Human Rights

24.09.2018

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

2018 Right Livelihood Award Laureates Announced

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely known as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. The 2018 Honorary Award goes to anti-corruption champions Thelma Aldana (Guatemala) & Iván Velásquez (Colombia) “for their innovative work in exposing abuse of power and prosecuting corruption, thus rebuilding people’s trust in public… »

22.09.2018

Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama

Casting Kavanaugh: The Trump Supreme Court Drama

by Dr Binoy Kampmark —September 21, 2018 Stage set Washington.  Object: adulterating power.  The arm of government: the judiciary.  That particular group of high ranking paladins remains up in the air as US Supreme Court appointee Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh floats around… »

22.09.2018

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

The oppression of Baha’is by the Houthis reaches unprecedented levels in Sana’a, Yemen

On 15 September, more than 20 members of the Bahá’í community in Yemen, including all their national leaders and minors, were falsely accused of espionage and apostasy at a Houthis-controlled Sana’a court hearing. The accusations, inspired by religious motives, made by the de facto authorities in Sana’a at the hearing,… »

22.09.2018

Looking Back To Those Martial Law Days

Looking Back To Those Martial Law Days

September 21, 2018. The Philippines commemorates the 46th anniversary of the proclamation of Martial Law, with rallies and events expressing the hope that we never forget those “dark days” in our history, that we never fall back into clutches of dictatorship, and that we safeguard our hard-won democracy. The Marcos… »

21.09.2018

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Bogota, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Legislators from different parties in Colombia demanded from the government the resources to implement the Peace Deal with the former FARC guerrilla group.   Brought together in the Senate Peace Commission, the congress people expressed their concern about the current reintegration of former guerrillas who,… »

18.09.2018

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

By ARTURO DESIMONE 15 September 2018 for openDemocracy SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Stateless and dispossessed persons in the world today amount to a towering 65 million. If we are to trust the ‘’census’’ of… »

16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

15.09.2018

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet’s most powerful platforms? “You achieve bullshit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as… »

13.09.2018

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves. Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done… »

12.09.2018

Venezuelan FM Denounces Economic Siege to UN Special Rapporteur

Venezuelan FM Denounces Economic Siege to UN Special Rapporteur

Caracas, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza met today with UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy,as part of his working agenda at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council. During the meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, Arreaza denounced the economic blockade maintained by the United States and… »

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