Human Rights

17.08.2019

Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

Assange Must Not Also Die in Jail

The highly dubious death of Jeffrey Epstein in a US maximum security prison is another strong reason not to extradite Julian Assange into one – particularly as many of the same people who are relieved by Epstein’s death would like to see Assange dead too. But there is every reason… »

16.08.2019

Women lead struggle to preserve Indian democracy in face of rising Hindu nationalism

Women lead struggle to preserve Indian democracy in face of rising Hindu nationalism

With fascism on the rise, Indian women are organizing trainings and campaigns to foster communal harmony and safeguard constitutional rights. Yamuna Matheswaran August 14, 2019 After the Indian government’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, people across… »

16.08.2019

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN’s highest policy making body to Geneva– perhaps for the first time in UN history– providing a less-hostile political… »

16.08.2019

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

By Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in… »

13.08.2019

India’s colossal blunder in Kashmir

India’s colossal blunder in Kashmir

Ayesha Ray, King’s College for the Conversation In a stunningly dangerous, undemocratic and secretive move, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government repealed Articles 370 and 35a of the Indian Constitution using a presidential order. The government failed to involve all stakeholders in the restive state… »

11.08.2019

SOA graduates sentenced in Italy for their roles in Operation Condor

SOA graduates sentenced in Italy for their roles in Operation Condor

By SOA Watch In July, an Italian appeals court sentenced 24 former officials from Bolivia, Chile, Peru, and Uruguay to life in prison for their roles in Operation Condor — a brutal and extremely deadly US-backed operation in the 1970s and 1980s that targeted leftists, activists, social movement leaders, and… »

08.08.2019

Federal Judge Hears Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA

Federal Judge Hears Kings Bay Plowshares’ Motion to Dismiss Charges Under RFRA

The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 in federal court today made oral arguments concerning the denial of the pre-trial motions to dismiss the charges against them.  Appearing for the first time before Judge Lisa Godbey Wood, who will be the trial judge, four of the pro-se defendants and two of the… »

06.08.2019

Defending the environment now more lethal than soldiering in some war zones – and indigenous peoples are suffering most

Defending the environment now more lethal than soldiering in some war zones – and indigenous peoples are suffering most

Jayalaxshmi Mistry, Royal Holloway for The Conversation Despite centuries of persecution, indigenous groups still manage or have tenure rights over at least a quarter of the world’s land surface. Often inhabiting these lands as far back as memory extends, they share a deep and unique connection… »

01.08.2019

US Federal Court Exposes Democratic Party Conspiracy Against Assange and WikiLeaks

US Federal Court Exposes Democratic Party Conspiracy Against Assange and WikiLeaks

In a ruling published late Tuesday, Judge John Koeltl of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, delivered a devastating blow to the US-led conspiracy against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. In his ruling, Judge Koeltl, a Bill Clinton nominee and former Assistant Special Prosecutor for the… »

31.07.2019

The European Commission sides with refugees and civil society

The European Commission sides with refugees and civil society

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee welcomes the decision of the European Commission to refer Hungary to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for what the Hungarian government calls the ’Stop Soros’ act. The Commission also decided to launch a new infringement procedure for withholding food from those detained… »

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