Human Rights

03.07.2019

Queer Liberation March in New York City

Queer Liberation March in New York City

On June 30, tens of thousands joined the Queer Liberation March in New York City, organized by a coalition of activist groups to “reclaim pride.” According to the group’s mission statement, “We march in our communities’ tradition of resistance against police, state, and societal oppression, a tradition that is epitomized… »

03.07.2019

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

By Jhon Sánchez We left Sheridan Square, walking by the iconic Stonewall Inn, and with the spirit that inspired the protests fifty years ago, we marched with Pride. Each step, chant and poster was a bill that claimed for such causes as the rights of the sexual minorities in Africa,… »

29.06.2019

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

Asterix and the Myth of Money: the Trump-Kushner peace plan for the Middle East

In 1976 René Goscinny wrote a script for his instalment of Asterix “Obelix and Co.” which turned out to be one of the best studies of neoliberal capitalism and the reasons for its failure. In short, tired of getting defeated by the pugnacious magic potion drinking Gauls who refuse to… »

28.06.2019

Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

Image of drowned father and daughter sparks global outrage against US anti-immigrant rampage

By Barry Gre The photo of a young Salvadoran worker and his 23-month-old daughter washed up on the shore of the Rio Grande has gone viral on social media and sparked world-wide outrage against the sadistic assault on immigrants being carried out by Trump, with the full assistance of the… »

27.06.2019

Grassroots groups beat the French state in court

Grassroots groups  beat the French state in court

A group of associations took the French state to court over its failure to provide basic services for refugees in Dunkirk and won,  the group Help Refugees  announces in its Facebook page. As a result of months of work from La Cimade, the Human Rights Observer Team, … »

27.06.2019

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

Refugees Are Finding Their Own Solutions – But Are Taking Great Risks in the Process

By Dr Jeff Crisp | Refugee Law Initiative 19 Jun 2019 – Many of the world’s 25 million refugees are confronted with the prospect of a life in limbo. They are unable to go back to their own country because of continued persecution or violence there.  They do not have the… »

26.06.2019

Statue of Unity in the middle of Tribal Poverty

Statue of Unity in the middle of Tribal Poverty

By Sujit Choudhury The world’s tallest statue the ‘Statue of Unity’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister nearly sometimes back with huge publicity in Kevadiya, near Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada District. In the same day hundreds of villagers of 73 tribal villages in and around Narmada district did not cook… »

24.06.2019

New International Labour standard to Combat Violence, Harassment, at Work Agreed

New International Labour standard to Combat Violence, Harassment, at Work Agreed

The Centenary International Labour Conference has adopted a new Convention and Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the workplace. GENEVA, 21 June 2019 (ILO)* – A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the… »

23.06.2019

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

By Willa N. France These oppressive political times push the trans community, bodily, backwards. Of course, we have always moved ahead in protest. At Stonewall, “transvestites” (the term then used) of color led the riots, a fact often omitted telling the Stonewall “origin” story. Bodies have always been the site… »

23.06.2019

340+ organizations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil

340+ organizations call on the EU to immediately halt trade negotiations with Brazil

In an open letter, more than 340 civil society organizations are calling upon the European Union to immediately halt negotiations of a free trade agreement with Mercosur (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay) due to the deterioration of human rights and the ecological situation in Brazil. The letter is addressed to… »

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