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Black political rights cannot be separated from economic justice. Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s message and fight endure today

Fannie Lou Hamer entered the Democratic National Convention in 1964 Fannie Lou Hamer, member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, enters the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, NJ Credit – Bettmann Archive / Getty Images Contact a crowd in Madison, Wisc., in 1971, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer said she knew what […]

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russian vote took place against a backdrop of restrictions on civil and political rights

“Russian authorities have used repressive laws against ‘extremist organizations’, ‘foreign agents’ and ‘unwanted organizations’ to strengthen a systemic crackdown on democracy, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and the media independent, “the statement read. “This further deteriorated political pluralism in Russia and the possibilities for the Russian people to freely express their civilian position.” The ministry […]

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Nicaragua’s pre-election crackdown on civil and political rights escalates

GENEVA – A report submitted to the UN Human Rights Council denounces the Nicaraguan government’s harsh crackdown on opposition leaders ahead of the presidential and parliamentary elections on November 7. Critics accuse Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega of systematically getting rid of viable opposition candidates to secure a fourth consecutive term for the country’s presidency. In […]

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Political rights / Barriers to disability and elections –

By Binta Jaiteh Magistrate Muhammad Krubally revealed that people with disabilities face many challenges which he says are ignored, but wants to eradicate such discrimination. Magistrate Krubally, president of the Gambia Federation for Disable, said so in his presentation which focused on political rights and the barriers people with disabilities face in elections. Since it […]

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White paper tells how China protects civil and political rights

In a white paper released by the State Council’s Information Office on Thursday, China said it had taken “strong measures” from a legal and governance perspective to protect civil rights and policies in building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, a goal which President Xi Jinping announced China had achieved in July. The Chinese […]

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China protects civil and political rights with law and governance (white paper)

China has taken vigorous measures to protect civil and political rights with law and governance in the process of building a moderately prosperous society in all respects, according to a white paper on Thursday. Entitled “Moderate prosperity in all respects: Another milestone for human rights in China,” the white paper was released by the Information […]

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Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top humanitarian aid official in Myanmar, Humanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan, described how people have been severely affected across the country since the takeover. power of the junta on February 1. “The situation in the country is now characterized by instability and deterioration of the socio-economic and […]

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Six months after coup, political, rights and aid crisis in Myanmar deepens |

Speaking to UN News, the organization’s top official in helping BurmaHumanitarian Coordinator and Acting Resident Ramanathan Balakrishnan described how people have been severely affected across the country since the junta took power on February 1. #Myanmar humanitarian update: ▶ ️ More than 220,000 people displaced by conflict and insecurity since February 1. ▶ ️Thousands more […]

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One year of security law in Hong Kong

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Sunny Cheung was scheduled to appear in court last September on a case related to his participation in a banned vigil last June to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Instead of appearing as a defendant, he announced on Facebook that he had gone into exile in an undisclosed […]

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Political bread and rights – BusinessWorld

STAR PHILIPPINE / MICHAEL VARCAS Several weeks ago, Antonio Carpio, retired Senior Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, forwarded to me on Viber, Dambisa Moyo’s speech on TED Talks, the very popular online conference where ideas are discussed. by knowledgeable and authoritative resource persons. Moyo, an international economist of Zambian origin who comments on important […]