Human Rights

25.09.2016

UN Refugee Summits Fall Short for Children

UN Refugee Summits Fall Short for Children

Human Wrongs Watch By Phoebe Braithwaite* UNITED NATIONS, September 21, 2016 (IPS) – As Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini opened the floor for US President Barack Obama’s leaders’ summit on refugees, she embodied a hope unavailable… »

24.09.2016

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Fear and Shortages as Boko Haram Displaced Return to Ruins

Human Wrongs Watch Around 70,000 people have found destruction, insecurity and scarcity on arrival in Gwoza, a city liberated earlier this year from militants in northern Nigeria. By Hélène Caux* GWOZA, Nigeria,  23 September 2016 (UNHCR)  – After Nigerian forces liberated this once thriving… »

23.09.2016

Is there legality upon injustice?

Is there legality upon injustice?

By QuatroV–4V The Apartheid was “legal”. Slavery was “legal”. Colonialism was “legal”. The Nazism was “legal”. Legality it is a power issue, not a Justice one. »

23.09.2016

Charlotte: Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

Charlotte:  Protesters Demand Police Release Video of Keith Scott’s Killing

In Charlotte, North Carolina, protests continue for a third day to demand police release video of the shooting of African-American father Keith Lamont Scott. North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory has declared a state of emergency and mobilized the National Guard. The Charlotte mayor has also imposed a midnight curfew, amid… »

22.09.2016

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

2016 Right Livelihood Awards Uphold Fundamental Human Rights and Values in the Face of War and Repression

The Laureates of this year’s Right Livelihood Award, widely referred to as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize’, have been announced today in Stockholm, Sweden. This years’ Laureates are: Syria Civil Defence (The White Helmets), ‘for their outstanding bravery, compassion and humanitarian engagement in rescuing civilians from the destruction of the Syrian… »

21.09.2016

Rally Against President Mauricio Macri in New York

Rally Against President Mauricio Macri in New York

The assembly in front the Mark Hotel, is asking President Mauricio Macri to free Milagro Sala  and others Argentinian political prisoners. Milagro Sala is a leader of the Tupac Amaru neighborhood association, part of the Association… »

21.09.2016

TTIP 2.0? New leak exposes threats of lesser-known TISA trade deal

TTIP 2.0? New leak exposes threats of lesser-known TISA trade deal

‘The deal, a spiritual and practical sibling of the much-maligned TTIP and TPP free trade agreements, is designed to drive deregulation across the vast global services sector’ by Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Greenpeace Netherlands exposed the threats to democracy and climate action contained… »

20.09.2016

Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Third Week

Largest Prison Strike in U.S. History Enters Third Week

The largest prison work strike in U.S. history has entered its third week. The Intercept reports that as of last week at least 20 prisons in 11 states continued to protest, including in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Washington. The Incarcerated Workers Organizing… »

20.09.2016

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

Risk of another Chernobyl or Fukushima type accident plausible, experts say

This is the title of a report on Science News that should make us think twice about the construction of Hinckley point C, apart from issues of cost and nuclear waste. “A team of risk experts who have carried out the biggest-ever analysis of nuclear accidents warn that… »

19.09.2016

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

North Dakota vs. Amy Goodman: Journalism is not a crime

September 15, 2016 By Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header “North Dakota versus Amy Goodman.” The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota… »

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