Posts Tagged ‘rights’

How Human Rights Watch Whitewashed a Right-Wing Massacre in Bolivia

Bolivia is currently in turmoil after President Evo Morales was deposed in a U.S.-supported coup d’état on November 10. The new coup government forced Morales into exile, began arresting politicians and journalists while pre-exonerating security services of all crimes committed during the “re-establishment of order,” effectively giving them a license to kill all resistance to […]

US cannot legitimize policies by resorting to human rights: Iran

Press TV – Iran says inference in the domestic affairs of other countries has turned into a fundamental principle of the American foreign policy, saying Washington cannot give legitimacy to its “shameless” foreign policy through “hijacking concepts of human rights.” “Following [its] withdrawal from [several] international treaties [which is construed] as an anti-norm, interference in […]

How the state will strip you of your rights when SHTF – The state will rip you off, but it doesn’t happen all of a sudden

(Natural News) Dealing with this subject has been quite difficult for me. Both the concept of the state stripping you of everything and the SHTF concept have as many backgrounds as diverse interpretations, so trying to approach this from a single point of view is a complicated task. (Aricle by Maybell Nieves […]

NOW: Digital rights activists are using facial recognition software to scan thousands of faces in Washington, DC, “searching” for members of Congress, lobbyists, and the press

“This should probably be illegal,” Fight for the Future action will show why face surveillance should be banned Digital rights group Fight for the Future is currently conducting live facial recognition surveillance in Washington, DC, using Amazon’s commercially available Rekognition software to scan thousands of people’s faces and cross-check them with a database to […]

Activists occupy Rep. Schakowsky office demanding human rights for Palestinian children

On November 15, activists occupied the office of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL 9th District) and called on her to support a congressional bill that promotes human rights for children in Palestine. Jan Schakowsky has done some important progressive work over the years, but she is refusing to support this crucial legislation to protect Palestinian children. […]

Spokesman condemns UNGA resolution on human rights against Iran

MNA – Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi blasted approval of a recent human rights resolution by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) against the Islamic Republic of Iran and said, “Iran has always been committed to the human rights in line with its national security and interests and also based on religious requirements.” He […]

How PG&E’s Power Shutoffs Sparked An East Bay Disability Rights Campaign

“People aren’t used to thinking about what they need in emergencies,” said Milbern, a disability rights activist whose day job is in human resources. For her, the multiple power shutoffs in October served as a stark reminder that as these events become more common, people with disabilities can’t simply depend on emergency assistance from PG&E or […]

Israeli human rights violations in West Bank & Gaza, Nov 4-7

The Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, in a report, today, said that so far, this year, Israeli occupation forces have committed 600 violations against journalists and the media in general. The PJS Freedoms Committee said that the gravest of these violations was the use of live ammunition against journalists, with 60 cases of live fire injuries among […]

SNSC sec.: Legal rights, interests of Iranian people ‘nonnegotiable’

MNA – Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani said that legal rights and interests of Iranian people are not negotiable. If the United States and Europe continue the current process with the hope of Iran’s withdrawal from nuclear deal, known as Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), they will […]

‘They should be out there playing in the fields’: Animal rights activists abuse blind man for having guide dog

   Animal rights activists have attacked a blind man for having a guide dog, saying the animal did not give its “consent” and that it should be “out there playing in the fields” instead of working. Scottish man Jonathan Attenborough was born without sight in his right eye and lost sight in his left eye […]

UN publishes database of companies profiting off human rights abuses – not on Israel, but Myanmar

In March 2016 the United Nations Human Rights Council mandated a database of companies profiting from Israel’s settlements. Originally due in 2017, its publication remains in limbo as the release was delayed several times.  Conversely, a similar database on Myanmar was ordered in September 2018 and completed a year later.  During the last session of […]

Coca-Cola Workers Fighting For Their Rights In Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, And The USA Still Need Your Support

Coca-Cola Workers Fighting For Their Rights In Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland, And The USA Still Need Your Support Above Photo: From Coca-Cola continues to violate the fundamental rights of workers in Haiti, Indonesia, Ireland and the USA. CLICK HERE to learn more and to send a message to Coca-Cola’s CEO and Chairman James Quincey. In Haiti Coke’s bottler […]

Supreme Court rules Israel can expel top Human Rights Watch director

Israel’s top court says Omar Shakir can be deported, escalating the government’s efforts to silence criticism of its policies. His case has been described as a watershed moment for human rights advocacy and free speech in Israel. Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch (Courtesy of Omar Shakir). Israel’s Supreme […]

ACLU Sues FBI And Other Agencies, Defending Privacy Rights Of Americans Against Facial Recognition

By Aaron Kesel The ACLU has sued the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and other federal agencies, making claims that the government is improperly withholding information on how it uses a facial recognition database on millions of Americans. The civil rights organization also asks for a “federal court to intervene and order the FBI and […]

WhatsApp Claims That an Israeli Tech Firm’s Spyware Targeted Human-Rights Activists and Journalists

This spring, a team of engineers at WhatsApp detected a series of suspicious calls on the messaging service’s networks, many of them emanating from phone numbers in Sweden, the Netherlands, Israel, and other countries. At first, WhatsApp wasn’t sure what was happening. Then the engineers, working with their counterparts at Facebook, which owns […]

US sanctions threatening Iranians’ access to healthcare, rights group says

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration’s sanctions against Tehran have drastically constrained its ability to pay for humanitarian imports and are threatening the health rights of Iranians, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal last year and reimposed punishing sanctions as part of a stated campaign […]

Brexit, Workers’ Rights and the Environment: The Withdrawal Agreement Bill (WAB)

The smorgasbord of Brexit terms has been further plated up with the latest acronym: the WAB or Withdrawal Agreement Bill.  It comes in at 115 pages, with an added bonus of 126 pages of explanatory notes.  For something seemingly so significant, not much time was on offer for those in the Commons to peruse, let […]

Reinstating Justice in a Climate of Diminishing Rights

By Janet Phelan It is clear to many who are inflicted with abuses by our legal system that we are dealing with state-sponsored crimes. Judges are breaking the law all too often in their actions on the bench and have immunity for so doing. Prosecutorial misconduct has become rampant and police seem to have a […]

Detailed report on Israeli human rights violations in past week

Israeli soldier aim at Palestinians protesting confiscation of their land by Jewish settlements in Kufr Qadoom vsillage near the West Bank city of Nablus, Oct. 11, 2019. (Photo by Nidal Eshtayeh/Xinhua) Israeli violations of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territory October 10-16, 2019  Reposted from PCHRGaza (which publishes these detailed reports every single week):  […]

House Passes Hong Kong Human Rights And Democracy Act, China Promises Response

The National People’s Congress, the foreign ministry, Beijing’s top office on Hong Kong policy and state media all issued fiery statements condemning the bill and said China would take action after the House passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act on Tuesday, moving it one step closer to becoming US law. Source Article from […]

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