Human Rights

03.11.2019

Brazil: indigenous Guajajara killed by loggers in Maranhão

Brazil: indigenous Guajajara killed by loggers in Maranhão

The group of indigenous forest agents known as “Guardians of the Forest” was ambushed by loggers on Friday, November 1, 2019, in the interior of the Araribóia Indigenous Land, region of Bom Jesus das Selvas (Maranhão state), between the Lagoa Comprida and Jenipapo peoples. There was an intense confrontation. The… »

03.11.2019

Armenian Genocide Resolution for Dinner

Armenian Genocide Resolution for Dinner

By Nancy Agabian On Tuesday October 29, the House passed a resolution acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of 1915. Many Armenian Americans celebrated, but I didn’t. Don’t get me wrong – as the granddaughter of a genocide survivor, I know how little has been done to atone for this crime against… »

02.11.2019

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

When, after 11 days of strong social mobilization, Decree 883 was repealed and the beginning of a broad dialogue between the government and the indigenous movement was announced, the issue ceased to occupy the headlines of the mainstream media. However, the conflict is not over. In the following interview, Nelsy… »

31.10.2019

The Yang Gang During the Basic Income March

The Yang Gang During the Basic Income March

By Jhon Sánchez One of Andrew Yang’s presidential proposals is to implement a guaranteed income of 1,000 dollars per month to all U.S. citizens. Freedom Dividend, as he called it, “is a form of universal basic income (UBI), a type of social security that guarantees a certain amount of money… »

30.10.2019

The invasion of N. Syria and its aftermath: Militarism and more suffering

The invasion of N. Syria and its aftermath: Militarism and more suffering

by Serdar M. Değirmencioğlu As the invasion got underway on October 9, Süleyman Soylu, the Minister of Interior was on television. Seated across several regime-friendly journalists who were very enthusiastic about the invasion, he appeared to enjoy every moment: He was grinning and posturing. His words were even more stunning. »

30.10.2019

Airbnb must face the facts: human trafficking and modern slavery happen in rented accommodation

Airbnb must face the facts: human trafficking and modern slavery happen in rented accommodation

October 30, 2019 2.49pm GMT Michael O’Regan, Bournemouth University for The Conversation Researchers estimate that there are 1.1m victims of human trafficking across Europe. According to the UN almost one-third of human trafficking victims globally are children. Cases of forced criminality, prostitution and… »

28.10.2019

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

Eighth Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives was held in Quito

In the framework of Nonviolent October, this morning and afternoon was held in Cumandá Parque Urbano, in the city of Quito, the 8th Fair of Nonviolent Initiatives. Hundreds of people visited stands and participated in recreational activities, sensory, with pets, brain gymnastics, among others that were registered in this fair… »

28.10.2019

Alberto Fernández wins the elections and is the president-elect of Argentina

Alberto Fernández wins the elections and is the president-elect of Argentina

In the elections held this Sunday 27 in Argentina, the candidate of the Frente de Todos (Front for All) Alberto Fernández was elected as the new president. Alberto Fernandez wins the elections and is the president-elect of Argentina together with the former president Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as Vice President. »

28.10.2019

Basic Income March from Harlem to the Bronx

Basic Income March from Harlem to the Bronx

By Jhon Sánchez and Photos by Franklin Chávez Pressenza’s crew joined the Basic Income March that took place in New York City, Saturday, October 26.  This initiative started under the leadership of Diane Pagen and the… »

26.10.2019

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

People taking to the streets in all continents demanding a humanised system

We are witnessing a moment of widespread social mobilisation in many cities around the world that seems to be gathering pace as the numbers swell and the demands become clearer, even if they begin with a very particular response to a specific act of government (increases in fuel or transport… »

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