Human Rights

26.10.2016

Punishment is violent and counterproductive

Punishment is violent and counterproductive

By Robert J. Burrowes Punishment is a popular pastime for humans. Parents punish children. Teachers punish students. Employers punish workers. Courts punish lawbreakers. People punish each other. Governments punish ‘enemies’. And, according to some, God punishes evildoers. What is ‘punishment’? Punishment is the infliction of violence as revenge on a… »

25.10.2016

Darfur genocide: Silence harming women

Darfur genocide: Silence harming women

Activists and the victims of the Darfur genocide are calling on the international community to do more to end the on-going violence against women and children in the Darfur region of Sudan. Women and children as young as seven years old have allegedly been raped in Darfur since the so-called… »

24.10.2016

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Human rights ‘not a zero-sum game,’ says award-winning journalist

Carolin Emcke received the German Book Trade’s peace prize for this year. In her acceptance speech, Emcke openly addressed the debate around personal rights, including homosexuality and the Islamic veil. Nearly 1,000 guests, including German President Joachim Gauck, were present during the award ceremony at Frankfurt’s St. Paul’s Church on… »

22.10.2016

France, UK Failing Unaccompanied Children in Calais

France, UK Failing Unaccompanied Children in Calais

By Helen Griffiths On Monday, the French government intends to demolish migrant camps referred to as the “Jungle” in Calais. This could be particularly harmful for unaccompanied children. During the last demolition, 129 children went missing. Today, French police estimate 900 unaccompanied children live in the camp, while some… »

20.10.2016

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

German ban on refugees arriving by air challenged in court

On Wednesday the 19th of october, the Center for Political Beauty launched a legal case against the german government because of a law that prohibits airlines from transporting refugees. So this artists’ collective put their street activism on hold and went to court. Airlines are not allowed to transport people… »

20.10.2016

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

Argentinian Women Called to Strike, Protest After Brutal Attack on Teenage Girl

“We’re calling it Black Wednesday because we’re in mourning for all of the dead women, all of the women killed simply for being women” by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Hundreds of thousands of Argentinian women were expected to take part in a national work stoppage… »

19.10.2016

Jeremy Corbyn: we must not turn our back on refugee children

Jeremy Corbyn: we must not turn our back on refugee children

“In the 1930s, Britain offered refuge to 10,000 Jewish Kindertransport children, fleeing genocide and persecution in Europe, when most other countries refused” Jeremy Corbyn declared today. “We must continue this humanitarian legacy and not turn our back on refugee children in Europe today. I urge Theresa May and her Government… »

19.10.2016

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

Greece welcomes refugee children to schools

The Greek Ministry of Education has secured classrooms and teaching staff on time and succeeded in welcoming asylum seekers under 15 years of age while preparing and integrating minors aged 15-18 in vocational education programs for the current school year. As a result… »

17.10.2016

Breaking: judge rejects “riot” charges against Amy Goodman in North Dakota

Breaking: judge rejects “riot” charges against Amy Goodman in North Dakota

A North Dakota judge today refused to authorize riot charges against award-winning journalist Amy Goodman for her reporting on an attack against Native American-led anti-pipeline protesters. “This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to… »

16.10.2016

Remember, remember the 6th of October when the first civilian plane was blown up…

Remember, remember the 6th of October when the first civilian plane was blown up…

…although it does not rhyme, it is time the 5 ‘Ws’ of this were known…. By Irene Halford It is now 40 years since the first terrorist attack on a civilian plane took place, yet another year goes by and no one seems to know about it or little less… »

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