Human Rights

31.07.2019

Press Statement on the Series of Killings in Negros

Press Statement on the Series of Killings in Negros

Editor’s Note: Negros Oriental is a province located in Central Visayas, Philippines. At least 15 persons, including 4 policemen and a school principal, were killed in separate shooting incidents in a span of just one week in this province. July 25 was the bloodiest with 7 dead in just one day. … »

25.07.2019

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius immediately

Return the Chagos Archipelago to Mauritius immediately

PRESS RELEASE Colonialism Reparation welcomes that the United Nations General Assembly has confirmed that the process of decolonisation of Mauritius was not lawfully completed giving the United Kingdom six months to withdraw its colonial administration from the Chagos Archipelago unconditionally and requests that the United Kingdom present apologies and compensations… »

23.07.2019

The US has a history of testing biological weapons on the public – were infected ticks used too?

The US has a history of testing biological weapons on the public – were infected ticks used too?

Michelle Bentley, Royal Holloway for The Conversation The House of Representatives has instructed the Pentagon to disclose whether it used ticks to infect the American public with Lyme disease between 1950 and 1975. The allegation comes from Chris Smith, the Republican representative for New Jersey. A… »

22.07.2019

Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says

Israeli destruction of Palestinian homes in West Bank, ‘not compatible’ with international humanitarian law, UN says

Following “with sadness” the Israeli authorities’ destruction of homes in the Palestinian community of Sur Bahir, three top United Nations officials issued a statement on Monday underscoring that the move was “not compatible” with Israel’s “obligations under international humanitarian law”. Israel’s Supreme Court has reportedly ruled that the houses were… »

20.07.2019

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

Granting Julian Assange political asylum was “the right thing” to do

“We knew he was in real danger, as will be confirmed now; and that’s why we granted him political asylum. Right then the US obviously decided that Ecuador had crossed a line.” Interview with the former foreign minister of Ecuador. Ricardo Patiño for openDemocracy The decision by the… »

18.07.2019

“Our Squad Is Big”: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack

“Our Squad Is Big”: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Tlaib and Pressley Condemn Trump’s Racist Attack

Congressmembers Ayanna Pressley, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar condemned President Trump’s spate of racist attacks against them in a news conference Monday. Their public rebuke followed Trump tweeting Sunday telling them to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”… »

18.07.2019

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Poor tenants pay for landlords to live like kings. It doesn’t have to be this way

Britain has enough housing – it’s just that a series of outrageous policies makes it accessible only to the rich. By George Monbiot for The Guardian I have a friend who works almost every waking hour, mainly to pay the rent. Her landlord lives on a beach, 4,000 miles… »

17.07.2019

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

By Jhon Sánchez “New York City, ICE is checking IDs at the 1,2,3 train west 72 St Station” was one of the text messages I got last Sunday. Yesterday during dinner, one of my friends handed us a booklet from her church that contained a Know-Your-Rights article in case of… »

16.07.2019

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

“Nobody told me, I was at the table with Sérgio Amadeu, Sabrina Fernandes and Gregório Duvivier, as well as Glenn himself. The atmosphere of tension was enormous. Our speeches were interrupted by bombs and fireworks,” Castilho said. By Alceu Castilho On Facebook The miserable Brazilian press managed to hide… »

16.07.2019

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Photos by Ellen Davidson Hundreds of people participated in the Kingston, NY, Lights for Liberty immigrant rights vigil July 12. Chants included “Black, brown, white, unite to fight for immigrants’ right,” “Love, not hate, makes America… »

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