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16.12.2020

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

What the international press did not understand about the demonstrations in Peru

What happened in Peru was not ‘just another emergency’ As a Peruvian living in Germany, the main way for me to find out what was going on in Peru was through Peruvian social networks and the Peruvian press. The coverage in Germany on the subject has been minimal, and within… »

24.10.2020

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

#EndSARS: What it feels like to be in the shoes of a young Nigerian

Following weeks of nationwide protests against police brutality, led by young Nigerians who complain of being targeted by the police, Adejuwon Soyinka asked Oludayo Tade, a sociologist, to help us understand what it feels like being a young Nigerian living in the country today. Why have the protests been driven… »

25.08.2020

Wisconsin Calls in National Guard as Protests Intensify over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Wisconsin Calls in National Guard as Protests Intensify over Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers called in the National Guard Monday as protests continued in Kenosha for a second night following the police shooting on Sunday of Jacob Blake, an unarmed 29-year-old Black man. An officer shot Blake seven times in the back as he was getting into a car. His… »

15.07.2020

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Top Human Rights Tweets of the Week

Trending rights tweets this week: Srebrenica 25 years on; new ICE regulations are devastating for some international students in the US;  disastrous new terrorism law in the Philippines; and HRW invites you to an inspiring evening filled with special guests, performances, and experts joining together for a brighter future. »

28.06.2020

June 2020, a month of #BLM in Japan

June 2020, a month of #BLM in Japan

Nationwide protests oppose police brutality and support Black lives Black Lives Matter rallies and marches were held in cities across Japan throughout June, as part of a global display of solidarity with demonstrators in the United States and other countries. They also highlighted the importance of Black lives in Japan,… »

07.06.2020

“They” Are Not Nameless

“They” Are Not Nameless

Many across the world have viewed media images of mass protests and demonstrations in collective and individual exasperation at the [yet another] filmed, deliberate, senseless death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The millions of people who have exercised their First Amendment rights–freedom of speech, freedom of the press, peaceable… »

01.06.2020

Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence

Minneapolis Protests at Epicenter of Nationwide Uprising Met with More Police Violence

Protests erupted across the United States as people continued to take to the streets over the weekend following the killing of 46-year-old George Floyd by white police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis. Curfews have been enacted in at least 40 cities, including Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Chicago and Seattle. The National… »

29.05.2020

Awaiting Justice 

Awaiting Justice 

By Gabriella Callender The American conscience has cancer. Another Black man is killed in America by the hands of the police while we despairingly await justice. How can justice ever really be served in an America that was built on the flesh torn backs of Black human beings? Our African… »

24.12.2019

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

A message from the heart of the on-going Chilean social awakening

We are publishing here a letter sent by Pia Figueroa to a Pressenza colleague in the UK as it reflects the intersection between the political and existential experiences that the Chilean population has been going through since the beginning of the social unrest and rebellion against the government’s most unpopular… »

21.11.2016

Standing Rock: 100+ Injured After Police Attack with Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets & Mace

Standing Rock: 100+ Injured After Police Attack with Water Cannons, Rubber Bullets & Mace

In North Dakota, more than 100 Native Americans and allies fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline have been injured by police, who attacked them with rubber bullets, tear gas, mace canisters and water cannons in freezing temperatures Sunday night. The attack was on a bridge near the main Oceti… »

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