Martin Edwin Andersen – Writer. Historian. Strategic Communications Specialist On this day of reflection on the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., @ADMKurtWTidd should be asked how U.S. Southern Command squares respect for Dr. King’s work with a continued preference for certain “older (much older) white males.” (Please […]
NIGERIA. Human Rights. The jihadists seized 276 students from the Government Girls Secondary School.
AFP © AFP | The mass abduction sparked a global campaign — «Bring Back Our Girls» — to press for their return KANO (NIGERIA) (AFP) — Islamist militants Boko Haram on Monday released a new video purporting to show at least 14 of the schoolgirls abducted from the […]
Martin Edwin Andersen – Writer. Historian. Strategic Communications Specialist The Hill story continues to be a crucial example of the importance of those willing to tell truth to power and who see human rights and human dignity as something that necessarily extends to foes as well as to friends, […]
ITALY. 200 journalists are in danger in 2017. When will the violence stop?
Threats to human rights. Reporting from a bureau in Quebec. Islamophobia and human rights Islamophobia. Threats to human rights. New investigative reporting from a new bureau in Quebec. Today, you can make a profound difference by empowering National Observer’s award-winning team to explore where and how rising fascism […]
By Evan Ellis – Assistant Professor of National Security The title was inspired by the PhD thesis of LTC Oscar Medeiros Filho of the Brazilian Army Strategic Studies Center, and used with his permission. From October 12-14, 2017, I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, as part […]
By Jonathan Chait, Ed Kilgore, Ezekiel Kweku, Eric Levitz, and Max Read This weekend, the New York Times published a profile of an American white nationalist and Nazi sympathizer, which was controversial for its tone and approach. It also sparked a discussion about how the media should cover Nazis and the Nazi-adjacent. […]
Алан Джонстон Это центр одной из самых страшных мафиоз страны – преступной сети, известной как «Ндрангета», крупнейшие контрабандисты кокаина в Европе. Судья на юге Италии является инициатором программы помощи детям мафиозных боссов, чтобы избежать преступной жизни – отняв их у своих родителей при первых признаках неприятностей. «Нам нужно […]
Yonatan Zunger Nazism conceives of the world as a struggle between races. That’s not “race ” as in the 20th-century American “black/white” sense; in the Nazi vision, Jews, Slavs, Britons… The “National Socialism” is a very real idea, too: it means socialism for members of the nation. And they decide […]
A commercial bank in Saudi Arabia appointing a woman as a CEO; a woman becoming the dean of a renowned medical college; women and men attending the recent Comic Con event in Jeddah; Women-only gymnasiums gaining traction; celebration of first ever Women’s Day – Women in Saudi Arabia […]
Two years after the European Charter of Fundamental Rights became part of the EU treaty, its confusing application has created problems for press freedom, minority and asylum seekers’ rights, human rights czar Thomas Hammarberg told this website. The EU charter covers much of the same rights enshrined in […]
Almost 18 years after a cease-fire ended the Georgian-Abkhaz war, the conflict over the breakaway region of Abkhazia remains as far from a political resolution as ever, leaving in limbo the lives of more than 200,000 people, mostly ethnic Georgians displaced by the conflict. The only area of Abkhazia where the […]
RUSSIA. Laws of Attrition Crackdown on Russia’s Civil Society after Putin’s Return to the Presidency
In the year since Vladimir Putin’s return to the presidency in May 2012, the Russian government has unleashed a crackdown on civil society unprecedented in the country’s post-Soviet history.The authorities have introduced a series of restrictive laws, harassed, intimidated, and in several cases imprisoned political activists, interfered in […]