Human Rights

The Judicial Kidnapping of Julian Assange

“Let us look at ourselves, if we have the courage, to see what is happening to us” – Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre’s words should echo in all our minds following the grotesque decision of Britain’s High Court to extradite Julian Assange…

Let’s embrace Riace and Mimmo Lucano

On the first weekend of November 2021, hundreds followed the “Call for Art” and demonstrated in Riace under the slogan “Abbracciamo Riace e Mimmo Lucano” (Let’s embrace Riace and Mimmo Lucano). There was also a manifestation for Riace and Mimmo…

On Human Rights Day, Justice Loses Another Opportunity.

The Royal Courts of Justice accepted the US appeal for the extradition of Julian Assange. Thanks to the live broadcast of Ruptly, we had access to the first news that was spread the morning of December 10th on the US…

As Fascism Casts Off Its Disguises

The US government has won its appeal against a lower British court’s rejection of its extradition request to prosecute Julian Assange for journalistic activity under the Espionage Act. Rather than going free, the WikiLeaks founder will continue to languish in Belmarsh…

US/UK: “Travesty of justice” as extradition appeal fails to recognise that it would be unsafe for Julian Assange to be sent to the US

Responding to the High Court’s decision to accept the US’s appeal against the decision not to extradite Julian Assange Amnesty International’s Europe Director Nils Muižnieks said: “This is a travesty of justice. By allowing this appeal, the High Court has…

Palestine: Unfulfilled rights, unfulfilled promises

Since 1977, on or around 29 November every year, the United Nations has commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The date was chosen because of its significance for the Palestinian people. On this day in 1947,…

Why Amazon Is Terrified of Its U.S. Workers Unionizing

With a second union vote at its Alabama warehouse coming at a time of rising worker disaffection, Amazon is clearly worried that American workers will go the way of Europe: toward collective bargaining for their labor rights. By Sonali Kolhatkar…

The Same Children

30 November 2021. El Espectador “In Bogotá you turn on the tap and water comes out”, but in the village of Vuelta Acuña – in Cimitarra, between Yondó, Puerto Parra, Puerto Berrío and the Carare river – there is no…

Spain: Congress of Deputies asked not to consider prison officers as agents of authority

26 organisations ask the Congress of Deputies to backtrack and not to approve prison officers as agents of authority. They claim that the amendment proposed by UN Podemos and PSOE opens the door to the policeization of prison officers, as…

Passports, stop to privileges

Review visa policy and ensure freedom of movement for all citizens of the world. The citizens of the Global South, entangled in seemingly never ending conflicts, are been impacted by poverty, the effects of climate change, authoritarianisms and internal wars…

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