Human Rights

31.03.2018

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

Cambridge Analytica is what happens when you privatise military propaganda

ADAM RAMSAY 28 March 2018 for openDemocracy You can’t understand the Cambridge Analytica scandal until you understand what its parent company does The Gulf War Did Not Take Place”. This audacious claim was made by the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard in March 1991, only… »

30.03.2018

Change Is coming… and not through the barrel of our guns

Change Is coming… and not through the barrel of our guns

The uncontained force behind the national murder rate is dehumanization, and as this movement grows, it must — it will — look institutional dehumanization straight in the eye. by Robert C. Koehler for Common Dreams The cries of loss and anguish become public, at last. A… »

27.03.2018

Reparations at the World Social Forum 2018

Reparations at the World Social Forum 2018

By Colonialism Reparation Press Release The theme of reparations at the 2018 World Social Forum in Salvador de Bahia was treated in the workshop Repairs to Colonialism (page 113), in the World Assembly of Resistance Peoples, Movements and Territories and in the Agora of futures. In these activities participated some… »

23.03.2018

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

#EHF2018: What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation

With the slogan “What unites us towards the Universal Human Nation”, the 5th European Humanist Forum will take place on the 11th, 12th and 13th of May in Madrid.  The opening session will take place in the Education Science Faculty of Spain’s Distance Education University and on Saturday and Sunday,… »

22.03.2018

Washington Post: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine

Washington Post: 187,000 Exposed to Gun Violence at School Since Columbine

The Washington Post reports more than 187,000 students have been exposed to gun violence at school in the 19 years since the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. Despite the high number, school shootings represent only a tiny fraction of U.S. gun violence, which claims more than 13,000 lives each… »

18.03.2018

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

How Facebook data was used to influence US elections (and Brexit?)

New reports reveal how pro-Trump firm Cambridge Analytica ‘exploited’ Facebook to harvest data of 50 million users “This story is a devastating tale of how personal data and massive, unaccountable technology platforms combined with malevolent political interests to subvert the public sphere. Facebook owes us the truth.” by Jake… »

17.03.2018

Teaching students how to dissent is part of democracy

Teaching students how to dissent is part of democracy

Teaching children how to dissent in response to a violent situation that they feel threatens their well-being is aligned with the purposes of democratic schooling. Indeed, a flourishing democracy depends on such an informed and active citizenry who will speak out when they find laws to be unjust.   by … »

15.03.2018

1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence

1 Million Students Walk Out of 3,000+ Schools to Protest Gun Violence

In a historic day of action, more than a million students from over 3,000 schools walked out of classes to protest gun violence on Wednesday. Walkouts occurred in all 50 states as well as some overseas. In Littleton, Colorado, hundreds walked out Columbine High School—site of a 1999 massacre that… »

15.03.2018

Confluence of the World March and Jai Jagat

Confluence of the World March and Jai Jagat

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence route WWW&V International.- Press Release Representatives of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence and the Jai Jagat March, meeting in Gwalior (India), agreed on the collaboration between both marches. These two actions of great magnitude suppose they will mark the world… »

12.03.2018

On World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, its inventor warns of threats to digital rights

On World Wide Web’s 29th birthday, its inventor warns of threats to digital rights

“The fact that power is concentrated among so few companies has made it possible to weaponize the web,” warns British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee by Jessica Corbett, staff writer for Common Dreams  On the 29th anniversary of the founding of the World Wide Web, British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee—the… »

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