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Protect human – not corporate – rights

Melanie Strickland argues that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership is putting the interests of capital above people. New Internationalist Blog Today, 10 December, has been recognized as Human Rights day since 1950. The day marks the adoption of the Universal Declaration…

Mandela: The Man and the Movement

Nelson Mandela’s passing last week at the age of 95 has been met with a global outpouring of remembrance and reflection. A giant of modern human history has died. Mandela is rightly remembered for his remarkable ability to reconcile with…

Madurai – International Human Rights Day

International Human Rights Day 2013 was jointly celebrated by diverse groups in Madurai, the administrative headquarters of the district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, on the Sunday previous to its actual December 10 official date. Activities took…

In Mexico, a victory for indigenous liberation

By Marta Molina for Waging Nonviolence After 13 years of unjust imprisonment, Mexican political prisoner Alberto Patishtan Gomez walked free on October 31. Over the course of his incarceration, the 42-year-old indigenous Tzotzil professor became one of Mexico’s leading voices…

Noam Chomsky on Education & How “Manufacturing Consent” Brought Attention to East Timor Massacres

Amy Goodman for Democracy Now! At the premier of the new animated film, “Is the Man Who is Tall Happy?” in New York City, Noam Chomsky joined filmmaker Michel Gondry in conversation. We play excerpts of Chomsky’s remarks on his…

First fact-finding mission to Brazil by UN expert group on people of African descent

GENEVA, Switzerland, November 29, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The United Nations Working Group* of Experts on People of African Descent will undertake its first visit Brazil from 3 to 13 December 2013 to examine a wide range of issues…

Balkans in Naples: the Human Rights Film Festival

  The Human Rights Film Festival in Naples will take place next December from 5th to 13th, for the total duration of ten entire days, as a prestigious international event, now in its sixth edition, devoted to fiction and documentary…

International Day(s) for the Elimination of Violence against Women (Orange the World!)

“I welcome the chorus of voices calling for an end to the violence that affects an estimated one in three women in her lifetime. I applaud leaders who are helping to enact and enforce laws and change mindsets. And I…

Ibero-American Female Judges Meet in Bolivia

La Paz, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) More than a hundred delegates from 11 countries will participate in the XIV Ibero-American Meeting of Female Judges, which will be inaugurated today in the Bolivian city of Cochabamba. The objective of the meeting,…

International Day to End Impunity – ten faces to remember

To mark Inter national Day to End Impunity, which is being celebrated for the third year running on 23 November, Reporters Without Borders is publishing 10 portraits of journalists and bloggers whose murders have not been so lved or have…

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