Accords, hundreds of Salvadorans took to the streets to commemorate the date. Far from being a mere act of remembrance, those mobilised expressed their firm rejection of the Regime of Exception…

The New York Poor People’s Campaign: Fusion Power for All People

New York is the most unequal state in the nation and yet we know our government officials – those elected by us to represent us—ignore realities most New Yorkers are experiencing.  And worse yet, they try to convince us that…

Nonviolence shines brightly in memory of Martin Luther King

History is not made by one man or one woman. But there are people whose determination accelerates its progress. On 15 January 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Baptist family. Inspired by the example of Mahatma Gandhi…

The ” Black Carnation”, a hero who saved thousands of lives during the Dictatorship

In times of the Chilean dictatorship, as in Nazi Germany, there were murders, tortures, betrayals, cowardice and all the evil one can imagine. But there was also solidarity, fraternity and extreme heroism. Perhaps it is always in times of catastrophe…

Anti-militarist activism Wednesday in the USA

On the eleventh anniversary of the reopening of the illegal prison and torture centre at Guantánamo Bay, a demonstration in Washington D.C. on Wednesday demanded that US President Joe Biden close the naval base on Cuban soil. Demonstrators outside the…

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