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  • Friends of the Earth and Environmental Rights Action join unions in calling for Nigeria to enshrine water as a Human Right

    17 January 2018

    The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has written President Muhammed Buhari on the need to enshrine water as a human right in the Nigerian Constitution.

  • WHO Watch preparatory workshop

    17 January 2018

    The preparatory workshop for the January 2018 WHO Watch commenced on Tuesday 16 January, at the PSI Head Office in Geneva. Fourteen young health activists and academics from across the world are participating in the 4-day workshop, which will equip them to observe and make interventions at the 142nd session of the World Health Organization Executive Board on 22-27 January.

  • Trump's war against immigrants from poor countries (and against human rights)

    16 January 2018

    In only three days, from January 8 to 11, the president of the United States eliminated the Temporary Protected Status for Salvadoran immigrants and said that El Salvador, Haiti and African nations are "shithole countries". His words were rejected by many people around the world. The president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) issued two strong statements.

  • Free trade or women's rights?

    12 January 2018

    After 30 years of neoliberal globalization, it has been increasingly acknowledged that austerity, privatization, deregulation of finance, markets and corporations, and trade and investment liberalization have had a devastating and discriminatory impact on women and have driven inequality. Recent large multilateral agreements, designed primarily to enable the unhindered flow of global capital, are significant barriers to the realization of the human rights of women.

  • TOGO: Health Workers On Sit-Down Strike To Mount Pressure on Government to Improve Health Provisions

    08 January 2018

    A sit-down strike action by doctors and hospital practitioners of health centers and public hospitals in Togo has come into force to press home demands for the government to improve living and working conditions in the health sector.

  • The protests in Iran and the role of the International Monetary Fund

    05 January 2018

    Several media have identified declining living standards as the root cause of the protests, including the impact of new budget measures that are supposed to go into effect in March. However, few media reports have pointed out that the IMF has urged the country to adopt and implement some of the most unpopular measures.

  • AFSCME: tax bill showers billions in tax cuts on private corporations

    22 December 2017

    The stealth provision added to the tax bill most especially benefits real-estate investors such as the president, according to Forbes, which estimates that Trump could see tax cut of as much as $11 million for a single year.