Oct 23, 2017

Brazil: Electric Hydropower Policies Severely Damage Indigenous Communities in the Amazon Rainforest

Photo courtesy of International hydropower association.  Indigenous communities and researchers report the devastating effects of the construction of hydropower plants on the Teles Pires river which change its natural flow. In combination with agricultural and mining activities polluting the water this drastically affects the livelihood of the indigenous communities along the Amazon River. A...

Oct 23, 2017

Brazil: Electric Hydropower Policies Severely...

Photo courtesy of International hydropower association.  Indigenous communities and researchers report the devastating effects of the construction of hydropower plants on the Teles Pires river which...

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Oct 23, 2017

Iraqi Turkmens: Kirkuk, from Joy to Fear in Uncertain...

Photo courtesy of Iraqi News. After the Kurds voted for independence on 25 September 2017, the Iraqi army has retaken Kurdish-held areas. The Kurd citizens of Kirkuk feel let down by their leaders, unlike...

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Oct 20, 2017

SINDH: Detained Activist for Missing Persons...

Punhal Sario had been active in organising campaigns to raise awareness of the missing persons crisis in Sindh when he became the subject of an enforced disappearance. Following several petitions and protests...

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Oct 20, 2017

BAROTSELAND: Imprisoned Freedom Fighter Hospi...

In 2012, three leaders of Barotseland were imprisoned by the Zambian State for exercising their right to self-determination. Since his imprisonment, leader Sylevester Kalima has battled continuous illness...

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Oct 19, 2017

Brittany: Prefect Files Complaint Against Collective...

Photo courtesy: @flickr Owen McKnight In an open letter to the prefect of Brittany, the collective Ai’ta! reports that the region’s prefect has filed a complaint against them after they disassembled...

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Oct 19, 2017

Barotseland: BNFA to Submit Report on Human Rights...

Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons On the 28th Session of the Universal Period Review, when the Republic of Zambia is under consideration, the Barotse National Freedom Alliance(BNFA) will submit a report...

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Oct 17, 2017

Gilgit-Baltistan: Business Community Protest Federal...

Photo Courtesy of Junaidrao @ Flickr Gilgit-Baltistan’s business community have been protesting against unfair taxes imposed upon them without a reciprocal further increase in their representation...

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Oct 17, 2017

Crimean Tatar: Mass Detention Following One-Person...

Photo Courtesy of Crimean Solidarity Public Association On 14 October 2017 up to 49 people were detained following one-person protests staged against the ongoing suppression of Crimean Tatars. Olha Skripnik,...

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