Human Rights

Can you be feminist and pro-life? The question misses the point

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The Women’s March on Washington, attended by a crowd estimated to be about three times the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration, carried with it a powerful, global message for women’s equality and human rights. Rachel Hirsch ABC The spirit of women’s solidarity, however, was soon marred with controversy, on account of the reported exclusion from the march of pro-life women’s groups and pro-life women in general. The politics of the March… Can you be feminist and… Read More »

Turkish anger as Greece rejects extradition of eight soldiers

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Turkey has reacted with anger after a Greek court ruled against extraditing eight Turkish soldiers accused of involvement in an attempted… BBC Turkey accused Greece of failing in the “fight against terrorism” and said the decision was “politically… The eight men fled in a helicopter to… Turkish anger as… Read More »

Trans Activists Attack Feminists For Displaying ‘Genital-Based Womanhood’

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Trans and feminist ideology are fundamentally irreconcilable, which means I hate to break it to you, trendy progressives, but intersectionalism is stillborn. Joy Pullmann The Federalist Pop some popcorn, because some bitches and fake bitches are having a catfight about pu–ies. Left Twitter is saying white… Trans Activists Attack Feminists For… Read More »

“I couldn’t sleep at night. Had I sent them home to their deaths?” – An ex-asylum officer tells all

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Some of the details described below may be upsetting. I worked for the UK Border Agency (UKBA) for 10 years, three of which were spent reviewing asylum applications.. BBC It was my job to review the cases of people coming to Britain in fear of their lives, and work out whether they were telling the truth or not… “I couldn’t sleep… Read More »

Linda Sarsour’s Muslim Identity Politics Epitomize Feminism’s Hypocrisy

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Although she thinks a President Trump will turn back the clock 300 years, Linda Sarsour forgets that Islam never left the Middle Ages in its view of women. Shireen Qudosi The Federalist A Frankenstein’s monster of identity politics, the Women’s March on Washington heaved through the streets of DC one day after the inauguration in a fit of depraved hypocrisy. That hypocrisy shadows… Linda Sarsour’s Muslim… Read More »

SPECIAL FEATURE: As The Guns Fall Silent: Women And The War In Yemen

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Women’s rights forms another frontier in war-torn Yemen, writes Pat Griffiths in this special New Matilda feature. Pat Griffiths New Matilda BOMBS fall on Yemen. They have done so… SPECIAL FEATURE: As The Guns Fall… Read More »

Human rights now face their gravest threat – Trumpism

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With a populist in the White House, only resistance can protect rights the world struggled to enshrine Natalie Nougayrède The Guardian Remember the 1990s? Anyone who cares about… Human rights now face… Read More »

Women and Iran’s elections: ‘This is not the atmosphere for change’

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In May this year Iranians will go to the polls twice: first to vote for their next president, and then for nearly 120,000 council members in the municipal election. Rebecca Barlow Lowy Interpreter Women, like youth, form a critical component of Iran’s electorate.. They played a key role in the election of reformist president Muhammad Khatami (1997-2005) and the… Women and Iran’s… Read More »

How many Arabs have we killed?

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Unlike the Canadian Government, which reported the location, target and date of all airstrikes conducted in both Iraq and Syria, human rights lawyer Kellie Tranter received a chilling response to her F.O.I. request from the Australian Government. Kellie Tranter Independent Australia “How many Arabs have we killed?” IT WAS a question put… How many Arabs have… Read More »

China human rights lawyers target smog

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BEIJING — Toxic smog has found itself in the dock in China, as the authorities are taken to court over a problem that has choked entire regions, put public health at risk and forced the closure of schools and roads. The China Post At the helm is a group of human rights lawyers, who despite increasing government hostility to their work on some of China’s most sensitive cases, say popular feeling is behind them when it comes to pollution that ... Read More »

Britain ‘putting arms sales to Turkey above human rights’

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Campaigners say UK pursues profits as Erdoğan continues crackdown… Jamie Doward The Guardian Britain has sold almost £50m-worth of arms to Turkey since the crackdown on opposition groups by the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after last year’s failed coup attempt… Britain ‘putting arms… Read More »

Sydney Women’s March: big turnout but ‘it’s not all about Donald Trump’

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Protests should be viewed as anti-hatred, anti-bigotry and anti-misogyny, says journalist Tracey Spicer, emcee of the event Michael Slezak The Guardian About 5,000 women, men and children took to the streets in Sydney on Saturday to champion the cause of women and other groups, whose rights appear threatened by Donald Trump. There was an uplifting… Sydney Women’s March… Read More »

At the Women’s March, it’s the men who mattered most. Here’s why.

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Women everywhere. Pink hats, black hats, hard hats, no… By Petula Dvorak By Petula Dvorak Columnist The Washington Post A crushing polite crowd, well prepared with healthy snacks and… A crowd so sprawling, it nearly covered the march route end-to… It was mighty and… Best of all, there were men… At the Women’s… Read More »

We Can’t Arrest Our Way Out Of The Homelessness Crisis

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Victoria can do better than a knee-jerk, short-sighted response Once again, Melburnians sleeping rough are in the news. Amongst the cries for action in response to confronting levels of visible homelessness is a call for tougher law enforcement and… Lucy Adams The Huffington Post On Friday morning, we… We Can’t Arrest… Read More »

Removing the right to protect our children

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Home education is something that not everyone understands. Bekah Bel On Line Opinion It is viewed with distrust, there are many misconceptions about it. But if there is one thing… Removing the right to… Read More »

ASEAN countries should find a solution to end the persecution of Rohingya

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ASEAN’s non-intervention is aggravating the plight of ethnic Rohingya Muslims suffering widespread abuse by the Burmese military in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. Ahmad Rizky M. Umar The Conversation The Rohingya are one the of the world’s most persecuted ethnic minorities. Human Rights Watch reported… ASEAN countries should find… Read More »