activists

UK’s Deportation of Asylum-Seekers to Rwanda Halted—But Fight ‘Not Over Yet’

“It shouldn’t take a European Court to tell the U.K. government a simple fact: It’s morally repugnant to trade human beings for cash,” said one group in London. JESSICA CORBETT Human rights campaigners celebrated late Tuesday after a European court ruling led…

Criminalization at Europe’s borders: unconvering the risks faced by those who support asylum seekers

Asylum seekers travelling to Europe via irregular migration routes often rely on assistance from lawyers, NGOs, and volunteers following their arrival. Drawing on research conducted in Greece, Gemma Bird details the risks that these individuals and organisations take in their efforts to…

Ende Gelände 2020

Ende Gelände mobilised thousands in Germany last weekend, targeting both coal and gas and developing tactics to protect activists from coronavirus transmission. The eighth Ende Gelände went ahead in the drizzly and cold Rhineland region of Germany last weekend. Over 3,000 activists pushed through…

How to Keep Activist Movements From Burning Out

No matter how much support a cause has when gearing up, it has little hope of accomplishing long-term goals if its supporters are divided. By Collective 20 Since the 1960s, how many movements have excitedly exploded into existence, only to…

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Government Should End Spurious Charges, Pre-Trial Detention to Silence Dissent Bangladesh authorities are using the abusive Digital Security Act to harass and indefinitely detain activists, journalists, and others critical of the government and its political leadership, Human Rights Watch said today. The administration…

Sea Watch and everything else: testimony of a journalist-activist

While I write, the dramatic developments regarding the migrants that were rescued by Sea Watch and have been stuck in open see for almost two weeks have not yet reached a conclusion. Having followed this story with passion, I want…

Greece: Rescuers at Sea Face Baseless Accusations

The criminal accusations brought by Greek prosecutors against activists for their efforts to rescue migrants and asylum seekers at sea appear entirely unfounded, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch analyzed court records and other documents in the cases of two…

Under Activist Pressure, Portland Agrees to End All Corporate Investments

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout | Report In a sweeping move that follows a wave of divestment activism in Portland, Oregon, and across the country, the Portland City Council voted last week to pull all of the city’s investments in corporate bonds and securities.…

China: activists get years of prison for supporting HK’s Occupy protests

On April 8, 2016, reporter Karen Cheung writing on Hong Kong Free Press (HKFP) website announced the jailing of four Guangzhou (just over the border from Hong Kong-Shenzhen) activists facing jail terms for inciting subversion of state power. All they…

Activists dragged out of Climate Expo for protesting Corporate Influence over COP21 Negotiations

The U.N. climate summit has come under scrutiny for its unprecedented level of corporate sponsorship—more than 50 companies, with some of them counted by climate activists as being among the world’s worst industrial polluters. On Friday, climate activists gathered at…