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Tag Archives: Human Rights

Honoring Baltasar Garzón | The Nation

In the 1930s some 2,800 Americans joined the Abraham Lincoln Brigade and traveled to Spain to fight to defend democracy and defeat fascism after Gen. Francisco Franco’s right-wing coup. In 2011 the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives (ALBA), an educational nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the record and spirit of the brigades, is fittingly awarding its first annual Human Rights Activism ...

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BANGLADESH: Indigenous farmers face seed crisis | IRIN Asia

Farmers in parts of Bangladesh’s southeastern Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) face a seed crisis that is undermining the food security of thousands, the World Food Programme (WFP) says. “The challenge that the villagers are now facing is the lack of available seeds due to non-cultivation for two years,” Christa Rader, country director of WFP in Bangladesh, told IRIN from Dhaka. ...

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In Brief: Bangladeshi monks call for demilitarization of CHT | IRIN Asia

The Bangladesh Jumma Buddhist Forum has called for the demilitarization of Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) in a statement addressed to the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Bangkok. “We are asking for the withdrawal of the 365 military camps, as promised in the 1997 Peace Accord, to end the human rights violations against the indigenous people,” Dipayan Chakma, president of ...

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Afghanistan must shed the myth of independence | Nushin Arbabzadah, guardian.co.uk

In an interview with the Guardian, Afghan human rights activist Orzala Asharf-Nemat said it was the responsibility of the Afghan people to create their own national identity. Her point is absolutely valid. But since transnational concepts such as socialism (1980s), Islam (1990s) and democracy (2000s) have all failed to create a stable nation, we need to ask ourselves what is ...

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COTE D’IVOIRE: A changing of the guard | IRIN Africa

“The Forces Nouvelles played a very important role in our victory and that has to be taken into account,” one of Alassane Ouattara’s leading supporters acknowledged as the news from Abidjan pointed to Laurent Gbagbo’s imminent departure. For the past four months Ouattara has been recognized internationally as Côte d’Ivoire’s elected president, but his final access to executive power owes ...

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Letter from China: Ai Weiwei: Disturbing the Peace | The New Yorker

In the fall of 2009, Chinese movie theatres débuted “The Founding of a Republic,” a big-budget political extravaganza to commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Chinese Revolution. Around the same time, in no theatres anywhere, Ai Weiwei put out his own film entitled “Disturbing the Peace,” a no-budget documentary shot with a handheld camera, which documented a bizarre day in ...

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COTE D’IVOIRE: Crimes against humans | IRIN Africa

ABIDJAN, 18 March 2011 (IRIN) – A mortar attack that killed at least 25 people in the commercial capital Abidjan on 17 March came from military forces loyal to Laurent Gbagbo and “could constitute a crime against humanity”, says the UN Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI). Read more here: IRIN Africa | COTE D’IVOIRE: Crimes against humans | Cote d’Ivoire ...

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SUDAN: Managing the great trek southwards | IRIN Africa

KHARTOUM/KOSTI, 10 March 2011 (IRIN) – Southern Sudanese living in the North are on the move. More than 249,000 have left since October 2010, and thousands more continue the trek southwards, filled with hope and excitement at the prospect of starting life in their new country. The mammoth task of moving so many people – by bus, on barges along ...

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COTE D’IVOIRE: The north unplugged | IRIN Africa

DAKAR, 2 March 2011 (IRIN) – In northern Côte d’Ivoire vaccines are going bad, taps are dry and the families of women in labour are ferrying buckets of water to hospital, three days after the government of Laurent Gbagbo ordered power cut in the region. Electricity went out on the morning of 28 February in the territory held by the ...

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Hu’s remarks censored back home | The Washington Post

BEIJING – The BBC television report was airing a clip from Wednesday’s Obama-Hu news conference at the White House, on the touchy topic of human rights. “A lot still needs to be done . . . ,” Chinese President Hu Jintao started to say. And then the television report went black. Read more here: Hu’s remarks censored back home | The ...

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