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19.05.2020

Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

Extinction Rebellion put thousands of kid’s shoes in Trafalgar Square urging government to remember children during coronavirus recovery

At 8am this morning more than 2000 pairs of children’s shoes were placed in London’s Trafalgar Square with people holding a banner saying ‘Covid today > Climate tomorrow > Act Now’ Extinction Rebellion are calling on the government to act on the climate crisis during the coronavirus recovery so children… »

17.05.2020

France: End Discriminatory Police Checks and Fines

France: End Discriminatory Police Checks and Fines

Take Concrete Steps to End Biased Police Behavior, 24 Groups Say The French government should take urgent and concrete steps to end discriminatory police stops, 24 local, national, and international organizations said on Wednesday in an open letter sent to French authorities. In response to the new coronavirus… »

17.05.2020

Monumental differences: Prague, Moscow trade barbs over World War Two

Monumental differences: Prague, Moscow trade barbs over World War Two

As one ‘liberator’ vanishes from sight, another is on the rise The buildup to the 75th anniversary of the end of World War Two, marked earlier this month, has exacerbated a longstanding row about how contested historical figures should be perceived in both the Czech Republic and Russia. In Prague,… »

16.05.2020

PAX calls for EU to stop Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

PAX calls for EU to stop Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank

PAX calls on European foreign ministers to agree on concrete measures to show that Israeli annexation of parts of the Palestinian Occupied Territories in the West Bank will have consequences. The European Union needs to make it clear to the Israeli government that the EU will take action if… »

15.05.2020

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

Journalists under pressure in Belarus as Lukashenko runs for presidency

The start of the presidential elections campaign in Belarus was marked by a harsh crackdown on journalists and bloggers. Analysts and human rights activists believe that the authorities will go on with repressions. A wave of arrests of journalists, bloggers and activists hit Belarus just a week into the presidential… »

14.05.2020

Those Who Have, Shall be Given

Those Who Have, Shall be Given

Corona crisis and corona relief measures reinforce inequality and the north-south divide within the EU. Germany consolidates its hegemony. Foreign policy experts in Germany and the EU’s Foreign Affairs Commissioner Josep Borrell are warning that Brussels’ corona relief measures could widen the EU’s economic gap. So far, the EU’s reaction… »

14.05.2020

From Taksim Square to the steps of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

From Taksim Square to the steps of the Odeon of Herodes Atticus

In the spring of 2013, in Taksim Square, the songs of the band Grup Yorum became symbols of struggle and demand for issues of freedom of the press, expression, assembly and violation of human rights in general in Turkey. In the spring of 2020 on the southwestern slope of the… »

14.05.2020

Coronavirus vaccine search: how we’re preparing to make enough for the whole world

Coronavirus vaccine search: how we’re preparing to make enough for the whole world

There are 102 candidate vaccines being explored as a means of ending the COVID-19 pandemic, as of April 30. Eight of these have already made it to clinical trials in humans, and another 94 are in the pre-clinical evaluation stage. These candidates also fall into eight different categories of… »

10.05.2020

The refugee who gave hope to other victims

The Hungarian Helsinki Committee made a movie about the Russian asylum-seeker, Alexei Torubarov. His eventful and touching story illustrates how unfairly refugees are demonized. The case of our client persecuted for his political views had to be brought before the Court of Justice of the European Union to … »

10.05.2020

What’s happening in Belarus, the only European country to not adopt social distancing

What’s happening in Belarus, the only European country to not adopt social distancing

In power for 26 years, president Lukashenko pokes fun at the risks of Covid-19 while trying to preserve the economy Praveen S. – Brasil de Fato Belarus is the only European country that did not adopt any social distancing measures during the pandemic. As of Saturday May 2nd, the country… »

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