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User: newstrust Topic: Human Rights
Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Nigeria
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An election that lays bare America’s soul — and the rot goes well beyond Trump 4.11.2020 Raw Story
As we stand on the precipice of election night, with the shadows of yet another deadly wave of COVID looming over us, our sense of collective dread continues to build. How did it come to be that our president is himself sowing the seeds of fear and division, turning red states against blue states as […]
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Nigerian activists created #EndSARS in 2017. Now, it's resurfaced and sparked a social media movement 22.10.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The Twitter campaign resurfaced this month after a video circulated online showing a man being beaten, apparently by police officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

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Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna call for end to Nigeria's police brutality and unrest 22.10.2020 LA Times: Nation

Beyoncé, Diddy, Rihanna and Trevor Noah are showing support for Nigerian protesters who are demanding an end to weeks of police brutality.

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A New Wave of Pan-Africanism Seeks to Combat Global Anti-Black Racism 19.7.2020 Truthout.com
The pandemic has restricted global air travel, but Pan-Africanism is not defeated -- it constitutes a growing ...
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The rich infected the poor as COVID-19 spread around the world 8.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Many countries saw the coronavirus as a "rich man's disease" imported by overseas travelers. It has since hit marginalized groups the hardest.

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Local-Level Fossil Fuel Fights Face Violent Retaliation From Industry 27.4.2020 Truthout.com
If fossil fuel companies can’t sway governments to crush resistance, they go to the courts, the media or the ...
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Trump’s Expansion of the Muslim Ban May Be Enabling Rohingyan Genocide 27.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump’s ban blocks one of the last pathways to a life of dignity and freedom from violence for the ...
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Millions expected to join global Women’s March on Jan. 18 to ‘act as a catalyst for political and social change’ 18.1.2020 Raw Story
“Together, we will inspire change and launch women and their allies into a new decade of activism.” Millions of advocates for women’s human rights are expected to take to the streets in dozens of cities worldwide on Saturday, Jan. 18 for the fourth annual Global Women’s March. “The subversion of women’s human rights is extremely […]
Bozell & Graham Column: Media Yawn at the War on Christians 1.1.2020 NewsBusters
The secular media greet Christmas as a shopping season, and not as a special time for Christianity. They can devote hours of December "news" on which hot toys or gadgets would make great gifts, but not to segments on Christ and his birth. The same applies to the persecution of Christians. The apathy shown by the pro-"human rights" media here is ...
Donald Trump Keen to Cover for Mohammed Bin Salman No Matter What He Does As Executions Double in Saudi Arabia, Activists Say 8.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
At least 122 people have been executed by the Saudi government this year as the royal family intensifies a crackdown on dissenters.
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Surviving the Mediterranean Sea Amid European Refugee Crisis 23.6.2019 Truthout.com
Emmanuel Freedom nearly drowned in the Mediterranean; now he is languishing in a refugee camp in Malta.
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Steve King denounces hatred two days after posting Facebook meme threatening Democrats 18.3.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Congressman Steve King (R-IA) tweeted Monday about the importance of denouncing hatred “in all its forms,” two days after posting a meme threatening Democrats with “8 trillion bullets.” “Nigerian militants kill 120 Christians in horrific, sickening and utterly repulsive acts of mass murder and terrorism,” King tweeted. “Terrorism knows no boundaries. Our hearts and prayers go […]
Can Boycotting Nigeria Poll Bring Biafra Independence? 16.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Biafran secessionist leader Nnamdi Kanu says only a boycott of the upcoming presidential elections can compell Nigeria to peacefully resolve the Biafra independence question.
Cutting military aid to Cameroon over human rights was an anomaly for the U.S. 8.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
After years of troubling reports of serious human rights violations on the part of Cameroon’s security forces, the U.S. government has finally decided to cut military aid to the country. By all accounts, the violations were egregious: Targeted killings, torture, kidnapping, burning schools and villages, and more. And so it was with “shock” but also […]
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Foreign army cites Trump to justify a reported massacre of protesters 3.11.2018 Raw Story

As soon as President Donald Trump said the words on Thursday, national security experts and many former military officers were immediately denouncing them. But it didn’t matter. The damage was already done. Speaking — and mostly lying — about immigration in a White House speech on Thursday, Tr...

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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80 18.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80.
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Donald Trump, Gunrunner for Hire 14.8.2018 Truthout.com
Trump’s proposal to make it easier for global gunrunners to operate from the US has been met with jubilation by the NRA.

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Migrants accuse Italy of responsibility for Libyan abuses 8.5.2018 Washington Post: World
Seventeen Nigerian survivors of a 2017 migrant boat sinking have filed a case with the European Court of Human Rights accusing Italy of violating their human rights by “subcontracting” their rescue to Libya.
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It’s not just America: Zuckerberg has to answer for Facebook’s actions worldwide 11.4.2018 Washington Post
It’s not just America: Zuckerberg has to answer for Facebook’s actions worldwide
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Black Nationalist Women and Global Visions of Freedom 28.3.2018 Truthout.com
The fact that a Black woman founded the #MeToo movement is not surprising to those familiar with Black women's historical role in shaping US and global politics. During the 20th century, a dynamic group of Black nationalist women similarly resisted harassment and discrimination as part of their struggle against racism, imperialism and global white supremacy. No ads, no subscription fees -- instead, Truthout is fueled by generous donations from readers. Want to support our work? Click here to donate. The  #MeToo movement  in the United States is one of the contemporary expressions of women's political power and evidence of women's commitment to dismantling systems of oppression that give rise to sexual harassment and assault. The fact that  a Black woman  founded the movement is not surprising; especially considering the crucial role Black women have always played in shaping US and global politics. During the 20th century, a dynamic group of  Black nationalist women  similarly resisted all forms of ...
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