Human Rights

02.03.2020

How Swedish authorities invented the rape charge against Julian Assange

How Swedish authorities invented the rape charge against Julian Assange

Thanks to the investigative work and perseverance of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture, Nils Melzer, the truth is gradually being revealed. One of the most successful false news stories of the last decade is the story of two women who filed a rape complaint against Julian Assange with… »

02.03.2020

No evidence of fraud in Bolivian election that saw Evo Morales ousted in military coup, finds MIT study

No evidence of fraud in Bolivian election that saw Evo Morales ousted in military coup, finds MIT study

A new MIT study has found no evidence of fraud in Bolivia’s 2019 election, despite allegations of serious irregularities by the Organization of American States (OAS), which led to the ousting of Evo Morales in a military coup. John Curiel and Jack R. Williams examined the OAS’s report and published… »

02.03.2020

‘Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,’ Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto

‘Against Colonial Violence and Land Theft,’ Indigenous Activists and Allies Target Mining Industry Convention in Toronto

Demonstration held “in solidarity with every community that has found itself staring down the barrel of a gun for daring to oppose Canada’s ongoing colonial project through resource extraction.” By Jon Queally, staff writer – Common Dreams Hundreds of people led by Indigenous land defenders and a coalition of environmental… »

02.03.2020

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

Americas: States cracked down on asylum and the right to protest in 2019

As millions took to the streets to protest rampant violence, inequality, corruption and impunity, or were forced to flee their countries in search of safety, states across the Americas clamped down on the rights to protest and seek asylum last year with flagrant disregard for their obligations under domestic and… »

27.02.2020

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

Julian Assange, Political Offences and Legal Restraints: Day Three of Extradition Hearings

By Dr Binoy Kampmark Wednesday, February 26, Woolwich Crown Court.  Today, the focus shifted to the protagonist himself and the nature of the US-UK Extradition Treaty of 2003, a contentious document that shines all too favourably for US citizens. Julian Assange, whose deteriorating condition has been noted for months by psychologists,… »

27.02.2020

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”

#MeToo Founder Tarana Burke: Harvey Weinsteins of the World Can’t Exist Without “Systems of Power”

Disgraced former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was convicted of first-degree commission of a criminal sexual act and third-degree rape, but acquitted of two more serious charges. “If we turn a blind eye to the systems that they operate in, then we’ll just have another Harvey Weinstein. … That’s why we… »

25.02.2020

U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

U.K. Court Opens Deliberations on Julian Assange’s Extradition Case

A British court has started deliberations on whether to extradite Julian Assange to the U.S., where he faces espionage charges and up to 175 years in prison for his role in publishing classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. A crowd of supporters, including Pink Floyd co-founder… »

23.02.2020

Julian Assange extradition hearing begins 24/2. Yesterday’s London demo for his release

Julian Assange extradition hearing begins 24/2. Yesterday’s London demo for his release

Thousands went to the streets to demand Julian Assange’s release. Speakers at the event included Yanis Varoufakis, Julians‘a father John Shipton, Pink Floyd’s Roger Walters and fashion designer Vivien Westwood. The demo was also attended by people from several European countries. Here some images of the day. »

23.02.2020

Japanese American: Silent Solidarity March and Day of Remembrance (Photos and Videos)

Japanese American: Silent Solidarity March and Day of Remembrance (Photos and Videos)

Silent Solidarity March The Silent Solidarity March took place right before the New York Day of Remembrance on Saturday, February 22, 2020 Four years ago and originally it was a march to re-enact the forced removal of Japanese American’s to draw attention to the Muslim Ban. »

21.02.2020

Writing to Julian Assange

Writing to Julian Assange

Dear Julian, I wish I were in fifth grade. If so, this letter would be easier to write. I think if the judge were in fifth grade too, he would release you. But when we grow up, logic is compromised with personal interests, fear, and arthritis sometimes. I had read… »

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