Archive for February 9th, 2020

09/02/2020

The Darkest Decade for Indian Democracy

Human Wrongs Watch

By L.K. Sharma*

Since taking power Narendra Modi has dismantled the nation’s secular traditions, but there are signs Indians have had enough.

Women hold a sit-in protest against a contentious citizenship law in New Delhi on 20 January 2020.
Women hold a sit-in protest against a contentious citizenship law in New Delhi on 20 January 2020. | PA Images.

4 February 2020 (openDemocracy)* — On 26 January, India marked the 71st anniversary of its constitution. This year, however, the customary Republic Day celebrations were overshadowed by uncustomary protests.

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09/02/2020

Thunberg: ‘Indigenous Peoples Lead the Fight Against Crisis’

Meanwhile, Brazil’s Bolsonaro facilitates business activities in the Indigenous Peoples’ Amazonian lands.
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Greta Thunberg (C) at a climate strike with Sami children in Jokkmokk, Sweden, Feb. 07 2020.Greta Thunberg (C) at a climate strike with Sami children in Jokkmokk, Sweden, Feb. 07 2020. | Photo: EFE (Photoposted here from teleSUR’s article).

7 February 2020 (teleSUR)* – The Fridays For Future (FFF) movement activist Greta Thunberg praised the role of Indigenous peoples in the fight against global climate change during a demonstration in Jokkmokk, Sweden, on Friday [7 February 2020].
09/02/2020

Urgent Action Needed to Tackle Poverty and Inequalities Facing Indigenous Peoples

Human Wrongs Watch

Thirty years after the adoption of the only international Convention on the rights of indigenous peoples, a new ILO report finds they are still more likely to be poor and face particular hardships in the world of work.

© John Isaac / UN Photo

GENEVA, 3 February 2020 (ILO)* – The International Labour Organization (ILO) says there is an urgent need to tackle the high level of poverty and inequalities facing indigenous peoples.

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