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Detroit Water Brigade at Dublin Airport 7 Dec 2014

Detroit Water Brigade at Dublin Airport 7 Dec 2014

by Jamison Maeda

After two massive protests against water charges and water privatisation, Ireland is gearing up for possibly the largest public protest in our history this Wednesday on International Human Rights Day. In the last two months, Right2Water protests were attended by as many
as two hundred thousand people in cities and villages across the country along with solidarity protests in the US, UK, Canada and Australia.
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Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Michael Brown, an unarmed 18 year old, was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.  It’s the infamous, American narrative; White police officers killing black people because of institutionalized racism and discrimination.  Most people around the world are aware of it. Americans certainly are.  But to what extent are black people more likely to be shot by police than other races or ethnic groups? The truth is, no one really knows the truth.
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Human Rights, International

450 Days

Following Ibrahim Halawa’s case,  Three  month ago, the trial of Mr Halawa was deferred and transferred to a new venue and a new judge, without a date being fixed. Referring to his trial on August 12 last, which was dramatically abandoned mid-hearing, Ibrahim writes: “I didn’t get to talk to my lawyer and the court cage was sound-proof (the one I didn’t even enter) which is also illegal. We refused to leave until we get to see a judge as a result we were beaten up, dragged down the stairs, handcuffed in threes, we were spat on and all this just because we refused to leave until we were to see a judge.”
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Features, Human Rights, International

by Jamison Maeda

Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott

Rosebud Sioux Tribe chairman Cyril Scott

Native Americans have historically not had a voice in American government. But today they are standing up to politicians and oil industry lobbyists, and their voice is being heard.Last week the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline in yet another demonstration of the influence of oil industry money in American politics, as both Republicans and Democrats voted in favor of the pipeline.
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