Human Rights

02.01.2019

Rightist Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, promising populist change to angry voters

Rightist Bolsonaro takes office in Brazil, promising populist change to angry voters

Benjamin H. Bradlow, Brown University for The Conversation Brazil’s new president Jair Bolsonaro, who took power on Jan. 1, is often called the “Trump of the Tropics” for his law-and-order rhetoric, racist and sexist remarks, pro-business stances and outsider pledges to upend politics as usual. U.S. »

10.12.2018

Democracy and living well: a Call to Conscience

Democracy and living well: a Call to Conscience

Let’s unite to defend life and resist global threats! The Call to Conscience is an initiative of the Dialogues in Humanity Network. It synthesizes the two major threats hanging over humanity today: market fundamentalism and identity fundamentalism. The first leads to the oppression and exploitation of human beings by the… »

08.12.2018

Stop the persecution of Julian Assange and protect his right to asylum

Stop the persecution of Julian Assange and protect his right to asylum

In a public statement, the Communication Forum for the Integration of Our America (FCINA , Spanish initials) called for support for Julian Assange, demanding an end to the persecution of the founder of the non-profit media organization WikiLeaks. The initiative has already gained the support of an important number of… »

08.12.2018

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Rights that protect against socioeconomic disadvantage are long overdue – the UK is already paying the price

Peter Roderick, Newcastle University and Allyson Pollock, Newcastle University, for The Conversation In 2018, two anniversaries and a crucial decision loom large in the UK. We saw in the 70th anniversary of the NHS in July, while December 10 marks the 70th birthday of the adoption… »

18.10.2018

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Hungarian Government shifts to high gear in the persecution of vulnerable groups

Press release of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee on the persecution of homeless people. The Punitive State: if you can’t solve it, ban it!… »

12.10.2018

Valparaíso, Chile: authorities receive the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence

Valparaíso, Chile: authorities receive the South American March for Peace and Nonviolence

Maya Fernández Allende, president of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile, and Jorge Sharp, mayor of Valparaiso, received on Thursday morning a large delegation of the First South American March for Peace and Nonviolence in the port city. Accompanied by the deputies of the Chilean Humanist Party, Tomás Hirsch and… »

05.10.2018

PMPI Statement: Serving the Poor is not Communism

PMPI Statement: Serving the Poor is not Communism

We are not surprised, but very much concerned about the recent lies peddled by a Facebook page Hukbo.com tagging Sister Susan Bolanio as among the enemies of the State, associating her with the communists. Time and again, people helping communities struggle against big corporations, people fighting for social justice, and… »

12.09.2018

September 11th in Chile

September 11th  in Chile

This morning I was with Deputy Karol Cariola in an emblematic place located in my district, in the commune of Peñalolén. A place that remembers the worst of what was [Pinochet’s] Dictatorship. A place that should have always been a place of Peace and yet the Dina turned it into… »

24.07.2018

PMPI Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte

On the day he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte promised change for the country despite his lack of a comprehensive vision for the country’s development. Like a paper boat in a river race, he went along the tide picking up what might possibly be good, from his own perspective and… »

19.07.2018

Africa, a History to Rediscover. 4- The Manden Constitution, Human Rights in the 13th Century

Africa, a History to Rediscover. 4- The Manden Constitution, Human Rights in the 13th Century

The world’s oldest constitution was written in Africa by King Sundiata Keita, who lived from 1190 to 1255. His father, Narhe Magan, accepted marriage to a hunchbacked woman named Sologon Konde to fulfill a prophesy that foresaw the birth of a great man from their union. The child was born hunchbacked and handicapped. After… »

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