Human Rights

11.12.2016

Roots Action: “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

Roots Action:  “Prosecute Henry Kissinger!”

“…Several of Kissinger’s crimes come under treaties that make it mandatory for Norway to prosecute. Kissinger is complicit or a main actor in many violations of the Genocide Convention and of the Geneva Conventions…”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down… »

11.12.2016

Nobel Peace Watch: “Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Nobel Peace Watch:  “Arrest Henry Kissinger!”

Summons for Criminal Investigation – Henry Kissinger: “We wish to draw your attention to Kissinger’s comprehensive, unparalleled record of serious international crimes and the need for prosecutorial action”. On Dec 6, 2016, Fredrik S. Heffermehl and Tomas Magnusson, founding members of Nobel Peace Prize Watch (“Lay Down Your Arms” association) sent the Director of… »

09.12.2016

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

EU wants states to return migrants to Greece

The EU executive has recommended member states resume returning migrants to Greece next year. The aim is to restore the Dublin accord which fell apart due to Athens’ money troubles and an influx of people seeking asylum. The new policy would only apply to newcomers leaving Greece after March 15,… »

02.12.2016

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

Military veterans arrive at North Dakota pipeline protest

The first groups of veterans have arrived in North Dakota to join in a protest against a pipeline project near tribal lands. Thousands of veterans are expected to form a human chain around the demonstrators this weekend. US military veterans began arriving in Cannon Ball, North Dakota on Thursday to… »

01.12.2016

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

Save Shabbir and #StopTheDeal between the EU and Turkey

This is more than a man’s story. This is a chance to save a man’s life and end the shameful refugee deal between the EU and Turkey. We need you to make it possible. Shabbir is 40 years old, an electrical engineer by trade. He is married and has two… »

28.11.2016

Refugees in Bavaria: boredom instead of apprenticeships

Refugees in Bavaria: boredom instead of apprenticeships

The Bavarian government is interpreting the new integration laws in its own way. Many refugees have been denied vocational training opportunities and Bavarian businesses are upset about this. Obaid is an eager beaver, but a likeable one. The 18-year-old is a class representative and has A’s in math, German and… »

27.11.2016

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Judging Castro: the best we can say is that the world wasn’t ready for him

Yesterday, very early in the morning, the news reached Europe of the death of Fidel Castro, the former leader of the Caribbean island of Cuba at the age of 90 years of age. With the pleasure of having hundreds of friends and acquaintances in Latin America my Facebook feed was… »

25.11.2016

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

A humanising perspective of immigration is possible… and urgent

This Friday Juana Pérez Montero, Pressenza editor and reporter, presented the following communication with the title “Immigration in the media from a perspective of peace and nonviolence”. It was presented during the VII International Congress on Immigration, Interculturality and Coexistence which took place in the autonomous city of Ceuta. Before… »

24.11.2016

Complaint filed at ICC against Israeli siege on Gaza

Palestinian and international rights groups filed a complaint against the Israeli siege on Gaza to the International Criminal Court (ICC), Raji Sourani, director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights, announced yesterday. In a press conference held in Gaza, Sourani said: “In addition to the human rights groups, local and… »

24.11.2016

#NoBlackSnakeFriday and Global Day of Action against Dakota Access Pipeline

#NoBlackSnakeFriday and Global Day of Action against Dakota Access Pipeline

Hundreds across the U.S. are planning protests on Friday November 25, the day after Thanksgiving, which is considered a major shopping day in the United States. In Chicago, activists are planning a Black Friday boycott along Michigan Avenue to demand police accountability. Water protectors fighting the Dakota Access pipeline in… »

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