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What you will see here is a collection of human rights violations by the United States and European countries. Despite their efforts to portray themselves as a consistent democratic whole, the United States and European countries have their own inner political contradictions. In strict contrast to the ‘rule of law’, they monitor and censor the media; protesters are often met with police violence; and people are arbitrarily designated as terror suspects under extensive terror laws and their rights are violated.

2017

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Oct

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Namibia: German Attitude Prompts Third Genocide Hearing Postponement in New York

The court hearing last week Thursday in the case lodged against Germany for colonial-era genocide in Namibia was postponed to January 2018. This was the third hearing for which Germany did not appoint counsel. Plaintiffs Vekuii Rukoro, chief of the Ovaherero, and Veraa Katuuo, founding member of the Association of the Ovaherero Genocide in the […]

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Country: Germany
Source: All Africa

17

Oct

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Spain just jailed two Catalan independence leaders on sedition charges

A Spanish judge jailed two leaders of the Catalan independence movement Monday on charges of sedition, the BBC reported, in a move that will likely only worsen a national crisis that has pitted the Spanish government against one of its wealthiest regions. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart are now being held without bail for their alleged […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Vice News

16

Oct

SWISS

Swiss police shoot dead knife-attack asylum seeker

Swiss police have shot and killed an asylum seeker from Sri Lanka near a refugee center in the Swiss canton of Ticino after he threatened fellow refugees with two knives. Police was alerted to a brawl involving several asylum seekers in the town of Brissago on Saturday afternoon. Upon intervening, officers escorted two asylum seekers into the […]

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Country: Switzerland
Source: RT

16

Oct

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Foster charities fear child refugee crackdown after Parsons Green attack

Britain’s largest fostering charity has made an impassioned plea that the Parsons Green terror attack should not lead to a new crackdown on child refugees coming to Britain. Eighteen-year-old Ahmed Hassan, who is believed to have arrived illegally in the UK two years ago as an orphan from Iraq, was charged with the terror attack that injured […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Guardian

16

Oct

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UK: Internet giants could face a crackdown

Facebook and Google could be forced to uphold the same standards as newspapers and other publications as part of a Government crackdown, it has emerged. Ministers are looking at whether to classify social media giants as publications instead of communication platforms, which would bind them to strict rules and make them responsible for everything they […]

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Country: United Kingdom
Source: The Telegraph

16

Oct

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Austrian Tories open the door to the fascists

The elections in Austria have shown a sharp move to the right. They are a further warning of the danger of the far right exploiting the bitterness in society. The leading position, the chancellor, is set to be taken by Sebastian Kurz, of the right wing Conservative People’s Party (OVP). Preliminary results show the OVP with around […]

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Country: Austria
Source: Socialist Worker

12

Oct

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Rights group slams police violence in Catalonia

A global human rights organization says Spanish police used excessive force when they faced peaceful protesters earlier this month during a disputed independence referendum in Catalonia. The Oct. 1 vote went ahead despite a ban by Spain’s top court. Under the country’s Constitution, only central authorities can call votes on sovereignty matters and all eligible […]

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Country: Spain
Source: AP

12

Oct

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Greece accused of pushing back migrants

Some 100 illegal migrants and refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Syria claimed they were beaten and pushed back into Turkey by Greek officials. The migrants were found on the banks of the Meriç (Evros) River on the Turkish-Greek border by Turkish border guards yesterday. The group was brought to a center for illegal immigrants. Sukh […]

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Country: Greece
Source: Daily Sabah

12

Oct

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Chaos in Paris as THOUSANDS march against Macron – riot police deployed in ugly scenes

THOUSANDS of people marched against Emmanuel Macron’s public sector reforms today, with protests descending into ugly scenes as riot police were deployed in Paris. Strikes were held in a number of cities across France as civil servants, teachers and nurses marched in places like Toulouse, Strasbourg and the capital Paris. They marched to mark their opposition to […]

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Country: France
Source: Express

11

Oct

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Black man attacked by white supremacists in Charlottesville faces felony charge

In August, two men were charged in the beating of a black man during a rally of white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., in an assault that was captured on video and widely shared. On Monday, a local magistrate in Charlottesville issued an arrest warrant for the man who was beaten, accusing him of the same […]

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Country: United States
Source: The New York Times