Human Rights

15.06.2019

Some psychosocial consequences of the introduction of a universal basic income

Some psychosocial consequences of the introduction of a universal basic income

With the title A Day of Perspectives from Utopia, Pressenza New York celebrated the ten years of the Agency in a Conference in which three panels have been developed: on wealth -in which basic universal and unconditional income-, women and disarmament. [French] Within the Universal Basic Income panel, we… »

14.06.2019

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

Botswana decriminalises homosexuality

“Botswana judges rule laws criminalising gay sex are unconstitutional”: “High court judges in Botswana have ruled that laws criminalising same-sex relations are unconstitutional and should be struck down, in a major victory for gay rights campaigners in Africa. Jubilant activists in the packed courtroom cheered the unanimous… »

12.06.2019

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’

‘Sea Rescues Have Been Criminalized’

German Boat Captain Faces 20 Years in Prison For Saving Refugees. We have only followed international law, especially the law of the sea, where the highest priority is to save people from distress.” by Eoin Higgins, staff writer For Common Dreams A German boat captain faces… »

12.06.2019

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

US issues formal request for Assange’s extradition

By Oscar Grenfell The Washington Post reported today that officials from the US Justice Department issued a formal request to British authorities last Thursday for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The document has not been made public. The US government had 60 days from Assange’s arrest by British police on… »

08.06.2019

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

Something beautiful, despite the odds, lives on in Calais

A disturbing trend across Europe sees NGOs attacked and people showing compassion stigmatized. By Stefan Simanowitz 4 June 2019 for openDemocracy Last week as the trial began of Scott Warren, a humanitarian aid volunteer who faces up to 20 years in prison for giving food, water and other supplies… »

05.06.2019

The “Stop Trump” demo in London

The “Stop Trump” demo in London

Demonstrators in different UK cities wanted to express their rejection to the racism, misogyny, warmongering and blatant disrespect for the truth that Trump represents. Here is what those demonstrating in London had to say. Images from Stop Trump Facebook… »

05.06.2019

London, ironic and creative protest against Trump’s visit

London, ironic and creative protest against Trump’s visit

A varied and multicoloured protest marked the second day of the US President’s state visit to the UK. Trafalgar Square was filled with different groups, allied in opposition to the racist, discriminatory, warmongering and denialist policy of Trump: pacifists and students, environmentalists and quakers, women in defense of the right… »

03.06.2019

Trump UK visit: with friends like these…

Trump UK visit: with friends like these…

Massive demos preparing to express people’s horror at Trump’s visit to the UK. It’s an official State visit so the Queen and the Royal Family will provide the photo opportunities to give some polish to the most racist, misogynistic liar ever to serve as President of the US. And to… »

02.06.2019

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Each bank holiday saves at least 100,000 tonnes of carbon emissions

Dénes Csala, Lancaster University for The Conversation Monday May 27 was a public holiday in the UK, the fourth such “bank holiday” in the past six weeks. On each of these days, people made fewer commutes, they left their computers and machines switched off, and the country generally… »

01.06.2019

The New Face of Activism: Youth

The New Face of Activism: Youth

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, May 30 2019 (IPS) – Rather than waiting for adults to act, more young girls and boys are standing up and speaking out on the world’s pressing issues. In recent years, the international community has seen a… »

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