Human Rights

08.01.2019

Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted

Giuliani Says Assange Should Not Be Prosecuted

Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange should not be prosecuted and he compared WikiLeaks publications to the Pentagon Papers. By Joe Lauria Originally published on Consortium News   Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, said Monday that WikiLeaks publisher Julian… »

08.01.2019

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire Nominates Julian Assange for Nobel Peace Prize

Mairead Maguire, has today written to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo to nominate Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of Wikileaks, for the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. In her letter to the Nobel Peace Committee, Ms. Maguire said: “Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that… »

08.01.2019

What Would A Yellow Vest Movement Look Like In The United States?

What Would A Yellow Vest Movement Look Like In The United States?

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers A truth about movements is, they move. They morph, evolve and move around a country or even around the globe. This occurs over months and often over years. The US Occupy encampment era occurred ten months after the Arab Spring and six months… »

07.01.2019

Street vending is legal in Los Angeles after a decade of organizing

Street vending is legal in Los Angeles after a decade of organizing

By Adolf Alzuphar and Ivy Beach Street vending was legalized in Los Angeles on Jan. 1, marking an important victory for economic and immigrant justice in the city. This comes after statewide decriminalization through the Safe Sidewalk Vending Act, or SB946, signed into law in September 2018 by Gov. Jerry… »

05.01.2019

Persecuted as a terrorist in Spain

Persecuted as a terrorist in Spain

Tamara Carrasco campaigns for an independent Catalonia. She was arrested and has been in house arrest for months In the morning of April 10, 2018, the 35-year-old social worker Tamara Carrasco García is woken by loud knocking on the front door. When she opens, there are a dozen Spanish paramilitary… »

04.01.2019

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

Bobby Duffy, King’s College London  for The Conversation Immigration led the headlines again over the holiday season. Around 100 migrants were found on beaches or rescued from boats in the English Channel, sparking talk of a “crisis” and “major incident” and leading the home secretary, Sajid… »

30.12.2018

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

By ADAM RAMSAY 28 March 2018 for openDemocracy You can’t understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does. “The Gulf War Did Not Take Place”. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only… »

26.12.2018

Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

Women in Argentina Are Empowered as They Speak Out Against Gender Violence

By Daniel Gutman BUENOS AIRES, Dec 22 2018 (IPS) – “In 2001 I was raped. I was 31 years old, had two university degrees and was still doing postgraduate studies, I had family, friends, a job. Many more resources than most rape victims have. Even so, it was the start… »

25.12.2018

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

Ocasio-Cortez Calls for Furlough of Congressional Pay Next Shutdown

153 US House members and 50 US Senators are millionaires by Common Dreams staff US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday called for congressional salaries to be put on hold during the next government shutdown. The US government went into a partial… »

22.12.2018

The need for a European Citizens’ Initiative on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income

The need for a European Citizens’ Initiative on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income

In 2013, a European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) on Universal and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)[1] was carried out, but the one million signatures required were not collected and for some activists the action was a failure. The truth is that, back then UBI was not as well-known as it… »

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