Human Rights

04.07.2020

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

Argentina implements action plan against gender violence

With a wave of femicides that has been hitting this country for many years, among other cases, the Argentine President Alberto Fernandez on Friday announced a domestic plan of action against gender violence until 2022. ‘We do not want to see how women suffer and die at the hands of… »

03.07.2020

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

In Turkey you speak the truth at your peril

By Nils Muiznieks, Amnesty International’s newly-appointed Europe Director “From the start, this has been a politically motivated trial aiming to silence those in the dock and send a message to the rest of society: fight for human rights or speak the truth at your peril.” The words of Idil Eser, former… »

02.07.2020

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Bangladesh: Repeal Abusive Law Used in Crackdown on Critics

Government Should End Spurious Charges, Pre-Trial Detention to Silence Dissent Bangladesh authorities are using the abusive Digital Security Act to harass and indefinitely detain activists, journalists, and others critical of the government and its political leadership, Human Rights Watch said today. The administration of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wazed should immediately… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

01.07.2020

Panel Discussion LIVE 07/02: What Will It Take for Black Lives to Really Matter?

Panel Discussion LIVE 07/02: What Will It Take for Black Lives to Really Matter?

Thursday, July 2nd 5 PM: Online Panel Discussion Broadcasted LIVE on Facebook and Youtube Watch it live here on July 2nd at 5 PM (NY time):  Everyone is recognizing the current moment as a unique opportunity… »

01.07.2020

June 26-27, 2010, the Landing, the Ship of Rights, From Barcelona to Genoa.

June 26-27, 2010, the Landing, the Ship of Rights, From Barcelona to Genoa.

A tribute – 10 years later. The idea of ​​”The landing” was born a year earlier: a ship of Italian expats declared their love for the country they had left and wanted to take part in one of those resistance movements, which, scattered here and there, struggled to come together. »

01.07.2020

Leonard Peltier 75 Years Old, 44 Years in Prison. Indian Lives Matter? 

Leonard Peltier 75 Years Old, 44 Years in Prison. Indian Lives Matter? 

June 26, 1975, 45 years ago. United States, Native American reservation in South Dakora, Oglala. It is a period of enormous tension in that area; there have been frequent attacks to communities by armed gangs, the GOONS, formed by a part of natives. These are men bought by the U.S. »

01.07.2020

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival

Join the New York State Poor People’s Campaign Meeting on Wednesday, July 1 at 5pm In 1968, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and many others called for a “revolution of values” in America. They sought to build a broad, fusion movement that could unite poor and impacted communities across… »

01.07.2020

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

How Movements Can Turn Public Support Into Lasting Change

Taking “movement moments” to change, from the Red Summer to Black Lives Matter. By Collective 20 It is said that Mark Twain once quipped that “history does not repeat itself, but it rhymes.” These days one cannot escape comparisons with 1968, and with widespread civil unrest, troops in our cities’… »

29.06.2020

France Should Speed Efforts on Workplace Violence

France Should Speed Efforts on Workplace Violence

Ratify ILO Violence and Harassment Convention, Make National Reforms “Together, governments and social partners, we say NO to violence and harassment and YES to building a better world of work.” France’s Labour Minister Muriel Pénicaud gave these remarks last year when the International Labour Organization (ILO) adopted landmark global… »

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