Human Rights

21.06.2019

Life in Prison

Life in Prison

If you’re free, if you’re not locked behind bars (and I do realize that this is true of a smaller percentage of people in the so-called Land of the Free than anywhere else on earth), be grateful. One thing you can do is get your hands on important new books. I… »

20.06.2019

The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Impoverished Families: Half a Trillion Dollars Only this Year

The Immense Cost 200 Million Migrant Workers Pay to Rescue their Impoverished Families: Half a Trillion Dollars Only this Year

By Baher Kamal Straight to the point: while right and far-right politicians keep marketing their image with intensive campaigns of hatred, discrimination and stigmatisation against migrants, 200 million migrant workers worldwide will sacrifice over half a trillion dollars from their hard-earned money, to rescue 800 million members of their… »

20.06.2019

Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Long hours at the office could be killing you – the case for a shorter working week

Shainaz Firfiray, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick for The Conversation UK employees have the longest working week compared to other workers in the European Union. But, despite the long hours, recent studies have shown this does not make the UK a more productive nation. An… »

19.06.2019

Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin

Turkey: Gezi Protests Trial to Begin

Drop Bogus Charges, Free Kavala and Aksakoğlu The trial of 16 people accused of organizing and financing peaceful protests which began in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in 2013 is scheduled to begin on June 24, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a short video about the case. The 16 are… »

19.06.2019

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

Trump’s Promise to LGBTQ Community?

By David Breitkopf Donald Trump’s progressive record in office is—let’s just say—wanting. But his supporters are quick to point out his support of the LGBTQ community as one instance where he has come down on the right (or left) side of the ledger. It is true that during the 2016… »

16.06.2019

WikiLeaks publisher Assange faces US extradition trial next February

WikiLeaks publisher Assange faces US extradition trial next February

Chief judge Emma Arbuthnot ruled that WikiLeaks founder and journalist Julian Assange will face a trial in February 25 next year to determine whether he is extradited to the United States. As far as Britain’s government and judiciary are concerned, the verdict is a forgone conclusion. Assange will be railroaded… »

16.06.2019

Pressenza interviewed James Felton Keith

Pressenza interviewed James Felton Keith

Pressenza interviewed James Felton Keith during our “Perspectives from Utopia“ event in NYC on June 7. James is running for a seat in New York’s 13th Congressional District with the commitment of establishing an Universal Basic Income. https://youtu.be/_Mi-uGNdSxE… »

16.06.2019

Children Seeking Refuge Will Be Imprisoned at Fort Sill in July

Children Seeking Refuge Will Be Imprisoned at Fort Sill in July

A Call To Action: We cannot stand by when 1400 more asylum-seeking children from our southern border are going to be imprisoned at Fort Sill in July of 2019. This is the place where over 700 people of Japanese ancestry (immigrants and citizens) were imprisoned during WWII and one immigrant… »

15.06.2019

Who’s afraid of LGBT superheroes?

Who’s afraid of LGBT superheroes?

Ultra-conservatives have launched homophobic campaigns against Disney and Marvel for ‘LGBT propaganda’. It seems laughable but it’s part of a coordinated backlash. By Claire Provost for openDemocracy The US Christian right has been busy. Over the last few months they’ve been busy in America pushing for… »

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… »

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