Human Rights

16.02.2018

NGOs, the attack on Oxfam’s credibility and the accidental coincidences

NGOs, the attack on Oxfam’s credibility and the accidental coincidences

Oxfam, the Non-Governmental Organization, the same organization that in recent weeks had launched a devastating report on inequality in the world, has been left with its once high reputation on the ground, following a synchronized attack by the hegemonic press. It is not about defending the disfunction of the NGO… »

30.01.2018

Homeless in America illustrates inequality discussions at Davos

Homeless in America illustrates inequality discussions at Davos

by Dr Arshad M Khan — January 26, 2018 for Countercurrents A few days ago Oxfam reported on wealth inequality: The richest one percent wrapped their hands around 82 percent of the wealth created last year. Worse the 3.7 billion people comprising the poor half of humanity gained nothing. If… »

17.12.2017

United Colors of Murder

United Colors of Murder

By Observatorio Argentino In Argentina, the government of Mauricio Macri, in cahoots with large oil, mining and agro-industrial consortiums, has unleashed a ferocious and murderous assault against indigenous communities throughout the country, with the complicity of the legal system and the support of the mainstream media. The… »

08.11.2017

Catholic Church stages Prayer Power for Healing of the Philippines

Catholic Church stages Prayer Power for Healing of the Philippines

It was the Sunday right after the Filipino people’s traditional visit to their beloved dead in the cemeteries along with their additional remembrance of those killed extra-judicially in the government’s bloody centerpiece war on drugs as implored by different religious sects in the country. And the day was awash with… »

23.09.2017

Human Lives. Human Rights: President Duterte’s War on Drugs

Human Lives. Human Rights:  President Duterte’s War on Drugs

By Karina Lagdameo President Duterte’s war on drugs is just that—a war and deadly. For over a year now, every day brings news of killings in the streets of the capital and in other parts of the archipelago. The pattern is chillingly the same. Police conducts an anti-drug operation and… »

11.07.2017

“One of the most radical political platforms in the history of the United States”: Carmen Pérez

“One of the most radical political platforms in the history of the United States”: Carmen Pérez

Carmen Perez, executive director of The Gathering for Justice and co-director of the Women’s March, participated in the opening panel of the Global Media Forum in Bonn.  Pressenza took the opportunity to interview her, the result of which we now share with our readers. Pressenza: Carmen, the… »

01.07.2017

World Pride Madrid 2017

World Pride Madrid 2017

From the 23rd of June to the 2nd of July, Madrid hosts World Pride, the world’s most important event for the LGBTI community. The celebration coincides with the 40th anniversary of Spain’s first ever LGBT pride march. On Saturday, 1st of July, the Pride March takes place.  It will… »

28.04.2017

It takes roots to grow the resistance: National alliances unite hundreds of grassroots organizations with alternative vision

It takes roots to grow the resistance: National alliances unite hundreds of grassroots organizations with alternative vision

United States – It Takes Roots to Grow the Resistance joins together four powerful alliances of grassroots activists and frontline communities’ leaders: Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Climate Justice Alliance, the Right to the… »

20.04.2017

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

Legal opinion: Monsanto’s activities have negative impact on basic human rights

On Tuesday April 18th the five international judges of the Monsanto Tribunal presented their legal opinion. They have come to important conclusions, both on the conduct of Monsanto and on necessary developments in international law. The judges conclude that Monsanto has engaged in practices which have negatively impacted the right to… »

28.03.2017

Slaves

Slaves

By Baher Kamal For over 400 years, more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims of the transatlantic slave trade, one of the darkest chapters in human history. Slavery is, nevertheless, far from being just a chapter of the past—it still… »

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