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Deutschlandfunk - Der Tag - Deutschlandfunk
Urteil um Folter in Syrien - Human Rights Watch-Chef: "Anwar R. war kein kleiner Fisch"

Deutschlandfunk - Der Tag - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 23:53


Anwar R. ist für seine Rolle im syrischen Bürgerkrieg zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilt worden - von einem deutschen Gericht. Wenzel Michalski, Deutschland-Chef der Menschenrechtsorganisation Human Rights Watch, erklärt, warum er das Urteil für nachvollziehbar hält. Außerdem: Party-Gate. London-Korrespondentin Christine Heuer über die miese Lage von Boris Johnson.Von Philipp MayDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle
13.01.2022 – Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten

Langsam gesprochene Nachrichten | Deutsch lernen | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 9:43


Trainiere dein Hörverstehen mit den Nachrichten der Deutschen Welle von Donnerstag – als Text und als verständlich gesprochene Audio-Datei.Human Rights Watch kritisiert Umgang mit Autokratien Human Rights Watch hat demokratische Länder für die Zusammenarbeit mit autoritären Herrschern kritisiert. Oft unterstützten sie autokratische Systeme, um Migration zu unterbinden, den Terrorismus zu bekämpfen oder für vermeintliche Stabilität zu sorgen, anstatt demokratische Prinzipien zu verteidigen, erklärte die Menschenrechtsorganisation anlässlich der Vorstellung ihres Jahresberichts in Genf. So lieferten etwa die USA weiter Waffen an Ägypten und Saudi-Arabien, obwohl US-Präsident Joe Biden eine menschenrechtsbasierte Außenpolitik versprochen habe. Iran und Venezuela ohne UN-Stimmrecht Der Iran, Venezuela und eine Reihe weiterer Staaten haben ihre Stimmrechte in der UN-Generalversammlung wegen Zahlungsrückständen vorübergehend verloren. Generalsekretär António Guterres teilte mit, der Iran müsse umgerechnet mindestens 16,1 Millionen Euro und Venezuela 34,8 Millionen Euro zahlen, um in dem größten UN-Organ wieder mitbestimmen zu können. Auch der Sudan und die Republik Kongo verloren ihr Stimmrecht. Nach UN-Regularien wird jenen Staaten das Recht darauf entzogen, deren Schulden der Höhe ihrer Mitgliedsbeiträge der vergangenen zwei Jahre entsprechen oder höher sind. Französisch-iranische Wissenschaftlerin wieder in Haft Die im Iran verurteilte Anthropologin Fariba Adelkhah ist wieder in das berüchtigte Evin-Gefängnis bei Teheran gebracht worden. Die französische Regierung reagierte empört und forderte die sofortige Freilassung der 62-jährigen Franko-Iranerin. Ihre erneute Inhaftierung sei "rein politisch und willkürlich" und werde sich negativ auf die Beziehungen zwischen Paris und Teheran auswirken, so ein Sprecher des Außenministeriums. Adelkhah war 2019 festgenommen und im Jahr darauf zu fünf Jahren Haft wegen Propaganda gegen das System verurteilt worden. Seit Oktober 2020 stand sie unter Hausarrest. Urteil im Al-Khatib-Prozess erwartet Vor dem Oberlandesgericht im rheinland-pfälzischen Koblenz wird an diesem Donnerstag das Urteil im weltweit ersten Prozess um Staatsfolter in Syrien erwartet. Dem Angeklagten werden unter anderem Mord in 30 Fällen und Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit vorgeworfen. Unter seiner Führung sollen vor zehn Jahren im berüchtigten Al-Khatib-Gefängnis in Damaskus mindestens 4000 Häftlinge mit Schlägen, Tritten und Elektroschocks gefoltert worden sein. Die Bundesanwaltschaft fordert lebenslange Haft und die Feststellung der besonderen Schwere der Schuld. Die Verteidigung plädiert auf Freispruch. Nigeria hebt Twitter-Sperre auf Nach rund sieben Monaten hat der nigerianische Präsident Mohammadu Buhari den Kurzmitteilungsdienst Twitter wieder zugelassen. Laut Medienberichten hatte das Unternehmen zuvor Bedingungen erfüllt. Unter anderem gehe es dabei um die Besteuerung nach nigerianischem Recht und den Umgang mit verbotenen Veröffentlichungen. Twitter war in Nigeria im Juni "bis auf weiteres" abgeschaltet worden. Die EU, die USA und andere kritisierten das Vorgehen damals scharf. Twitter ist im bevölkerungsreichsten Staat Afrikas beliebt: Fast 40 Millionen der insgesamt 200 Millionen Einwohner haben ein Twitter-Konto. Aus für "goldene Pässe" in Bulgarien Die neue bulgarische Regierung hat das Ende der Vergabe sogenannter goldener Pässe angekündigt. Das Kabinett von Ministerpräsident Kiril Petkow begründete den Schritt damit, dass das 2013 eingeführte Programm nicht wie beabsichtigt zu bedeutenden Investitionen in die bulgarische Wirtschaft geführt habe. Die EU-Kommission hatte die Praxis der Vergabe von Staatsbürgerschaften gegen finanzielle Zusagen lange kritisiert und ihr Ende gefordert. 2020 leitete sie deshalb ein Vertragsverletzungsverfahren gegen Zypern und Malta ein. Im Juni drohte die Brüsseler Behörde auch Bulgarien mit einem Verfahren. Cyberattacke auf US-Haftanstalt Ein Hackerangriff hat ein Gefängnis im US-Bundesstaat New Mexico lahmgelegt. Laut Gerichtsdokumenten wurden vergangene Woche die Sicherheitskameras sowie das automatische Türsystem der Haftanstalt im Bezirk Bernalillo außer Betrieb gesetzt. Auch andere öffentliche Einrichtungen in der Region nahe der Großstadt Albuquerque waren von dem Angriff betroffen. Unbekannte Erpresser hatten offenbar die Festplatten der Computer mit einer sogenannten Ransomware verschlüsselt. Ob sie auch Lösegeld gefordert haben, wurde nicht bekannt.

Das war der Tag - Deutschlandfunk
Human Rights Watch: Äthiopien und Saudi-Arabien misshandeln abgeschobene Migran

Das war der Tag - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 1:05


Mücke, Peterwww.deutschlandfunk.de, Das war der TagDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

Sportgespräch - Deutschlandfunk
Menschenrechte im Sport - Michalski: "IOC-Präsident Thomas Bach müsste zurücktreten"

Sportgespräch - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 35:39


Die FIFA oder das IOC hätten mit der Vergabe von Weltmeisterschaften und Olympischen Spielen an autoritäre Staaten ihre Glaubwürdigkeit verloren, meint Wenzel Michalski von Human Rights Watch. Auch FDP-Menschenrechtspolitiker Peter Heidt fordert im Sportgespräch tiefgreifende Reformen - und droht deutschen Verbänden.Wenzel Michalski und Peter Heidt im Gespräch mit Maximilian Riegerwww.deutschlandfunk.de, SportgesprächDirekter Link zur Audiodatei

Sky News Daily
Revisiting: Can Israelis and Palestinians ever be friends?

Sky News Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 30:35


Adel Budeiri's family is among those facing eviction from homes in east Jerusalem. Violence took a significant turn on 10 May, on what Israelis call Jerusalem Day - which fell at the end of the Muslim month of Ramadan.On the Sky News Daily podcast, Jonathan Samuels hears his story as we examine the historical and present context to what is going on with our correspondent Mark Stone, Israeli Daniel Seidemann and Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
The United Nations Year in Review

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 31:24


As 2021 comes to a close, I thought it may be worthwhile to gather some veteran United Nations watchers to reflect on the key events that shaped the work of the United Nations this year.  I'm joined in this conversation by Margaret Besheer, the UN Correspondent for Voice of America, Anjali Diyal, Assistant Professor of International Politics in the Political Science Department at Fordham University, and Louis Charbonneau, UN Director for Human Rights Watch.  We recorded our conversation live via Twitter Spaces

Thời sự quốc tế - VOA
Bản tin VOA ngày 30/12/2021 - Tháng Mười Hai 30, 2021

Thời sự quốc tế - VOA

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 29:59


Trung Quốc dọa hành động ‘quyết liệt' nếu Đài Loan khiêu khích, đòi độc lập; Human Rights Watch kêu gọi Việt Nam trả tự do cho nhà hoạt động Lê Trọng Hùng; Trung Quốc ngưng nhập khẩu, cả ngàn xe thanh long Việt Nam phải ‘quay đầu'; GDP của Việt Nam năm 2021 tăng 2,58%, thấp nhất trong một thập kỷ qua

El Washington Post
¿Quién brilló este año en América Latina y quién lo hizo mal?

El Washington Post

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 11:24


Llamamos a quienes conocen bien la región: María Marván, del Instituto de Asuntos Jurídicos de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; José Miguel Vivanco, director para las Américas de Human Rights Watch, y Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano

TẠP CHÍ VIỆT NAM
Tổng kết tình hình Việt Nam năm 2021

TẠP CHÍ VIỆT NAM

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 9:38


Sau khi được quốc tế ca ngợi về thành công trong việc kiềm chế đại dịch Covid-19, trong năm 2021, Việt Nam rốt cuộc cũng phải đối đầu với một đợt dịch bùng phát rất mạnh do tác động của biến thể Delta, vốn lây lan rất nhanh.  Tính đến ngày 22/12, số ca nhiễm Covid ở Việt Nam đã lên tới gần 1 triệu 600 ngàn ca và tổng số ca tử vong đã vượt qua ngưỡng 30.000. Hiện giờ trung bình mỗi ngày có khoảng 200 người chết vì Covid ở Việt Nam và số ca nhiễm mỗi ngày vẫn hơn 10.000. Covid-19: Lao đao vì biến thể Delta Tình hình dịch nghiêm trọng nhất là tại các tỉnh thành miền Nam, đặc biệt là tại Sài Gòn, nơi mà chính quyền địa phương thậm chí đã phải ban hành lệnh giới nghiêm, một biện pháp chưa từng có ở Việt Nam kể từ sau chiến tranh. Đã có nhiều tranh cãi về cách phòng chống dịch ở Việt Nam, nhất là về việc cách ly những người bị nhiễm, mà Việt Nam gọi là F0 và người tiếp xúc gần với F0 gọi là F1. Do số ca nhiễm tăng quá nhiều, nhà chức trách Việt Nam cuối cùng đã buộc phải để cho các ca F0 tự cách ly tại nhà chứ không thể tiếp tục cách ly tập trung như trước đây. Trả lời RFI Việt ngữ ngày 21/12, bác sĩ Trương Hữu Khanh, chuyên gia dịch tễ học, nguyên trưởng khoa Nhiễm-Thần kinh, Bệnh viện Nhi đồng 1, Sài Gòn: “ Khi cách ly một số lượng lớn như vậy thì chắc chắn sẽ làm quá tải cho khối điều trị, bởi vì đưa người ta vào trong đó không chỉ có chuyện chữa bệnh, mà còn các vấn đề hậu cần: ăn uống, ngủ nghỉ. Việc này còn quan trọng hơn chữa bệnh. Cách ly như vậy người ta sẽ khó vượt qua được về mặt tinh thần. Khu cách ly không thể nào hoàn hảo bằng ở nhà. Với lực lượng nhân viên y tế như vậy thì không thể nào chu toàn được chất lượng. Nếu mục tiêu của việc cách ly là để ngăn chận việc lây lan trong cộng đồng, thì có lẽ phải thay đổi, phải rút kinh nghiệm về việc này. Nhất là sau khi đã có vac-xin rồi thì phải bỏ chuyện đó đi. Nếu cách ly tại nhà và tuân thủ tốt thì đã bảo vệ được cộng đồng rồi.” Những biện pháp giãn cách xã hội kéo dài nhằm chặn đứng đại dịch đã khiến đời sống người dân thêm khốn đốn, nhất là những người lao động nhập cư tại Sài Gòn. Theo lời bác sĩ Trương Hữu Khanh, vấn đề là các biện pháp giãn cách xã hội đó đã không thật sự hiệu quả: “ Khi giãn cách như vậy thì hiệu quả không phải là tốt nhất như mình mong muốn. Thật ra lúc đó Sài Gòn giãn cách là giãn cách ở mặt đường, nhưng bệnh đâu có lây ở mặt đường đâu, mà nó lây trong các xóm, trong các khu nhà trọ. Nếu mình giãn cách bên ngoài mà mình không giãn cách bên trong thì không có hiệu quả. Giãn cách đúng thì mới có hiệu quả. Do đó, thất bại của giãn cách, không ngăn được dịch bệnh nhiều, đó là do mình không quyết liệt, để cho người dân đứng yên tại chỗ. Cho nên lúc đó virus vẫn còn lây lan trong các khu phố chật hẹp, số ca bệnh vẫn tăng”. Việc đóng cửa các nhà máy để ngăn chận sự lây lan của virus corona đã ảnh hưởng luôn cả chuỗi cung ứng toàn cầu, do Việt Nam là nơi gia công cho nhiều thương hiệu lớn của quốc tế như Nike. Kể từ tháng 10, chính quyền Việt Nam đã dỡ bỏ hoặc nới lỏng các biện pháp đó, dần dần mở cửa lại nền kinh tế, cho phép các nhà máy hoạt động lại. Covid-19: Nguy cơ Omicron  Hiện giờ, tuy số ca nhiễm hàng ngày vẫn tăng, nhưng nhờ có tỷ lệ tiêm chủng cao, Việt Nam dự trù mở cửa biên giới trở lại để cứu ngành du lịch đã gần như kiệt quệ sau nhiều tháng đóng cửa. Cụ thể, kể từ ngày 01/01/2022, Việt Nam sẽ đón khách ngoại quốc và công dân Việt Nam từ nước ngoài, với điều kiện những người này phải có kết quả xét nghiệm PCR âm tính trong vòng 72 tiếng trước khi nhập cảnh. Thời gian tự cách ly và được xét nghiệm lại là tùy theo người nhập cảnh vào Việt Nam đã được tiêm chủng đầy đủ hay chưa. Để chuẩn bị cho việc mở cửa biên giới, Việt Nam sẽ mở lại các đường bay quốc tế thường lệ theo hai giai đoạn. Trong giai đoạn một sẽ mở lại 9 đường bay giữa Việt Nam với Bắc Kinh/Quảng Châu, Tokyo, Seoul, Đài Bắc, Bangkok, Singapore, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, San Francisco/Los Angeles. Cho giai đoạn hai, sẽ được thực hiện sau khi kết thúc giai đoạn một, ngành giao thông đề xuất mở thêm các đường bay đi/đến Kuala Lumpur, Hồng Kông, Paris, Frankfurt, Sydney và Matxcơva. Nhưng những kế hoạch nói trên rất có thể sẽ lại bị xáo trộn, do hiện nay biến thể Omicron, được biết là lây lan nhanh hơn cả Delta, đã xuất hiện ở nhiều nước, kể cả ở những nước mà Việt Nam dự trù mở lại các chuyến bay. Trong những ngày qua, chính quyền Việt Nam đã tăng cường các biện pháp kiểm soát để cố ngăn chận biến thể Omicron du nhập vào Việt Nam. Tuy vậy, theo bác sĩ Trương Hữu Khanh, rất khó mà ngăn chận được sự lây lan của biến thể Omicron ở Việt Nam. Chính trị: Nguyễn Phú Trọng bất ngờ tái đắc cử Về mặt chính trị, năm 2021 đã được đánh dấu bằng việc ông Nguyễn Phú Trọng, sinh năm 1944, bất ngờ tái đắc cử tổng bí thư Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam thêm nhiệm kỳ thứ ba, trong khi theo điều lệ đảng, lãnh đạo đảng không được nắm quyền quá hai nhiệm kỳ và những lãnh đạo trên 65 tuổi phải nghỉ hưu. Sỡ dĩ ông Trọng phải tiếp tục giữ chức tổng bí thư vì Đại hội Đảng vào đầu năm 2021 đã không thể tìm ra một nhân vật nào có đủ khả năng và tầm cỡ để thay thế ông. Như vậy là “ trường hợp đặc biệt” Nguyễn Phú Trọng đã trở thành lãnh đạo Việt Nam có thế lực nhất kể từ thời Lê Duẩn, tuy rằng sau đó ông đã phải chuyển giao chức chủ tịch nước cho ông Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, được Quốc Hội chính thức bầu vào tháng 04/2021. Với thế lực như vậy, ông Nguyễn Phú Trọng đã tiếp tục đẩy mạnh chiến dịch chống tham nhũng trong đảng, qua đó loại trừ các đối thủ của ông. Một trong những “nạn nhân” của chiến dịch “đốt lò” do Nguyễn Phú Trọng phát động là cựu chủ tịch Ủy ban Nhân dân Hà Nội Nguyễn Đức Chung, giữa tháng 12 vừa qua đã bị tuyên án thêm 8 năm tù về tội “ Lợi dụng chức vụ quyền hạn trong khi thi hành công vụ”, trong khi đang thi hành án tù 5 năm sau phiên xử tháng 12 năm ngoái về tội “Chiếm đoạt tài liệu bí mật nhà nước”. Một nhân vật đáng chú ý khác bị đưa vào “lò” chính là cựu bộ trưởng Công Thương Việt Nam Vũ Huy Hoàng vào tháng 4 đã bị kết án 11 năm tù về tội "Vi phạm quy định về quản lý, sử dụng tài sản nhà nước gây thất thoát, lãng phí". Tiếp tục bị quốc tế lên án về nhân quyền Nhưng năm 2021 cũng là năm mà trang mạng The Diplomat gọi là “Annus Horribilis” về nhân quyền, tức là một năm vô cùng tồi tệ về nhân quyền, nhất là với việc một loạt nhà hoạt động dân chủ và nhân quyền lãnh án tù nặng nề. Tiêu biểu là nhà báo nổi tiếng Phạm Đoan Trang bị kết án 9 năm tù tại Hà Nội hôm 14/12 về tội « Làm, tàng trữ, phát tán hoặc tuyên truyền thông tin, tài liệu, vật phẩm nhằm chống Nhà nước », theo điều 117 bộ Luật Hình sự Việt Nam. Trong hai ngày sau đó, đến lượt ba nhà hoạt động khác ra tòa cũng với tội danh này: Trịnh Bá Phương bị tuyên phạt 10 năm tù và  5 năm quản chế, Nguyễn Thị Tâm 6 năm tù và 3 năm quản chế, Đỗ Nam Trung 10 năm tù và 4 năm quản chế. Các tổ chức nhân quyền quốc tế như Human Rights Watch, Phóng viên không biên giới, Ủy ban Bảo vệ Nhà báo … cũng như một số nước phương Tây đều đã mạnh mẽ lên án các vụ xử này. Hôm 17/12, Phủ Cao ủy Nhân quyền Liên Hiệp Quốc cũng đã ra thông cáo bày tỏ quan ngại về vụ kết án tù các nhà hoạt động đất đai và nhân quyền ở Việt Nam, kêu gọi chính phủ Hà Nội trả tự do ngay lập tức cho họ. Nhưng chưa hết, trên nguyên tắc vào ngày 31/12, sẽ đến lượt nhà báo Lê Trọng Hùng, người từng ý định ra ứng cử đại biểu Quốc Hội, bị bắt hồi tháng 3/2021, bị xét xử với tội danh tương tự. Như tổ chức Human Rights Watch có nhắc lại, chính quyền Hà Nội thường xuyên sử dụng điều luật hình sự 117 để dập tắt các tiếng nói phê phán chính phủ và Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam. Chỉ riêng trong năm 2021, các tòa án đã kết tội ít nhất 18 người khác theo điều luật nói trên và xử họ mức án từ 4 đến 15 năm tù. Như nhận định của Stewart Rees, cộng tác viên của Dự án 88, một tổ chức hoạt động nhằm thúc đẩy quyền tự do ngôn luận ở Việt Nam, trên trang The Diplomat ngày 15/12, các án tù cuối năm " như một lời nhắc nhở rằng chính phủ Việt Nam cảm thấy mình có quyền tự do hành động mà không sợ bị quốc tế trừng phạt." Ông viết: " Việc Việt Nam có khả năng được bầu làm thành viên Hội đồng Nhân quyền Liên Hiệp Quốc vào năm tới càng làm tăng thêm sự xúc phạm sau những gì đã xảy suốt một năm qua ở quốc gia này. Đôi khi có vẻ như hành vi của Việt Nam cố tình nhằm chế nhạo nhân quyền." Ngoại giao: Vẫn “đi dây” giữa hai cường quốc Mỹ-Trung Về quan hệ Mỹ-Việt, tổng thống Joe Biden, lên cầm quyền vào tháng 1/2021, vẫn giữ nguyên chính sách của người tiền nhiệm Donald Trump đối với Việt Nam, vốn xem Hà Nội là một đối tác chiến lược quan trọng của Hoa Kỳ ở châu Á. Chính quyền Biden đã tăng cường các quan hệ chiến lược với Việt Nam, thậm chí để làm hài lòng Hà Nội, Washington đã không còn xem Việt Nam là một quốc gia thao túng tiền tệ.  Nhưng theo nhận định của học giả Richard Heydarian tại Manila, Philippines, viết trên trang web của South China Morning Post ngày 18/102, thay vì thiết lập liên minh với Mỹ, Việt Nam vẫn theo đuổi chiến lược cân bằng quan hệ với Hoa Kỳ và Trung Quốc. Hà Nội vẫn thi hành chính sách "ba không": không tham gia liên minh quân sự; không liên kết với nước này để chống nước kia; không cho nước ngoài đặt căn cứ quân sự hoặc sử dụng lãnh thổ Việt Nam để chống lại nước khác ( thật ra thì nay chính sách này đã trở thành “bốn không”, với điểm thứ tư là “không sử dụng vũ lực hoặc đe dọa sử dụng vũ lực trong quan hệ quốc tế”).  Chính là theo chiều hướng đó mà trong năm qua, Việt Nam đã tăng cường quan hệ với các đối tác quan trọng khác như Nhật Bản, qua chuyến viếng thăm Tokyo của thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính vào cuối tháng 11. Trong cuộc họp thượng đỉnh tại thủ đô Nhật Bản ngày 24/11/2021, thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính và thủ tướng Fumio Kishida đã thông báo hai nước sẽ gia tăng hợp tác an ninh, đồng thời cùng bày tỏ quan ngại về những hành động của Trung Quốc tại các vùng biển khu vực, trong đó có Biển Đông.  Trước đó, sau khi dự hội nghị thượng đỉnh khí hậu COP26 ở Glasgow, Scotland tháng 11, ông Phạm Minh Chính cũng đã ghé thăm Pháp, một đối tác quan trọng và nhân dịp này hai nước đã ký kết nhiều hợp đồng quan trọng.  Cam kết mạnh mẽ về biến đổi khí hậu Về mặt khí hậu, sự kiện đáng chú ý trong năm 2021 đó là tại hội nghị thượng đỉnh khí hậu COP26 thủ tướng Phạm Minh Chính đã thông báo cam kết của Việt Nam sẽ đạt đến trung hòa carbon ( net - zero emissions ) vào năm 2050. Đây được coi là một cam kết rất mạnh mẽ; bởi vì như vậy Việt Nam phải từ bỏ dần dần các nhà máy điện than vốn thải ra nhiều khí gây hiệu ứng nhà kính khiến Trái đất nóng lên, và sẽ phải đẩy mạnh phát triển các nguồn năng lượng thay thế, trong đó có các năng lượng tái tạo như điện Mặt trời, điện gió… Nhưng để có thể thực hiện được cam kết đó mà vẫn đáp ứng được nhu cầu ngày càng tăng về điện năng của một quốc gia đang tăng trưởng nhanh, ngoài năng lượng tái tạo, Việt Nam sẽ buộc phải tính đến chuyện khởi động lại các dự án nhà máy điện hạt nhân mà Việt Nam đã từ bỏ trước đây. Vấn đề này đã là một trong những chủ đề thảo luận giữa Việt Nam và Nga nhân chuyến viếng thăm Matxcơva của chủ tịch nước Nguyễn Xuân Phúc vào cuối tháng 11. Trước mắt, theo lời Viện trưởng Viện Năng lượng nguyên tử Việt Nam Trần Chí Thành tại hội nghị Khoa học và công nghệ hạt nhân toàn quốc khai mạc ngày 9/12 tại Đà Lạt, một Trung tâm nghiên cứu khoa học công nghệ hạt nhân, với lò phản ứng mới có công suất 10 MWt, sẽ được xây dựng với sự trợ giúp của Nga để phát triển ngành năng lượng nguyên tử Việt Nam.  Việt Nam và Nga đã từng ký một biên bản ghi nhớ vào năm 2011 về dự án nhà máy điện hạt nhân, nhưng dự án này đã bị đình chỉ do những lo ngại về an toàn hạt nhân sau thảm họa Fukushima xảy ra tháng 3 năm đó. Nếu các lãnh đạo Việt Nam quyết định trở lại với chương trình phát triển điện nguyên tử, lò phản ứng nói trên có thể sẽ là khởi đầu cho chương trình đó và dĩ nhiên đối tác hàng đầu gần như chắc chắn sẽ là Nga.

The Current
How Finland delivered education to children in a Syrian detention camp

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 23:00


Many of the children growing up in Syria's al-Hol detention camp never had a formal education. That changed for some Finnish children last year when Finland ran a secret, remote learning program for 24 Finnish kids in al-Hol. We hear from IIona Taimela, one of the teachers running classes; Jussi Tanner, a diplomat and Finland's special envoy dealing with efforts to repatriate Finnish citizens in Syria; and Farida Deif, the director of Human Rights Watch in Canada.

Midnight Train Podcast
Christmas Disasters

Midnight Train Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 115:39


For bonuses and to support the show, sign up at www.patreon.com/themidnighttrainpodcast   This week is our Christmas special here on the train. First, we've covered Krampus, Christmas killings, and ghost story Christmas traditions. Then, in keeping with our tradition of crazy Christmas episodes, today, we bring you some crazy Christmas disasters! Christmas isn't immune to crazy shit going on, from natural disasters to fires. Not only that, we're giving you guys a pretty good dose of history today. So with that being said, let's get into some crazy Christmas stuff!   While this first topic isn't necessarily a disaster in the usual sense, it definitely caused nothing but problems. And yes, it's a disaster. In 1865 on Christmas Eve, something happened that would change things for many people in this country and still causes grief to this day. While most people in the u.s. were settling down for the night with their families, leaving milk out for Santa, and tucking the kids in for the night, a group of men in Pulaski, Tennessee, were getting together for a very different purpose. Frank McCord, Richard Reed, John Lester, John Kennedy, J. Calvin Jones, and James Crowe were all officers with the Confederacy in the civil war. That night, they got together to form a group inspired at least in part by the then largely defunct Sons of Malta. While it started as a social club, within months, it would turn into one of the most nefarious groups around, the Ku Klux Klan. According to The Cyclopædia of Fraternities (1907), "Beginning in April, 1867, there was a gradual transformation. ...The members had conjured up a veritable Frankenstein. They had played with an engine of power and mystery, though organized on entirely innocent lines, and found themselves overcome by a belief that something must lie behind it all – that there was, after all, a serious purpose, a work for the Klan to do." It borrowed parts of the initiation ceremony from the sons of Malta with the same purpose: "ludicrous initiations, the baffling of public curiosity, and the amusement for members were the only objects of the Klan," according to Albert Stevens in 1907. In the summer of 1867, local branches of the Klan met in a general organizing convention. They established what they called an "Invisible Empire of the South." Leading Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest was chosen as the first leader, or "grand wizard," of the Klan; he presided over a hierarchy of grand dragons, grand titans, and grand cyclops. The organization of the Ku Klux Klan coincided with the beginning of the second phase of post-Civil War Reconstruction, put into place by the more radical members of the Republican Party in Congress. After rejecting President Andrew Johnson's relatively lenient Reconstruction policies from 1865 to 1866, Congress passed the Reconstruction Act over the presidential veto. Under its provisions, the South was divided into five military districts. Each state was required to approve the 14th Amendment, which granted "equal protection" of the Constitution to formerly enslaved people and enacted universal male suffrage. From 1867 onward, Black participation in public life in the South became one of the most radical aspects of Reconstruction. Black people won elections to southern state governments and even the U.S. Congress. For its part, the Ku Klux Klan dedicated itself to an underground campaign of violence against Republican leaders and voters (both Black and white) to reverse the policies of Radical Reconstruction and restore white supremacy in the South. They were joined in this struggle by similar organizations such as the Knights of the White Camelia (launched in Louisiana in 1867) and the White Brotherhood. At least 10 percent of the Black legislators elected during the 1867-1868 constitutional conventions became victims of violence during Reconstruction, including seven who were killed. White Republicans (derided as "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags") and Black institutions such as schools and churches—symbols of Black autonomy—were also targets for Klan attacks. By 1870, the Ku Klux Klan had branches in nearly every southern state. The Klan did not boast a well-organized structure or clear leadership even at its height. Local Klan members, often wearing masks and dressed in the organization's signature long white robes and hoods, usually carried out their attacks at night. They acted on their own but supported the common goals of defeating Radical Reconstruction and restoring white supremacy in the South. Klan activity flourished particularly in the regions of the South where Black people were a minority or a slight majority of the population and were relatively limited in others. Among the most notorious zones of Klan activity was South Carolina, where in January 1871, 500 masked men attacked the Union county jail and lynched eight Black prisoners. Though Democratic leaders would later attribute Ku Klux Klan violence to poorer southern white people, the organization's membership crossed class lines, from small farmers and laborers to planters, lawyers, merchants, physicians, and ministers. In the regions where most Klan activity took place, local law enforcement officials either belonged to the Klan or declined to act against it. Even those who arrested Klansmen found it difficult to find witnesses willing to testify against them.    Other leading white citizens in the South declined to speak out against the group's actions, giving them implicit approval. After 1870, Republican state governments in the South turned to Congress for help, resulting in three Enforcement Acts, the strongest of which was the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871.   For the first time, the Ku Klux Klan Act designated certain crimes committed by individuals as federal offenses, including conspiracies to deprive citizens of the right to hold office, serve on juries and enjoy the equal protection of the law. In addition, the act authorized the president to suspend the habeas corpus, arrest accused individuals without charge, and send federal forces to suppress Klan violence. For those of us dummies that may not know, a "writ of habeas corpus" (which literally means to "produce the body") is a court order demanding that a public official (such as a warden) deliver an imprisoned individual to the court and show a valid reason for that person's detention. The procedure provides a means for prison inmates or others acting on their behalf to dispute the legal basis for confinement.   This expansion of federal authority–which Ulysses S. Grant promptly used in 1871 to crush Klan activity in South Carolina and other areas of the South–outraged Democrats and even alarmed many Republicans. From the early 1870s onward, white supremacy gradually reasserted its hold on the South as support for Reconstruction waned; by the end of 1876, the entire South was under Democratic control once again.   Now, this was just the first version of the Klan. A second version started up in the early 1900s and later on another revival which is the current iteration of the Klan. We're not going to go into the later versions of the Klan because well…. Fuck 'em! We've already given them too much air time! But… This most definitely qualifies as a Christmas disaster.   Next up, we have a couple natural disasters.    First up, Cyclone Tracy. Cyclone Tracy has been described as the most significant tropical cyclone in Australia's history, and it changed how we viewed the threat of tropical cyclones to northern Australia.   Five days before Christmas 1974, satellite images showed a tropical depression in the Arafura Sea, 700 kilometers (or almost 435 miles for us Americans) northeast of Darwin.   The following day the Tropical Cyclone Warning Center in Darwin warned that a cyclone had formed and gave it the name Tracy. Cyclone Tracy was moving southwest at this stage, but as it passed the northwest of Bathurst Island on December 23, it slowed down and changed course.   That night, it rounded Cape Fourcroy and began moving southeast, with Darwin directly in its path.   The first warning that Darwin was under threat came at 12:30 p.m. on Christmas Eve when a top-priority flash cyclone warning was issued advising people that Cyclone Tracy was expected to make landfall early Christmas morning.   Despite 12 hours' warning of the cyclone's impending arrival, it fell mainly on deaf ears.   Residents were complacent after a near-miss from Cyclone Selma a few weeks before and distracted by the festive season.   Indeed in the preceding decade, the Bureau of Meteorology had identified 25 cyclones in Northern Territory waters, but few had caused much damage. Severe Tropical Cyclone Tracy was a small but intense system at landfall.   The radius of the galeforce winds extended only 50 kilometers from the eye of the cyclone, making it one of the most miniature tropical cyclones on record, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).   Records show that at least six tropical cyclones had severely impacted Darwin before Tracy.   The worst of these was in January 1897 when a "disastrous hurricane" nearly destroyed the settlement, and 28 people died.   However, unlike Tracy, it is thought this cyclone did not directly pass over Darwin.   And while Tracy was reported as a category four cyclone, some meteorologists today believe it may have been a category five shortly before it made landfall.   At midnight on Christmas Day, wind gusts greater than 100 kilometers or over 62 miles per hour began to be recorded.   The cyclone's center reached East Point at 3:15 a.m. and landed just north of Fannie Bay at 3:30 a.m.   Tracy was so strong it bent a railway signal tower in half.    The city was devastated by the cyclone. At least 90 percent of homes in Darwin were demolished or badly damaged. Forty-five vessels in the harbor were wrecked or damaged.   In addition to the 65 people who died, 145 were admitted to the hospital with serious injuries.   Vegetation was damaged up to 80 kilometers away from the coast, and Darwin felt eerily quiet due to the lack of insect and birdlife.   Within a week after the cyclone hit, more than 30,000 Darwin residents had been evacuated by air or road. That's more than two-thirds of the population at that time.   Cyclone Tracy remains one of Australia's most significant disasters.   As Murphy wrote 10 years after the cyclone: "The impact of Cyclone Tracy has reached far beyond the limits of Darwin itself. All along the tropical coasts of northern Australia and beyond a new cyclone awareness has emerged."   Merry fucking Christmas! Damn, that sucks. The information in this section came from an article on abc.net.au   Next up, we are going way back. The Christmas Flood of 1717 resulted from a northwesterly storm, which hit the coastal area of the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia on Christmas night of 1717. During the night of Christmas, 1717, the coastal regions of the Netherlands, Germany, and Scandinavia were hit by a severe north-western storm. It is estimated that 14,000 people died. It was the worst flood for four centuries and the last significant flood to hit the north of the Netherlands.   In the countryside to the north of the Netherlands, the water level rose up to a few meters. The city of Groningen rose up to a few feet. In the province of Groningen, villages that were situated directly behind the dikes were nearly swept away. Action had to be taken against looters who robbed houses and farms under the fraudulent act of rescuing the flood victims. In total, the flood caused 2,276 casualties in Groningen. 1,455 homes were either destroyed or suffered extensive damage. Most livestock was lost.   The water also poured into Amsterdam and Haarlem and the areas around Dokkum and Stavoren. Over 150 people died in Friesland alone. In addition, large sections of Northern Holland were left underwater and the area around Zwolle and Kampen. In these areas, the flood only caused material damage. In Vlieland, however, the sea poured over the dunes, almost entirely sweeping away the already-damaged village of West-Vlieland.   We also found this report from a German website. It's been translated, so our apologies if it's wonky.    "According to tradition, several days before Christmas, it had blown strong and sustained from the southwest. Shortly after sunset on Christmas Eve, the wind suddenly turned from west to northwest and eased a little. The majority of the residents went to bed unconcerned, because currently was half moon and the next regular flood would not occur until 7 a.m. At the time when the tide was supposed to have been low for a long time, however, a drop in the water level could not be determined. Allegedly between 1 and 2 a.m. the storm began to revive violently accompanied by lightning and thunder. Between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning the water reached the top of the dike. The current and waves caused the dike caps to break, so that the tide rolled over the dike into the flat land with a loud roar of thunder. Many only had time to save themselves in the dark on the floor under the roof. Most of the time there was not even time to take clothes, drinking water and some food with you. Numerous houses could not withstand the rising water and the current. In the higher and higher water and the increasing current, windows were Doors and entire walls dented. Allegedly the hurricane and the storm surge raged against the coast for three full days, so that it was not until December 28 that the water fell so far that one could come to the aid of one's neighbors with simply built "boats." In many places, the dykes had been razed to the ground, which meant that in lower-lying areas, every regular flood caused renewed flooding. At the places where the dykes were broken, deep valleys, some of which were large, formed. In many places where the dike is led around in a semi-arch, these walls, also known as pools or bracken, are still visible and testify to the force of the water. At that time, many people are said to have believed that the march was forever lost. In the low-lying areas, the water was later covered with ice floes, sometimes held up for months. Up until the summer months, bodies were said to have been found repeatedly during the clean-up work on the alluvial piles of straw and in the trenches. Many people who survived the flood later fell victim to so-called marching fever. New storm surges in the following years ruined the efforts for the first time to get the dike back into a defensible condition, and many houses, which were initially only damaged, have now been completely destroyed. Numerous small owners left the country so that the Hanover government even issued a ban on emigration."   Looks like the Netherlands got a proper Christmas fucking as well! Some towns were so severely destroyed that nothing was left, and they simply ceased to exist. Damn.    Cyclones and floods… What else does mother nature have for us? Well, how's about an earthquake! On Friday, December 26, 2003, at 5:26 a.m., Bam city in Southeastern Iran was jolted by an earthquake registering a 6.5 magnitude on the Richter scale. This was the result of the strike-slip motion of the Bam fault, which runs through this area. The earthquake's epicenter was determined to be approximately six miles southwest of the city. Three more significant aftershocks and many smaller aftershocks were also recorded, the last of which occurred over a month after the main earthquake. To date, official death tolls have 26,271 fatalities, 9000 injured, and 525 still missing. The city of Bam is one of Iran's most ancient cities, dating back to 224A.D. Latest reports and damage estimates are approaching the area of $1.9 billion. A United Nations report estimated that about 90% of the city's buildings were 60%-100% damaged, while the remaining buildings were between 30%-60% damaged. The crazy part about the whole thing… The quake only lasted for about 8 seconds.   Now I know what you're thinking… That's not Christmas… Well, there spanky, the night of the 25th, Christmas, people started to feel minor tremors that would preface the quake, so fuck you, it counts.   We have one more natural disaster for you guys, and this one most of you guys probably remember. And this one was another that started last Christmas night and rolled into the 26th, also known as boxing day. So we're talking about the Boxing Day Tsunami and the Indian ocean earthquake in 2004.    A 9.1-magnitude earthquake—one of the largest ever recorded—ripped through an undersea fault in the Indian Ocean, propelling a massive column of water toward unsuspecting shores. The Boxing Day tsunami would be the deadliest in recorded history, taking a staggering 230,000 lives in a matter of hours.   The city of Banda Aceh on the northern tip of Sumatra was closest to the powerful earthquake's epicenter, and the first waves arrived in just 20 minutes. It's nearly impossible to imagine the 100-foot roiling mountain of water that engulfed the coastal city of 320,000, instantly killing more than 100,000 men, women, and children. Buildings folded like houses of cards, trees, and cars were swept up in the oil-black rapids, and virtually no one caught in the deluge survived.   Thailand was next. With waves traveling 500 mph across the Indian Ocean, the tsunami hit the coastal provinces of Phang Nga and Phuket an hour and a half later. Despite the time-lapse, locals and tourists were utterly unaware of the imminent destruction. Curious beachgoers even wandered out among the oddly receding waves, only to be chased down by a churning wall of water. The death toll in Thailand was nearly 5,400, including 2,000 foreign tourists.   An hour later, on the opposite side of the Indian Ocean, the waves struck the southeastern coast of India near the city of Chennai, pushing debris-choked water kilometers inland and killing more than 10,000 people, primarily women and children, since many of the men were out fishing. But some of the worst devastations were reserved for the island nation of Sri Lanka, where more than 30,000 people were swept away by the waves and hundreds of thousands left homeless.   As proof of the record-breaking strength of the tsunami, the last victims of the Boxing Day disaster perished nearly eight hours later when swelling seas and rogue waves caught swimmers by surprise in South Africa, 5,000 miles from the quake's epicenter.   Vasily Titov is a tsunami researcher and forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Tsunami Research. He credits the unsparing destructiveness of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami on the raw power of the earthquake that spawned it. The quake originated in a so-called megathrust fault, where heavy oceanic plates subduct beneath lighter continental plates.    "They are the largest faults in the world and they're all underwater," says Titov.   The 2004 quake ruptured a 900-mile stretch along the Indian and Australian plates 31 miles below the ocean floor. Rather than delivering one violent jolt, the earthquake lasted an unrelenting 10 minutes, releasing as much pent-up power as several thousand atomic bombs.   In the process, massive segments of the ocean floor were forced an estimated 30 or 40 meters (up to 130 feet) upward. The effect was like dropping the world's most giant pebble in the Indian Ocean with ripples the size of mountains extending out in all directions.   Titov emphasizes that tsunamis look nothing like the giant surfing break-style waves that many imagine.   "It's a wave, but from the observer's standpoint, you wouldn't recognize it as a wave," Titov says. "It's more like the ocean turns into a white water river and floods everything in its path."   Once caught in the raging waters, the debris will finish the job if the currents don't pull you under.   "In earthquakes, a certain number of people die but many more are injured. It's completely reversed with tsunamis," says Titov. "Almost no injuries, because it's such a difficult disaster to survive."   Holy fuck… That's insane!   Well, there are some crazy natural disasters gifted to us by mother nature. So now let's take a look at some man-made disasters… And there are some bad ones.    First up is the 1953 train wreck on Christmas Eve in New Zealand. So this is actually a mix of mother nature fucking people and a man-made structure failing. This event is also referred to as the Tangiwai disaster. The weather on Christmas Eve was fine, and with little recent rain, no one suspected flooding in the Whangaehu River. The river appeared normal when a goods train crossed the bridge around 7 p.m. What transformed the situation was the sudden release of approximately 2 million cubic meters of water from the crater lake of nearby Mt Ruapehu. A 6-meter-high wave containing water, ice, mud, and rocks surged, tsunami-like, down the Whangaehu River. Sometime between 10.10 and 10.15 p.m., this lahar struck the concrete pylons of the Tangiwai railway bridge.   Traveling at approximately 65 km per hour, locomotive Ka 949 and its train of nine carriages and two vans reached the severely weakened bridge at 10.21 p.m. As the bridge buckled beneath its weight, the engine plunged into the river, taking all five second-class carriages with it. The torrent force destroyed four of these carriages – those inside had little chance of survival.   The leading first-class carriage, Car Z, teetered on the edge of the ruined bridge for a few minutes before breaking free from the remaining three carriages and toppling into the river. It rolled downstream before coming to rest on a bank as the water level fell. Remarkably, 21 of the 22 passengers in this carriage survived. Evidence suggested that the locomotive driver, Charles Parker, had applied the emergency brakes some 200 m from the bridge, which prevented the last three carriages from ending up in the river and saved many lives. Even still, 151 of the 285 passengers and crew died that night in the crash.   This information was taken from nzhistory.gov.    Next up is the Italian Hall disaster.    Before it was called Calumet, the area was known as Red Jacket. And for many, it seemed to be ground zero for the sprawling copper mining operations that absorbed wave after wave of immigrants into the Upper Peninsula.   Red Jacket itself was a company town for the Calumet and Hecla Mining Company, a large firm that in the 1870s was known as the world's largest copper producer. For a time, C&H had the world's deepest copper mines.   But the company wasn't immune from the organized labor push that swept across the Keweenaw Peninsula and other parts of the U.P. in 1913. Miners in Montana and Colorado had unionized, and in July of that year, the Western Federation of Miners called a strike against all Copper Country mines. According to a mining journal published that year, they were pushing for a $3 daily wage, 8-hour days, safer working conditions, and representation.   "The strike took place in a very complicated time in American history," said Jo Holt, a historian with the National Park Service's Keweenaw National Historical Park. "We had all these different things coming together. An increasingly industrialized country was grappling with worker's rights, gender issues, and immigration. We were moving from a gilded age into a progressive era, and recognizing the voice of labor.   "We see this event happen in the midst of that struggle."   "The reason it resonates today is we are still having these conversations. How do we create a just economy that functions for everybody? ... We are still, almost hundred and 10 years later, in the midst of these conversations."   As the strike wore into fall and the holiday season, a women's auxiliary group to the WFM organized a Christmas Eve party for the miners' families at the Italian Benevolent Society building, better known as the Italian Hall.   It was a big, boisterous affair, researchers have said. The multi-story hall was packed, with more than 600 people inside at one point. Children were watching a play and receiving gifts. Organizers later said the crowd was so large that it was hard to track who was coming in the door.   When the false cry of "Fire!" went up, pandemonium reached the sole stairway leading down to the street.   "What happened is when people panicked, they tried to get out through the stairwell," Holt said. "Someone tripped or people started to fall, and that's what created the bottleneck. It was just people falling on top of each other."   The aftermath was horrifying. As the dead were pulled from the pile in the stairwell, the bodies were carried to the town hall, which turned into a makeshift morgue. Some families lost more than one child. Other children were orphaned when their parents died.   One black and white photo in the Michigan Technological University Archives shows rows of what looks like sleeping children lying side-by-side. Their eyes are closed. Their faces were unmarred. The caption reads: "Christmas Eve in the Morgue."   After the dead were buried, some families moved away. Others stayed and kept supporting the strike, which ended the following spring.   Rumors emerged later that the Italian Hall's doors were designed to open inward, preventing the panicked crowd from pushing them outward to the street. Those were debunked, along with the suggestion in Woody Guthrie's "1913 Massacre" song that mining company thugs were holding the doors shut from the outside that night.   Damn… Mostly kids. On Christmas. That's a tough one.   Here's another touchy one. A race riot erupted in Mayfield, Kentucky, just before Christmas 1896. Although slavery in the U.S. ended after the Civil War, the Reconstruction period and beyond was a dangerous time to be black. Things were awful for non-whites in the former Confederacy, amongst which Kentucky was especially bad for racial violence. In December 1896, white vigilantes lynched two black men within 24 hours of each other between the 21st and 22nd, one for a minor disagreement with a white man and the other, Jim Stone, for alleged rape. A note attached to Stone's swinging corpse warned black residents to get out of town.   In response to this unambiguous threat, the local African-American population armed themselves. Rumors spread amongst the town's white people that 250 men were marching on the city, and a state of emergency was called. The whites mobilized, black stores were vandalized, and fighting broke out between the two sides on December 23. In the event, three people were killed, including Will Suet, a black teenager who had just got off the train to spend Christmas with his family. It was all over on Christmas Eve, and a few days later, an uneasy truce between the races was called.   Ugh! Y'all know what time it is? That's right, it's time for some quick hitters.   Many of us enjoy the Christmas period by going to the theatre or watching a movie. In December 1903, Chicago residents were eager to do just that at the brand-new Iroquois Theatre, which had been officially opened only in October that year. 1700 people in all crammed themselves in to see the zany, family-friendly musical comedy, Mr. Bluebeard. But just as the wait was over and the show started, a single spark from a stage light lit the surrounding drapery. The show's star, Eddie Foy, tried to keep things together as Iroquois employees struggled to put the curtains out in vain.   However, even the spectacle of a Windy City-native in drag couldn't stop the terrified crowd stampeding for the few exits. These, preposterously, were concealed by curtains and utterly inadequate in number. When the actors opened their own exit door to escape, a gust of wind sent a fireball through the crowded theatre, meaning that hundreds died before the fire service was even called. 585 people died, either suffocated, burned alive, or crushed. The scene was described in a 1904 account as "worse than that pictured in the mind of Dante in his vision of the inferno". Next up, the politics behind this ghastly event are pretty complicated – one Mexican lecturer described the massacre as "the most complicated case in Mexico" – but here's an inadequate summary. The small and impoverished village of Acteal, Mexico, was home to Las Abejas (the bees'), a religious collective that sympathized with a rebel group opposing the Mexican government. Thus, on December 22, 1997, members of the then-ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party crept down the steep hill slopes above the village. They chose their moment to attack carefully as people gathered at a prayer meeting when they finally slunk into Acteal.   Over the next few hours, assassins armed with guns executed 45 innocent people in cold blood. Amongst the dead were 21 women, some of whom were pregnant, and 15 children. Worst of all, investigations into this cowardly act seem to implicate the government itself. Soldiers garrisoned nearby did not intervene, despite being within earshot of the gunfire and horrified screams. In addition, there was evidence of the crime scene being tampered with by local police and government officials. Though some people have been convicted, there are suspicions that they were framed and that the real culprits remain at large.   -Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… except the Soviet Union. The Marxist-Leninist Khalq and Parcham parties had ousted the Afghan president in April 1978. Still, communism was so unpopular in Afghanistan that the mujahideen succeeded in toppling them just over a year later. So Khalq and Parcham turned to the Soviet Union for help, and on Christmas Eve that year, they obliged by sending 30,000 troops across the border into Afghanistan by the cover of darkness. Bloody fighting ensued, and soon the Soviet Union had control of the major cities.   The Soviets stayed for nine years, at which time the mujahideen, backed by foreign support and weapons, waged a brutal guerrilla campaign against the invaders. In turn, captured mujahideen were executed, and entire villages and agricultural areas were razed to the ground. When the Soviets finally withdrew in February 1989, over 1 million civilians and almost 125,000 soldiers from both sides were killed. From the turmoil after the Afghan-Soviet War emerged, the Taliban, installed by neighboring Pakistan, and with them Osama bin Laden. This indeed was a black Christmas for the world.   -How about another race riot… No? Well, here you go anyway. Although, this one may be more fucked up. The Agana Race Riot saw black and white US Marines fight it out from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, 1944. Guam was host to both black and white US Marines in 1944. But instead of fighting the enemy, the white troops elected to turn on the all-black Marine 25th Depot Company. First, the white Marines would stop their fellow soldiers from entering Agana, pelt them with rocks, and shout racist obscenities at them. Then, on Christmas Eve 1944, 9 members of the 25th on official leave were seen talking to local women, and white Marines opened fire on them. Then, on Christmas Day, 2 black soldiers were shot dead by drunken white Marines in separate incidents.   Guam's white Marines were decidedly short on festive cheer and goodwill to all men. Not content with these murders, a white mob attacked an African-American depot on Boxing Day, and a white soldier sustained an injury when the 25th returned fire. Sick of their treatment by their fellow soldiers, 40 black Marines gave chase to the retreating mob in a jeep, but further violence was prevented by a roadblock. Can you guess what happened next? Yep, the black soldiers were charged with unlawful assembly, rioting, and attempted murder, while the white soldiers were left to nurse their aching heads.   One more major one for you guys, and then we'll leave on a kind of happier note. This one's kind of rough. Be warned.    In late December 2008 and into January 2009, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) brutally killed more than 865 civilians and abducted at least 160 children in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). LRA combatants hacked their victims to death with machetes or axes or crushed their skulls with clubs and heavy sticks. In some of the places where they attacked, few were left alive.   The worst attacks happened 48 hours over Christmas in locations some 160 miles apart in the Daruma, Duru, and Faradje areas of the Haut-Uele district of northern Congo. The LRA waited until the time of Christmas festivities on December 24 and 25 to carry out their devastating attacks, apparently choosing a moment when they would find the maximum number of people altogether. The killings occurred in the Congo and parts of southern Sudan, where similar weapons and tactics were used.   The Christmas massacres in Congo are part of a longstanding practice of horrific atrocities and abuse by the LRA. Before shifting its operations to the Congo in 2006, the LRA was based in Uganda and southern Sudan, where LRA combatants also killed, raped, and abducted thousands of civilians. When the LRA moved to Congo, its combatants initially refrained from targeting Congolese people. Still, in September 2008, the LRA began its first wave of attacks, apparently to punish local communities who had helped LRA defectors to escape. The first wave of attacks in September, together with the Christmas massacres, has led to the deaths of over 1,033 civilians and the abduction of at least 476 children.   LRA killings have not stopped since the Christmas massacres. Human Rights Watch receives regular reports of murders and abductions by the LRA, keeping civilians living in terror. According to the United Nations, over 140,000 people have fled their homes since late December 2008 to seek safety elsewhere. New attacks and the flight of civilians are reported weekly. People are frightened to gather together in some areas, believing that the LRA may choose these moments to strike, as they did with such devastating efficiency over Christmas.   Even by LRA standards, the Christmas massacres in the Congo were ruthless. LRA combatants struck quickly and quietly, surrounding their victims as they ate their Christmas meal in Batande village or gathered for a Christmas day concert in Faradje. In Mabando village, the LRA sought to maximize the death toll by luring their victims to a central place, playing the radio, and forcing their victims to sing songs and call for others to come to join the party. In most attacks, they tied up their victims, stripped them of their clothes, raped the women and girls, and then killed their victims by crushing their skulls. In two cases, the attackers tried to kill three-year-old toddlers by twisting off their heads. The few villagers who survived often did so because their assailants thought they were dead.   Yeah...so there's that. We could go much deeper into this incident, but we think you get the point.    We'll leave you with a story that is pretty bizarre when you stop and think about it. But we'll leave you with this story of an unlikely Christmas get-together. This is the story of the Christmas truce.    British machine gunner Bruce Bairnsfather, later a prominent cartoonist, wrote about it in his memoirs. Like most of his fellow infantrymen of the 1st Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, he was spending the holiday eve shivering in the muck, trying to keep warm. He had spent a good part of the past few months fighting the Germans. And now, in a part of Belgium called Bois de Ploegsteert, he was crouched in a trench that stretched just three feet deep by three feet wide, his days and nights marked by an endless cycle of sleeplessness and fear, stale biscuits and cigarettes too wet to light.   "Here I was, in this horrible clay cavity," Bairnsfather wrote, "…miles and miles from home. Cold, wet through and covered with mud." There didn't "seem the slightest chance of leaving—except in an ambulance."   At about 10 p.m., Bairnsfather noticed a noise. "I listened," he recalled. "Away across the field, among the dark shadows beyond, I could hear the murmur of voices." He turned to a fellow soldier in his trench and said, "Do you hear the Boches [Germans] kicking up that racket over there?"   Yes," came the reply. "They've been at it some time!"   The Germans were singing carols, as it was Christmas Eve. In the darkness, some of the British soldiers began to sing back. "Suddenly," Bairnsfather recalled, "we heard a confused shouting from the other side. We all stopped to listen. The shout came again." The voice was from an enemy soldier, speaking in English with a strong German accent. He was saying, "Come over here."   One of the British sergeants answered: "You come half-way. I come half-way."   In the years to come, what happened next would stun the world and make history. Enemy soldiers began to climb nervously out of their trenches and meet in the barbed-wire-filled "No Man's Land" that separated the armies. Typically, the British and Germans communicated across No Man's Land with streaking bullets, with only occasional gentlemanly allowances to collect the dead unmolested. But now, there were handshakes and words of kindness. The soldiers traded songs, tobacco, and wine, joining in a spontaneous holiday party in the cold night. Bairnsfather could not believe his eyes. "Here they were—the actual, practical soldiers of the German army. There was not an atom of hate on either side."   And it wasn't confined to that one battlefield. Starting on Christmas Eve, small pockets of French, German, Belgian, and British troops held impromptu cease-fires across the Western Front, with reports of some on the Eastern Front as well. Some accounts suggest a few of these unofficial truces remained in effect for days.   Descriptions of the Christmas Truce appear in numerous diaries and letters of the time. One British soldier, a rifleman, named J. Reading, wrote a letter home to his wife describing his holiday experience in 1914: "My company happened to be in the firing line on Christmas eve, and it was my turn…to go into a ruined house and remain there until 6:30 on Christmas morning. During the early part of the morning the Germans started singing and shouting, all in good English. They shouted out: 'Are you the Rifle Brigade; have you a spare bottle; if so we will come halfway and you come the other half.'"   "Later on in the day they came towards us," Reading described. "And our chaps went out to meet them…I shook hands with some of them, and they gave us cigarettes and cigars. We did not fire that day, and everything was so quiet it seemed like a dream."   Another British soldier, named John Ferguson, recalled it this way: "Here we were laughing and chatting to men whom only a few hours before we were trying to kill!"   Other diaries and letters describe German soldiers using candles to light Christmas trees around their trenches. One German infantryman described how a British soldier set up a makeshift barbershop, charging Germans a few cigarettes each for a haircut. Other accounts describe vivid scenes of men helping enemy soldiers collect their dead, of which there was plenty.   One British fighter named Ernie Williams later described in an interview his recollection of some makeshift soccer play on what turned out to be an icy pitch: "The ball appeared from somewhere, I don't know where... They made up some goals and one fellow went in goal and then it was just a general kick-about. I should think there were about a couple of hundred taking part."   German Lieutenant Kurt Zehmisch of the 134 Saxons Infantry, a schoolteacher who spoke both English and German, described a pick-up soccer game in his diary, which was discovered in an attic near Leipzig in 1999, written in an archaic German form of shorthand. "Eventually the English brought a soccer ball from their trenches, and pretty soon, a lively game ensued," he wrote. "How marvelously wonderful, yet how strange it was. The English officers felt the same way about it. Thus Christmas, the celebration of Love, managed to bring mortal enemies together as friends for a time."   So much more can be said about this event, but that seems like an excellent place to leave off this Christmas episode! And yes, when you really do stop and think about it… That's a pretty crazy yet fantastic thing.   Greatest disaster movies of all time   https://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-disaster-movies-of-all-time

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Broken Law
Episode 29: State of Democracy, Part III

Broken Law

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 52:18


In this final episode of our State of Democracy series, we discuss the importance of a vibrant civil society, which is frequently discussed in foreign policy circles, but less so here at home. Jeanne Hruska speaks with Sarah Holewinski from Human Rights Watch and Jon Temin from Freedom House about what we, as civil society stakeholders, can do to strengthen democracy, and whether our involvement is actually a prerequisite for this task. They also reflect back on President Biden's Summit for Democracy and what needs to happen moving forward to reverse the decline in global freedom. ----------------- Join the Progressive Legal Movement Today: ACSLaw.org Today's Host: Jeanne Hruska, ACS Senior Advisor for Communications and Strategy Guest: Sarah Holewinski , Washington Director, Human Rights Watch Guest: Jon Temin, Director of the Africa Program at Freedom House Link: Human Rights Watch Link: Freedom House Link: The Summit for Democracy, U.S. Department of State Link: White House Fact Sheet: Announcing the Presidential Initiative for Democracy Renewal Visit the Podcast Website: Broken Law Podcast Email the Show: Podcast@ACSLaw.org Follow ACS on Social Media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn | YouTube ----------------- Production House: Flint Stone Media Copyright of American Constitution Society 2021.

New Books in Chinese Studies
Stephen Vines, "Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship" (Hurst, 2021)

New Books in Chinese Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:26


What sequence of events led Hong Kong to lose its long-held status as a liberal enclave of China? What drove its population to rise up against its government and confront Beijing? And why did China's rulers decide to effectively put an end to the freedoms guaranteed under the One-Country-Two-Systems arrangement by imposing in June 2020 a draconian National Security Law designed to eliminate any political opposition that has already led to hundreds of arrests? In Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021), the prominent Hong Kong journalist and broadcaster Stephen Vines offers a blow-by-blow account of the 2019-2020 protest movement. The books details the emergence of an increasingly assertive and defiant Hong Kong political identity, the collapse of trust in the Beijing-anointed government, the PRC's increasingly hands-on assertion of its sovereignty over the territory, and the deteriorating relationship between the West and an overly confident but inwardly insecure Chinese state. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bent. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. He's currently a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/chinese-studies

New Books Network
Stephen Vines, "Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship" (Hurst, 2021)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:26


What sequence of events led Hong Kong to lose its long-held status as a liberal enclave of China? What drove its population to rise up against its government and confront Beijing? And why did China's rulers decide to effectively put an end to the freedoms guaranteed under the One-Country-Two-Systems arrangement by imposing in June 2020 a draconian National Security Law designed to eliminate any political opposition that has already led to hundreds of arrests? In Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021), the prominent Hong Kong journalist and broadcaster Stephen Vines offers a blow-by-blow account of the 2019-2020 protest movement. The books details the emergence of an increasingly assertive and defiant Hong Kong political identity, the collapse of trust in the Beijing-anointed government, the PRC's increasingly hands-on assertion of its sovereignty over the territory, and the deteriorating relationship between the West and an overly confident but inwardly insecure Chinese state. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bent. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. He's currently a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

New Books in Political Science
Stephen Vines, "Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship" (Hurst, 2021)

New Books in Political Science

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:26


What sequence of events led Hong Kong to lose its long-held status as a liberal enclave of China? What drove its population to rise up against its government and confront Beijing? And why did China's rulers decide to effectively put an end to the freedoms guaranteed under the One-Country-Two-Systems arrangement by imposing in June 2020 a draconian National Security Law designed to eliminate any political opposition that has already led to hundreds of arrests? In Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021), the prominent Hong Kong journalist and broadcaster Stephen Vines offers a blow-by-blow account of the 2019-2020 protest movement. The books details the emergence of an increasingly assertive and defiant Hong Kong political identity, the collapse of trust in the Beijing-anointed government, the PRC's increasingly hands-on assertion of its sovereignty over the territory, and the deteriorating relationship between the West and an overly confident but inwardly insecure Chinese state. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bent. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. He's currently a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/political-science

New Books in East Asian Studies
Stephen Vines, "Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship" (Hurst, 2021)

New Books in East Asian Studies

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:26


What sequence of events led Hong Kong to lose its long-held status as a liberal enclave of China? What drove its population to rise up against its government and confront Beijing? And why did China's rulers decide to effectively put an end to the freedoms guaranteed under the One-Country-Two-Systems arrangement by imposing in June 2020 a draconian National Security Law designed to eliminate any political opposition that has already led to hundreds of arrests? In Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021), the prominent Hong Kong journalist and broadcaster Stephen Vines offers a blow-by-blow account of the 2019-2020 protest movement. The books details the emergence of an increasingly assertive and defiant Hong Kong political identity, the collapse of trust in the Beijing-anointed government, the PRC's increasingly hands-on assertion of its sovereignty over the territory, and the deteriorating relationship between the West and an overly confident but inwardly insecure Chinese state. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bent. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. He's currently a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/east-asian-studies

New Books in History
Stephen Vines, "Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship" (Hurst, 2021)

New Books in History

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:26


What sequence of events led Hong Kong to lose its long-held status as a liberal enclave of China? What drove its population to rise up against its government and confront Beijing? And why did China's rulers decide to effectively put an end to the freedoms guaranteed under the One-Country-Two-Systems arrangement by imposing in June 2020 a draconian National Security Law designed to eliminate any political opposition that has already led to hundreds of arrests? In Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021), the prominent Hong Kong journalist and broadcaster Stephen Vines offers a blow-by-blow account of the 2019-2020 protest movement. The books details the emergence of an increasingly assertive and defiant Hong Kong political identity, the collapse of trust in the Beijing-anointed government, the PRC's increasingly hands-on assertion of its sovereignty over the territory, and the deteriorating relationship between the West and an overly confident but inwardly insecure Chinese state. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bent. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. He's currently a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

New Books in Law
Stephen Vines, "Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship" (Hurst, 2021)

New Books in Law

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 79:26


What sequence of events led Hong Kong to lose its long-held status as a liberal enclave of China? What drove its population to rise up against its government and confront Beijing? And why did China's rulers decide to effectively put an end to the freedoms guaranteed under the One-Country-Two-Systems arrangement by imposing in June 2020 a draconian National Security Law designed to eliminate any political opposition that has already led to hundreds of arrests? In Defying the Dragon: Hong Kong and the World's Largest Dictatorship (Hurst, 2021), the prominent Hong Kong journalist and broadcaster Stephen Vines offers a blow-by-blow account of the 2019-2020 protest movement. The books details the emergence of an increasingly assertive and defiant Hong Kong political identity, the collapse of trust in the Beijing-anointed government, the PRC's increasingly hands-on assertion of its sovereignty over the territory, and the deteriorating relationship between the West and an overly confident but inwardly insecure Chinese state. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bent. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. He's currently a Visiting Scholar and Lecturer at Yale Law School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/law

DW em Português para África | Deutsche Welle
17 de Dezembro de 2021 - Manhã

DW em Português para África | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 19:56


Em São Tomé e Príncipe, paralisação no Banco de Urgência do Hospital Ayres de Menezes afeta utentes que lançam queixas ao atendimento médico. Relatório conjunto da Amnistia Internacional e da Human Rights Watch denuncia nova onda de detenções e mortes no Tigray, no norte da Etiópia. A diva dos pés descalços morreu há 10 anos. Neste jornal, olhamos para o legado de Cesária Évora.

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters
Afghanistan is in the Midst of a Humanitarian and Human Rights Catastrophe

Global Dispatches -- World News That Matters

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 25:20


Afghanistan is in a humanitarian and human rights tailspin. Since the fall of the Afghan government to the Taliban in August, the Afghan economy has been in a tailspin. A major liquidity crisis is causing widespread suffering among the Afghan people including severe foos insecurity. Meanwhile, a new report from Human Rights Watch details a spate of summary executions and violence meted out by the newly installed de-facto Taliban government.  Guest: Patricia Gossman, Associate Asia Director for Human Rights Watch.  Become a premium subscriber:  https://www.patreon.com/GlobalDispatches   

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 15, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 30:00


As South Sudanese mark today eight years since conflict broke out in the capital Juba between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to his deputy Riek Machar, we hear from some relatives of the victims; South Sudan lawmakers will not be able to conduct business this week because Freedom Hall, the private building which parliament has been occupying, is hosting a Sudan trade exhibition; South Sudan Lakes State authorities say they released 175 prisoners Tuesday who had committed minor crimes to free up space in the state's congested prison cell; Human Rights Watch says a new wave of attacks on civilians in Sudan's Darfur since mid-November 2021 highlights the urgent need for the United Nations to increase its presence and improve human rights monitoring in the restive region

Status/الوضع
Connections, Ep. 3 - Apartheid Israel with Norman Finkelstein

Status/الوضع

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 60:30


This is a conversation with Norman Finkelstein hosted by Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani about Israeli apartheid. This episode of Connections Podcast features a discussion of the recent Human Rights Watch Report A Threshold Crossed: Israeli Authorities and the Crimes of Apartheid and Persecution, its political context, and potential implications. This interview is the third episode of Connections Podcast. Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship. Connections will focus primarily but not exclusively on the Middle East. For more from Connections, visit: https://www.statushour.com

Monday Morning Radio
Is Your Entire Workforce Male, Christian, Straight, and Able-Bodied? Probably Not.

Monday Morning Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 47:29


Treating all of your employees equally may seem like an ideal approach. But it's not. The one-size-fits-all approach, says Minal Bopaiah, an expert in diversity, equity and inclusion, often holds back employees who don't fit the prototypical characteristics of today's workforce. The better approach, Minal tells host and award-winning journalist Dean Rotbart, is to design a human-centered organization that offers “equity” to everyone — making room for those who are different and then leveraging those disparities. Minal is the author of Equity: How to Design Organizations Where Everyone Thrives, an eye-opening new book that will challenge your perspective on fairness and productivity in the workplace. Her firm, Brevity & Wit, helps organizations — including Amnesty International, NPR, The Christian Science Monitor, and Human Rights Watch — achieve the change they wish to see in the world. Photo: Minal Bopaiah, Brevity & WitPosted: December 13, 2021Monday Morning Run Time: 47:29 [Purchase your copy of A Christmas Day Miracle by Dean and Talya Rotbart: “An inspirational adult yuletide tale that offers hope to everyone —  regardless of their religious beliefs — about the wonder and power of life's unexpected blessings.” Get the Kindle edition for only $4.95.]

RT
On Contact: Assange can be extradited, says court

RT

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 27:20


Chris Hedges and Consortium News Editor-in-Chief Joe Lauria discuss the British High Court ruling to allow the extradition of Julian Assange. On Friday, the British High Court in London overturned an earlier lower court decision blocking the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. The ruling sends the case back to the Magistrate's Court with instructions to allow the extradition to be approved or denied by British Home Secretary Priti Patel. The ruling, which included a decision to continue to hold Assange in a high security prison, is a severe blow to the Wikileaks co-founder's efforts to prevent his extradition to the United States to face charges under the Espionage Act. The extradition is now in the hands of Patel, unless Assange's lawyers, as expected, file an appeal to the UK Supreme Court. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled in January that Assange could not be extradited because the inhumane conditions of US prisons would make Assange, who suffers from physical and mental health issues, a suicide risk. The United States, in appealing the decision, assured that Assange would receive adequate medical and psychological care and would not be subjected to measures commonly used in high profile cases, such as prolonged isolation and Special Administrative Measures – known as SAMs – which impose draconian rules limiting any communication and allows the government to monitor meetings with attorneys in violation of attorney-client privilege. The US attempt to extradite Assange has been widely condemned by civil liberties organizations, including Amnesty International, Reporters Without Borders, the International Federation of Journalists, the American Civil Liberties Union, and Human Rights Watch – which have called it an existential threat to freedom of the press. If extradited to the United States, Assange – who oversaw the WikiLeaks publication of documents and videos that exposed US war crimes and a range of other illegal and nefarious activities – faces a 175-year prison sentence.

Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle
Inside Europe 09.12.2021

Inside Europe | Deutsche Welle

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 55:00


Germany has a new government, the US looks to Europe to calm tensions with Russia, the UK takes a new tack on drugs and a Norwegian football team stands up for human rights. Also on Inside Europe: Natalia Kaliada, artistic director of Belarus' not-so-free theatre, Barcelona resists airport expansion, and Cornwall considers going solo.

Enfoque internacional
Enfoque Internacional - El boicot a los Juegos de Invierno de Pekín o la geopolítica del deporte

Enfoque internacional

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 2:39


Australia y Reino Unido anunciaron este miércoles que seguirán el ejemplo de Estados Unidos y Nueva Zelanda y no enviarán a su representación diplomática a los Juegos Olímpicos de invierno de Pekín, previstos del 4 al 20 de febrero de 2022. Encima de la mesa, las denuncias de violación de los derechos humanos en China; pero hay otras razones geopolíticas que explican esta decisión. No es ningún secreto que las relaciones de China con países como Australia y Estados Unidos se han deteriorado en los últimos años por varias razones: comerciales, de seguridad o incluso hasta por la crisis del coronavirus. Es justamente a ese nivel donde hay que buscar, según los expertos, la explicación para entender por qué ahora algunos países, como Reino Unido o Australia, anuncian un boicot diplomático de los JJOO de invierno de Pekín 2022. Los países argumentan que China no respeta los derechos humanos de sus minorías como los uigures, encerrados en campos de concentración donde presuntamente se les obliga a trabajos forzados y se esteriliza a las mujeres, según varias ONGs como Human Rights Watch o Amnistía Internacional. Por su parte, Pekín denuncia una manipulación política. “El tema de la violación a los DDHH en China es antiguo y quizás no ha habido una reacción tan intensa como en este último tiempo”, explica a RFI Oscar Sánchez, profesor de la Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas y coeditor del libro Juegos Políticos. Para el experto, hay otras razones que han llevado a volver a enarbolar la bandera de los DDHH con el caso de los uigures, Hong Kong o incluso la desaparición de la tenista Peng Shuai. Y esas razones son de orden económico y de seguridad con las tensiones por Taiwán, reconocido por 15 países en el mundo, pero amenazado por China si declara su independencia. “Estamos ante una escalada, por un lado, por la problemática de los DDHH, cierto, pero una amenaza a Taiwán es una amenaza a Japón y a otros países asiáticos; está también la carrera tecnológica y no olvidemos la carrera especial. Estos elementos también estarían operando en esta crisis”, explica el experto. El boicot simplemente es diplomático, los países que lo anunciaron no enviarán representación diplomática pero sus atletas sí participarán, como recuerda Oscar Sánchez. “Se trata de un mensaje. No estamos ante un boicot deportivo como el que hizo EEUU en las Olimpiadas de Moscú en 1980 y en respuesta, la URSS y Cuba no enviaron a sus deportistas a EEUU(1984)", añade. 

El Washington Post
Episodio especial.- La situación de los derechos humanos en América Latina

El Washington Post

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 17:08


Entrevistamos a José Miguel Vivanco, que después de casi 30 años se retira de la dirección para las Américas de Human Rights Watch

Inside China
Beijing Olympics diplomatic boycott: what it means and echoes of Moscow 1980

Inside China

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 34:40


Mimi Lau talks with SCMP deputy sports editor Josh Ball about the diplomatic snub announced on the Beijing Winter Olympics; historian Nicholas Sarantakes recaps the saga of the 1980 Moscow Olympic boycott and other political actions over the decades, and analyses the impact of Joe Biden’s decision on the American public; Sophie Richardson, China director for Human Rights Watch, looks at past commercial boycotts and pressure on the Olympics and the IOC's ongoing role in the Peng Shuai story.

Radio Islam
Armed group linked to ISIS kidnapped women and girls in Mozambique

Radio Islam

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 13:58


Human Rights Watch stated that an armed group affiliated to the Islamic State (ISIS) has kidnapped and enslaved more than 600 women and girls in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado region since 2018. Some of them have been rescued by Mozambican and regional authorities, but many more are still missing.

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive
Dan Mitchinson: China threatens the US with retaliation over diplomatic boycott of Winter Olympics

Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 4:14


China has threatened the Biden administration with retaliation over its decision to impose a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, warning the move could harm bilateral relations.The Biden administration said Monday it would not send an official United States delegation to the Beijing Winter Games as a statement against China's "ongoing genocide and crimes against humanity in Xinjiang." US athletes will still be allowed to compete in the Games.Responding to the White House announcement, China's Foreign Ministry said it had launched "solemn representation" with the US and vowed to take "resolute countermeasures.""Out of ideological bias and based on lies and rumors, the US is trying to disrupt the Beijing Winter Olympics. This will only expose its sinister intention and further erode its moral authority and credibility," ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a news conference Tuesday."The wrong move of the US has undermined the foundation and atmosphere for China-US sports exchanges and Olympic cooperation. It has shot itself in the foot. The US should understand the grave consequences of its move," Zhao said.Relations between the two superpowers had recently begun to improve, following last month's virtual summit between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.While the meeting yielded no significant breakthroughs, it allowed for a return to a more constructive, stable relationship, following a near total breakdown during the final year of the Trump administration and continued hostility into the Biden administration.Beijing has offered no clue as to what countermeasures it is considering, but the possibility of further retaliation now threatens to once again derail bilateral relations.Compared to the angry response of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, some Chinese diplomats and state media employees have offered a more nonchalant take on Twitter -- which is blocked in China -- stressing US politicians had not yet been invited to the Games."Politicians calling for boycott #2022BeijingOlympics are doing so for their own political interests and posturing. In fact, no one would care about whether these people come or not, and it has no impact whatsoever on the #Beijing2022 to be successfully held," tweeted Liu Pengyu, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the US.Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the nationalist tabloid Global Times, also weighed in."Why the fuss? If US officials don't come, let it be. China didn't invite them anyway." he tweeted. "Only super narcissistic people will regard their absence as a powerful boycott. Most of those US govt officials are close contacts of the Covid-19 patients according to China's standard, moreover picky and pretentious. You are the people that Beijing residents least want to see."While Beijing might not be too concerned about the absence of American politicians, it could turn into a bigger headache if the US move is joined by more countries. Previously, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia have all said they were considering a diplomatic boycott.Activists have long called for a boycott of the Beijing Games in protest of China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang and Tibet, and its political crackdown on Hong Kong. Over the past month, Beijing's silencing of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai's sexual assault allegations against a former Chinese leader has further amplified such calls.The US diplomatic boycott has been welcomed by rights groups. Human Rights Watch called it a "crucial step toward challenging the Chinese government's crimes against humanity targeting Uyghurs and other Turkic communities.""But this shouldn't be the only action. The US should now redouble efforts with like-minded governments to investigate and map out pathways to accountability for those responsible for these crimes and justice for the survivors," Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement.The potential snowball eff...

RNZ: Morning Report
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to prison

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 3:55


There has been widespread condemnation over the sentencing of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi. She has been found guilty of inciting dissent and breaking Covid-19 rules, in the first of a series of verdicts that could see her jailed for life. Her sentence has been reduced from four years to two years. Rights groups have said the sentencing and process was unjust - and a "sham". Shayna Bauchner is a researcher with Human Rights Watch. She spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Democracy Now! Video
Democracy Now! 2021-12-06 Monday

Democracy Now! Video

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 59:00


Gun control advocates on the deadly high school shooting in Oxford, Michigan; The Pentagon reopens an investigation of a U.S. airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Syria as concern also mounts about U.S. strikes in Yemen and Afghanistan; Human Rights Watch denounces U.S. rejection of a United Nations ban on killer robots. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

Democracy Now! Audio
Democracy Now! 2021-12-06 Monday

Democracy Now! Audio

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 59:00


Gun control advocates on the deadly high school shooting in Oxford, Michigan; The Pentagon reopens an investigation of a U.S. airstrike that killed dozens of civilians in Syria as concern also mounts about U.S. strikes in Yemen and Afghanistan; Human Rights Watch denounces U.S. rejection of a United Nations ban on killer robots. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast
The Taliban are killing and abducting former government officials in Afghanistan

RN Drive - Separate stories podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 9:26


The Taliban have executed or abducted more than 100 former government officials since they took control of Afghanistan in August according to a report by Human Rights Watch.

No Challenges Remaining
Episode 318: WTA Stands Up Against China For Peng Shuai

No Challenges Remaining

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 31:04


After the WTA backed up its strong talk by suspending all of its tournaments in China because of the continued censorship of Peng Shuai, Ben is joined by Human Rights Watch's Senior China Researcher Yaqiu Wang to discuss how Peng's case fits into the wider landscape of issues in China.   What made the WTA's stance so unique? How should we see the International Olympic Committee's solidarity with China? And how pervasive is the restriction on free speech in Chinese life? Thank you again for the incredible support for NCR we've received on the NCR Patreon which has powered us into our TENTH(!) ad-free season! Please consider joining in as we bring you the best shows we can this year! And thank you to the many listeners who have already given their support! (And thank you to G.O.A.T. backers J O'D, Pam Shriver, and Nicole Copeland!)

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy - Blue Moon Spirits Fridays 03 Dec 21

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 62:04


West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials; Blue Moon Spirits Fridays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, anti-vaxxers are literally eating dirt to fight Covid.Then, on the rest of the menu, a federal judge blocked Greg Abbott's Texas social media censorship law before it takes effect; 212 House Republicans voted to shut down the government before the holidays; and, the Capitol insurrection committee has interviewed 250 people so far.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where more than 60 organizations urged the UN General Assembly to investigate atrocities in Yemen; and, Human Rights Watch reported the killing of Myanmar protesters in March by the military was planned and premeditated, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Structural linguistics is a bitterly divided and unhappy profession, and a large number of its practitioners spend many nights drowning their sorrows in Ouisghian Zodahs.” ― Douglas Adams "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/12/3/2067336/-West-Coast-Cookbook-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Blue-Moon-Spirits-Friday

Daily News Brief by TRT World

*) US reports Omicron cases in multiple states Hawaii has found a case of the Omicron coronavirus variant, officials said, becoming the fifth US state to detect the variant. This brings the total number of reported infections in the country to nine. Earlier, New York reported five such cases. Scientists have been working to understand how dangerous is the new variant, which was first detected in South Africa and has now spread to many parts of the world. *) UN urged to investigate war crimes in Yemen More than 60 activist groups, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, have called on the UN to investigate possible war crimes by all sides in Yemen's conflict. They accused Saudia Arabia and the United Arab Emirates of an "aggressive lobbying campaign" to quash that Geneva-based expert panel set up four years ago. More than 100,000 people have been killed and 4 million displaced in the war marked by Saudi-led coalition air strikes as well as shelling and missiles by Iran-aligned Houthi rebels. *) US, EU and allies hit Belarus with coordinated sanctions The United States, European Union, Britain and Canada have slapped simultaneous sanctions on dozens of officials, organisations and companies in Belarus. The EU, meanwhile, imposed travel bans and asset freezes on 17 more people, including senior border guard and military officials, government representatives and judges. Belarus has has been accused of encouraging migrants to illegally cross the border into the EU in revenge for previous sanctions slapped on Minsk over human rights abuses. *) Iran offers European parties new commitments to restore nuclear deal Iran has provided European powers with drafts on sanctions removal and nuclear commitments as world powers and Tehran try to reinstate the nuclear deal. The development came after three days of indirect talks between Iran and the United States on bringing both fully back into the deal. In 2018, then-US President Donald Trump abandoned the deal, calling it too soft on Iran and reimposed harsh US sanctions, spurring Tehran to breach nuclear limits in the pact. And finally… *) Crippled by Israel, Palestinian amputees launch national football team Players in besieged Gaza have used crutches and prosthetic legs to stretch and run as part of the first-ever Palestinian national team. The team hopes to qualify for the Amputee Football World Cup. The Palestinian team is in the isolated Gaza enclave, whose two million residents have been locked under a harsh Israeli blockade since Hamas took over in 2007. And that's your daily news brief from TRT World. For more, head to trtworld.com

Supreme Court of the United States
Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, No. 19-1392 [Arg: 12.1.2021]

Supreme Court of the United States

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 113:02


QUESTION PRESENTED:Whether all pre-viability prohibitions on elective abortions are unconstitutional.Date                    Proceedings and Orders (key to color coding)Mar 16 2020 | Application (19A1027) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from April 16, 2020 to June 15, 2020, submitted to Justice Alito.Mar 19 2020 | Application (19A1027) granted by Justice Alito extending the time to file until June 15, 2020.Jun 15 2020 | Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due July 20, 2020)Jun 25 2020 | Motion to extend the time to file a response from July 20, 2020 to August 19, 2020, submitted to The Clerk.Jun 26 2020 | Motion to extend the time to file a response is granted and the time is extended to and including August 19, 2020, for all respondents.Jul 14 2020 | Brief amici curiae of Roman Catholic Diocese of Jackson and Roman Catholic Diocese of Biloxi filed.Jul 14 2020 | Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas Dobbs, et al.Jul 17 2020 | Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law & Justice filed.Jul 20 2020 | Brief amici curiae of 375 Women Injured By Second and Third Trimester Late Term Abortions and Melinda Thybault, Individually and Acting on Behalf of 336,214 Signers of The Moral Outcry Petition filed.Jul 20 2020 | Brief amici curiae of The States of Texas, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia filed.Jul 20 2020 | Brief amicus curiae of Illinois Right to Life filed.Jul 20 2020 | Brief amici curiae of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians & Gynecologists, et al. filed.Jul 20 2020 | Brief amici curiae of Inner Life Fund and Institute for Faith and Family filed.Jul 20 2020 | Amicus brief of Robin Pierucci, M.D., and Life Legal Defense Foundation submitted.Aug 19 2020 | Brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. in opposition filed.Sep 02 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 9/29/2020.Sep 02 2020 | Reply of petitioners Thomas Dobbs, et al. filed. (Distributed)Sep 22 2020 | Rescheduled.Oct 05 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/9/2020.Oct 05 2020 | Rescheduled.Oct 13 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/16/2020.Oct 14 2020 | Rescheduled.Oct 22 2020 | Supplemental brief of petitioners Thomas Dobbs, et al. filed. (Distributed)Oct 26 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 10/30/2020.Oct 26 2020 | Supplemental brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. filed. (Distributed)Oct 26 2020 | Supplemental brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. filed (33.1 format).Oct 29 2020 | Rescheduled.Nov 02 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/6/2020.Nov 04 2020 | Rescheduled.Nov 09 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/13/2020.Nov 10 2020 | Rescheduled.Nov 16 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 11/20/2020.Nov 18 2020 | Rescheduled.Nov 30 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/4/2020.Dec 01 2020 | Rescheduled.Dec 07 2020 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 12/11/2020.Dec 09 2020 | Rescheduled.Jan 04 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/8/2021.Jan 11 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/15/2021.Jan 19 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 1/22/2021.Feb 12 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/19/2021.Feb 22 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 2/26/2021.Mar 01 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/5/2021.Mar 15 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/19/2021.Mar 22 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 3/26/2021.Mar 29 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/1/2021.Apr 12 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/16/2021.Apr 19 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/23/2021.Apr 26 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 4/30/2021.May 10 2021 | DISTRIBUTED for Conference of 5/13/2021.May 17 2021 | Petition GRANTED limited to Question 1 presented by the petition.May 26 2021 | Motion for an extension of time to file the briefs on the merits filed.Jun 01 2021 | Blanket Consent filed by Respondent, Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al.Jun 04 2021 | Motion to extend the time to file the briefs on the merits granted. The time to file the joint appendix and petitioners' brief on the merits is extended to and including July 22, 2021. The time to file respondents' brief on the merits is extended to and including September 13, 2021.Jun 09 2021 | Blanket Consent filed by Petitioner, Thomas Dobbs, et al.Jul 19 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Cleveland Lawyers for Life filed.Jul 20 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of David Boyle filed.Jul 21 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Prolife Foundation, The Coalition for Jewish Values, Rabbi Yacov David Cohen, Rabbi Chananya Weissman, and Bonnie Chernin (President, Jewish Life League) filed.Jul 22 2021 | Brief of petitioners Thomas Dobbs, et al. filed.Jul 22 2021 | Joint appendix filed. (Statement of costs filed)Jul 22 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed.Jul 22 2021 | Brief amici curiae of 375 Women Injured By Second And Third Trimester Late Term Abortions and Abortion Recovery Leaders filed.Jul 23 2021 | Brief amici curiae of National Right to Life Committee and Louisiana Right to Life Federation filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Jewish Coalition For Religious Liberty filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Catholic Medical Association, National Association of Catholic Nurses-USA, Idaho Chooses Life and Texas Alliance for Life filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amici curiae of African American, Hispanic, Roman Catholic and Protestant Religious and Civil Rights Organizations and Leaders filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Senators Josh Hawley, Mike Lee, and Ted Cruz filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Trinity Legal Center filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Thomas More Society filed.Jul 26 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Melinda Thybault, Founder of The Moral Outcry Petition, et al. filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amici curiae of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Other Religious Organizations filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of LONANG Institute filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Claremont Institute's Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amici curiae of 22 State Policy Organizations filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Connie Weiskopf and Kristine L. Brown filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Professor Kurt T. Lash filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Robin Pierucci, M.D., and Life Legal Defense Foundation filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Priests for Life filed.Jul 27 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Amicus Curiae Hannah S., John S. and Marlene S filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amici curiae of The Center for Medical Progress and David Daleiden filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amici curiae of European Legal Scholars in support of neither party filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amici curiae of 396 State Legislators from 41 States filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amici curiae of 141 International Legal Scholars filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Prolife Center at the University of St. Thomas filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Mary Kay Bacallao Advocating for Unborn Children as Persons in support of neither party filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Professor Randy Beck filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Christian Legal Society and Robertson Center for Constitutional Law filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Center for Religious Expression filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Center for Family and Human Rights filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Concerned Women for America filed.Jul 28 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Foundation for Moral Law, Lutherans for Life filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Americans United for Life filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Ethics and Public Policy Center filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Family Research Council filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Human Coalition Action and Students for Life of America filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Lee J. Strang filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Biologists in support of neither party filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Professors Mary Ann Glendon and O. Carter Snead filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Monique Chireau Wubbenhorst, M.D., M.P.H., et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Commissioner Andy Gipson, Former Representative and Chair of Mississippi House Judiciary B Committee filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Care Net, a National Affiliation Organization of 1,200 Pregnancy Help Centers, and Alpha Center, a South Dakota Registered Pregnancy Help Center filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Reason for Life filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Illinois Right to Life, et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Jonathan English filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Intercessors for America including its Intercessor Prayer Partners filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of 228 Members of Congress filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Governor Henry McMaster and Eleven Additional Governors filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of The European Centre for Law and Justice filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of National Catholic Bioethics Center, et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Professor Stephen G. Gilles filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Scholars of Jurisprudence John M. Finnis and Robert P. George filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of States of Texas, et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of The American Cornerstone Institute and its founder Dr. Benjamin S. Carson filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Advancing American Freedom, Inc., et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Democrats for Life of America Five Democratic Legislators from Five Individual State Legislatures filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Women Legislators, The Susan B. Anthony List filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Christian Medical & Dental Associations filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Conservative Legal Defense and Education Fund filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Judicial Watch, Inc. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Maureen L. Condic, Ph.D. and the Charlotte Lozier Institute filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of American College of Pediatricians and Association of American Physicians & Surgeons filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of CatholicVote.org Education Fund filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Heartbeat International, Inc. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Rep. Steve Carra and 320 State Legislators from 35 States filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Foundation to Abolish Abortion, et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of World Faith Foundation and Institute for Faith and Family filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of March for Life Education and Defense Fund filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Elliot Institute filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Texas Right to Life filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of American Center for Law and Justice and Bioethics Defense Fund filed.Jul 29 2021 | Amicus brief of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. not accepted for filing. (August 03, 2021 - Correct service required; to be printed).Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, et al. filed.Jul 29 2021 | Amicus brief of Pacific Justice Institute not accepted for filing. (August 03, 2021 - Correct service required; to be printed)Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Pacific Justice Institute filed.Jul 29 2021 | Amicus brief of Joseph W. Dellapenna not accepted for filing. (August 03, 2021 - Correct service required; to be printed)Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Joseph W. Dellapenna filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amici curiae of 240 Women Scholars and Professionals, and Prolife Feminist Organizations filed.Jul 29 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Good Counsel, Inc. filed.Aug 03 2021 | Amicus brief of 240 Women Scholars and Professionals, and Prolife Feminist Organizations submitted.Sep 13 2021 | Brief of respondents Jackson Women's Health Organization, et al. filed.Sep 16 2021 | Brief amicus curiae of Anthony Hawks filed.Sep 17 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Experts, Researchers, and Advocates Opposing the Criminalization of People Who Have Abortions filed.Sep 17 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Advocates for Youth, Inc. and Neo Philanthropy, Inc. d/b/a We Testify filed.Sep 17 2021 | Brief amici curiae of The Freedom From Religion Foundation, Center for Inquiry, and American Atheists filed.Sep 17 2021 | Brief amici curiae of Cecilia Fire Thunder; et al. filed.Sep 20 2021 | SET FOR ARGUMENT on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.Sep 20 2021 | Amicus brief of Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, et al. not accepted for filing. 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Géopolitique
Règlements de compte en Afghanistan : « Pas de pardon pour les gens comme toi »

Géopolitique

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 2:55


durée : 00:02:55 - Géopolitique - par : Pierre Haski - Un rapport de Human Rights Watch dénonce des exécutions et des disparitions forcées en Afghanistan là où les talibans avaient décrété une amnistie. Le tout sur fond de crise humanitaire sans précédent.

The Current
Calls for Justin Bieber to cancel Saudi Arabia performance over regime's human rights violations

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 23:27


Canadian singer Justin Bieber is facing calls to cancel his appearance at the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix this weekend. He's been urged to not play into what Human Rights Foundation calls "the regime's strategy of whitewashing human rights abuses." We talk to Aya Batrawy, an Associated Press reporter in the Arabian Peninsula; and Farida Deif, the Canada director of Human Rights Watch.

Immigration Review
Ep. 83 - Precedential Decisions from 11/22/2021 - 11/28/2021 (changed country condition motions to reopen; OSC and stop-time rule; asylum, fundamental change in conditions, and political parties)

Immigration Review

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 18:38


[2:11] Nababan v. Garland, No. 18-72548 (9th Cir. Nov. 23, 2021)changed country condition motion to reopen; evangelical Christians; Seventh Day Adventist; proselytizing; disfavored group; Indonesia  [6:48] Jiang v. Garland, No. 19-1911 (2d Cir. Nov. 24, 2021)Order to Show Cause; non-LPR cancellation of removal; motion to reopen; stop time rule; Niz-Chavez; Pereira [12:05] Mbonga v. Garland, No. 21-0269 (6th Cir. Nov. 22, 2021)asylum; fundamental change in country conditions; burdens; change in political parties; Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch; State Department reports; the Union for Democracy and Social Progress; Congo*Sponsors and friends of the podcast!Kurzban Kurzban Tetzeli and Pratt P.A.www.kktplaw.com/Immigration, serious injury, and business lawyers serving clients in Florida, California, and all over the world for over 40 years.Docketwisewww.docketwise.com/immigration-review"Modern immigration software & case management"*Want to become a patron of Immigration Review? Check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/immigrationreview *CONTACT INFORMATIONEmail: kgregg@kktplaw.comFacebook: "Immigration Review Podcast" or @immigrationreviewInstagram: @immigrationreviewTwitter: @immreview*About your host: https://www.kktplaw.com/attorney/gregg-kevin-a/*More episodes at: https://www.kktplaw.com/immigration-review-podcast/*Featured in the top 15 of Immigration Podcast in the U.S.! https://blog.feedspot.com/immigration_podcasts/DISCLAIMER: Immigration Review® is a podcast made available for educational purposes only. It does not provide specific legal advice. Rather, the Immigration Review® podcast offers general information and insights regarding recent immigration cases from publicly available sources. By accessing and listening to the podcast, you understand that there is no attorney-client relationship between you and the podcast host. The Immigration Review® podcast should not be used as a substitute for competent legal advice from a licensed professional attorney in your state. MUSIC CREDITS: "Loopster," "Bass Vibes," "Chill Wave," and "Funk Game Loop" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/immigrationreview)

C dans l'air
PENG SHUAI : OÙ SONT LES DISPARUS DE PÉKIN ? – 23/11/21

C dans l'air

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 65:36


PENG SHUAI : OÙ SONT LES DISPARUS DE PÉKIN ? – 23/11/21 Invités FRANÇOIS CLEMENCEAU Rédacteur en chef international - « Le Journal du Dimanche » ARMELLE CHARRIER Éditorialiste en politique internationale - « France 24 » PIERRE HASKI Chroniqueur international - « France Inter » et « L'Obs » MARC JULIENNE Chercheur, responsable des activités Chine et Centre Asie - Institut Français des Relations Internationales Où est Peng Shuai ? C'est la question qui est posée massivement depuis plusieurs jours sur les réseaux sociaux et dans le débat public international par le monde du tennis, les chancelleries et même les Nations unies (ONU). La championne de tennis chinoise, ancienne n°1 mondiale en double, n'avait plus donné signe de vie depuis près de trois semaines. Avant sa disparition, elle avait publié un message sur un réseau social chinois accusant l'ancien vice-Premier ministre chinois Zhang Gaoli de viol. Très rapidement, son témoignage avait été effacé, son compte fermé et elle-même était invisible. Jusqu'à ce week-end où des vidéos et des images de la joueuse ont été publiées sur les réseaux sociaux par des journalistes proches du pouvoir de Pékin. Avec en point d'orgue, ce dimanche, un entretien vidéo avec Thomas Bach, le président du Comité olympique international. Pour autant, cette réapparition, mise en scène par les médias chinois, ne semble pas avoir convaincu grand monde. Lundi, l'ambassade de France en Chine a même publié, en chinois, sur son compte Weibo, le Twitter chinois, un communiqué exprimant son « inquiétude sur le manque d'information au sujet de la situation de Peng Shuai ». « Nous appelons le gouvernement chinois à mettre en œuvre ses engagements à combattre la violence contre les femmes », précise l'ambassade. De son côté, l'association Human Rights Watch a accusé le CIO de relayer « la propagande d'Etat chinoise ». L'ONG a fait remarquer que le comité n'indique pas comment l'entretien diffusé dimanche a été réalisé et rappelle que « le gouvernement chinois fait disparaître des personnes dont les opinions ou la conduite sont vues comme problématiques, emploie des formes extralégales de détention et des tortures et publie des confessions forcées pour que des cas douteux apparaissent légitimes. Les autorités chinoises ont une longue habitude de réduire au silence les critiques, y compris les avocats des droits humains, les journalistes, les lauréats du prix Nobel de la paix » et d'autres personnalités « comme l'homme d'affaires milliardaire Jack Ma, la star Fan Bingbing et le chef d'Interpol, Meng Hongwei ». La championne est en effet loin d'être la première personnalité chinoise à avoir disparu des radars. Mais cette affaire remet sur le devant de la scène ces étranges « disparitions forcées » de personnalités chinoises qui menacent le régime communiste, encore largement entourées de mystère. Et cette fois, il y a une importante mobilisation internationale. Alors est-ce que l'on est à un tournant ? Qu'arrive-t-il aux personnes que le régime fait « disparaître » ? Si la Chine a appelé ce mardi à cesser de « monter en épingle » l'affaire Peng Shuai, à quelques mois des Jeux Olympiques de Pékin, et à près d'un an du XXème Congrès du parti, à l'issue duquel Xi Jinping devrait prolonger son propre mandat présidentiel, quelles pourraient être les conséquences de cette affaire ? Enfin que se passe-t-il dans le détroit de Taïwan ? Une semaine après l'entretien virtuel entre le président chinois et son homologue américain, notamment au sujet de Taïwan, qui cristallise toutes les tensions entre les deux puissances, le passage d'un navire américain dans le détroit pour « démontrer l'engagement des États-Unis en faveur d'une Indo-Pacifique libre et ouverte » a fait vivement réagir l'Empire du Milieu. Xi Jinping a ainsi mis en garde Joe Biden sur le fait qu'encourager l'indépendance de l'île est « une tendance très dangereuse qui revient à jouer avec le feu ». DIFFUSION : du lundi au samedi à 17h45 FORMAT : 65 minutes PRÉSENTATION : Caroline Roux - Axel de Tarlé REDIFFUSION : du lundi au vendredi vers 23h40 RÉALISATION : Nicolas Ferraro, Bruno Piney, Franck Broqua, Alexandre Langeard PRODUCTION : France Télévisions / Maximal Productions Retrouvez C DANS L'AIR sur internet & les réseaux : INTERNET : francetv.fr FACEBOOK : https://www.facebook.com/Cdanslairf5 TWITTER : https://twitter.com/cdanslair INSTAGRAM : https://www.instagram.com/cdanslair/

The Current
Lingering concerns for safety of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai

The Current

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 15:00


Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai recently disappeared from public view after accusing a former government official of sexual assault. But the International Olympic Committee says it spoke with Peng on a video call Sunday, and that she appeared to be safe and well. We discuss lingering concerns with Rob Koehler, director-general of Global Athlete, an international athlete-led, activist group; and Yaqiu Wang, senior researcher on China at Human Rights Watch.

Noticentro
Condena Human Rights Watch declaración de Luis Cresencio Sandoval

Noticentro

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 1:42


Condena Human Rights Watch declaración de Luis Cresencio SandovalMéxico reportó 53 muertes más por covid-19 y 916 contagiosPersonas vacunadas con Pfizer y Moderna, podrían obtener falsos positivos en test

Mobile Suit Breakdown: the Gundam Anime Podcast

Show Notes With last week's general discussion of the plot of Char's Counterattack out of the way, it's time to start diving deep on specific aspects of the film. This week: environmental justice advocate Colin joins us to discuss the environment, and environmentalism, in Char's Counterattack. Plus in the research Thom explores what it might mean that the Federation is headquartered in Lhasa while Nina looks at how a 1988 audience might have responded to talk of 'nuclear winter'. From the Talkback In preparation for our conversation, Colin had us read "Principles of Environmental Justice" by the Delegates to the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held on October 24-27, 1991, and "The Progressive Plantation" by Lorenzo Kom'boa Ervin. You can find Colin on Twitter at @padgettish and listen to them co-host for Wow! Cool Robot!!'s coverage of Zeta Gundam, or their own much less serious podcast about Medabots at Medawatch. They also recommended the Environmental Justice Network as a resource. Lhasa, Tibet Timeline of major events in Tibetan history from the BBC. Tibetan history via Britannica. Wikipedia pages for the history of Tibet, Lhasa, the 5th Dalai Lama, Tibet under Qing rule, and Mongol invasions of Tibet. General Tibetan history: “Tibetan Nation: A History Of Tibetan Nationalism And Sino-tibetan Relations,” by Warren Smith. Routledge. 1997. Tourist guide to the Potala Palace (which definitely appears in the movie) and the Jokhang Temple (which probably does). By She Jingwei for China Global Television Network, Mar. 26, 2019. Available at https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d514d30496a4e33457a6333566d54/index.html. Recent History: Tibet and China: “Tibet, China and the United States: Reflections on the Tibet Question.” By Melvyn C. Goldstein for The Atlantic Council of the United States. 1995. Available at https://web.archive.org/web/20061106021854/http://cc.purdue.edu/~wtv/tibet/article/art4.html. Topgyal, Tsering. “Identity Insecurity and the Tibetan Resistance Against China.” Pacific Affairs 86, no. 3 (2013): 515–38. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43590713. “The Monastery as a Medium of Tibetan Culture,” Donald S. Lopez, Jr. For Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine. March 1988. Available at https://www.culturalsurvival.org/publications/cultural-survival-quarterly/monastery-medium-tibetan-culture. “Timeline of Destruction of Tibetan Buddhist Monasteries in China,” by Alexander Berzin. 1994. Available at https://studybuddhism.com/en/advanced-studies/history-culture/buddhism-in-east-asia/timeline-of-destruction-of-tibetan-buddhist-monasteries-in-china “Threat from Tibet? Systemic Repression of Tibetan Buddhism in China,” by Ryan Cimmino for Harvard International Review. Sept. 16, 2018. Available at https://hir.harvard.edu/repression-tibetan-buddhism-china/. “Genocide in Tibet,” by Maura Moynihan for the Washington Post, Jan. 25, 1998. Available at https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/opinions/1998/01/25/genocide-in-tibet/27c0891c-57f1-4a7c-b873-a1071d93cbfd “'Prosecute them with Awesome Power' - China's Crackdown on Tengdro Monastery and Restrictions on Communications in Tibet.” Human Rights Watch. July 6, 2021. Available at https://www.hrw.org/report/2021/07/06/prosecute-them-awesome-power/chinas-crackdown-tengdro-monastery-and-restrictions International Resolutions and Recognition on Tibet (1959 to 2004), assembled by Lobsang Nyandak Zayul for the Department of Information and International Relations, Central Tibetan Administration. Available at https://tibet.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/International-rsolutions-on-Tibet.pdf The Dalai Lama: “Chronology of Events [in the Dalai Lama's life].” From the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Available at https://www.dalailama.com/the-dalai-lama/events-and-awards/chronology-of-events “14th Dalai Lama,” by Britannica. Available at https://www.britannica.com/biography/Dalai-Lama-14th/Life-in-exile “Dalai Lama caught in the middle as India and China reboot ties,” by Sugam Pokharel for CNN. March 30, 2018. Available at https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/30/asia/india-tibet-china-dalai-lama-intl/index.html “Dalai Lama opens exhibit of Tibetan art at Ueno,” by Ray Mahon for Stars and Stripes. Sept. 28, 1967. Available at https://www.stripes.com/news/dalai-lama-opens-exhibit-of-tibetan-art-at-ueno-1.18977. The 1980s Negotiations: Norbu, Dawa. “China's Dialogue With the Dalai Lama 1978-90: Prenegotiation Stage of Dead End?” Pacific Affairs 64, no. 3 (1991): 351–72. https://doi.org/10.2307/2759468. “Tibet 1985: The Last Fact-Finding Delegation - A Personal Account” by Tenzin Phuntsok Atisha.” 2020. Available at https://www.atc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Tibet-1985-EBOOK.pdf. A report about the 1980s negotiations, based on declassified documents created by US officials at the time. “U.S. Officials Hoped Chinese Liberalization Program for Tibet in Early 1980s Would Bring Significant Improvements,” by Robert A. Wampler for National Security Archive. Feb. 28, 2013. Available at https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB414/. Press release: “Sino-Tibetan Contacts to Resume,” by Chhime R. Chhoekyapa from the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, including an annexed timeline of negotiations between the Dalai Lama and Beijing. May 2, 2008. Available at https://www.c3sindia.org/geopolitics-strategy/sino-tibetan-contacts-to-resume/ Additional relevant Wikipedia entries on the "Great Game," the 1959 Tibetan uprising, Tibetan unrest 1987-1989, the Tibet Autonomous Region, Chushi Gangdruk, the Tibetan independence movement, the Convention of Lhasa, and the Seventeen Point Agreement. Japan, Chernobyl, & Nuclear Anxiety Wikipedia pages for the Chernobyl disaster, its effects, and its cultural impact, Page on the Chernobyl accident from the World Nuclear Association. About the "Red Forest." Page on the "Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident." Wikipedia pages for the band The Blue Hearts (ザ・ブルーハーツ), and for "On Your Mark," the Change and Aska song with the Ghibli/Miyazaki AMV (anime music video). Radiophobia. Specific pages on the nuclear-power debate, the anti-nuclear movement (in general and in Japan), and anti-nuclear organizations. Japanese-language page on the anti-nuclear movement. Website for the Citizens Nuclear Information Center (原子力資料情報室) (shortened to CNIC), a Japanese anti-nuclear organization (in Japanese), History and timeline for CNIC (in English). CNIC English-language newsletters, Oct. 1987, Dec.1987, and Jan-Feb 1988. Contemporary articles the Chernobyl disaster: Silk, L. (1986, May 02). Economic scene|: Chernobyl's world impact. New York Times (1923-) Retrieved from https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/economic-scene/docview/110930284/se-2?accountid=35927 Hudson, Richard L., Terence Roth. "Chernobyl: Coping with Consequences --- Lingering Fallout: A Year Later, Mishap at Chernobyl Damps Atom-Power Industry --- Siemens Plant-Building Unit Battles Germany's Greens, Seeks to Reassure Public --- in Britain, Cuddly Reactors." Wall Street Journal Apr 23 1987, Eastern edition ed.: 1. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. STUART D. "BIG AREA STRICKEN: SPREAD OF RADIOACTIVITY WAS FAR GREATER THAN INDICATED BEFORE FALLOUT FROM CHERNOBYL DISASTER AFFECTED LARGER AREA THAN FIRST REPORTED." New York Times (1923-) Aug 22 1986: 2. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. Taylor, Robert E. "Scope of Chernobyl Accident is Unclear to West as Fallout Continues to Spread." Wall Street Journal May 05 1986, Eastern edition ed.: 1. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. "Panel Says Japan should Boost Nuclear Power use." Wall Street Journal Jul 21 1986, Eastern edition ed.: 1. ProQuest. 10 Nov. 2021. WEINSTEIN, BERNARD L. and HAROLD T. GROSS. "Japan is Spending Heavily to Avoid Oil." New York Times (1923-), Mar 27, 1988, pp. 1. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/japan-is-spending-heavily-avoid-oil/docview/110543916/se-2?accountid=35927. ERIK E. "After Accident at the Soviet Station, Nuclear Power is Questioned again." New York Times (1923-), May 02, 1986, pp. 1. ProQuest, https://www.proquest.com/historical-newspapers/after-accident-at-soviet-station-nuclear-power-is/docview/110943137/se-2?accountid=35927. Other articles and papers: Zhukova, Ekatherina. “Foreign Aid and Identity after the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster: How Belarus Shapes Relations with Germany, Europe, Russia, and Japan.” Cooperation and Conflict, vol. 52, no. 4, Sage Publications, Ltd., 2017, pp. 485–501, https://www.jstor.org/stable/48590276. Okabe, Aki. “Japan Reacts to Chernobyl.” Earth Island Journal, vol. 2, no. 2, Earth Island Institute, 1987, pp. 14–15, http://www.jstor.org/stable/43881866. Great book about film director and screenwriter Honda Ishiro (本多 猪四郎): Ryfle, Steve, et al. Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa. Wesleyan University Press, 2017. English and Japanese Wikipedia pages for the Kurosawa Akira (黒澤 明) film, 生きものの記録 or "I Live in Fear." About the Stanley Kubrick film "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." Not mentioned in the research but when I was editing and got to the part about Nazi scientists, I remember the existence of this satirical song, "Wernher Von Braun" by Thomas Andrew Lehrer (1965). Mobile Suit Breakdown is written, recorded, and produced within Lenapehoking, the ancestral and unceded homeland of the Lenape, or Delaware, people. 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RNZ: Morning Report
Chinese tennis star not seen in public in a fortnight

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 3:36


There's mounting concern for the welfare of the Chinese tennis player, Peng Shuai - who hasn't been seen in public since she made sexual assault allegations against a top government official. State media has now released an email it claims she sent to the head of the Women's Tennis Association, saying she is safe but the WTA has expressed scepticism about whether it's really from her and has called for verifiable proof. Corin Dann spoke to China Director of the Human Rights Watch organisation in New York, Sophie Richardson.

Business Daily
Hunger crisis in Afghanistan

Business Daily

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 18:11


Is it time to stop the freeze of the country's financial assets and donor aid or will that just legitimise the Taliban? Ed Butler speaks to John Sifton, the Asia advocacy director for the campaign group Human Rights Watch, who says the west should ease up on its sanctions to help alleviate the situation. But Alex Zerden, who worked with the US Treasury department in Kabul from 2018 to 2019 and is now a senior fellow at the Centre for New American Security in Washington DC, defends the current US refusal to open the financial taps, says the Taliban itself is primarily responsible for the mess the country's in. Ed also speaks to health worker Karsten Noko from MSF (doctors without borders), who is desperately trying to keep its operations running without properly functioning bank services. And Masuda Sultan, a US-Afghan aid worker, who campaigns for the non-profit Unfreeze Afghanistan, tells him how bad the situation is there. (Picture: Afghan grandmother and her grandchildren, members of one of the Afghan families that put their children up for sale, pose for a photo at their rental home without water and electricity in Afghanistan; Credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

New Books Network
Don F. Selby, "Human Rights in Thailand" (U Pennsylvania Press, 2018)

New Books Network

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 75:08


Don F. Selby's Human Rights in Thailand (U Pennsylvania Press, 2018) is a rich anthropological study of the emergence of human rights in Thailand at a national scale following the adoption of the 1997 “People's Constitution” and establishment of the Human Rights Commission of Thailand. The book argues that what gave emergent human rights in Thailand their shape, force, and trajectories are the ways that advocates engaged, contested, or reworked debates around Buddhism in its relationship to rule and social structure; political struggle in relation to a narrative of Thai democracy that disavowed egalitarian movements; and traditional standards of social stratification and face-saving practices. In this way, human rights ideals in Thailand emerge less from global-local translation and more as a matter of negotiation within everyday forms of sociality, morality, and politics. Nicholas Bequelin is a human rights professional with a PhD in history and a scholarly bend. He has worked about 20 years for Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International, most recently as Regional director for Asia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network

Día a Día con César Miguel Rondón
Día a Día con César Miguel Rondón (5 de noviembre de 2021)

Día a Día con César Miguel Rondón

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 5, 2021 83:48


Hoy en Día a Día, comenzamos conversando con el Dr. Félix Moronta Barrios, biólogo y especialista de Programas en Bioseguridad, sobre la aprobación del fármaco Molnupiravir contra el Covid-19 en Reino Unido: “El Molnupiravir no cura la infección por Covid-19, sino que reduce el riesgo de hospitalización y muerte. El fármaco sabotea la maquinaria reproductora del virus, introduciendo mutaciones en su material genético”, explicó. La profesora de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, María Isabel Puerta Riera, nos habló sobre los intentos de los demócratas por aprobar el plan social y de infraestructura de Biden: “El Partido Demócrata es muy diverso. No es un partido como el republicano, donde todo el mundo vota en línea con los intereses del partido… Detrás de Manchin hay un grupo de senadores que están más o menos en línea con él, al igual que este grupo conversador en la cámara baja”, dijo. Desde Lima nos atendió Diana Seminario, analista político y periodista peruana, para hablarnos sobre el voto de confianza al gabinete de Pedro Castillo: “El partido Perú Libre no votó en bloque y las disidencias más llamativas fueron la de Guido Bellido, Guillermo Bermejo y del hermano de Vladimir Cerrón. La señora Mirtha Vásquez obtiene la confianza con los votos disidentes de las bancadas que se habían comprometido a votar en contra”, describió. El periodista boliviano Juan Carlos Arana, nos habló sobre el caso de la expresidenta Jeanine Áñez: “Esta figura de la prisión preventiva es antidemocrática, porque detienen sin saber si es culpable o no… Como no les alcanzó para armar un caso contra Áñez, ahora piden 6 meses más de prisión preventiva”, opinó, y comentó: “Áñez trató de quitarse la vida en prisión hace un par de meses, porque ante la imposibilidad de tener un proceso justo, un expresidente goza de caso de corte, por lo que el Congreso debe escucharla”. También nos atendió el abogado y director vicepresidente de la ONG Foro Penal, Gonzalo Himiob, para hablarnos sobre los próximos pasos a seguir ante la decisión del fiscal de la CPI: “Hasta ahora sólo se ha iniciado la investigación, pero todavía no están determinados los hechos concretos o casos particulares que podrían ser llevados a fases posteriores del proceso”, explicó. Himiob añadió: “Si el régimen no cumple con esas recomendaciones del fiscal ante el TPI, está demostrando que no tiene la voluntad genuina de enfrentar la impunidad en los casos de crímenes de lesa humanidad”. Y para cerrar, la investigadora para las Américas de la División de la Mujeres en Human Rights Watch, Ximena Casas Isaza, nos habló sobre el movimiento ‘Marea Verde': “La ‘Marea Verde' es el resultado de muchísimos años del movimiento feminista y de derechos de salud sexual y reproductiva en América Latina. Es un movimiento que surge de una manera colectiva y que poco a poco con los años se ha ido organizando”, describió.

The Lawfare Podcast
Russia Cracks Down on Social Media

The Lawfare Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 59:21


In the last few weeks, the Russian government has been turning up the heat on tech platforms in an escalation of its long-standing efforts to bring the internet under its control. First, Russia forced Apple and Google to remove an app from their app stores that would have helped voters select non-Kremlin-backed candidates in the country's recent parliamentary elections. Then, the government threatened to block YouTube within Russia if the platform refused to reinstate two German-language channels run by the state-backed outlet RT. And after we recorded this podcast, the Russian government announced that it would fine Facebook for not being quick enough in removing content that Russia identified as illegal.What's driving this latest offensive, and what does it mean for the future of the Russian internet? This week on Arbiters of Truth, our series on the online information ecosystem, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with Alina Polyakova, the president and CEO of the Center for European Policy Analysis, and Anastasiia Zlobina, the coordinator for Europe and Central Asia at Human Rights Watch. They explained what this crackdown means for social media platforms whose Russian employees might soon be at risk, the legal structures behind the Russian government's actions and what's motivating the Kremlin to extend its control over the internet.Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/lawfare. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.