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Human rights

NSA spying program renewed ahead of congressional showdown
A federal court has renewed a National Security Agency program allowing for the bulk collection of Americans' phone records, highlighting a battle between the White House and Congress to reform the nature of mass surveillance in the country.

28.02.2015 09:51

‘Rings of peace’: Hundreds surround Swedish synagogue, lock hands in Denmark
Hundreds of people have taken part in a “Ring of Peace” action held in the center of the Swedish capital to protest against racism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism. The event was inspired by a similar vigil in Oslo last Saturday.

27.02.2015 20:20

Piñata protest! Amnesty to bash Mexican torture in London embassy stunt
On the eve of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto’s state visit to Britain, Amnesty International will stage a 'hard-hitting' act of creative protest to highlight Mexican police and security officials’ complicity in organized crime and torture.

27.02.2015 17:04

3 women risk torture in secret UAE detention over ‘I miss my brother’ tweet – Amnesty
Three women questioned and detained by UAE police in February are “at risk of torture or other ill-treatment,” Amnesty International says. The sisters tweeted in support of their brother, a prisoner of conscience.

27.02.2015 15:55

N. Ireland’s ‘draconian’ abortions laws ‘harshest in Europe’ – Amnesty
Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are the harshest in Europe and “urgently” need reform, Amnesty International said Friday. Women seeking an illegal abortion face life in prison, even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

27.02.2015 14:53

​‘I could be arrested any moment’ – Bahraini opposition activist Nabeel Rajab to RT
Nabeel Rajab says he fears arrest after receiving a new summons from the police. In an interview with RT, the prominent activist reveals his concerns about the opposition may be silenced in the Gulf Kingdom.

27.02.2015 16:13

3-parent babies ‘violate human dignity,’ breach EU law – MEPs
Britain’s recent decision to allow the creation of co-called ‘three-parent babies’ has breached EU laws and “violated human dignity,” a group of MEPs have said.

27.02.2015 13:16

‘The OSCE has very difficult task monitoring Minsk deal implementation’
The OSCE is facing a difficult task monitoring the military hardware withdrawal by the opposing sides in Ukraine given the distances and the territory involved, Martin McCauley, author and Russia analyst, told RT.

27.02.2015 09:20

Bill O’Reilly, Brian Williams, and the corporate media phantasmagoria
The scandals that have erupted around the exposure of Bill O’Reilly and Brian Williams as having lied about their wartime experiences provide us with a glimpse into the nature of corporate media.

27.02.2015 11:24

Russian Jewish community blasts Ukraine and Baltics nations for glorifying Nazi collaborators
Russia’s largest Jewish organization has condemned the authorities of Ukraine, Baltic nations and Moldova over their official line of support to persons and groups known for close cooperation with Nazi Germany and crimes against humanity during WWII.

27.02.2015 10:13

Social media deception: Venezuela exposes “La Salida” conspiracy
From February to June 2014, Venezuela experienced a period of violence and terrorism by individuals whose stated goal was to force “La Salida,” (the Exit) of the elected government.

27.02.2015 08:28

​Europe ‘feels like Nazi Germany,’ says Madonna
Rising intolerance and anti-Semitism have reached the point when “it feels like Nazi Germany,” pop icon Madonna said, adding that France, in particular, no longer encourages diversity and freedom.

27.02.2015 07:15