Posts Tagged ‘rights’

What’s it like to be LGBT in Hungary amid Orban’s rights crackdown?

On Wednesday, July 7, a widely-contested new law came into force in Hungary. Overnight, it became an offence to “promote” sexual and gender differences to children, in educational settings, films or adverts. The law’s opacity means it can be applied in a welter of different contexts. It didn’t occur in a vacuum but came against […]

Pegasus Rides Again: The NSO Group, Spyware and Human Rights

They keep insisting they don’t do it. But companies such as the Israeli NSO Group are global vendors for regimes, whatever stripe or colour, for surveillance tools to spy on those they deem of interest.  The 2013 revelations by Edward Snowden that exposed the warrantless world of mass surveillance by entities such as the US […]

Israel Is Aiding Saudi Arabia And Others To Spy On Human Rights Activists

The Israeli government often likes to use its normalization deals with some Arab regimes as a means of projecting some sort of moral remedy for past afflictions, yet the gesture of “peace” in fact demonstrates the pure contempt Israel has for human rights in the region. It is no secret that the Arab regimes with […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine(8 – 14 July 2021)

15  July 2021 8 – 14  July 2021 13 Palestinians wounded, including 2 children and 1 female, in IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank Two IOF shootings reported at fishing boats and agricultural lands, northern Gaza Strip In 126 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 72 civilians arrested, […]

Belarus Police Raid Homes and Offices of Journalists, Rights Activists

KYIV—Belarusian police searched the offices and homes of journalists and human rights activists for the third successive day on Friday, extending what rights activists say is a new crackdown on opponents of President Alexander Lukashenko. The Poland-based Nexta Live channel said the office of U.S. broadcaster Radio Liberty in the capital Minsk was among those […]

Russia rejects European Court of Human Rights order to recognise same-sex unions

Russian authorities have rejected a European Court of Human Rights order to recognise same-sex unions. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has reaffirmed that same-sex marriages are “not allowed” under Russia’s constitution. The Strasbourg court had issued a ruling on Tuesday urging Moscow to formally acknowledge homosexual couples. But senior Russian lawmakers have accused the court of […]

Activists detained amid raids at human rights NGOs in Belarus

Security services in Belarus have reportedly raided the offices of leading human rights organisations and detained several activists. The NGO Viasna said both its headquarters in Minsk, and the homes of several of its members across the country, had been raided on Wednesday. “Ales Bialiatski, the chairman of the Viasna Human Rights Centre cannot be […]

Donald Trump to Republicans: Do Not Waver on Second Amendment Rights

During his Dallas, Texas, speech at CPAC 2021, former President Donald Trump warned Democrats are using the surge in crime as an opportunity to push more gun control. He noted Democrats pushed to “defund the police” and disaster followed as crime and violence raged. Trump said, “The same far-left Democrats who are defunding police are […]

Supreme Court blunts voting rights in Arizona—and potentially nationwide—in controversial ruling

Arizona may keep two voting laws that Republicans say protect election integrity and Democrats believe will make it harder for some residents to cast ballots. That’s the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, one of the decade’s most important voting rights cases. One Arizona law challenged in the case, H.B. […]

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling made it harder to challenge Republican efforts to limit ballot access in many states. The 6-3 ruling Thursday on a case out of Arizona was the second time in a decade that conservatives on the Supreme […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine (24 – 30 June 2021)

July 1, 2021 Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine (24 – 30  June 2021) 16 Palestinians wounded, including 2 journalists and a child, in IOF excessive use of force in the West Bank In 122 IOF incursions into the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 80 civilians arrested, including 9 children and 2 […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 17– 23 June 2021

24/06/2021 Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 17– 23 June 2021 Excessive Use of Force in the West Bank, including occupied East Jerusalem: 18 Palestinians, including 2 children and 3 women; 2 of them were journalists Airstrike targets a plot of land, and 3 shootings reported against Palestinian fishing boats, northern Gaza Strip […]

LGBTQ civil rights group sues Florida over ban on transgender girls in sports

The HRC lawsuit was filed on behalf of a 13-year-old transgender student referred to as Daisy, a multisport athlete who is about to start eighth grade and plays as a goalie on three different soccer teams. Daisy has participated in sports exclusively on girls teams but would be pushed to play on the boys soccer […]

Mat Staver Claims John Lewis Voting Rights Bill Would Destroy ‘States’ Rights,’ Let Democrats Impose ‘Radical Marxist/Socialist Agenda’ 

Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver claimed Monday that legislation designed to restore enforcement provisions to the landmark Voting Rights Act would “hijack” elections, destroy “states’ rights,” legalize election fraud, and clear the way for Democrats to seize power and implement “their radical Marxist/socialist agenda.” On Tuesday, Staver nonsensically accused congressional Democrats of resorting to Jim Crow tactics to “suppress the Republican […]

Pay Up Whitey! U.N. Human Rights Chief Calls for Reparations Because of “Racism”

The United Nations was founded in the wake of World War II, as the Allied empires cemented their control over the whole world after defeating the small countries who dared to stand up to the jew World Order. Now the United Nations is openly Communist and doing everything possible to further the White genocide agenda. […]

Nonviolent Protest Over Voting Rights Ends With Arrests In DC

Above Photo: Poor People’s Campaign/Twitter. ‘We’re Not Going Away!’ “We’re saying across this country, it’s time for people… to march on these Senate offices,” declared Rev. William Barber. Activists with the national Poor People’s Campaign were arrested Wednesday after blocking a street in front of the Hart Senate building in Washington, D.C. to demand passage […]

World in ‘severe cascade of human rights setbacks’, UN human rights chief warns

The United Nations’ Human Rights chief called on Monday for “concerted action” to fight a severe deterioration of rights globally. “To recover from the most wide-reaching and severe cascade of human rights setbacks in our lifetimes, we need a life-changing vision — and concerted action to follow up,” Michelle Bachelet said in her opening statement […]

Weekly Report on Israeli Human Rights Violations in the Occupied Palestine 10 – 16 June 2021

20/06/2021 10 – 16  June 2021 7 Palestinians killed in Nablus in IOF excessive use of lethal force in the West Bank, including 2 women, 2 children, and 2 members of Palestinian security services Palestinian dies of wounds sustained in the IOF military aggression on Gaza 19 Palestinians wounded, including 4 children, in the West […]

GOP state laws attacking trans kids’ rights are ‘unconstitutional’: DOJ

Recently-passed state laws attacking transgender children’s rights, which have been condemned by human rights groups and medical experts, have now officially been labeled unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of Justice. In a legal brief filed Thursday in support of a lawsuit filed by the ACLU, DOJ officials wrote that Arkansas’ law barring physicians from providing gender-affirming […]

Message to Trudeau government: Honor human rights — block Zim from Canadian ports

Editor’s Note: The following letter was sent to the Canadian Minister of Transport Omar Alghabra on June 15, 2021 as part of the international Block the Boat campaign. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. June 15, 2021 Minister of Transport Omar AlghabraOttawa, Ontario In […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison back Manchin voting rights compromise

Harrison called Manchin’s proposal a “step forward” for voting rights in an interview of his own on MSNBC Friday. “You have to see the progress,” Harrison said. “Many of us thought he was a ‘no,’ not only a ‘no,’ but a ‘hell, no,’ but it seems like he has softened his stance and he is […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison encourage Manchin voting rights compromise

O’Rourke clarified his stance on Manchin’s proposal Sunday in an interview with POLITICO, calling it a “good start” but arguing that it doesn’t go far enough. “I’m hopeful that as he continues to talk with and listen to, both his colleagues in the Senate and his constituents in West Virginia, where the provisions in the […]

Vast majority of Dem voters support McCollum bill promoting Palestinian rights, but less than 13% of House Dems back it

A recent survey shows that a sizable majority of Democratic voters support Rep. Betty McCollum’s (MN-D) recent bill promoting Palestinian human rights. However, the legislation currently has just 26 cosponsors in the House. In April, McCollum introduced  H.R.2590, the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act. The […]

Animal Rights In The Third Reich

This video has an obvious anti-NS bias, but it still covers some fascinating material about how animals were protected and promoted during the Third Reich. Link Share now! Source 00

Garland declares voting rights expansion ‘central’ to democracy

“There are many things that are open to debate in America, but the right of all eligible citizens to vote is not one of them,” he said. “The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy, the right from which all other rights ultimately flow.” Garland outlined the United States’ checkered history of expanding […]

The Republican Case for Federal LGBT Rights

For the national Republican Party, this issue gives us the chance to do some good, win back millions of voters we’ve alienated, and move on to other important areas where we still have the moral high ground. Some Republican operatives think they’re better off continuing to fight on this front of the culture war, and […]

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 […]

Supreme Court weighs voting rights in a pivotal Arizona case

Would you vote by mail if you had to drive hours to a post office to mail your ballot? That question confronts the United States Supreme Court this session in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, which analysts see as one of the most important voting rights cases in a decade. The case considers two Arizona […]

France officials call for Egypt’s Sisi to release human rights activist

More than 180 French MPs and city council members have signed a letter calling for Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi to immediately release prominent human rights defender Ramy Shaath, Arab48 reported on Friday. The MPs and council members expressed their concerns about the continuous detention of Shaath along with thousands of other prisoners without charges. Shaath, […]

Bourla, Yancopoulos, Sahin to be Given Athenagoras Human Rights Award

Dr. Albert Bourla, Dr. Ugur Sahin and Dr. George Yancopoulos will be grated the Bishop Athenagoras Human Rights Award in October for their development of coronavirus vaccines and treatments. Credit: Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America Greek scientists Dr. Albert Bourla and Dr. George Yancopoulos, along with Dr. Ugur Sahin […]

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