Human Rights

Code Pink Saudi Crown Prince Protest Kennedy Center Video

Code Pink protests the "Saudi cultural and arts event" at the Kennedy Center during the visit of Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman.

From Code Pink:

The protesters will focus on bin Salman's key role in the bombing of Yemen, which has created the worldâs greatest humanitarian crisis. They will also debunk the notion that the Crown Prince is a reformer who is fighting corruption and bringing a new age of enlightenment to the kingdom.

Mijente chains Session effigy at Supreme Court to protest attempt to bring back shackling Federal defendents

On the 26t of March, Mijente and No Justice No Pride showed up in front of the Supreme Court with a Confederate statue style effigy of Jeff Sessions. As people lined up outside the court watched, they put leg irons, chains, and handcuffs on the effigy. Inside, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was arguing the Supreme Court should overturn a 9th Circuit case that found shackling Federal defendents to be unconstitutional.

Video-shackling Jeff Sessions in Effigy in front of the Supreme Court

ADAPT protests at home of FDA director against electroshock torture of autistic people

Beginning on the weekend of March 10-11, ADAPT has been camping out in front of FDA Director Dr. Scott Gottlieb's home. Things got a little hot on the evening of March 11 as ADAPT occupied the circular driveway, and MPD showed up to push them back. ADAPT is there to demand the FDA ban the use of electroshock aversive "therapy" against autistic children and adults at the Judge Rotenberg "Educational" Center.

Video of the protest in the circular driveway and the police response

Video originally posted by John Zangas of the daylight portion of the same protest

Naming and Shaming!

Debt, Corruption and Tax Policies Impact Poverty, Says Vatican at United Nations

During United Nations Human Rights Council meetings last week, Archbishop Ivan Jurkovič, the Geneva based Vatican representative stated, “We can no longer frame the debt crisis as an exclusively economic problem. It affects future generations, as well as the social conditions that allow the enjoyment of human rights of vast numbers of people entitled to the solidarity of the whole human family.”

Women's March 2018 Video

Video from the 2nd Women's March, on the first anniversary of the inauguration of Donald Trump, January 20, 2018.

Protest against GITMO on 16th anniversary of opening leads to five arrests

On Jan 11, protesters marked the 16th anniversary of the opening of Gitmo with a protest in front of the White House,. They found Penn Ave closed (as usual) so they held a tea ceremony for the current 41 detainees on the park side sidewalk. Afterwards, five people marched into the prohibited zone in an act of civil disobedience and were arrested.

Video highlights of the protest and civil disobedience

41 detainees are still in Gitmo

Remembering Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr (video)

On the second anniversary of the execution of Shia civil rights and democracy activist Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr by the Saudi Arabian government, his god-son Mustafa and a colleague drove from Michigan and joined Code Pink to protest in front of the Saudi Arabian embassy. Despite a wind chill in the single digits, the late Sheikh's voice filled the street in a reminder of the continuing human rights abuses against Shia citizens in Saudi Arabia.

YouTube Livestream

 

Short interview at 16:35

Baloch activists protest against Pakistan

Baloch grouos in London protest against Pakistan for gross abuse of Human Rights, Abduction of women in BALOCHISTAN.

 

Free Balochistan

Israel Must Recognize An Independent State of Kurdistan

Israel Must Recognize An Independent State of Kurdistan

 

By Ariel Natan Pasko

 

Still Rising #2 Mixtape

LISTEN HERE! ^_^)/This music playlist is for all the workers, students, brothers, and sisters struggling in the workplace, the schools, the fields, the mines, the streets, and the factories! In the face of the seemingly dark future we all face, power to those who dream, who sing, who play, who fight!

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