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Against Ethnic Cleansing In Detroit: ‘Water Is A Human Right’

AFRICANGLOBE - Why are children in Detroit marching through that battered city’s downtown with signs reminding officials that “Kids Without Water Can’t Brush Their Teeth”?

Racial Discrimination Systematic In The United States

AFRICANGLOBE - According to a survey carried out in 2012, at least 136 unarmed African-Americans were killed by policemen or security guards in the year. Racially biased stops and interrogations often occur at streets, it says, and the US district judge declared that at least 200,000 stops were made by New York police without reasonable suspicion.

Europe Preaching Peace While Selling Arms To Dictators

AFRICANGLOBE - Despite the EU's vow to support human rights and democracy in Africa, it continues to sell billions of dollars worth of arms to authoritarian regimes each year. Egypt is a case in point, as the EU's support for Egyptian governance has faltered, arms exports have done anything but. The EU countries sold a record $500 million worth of arms to Egypt in 2012

Black Americans Deprived Of Their Human Rights

AFRICANGLOBE - Blacks do not have human rights in the United States. We have been in a state of siege since the assassination of Martin Luther King in 1968 and we need a movement for human rights and a movement to wake up our people because we are being destroyed.

U.S. Pushing Homosexual Agenda In Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - The United States has asked African states to repeal so-called "anti-homosexual" laws terming them 'discriminatory' and a violation of human rights. “We are of the view that criminalization against anybody on the basis of their sexual orientation and affiliation is wrong and contradicts human rights law," she said.

Is America Disinventing Human Rights?

In his 1981 farewell speech, President Jimmy Carter said, “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense, it is the other way round. Human rights invented America.” In a New York Times op-ed piece in June 2012, Carter cautioned, “At a time when popular revolutions are sweeping the globe, the United States should be strengthening, not weakening, basic rules of law and principles of justice enumerated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. But instead of making the world safer, America’s violation of international human rights abets our enemies and alienates our friends.”

Outrage Over CDCR Plans to Force Feed California Prisoners On Hunger...

AFRICANGLOBE - Supporters of prisoners who are on the 43rd day of a hunger strike are expressing outrage at an order signed today by a federal judge allowing California prisoners who are on hunger strike to be force fed, disregarding international human rights principles.

Eritrea’s 20th Independence – Haunted By Perceptions or Reality?

AFRICANGLOBE - Eritrea celebrated its 20th anniversary of independence on Friday with state-run media describing festivities across the country. But Amnesty International has decried the alleged human rights abuses committed by the one-party government run by President Isaias Afewerki, asserting that some 10,000 political prisoners are being held in jails.

The United States Human Rights Record in 2012 – Report

AFRICANGLOBE - The State Department of the United States recently released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2012, posing as the world judge of human rights again. However, the U.S. turned a blind eye to its own woeful human rights situation and never said a word about it.

Eric Holder: Citizenship For Illegal Immigrants is a ‘Matter of Civil...

AFRICANGLOBE - During an April 24 address to the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said that “creating a pathway to earned citizenship” is a critical element of any comprehensive immigration reform plan.

UN Report Accuses Mali Army of Targeting Arabs and Tuaregs

AFRICANGLOBE - The recent military intervention in northern Mali has been followed by a serious escalation of retaliatory violence by Government soldiers who appeared to be targeting members of various ethnic groups perceived to be supportive of the armed groups, a senior United Nations official warned today.

Congo: Documented Cases of Human Rights Abuse Emerge Against M23 Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - Newly documented human rights violations in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) include cases of arbitrary executions and rape - among...

World Bank Must Address Human Impact of its Policies – HRW

AFRICANGLOBE - The World Bank should incorporate human rights in its revised policies as a key component of fulfilling its mission to eradicate poverty, Human Rights Watch and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) said today.

Haiti: They Don’t Have Food? Give Them Carnival

In 2012, the Maafa is a penal colony in U.S.-occupied Haiti – the national penitentiary. This image expresses a reality reminiscent of chained Africans...

UN Chief Calls for Suspension of Europe’s Illegal Sanctions on Zimbabwe

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Ms Navanethem Pillay yesterday said illegal sanctions on Zimbabwe must be suspended until the conduct and outcome...

General Motors to Pay Out for its Role in Apartheid

More than 20 apartheid victims represented by human rights group Khulumani will receive compensation from car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) after a lawsuit...