Human Rights

From the EU to China, world blasts US withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council
Washington's withdrawal from the UN Human Rights Council has been met with international condemnation, with even close NATO allies from Europe describing the decision as regrettable. US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley announced the decision to quit the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Tuesday, dismissing the internatio [...]
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David Icke’s inconvenient truth – War equals profit
So true from a YouTube comment: Funny how people call this man crazy.... he is well informed.. well educated on the reality's of this world... and these peanut brain people that can't probably spell bob backward's call him crazy... all he is telling is the TRUTH ! Inconvenient truth - War equals profit What Othe [...]
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Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass
From the Archive: As Israeli military has killed dozens of unarmed protesters near the border at which they are fenced into Gaza, Israeli leaders may feel they are once again “mowing the grass” as Elizabeth Murray recalls in this updated piece originally published on November 16, 2012. [...]
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‘Ashamed’ – Pope Francis Decries Global Unrest in Good Friday Prayer
During his annual Good Friday prayer address to the faithful, Catholic Pope Francis stated that he is 'ashamed' of our planet, as it is "fractured by divisions and wars." Under tight security, the Pontiff presided over the ritual — attended by about 20,000 — at Rome's ancient Colosseum that commemorates the death of Je [...]
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Stephen Hawking challenges Jeremy Hunt at High Court over NHS ‘privatization’
Stephen Hawking is backing a group of campaigners in bringing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt to the High Court over a new policy which they claim will lead to the privatization of the NHS. The acclaimed physicist is joining campaigners in challenging the health secretary over his introduction of Accountable Care Organizations (ACO [...]
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‘We’re Not a Lightbulb You Can Turn On and Off’ – UN Agency on Netanyahu Threat
Amid Israeli officials’ concerns over pervasive humanitarian fallout, on Sunday Premier Benjamin Netanyahu said that the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), should cease to exist. [...]
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Spain ‘Likely to Face Big Problems’ as Catalonia is Not Alone
In the follow up to the results of the Catalan referendum on independence and the stern crackdown of the Spanish central government against voters, Czech Communist MEP Jaromír Kohlíček told Sputnik Czech that Madrid is likely to have more problems as it has other autonomous communities which desire more sovereignty. [...]
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Liberty lost? Americans increasingly unhappy with levels of freedom, survey says
America is often referred to as the "Land of the Free," but as citizens prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, their satisfaction with the country's freedom is significantly lower than it was a decade ago, according to a newly released Gallup poll. The survey found that although 91 percent of Americans were satisfied with t [...]
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An American Prophet (Chris Hedges) Is Vindicated
I’m not the only person to note that if Jesus ever actually showed up in America it would be our “Christians” who would shout him down — if, that is, he talked about peace and the horror of an imperial nation addicted to war. “Blessed are the peacemakers”? No thanks! If you ever want to know what it looks like whe [...]
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A Clear Crime: Israel’s South Africa Moment May Be Drawing Nearer
Citing her "duty not to conceal a clear crime," the head of a Beirut-based U.N. agency has resigned after the withdrawal of a scathing UN-commissioned report that for the first time charges Israel is "a racist state that has established an apartheid system that persecutes the Palestinian people." While furious Israeli leaders li [...]
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The Hardening of Society and the Rise of Cultures of Cruelty in Neo-Fascist America
Dark Times are truly upon us. There will be an acceleration of acts of violence under the Trump administration and the conditions for eliminating this new stage of state violence will mean not only understanding the roots of neo-fascism in the United States, but also eliminating the economic, political, and cultural forces that [...]
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‘Lots of surprises inside’: Whistleblower tells RT about planned mass Snowden file leak
Journalist David Miranda says the public has the right to see documents leaked by Edward Snowden, which he plans to release soon. However, Miranda told RT that he has been pressured from US and UK security agencies not to disclose the documents. [...]
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UN Human Rights Chief: FBI Could Unlock
The United Nations human rights chief on Friday warned that the U.S. government risks opening a "Pandora's Box" if it successfully forces Apple to unlock an iPhone belonging to one of the suspected San Bernardino shooters. "Encryption and anonymity are needed as enablers of both freedom of expression and opinion, and the righ [...]
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2015: When Global Governments Trampled Human Rights in Name of National Security
Governments worldwide in 2015 capitalized on supposed national security threats to trample over human rights. That's Amnesty International's assessment of global human rights in its latest report. "Your rights are in jeopardy: they are being treated with utter contempt by many governments around [...]
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‘There is no justice here’ – Russian pilot jailed in US tells of kidnap, torture & lies
Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, who is serving a 20-year sentence in the US for alleged drug trafficking, has told reporters about numerous violations of his rights and “deliberate attempts to kill him” through cruel conditions and poor medical treatment. [...]
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