Human Rights

23.11.2019

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque

Hundreds of Thousands Join National Strike in Colombia in Rebuke to Right-Wing President Iván Duque

In Colombia, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets Thursday in the largest national strike the country has seen in years. Labor unions, students, teachers, Indigenous and Afro-Colombian activists joined in peaceful marches across urban and rural Colombia as anger mounts against right-wing President Iván Duque and his… »

23.11.2019

Lies Which The West Manufactures And Then Consumes

Lies Which The West Manufactures And Then Consumes

By Andre Vltchek After my work in the Middle East had finished, at least for the time being, I was waiting for my flight to Santiago de Chile.In Paris.I could count on a few ‘free’ days, processing what I had heard and witnessed in Beirut. Day after day, for long hours,… »

22.11.2019

2019 Right Livelihood Award to be Presented in Stockholm 4 December

2019 Right Livelihood Award to be Presented in Stockholm 4 December

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, will be celebrated during a 10-day long programme in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden from 25 November – 4 December. The Award Presentation in Stockholm also marks the 40th Anniversary of the Right Livelihood Award, established… »

22.11.2019

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

By Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T. As you have no doubt seen and heard, two recent arrests of immigrant women vending churros (a long donut like pastry) has resulted in a huge controversy. I’ve linked 3 of the many articles on this below my personal comments. The media and elected… »

21.11.2019

Transgender Day of Remembrance: “Celebrate the Living” While Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Hate

Transgender Day of Remembrance: “Celebrate the Living” While Honoring Loved Ones Lost to Hate

November 20 is Transgender Day of Remembrance, a day that honors the thousands of transgender and gender nonconforming people who have been killed around the world. The Day of Remembrance is also a celebration of the community’s resistance and a call to action to fight for policies and a shift… »

19.11.2019

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia

Massacre in Cochabamba: Anti-Indigenous Violence Escalates as Mass Protests Denounce Coup in Bolivia

In Bolivia, at least 23 people have died amid escalating violence since President Evo Morales, the country’s first indigenous president, resigned at the demand of the military last week. Growing unrest quickly turned to violent chaos on Friday outside Cochabamba when military forces opened fire on indigenous pro-Morales demonstrators, killing… »

19.11.2019

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

Children Working in Terrifying Conditions in US Agriculture

New Research Shows Child Farmworkers Unprepared for Workplace Dangers New research published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine reinforces just how dangerous agricultural work is for children in the United States – and how unprepared most are for what they face in the fields. More … »

17.11.2019

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Gilets jaunes: one year on, how ‘yellow vest’ movement has changed French citizens’ lives

Elise Lobbedez, EM Lyon for The Conversation Often perceived as disorganised, scattered and even violent, France’s “gilets jaunes” movement has taken many by surprise with its staying power. A year into the movement, which began on November 17, 2018, many activists are still regularly meeting, organising and protesting,… »

17.11.2019

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

Bolivia: Free Voices against the Police Civic Coup

“…and that the seditious ones that promote the instability of the Government be taken care of….He who tries to make sedition, from tomorrow, let him take care of himself”… These were some of the warnings that Arturo Murillo, the new Minister of Government of the coup regime, transmitted to the… »

15.11.2019

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Studies refute OAS claims of irregularities in Bolivian elections

Evo Morales has been credited with turning his country around. From being the most impoverished in South America he managed to raise living standards, giving priority to education, health, pensions, the rights of the indigenous population and creating mouth watering growth indicators that were applauded even by the most neoliberal… »

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