Human Rights

04.12.2018

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

Yemen, Poisoned Water, and a Green New Deal

By David Swanson While U.N. figures suggest that it would take 1% of U.S. military spending to provide the world with clean drinking water, the United States could end the worst cholera epidemic in recorded history (in Yemen) for far less than that and far less than what it is spending… »

04.12.2018

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

More than 40 Million Victims of Forced Labor and Trafficking; Over 150 Million Children Subject to Child Labor. Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO) more than 40 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery. Although modern slavery is not defined in… »

03.12.2018

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian Publishes Still More Blatant MI6 Lies on J. Assange

The Guardian, Washington Post and New York Times have been publishing a stream of deliberate lies, in collusion with the security services. The idea of the “liberal media” no longer exists in the new plutocratic age. The press are not on the side of the people, they are an instrument… »

03.12.2018

Nationalisation Without Compensation

Nationalisation Without Compensation

“…The City of London is our enemy and will naturally attempt to resist or punish any attack on its continued ability to be the conduit for the hoovering dry of the national wealth…” When slavery was abolished in the British Empire, taxpayers paid huge sums in compensation to slave owners… »

30.11.2018

Julian Assange cornered

Julian Assange cornered

by Sally Burch The fence is tightened around the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, who is still on asylum at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. International persecution is growing and his rights are being curtailed. In mid-November, it was leaked (apparently involuntarily) that there is indeed a summary accusation… »

29.11.2018

Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through

Brexit or no Brexit, life-changing medicines already aren’t getting through

HEIDI CHOW 29 November 2018 Big Pharma is hurting the NHS [UK National Health Service] at its core – here’s what we need to do, if we’re bold enough. Warnings of price hikes, supply problems and stockpiling under a no-deal Brexit has pushed medicines into… »

29.11.2018

“Stop the Tears”, weekend of action on December 1 – 2

“Stop the Tears”, weekend of action on December 1 – 2

On November 25, 2018, U.S. Border Agents fired tear gas and rubber bullets at a group of immigrants crossing into San Diego from Tijuana, Mexico, including young children. These policies are cruel and unjustified, and must be loudly rejected. The people who were fired upon are fleeing dangerous conditions and… »

28.11.2018

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

US military, border police attack asylum seekers at US-Mexico border

By Eric London A combined force of the US military and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) pointed assault rifles and fired tear gas, rubber bullets and flash bang grenades at impoverished workers and their families on Sunday. The crowd, which included many women and young children, attempted to cross the… »

27.11.2018

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

U.S. Border Patrol Fires Tear Gas at Families Seeking Asylum

In Tijuana, Mexico, U.S. border patrol officers fired tear gas Sunday into a crowd of desperate Central American asylum seekers as they tried to push their way through the heavily militarized border with the United States. Among those attacked were mothers and small children, who were left gagging and screaming… »

27.11.2018

UN criticises UK austerity induced poverty…so…mission accomplished?

UN criticises UK austerity induced poverty…so…mission accomplished?

“The UK government has inflicted “great misery” on its people with “punitive, mean-spirited, and often callous” austerity policies driven by a political desire to undertake social re-engineering rather than economic necessity, the United Nations poverty envoy has found. “Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, ended… »

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