Human Rights

23.02.2020

Canada. One in three inmates is Native American, Inuit or Métis, Aboriginal people make up less than 5% of the country’s population

Canada. One in three inmates is Native American, Inuit or Métis, Aboriginal people make up less than 5% of the country’s population

“The indigenization of Canada’s prison population is nothing less than a national travesty… the proportion of Aboriginal people behind bars now exceeds 30% of the total prison population, he said.” said Dr. Ivan Zinger, Correctional Investigator of Canada last January. »

16.12.2019

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

Julian Assange denied access to lawyers and vital evidence in US extradition case

by Thomas Scripps WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared via videolink at Westminster Magistrates Court in London yesterday for a brief administrative hearing. The half-hour proceedings confirm that the fundamental legal rights of the world-famous investigative journalist are being trampled in what amounts to an… »

05.12.2019

Five Lessons for Journalism in the Age of Rage– & Where Lies Travel Faster Than Truth

Five Lessons for Journalism in the Age of Rage– & Where Lies Travel Faster Than Truth

By Karin Pettersson The news-media industry has long lamented how the digital revolution has broken its business models. Today, a majority of digital advertising money goes to Facebook and Google, and media companies are struggling to reinvent themselves through digital subscriptions. But the disruption hasn’t only affected… »

29.11.2019

Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi

Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi

Book Review submitted by Howard Richards Parel, Anthony J. Pax Gandhiana: The Political Philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. Oxford Scholarship Online, 2016. ISBN-13: 9780190491451. In a world where mainstream studies of peace and politics are dominated by what passes for realism and what passes for world order, the distinguished Gandhi scholar… »

25.11.2019

Solidarity with Chile-Video covering Art Installation in Berlin

Solidarity with Chile-Video covering Art Installation in Berlin

Berlin is a very lively, cosmopolitan city and this is especially true for its large Chilean community. Over the last 4 weeks, they have expressed their disdain for the events in Chile through multiple activities. We reported that there were demonstrations and various events in many places in Berlin. Particularly… »

05.11.2019

Chile, Rigoberta Menchú’s visit due to Human Rights situation.

Chile, Rigoberta Menchú’s visit due to Human Rights situation.

Rigoberta Menchú, Guatemalan and 1992 Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is on a visit to Chile and showed her concern about allegations of human rights violations by state agents during the Chilean protests on Sunday 3. This after meeting in Santiago with the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH). Today she… »

02.11.2019

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

When, after 11 days of strong social mobilization, Decree 883 was repealed and the beginning of a broad dialogue between the government and the indigenous movement was announced, the issue ceased to occupy the headlines of the mainstream media. However, the conflict is not over. In the following interview, Nelsy… »

18.10.2019

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 15 (October 2019)

Nonviolence Charter: Progress Report 15 (October 2019)

By Robert J. Burrowes, Anita McKone & Anahata Giri Dear Fellow Signatories of the Nonviolence Charter, How are you all? And welcome to our most recent signatories and organizations! This is the latest six-monthly report on progress in relation to ‘The People’s Charter to Create a Nonviolent World’ –… »

12.09.2019

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

Tomás Hirsch: tribute to the victims of the Chilean civil-military dictatorship

We transcribe here the tribute that the Humanist Deputy made from the Chamber of Deputies on September 11: “This September 11 marks the 46th anniversary of the civil-military coup that overthrew the constitutional government of Salvador Allende. This coup gave rise to the longest and cruelest dictatorship in… »

12.09.2019

Photo-reportage: The Right to Memory

Photo-reportage: The Right to Memory

Throughout September 11, in various Memory sites throughout the country, Chile remembered what happened in 1973 and honoured the dead, victims of the brutal violation of human rights by the military dictatorship. Undoubtedly the most remembered, admired and beloved figure was that of President Allende. Most of the attendees were… »

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