Germany Returns Two 3,000-Year-Old Olmec Busts to Mexico | News | teleSUR English: According to Mexican authorities, the busts were illegally extracted from the El Manati Olmec archeological site, in the east coast state of Veracruz in the 1980s, and were then bought by Costa Rican art collector Leonardo Patterson in the black market, who exhibited them among his collection in Spain in 1997.
The exhibit sparked an investigation as many experts thought some of the pieces were fake while others suspected they had been illegally acquired.
Spanish authorities found out that in fact many of Patteron's pieces had been illegally extracted from their place of origin and sold in the international black market. They offered to return them to their rightful owners, but Patterson moved them to a storage in Munich in 2008.
Firefighters' union backs walk out from Spycops inquiry | Fire Brigades Union: Matt Wrack, FBU general secretary, and one of the trade unionists who was spied upon, said: “We know that the police spied on the FBU and its representatives over many decades. But since we presented our evidence we have not been given a single document, heard one testimony or had anything else from the inquiry to account for this behaviour.
“If the police can hide their identities, we will not know what they did, or when, to whom or the full extent of their spying. Police officers engaged in terrible acts and the victims deserve justice. But we have been ignored for too long.
Webinar Registration - Zoom: Palestine as a Queer Struggle
“You cannot have queer liberation while apartheid, patriarchy, capitalism and other oppressions exist. It’s important to target the connections of these oppressive forces.” - Ghaith Hilal, AlQaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society.
One cannot be an advocate for queer and trans people in the US while supporting Israel’s daily aggression against queer and trans Palestinians, whose oppression is compounded by multiple marginalized identities. When we look at the world through an intersectional lens, it becomes clear that Palestine is a queer struggle. Falastine Dwikat, a queer feminist, community organizer, BDS advocate and anti-pinkwashing activist; Izzy Mustafa, a Brooklyn-based Palestinian transgender man who grew up in the Diaspora; and Nada Elia, Diaspora Palestinian scholar and activist will speak on this powerful webinar about the intersecting struggles against heteropatriarchy and Zionism. Join us!
Mar 28, 2018 3:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Huelga de hambre Machi Celestino: Desalojan intendencia de la Araucan�a y 8 mujeres fueron detenidas | Mapuexpress // Hunger strike Machi Celestino: Disbanded from the Araucanía city hall and 8 women were arrested
Huelga de hambre Machi Celestino: Desalojan intendencia de la Araucanía y 8 mujeres fueron detenidas | Mapuexpress - Se ha señalado que fueron 8 las detenidas por Fuerzas Especiales de Carabineros, quienes fueron trasladadas a constatar lesiones al servicio de urgencia del Consultorio Miraflores para luego ser derivadas a la Comisaría de Carabineros para controles de identidad y a la espera de procedimientos de Fiscalía por eventuales cargos.
El Machi Celestino Córdova fue condenado a 18 años de cárcel en el denominado caso “Luchsinger Mackay” y se encuentra en huelga de hambre desde el 13 de enero del 2018, siendo su petición principal el poder acudir por 48 horas a su rewe en su comunidad por un fin religioso – espiritual, existiendo una negación a este derecho por parte de funcionarios estatales.
Why Menstrual Hygiene is an Urgent Human Rights Issue | Human Rights Watch: Decisions about how refugee camps, detention centers, schools, and workplaces operate all affect how periods are dealt with. With too little support to handle their periods, women and girls are forced to stay home from school or miss work, while others are banished by their families and subjected to humiliating treatment in their communities. Many lack even the most basic thing a woman who is menstruating needs: access to a safe toilet with clean water where she can manage her period with dignity and privacy.
People who work in development and for aid groups may understand these concerns, but still feel they lack the proper tools to address them. In time for World Water Day, Human Rights Watch and WASHUnited have released a French version of 2017 practitioners guide, which helps aid workers, development professionals, and anyone who works with women and girls to address menstrual hygiene using a human rights framework.