Michael Møller : The Relay Race for Human Rights

Human rights defenders are gladiators, some are also marathon runners, working tirelessly on their long run to expose human rights violations to the international community. But this work is not just a battle or a long run. Read more: Religious Minorities , Indigenous Rights , Gay Rights , Human Rights , Basic Rights , Ohchr , Impact News

The Malinowski Affair

Bahrain has ordered a top US diplomat visiting the island to leave the country after he met leaders of the main Shia opposition party. The government said that the US assistant secretary for human rights, Tom Malinowski, was “unwelcome” and he should end his official three-day visit to Bahrain “due to his interference in its internal affairs”. Sheikh Ali Salman and Khalil al-Marzouq, the leaders of the al-Wifaq opposition party, were summoned to meet the public prosecutor for interrogation today about what they discussed with Mr Malinowski

WikiLeaks: Bringing the First Amendment to the World

Since 2011, from the Arab Spring and Spanish Revolution to Occupy, waves of global uprisings have been erupting as never before. The crisis of representation helped spawn decentralized movements as a manifestation of people’s aspiration to take the reins of their own destinies. For many, the presumption of legitimacy of their governments has been crumbling

PHOTOS: Hong Kong Government Arrests Hundreds Of Democracy Protesters, Warns ‘Violence Is Imminent’

Tens of thousands of Hong Kong residents march on a downtown street CREDIT: AP Photo/Kin Cheung Police in Hong Kong early Wednesday morning arrested more than 500 protesters after the city’s annual protest to encourage more democracy in the territory. This year’s march has been fueled by Beijing’s insistence that it has the final say in the future of the territory and has prompted local officials to warn that violence could be imminent. Earlier this week, voting concluded after a ten-day unofficial referendum on whether the capitalist enclave in China should have a direct say in just who runs the territory.

WRECKING BALL by Bruce Springsteen (The wrecking of Tent City)

It’s over…but they didn’t go down without a fight. All those years of conflict about what to do with these homeless people…looking back, I realize that this Tent City battle was never…

Very strong and deadly earthquake M6.9 hit border region of Mexico and Guatemala

A very strong and deadly earthquake measuring M6.9 (downgraded from M7.1 (USGS)) on the Richter scale hit border region of Mexico and Guatemala on July 7, 2014, at 11:23 UTC (06:23 local time). USGS is reporting depth of 60 km (37.3 miles). EMSC is reporting M7.0 at depth of 90 km (preliminary data).SSN Mexico has reported M6.9 at a depth of 60 km.Epicenter was located 2 km (1 miles) NNE of Puerto Madero, Mexico, 22 km (14 miles) SW of Tapachula, Mexico, 29 km (18 miles) NW of Suchiate, Mexico, 29 km (18 miles) WNW of Ciudad Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and 204 km (127 miles) W of Guatemala City, GuatemalaThere are 2 837 297 people living within 100 km radius.There are 3 confirmed deaths so far in Guatemala, and one death in Mexico

NASA’s RapidScat to unveil hidden cycles of sea winds

Ocean waves, the hot sun, sea breezes — the right combination makes a great day at the beach. A different combination makes a killer hurricane. The complex interactions of the ocean and the air above it that can create such different outcomes are not yet fully known

Podcast: What Design Can Do for Investigative Journalism

by Minhee Cho Shortly after ProPublica hired David Sleight as our first design director in April, some readers couldn’t help but wonder: What exactly does a design director at ProPublica do? Sleight joined assistant managing editor Scott Klein in our Storage Closet Studio to give us more insight into his vision for ProPublica, particularly how smart design can expand the reach of our investigations and ultimately help ProPublica better achieve its mission of having impact. It all comes down to user-centered design, Sleight says, which “actually goes beyond the aesthetics, even the design a little bit, to the practice of the organization and asking yourself continually are we doing stuff that people are getting anything out of, do they need to get something out of it and what do we need to do to get it to them.” The way Sleight sees it, news has been treated like a search bar when it should be, in some ways, more like a billboard — putting pertinent information in front of the reader, not hoping that they just discover it on their own: “Every article doesn’t need to be presented the same way, or written the same way or in the same format

Nobel Laureates Slam HRW’s Ken Roth for Refusal to Close Revolving Door with US Gov.
Nobel Laureates Slam HRW’s Ken Roth for Refusal to Close Revolving Door with US Gov. Nobel Laureates Slam HRW’s Ken Roth for Refusal to Close Revolving Door with US Gov.

Abby Martin speaks with Keane Bhatt, activist and signatory on a second open letter to Human Rights Watch condemning the organization for its revolving door relationship with the US government. LIKE Breaking the Set @ FOLLOW Abby Martin @

Leaked documents confirm what expected: how the financial sector is using TTIP t…

Leaked documents confirm what expected: how the financial sector is using TTIP to weaken financial regulation. Join the action on the 12th of July to oppose this terrifying deal. #NoTTIP