Doctors forcibly removed outside JP Morgan offices as they stage die in to demand they end fossil fuel investments

Email: press@doctorsforxr.com Phone: +447901 916489 / +4477089 21568 Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Media Assets | Donate#ActNow #ClimateEmergency #ExtinctionRebellion Doctors for Extinction Rebellion stage die in at JP Morgan’s Canary Wharf Offices; some chalk spray ‘CODE RED’ on the building Sixty doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals protest…

The common cause of drug reform and sex workers’ rights

Supporting sex workers’ rights shouldn’t feel like a reach for the drug reform movement. Both exist to reduce the harm wrought by criminalisation Source: OpenDemocracy: https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/the-common-cause-of-drug-reform-and-sex-workers-rights/

New Texas Abortion Law Likely to Unleash a Torrent of Lawsuits Against Online Education, Advocacy and Other Speech

In addition to the drastic restrictions it places on a woman’s reproductive and medical care rights, the new Texas abortion law, SB8, will have devastating effects on online speech.  The law creates a cadre of bounty hunters who can use the courts to punish and silence anyone whose online advocacy,…

How Europe’s ban on seal products turned frontier communities into pariahs

How Europe’s ban on seal products turned frontier communities into pariahs In the 1970s, a sustained campaign convinced much of the world that protesters were saving cuddly seals from murderous killers near the Arctic Circle. Before long, people around the world became accustomed to seeing images of hunters with clubs,…

Poland: State of emergency risks worsening already dire situation for 32 asylum-seekers at border

Spokespeople available for interview  The Polish government’s declaration of a “state of emergency” at the border with Belarus presents serious risks for asylum-seekers trying to reach Poland and threatens to exacerbate the already dire situation faced by 32 Afghans including four women, 27 men and a 15-year-old girl, who have been held there without adequate food and…

France: Sentencing of police officer who assaulted Calais volunteer sends powerful message against impunity

Responding to the decision by a French court to sentence a police officer who assaulted Tom Ciotkowski, a British volunteer who was supporting asylum seekers in Calais in 2018, and then made false statements against him, Katia Roux Amnesty International Advocacy France’s, said: “This is an important decision in a…

Seeing Blue: Extinction Rebellion’s Blue Light Policy

Today key figures in Extinction Rebellion insisted that it has always been XR’s policy to allow emergency vehicles through protests. Police Liaison coordinator and ex-policeman, Paul Stephens said: “This ‘blue light’ policy is designed into each action and we clear the road to facilitate genuine emergency responses.” Steward coordinator Alex…

Splinters: September 2021 – sallies into the here & now

This month: Burning down the house… When machines suck humanity out of the economy… Norway's Sami people fight for their land as reconciliation commission delves into their past… Spectacle of Terror II… 'No one saw this coming' – it's true, 'no-one' has seen a thing or two…Whoever owns the youth:…

Lebanese authorities must not deport six detained refugees to Syria

The Lebanese authorities must not deport six Syrian refugees who were arrested last week after collecting their passports from the Syrian embassy, Amnesty International said today, urging them to release the refugees or charge them with a recognizable offense. A Lebanese army statement on 28 August confirmed that its intelligence…

Exclusion: Women survivors suffer from digital poverty

Digital poverty, or the lack of access to information and communications technology such as internet, phones, and computers, perpetuates the social exclusion of women of color in the United Kingdom. This includes immigrant trafficking survivors, who struggle to keep in contact with their families and are legally barred from working…

OPINION: This is about change, not popularity

A version of this article was originally published in the Independent. We’re told that in order to be successful, XR must offer people hope. Sorry, but what we all need is the full truth about the climate crisis How can it be that Extinction Rebellion was named the number one…

Chile: Amnistía Internacional envió un llamado a mandatarios europeos por su encuentro con el presidente Piñera

Ahead of the visit of Chilean president Sebastián Piñera to Spain, France, Italy and the United Kingdom, Amnesty International has sent a letter to each of the leaders of these European countries expressing its concern about the serious human rights violations and impunity that continue to put all people in…

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