June 2017 (8)
Jun 22 2017 1:50PM
Hate crimes in the UK – the victims’ stories
Every year hundreds of thousands of people in the United Kingdom are attacked and harassed – physically or verbally – because they are perceived as ‘different’. Why? Perhaps it’s because of their religion or their sexuality, or it’s th...
Jun 16 2017 10:00PM
Peanut from Kaiser Chiefs: Why activism is important
Not content with being multi-award winning, number one rock legends — Kaiser Chiefs want to use their worldwide fame to make a positive change in the world. That’s why they were recently one of the first musical artists to become offic...
Jun 14 2017 11:19AM
More in Common: Refugee Week and The Great Get Together
It may feel like there are many things which divide us as a country right now, so what better time to celebrate what we have in common! Over the next two weeks, Amnesty supporters across the country will be helping to create more welco...
Jun 8 2017 10:00PM
The 50 best protest songs ever
Protest songs have appeared in popular music since before most can remember. From Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ lamenting KKK lynchings back in 1939, through Dylan, roots reggae, punk, nu metal and pretty much any genre you can thin...
Jun 8 2017 10:00PM
What human rights activists look like
What do you picture when you think of human rights activists? Whatever you might think, the reality of activism is that it comes in all different shapes, faiths, races, genders, ages and sexualities. One common misconception, especiall...
Jun 8 2017 10:00PM
The best human rights films
We're lucky to live in a time when documentary makers have an amazing platform to create and broadcast important documentaries on human rights. Film is an incredible way not only to share information, but to help people emotionally con...
Jun 8 2017 10:00PM
5 ways to make a difference right now
Feel powerless after GE 2017? You're not. With a new government it's more important than ever that we press them to protect human rights here and abroad. They're going to hear us from their first day until their last. Because we know t...
Jun 6 2017 10:42AM
We Exist
It is two months since reports surfaced in the independent Russian newspaper Novaya Gazeta that the Chechen authorities have been detaining, torturing and even killing gay men, as part of a deplorable campaign to purge the republic of...