Human Rights

06.09.2018

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Historic Supreme Court Verdict: Homosexuality no longer a crime in India

Supreme Court of India has ruled to decriminalise gay sex, in an historic and unanimous verdict handed down by a five-judge panel that will have a profound impact both here in India and across the world. The court ruled that consensual sex between adults of any gender was no longer… »

05.09.2018

UN, Member States, Funding Institutions Unite to Ensure Security and Development in the Lake Chad Region

UN, Member States, Funding Institutions Unite to Ensure Security and Development in the Lake Chad Region

By Ramesh Jaura BERLIN (IDN) – More than 17 million people across north-eastern Nigeria and parts of Cameroon, Chad and Niger, comprising the Lake Chad region, are facing a complex crisis driven by extreme poverty, climate change and violent conflict compounded by the terrorist activities of Boko Haram, a jihadist… »

05.09.2018

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Migration policies, nationalist and xenophobic forces, networking between progressive political forces and civil society, opposition to hatred and intolerance and the value of non-violence. We discussed this with Elly Schlein, MEP for Possibile’ and rapporteur for her S&d Group (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) for the reform of the… »

02.09.2018

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western saviorism

#MeToo campaign for Sudanese teen highlights the need to end Western saviorism

By Erin Mazursky On June 27, Sudanese activists and the global human rights community declared victory when a 19-year old Sudanese woman, Noura Hussein, was spared the death penalty. She was instead sentenced to a five-year prison sentence for murdering her husband… »

02.09.2018

Truly Project Hate: the third scandal of the official Vote Leave campaign headed by Boris Johnson

Truly Project Hate: the third scandal of the official Vote Leave campaign headed by Boris Johnson

By  MARTIN SHAW 30 August 2018 for openDemocracy Look at the Vote Leave Facebook adverts alongside their more public propaganda, and you see quite how much it promoted racist ideas. Boris Johnson’s weaponisation of the burqa came on the heels of new revelations about… »

30.08.2018

Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World’s Richest Man

Sanders vs. Amazon Intensifies as Senator Stands With Struggling Workers Against World’s Richest Man

“No one working for a man who earns $260 million a day should be forced to sleep in their car. Yet that is what’s happening at Amazon.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer for Common Dreams After Amazon issued a rare blog post on Wednesday denouncing… »

30.08.2018

The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them

The terrifying power of stereotypes – and how to deal with them

Magdalena Zawisza, Anglia Ruskin University for The Conversation From “girls suck at maths” and “men are so insensitive” to “he is getting a bit senile with age” or “black people struggle at university”, there’s no shortage of common cultural stereotypes about social groups. Chances are you have heard… »

28.08.2018

Moni Ovadia: accusing those who criticise Israel’s politics of anti-Semitism is shameful

Moni Ovadia: accusing those who criticise Israel’s politics of anti-Semitism is shameful

Moni Ovadia is an Italian theatre actor, musician, singer and author. He has long been engaged in the search for a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict which earned him the Premio Colombe for Peace in 2005; we asked him for his opinion on recent events.   Those who criticise Israel’s… »

28.08.2018

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

Cultures of Death: Pope Francis, Apology and Child Abuse

By Dr Binoy Kampmark It was long overdue, but Pope Francis’s letter of condemnation and apology regarding the abuse of children by Catholic priests did sent a few ripples of comfort and reckoning.  He conceded that the Church “showed no care for the little ones; we abandoned them”.  He acknowledged the… »

23.08.2018

Guy Standing: The Basic Income is a fundamental emancipator policy

Guy Standing: The Basic Income is a fundamental emancipator policy

For the British economist and co-founder of the Basic Income Earth Network, Basic Income is not a panacea but it helps society to advance to a better life This is the latest in a series of interviews that we have been publishing and that were the basis of the documentary… »

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