Archive for the 'Human Rights' Category

Pieces of a childhood

Saturday, December 22nd, 2007

Here are the first and second prizewinners from the UNICEF Photo of the Year award for 2007.
First Prize: Child Brides [photo: Stephanie Sinclair]

Meet the Afghani newlyweds. He, Faiz, is forty and she, Ghulam, is eleven. “We […]

Free Burma

Monday, October 1st, 2007

Join the growing list of international bloggers in a day of support for the brave people of Burma. Sign up here and just post one banner post on October 4, 2007 with the words “Free Burma!”.

Free Arif

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

I join the bloggers who call for the immediate and unconditional release of 23 year old cartoonist Arifur Rahman. Arif was arrested by the Bangladesh military government for drawing a harmless cartoon that was published in the leading Bengali language newspaper Prothom Alo. He was not allowed legal represention and was sent to jail without […]

BNWLA Hostel Appeal

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007

Andrew Morris and Julietta Schoenmann are education consultants who have been working in Bangladesh since 1998. Earlier this year they took up a formidable personal fundraising cause. They want to raise £330,000 in support of the Bangaldesh National Women’s Lawyers’ Association (BNWLA).
This money will go towards the building of a new hostel for women and […]

Prime-Time Torture

Sunday, February 18th, 2007

The effect of Fox TV’s “24″ on the execution of torture in Iraq, Afghanistan and Gitmo:
Although reports of abuses by U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, have angered much of the world, the response of Americans has been more tepid. Finnegan attributes the fact that “we are generally more comfortable […]

Iran Holocaust Denial Masterclass

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Sexy-Sadie Ahmadinejad announced details of a conference questioning whether the Holocaust really happened. This follows an international outcry a year ago when Sexy-Sadie Ahmadinejad described the slaughter of six million Jews by the Nazis as “myth” fabricated to justify Israel.
The conference will have six panel discussions and an open forum. It will discuss the capacity […]

Liberal Creep

Friday, November 17th, 2006

We have to deport terrorist suspects whatever their fate.
So says Nick Cohen in an article which sets a new low by so called British liberals in their rapprochement with governments who are willing to do their dirty work for them. In this case, Cohen is willing to reinforce the New Labour canard that old rules […]

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