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GV Faculty Letter of Support Project for Ukrainian and Russian Community – Grand Valley Lanthorn

Recently, Grand Valley State University The Department of Integrative, Religious and Intercultural Studies (IRIS) has created a support letter which recognizes the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the community members affected by the events. “As a community of scholars, we hold ourselves accountable to certain ethical standards as faculty and staff,” said IRIS Affiliate Professor […]

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MATCHDAY: Chelsea host Newcastle; Barcelona take on Osasuna

Chelsea’s Kai Havertz, right, celebrates scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Chelsea at Carrow Road, Norwich, England on Thursday March 10, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP) Joe Gidens PA A preview of what’s happening in European football on Sunday: ENGLAND Chelsea host Newcastle in the first game at Stamford […]

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At the HRC: Euro-Med Monitor calls on European countries to respect the privacy of asylum seekers

Sunday, March 13, 2022, 6:53 a.m.Press release: Euro Med Monitor Geneva – Unlawful, disproportionate and unnecessary interference with the personal data of individuals in Europe, especially asylum seekers who are treated as liars until proven guilty, has escalated, said Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor and GIWEH in a joint address to the Human Rights Council. 49th […]

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Community Builders – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

Posted on March 09, 2022 Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed every March in the United States since 1987. In the spirit of this mission, every Wednesday of this month, we’ll be featuring women historians from all walks of life in the hope […]

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Sports and cultural losses rise for Russia as countries reject World Cup qualifiers and Bolshoi Ballet

A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity in the besieged port of Mariupol and injured at least 17 people, Ukrainian officials said, prompting international condemnation from Washington, London and the Vatican, among others. The bombing of the hospital came as humanitarian corridors set up to allow civilians to flee several besieged towns around Ukraine failed to […]

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11-Year-Old Texas Trans Activist Writes Letter to State Lawmakers: ‘I’m Afraid of Being Taken From My Mom’

When Texas lawmakers considered two bills to criminalize gender-affirming care for transgender children last year, then 10-year-old Kai Shapley told a roomful of officials that “it makes me sad that some politicians are using trans kids like me to get votes. people who hate me just because I exist”. His powerful testimony to the Senate […]

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CT children have the opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system through a virtual program

HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) – Children in Connecticut have a unique opportunity to learn about the state’s legal system and various social justice issues. This is done interactively through the Kids Court Academy program. “It really teaches you a lot and shows you what you know about the law,” said Saige Edwards. Saige is in fifth […]

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Israeli Ben & Jerry’s distributor sues ice cream maker and parent company for boycott

The Israeli maker and distributor of Ben & Jerry’s said Thursday it was suing the ice cream maker and its parent company Unilever for unlawfully ending their business relationship. Last summer, Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would no longer sell its products in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory”, apparently referring to settlements in the West […]

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Activist groups report 358 human rights defenders murdered in 35 countries in 2021

By CTN Staff | 17 hours ago According to a global analysis of threats and attacks facing human rights activists, compiled by Front Line Defenders (FLD) and the Human Rights Defenders Memorial, 358 human rights defenders were murdered in 35 countries in 2021, many of them, according to the groups, could have been prevented, because […]

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Western countries agree to add Putin and Lavrov to sanctions list

KYIV – Russia and Ukraine will discuss a ceasefire in a second round of talks on March 3, Moscow’s chief negotiator says as Russian military forces resume their assault on Ukrainian cities . Live briefing: Russia invades Ukraine Consult the RFE/RL live briefing on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and how Kiev is fighting back and […]

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Dozens of countries step out during Lavrov’s speech in Geneva

The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva walk out of the room during the screening of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s pre-recorded speech during the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva. Jean Marc Ferré/UN Photo/dpa Representatives of dozens of countries protested Russia’s […]

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Russians hold anti-war rallies amid ominous threats from Putin

A man holds a poster that reads ‘No war’ as people lay flowers near where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot, with the Kremlin wall, left, Spaskaya Tower, center, and St. Basil’s in the background in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Denis Kaminev) Denis Kaminev PA MOSCOW From Moscow to Siberia, Russian […]

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50 years apart: a Filipino activist fights a dictator then his son

Human rights activist Loretta Rosales shows a book about martial law in the Philippines and a photo, a grainy military photo of her taken after her arrest in 1976, at her home in Manila, the Philippines, February 23, 2022. Memories of the ‘People Power Revolt’ by millions of Filipinos who helped overthrow Filipino dictator Ferdinand […]

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Ukrainian refugees arrive in neighboring countries

(journalist) – This story has been updated with new developments. Ukrainian refugees fleeing the Russian invasion are beginning to arrive in neighboring countries, many of them traveling on foot. Reuters reports that normally quiet border crossings in Poland, Hungary and Slovakia are seeing increasing numbers of Ukrainians, and those countries are bracing for the […]

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Malawi: Violent criminals defy police as security firm boss urges vigilance

A resurgence of violent criminal gangs is unleashed, defying the Malawi Police with a “Catch us if you can” message, prompting the Malawi Law Society (MLS) to desperately demand maximum protection for all citizens. MLS chairman Patrick Mpaka made the call in an interview after a number of lawyers were brutally attacked in their homes […]

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Horowitz: The New Western Fascism: Countries Are Gradually Using Prison Exclusively For Political Opponents

Despite all the rhetoric about Putin’s authoritarian hold over former Soviet states, we have our own authoritarian Putins who now rule Western democracies and crush all political dissent. Detaining someone without bail for staging a peaceful protest against the government sounds like something Putin would do, but it is happening now in Canada and has […]

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The most influential UK-based people in the LGBTQ+ community to follow

In the UK, February marks LGBT History Month. It is a time when we celebrate the hard-won rights and freedoms now enjoyed by the queer community, including a fully equal age of consent, the legal right to change gender, and an equal right to marry. However, it also reminds us of the work that remains […]

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Chelsea Manning emphasizes the importance of community building during an interview with the campus community

American activist and whistleblower Chelsea Manning values ​​community building. On Thursday night, Manning gave his first in-person lecture since the pandemic began to an audience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Manning was responsible for one of the largest leaks in military history, concerning human rights abuses in Iraq. She was convicted of violations of the […]

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Behind the China Olympics, the saga of a chained woman unfolds

Li Chunjian, Ding Song, Ye Jielong and She Hao of China slide during the 1-4 series at the 2022 Winter Olympics on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, in Yanqing District in Beijing. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin) Pavel Golovkin PA Taipei, Taiwan The post, on the Chinese social platform Weibo, resembled many others published by state media during […]

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27 OAS countries “appalled” by the death of Hugo Torres

A total of 27 member countries of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States signed a statement in which they clearly expressed their dismay at the death of the former guerrilla fighter, retired brigadier general and political prisoner on the orders of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, Hugo Torres Jimenezand reiterated their condemnation […]

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Across the Bridge: Alabama Dem Carry Torch for Ballot Bill

FILE – Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., center, with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, join fellow Democrats at a press conference to discuss their priorities as they will assume a majority in the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 30, 2018. Democratic Rep. Selma Rural’s trip to the halls of Congress offers a stark […]

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Winter Olympians stand up for climate, peace amid muted activism

FILE – Taylor Gold of the United States competes in the men’s halfpipe final at the 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file) Gregory Bull PA BEIJING After a morning training session at the Big Air Shougang site of the Winter Olympics, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by […]

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The Right to be Free – OZY

On this day in 1990, the great Nelson Mandela was released after spending 27 years in various South African prisons. A famous civil rights activist, the country’s first black head of state and an inspiration to many, the actions of him and his peers in the African National Congress were directly linked to the end […]

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Sudan’s military rulers step up crackdown, arrest activists

Amira Osman sits at home after being released from detention, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Osman is one of many pro-democracy activists and protesters who have been detained without charge since a coup he military state in October deposed the transitional government, in what many fear is a return to the tactics of […]

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Hijab controversy in Karnataka: A look at the list of countries that have banned headscarves and burkas

Image source: AP Muslim women take part in a march against the ban on Muslim girls wearing the hijab from attending classes in some schools in the state of Karnataka in southern India Strong points Mass protests for and against wearing the ‘hijab’ escalate in several educational institutions Karnataka HC has ruled that no religious […]

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Countries that have banned the burqa, but what does international law say about it?

Massive protests for and against the wearing of ‘hijab’ in educational institutions have erupted in various colleges across Karnataka. The situation escalated on Tuesday when a Muslim girl wearing a hijab entered the college, while a group of boys wearing saffron headscarves shouted “Jai Shri Ram”, trailing behind the woman. The turmoil began when a […]

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Mexican authorities evict Tijuana migrant camp near border

FILE – A makeshift migrant camp stands near the El Chaparral pedestrian border bridge in Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, July 1, 2021. About 100 members of the police, national guard and army were expelled on Sunday 6 February 2022 nearly 400 migrants, mainly Central Americans and Mexicans, from the makeshift camp in which they had been […]

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UAE lifts travel ban on 12 African countries for vaccinated citizens

BEIRUT: Friday marks the first anniversary of the assassination of Lebanese researcher and publisher Lokman Slim, but his family has not yet received any new information regarding the progress of the judicial investigation to discover the circumstances of the crime. Slim, 58, was shot on February 3, 2021. His body was found in his car […]

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Why does the State Department still take Amnesty International seriously?

Athe latest news from mnesty international report defining Israel as an “apartheid” state since its founding has been controversial. On the merits, the group is wrong, because the Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid and US Representative. Ted Deutsch eloquently demonstrated. The group’s methodology is also flawed. After the report was released, Lazar Berman, the […]

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A former hacker who worked for a controversial spy firm will not join the company

One of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges has hired Dan Wolfford, a former NSA analyst who also worked for a UAE-based hacking firm accused of spying on US citizens, journalists and security forces. human rights activists. Update: After Motherboard reached out to the company for comment, they said Dan Wolfford “wasn’t onboarded” and wouldn’t be […]

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Corruption report doesn’t let ‘clean’ countries off the hook for enabling global financial secrecy

A worrying new normal for corruption has taken hold internationally, reports anti-corruption organization Transparency International in its annual index, while highlighting the role of facilitators in aiding corruption. The Corruption Perceptions Index finds that levels of corruption have stagnated in the majority of countries over the past 10 years. With accountability and transparency reduced amid […]

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Taliban urges countries to ‘not punish’ Afghans, release aid in diplomatic talks

Taliban representatives and Western diplomats have begun their first formal talks behind closed doors, meeting in Norway to discuss Taliban demands amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing the country. The Associated Press reported that a Taliban demand would unfreeze nearly $10 billion that the United States and Western countries have frozen as Afghans face starvation. […]

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Sportswashing is associated with certain countries – why not Israel? | Cycling

In the summer of 2020, a group of five cyclists from Ramallah were out for a ride when they were stopped by a group of Israeli settlers. According to Reuters, upon discovering that the cyclists were Palestinian, the settlers began throwing stones at them. Four escaped to a nearby field. One of them, Samer Kurdi, […]

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Rights groups urge countries to lobby China for human rights ahead of Olympics — Radio Free Asia

Rights groups and a former United Nations official have issued a final appeal to the international community to use the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure China to improve its record in on human rights, amid widespread persecution of Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans, Hong Kongers and other groups. Thousands of athletes, officials and diplomats from […]

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From corruption to the ‘mark of the beast’ – why countries like Malawi are battling Covid | Madalitso Wills Kateta

In January 2021, Malawian rights activist Paul Msoma wrote that he was in Kamuzu Central Hospital, struggling to breathe. The hospital had oxygen cylinders but no flowmeters – the instrument needed to connect him to these. I wondered where the funds that had been released for the country’s response to Covid-19 were going. “My situation […]