Why are French Jews silent on the occupation?

Why are French Jews silent on the occupation? In the world’s third largest Jewish community, a monopolistic establishment and a fraught discourse on antisemitism leaves no space for criticism of Israel. The post Why are French Jews silent on the occupation? appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: Why are French Jews silent on the occupation?

Israel/OPT: End solitary confinement of Palestinian prisoner jailed as a child

Responding to today’s decision by the Israeli Prison Service to renew the solitary confinement of Ahmad Manasra, a Palestinian prisoner who has developed serious mental health problems since his arrest as a child seven years ago, Heba Morayef, Amnesty International’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said: “It is outrageous that the Israeli authorities have renewed Ahmad Manasra’s spell in solitary confinement. Continuing to detain Ahmad Manasra in such inhumane conditions is a callous act of injustice. Ahmad has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and is severely depressed. “Ahmad Manasra was just 13 years old when he was…

Iran: Robust international action needed to end cycles of protest bloodshed 

The international community must hold the Iranian authorities to account for the torrent of violence which their security forces unleashed on protesters in the south-west of Iran in May 2022 with complete impunity, Amnesty International said today.  The organization’s new research briefing “They are shooting brazenly”: Iran’s militarized response to May 2022 protests documents how Iran’s security forces unlawfully fired live ammunition and birdshot in May 2022 to crush largely peaceful protests over soaring food prices and a deadly building collapse. Amnesty International verified that four people were killed in connection with the protests and documented a pattern of birdshot injuries…

Why are French Jews silent on the occupation?

In the world’s third largest Jewish community, a monopolistic establishment and a fraught discourse on antisemitism leaves no space for criticism of Israel. The post Why are French Jews silent on the occupation? appeared first on +972 Magazine.

Everyone is in on the plunder of Palestinian land

Everyone is in on the plunder of Palestinian land The retroactive legalization of a settler outpost exposes the complicity of the entire Zionist spectrum in the dispossession of Palestinians. The post Everyone is in on the plunder of Palestinian land appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: Everyone is in on the plunder of Palestinian land

Guinea: Amnesty denounces further arbitrary arrests and excessive use of force

In response to the arbitrary arrests and detentions of members of the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC) and the wave of police violence during the demonstrations in Conakry on 28 July that left five dead and at least three more injured by gunfire, Fabien Offner, a researcher in Amnesty International’s West and Central Africa office, said: The Guinean authorities must put a stop to this excessive use of force when responding to large-scale demonstrations, including the one that took place on Thursday 28 July when five people lost their lives. The organization is calling for the…

Civil society in Mexico calls for more progress to address human trafficking

The migration route from Central America through Mexico and into the U.S. can be fraught with danger for people on the move. Some end up trafficked into exploitative situations in Mexico, coerced by false job offers that promise a more stable life. “You don’t know if you’re going to arrive alive” One teenager shared her experiences of leaving Honduras with the intention to reach the U.S. where her aunt lived. After paying a smuggler $4,000 to help her cross into the U.S., she only made it as far as Mexico where her smuggler abandoned her. She was offered a job…

Myanmar: Detainees tortured to crush opposition to coup

Beatings, gender-based violence and arbitrary arrests documented Myanmar must immediately free all those unjustly detained Profound psychological trauma experienced upon release Authorities in Myanmar’s prisons and interrogation centres routinely subject people detained for resisting the 2021 military coup to torture and other cruel or degrading treatment, Amnesty International said today in a new briefing, more than a year and a half after the power grab shattered the country’s halting transition to civilian rule. Based on 15 interviews carried out in March 2022 with former detainees, lawyers of prisoners and experts, as well as a review of over 100 news reports,…

NDN Collective Responds to Inflation Reduction Act Announcement

August 1, 2022 Rapid City — In response to the announcement of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, a bill introduced by Senate Democrats yesterday which provides $369 billion for clean energy and combating climate change, the Climate Justice team at NDN Collective released the following statement: “Although the current version of this new climate deal, if passed, would provide large investments… Source Source: Full Article: NDN Collective Responds to Inflation Reduction Act Announcement

USA: NYPD ordered to hand over documents detailing surveillance of Black Lives Matter protests following lawsuit

The New York Police Department (NYPD) has been ordered to disclose thousands of records of how the force procured and used facial recognition technology against Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters, after the New York Supreme Court ruled in favor of Amnesty International and the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.) on their joint Article 78 lawsuit. “New Yorkers demanding racial justice have a right to know the full details of NYPD’s use of facial recognition technology during the BLM protests.  Matt Mahmoudi, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights. “New Yorkers demanding racial justice have a right to know…

Settlers bulldoze shuttered Palestinian stores in Hebron’s Old City

Settlers bulldoze shuttered Palestinian stores in Hebron’s Old City For two decades, settlers have looted and burned Palestinian shops closed by the Israeli army. Now, they’re knocking them down to expand a settlement. The post Settlers bulldoze shuttered Palestinian stores in Hebron’s Old City appeared first on +972 Magazine. Source / Read More: Settlers bulldoze shuttered Palestinian stores in Hebron’s Old City

Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana increase premium for cocoa to tackle farmer poverty

Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, the global leaders in cocoa production, have raised the premium that chocolate manufacturers and trading companies pay for their cocoa. The increase is part of wider efforts to reduce farmer poverty, which in turn helps to address child labor and trafficking.   Moving out of negative numbers  Ghana has increased its premium (or origin differential) to 20 pounds per tonne from –50 pounds per tonne in July, Ghana’s cocoa regulator Cocobod announced.   Meanwhile, in Côte d’Ivoire’s Coffee and Cocoa Council (CCC) raised its origin differential to zero from -125 pounds per tonne in July.   …

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