Human Rights

09.04.2018

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Why a post-racial British society remains a myth – even in universities

Kalwant Bhopal, University of Birmingham for The Conversation Racism is truly alive and kicking in British society, not least in liberal, progressive universities. This was evident in early March when a black female student released a video of people shouting “we hate the blacks” outside her room… »

08.04.2018

Puigdemont: The denial of dialogue is not an option in democracy

Puigdemont: The denial of dialogue is not an option in democracy

Carles Puigdemont, former president of the Generalitat [Goverment] of Catalonia, has appeared this afternoon to the press in Berlin for the first time since his release. The overnight and apparently improvised press conference took place in Berlin-Kreuzberg, in a cultural space full of journalists and supporters.   Puigdemont gave a… »

08.04.2018

Not 50 million, not 87 million… Facebook admits data from ‘most’ of its 2 billion users compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

Not 50 million, not 87 million… Facebook admits data from ‘most’ of its 2 billion users compromised by ‘Malicious Actors’

Buried in a company announcement was acknowledgement that nearly all of its users have been targeted to some degree by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams “Buried in Facebook’s announcement that Cambridge Analytica had improperly gathered data from up to 87 million users—rather than the… »

06.04.2018

Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sentences 35 Morsi Supporters To Life Imprisonment

Egyptian Kangaroo Court Sentences 35 Morsi Supporters To Life Imprisonment

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali An Egyptian Kangaroo Court Wednesday (April 4) sentenced 35 alleged Muslim Brotherhood members to life in prison for allegedly forming “terrorist cells” to attack security forces and state institutions. The Sohag Criminal Court sentenced another 155 defendants to three to 15 years on similar charges, including… »

04.04.2018

The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop

The Isolation of Julian Assange Must Stop

We call on the government of Ecuador to allow Julian Assange his right of freedom of speech. by NOAM CHOMSKY, CHRIS HEDGES, JOHN PILGER, ET AL. First published on Counterpunch April 2, 2018.   If it was ever clear that the case of Julian Assange was never just a… »

03.04.2018

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee: Only Syrians can create Syrian solutions

Paul Larudee is a Californian academic and human rights organizer who has always been involved in the causes of the Middle East. He is part of the Syria Solidarity Movement. What people and organizations are in the Syria Solidarity Movement? The Syria Solidarity Movement has a diverse membership from Syria,… »

03.04.2018

There are already 17 dead, victims of repression in Gaza

There are already 17 dead, victims of repression in Gaza

Tens of thousands of Palestinians participated in the Great Return March on Friday, commemorating Land Day. The Israeli army claims that part of the demonstrators threw incendiary bombs and burning tires at the position of the soldiers who responded with rubber and lead bullets, as well as tear gas. The… »

03.04.2018

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

Don’t Deport Non-Veterans Either, Unless It’s Donald Trump

By David Swanson We’re hearing a lot about U.S. veterans being deported, just as we hear about healthcare and retirement and homelessness and countless other topics as impacting veterans in particular. The implication, and often the explicit assertion, is that we should especially care about injustice when it hurts veterans,… »

02.04.2018

Baltasar Garzón to appear in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018

Baltasar Garzón to appear in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018

Judge Baltasar Garzón will be in the opening session of the European Humanist Forum 2018 taking place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid. He will talk about issues concerning Universal Jurisdiction in the defence of Human Rights. The opening session will take place on the 11th… »

31.03.2018

Scotland must defend Clara Ponsati [1]; Sturgeon cannot play Pontius Pilate

Scotland must defend Clara Ponsati [1]; Sturgeon cannot play Pontius Pilate

By Craig Murray [2] It is sickening that Spanish courts continue to jail, and remove from political life, Catalan politicians who are the victors in democratic elections. That the European political class and media is almost entirely complicit and supportive in this truly vicious repression of the Catalan people,… »

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