Israeli authorities are committing crimes against humanity of apartheid and persecution, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
Anti-Asian hate crimes rise 150% in major U.S. cities
Hate crimes targeting Asian-Americans rose 150% in U.S.’s largest cities last year, even as overall hate crimes decreased, according to alarming new data released Tuesday.
It’s vital to amend Myanmar’s citizenship laws: UK
The United Kingdom has sought an amendment to Myanmar’s citizenship laws to allow everyone to fully participate in Myanmar’s political process.
Rising above Hate Online – Indian Muslim Women Speak Out
By Mariya Salim NEW DELHI, India, Oct 23 2020 (IPS) – When a minority woman with an opinion doesn’t comply with stereotypes, she is targeted with online hate, says award-winning journalist and senior editor at The Wire, Arfa Khanum Sherwani…
Delhi 2020 religious riots: Amnesty accuses police abuses
Indian police “committed serious human rights violations” during deadly religious riots in Delhi earlier this year, Amnesty International alleges.
New Zealand mosque shooter sentenced to life in prison
A man, who slaughtered 51 worshippers at two New Zealand mosques,; was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without the possibility of parole, the first time the maximum available sentence has been imposed.
To Understand the ‘Other’: How Disabilities Define Us
By Jan Lundius STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) – You can shine your shoes and wear a suit you can comb your hair and look quite cute you can hide your face behind a smile one thing you…
Widespread Racism at the United Nations, Staff Surveys Reveal
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Aug 21 2020 (IPS) – As it continues to vociferously preach the virtues of equality—advocating equal rights for all, irrespective of race, sex, language or religion– the United Nations has been quick to condemn racism…
Statue smashing – Heroes, values and racism
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 29 2020 (IPS) – On Friday the 24th of June, President Trump announced he was skipping a weekend at his New Jersey golf resort to ”ensure law and order in Washington”, tweeting:I just had…
Black lives matter in Europe too
by Khaled Diab on 27th July 2020 @DiabolicalIdeaNo one should be smug about racism in Europe. Here too there is a toxic interaction between ethnicity, equality and the environment.Although police brutality has claimed too many black lives in America, the…
Workers protest racial inequality in US
Workers from the different professions rallied with organised labour on Monday to protest systemic racism and economic inequality.
Columbus statues toppled in the U.S.
By Countercurrents Collective Protesters pulled down a statue of Christopher Columbus in Baltimore, the U.S. They threw the statue into the city’s Inner Harbor. Statues of Columbus have also been toppled in cities including Miami; Columbus, Ohio; Richmond, Virginia; St…
Call Myanmar’s Crimes Genocide, Int’l NGOs Urge Pompeo
WASHINGTON, July 16 ¬– Refugees International announced today that more than 50 NGOs and human rights organizations have signed on to its petition urging U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to call Myanmar’s crimes against the Rohingya what they are:…
Srebrenica: Europe’s largest massacre since World War II
By Alice Tidey Commemorations are being held in Bosnia on Saturday to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre — Europe’s worst atrocity since the Second World War and the only one to be declared a genocide.
Can America halt its decline—and does it want to?
Alan Stoga “We’re shocked, for example, that trains don’t work. We are shocked that the digital infrastructure is not good … America doesn’t not just invest in itself; Americans don’t invest in each other.” — Christine Loh What’s wrong, America?…
NYC paints ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural along Trump Tower
New York, Xinhua/UNB, July 10 – A giant, yellow ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural was painted Thursday on New York City’s Fifth Avenue right in front of Trump Tower, a skyscraper that serves as the headquarters for the Trump Organisation.
Michelle shares dad-girl video song ‘I love my black so much’
Former first lady Michelle Obama shared a video of a dad and daughter singing a powerful song that reads “I love my black so much”.
Trump Escalates Culture War
WHITE HOUSE – U.S. President Donald Trump is firmly planting his flag on one side of the culture war in America. In a pair of high-profile speeches and in comments on Twitter, Trump rebuffed the growing movement that wants police…
On the Outside, Looking In: America in the Era of George Floyd
“Do I think that the U.S. is a racist country? Oh yes. Yes. This is a country that was built on that premise of the negation of humanity of part of its people.” —Faustin Linyekula “I think the United States…
Scourge of Racism Violates UN Charter
By Amina J. Mohammed GENEVA, Jun 18 2020 (IPS) – I welcome this opportunity to speak to this urgent and necessary debate of the Human Rights Council. I bring you warm greetings from Secretary-General António Guterres, who shares your abhorrence…
Racism and Dominance
By Jan Lundius STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jun 15 2020 (IPS) – The #MeToo movement triggered worldwide protests that hopefully was instrumental in making people better aware of a continuous and often hidden mistreatment of women. Maybe can the current I…
by Karin Pettersson on 8th June 2020 @AB_Karin Karin Pettersson explores the deep faultlines of unexpurgated racism tearing the United States apart. In 50 years, will the United States still exist? Or will the union have been pulled apart—in a…
Fight for HR & racial justice overriding coronavirus risk?
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2020 (IPS) – The deadly coronavirus pandemic, which has claimed the lives of over 372,000 people worldwide, has reinforced the concept of “social distancing” which bars any gathering of over 10 or 20…
Creating a more just nation
Barack Obama In the last several weeks—and the last several months before that—we have seen the kinds of epic changes that are as profound as anything that I’ve seen in my lifetime.
It’s time for all of us to Stop. Hate. Now.
Danielle Nierenberg Like so many of us, I feel sad and enraged by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, and many others at the hands of police. These murders are a travesty and not something…
Superpower in chaos
By Chandra Muzaffar Minneapolis could not have happened at a worse time for the US elites. While violence perpetrated against African Americans by White police officers has happened a number of times before, its occurrence right in the midst of…
ICC Report on Libya highlights crimes against humanity
By Samira Sadeque UN, May 6 (IPS) – The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday highlighted crimes against humanity and grave mismanagement of the law in Libya during a release of their latest report on the North African nation.
Shot 9 times during mosque massacre, survivor overcomes fear
When the gunman walked into the Al Noor mosque, Temel Atacocugu was kneeling for Friday prayers. He looked up into the man’s face, thinking he was a police officer because of his paramilitary outfit. Time slowed. Atacocugu saw a puff…
Gunmen kill at least 27 at memorial for Afghan Shiite leader
Gunmen killed at least 27 people and wounded at least 55 others in Afghanistan’s capital on Friday at a remembrance ceremony for a minority Shiite leader, officials said.
As India counts dead, brutality of Hindu-Muslim clashes emerges
New Delhi, AP/UNB, Feb 29 – The wounded came in waves. First in ones and twos, limping up the steps and staggering through the aluminium doors, and then in wheelbarrows, with bleeding skulls and stabbed necks. Finally, the motorcycles and…