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Macron’s Calais Visit Should Lead to Change for Migrants

Human Rights Watch – Shortly after he became president of France last year, Emmanuel Macron had a hopeful vision for humanely addressing the country’s asylum crisis. “By the end of the year, I do not want […]

Tuesday 16 January 2018

Interview: When the US Government Hides Evidence

Human Right Watch – The US government can use evidence that it may have obtained illegally – from methods ranging from old-fashioned wiretaps to sophisticated data sweeps – to prosecute people without telling them how it […]

Friday 12 January 2018

C.I.A. Names the ‘Dark Prince’ to Run Iran Operations

nytimes – WASHINGTON — He is known as the Dark Prince or Ayatollah Mike, nicknames he earned as the Central Intelligence Agency officer who oversaw the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the American drone strike […]

Friday 5 January 2018

Children increasingly used as weapons of war, Unicef warns

The Guardian – Children caught in war zones are increasingly being used as weapons of war – recruited to fight, forced to act as suicide bombers, and used as human shields – the United Nations children’s agency has warned. […]

Thursday 28 December 2017

Beyond Justice: How the Yugoslav Tribunal Made History

Human Wrongs Watch – Bullet holes, bloodstains and brain matter marked the walls of an empty barn, a crime scene processed to document the worst crime in Europe since the Second World War: the deliberate killings […]

Monday 25 December 2017

The State of the Empire in the Age of Trumpism

The Fall of the US Empire – And Then What? published in 2009, has become the best-selling of the TRANSCEND University Press books.

Monday 25 December 2017

Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power

IPSNEWS– Every woman and every girl has the right to a life free of violence. Yet this rupture of human rights occurs in a variety of ways in every community. It particularly affects those who […]

Monday 25 December 2017

Children of Stones

Human Wrongs Watch – FOR GOD’S SAKE, are they crazy? Photo: Daily Mail They congregate in the marketplace, boys of 15, 16 years, take stones and throw them at our soldiers, who are armed to the teeth. The […]

Monday 25 December 2017

Speaking Up

UN WOMEN – Rodica Carpenco from Moldova endured years of domestic violence in her marriages. Trying to cope with the mistreatment that also affected her children, she turned to alcohol. The only person who stepped […]

Friday 22 December 2017

Tunisia seven years after the Arab Spring: Facing an uncertain future

Qantara – The Tunisian revolution, considered the catalyst for the movement that became known as the Arab Spring, began seven years ago. Today, Tunisia is still struggling to achieve democratic reform and economic growth. By Sarah Mersch […]

Friday 22 December 2017