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UN experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US

UN experts say Charlottesville highlights rising racism in US

Three human rights experts in the United Nations have denounced the rising racism and xenophobia in the United States, citing the deadly violence at a white supremacy rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, as the latest example. In a sharply worded statement on Wednesday, the UN experts said the legacy of slavery is still clearly evident in the US and urged President …

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Trump finally declares ‘racism is evil’ after Charlottesville firestorm

Trump finally declares ‘racism is evil’ after Charlottesville firestorm

US President Donald Trump, under heavy bipartisan pressure, has finally declared that “racism is evil” and singled out white supremacists and Ku Klux Klan for a violent rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to …

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Israel’s Genocide Towards Palestinian Arabs

Israel’s Genocide Towards Palestinian Arabs

Inspired by the honesty and integrity of Ilan Pappe’s new book, Ten Myths About Israel, this writer penned a book review that has already appeared on a number of sites. However, by the subsequent intense, sometimes heated, always thought-provoking, responses these reviews have elicited, several truths soon became manifestly evident: namely, how contentious are whatever term one ever chooses to …

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Over 12,600 times of force used against UK black people: Report

Over 12,600 times of force used against UK black people

New statistics have revealed that the Metropolitan Police used force against a disproportionately large number of black people in London over the past three months. Thirty-six percent of the 12,605 people subjected to police force between April and July were black or black British, while those groups account for only about 13 percent of London’s population, according to official figures …

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Opposing Zionism not racism: Scottish court rules

Opposing Zionism not racism Scottish court rules

A pro-Palestinian organization in Scotland has clinched a landmark victory in a UK court that ruled in favor of its members, who were accused of racism for having participated in a protest against Israel three years ago. Glasgow Sherriff’s Court announced on Friday its verdict in favor of two members of the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign (SPSC), which supports Palestinian …

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Canadian parliament passes anti-Islamophobia motion

Canadian parliament passes antiIslamophobia motion

The Canadian parliament has passed a landmark anti-Islamophobia and religious discrimination motion that calls on politicians to condemn anti-Islamic behaviour and rhetoric. The vote follows months of fierce debate in Canada, including protests from both the motion’s supporters and detractors. Opponents argued the private members’ motion, which calls on the government to “condemn Islamophobia and all forms of systemic racism …

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Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia

Racism in Rotterdam: how a diverse city got infected with Islamophobia

. As the Netherlands goes to the polls for its most controversial elections in decades, few would have expected this multicultural city to be hitting the headlines because of protest and unrest – yet that is exactly what is happening “Police were beating men and women with bats,” Jessy De Abreu says. “They hit people in the face. Hair was …

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Hamas: Israeli ban on Muslim call to prayers sign of “racism”

Israeli ministers approve Adhan ban bid

Israeli ministers have made a renewed attempt to ban the Muslim call to prayer being broadcast through mosque loudspeakers, Israeli media reported Sunday. The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved a draft of the bill which will go to a preliminary vote in the Knesset, according to the Israeli Channel 7. After the law earlier met opposition from Ultra-Orthodox …

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