Tesla’s Farewell: A Poem By Tarık Günersel

Turkish poet and playwright Tarik Günersel imagines the voice of Serbian-American inventor Nikola Tesla.

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The Beautiful Love Story of Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia 

Tienchi Martin-Liao describes the tragic love story of two real-life Chinese human rights activists, separated by a cruel dictatorship, through their beautiful poetry.

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Null and Void: Kenya’s Court Verdict on Presidential Election Dispute

In unprecedented move, Kenyan Supreme Court nullifies incumbent president Uhuru Kenyatta’s victory in presidential election.

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Repressive bodies attack, send a message of fear to human rights defenders

Dina Meza writes about the police violence experienced by students at the National Autonomous University of Honduras.

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Cuerpos represivos atacan, mandan un mensaje de miedo a defensores de derechos humanos

Dina Meza escribe sobre la resistencia de estudiantes en Honduras, y la represión de defensores de derechos humanos, en su columna esta mes.

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SW Daily

  • Cartoon: Goodnight Human Rights

    On June 29, 2017, just days before the annual July 4th celebration of American independence and patriotism, the US began implementing a partial version of Donald Trump’s travel ban, restricting entry into the US from six Muslim-majority countries and from refugees without “bona fide” relationships in the US.

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  • Censored Sounds: “The Camp” by PJ Harvey and Ramy Essam

    PJ Harvey and ICORN rapper Ramy Essam’s song “The Camp” details the conditions faced by displaced Syrian children in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Proceeds from the sale of the song will be donated to the Beyond Association, a NGO which imrpoves the conditions of refugees in Lebanon, like those in Bekaa Valley.

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