Footer Pages

Archive | Human Rights

Human rights news

Israeli Jews Being Themselves

Perhaps the title is not entirely accurate. Perhaps it should be Israeli Jews at Their Best, in view of the fact that the IDF soldiers carrying out this home invasion at 3:30 AM, aware of being filmed, were on their best behavior. The youtube comment under the video says, “Masked soldiers enter Palestinian homes in […]

Continue Reading 0

Rachel Corrie’s Murder Justified by Israel’s Supreme Court

Rachel Corrie’s Family Loses Wrongful Death Appeal in Israel’s Supreme Court Israel’s supreme court has rejected the appeal by the family of Rachel Corrie – the US activist who was crushed to death by a military bulldozer in Gaza 12 years ago – which had sought to hold Israel liable for her death. The ruling, […]

Continue Reading 3

Tibet and the global economy: is today’s China poisoning the West?

Dharamshala — The democratic ideals of freedom and liberty that the world enjoy today were won through a decades-long struggle. However, despite the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and human rights, a popular future slogan may arise among the Western world who fought for these principles: “Today’s […]

Continue Reading 5

After long freedom struggle, Tibetans still seeking justice for Tibet

Dharamshala: – Over 1.2 million Tibetans died between 1949 and 1979. China still claims that what occurred during this period was the “peaceful liberation” of Tibet. But the whole world must know that there are so many unanswered questions about how these mass murders occurred and who is really responsible. Tibet known as the ‘roof […]

Continue Reading 2

Obama calls Dalai Lama a good friend and inspiration

Dharamshala: – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday called the spiritual leader of Tibet “a good friend, His Holiness the Dalai Lama” and an inspiration for freedom and compassion, despite strong objections from Chinese government authorities. The two leaders exchanged greetings but did not meet directly, according to media reports. As the event commenced, President […]

Continue Reading 2

China, Tibet and Xinjiang: Political repression at a high mark: HRW 2015 report

Dharamshala: – “China remains an authoritarian state, one that systematically curbs fundamental rights, including freedom of expression, association, assembly, and religion, when their exercise is perceived to threaten one-party rule,” Human Rights Watch (HRW)said in its World Report 2015. Under president Xi Jinping, China has unleashed the harshest campaign of politically motivated investigations, detentions, and […]

Continue Reading 0

Chinese colonisation: How many will China transfer to Tibet?

Dharamshala: – There was further disappointment for Tibetans and supporters across the world at the beginning of 2015 to see China’s announcement of planning to increase the Han-Chinese population into Tibet by 30 percent by 2020 — a total of approximately 280,000 new arrivals, strengthening China’s rule of terror and worsening the cultural genocide. The […]

Continue Reading 13

Palestine is evocative

Palestine Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Evocative Palestine. Just to think of Palestine is evocative. From the lush orange orchards to the laden olive groves, many examples could be provided to confirm the fact that prior to the creation of Israel,  Palestinian society thrived in all areas of human endeavour.  The splendour of Jaffa was […]

Continue Reading 0

Watch your language!

(even when speaking the undeniable truth) Poor Tim Willcox, now terrorised for doing a professional job at the Paris anti-terror march. In a live TV report the BBC’s Willcox was interviewing people in the crowd and talking to a Jewish woman about her fears of persecution. She said: “The situation is going back to the […]

Continue Reading 0

The Israeli Connection

The Israeli Connection Clive Hambidge and Soraya Boyd Supremacists in arms When one thinks of Israel today, one immediately thinks of a chain of inseparable  words:  impunity, immunity and deception; a bleak tableau which gives rise to an acrid blue sky laden with ideological chemtrails. No matter the attempt to quiet a synaptic leap across […]

Continue Reading 0

China should use a humane wisdom in its policies to Tibet

Dharamshala: –China’s Communist regime is a powerful one with every kind of modern weaponry—except one to counter the Tibetans who are leading a peaceful and non-violent freedom struggle, including self-immolations, in protest against the present repressive policies of the regime towards the Tibetan people. There is no weapon that can stop the non-violent freedom struggle […]

Continue Reading 3

Where to now: Iraq today?

Where to now: Iraq Today? Clive Hambidge & Soraya Boyd “I thought Nick Clegg’s reaction was very disappointing. His reaction should not be of ‘openness’ to a judicial enquiry. He should be actively pushing for a judicial enquiry. The Government came to power four years ago. He’s had ample opportunity to uncover, as Deputy Prime […]

Continue Reading 0

A new book on Tibet, “Voice of An Exiled Tibetan” released

Dharamshala: – On 10 December Yeshe Choesang, editor-in-chief of the Tibet Post International (TPI), released his book “Voice of An Exiled Tibetan” at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Dalai Lama’s receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize and the 66th International Human Rights Day. The book is primarily a compilation of articles related to the […]

Continue Reading 0

Everyday is Human Rights Day: A new hope for Tibetans in Tibet?

Dharamshala: – International Human Rights Day passed few days ago with a very meaningful message of the United Nations for the whole world, whole year, and specially for those who never had the opportunity to enjoy the real human rights. This year’s official slogan is “Human Rights 365,” which underscores the ne w idea with […]

Continue Reading 2

On Torture: The American Malaise

Clive Hambidge A definition “Torture” means an act committed by a person acting under the color of law specifically intended to inflict severe physical or mental pain or suffering (other than pain or suffering incidental to lawful sanctions) upon another person within his custody or physical control …” (Wikipedia) BBC London: “Former US President George […]

Continue Reading 0

A popular singer in Tibet jailed for four years for political songs

Dharamshala: – A popular Tibetan singer convicted and sentenced by the Intermediate People’s Court in Chengdu City in Sichuan Province, over his songs calling for unity among Tibetans and speak their language. ‘Kalsang Yarphel is 39 years old and was sentenced to four years in prison after taking part in concerts encouraging Tibetans speak their […]

Continue Reading 0

A long struggle for freedom of Tibet: We must remember the martyrs

Dharamshala: – The military-dominated regime of China has, for decades, occupied and oppressed Tibet and its people. Major cities and counties of Tibet, eastern to central have become more like Tibetan prisons. China’s iron-fist policy is a virtual fortress; our brothers and sisters face gross violations of human rights as a continuing fixture of the […]

Continue Reading 0

The Dirty Dozen MPs who want to prolong the Palestinians’ misery…

The Dirty Dozen MPs who want to prolong the Palestinians’ misery… Where is their ‘common humanity’? In the local newspaper where I used to live somebody wrote in demanding to know why local MP Jonathan Djanogly was one of the 12 who voted to deny Palestinians their statehood and right to self-determination in the recent […]

Continue Reading 1

Protecting the Children of Gaza

Clive Hambidge Military Power, according to Gianfranco Poggi’s Forms of Power explains with his usual clarity that he found it “difficult to define political power otherwise than with reference to organized violence; it is the command over this resource that allows one group, for example to ‘run things’ over a given territory.” He goes on, […]

Continue Reading 0

New Horizon Conference: Meeting of minds in Tehran

The 2nd conference “New Horizon: the International Conference of Independent Thinkers” was held in Tehran, September 29–October 1 2014, including over 30 journalists, writers and academics from around the world presenting papers and arguing issues of world geopolitics, with a focus on the Middle East. I represented Canada, along with University of Lethbridge Globalization Studies […]

Continue Reading 2