Human Rights

23.05.2020

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

North Africa: Algeria – Open letter to Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

Human rights activist Rabah Arkam has written a letter to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres regarding unacceptable human rights violations in Algeria. The activist’s objective is to call for an end to the wave of arrests resulting from the repressive policy and human rights violations by the Algerian regime. »

22.05.2020

Jack Dorsey Donates $5 Million to Andrew Yang’s Basic Income Fund

Jack Dorsey Donates $5 Million to Andrew Yang’s Basic Income Fund

Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and mobile-payment company Square, is giving $5 million to Humanity Forward, a group launched by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, to help fund microgrants to those out of a job during the coronavirus pandemic. Billionaire (& perhaps one… »

21.05.2020

European organizations support Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors

European organizations support Nobel Peace Prize for Cuban doctors

More than 25 European organizations are supporting the proposal to award the Cuban medical brigades with the Nobel Peace Prize, due to their contribution to globally fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the platform activated in France reflects on Wednesday. Convened on April 28 by the Cuba Linda and France Cuba associations,… »

20.05.2020

Tsuru for Solidarity Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Release of Immigrant Families and Children

Tsuru for Solidarity Calls for Immediate Humanitarian Release of Immigrant Families and Children

On Wednesday, May 20, US District Judge James Boasberg will have the opportunity to bring justice to thousands of families and children imprisoned in Family Residential Centers by granting their release in response to the lawsuit O.M.G. et. al. v. Wolf. These families, with minor children, continue to be held… »

18.05.2020

Tomás Hirsch: why I signed the letter submitted by Bernie Sanders to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Tomás Hirsch: why I signed the letter submitted by Bernie Sanders to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank

Together with hundreds of MPs from all over the world, I signed the letter submitted by Senator Bernie Sanders to the leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank to ask these financial institutions to annul, cancel, eliminate the debt of low-income countries, as a necessary and urgent… »

18.05.2020

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

Unite against hate and violence targeting LGBTI people: UN officials

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is calling for people everywhere to support the right to live free and equal, in line with his message for the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, observed on Sunday. The commemoration comes as the world continues to battle the… »

17.05.2020

France: End Discriminatory Police Checks and Fines

France: End Discriminatory Police Checks and Fines

Take Concrete Steps to End Biased Police Behavior, 24 Groups Say The French government should take urgent and concrete steps to end discriminatory police stops, 24 local, national, and international organizations said on Wednesday in an open letter sent to French authorities. In response to the new coronavirus… »

16.05.2020

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Work. Democratize, Decommodify, Remediate

Working humans are so much more than “resources.” This is one of the central lessons of the current crisis. Caring for the sick; delivering food, medication, and other essentials; clearing away our waste; stocking the shelves and running the registers in our grocery stores – the people who have kept… »

15.05.2020

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sanders and Omar Lead 300+ Global Lawmakers in Call to Protect Developing Countries from Economic Ruin

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) led more than 300 international lawmakers across two dozen countries in a letter to the leadership of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today, calling on the international financial institutions to cancel low-income countries’ debt in response to… »

15.05.2020

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

The start of the presidential elections campaign in Belarus was marked by a harsh crackdown on journalists and bloggers. Analysts and human rights activists believe that the authorities will go on with repressions. A wave of arrests of journalists, bloggers and activists hit Belarus just a week into the presidential… »

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