Stop COVID-19 Without Violating Human Rights

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a public health crisis. We need to take warnings from medical professionals seriously and do everything we can to slow down the spread of the virus and save lives. We [...]

In Light Of The Global Pandemic, Focus Attention On The People.

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

SARS-CoV-2 or COVID19, now declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, has begun to wreak havoc in large parts of the world, with other parts waiting in anticipation. We are in a [...]

Colombia Is Second Most Dangerous Country For Human Rights Defenders

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This Monday, the Business & Human Rights Resource Center presented a report denouncing the relationship between corporations and damages to human rights defenders. According to the report, [...]

Women’s March Global: ‘Women’s Rights Are Human Rights!’

By Kathy Durkin, Workers.org -

The theme of the fourth annual Women’s March Global 2020 was “Women’s Rights Are Human Rights.” On Jan. 18, hundreds of thousands of women and people of all genders marched and rallied in at [...]

Smart Power & The Human Rights Industrial Complex

By Patrick Henningsen, Ukcolumn.org -

Human rights in the West: does the reality live up to the rhetoric? On the surface, the cultural narrative seems innocent enough: billionaire philanthropists, political luminaries and [...]

Israel: Stop NSO Group Exporting Spyware To Human Rights Abusers

By Staff, Amnesty.org -

On Thursday, a judge at Tel Aviv’s District Court will begin hearing arguments as to why Israel’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) should restrict the activities of NSO Group. The firm’s Pegasus [...]

Human Rights And Conflict Escalation In West Papua

By Staff, Humanrightspapua.org -

Throughout 2017 to 2019 West Papua1 continued to be the hot spot of human rights violations and conflict in Indonesia. The patterns of human rights violations strongly differ from other regions [...]

Federal lawsuit Filed Against Pro-Palestinian Human Rights Vigil

By Alison Weir, Israelpalestinenews.org -

A Michigan synagogue member has filed a federal lawsuit against “Jewish Witnesses for Peace and Friends,” a small human rights group that has been holding a pro-Palestinian vigil outside a [...]

Assange Extradition Hearing Will Take “Three To Four Weeks” As Political Opposition Mounts

By Laura Tiernan, WSWS -

Hearings over a US extradition request for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely be held across “three or four weeks,” starting in February, District Court Judge Vanessa Baraitser told [...]

Bolivia’s MAS Leader: “Our Advantage Is Not To Be Afraid Of Death In Defense Of The Country”

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The arrival of Evo Morales to Argentina was accompanied by a massive arrival of leaders of his party, the Movement to Socialism (MAS), to meet with him and outline the policy to face the coup in [...]

Who Gives US The Right To Lecture China About Rights?

By Andre Vltchek, Chinadaily.com.cn -

A long analysis I wrote about "the Uygur issue" earlier this year will be soon published as a book. For some time now, I have been warning that the West, the United States in particular, is [...]

Human Rights In Chile And At Chile-Controlled COP25: Attack Children, Medics & Civil Society

By Anne Petermann, Globaljusticeecology.org -

Then today, 16-year-old #Greta Thunberg was named as Time Magazine‘s person of the year. Celebrating the power of youth. I wonder if either Time or Greta heard about the 15 year old girl in Chile [...]

A US Human Rights Group Is Being Sued By Pro-Israel Organizations Over An Alleged Connection To ‘Balloon Terror’

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss.net -

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) is the target of a $90 million lawsuit that accuses the group of engaging in environmental terrorism. The legal action was brought forward by the [...]

COP 25 Climate Summit Opens With Controversy

By Anne Peterman, Global Justice Ecology Project. -

Santiago, Chile–While the annual UN Climate Summit (COP25) commences in Madrid, protesters across Chile, the country in which the COP was originally planned, are demanding that Chile be stripped [...]

Honduras: A Dangerous Place For Human Rights And Environmental Defenders

By Maria Faciolince, Oxfamblogs.org -

Honduras is a dangerous place for human rights defenders. Over 120 environmental activists were killed in Honduras between 2010 and 2017 (according to conservative figures), and many others are [...]