Human Rights

29.06.2018

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

Students of March For Our Lives Launch “Road to Change”

This summer, the students of March For Our Lives are making stops across America to get young people educated, registered, and motivated to vote. We call it March For Our Lives: Road to Change. “When people across the country rallied at the March For Our Lives just over 3… »

28.06.2018

Face 2 Face with Rev Juan Carlos Ruiz

Face 2 Face with Rev Juan Carlos Ruiz

On this show we speak with Rev Juan Carlos Ruiz from the New Sanctuary Coalition of NYC. We discuss the rebirth of the Sanctuary Movement ​in response to growing discrimination​ and violence ​against our immigrant community ​through detention and deportation. www.newsanctuarynyc.org… »

28.06.2018

Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country

Calls to abolish ICE grow as encampments multiply across the country

By Shane Burley June 27, 2018 It was about 3:30 a.m. on the morning of Monday, June 25 when armed Federal Protective Service officers returned to the Portland, Oregon office for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE personnel had not been back since June 19, when protesters… »

28.06.2018

From bath bombs to spy cops – why cosmetic store Lush took on the police

From bath bombs to spy cops – why cosmetic store Lush took on the police

By Kelly J. Stockdale, York St John University for The Conversation The cosmetic store Lush has been at the centre of a scandal after it featured prominent window displays with police tape and “cop/spy” posters. [see poster on The Conversation site] Lush has always taken a strong… »

27.06.2018

The Carnival of Resistance: Trump not welcome in the UK

The Carnival of Resistance: Trump not welcome in the UK

By Stop Trump In 2017 a coalition of organisations and individuals joined forces to protest against Donald Trump’s planned visit to the UK. Their letter to the Guardian called his presidency dangerous and divisive and committed to organising one of the biggest demonstrations in British history. Two cancelled… »

27.06.2018

Could NGOs flourish in a future without foreign aid?

Could NGOs flourish in a future without foreign aid?

By MICHAEL EDWARDS 24 June 2018 for openDemocracy Only when myths are revealed as myths can there be a clear-eyed conversation about the best ways forward The last few months have been a season of myth-busting around NGOs like Oxfam and Save the Children—myths like… »

25.06.2018

Fifty years later, we still have a dream

Fifty years later, we still have a dream

By ROSA PAVANELLI 22 June 2018 for openDemocracy As the Poor People’s Campaign arrives in Washington DC it’s time to celebrate Public Service Day They gather every Monday. Hundreds of low-wage workers, faith leaders, civil rights organizers, trade union members and liberal activists from all… »

25.06.2018

End Family Separation. Updated Events

End Family Separation. Updated Events

Women’s March Barcelona, Women’s March Milan and Madrid Resistance have united to address the abhorrent human rights violations happening to immigrant children who are being ripped from their parents’ arms in the United States. We have collected resources and actions that anyone from anywhere in the world can take to… »

24.06.2018

How Four Words Changed History

How Four Words Changed History

Q: “And babies?” A: “And babies.” These four words, broadcast by CBS News in 1969, had a profound impact on the American public, the Nixon presidency and the course of the Vietnam War. Questions about babies have arisen again at the White House, this time about thousands of immigrant… »

24.06.2018

The real reason Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving: economic necessity

The real reason Saudi Arabia lifted its ban on women driving: economic necessity

Martin Hvidt, University of Southern Denmark for The Conversation After years of campaigning by women activists, on June 24 the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia will be lifted. It is the most visible of a bundle of recent initiatives taken by the Saudi king and… »

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