Human Rights

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… »

11.11.2019

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

The Neoliberal Assault on Warren’s Plan to Pay for Medicare for All

By John Atcheson | commondreams.org Both Sanders and Warren have come up with viable plans for funding Medicare for all. The neoliberal establishment and the conservatives have been going after Sanders’ approach by raising the specter of-middle class tax increases. Sanders seems to trust that people will understand that… »

10.11.2019

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Demonstrations from abroad of support, encouragement and inspiration for Chile

Al over the world there have been demonstrations in support of the rebellion in Chile, fuelled by the core tiredness of the people of having their basic rights played with by the same elite that has accumulated and concentrated the country’s resources for way too long. That includes the governments… »

09.11.2019

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

UN overwhelmingly votes for ending U.S. blockade against Cuba

12:05 pm The voting process begins. Result: 187 in favor; 3 against; 2 abstentions Against: Israel, the United States, Brazil Abstaining: Colombia and Ukraine The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Thursday overwhelming voted in favor of the resolution demanding ending of the U.S. blockade against Cuba with 187 countries voting in favor,… »

07.11.2019

Carabineros will be investigated for crimes of torture in Chile

Carabineros will be investigated for crimes of torture in Chile

This was confirmed by the Attorney General’s Office, since torture and repression has been “a daily thing for the students” according to the leader of ACES, Coordinating Assembly of Secondary Students. In addition to torture, minors have been forced to undress, mistreated and raped. Yesterday, the Carabineros entered the Liceo… »

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