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The amount of apps for mobile phones is incredible – the last batch of statistics in 2012 showed that over 700 apps were being released across all phone platforms every day. 262 more words

Torture

Guerrero: 14 organizations march in favor of release of CECOP's Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz

On 13 July, to mark the eleventh anniversary of the founding of the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP), members of this group and at least 14 other social organizations from Guerrero held a march on the Acapulco-Pinotepa national highway to demand the release of the CECOP spokesperson, Marco Antonio Suástegui Muñoz, who has been incarcerated since mid-June.   254 more words

Human Rights

International: Annulment of planned cancellation of temporary residence of volunteers with PBI Guatemala

On 10 July was nullified the planned cancellation of the temporary residence of two volunteers with the Guatemala chapter of Peace Brigades International (PBI), as the organization previously had been informed on 2 July.   196 more words

Human Rights

Chiapas: 13 days of fastng and praying by Alejandro Díaz Santis to demand his release

Image (@CGT Chiapas)

On 3 July, Alejandro Díaz Santis, a prisoner in solidarity with “La Voz del Amate” and an adherent to the EZLN’s Sixth Declaration who is being held in Cereso no. 195 more words

Human Rights

Guerrero: Indigenous community requests that the SCJN review the Mining Law

Press conference at the Prodh Center
Photo (@Alina Vallejo, Sididh)

On 29 June in Mexico City, representatives of the Me’phaa indigenous community of San Miguel del Progreso-Júba Wajiín (Malinaltepec municipality), organized a press conference together with the Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights at which they requested that the Supreme Court for Justice in the Nation (SCJN) … 344 more words

Human Rights

[Event] Human Rights Advocates Say “Never Again to Martial Law!Never Again to the Marcoses!” -TFDP

Human Rights Advocates Say “Never Again to Martial Law!Never Again to the Marcoses!”

Human rights advocates led by the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP) vow to never let martial law happen in the country again. 586 more words

Human Rights

23 Reasons to Protest

Our tuk-tuk slows to a halt on Charles de Gaulle Boulevard.  Five of us, who have been piled on the sweaty pleather seats for the last twenty minutes, jump out of the vehicle and take in the surroundings.  749 more words

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