Human Rights

26.05.2018

LANDSLIDE: ‘Quiet Revolution’ as Ireland ends abortion ban

LANDSLIDE: ‘Quiet Revolution’ as Ireland ends abortion ban

by Common Dreams staff  Ireland, one of Europe’s most socially conservative countries, has voted by a landslide to liberalize the world’s most restrictive abortion laws. Votes are still being counted Saturday but both sides agree with exit polls showing a 2-1 nationwide vote to #RepealThe8th. “The public… »

25.05.2018

Nicole Ndongala: We’re all human; that’s what unites us

Nicole Ndongala: We’re all human; that’s what unites us

Nicole Ndongala, migrant to Spain, native of the Democratic Republic of Congo, participated in the European Humanist Forum, Madrid, in her role as the director of the Karibu Association.  Nicole participated in the opening session and in the working area on Women for Nonviolence. In her intervention,… »

25.05.2018

The media have forgotten about refugees and migrants

The media have forgotten about refugees and migrants

“I come from the place of the reporter, the place of the hustler, the place where the boards of directors unfortunately rule. Since the boards of directors joined the editorial teams, journalism has ended. I am ashamed to have to say this, I am ashamed to have to… »

25.05.2018

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

500 years is long enough! Human Depravity in the Congo

By Robert J. Burrowes I would like to tell you something about human depravity and illustrate just how widespread it is among those we often regard as ‘responsible’. I am going to use the Democratic Republic of the Congo as my example. »

24.05.2018

How neoliberalism colonised feminism – and what you can do about it

How neoliberalism colonised feminism – and what you can do about it

Catherine Rottenberg, Goldsmiths, University of London for The Conversation All of a sudden, everyone wants to claim the feminist label. From Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to Ivanka Trump, an unprecedented number of high-profile corporate women are publicly declaring themselves feminists. The market is colonising feminist themes,… »

22.05.2018

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

8 Students & 2 Teachers Killed in Shooting Rampage at Santa Fe, TX High School

In Santa Fe, Texas, funerals have begun for the victims of Friday’s school shooting massacre at Santa Fe High School, where eight students and two teachers were killed in the Friday morning rampage. The killings began around 8 a.m., when 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis entered the school wearing a trench coat… »

22.05.2018

Big Data is watching you

Big Data is watching you

We republish here two related articles from The Conversation that show the need to remain vigilant of what social media is doing with the information we share. Four ways your Google searches and social media affect your opportunities in life Lorna McGregor, University of Essex; Daragh… »

20.05.2018

For Gaza’s peaceful protesters, power is all about perception

For Gaza’s peaceful protesters, power is all about perception

Leonie Fleischmann, City, University of London for The Conversation On the 70th anniversary of the Nakba – the displacement of Palestinians when the state of Israel was founded – the people of Gaza, who have been under Israeli blockade and the rule of Hamas for more than… »

19.05.2018

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

The European Humanist Forum approves its Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People

In the closing session of the European Humanist Forum 2018, the plenary session approved by acclamation a Declaration of Support to the Mapuche People which we reproduce below. Chilean deputy, Tomás Hirsch, speaker in the Forum, publicly promised to deliver the Declaration to the Mapuche prisoners. Reading and approval… »

19.05.2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Hope and Meaning – The European Humanist Forum, Madrid 2018

Where can you find discussions, people and proposals as diverse as: ~ Judge Baltasar Garzón, who worked tirelessly to extradite Pinochet from Margret Thatcher’s protection to face charges of genocide. ~ A refugee activist, Nicole Ndongala, Spanish/Congolese, defending the human rights of immigrants. ~ An economist from Argentina, Guillermo Sullings,… »

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