Human Rights

20.02.2020

World-wide journalists condemn court action against Julian Assange

World-wide journalists condemn court action against Julian Assange

1200 journalists from 98 countries have released a joint statement today in defence of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, in the lead up to proceedings in a UK court to extradite him to the United States to face the espionage charges. The court case begins on 24 February. This is the… »

19.02.2020

DiEM25 demands: no extradition of Julian Assange to the United States

DiEM25 demands: no extradition of Julian Assange to the United States

DiEM25 Communications 17/02/2020, Articles Spread the word Julian Assange’s extradition hearing begins on February 24. We demand that Julian Assange not be extradited to the USA! We are therefore calling for a protest march from Australia House to Parliament Square in London on February 22. What: March Don’t Extradite… »

18.02.2020

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

The Lancet publishes letter from doctors: “End torture and medical neglect of Julian Assange”

By Laura Tiernan This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the… »

11.02.2020

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

Protest in Vancouver. Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested journalists covering Wet’suwet’en injunction

“Today Chantelle Bellrichard tried to go to Unistoten for CBC. She was stopped at 44 and told she couldn’t proceed because a bridge, that she witnessed other vehicles using, was unsafe. RCMP detained our journalist Friday, and wouldn’t let him go to Unist’ot’en either,” said Ricochet editor during the protest… »

06.02.2020

Italy: Revoke Abusive Anti-Asylum Decrees

Italy: Revoke Abusive Anti-Asylum Decrees

Draconian Migration Measures Put Lives, Rights at Risk Italy’s Democratic Party-Five Star Movement coalition government should revoke anti-asylum and anti-rescue measures held over from the previous government, Human Rights Watch said today. The government is expected to propose modifications to two so-called security decrees pushed through by the previous coalition… »

04.02.2020

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

1 February in Tel Aviv: Jews and Arabs for peace

About 1,000 people, Jews and Arabs, marched together on February 1 to protest under the following banner: “The Trump-Netanyahu Agreement is a threat to the future of both nations. It is a unilateral agreement that will not bring peace, justice or conflict resolution, but will further spread violence. The plan… »

04.02.2020

Catholic Social Justice Group Calls McConnell-Run Senate’s 2019 Record a ‘Shocking’ and ‘Immoral’ Failure

Catholic Social Justice Group Calls McConnell-Run Senate’s 2019 Record a ‘Shocking’ and ‘Immoral’ Failure

“The Senate is broken, and only a change in leadership can fix it.” The Republican-controlled Senate “brought new meaning to the idea of a do-nothing Congress” in 2019 by not taking a single vote the entire year on legislation to advance social or economic justice in the United States. That’s… »

01.02.2020

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

Mehdi Hasan: Trump’s Middle East Plan Is a Policy of Apartheid & Settler Colonialism

We continue our discussion of President Trump’s long-awaited Middle East plan to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he has described as the “deal of the century.” The plan was drafted by Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner without any input from Palestinians and would give Israel sovereignty over large areas of the… »

31.01.2020

New Polling Shows That for the First Time Ever, a Majority of Americans Support Decriminalizing Sex Work

New Polling Shows That for the First Time Ever, a Majority of Americans Support Decriminalizing Sex Work

“Laws criminalizing sex work criminalize poverty and thrust LGBTQ people of color who face rampant employment discrimination into prisons and jails.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer For the first time ever, a majority of American voters somewhat or strongly support decriminalizing sex work, according to new polling results published Thursday… »

28.01.2020

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

International Court of Justice Orders Burmese Authorities to Protect Rohingya Muslims from Genocide

In a major ruling, the U.N. International Court of Justice at The Hague has ordered Burma to “take all measures within its power” to protect Rohingya Muslims from genocide. The court issued the ruling Thursday, calling the 600,000 Rohingya remaining in Burma, also known as Myanmar, “extremely vulnerable” to military… »

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