Human Rights

14.07.2019

Rojava: fires against crops

Rojava: fires against crops

A new form of economic terrorism against self-government. [Rojava, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria] Simona Deidda’s testimony when she spent 20 days in Syria with a delegation of supportive women. Article by Daniele Barbieri. After the defeat of ISIS in the northern and eastern territories of Syria, an… »

14.07.2019

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control Their Counterparts in Poor Countries… and Why They Refuse to Resolve It

How NGOs in Rich Countries Control Their Counterparts in Poor Countries… and Why They Refuse to Resolve It

By Paul Okumu* NAIROBI, Jul 12 2019 (IPS)* – Many NGOs around the world are fighting inequality between the rich and the poor, between the policies that make rich countries richer, and poor countries poorer So while Civil Society Organizations claim to… »

13.07.2019

Modern Slavery Act is having unintended consequences for women’s freedom in Sri Lanka

Modern Slavery Act is having unintended consequences for women’s freedom in Sri Lanka

Sandya Hewamanne, University of Essex for The Conversation The Modern Slavery Act was seen as a big achievement for combating the issue of forced labour. But since it was passed by the UK government in 2015, many have pointed out its shortcomings. In particular, how the legislation… »

11.07.2019

Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil

Despite Death Threats, Glenn Greenwald Speaks Out About Exposing Large Corruption Scandal in Brazil

A political crisis in Brazil is growing in the wake of The Intercept’s investigation into a judge who likely aided federal prosecutors in their corruption case against former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The Bolsonaro administration announced Monday that Brazilian Justice Minister Sérgio Moro has been granted a… »

11.07.2019

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

No opinion can be given on a report of questionable impartiality [re: Venezuela]

By José Gabriel Feres* There is no doubt that we humanists repudiate and reject the practice of violating human rights wherever it comes from. Not only do our ideology and principles support us, but above all our struggle against all those who violate them, in Chile and in the world,… »

09.07.2019

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

Assange, Democracy, and the People’s Internet

By Sally Burch for bot populi The arrest of Julian Assange in London and his indictment by the US government highlight one of the main contradictions of our digitalized societie. The democratic principles of defending human rights and official transparency and accountability are giving way to systematic spying on… »

07.07.2019

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

London Pride 2019. Still a lot of work to do

Yesterday was a great party of colour and human rights for the LGBT community and everyone else working for freedom and the celebration of diversity. Seeing the great atmosphere may give a mistaken impression that all is well with sexual diversity but the reality of discrimination and violence has not… »

07.07.2019

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Press Statement We, representatives of people’s organizations from human rights defenders, peasants, workers, women, Indigenous Peoples, and migrants in the Philippines, call on the member States of the United Nations (UN) to stand and heed to the demands for establishing an independent investigation to urgently probe the deterioration of the… »

06.07.2019

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

UN once again calls for the immediate release of the Catalan political prisoners in Spain

Press release Catalonian Government/UN | July, 5th 2019 Catalonia’s FA Minister, Alfred Bosch, agrees with the statement and insists that “rulings by international bodies have to be respected and human rights fulfilled” The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detentions (WGAD) calls for the immediate release of four of the Catalan… »

05.07.2019

Special Face 2 Face Report Back

Special Face 2 Face Report Back

On this show we speak with Lauren Sumida, Linda Morris and Mike Ishii from Tsuru for Solidarity. Their group organized a historic Japanese American civil disobedience action on June 22 at Fort Sill in Oklahoma to protest the proposed incarnation of 1400 children there. »

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