Human Rights

26.07.2018

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Sorin Balasu, Keele University fot The Conversation Now, perhaps more than ever, the Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke seems clearly to have been right when he said that the forces of evil will triumph, if good women and men do nothing. The recent dramatic protest… »

25.07.2018

Fires in Greece

Fires in Greece

Fire in the Gerania mountains. (Picture by Pressenza) For the last 48 hours, wild fires kept burning different parts of Attica. So far, the country mourns 84 victims and the number of missing persons is still high. People’s fortunes were destroyed, and animals were burned while the fires went by the… »

25.07.2018

Enough of these disgraceful slurs against Jeremy Corbyn

Enough of these disgraceful slurs against Jeremy Corbyn

By SHAUN LAWSON 23 July 2018 for openDemocracy Even the author of the IHRA definition of anti-semitism has spoken against it. I’m Jewish. The grandson of a Holocaust survivor. My grandmother, who died only last year, was the one true hero of my life. Brought… »

24.07.2018

PMPI Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte

On the day he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte promised change for the country despite his lack of a comprehensive vision for the country’s development. Like a paper boat in a river race, he went along the tide picking up what might possibly be good, from his own perspective and… »

22.07.2018

Ecuador to withdraw asylum for Assange – Reports

Ecuador to withdraw asylum for Assange – Reports

21 July 2018 (SPUTNIK)* — Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno is not planning to meet with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who resides in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, during the president’s upcoming visit to the United Kingdom, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry said on July 19. A source close to the Ecuadorian… »

21.07.2018

About 750,000 Displaced Returned to Their Homes in Syria this Year

About 750,000 Displaced Returned to Their Homes in Syria this Year

Damascus, Jul 21 (Prensa Latina) More than 750,000 internally displaced persons and about 13,000 Syrian refugees returned to their homes in the first six months of this year, United Nations sources reported today. A statement from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), published here, indicated… »

21.07.2018

Tell Israel to Allow Thinking in Its Schools

Tell Israel to Allow Thinking in Its Schools

By David Swanson Israel has passed a law allowing its Minister of Education to ban from its schools any person or group who criticizes Israel — apparently something that no teachers or students in Israel are supposed to do either (though some do). The hasbara, or pro-war propaganda, spin on this… »

21.07.2018

Apartheid Is Official in Israel

Apartheid Is Official in Israel

By Jafar M Ramini Last Tuesday the Israeli government, emboldened by total support from the Trump Administration and the total cowardice of the international community passed one of the most discriminatory, racist bills in the history of the State of Israel, the Jewish Nation State Bill. The vote was 62:55… »

16.07.2018

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

By Oscar Grenfell The London-based Times newspaper reported yesterday that the British and Ecuadorian governments have been holding secret discussions on plans to evict WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange from Ecuador’s London embassy, where he sought political asylum six years ago. The article said the talks are “an attempt to remove Assange” from… »

16.07.2018

Pictures speak louder than words, but Chomsky warns us not to get distracted

Pictures speak louder than words, but Chomsky warns us not to get distracted

Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May But Chomsky tells us the importance of seeing the plan behind the showman’ act Noam Chomsky: It’s all about being a showman so… »

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