Human Rights

12.03.2018

With hundreds on death row: Egyptian court sentences 10 to death ahead of presidential election

With hundreds on death row: Egyptian court sentences 10 to death ahead of presidential election

By Abdus Sattar Ghazali An Egyptian Kangaroo court Saturday (March 10) sentenced 10 people to death and five others to life in prison for allegedly forming a “terrorist group” to plot attacks on security forces and other institutions. The state-run MENA news agency said the defendants are affiliated with the… »

10.03.2018

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia: barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

#21F and the process of change in Bolivia:  barely twelve years versus centuries of humiliation

ALAI AMLAT-en, 09/03/2018.-. Close observation of the coat of arms of the Pluri-National State of Bolivia, reveals at the bottom of the oval a mountain. But not just any mountain: it is the Sumaj Orcko, a magnificent peak, a sacred place for those who live in the vecinity. Toward the… »

08.03.2018

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

Celebrating the work of women on International Women’s Day

It would be impossible to write an article about all the contributions made by women throughout history. And in the present climate of #MeToo and Time’s Up what better point to reflect on than some of those contributions to inspire more appreciation of women? Some of them were part of… »

08.03.2018

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

The UK can’t truly celebrate International Women’s Day until women are equal with each other

Nilufar Ahmed, Swansea University for The Conversation International Women’s Day 2018 has the theme “press for progress”. It is a “strong call to motivate and unite friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive”. In the last few months alone, the world has… »

07.03.2018

Take a Knee and a Stand

Take a Knee and a Stand

By David Swanson Remarks at Saint Mary’s Hall, San Antonio, Texas, March 1, 2018 Thank you for inviting me. What I contended in the article that got me invited here was that one of the biggest taboos in the United States, one of the behaviors treated most as a heresy,… »

07.03.2018

Nobel Women Peace Laureates Call for an End to Rohingya Genocide

Nobel Women Peace Laureates Call for an End to Rohingya Genocide

As three Nobel peace laureates—Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, Shirin Ebadi of Iran, and Mairead Maguire of Northern Ireland – conclude their visit to Bangladesh on the six-month anniversary of the current Rohingya crisis, the three women are calling for an immediate end to the “genocide” of the Rohingya people. This… »

05.03.2018

Florida school shooting: urgency of gun reform calls for dramatic action from young survivors

Florida school shooting: urgency of gun reform calls for dramatic action from young survivors

Adele Senior, Leeds Beckett University for The Conversation Over the past few days, accusations have surfaced that student survivors of the Florida incident – which saw 17 people lose their lives – are in fact performers playing a pre-written role for the cameras. Since the shooting… »

28.02.2018

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

As Students Demand Gun Control, Arms Manufacturers Continue Targeting “Next Generation of Shooters”

“Even As a Student Movement Rises, Gun Manufacturers Are Targeting Young People” In Parkland, Florida, students returned to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Sunday afternoon for the first time inside their school since February 14, when a 19-year-old former student named Nikolas Cruz walked into the school and… »

24.02.2018

Anti-Fascist Organizing Explodes on US College Campuses

Anti-Fascist Organizing Explodes on US College Campuses

By Shane Burley, On December 13, six members of the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents shared a statement titled “United Against Hate,” showing their opposition to the current negotiations happening between the university and white nationalist Richard Spencer. After a disastrous appearance at the University of Florida at Gainesville,… »

23.02.2018

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

Teachers’ response to Trump’s proposal to give them guns

From the United Teachers Los Angels Facebook page “I am a teacher and you want to arm me? President Trump and the NRA say the answer to stop school shootings is more guns. But we say, arm us with more resources not more guns. #KidsNotProfit #SuppliesNotGuns #ARMMEWITH Mary… »

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