Both organizations [Human Rights Watch and Amnesty international] accuse the police of failing to take action against racist violence. “Never anyone is arrested,” said Cossé. “Victims are even discouraged to complain about racist violence to the police. It is said that the perpetrators can not be found. Or people should pay to report these crimes. Even people with a valid residence permit can be deterred by threatening them with expulsion.”
A woman who on behalf of the [Golden Dawn nazi] party participated in the elections in September last year was involved in an attack on an immigrant. Her trial has been postponed six times.”
Racist murder in Greece reflects rising neo-Nazi influence: here.
Greece’s government of cuts rounds up 8,000 migrants: here.
UK Border Agency officials at an immigration removal centre in Kent have been slammed for dismissing claims of torture by detainees: here.
We’re Still Arming the King of Bahrain? There Oughta Be a Law! Robert Naiman, Truthout in the USA: “The Arms Sale Responsibility Act would prohibit US arms sales to a government unless the president certifies that the government is not engaging in gross violations of internationally recognized human rights, including the use of excessive force against unarmed protesters; systematic official discrimination on the basis of race, religion or ethnicity; or blocking the free functioning of human rights organizations”: here.
Bahrain uprising: Police fire tear gas, rubber bullets on protesters (PHOTOS): here.
Prominent Bahraini human rights activist Said Yousif arrested: here.
This video from the USA is called North Carolina Paid Sick Days Campaign Press Conference.
Campaign for Paid Sick Days in New York Aims to Support Working Women. Yana Kunichoff, Truthout in the USA: “The lack of paid sick days affects all working people who are forced to ignore sore throats and runny noses for fear of being fired, but it disproportionately affects women. Concentrated in industries like caregiving and food service, and most likely to have to stay home if a child is ill, women also risk the most economically when forced to take an unplanned and unpaid sick day”: here.
Ladydrawers | Adventure-Style Living: How Gender Affects the Money Comics Creators Make. Anne Elizabeth Moore, Nicole Boyett and Alex Dahm, Truthout in the USA: “Last month, we presented some cold, hard facts about gender inequity in comics, and here’s the deal: women, trans folk and non-binary gender creators make up 46 percent of the industry – but only get about 10 percent of the slots available for publishing work. If you’re lucky enough to get that work published, the money adds up fast! But if it doesn’t: you might be in for a dangerous trek”: here.