2010 (86)
Dec 16 2010 3:07PM
Amnesty stands with Paraguayan human rights group
Amnesty International has admonished the Paraguayan government for raiding the offices of a small group that opposes the Chaco research trip. An earlier article tells how the expedition organised by the Natural History Museum was stopp...
Nov 25 2010 9:21PM
At the Lowry in Salford, a play about slavery
In a Salford theatre a play about slavery is showing. Mende Nazer was a child in Sudan sold into slavery. Seven years later she was passed to a diplomat's family in London and then she escaped and sought asylum. She has advised on maki...
Nov 18 2010 12:00PM
Converging yet again on Fort Benning for peace and justice
School of the Americas Watch (SOAW) is again organising for thousands to converge at the gates of Fort Benning in Georgia, USA, to protest peacefully from 19 to 21 November. The call is for the closure of the School of the Americas or...
Nov 16 2010 8:26PM
The disease that kills so many children
Which infection causes the greatest number of deaths of children in the world? You might guess malaria or HIV/AIDS but the surprising answer is that pneumonia takes the biggest toll . The Guardian article says that last year the WHO an...
Nov 15 2010 8:24PM
Immigrants suffer in various countries of Europe
The Guardian has an interactive map showing Europe's immigrants under pressure .
Nov 15 2010 8:19PM
Tanzanian albinos live in fear
Tanzania's first elected albino member of parliament fears that his life could be in danger . Albino hunters kill their victims and use their blood or body parts for witchcraft.
Nov 13 2010 8:40PM
Shoreditch exhibition on murdered Mexican women
An exhibition at Shoreditch Town Hall commemorates the thousands of Mexican women who have been murdered or have disappeared in the town of Ciudad Juárez, near the border with the USA.
Nov 11 2010 12:15PM
UK academics urge Colombians to release political prisoner
More than a thousand academics in the UK have signed a letter calling for the release of a Colombian academic , Dr Miguel Angel Beltran. There are thought to be more than five thousand political prisoners in Colombia according to Justi...
Nov 7 2010 10:59AM
Peaceful protest in Paris - not permitted
You might think that in France the right to peaceful protest would be respected. No, not if the protest might irritate Hu Jintao , the visiting Chinese leader. The protestors were urging the release of Liu Xiaobo, awarded the Nobel Pea...
Oct 29 2010 7:55PM
Unreported World on Channel 4: Zimbabwe's blood diamonds
On 29 October 2010 Channel 4's investigative series, Unreported World, showed a report on Zimbabwe which found that there is still corruption and terror in that country. People are unwilling to talk much about the diamond fields but th...
Oct 28 2010 9:37PM
Survival International suffers cyber-attack
Survival International came under cyber-attack from thousands of computers yesterday evening, so that for now this temporary page replaces their usual website. A week earlier Survival International had drawn attention to a shocking vid...
Oct 22 2010 1:58PM
Mexico's Indian Rebellion on Unreported World, Channel 4
Unreported World on Channel 4 on Friday showed us Mexico's Indian Rebellion .
Oct 22 2010 1:51PM
Sex trafficking: sign a petition to Hilton Hotels
Avaaz has an action demanding Hilton Hotels to counter sex trafficking . Brothels were found in Hilton hotels in Ireland and China and thousands wrote to protest. Now Avaaz is petitioning Chris Nassetta, boss of the hotel chain. When t...
Oct 22 2010 12:46PM
Many miners not so lucky
33 miners were rescued in Chile with many around the world watching. Others are not so lucky. Victor Figueroa-Clark writes about Colombia's bad record on mine safety on the website of Justice for Colombia. Mines there are not required...
Oct 19 2010 9:42PM
Tormented Lives - attacks on people with learning disabilities
Tormented Lives is a report by Rosa Monckton exposing the reality of life for those people with learning disabilities who suffer hate crimes. The film was shown on BBC 1 on Tuesday 19 October 2010 but is available on the website for se...
Oct 12 2010 10:01PM
Over-population in Manila
Channel 4's Unreported World goes to Manila for this Friday's film. Manila, the capital of the Phillipines, is one of the world's most overpopulated cities. Maternity wards, schools and graveyards are all struggling to cope. Jenny Klee...
Oct 6 2010 5:25PM
Freemuse: music that annoys the dictators
The Amnesty shop is selling a CD, Listen to the Banned, of music that has been banned by dictators and authorities in various places. The CD is compiled by Deeyah, an artist who has stopped performing because of frequent threats and in...
Oct 4 2010 11:56PM
Malaria is caused by.....
Yes, malaria is caused by a parasite that is spread from person to person by mosquito bites. We know that much but there is more to be said. Unreported World on Channel 4 has just started a new series with an investigation of the cause...
Sep 18 2010 8:58PM
Pope apologises but could do more
I have not been celebrating the visit by the Pope to the UK. Rather it has reminded me of the disagreements I have with his views and policies. There is so much that is controversial, from discrimination against women to prejudice agai...
Sep 10 2010 3:46PM
Robert Fisk investigates honour killings in the Independent
Robert Fisk investigates honour killings around the world and part one of the series was on Monday 7 September in the Independent. He says that at least 20 000 women are killed in a year to protect so-called "honour".
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