The conditions on Manus Island and Nauru has been of global interest since the deaths of the asylums seekers Reza Barati and Hamid Kehazaei who died during their stay at Manus Island. Around the same time beatings and death threats towards child refugees in Nauru were reported. Amnesty … [Read more...] about Asylum-Seeker Conditions in Australia are Inhuman and Unlawful. UN Committee.
This Tuesday a federal judge gave the Obama administration until December 12 to explain the withholding of more than 2,000 graphic photographs showing the US military torturing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Judge Alvin Hellerstein, who’ve seen the photos behind closed doors this august, have … [Read more...] about Obama Administration to Justify withholding Torture Photos.
Thousands gathered in Hong Kong during the last three weeks attempting to put pressure on Chinese leader CY Leung and Beijing to accept a free vote in Hong Kong. [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Hong Kong protest, also called the “Umbrella Revolution” started this September when anti-government … [Read more...] about What are the Hong Kong protests all about?
How can you find meaning in your life when growing up in one of the biggest slums of Kenya? In Kawangware, Circus Bazaar's Kaja Berg met ‘The Conquerors’. [dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Kawangware slum in Nairobi has 800.000 inhabitants. Like other African slums it consists of tons of garbage, … [Read more...] about Music to Conquer Poverty in Kenya
“Italy is the only country in Europe to boast a systematic, publicly organised and sponsored network of ghettos aimed at depriving Roma of full participation or even contact or interaction with Italian life,” the European Roma Rights Centre wrote in their report from 2003. Photographer, Yvonne De … [Read more...] about This video will make you smile at first but then…. Italian Ghettos
[dropcap size=big]S[/dropcap]ome years ago, in the North-Western part of London, I encountered a beggar. She was a white, clean and healthy looking woman in her 40’s. Not one I would take for a beggar. She told me her husband had died some months ago and that she had to leave her country, Ireland, … [Read more...] about Gypsies: Europe’s discriminated, yet ignored ethnic minority?