Human Rights

11.12.2018

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

Stansted 15: Solidarity Open Letter and Protest outside the Home Office

A solidarity demonstration with the Stansted 15 – the activists convicted under anti-terror legislation for blocking a deportation flight in March 2017 –  took place this afternoon in London outside the Home Office. Many protesters were wearing pink to show their support. More than 300 public… »

10.12.2018

Democracy and living well: a Call to Conscience

Democracy and living well: a Call to Conscience

Let’s unite to defend life and resist global threats! The Call to Conscience is an initiative of the Dialogues in Humanity Network. It synthesizes the two major threats hanging over humanity today: market fundamentalism and identity fundamentalism. The first leads to the oppression and exploitation of human beings by the… »

10.12.2018

Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

Stansted 15 respond to guilty verdict

The Stansted 15 protesters, who stopped a government deportation flight from taking off in March last year, have today been found guilty of breaching terror laws. After 9 weeks the jury found all fifteen defendants guilty of intentional disruption of services and endangerment at an aerodrome under the 1990 Aviation… »

10.12.2018

Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Women Who Shaped the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Eleanor Roosevelt’s leading role as Chairperson of the drafting committee of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights has been well documented. But other women also played essential parts in shaping the document. Some of them, and their contributions to the inclusion of women’s rights in the Universal Declaration, are featured… »

09.12.2018

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Barcelona approves allocating 30% of new flats to subsidized housing

Last Wednesday, the Government of Catalonia, through the Barcelona Urban Development Subcommittee, finally approved a modification to Barcelona’s Metropolitan General Plan that obliges residential developments of more than 600 m2, whether newly created or completely refurbished, to allocate 30% of the area for public housing. The measure has now passed… »

08.12.2018

Stop the persecution of Julian Assange and protect his right to asylum

Stop the persecution of Julian Assange and protect his right to asylum

In a public statement, the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America (FCINA , Spanish initials) called for support for Julian Assange, demanding an end to the persecution of the founder of the non-profit media organization WikiLeaks. The initiative has already gained the support of an important number of… »

08.12.2018

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Peter Roderick, Newcastle University and Allyson Pollock, Newcastle University, for The Conversation In 2018, two anniversaries and a crucial decision loom large in the UK. We saw in the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July, while December 10 marks the 70th birthday of the adoption… »

07.12.2018

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

Harmful, unfounded myths about migration and health have become accepted, used to justify policies of exclusion

According to research published in The Lancet and reported by ScienceDaily “Stereotypes that migrants are disease carriers who present a risk to public health and are a burden on services are some of the most prevalent and harmful myths about migration. Evidence from a comprehensive new report, including new… »

06.12.2018

Palestinians and Brazilians call for joint struggle against Israel-Bolsonaro alliance

Palestinians and Brazilians call for joint struggle against Israel-Bolsonaro alliance

We republish here the latest statement by BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) a Palestinian-led movement for freedom, justice and equality. While Brazil’s new president wants to follow in the footsteps of Donald Trump moving the Brazilian embassy to Jerusalem, and Rio de Janeiro’s new governor wants to buy Israeli waponized drones,… »

05.12.2018

Too scared of Corbyn to run the country or produce a coherent Brexit

Too scared of Corbyn to run the country or produce a coherent Brexit

After being defeated three times in Parliament on issues related to Brexit many are asking themselves why is Mrs May, the British Prime Minister, not resigning. Many members of her own party are dismayed at the mess negotiated by her with the European Union and  all other parties are revolting… »

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