Human Rights

11.11.2016

For a concrete refugee policy in India

For a concrete refugee policy in India

While Assam is boiling against central government’s move to grant citizenship to religious minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan, a nationalist people’s forum is raising its voice for a concrete refugee policy for the country to deal with such situations in the future. The Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), in a… »

10.11.2016

Cyprus police rescue more than 120 stranded refugees

Police in Cyprus have rescued more than 120 refugees who were left afloat on a boat off the island’s northwestern coast. There were 42 children, 19 women and 62 men abroad the boat, which was towed by Cypriot rescue workers to the Latchi harbor, a civil defense statement said on… »

09.11.2016

The Chicago Boys

The Chicago Boys

By Anne Kass I can’t help but think of our trip to Chile last year where we learned that Milton Friedman and his Chicago Boys helped Pinochet sack the Chilean Social Security System which was similar to ours–employer and employee contributions with defined benefit payout. »

08.11.2016

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Turkey: “We are drifting towards a fascist dictatorship”

Interview with Erkin Erdogan, co-chair of HDK Berlin-Brandenburg, with the help of Peter Vlatten. This Monday several hundred people – men, women and children – protested once again in front of the Parliament in Berlin with the slogan “It’s enough” and “When will Germany react?” because of the arrests of… »

07.11.2016

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

Campaigners denounce international chefs participating in ‘apartheid’ Round Tables tour in Tel Aviv

International chefs come to Tel Aviv sponsored by illegal settlement businesses Oxfam urged to distance itself from participating restaurants 140 civil society organizations urge chefs to cancel event amid protests Human rights activists opposed to Israel’s regime of occupation and apartheid have picketed the Musket Room in New York,… »

07.11.2016

Julian Assange, political prisoner

Julian Assange, political prisoner

For almost six years Julian Assange has been a political prisoner of three countries (Sweden, UK and USA) whose laws prohibit political imprisonment and whose mainstream media pretend to be heralds of freedom. Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, is the founder of Wikileaks which has published millions of secret… »

05.11.2016

Work makes you well? After ‘austerity’ comes complicity

Work makes you well? After ‘austerity’ comes complicity

This week the [UK] government announced new health and welfare plans to ‘help’ (or bully?) disabled and sick people. Why are the disability charities so quiet? By Peter Beresford 4 November 2016 for openDemocracy The original political rationale for cuts is now… »

02.11.2016

Without the power of kindness, our society will fall apart

Without the power of kindness, our society will fall apart

When we are vulnerable and estranged from each other we can be easily manipulated by demagogues, as can be seen in the US and Europe. By George Monbiot for The Guardian If there is an irrepressible human trait it’s… »

31.10.2016

Working for a shared society in Israel

Working for a shared society in Israel

Mohammed Darawshe, an Arab Israeli, talks about the schizophrenia of living as an Arab citizen in a Jewish state. He is the head of the Shared Society Program at Givat Haviva, a Jewish-Arab Peace center in Israel, and he is in Berlin for six months as a Richard von… »

28.10.2016

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

Danes revive heroic WWII-era practice of smuggling refugees to safety

By Phil Wilmot for Waging Nonviolence About 100 Danes, young and old, stood outside Copenhagen City Court in the chilly seaside winds last Tuesday to show their solidarity with four activists alleged to have illegally assisted refugees in their trek across the waters… »

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