Human Rights

21.09.2018

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Lawmakers Urge for Resources to Implement Peace Agreement in Colombia

Bogota, Sep 20 (Prensa Latina) Legislators from different parties in Colombia demanded from the government the resources to implement the Peace Deal with the former FARC guerrilla group.   Brought together in the Senate Peace Commission, the congress people expressed their concern about the current reintegration of former guerrillas who,… »

18.09.2018

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

Valparaíso-bound: Neruda’s ark

By ARTURO DESIMONE 15 September 2018 for openDemocracy SS Winnipeg was Pablo Neruda’s Winged Fugitive Ark for war-refugees. Where are such grand gestures today? Stateless and dispossessed persons in the world today amount to a towering 65 million. If we are to trust the ‘’census’’ of… »

16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

15.09.2018

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

Facebook Condemned for Empowering Right-Wing Magazine to “Drive Liberal News Outlets Into the Ground

What do you achieve when you let the Weekly Standard operate as a fact-checker for one of the internet’s most powerful platforms? “You achieve bullshit.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer For Common Dreams When Facebook selected the right-wing, Iraq War-boosting magazine The Weekly Standard as… »

13.09.2018

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

Scientific publishing is a rip-off. We fund the research – it should be free

By George Monbiot for The Guardian Those who take on the global industry that traps research behind paywalls are heroes, not thieves. Never underestimate the power of one determined person. What Carole Cadwalladr has done to Facebook and big data, and Edward Snowden has done… »

12.09.2018

Venezuelan FM Denounces Economic Siege to UN Special Rapporteur

Venezuelan FM Denounces Economic Siege to UN Special Rapporteur

Caracas, Sep 11 (Prensa Latina) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza met today with UN Special Rapporteur Idriss Jazairy,as part of his working agenda at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council. During the meeting held in Geneva, Switzerland, Arreaza denounced the economic blockade maintained by the United States and… »

12.09.2018

September 11th in Chile

September 11th  in Chile

This morning I was with Deputy Karol Cariola in an emblematic place located in my district, in the commune of Peñalolén. A place that remembers the worst of what was [Pinochet’s] Dictatorship. A place that should have always been a place of Peace and yet the Dina turned it into… »

11.09.2018

Undocumented immigrants plan statewide halt, escalating campaign for driver’s licenses in New Jersey

Undocumented immigrants plan statewide halt, escalating campaign for driver’s licenses in New Jersey

By Catalina Adorno After 15 years of calling and lobbying state legislators to no avail, undocumented immigrants in New Jersey are coming together to launch a new campaign for driver’s licenses — this time with a unique twist. On Sept. 17, hundreds will participate in an act they are calling… »

11.09.2018

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

Riccardo Gatti of Open Arms: we won’t surrender

How should we react to the closure of Italian and Maltese ports, to the criminalisation of solidarity and to the misrepresentation of facts? We speak to Riccardo Gatti, the Captain of the Astral and Head of Mission of the Open Arms, the boats that belong to the Spanish NGO Proactiva… »

09.09.2018

Ugandan farmers emerge victorious after monthlong occupation of UN office

Ugandan farmers emerge victorious after monthlong occupation of UN office

By Phil Wilmot, August 28, 2018 After 37 days of occupying a United Nations office in Gulu, Uganda, 234 farmers, youth, mothers with young babies and elderly men packed their gear into trucks and returned to their homes in Apaa — an area of rich farmland… »

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