11 May, 2010 - 15:54
Ameer Makhoul, director of the Israeli Palestinian human rights NGO, Ittijah, has been arrested by the Israeli Shin Bet and detained without any reason being given for his arrest. His home was ransacked, and he has not been able to consult with a lawyer.
10 May, 2010 - 15:57
Demand a fair voting system so that we have a Parliament which properly represents the British people. Join together in a new fight for democracy and political equality. Take Back Parliament is calling for a Citizens Convention to decide on a new voting system to be put to the people in a referendum.
7 May, 2010 - 14:43
An ad supporting Peru’s last uncontacted tribes is appearing in publications around the world in a bid to stop Peru’s government allowing an oil pipeline to be built through their land. The ad, created by Survival International, has appeared in publications in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain, the USA and the UK.
5 May, 2010 - 00:26
The new government must take strong leadership to work with regulators, water companies and local communities to stop our rivers from drying out and protect our native wildlife.
30 April, 2010 - 08:42
Relief at last for the women victims of religious violence in Hassi Messaoud. Since March, single working women have suffered brutal attacks by gangs of hooded youths who broke into their homes and terrorized, assaulted, robbed and sometimes raped them. Now Algerian human rights associations are forming an umbrella authority to protect them.
28 April, 2010 - 17:05
Election NewsNew findings published by the Institute for Public Policy Research suggest that areas that have higher levels of recent immigration than others are not more likely to vote for the BNP. In fact, the more immigration an area has experienced, the lower its support for the far right.
23 April, 2010 - 11:54
Six detainees on hunger strike were among seven Sahrawi activists arrested on 8 October 2009 at Mohammed V airport in Casablanca when they returned from visiting the Tindouf camps in Algeria.
9 April, 2010 - 14:11
The Asylum Election Pledge is an initiative of the Refugee Council, Scottish Refugee Council and Liberty, and calls on parliamentary candidates in the 2010 General Election to reject racism and xenophobia, and to remember the importance of refugee protection in debates about immigration policy.
1 April, 2010 - 15:23
High street supermarkets are profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine by selling produce from Israeli settlements, says UK charity War on Want. Under international law, Israel’s West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements are illegal. By selling settlement produce, supermarkets are complicit in illegal activity and are profiting from Palestinian suffering.
29 March, 2010 - 18:02
AyoreoThe greatest current threat to the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode indigenous people is a Brazilian firm, Yaguarete Porá. It owns a 78,000 hectare plot in the heart of their territory, very near where uncontacted Ayoreo were recently sighted.