Tag Archives: Human Rights

Contextualising sexual harassment

Sexual harassment Lawrence Davidson examines the psychological, biological and cultural contexts of sexual harassment and argues that it is time to take on men’s primitive instincts and thoughtfully develop better, non-doctrinaire cultural ways to manage them. Read more [...]

A moment of significance and opportunity for Ethiopia

Ethiopian prisoners Graham Peebles says the Ethiopian government’s “half-baked move to release a few political leaders… should embolden many” and “reveals a crack in the democratic facade presented by the regime, which must be split open under the force of sustained political activism”. Read more [...]

How Israel allows private US institutions to abuse and drug Israeli children

Official child abuse in Israel Marianne Azizi writes: Private American Read more [...]

The Trump administration’s “Seven Forbidden Words”

Trump Newspeak Lawrence Davidson examines the implications of the Trump administration’s ban on seven words – “diversity”, “vulnerable”, “entitlement”, “transgender”, “evidence-based”, “science-based” and “fetus” – in official budgetary bids. Read more [...]

The need for cooperation and unity

Competition vs cooperation Graham Peebles examines the destructive effects of competition – the guiding principle of our time – and argues that “cooperation needs to replace competition in all areas, tolerance substituted for prejudice and hate, sufficiency and sharing encouraged in place of excess and greed”. Read more [...]

Netanyahu ditches US Jews for alliance with Christian evangelicals and the alt-right

Netanyahu vs US Jews Jonathan Cook argues that the government of Israeli Prime Minster Binyamin Netanyahu seems to prefer as allies Christian evangelicals and white US supremacists, who love Israel as much as they appear to despise Jews, than US Jews. Read more [...]

Balfour Declaration: Britain broke its feeble promise to the Palestinians

Theresa May and Binyamin Netanyahu On the centenary of the infamous Balfour Declaration, Jonathan Cook argues that while Britain fulfilled its promise to the Zionists in full, it broke even its feeble commitment to the Palestinians to protect their civil and religious rights. Read more [...]

Israelis defy authorities and fight for right to protest against corruption

Israeli anti-corruption protesters - Aug 2017 Marianne Azizi writes: For 40 weeks Read more [...]

Israeli police beat up disabled protesters

Marianne Azizi writes: Despite persistent Read more [...]

BDS, human rights and the Jews

BDS at 12 years Lawrence Davidson examines the achievements of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement as it enters its 13th year, and debunks the Israeli arguments intended to destroy it, including the attempt to identify it with anti-Semitism. Read more [...]