Tag Archives: Human Rights

The Wrath Of Facebook: ‘God’ Smote With 30-Day Ban For Criticizing US Military Spending By
MINNEAPOLIS — The word of “God” caused a stir on Facebook when a popular Facebook page attributed to the Judeo-Christian deity was blocked from criticizing U.S. military spending. The satirical postings on the Facebook page...
Saudi Arabia Bombs Another School In Yemen, Killing Five By
(REPORT) — A primary school in Yemen was bombed by the Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday, and five people, including two children, were killed, medics told the Middle East Eye. A rebel group puts the death toll at eight, with 15 wounded, according to AFP. A military...
Israeli Forces Killed 32 Children In 2016, The Highest Number In 10 years By
(REPORT) — Israeli forces have killed more Palestinian children in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem, in 2016 than any other year in the last decade, rights group Defence for Children International (DCI) has said. The organisation’s chapter in...
Disturbing Video Confirms Myanmar’s Human Rights Abuses Against Rohingya By
YANGON, Myanmar (REPORT) — Newly revealed video of Myanmar police beating Rohingya Muslims in northern Rakhine state has weakened months of government claims that its forces have not committed abuses in the tense and isolated region it has largely closed off to foreigners...
Theresa May Seeks To Pull UK From European Convention On Human Rights By
(REPORT) — British Prime Minister Theresa May will campaign to withdraw the United Kingdom from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) in 2020, according to new reports. May is expected to make the withdrawal a central mandate of her campaign to be formally...
Obama Scraps Post-9/11 Muslim Registry By
(REPORT) — Totally unused since 2011 according to most officials, the NSEER system, which required registration of immigrants entering and exiting the US from predominantly Muslim countries, has been canceled by the Obama Administration, as the incoming Trump Administration...
Indian Security Forces Are Blinding Hundreds Of Protesters With Shotgun Pellets By
SRINAGAR, India — Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a “non-lethal” weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. They’ve inflicted a permanent toll on hundreds of Kashmiris hit by...
CNN Accused Of Racism In Class-Action Lawsuit By Employees By
A group of current and former Black employees of CNN, Turner Broadcasting, and parent company Time Warner have filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The class-action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday and precedes a similar...
‘Fascist Rhetoric’ Becoming Commonplace In US And Europe: UN By
The “rhetoric of fascism” is on the rise in the U.S. and Europe, a United Nations official warned on Thursday, a disturbing trend that puts “unprecedented pressure” on human rights standards around the world. “Anti-foreigner rhetoric full...
UN Demands Freedom For WikiLeak’s Assange, Rules ‘Arbitrary Detention’ Must End By
After nearly four years of being effectively trapped inside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Julian Assange, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, may soon walk free thanks to a United Nations ruling announced today. The international body had previously decided in February...