Posts Tagged ‘defenders’

Prominent international figures urge release of human rights defenders in India

Over 50 eminent international figures including members of several European parliaments academics, lawyers, Nobel laureates, civil society leaders, and diasporic organisations have signed a joint statement urging the Indian government to show compassion and responsibility in the current Covid emergency, and call upon the authorities to release all arrested human rights defenders into safe conditions […]

Democracy Defenders? MLB Doesn’t Signal Plans to Move Facility from China

Major League Baseball (MLB) operates a player Development Center in Communist China while relocating their All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, merely because Georgia’s residents must use an ID to vote due to a newly passed state law. “MLB’s Development Center in China has been focused on academics, baseball, and the social and cultural development of each […]

Sadiq Khan Claims Statue DEFENDERS Are the Ones ‘Trying to Engineer a Culture War’

London mayor Sadiq Khan has suggested it is critics of his scheme to audit place names and historic statues in the British capital who are trying to “engineer a culture war”, rather than the would-be iconoclasts who have made memorials an issue of them in the first place. “Some people are trying to engineer a […]

We Need More Public Defenders To Become Judges

Above photo: The 167th Theater Sustainment Command Judge Advocate General section finished a year-long training exercise with a mock court martial at the Calhoun County Courthouse, Anniston, Alabama, Augusty 7-8, 2018. Army National Guard/Staff Sgt. Katherine Dowd. Prosecutors have dominated the bench for too long. Prosecutors and corporate lawyers are overrepresented on state and federal courts. […]

Provinces Crackdown On Indigenous Land Defenders

Above photo: From The Spec. May infringe charter rights. Toronto – Months after a group of Haudenosaunee people set up camp on a construction site near Caledonia, Ontario, a provincial court granted Haldimand County an order permanently forbidding people from “interfering” with any public road. A lawyer for the county argued that the injunction was […]

Secwepemc Land Defenders Kanahus Manuel And Isha Jules On Trial

Canada – Secwepemc land defender Kanahus Manuel has tweeted: “I need some media to report on my trial begins Mon Nov 23 in Clearwater so-called bc.” On October 19, 2019, Manuel and Tiny House Warrior land defender Isha Jules were charged by the RCMP with mischief when they told construction workers that they did not have […]

Police Use Violence Against Land Defenders At Land Back Lane

Above photo: Police fire rubber bullets, use Taser during confrontation at Land Back Lane. Failed arrest attempt leads to police retreat, barricades of burning tires. Six Nations, Ontario – An argument between police and land defenders erupted in violence Thursday when officers tried to arrest someone outside a protest camp on Haudenosaunee territory. Witnesses say […]

Indigenous Defenders Are Front-Line Essential Workers

Canada – Expect to work 24/7 on-site. There are no benefits, no days off, and shelter is not provided. You will likely face threats, violence, criminalization, and arrest. So, why are some of the most passionate, informed, brilliant, and resourceful people in Canada dedicating themselves to work that is insecure, dangerous, and unpaid? Indigenous cultures […]

Land Defenders Rebuild Camp Despite New Injunction

By Allana McDougall and Brett Forester, August 11, 2020 Above photo: An unidentified person sets to work as land defenders re-occupy McKenzie Meadows. Allana McDougall/APTN. Camp re-occupied after OPP arrested nine people on August 5. After several arrests last week and a new court order, land defenders are digging in their heels and rebuilding 1492 […]

Defenders of Open Internet Deliver ‘Historic Win’ as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

May 18th, 2018 By Jake Johnson Via Common Dreams “Politicians see the light when they feel the heat! This victory was the result of the energy activists across the country brought. Let’s keep it up and bring it home!” — Rep. Keith Ellison The open internet scored a huge victory on Wednesday, but you wouldn’t know it […]

Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights Defenders In Colombia

Urgent Action To Protect Human Rights Defenders In Colombia Above photo: Sara Quiñonez (left) and Tulia Maris Valencia. Photo credit: Afro Colombian Solidarity Network. From Black Alliance for Peace. Human-rights and social-justice organizations in Colombia as well as the international community demand all charges be dropped and the state immediately release Afro-Colombian activists imprisoned on frivolous “terrorism” […]

High-profile actors, artists, athletes, and activists join Dream Defenders in supporting Ahed Tamimi

Editor’s Note: Today, the civil rights organization Dream Defenders released the following open letter in support of Ahed Tamimi, who trial starts tomorrow. The signatories include prominent actors Danny Glover, Rosario Dawson, Grey’s Anatomy star Jesse Williams, and The Practice’s LisaGay Hamilton; musicians Vic Mensa, Talib Kweli and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello; civil rights leaders Patrisse Cullors and Alicia Garza (co-founders of Black Lives Matter), Angela Davis, Michelle Alexander, and Alice […]

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered In 2017

At Least 197 Eco-Defenders Murdered In 2017 Above Photo: From Global Witness calls the murders part of “the ruthless scramble for natural wealth.” At least 197 environmental activists and eco-defenders around the world were murdered in 2017 — nearly four deaths per week, according to a shocking new report from Global Witness and The Guardian newspaper. The deaths included farmers […]

Virginia Defenders’ Report On Charlottesville And Richmond

Above photo: Anti-racist protesters mass in front of the fascist rally at Emancipation Park in Charlottesville. The Robert E. Lee statue is visible in the center background. RICHMOND, VA, Aug. 14 — News of the brutal murder of 32-year-old Heather Heyer by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Va., along with injuries to dozens of other people, […]

Speaker: Holy Shrine defenders guarantee Iran’s security, dignity

IRNA – Defenders of the Holy Shrine guaranteed security, awareness and dignity for Iranian people, Majlis (Parliament) speaker Ali Larijani said. Larijani made the remarks Monday in a meeting to commemorate the late military advisor Mohsen Hojajji who was beheaded by terrorist group Daesh in Syria. Hojajji and his peers have brought about value for […]

Child Defenders Battle Pedophiles Online

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Information Fixation and the True Breakaway Civilization

Zen Gardner, GuestWaking Times It’s been quite a concern for me for some time now watching the growing information fascination phenomenon metastasize. It’s become contagious and extremely toxic for those who should have transcended this energetic level some time ago. If we are aware of the fact that we are co-creators of […]

Turkish envoy thanks Iran for sharing grief over terror attacks in Istanbul

Tehran, June 29, IRNA – Turkish Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan Tekin on Wednesday appreciated sympathy and condolence of Iranian officials on Istanbul Ataturk International Airport terrorist attacks. In a telephone interview with IRNA, Tekin put the latest casualties at 41 dead and 200 other were injured. Some 10 of the dead are foreigners. He […]

UK unions urge G4S to end Israel occupation role now

Michael Deas Activism and BDS Beat 17 May 2016 G4S has been protested by Palestine solidarity campaigners worldwide. Anne Paq ActiveStills The leaders of some of the UK’s biggest trade unions and campaign groups are asking UK-based multinational security firm G4S to clarify its announcement that it “expects to exit” the Israeli market and sell its […]

Iran ends US monopoly over wellhead equipment

For the first time in history, the Islamic Republic of Iran has put an end to US companies’ monopoly of the technical knowledge to design and manufacture wellhead equipment used in oil and gas fields. Accordingly, given the indigenous construction of the complex oil and gas industry equipment and in line with the oil minister’s […]

Which is the Real Headline?

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Three Palestinian football players arrested by Israel

Ryan Rodrick Beiler Activism and BDS Beat 18 March 2016 Palestinian children hold banners and red cards in front of Israeli occupation forces during a demonstration against the Israel Football Association, in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, near Ramallah, 29 May 2015. Shadi Hatem APA images At least three Palestinian football players have […]

Cop Who Arrested Sandra Bland Has Been Fired

The tides are finally turning when it comes to dirty cops. A few years ago the idea of a cop being charged, or at the very least fired, for their misdeeds was laughable. Today this is not the case thanks in part to sites like this educating the public and shining a light on police misconduct. […]

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The New Face of Birmingham, UK

This week’s jailing of eighteen black gang members in Birmingham, United Kingdom, has highlighted the ethnic cleansing of white people and the growing nonwhite crime wave in Britain’s second largest city. The black gangsters, known as the “Burger Bar Boys” after a fast food outlet in central Birmingham, were jailed after police managed to […]

Assad makes surprise Christmas visit to Damascus church (PHOTOS)

The Syrian president and his wife, Asma, visited the Notre Dame de Damas Church, an ancient cathedral located just 2 kilometers from the rebel-held neighborhood of Jobar in the eastern suburb of Ghouta in Damascus. Assad and his wife chatted with the men and women of the “Joy Choir,” who were practicing ahead of a […]

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