Human Rights

The current situation is that Israel is practically back to the new normal, but Palestine is worse than ever, with its hospitals at 100%.

Rafael Palomino, representative of the Spanish NGO Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz. Rafael, welcome to 4 Elements. Let’s start by knowing the dimension of the new escalation of violence in the conflict between Palestine and Israel; explain to us…

Dramatic Arrest of Journalist by Belarus Highlights US Targeting of Snowden in 2013

“Downing aircraft to pursue the arrest of dissidents has always been outrageous,” the NSA whistleblower said Monday. By Kenny Stancil While the dramatic arrest of dissident journalist Roman Protasevich by the Belarusian government over the weekend was fiercely condemned worldwide, press freedom advocates…

74th World Health Assembly begins

The 74th World Health Assembly, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO), will be held virtually from today, May 24, 2021, until June 1. The Assembly “will focus on the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and on the preparation for…

Families start urban occupation in search of new horizons in Campos

Within the coronavirus pandemic and a progressive reduction in social investments at the municipal, state and national levels, hundreds of families begin the largest urban occupation reported in the recent history of the municipality of Campos dos Goytacazes, the largest…

Morocco uses migration to win economic improvements and support from Europe in the Western Sahara conflict

In the early hours of Monday morning, 17 May, dozens of Moroccans, who ended up numbering around 8,000, began to enter Ceuta, the Spanish enclave city on Moroccan Territory. They did so by swimming, crossing the Tarajal and Benzú spurs…

Israeli Jews Call: “Stop Israel’s Apartheid!”

An Open Letter to the International Community We, Jewish Israelis, oppose the actions of the Israeli government and hereby declare our commitment to act against them. We refuse to accept the Jewish-supremacist regime and call upon the international community to…

Palestine solidarity sweeps the US as Israel continues assault on Gaza

Hundreds gathered in Terry Schrunk Plaza in downtown Portland, Oregon with signs denouncing the violence that is now crushing the Gaza Strip’s over two million residents. At this storytelling rally, Palestinians — who are so often rendered invisible in discussions…

Why Colombia’s unrest will not stop soon

The demonstrations in Colombia were triggered by the proposal for a new tax reform that sought to raise money for the economic recovery generated as a result of the pandemic. A reform that, among other things, planned to tax the…

Is Colombia’s Military Displacing Peasants to Protect the Environment or Sell Off Natural Resources?

Corporations, not wildlife, stand to benefit from the emptied lands. By Justin Podur Colombia witnessed a series of mass protests at the end of April following a call for a national strike in the city of Cali. Still ongoing, the…

A Critical Analysis Of A Report By The Newlines Institute And The Raoul Wallenberg Center

On March 8, 2021, the Newlines Institute for Strategy and Policy in Washington published a report, The Uyghur Genocide: An Examination of China’s Breaches of the 1948 Genocide Convention in cooperation with the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights in…

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