Human Rights

04.05.2019

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Where are women’s voices in Africa’s infrastructure projects?

Women in Zimbabwe’s informal economy face steep challenges amid economic crisis, competition from big companies, and poor infrastructure. By Sally Nyakanyanga 3 May 2019 for openDemocracy It was late afternoon in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Rudo Kabete, 35, sat beside more than 50 other women selling almost identical handicrafts… »

03.05.2019

May 3, World Press Freedom Day: The Assange case

May 3, World Press Freedom Day: The Assange case

“Press freedom is the cornerstone of democratic societies. All States, all nations, are strengthened by information, debate and the exchange of opinions. At a time of growing discourse of mistrust and delegitimization of the press and journalism, it is essential that we guarantee freedom of opinion through the free exchange… »

03.05.2019

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

Economist Jeffrey Sachs: U.S. Sanctions Have Devastated Venezuela & Killed Over 40,000 Since 2017

More than 40,000 people have died in Venezuela since 2017 as a result of U.S. sanctions, according to a new report by the Center for Economic and Policy Research co-authored by economists Jeffrey Sachs and Mark Weisbrot. The report examines how U.S. sanctions have reduced the availability of food and… »

02.05.2019

Grannies against the right-wing parties

Grannies against the right-wing parties

Dear Grannies all over the world! We are very happy about connecting you with our project “Grannies against the right-wing parties”. We began in Austria in November 2017, now our idea became more power. Since our beginning with demonstrations against our government the international media were interested on the other face… »

02.05.2019

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

Anti-Nuclear Plowshares Activists Respond to Court’s Denial of Motion to Dismiss Charges

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 anti-nuclear activists received the decision Friday evening from a federal magistrate denying their motions to dismiss the charges, including their motion under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The seven defendants, all Catholics, had testified with expert witnesses during their November 2018 evidentiary hearings and waited… »

02.05.2019

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

A fully automated society is science fiction: Michael Yates focuses on US labor

By Farooque Chowdhury May Day is one of the most important days to the exploited people. Michael D. Yates, director of Monthly Review Press and former Associate Editor of Monthly Review magazine, focuses on US labor and its movement in the following interview taken in April 2019 by Farooque Chowdhury. Professor Michael Yates, whose academic… »

01.05.2019

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

By Vijay Prashad* For Jerry Yapari, killed on November 19, 2009. Few people outside Papua New Guinea know about Porgera. Those who do know about it know that it is one of the centers of international gold mining, with… »

29.04.2019

To give up on Jewish-Arab partnership is to give up hope

To give up on Jewish-Arab partnership is to give up hope

Most of the people in this land are victims of the Netanyahu government. Partnership between them is the only way to fight its various forms of oppression — including the occupation. By Nisreen Shehada and Alon-Lee Green It’s so easy for those in positions of privilege to criticize… »

27.04.2019

Economists Warn Trump’s Sanctions Targeting Venezuela

Economists Warn Trump’s Sanctions Targeting Venezuela

‘A Death Sentence for Tens of Thousands of People’ “It’s a fruitless, heartless, illegal, and failed policy, causing grave harm to the Venezuelan people.” by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams Two American economists warn that U.S. sanctions targeting Venezuela “are a death sentence for tens… »

27.04.2019

Yazidi women raped by IS allowed to return to their homes in Iraq with their babies

Yazidi women raped by IS allowed to return to their homes in Iraq with their babies

“Yazidi survivors groups have embraced a decision by the community’s elders to allow children who are the result of rape by members of Islamic State to return with their Yazidi mothers to their homelands in Iraq. “The landmark ruling by the Yazidi Supreme Spiritual Council has cleared the way for… »

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