Human Rights

15.10.2016

No moral superpower: Arundhati Roy, Edward Snowden, and the crimes of Empire

No moral superpower: Arundhati Roy, Edward Snowden, and the crimes of Empire

by Jake Johnson for Common Dreams When Arundhati Roy was preparing, in 2014, for a trip to Moscow to meet Edward Snowden, she was troubled by two things. One of them was the fact that the meeting was arranged to take place at the Ritz-Carlton, a beacon… »

14.10.2016

Presentation to the UN Security Council re Israel’s settlements

Presentation to the UN Security Council re Israel’s settlements

Letter from Be’tselem Tomorrow, Friday, 10.14, I will present in the name of Be’tselem to the special session of the UN Security Council in New York about the settlements. This is the most important international forum that deals with the occupation, and perhaps the only one currently capable of… »

14.10.2016

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

Oct 12th 1942-2016. Nothing much to celebrate

 By Irene Halford Guaicaipuro Cuatemoc charges the debt to Europe By Luis Britto García,  El Nacional newspaper, Caracas,  18 October 1990 “Guaicaipuro Cuautemoc, who has come to discover those who are celebrating the discovery. Here am I, a descendant of those who colonised America 40,000 years ago, who… »

13.10.2016

Manipulating a referendum

Manipulating a referendum

By Peter Dombi; cross-posted from Our Broken System for Occupy London This week Hungary had a referendum on whether or not to accept migrant quotas from the rest of the EU. The result of the referendum was strongly in favour of rejection, with a massive 98% of votes… »

13.10.2016

Amy Goodman to turn herself in, will fight ‘clear violation’ of press freedom

Amy Goodman to turn herself in, will fight ‘clear violation’ of press freedom

Goodman will return to North Dakota to fight charges of criminal trespassing for filming an attack on protesters at Dakota Access Pipeline site. by Nadia Prupis, staff writer for Common Dreams Award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman will turn herself in to police… »

12.10.2016

Stories from returning #WomenToGaza – Struggle to end illegal Israeli blockade continues

Stories from returning #WomenToGaza – Struggle to end illegal Israeli blockade continues

Women’s Boat to Gaza – TRANSCEND Media Service 8 Oct 2016 – As we write, the last of our wonderfully brave participants from the Women’s Boat to Gaza are either home with their loved ones and supporters, or on their journey home. They have been greeted with signs and… »

12.10.2016

International Migrant Crisis Hits a Breaking Point in Baja California

International Migrant Crisis Hits a Breaking Point in Baja California

They come from many of the war-torn, economically pillaged and environmentally devastated corners of the globe, principally from Haiti and the Congo but also Eritrea, Senegal, Ghana, Pakistan, and other nations. In their thousands, men, women and children now wait in the northern Mexican border cities of Tijuana and Mexicali… »

06.10.2016

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

During the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau in Berlin between September 30th and October 3rd, a workshop on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) took place.  The workshop was coordinated by Juana Perez and Angel Bravo, from the Spanish organization Humanists for a UBI, and Diana Aman and Ralph… »

05.10.2016

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Ruling far-right party surprised opponents by reversing position on draconian abortion ban by  Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Poland’s ruling far-right Law and Justice party has reversed its support for a draconian abortion ban after women across the country went on strike to protest… »

26.09.2016

Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day

Protests Continue Across Charlotte for Sixth Straight Day

Hundreds continued to protest for a sixth straight day in Charlotte. Uniformed National Guard soldiers carrying rifles were deployed outside a Carolina Panthers football game, while police in riot gear surrounded about 100 demonstrators who were chanting “Black Lives Matter.” On Sunday evening, Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts lifted the curfew… »

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