We are pleased to announce the launch of the Open and Collaborative Science in Development Network (OCSDNet) and the public Call for Concept Notes on case studies that explore the linkages between Open Science and development initiatives.

We the citizens of the world demand that Benjamin Netanyahu as person and Israel as the apartheid state is put on trial along with all the evidences that prove it to be a country responsible for terrible war crimes against humanity and people of Palestine in general.

We are planning a pre-assembly print publication (and also to publish the pieces on our Tumblr site). The purpose is for people to be able to get a better sense of some ideas (experiences) questions around the various themes (and project pitches?) that this assembly is about

We are looking for pieces (suggested ~300 words, could also be shorter, or up to a maximum of 350 words)

Each piece should deal with issues to do with one or more of the five themes (listed below), or if there is a particular project or issue to organize around that you’d like to lead a break-out group on, we would like a piece describing that.

 
On 6 August, the Special Chamber of the Criminal Court in Tora Prison ordered, without motive, the continued detention of prominent Egyptian human rights activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, who was held in a glass cage for the duration of the hearing.

Syndicate content

Amnesty International has on World Water Day urged the Israeli authorities to end discriminatory practices against Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories that violate their right to adequate water supplies.

Many of the Palestinians living in the West Bank and featured in the October 2009 Amnesty International report Troubled Waters – Palestinians Denied Fair Access to Water – face continuing serious Israeli obstacles to accessing water.

"Almost six months after our report, the Israeli government still maintains control over water resources in Occupied Palestinian Territories. Palestinians are allowed only a fraction of the almost unlimited supplies provided to illegal Israeli settlements," said Malcolm Smart, Director of Amnesty International's Middle East Programme.

Paris-Geneva-Copenhagen, March 17, 2010. The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders and the Euro-Mediterranean Network for Human Rights (EMHRN) denounce the continued harassment faced by Syrian human rights defenders and prisoners of conscience.

On March 10, 2010, the first public hearing of the trial of human rights lawyer Mr. Muhannad Al-Hassani, President of the Syrian Organisation for Human Rights “Sawassyah”, Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) as well as one of the four nominees for the Martin Ennals Award 2010, was held before the Second Chamber of the Damascus Criminal Court in the presence of numerous human rights activists and lawyers, foreign embassies representatives, and international observers, notably Mr. Abdessatar Benmoussa, former President of the Tunis Bar Association mandated by the ICJ, the Observatory and the EMHRN to attend the hearing.

African Al Qaeda Should Stop Targeting Civilian

Algeria Summit States Should Urge End to Murders, Kidnappings

(Dakar) - Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) has in recent months stepped up targeting tourists and aid workers for murder and kidnapping in Mali, Niger, and Mauritania, Human Rights Watch said today. AQIM should immediately and unconditionally free hostages in its custody and end attacks on civilians, Human Rights Watch said.

The organization also called on foreign ministers from Algeria, Burkina Faso, Chad, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger, meeting today in Algeria, to categorically denounce AQIM's attacks against civilians, as well as a threat by AQIM made in a March 11 statement to Spanish Daily El Pais, which underscored the group's willingness to attack civilians. The threat suggested Spain would be "paid in kind" in "a war that does not distinguish between civilians and militants."

Under these slogans the 25th of January revolution erupted. The revolution,...

Egypt is a corner stone in the US plan of control of the Planet. Washington will not tolerate...

The issues of the Dakar World Social Forum are organised around three main matters: the global...

The following is a presentation given by Mireille Fanon Mendes France at the World Education...

The dire threat of Iran is widely recognized to be the most serious foreign policy crisis facing...

CURRENT PROGRAMS

World SOCIAL FORUM

Newsletter

Partners

FMAS
Al Shehab Foundation for Comprehensive Development (Egypt)
DSC (Egypt)
Teacher Creativity Center (Palestine)
Oxfam Novib (Pays-Bas)
Alternatives International
New Women Foundation (Egypt)
Popular Art Center (Palestine)
Alternative Initiative Network (Liban)
Ecumenical Popular Education Program (Liban)