Congress, Amartya Sen, and the Saudi-Imposed Famine in Yemen 26 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - United States, Saudi Arabia, Yemen
By Robert Naiman, Policy Director, Just Foreign Policy
The development economist Amartya Sen famously asserted that famines do not occur in democracies. ‘’No famine has ever taken place in the history of the world in a functioning democracy,’’ he wrote, because democratic governments ‘’have to win elections and face public criticism, and have strong incentive to undertake measures to avert famines and other catastrophes.’’
Judicial Commission of Inquiry Into Human Trafficking and Child Sex Abuse 23 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, International
Two years have passed since the Inauguration and Ceremonial Seating of the International Tribunal for Natural Justice on 15th June 2015 at Westminster Hall in London. The event marked the momentous occasion of the 800th anniversary of the signing of the western world’s most ancient and cherished legal treasure, the Magna Carta.
Masked men with machetes and knives attack four media outlets 19 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Journalism, Gabon
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) deplores the simultaneous attacks that masked men armed with machetes and knives launched against four radio and TV stations in Gabon’s capital, Libreville, on 16 June in an attempt to get them to broadcast a threatening video message by a former presidential candidate.
Ireland elected to Government Body of International Labour Organisation 15 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - International, Ireland
Ireland has been elected to the Government Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) as a full member in Geneva for a three year term. It is the first time Ireland has been a full member of the Governing Body of the ILO since joining the Organisation in 1923.
Corbynize This Trumped Up World 02 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Opinion
By David Swanson Making Jeremy Corbyn the Prime Minister of the U.K. would do more for the world and everyone in it than either of the two available outcomes of any recent U.S. election could have done. Here in the U.S. I always protest that I am not against elections, I think we should have one some day. Well, now we have one - only it's across the pond.
Irish police phone tapping undermines citizens' rights 01 Jun 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, Ireland
by Zarja Protner, EDRi intern
An Garda Síochána, the Irish police force has fallen, yet again, under public scrutiny for privacy violations of innocent citizens. An investigation by the Irish Independent newspaper has found that members of the public had their phones tapped without proper justification.
Certification of Inventions Act 2017 comes into force and extends to SMEs 29 May 2017; posted by the editor - Business, Technology, Ireland
An Act for a certification scheme aimed at inventions developed by SMEs has now come into operation within the Knowledge Development Box initiative announced in the Finance Act, 2015, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Mary Mitchell O'Connor announced last week.
Ireland's first satellite to be launched 26 May 2017; posted by the editor - Science, Ireland
The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the selection of the EIRSAT-1 satellite, led by University College Dublin and Queen's University Belfast, in partnership with five Irish companies to develop, launch and operate a Cubesat to be launched from the International Space Station. This will be Ireland's first ever satellite and is being developed under the ESA Education Office "Fly Your Satellite" ! 2017 Programme.
Police ordered to disclose evidence in undercover cop relationship case 25 May 2017; posted by the editor - United Kingdom
A Judge has this week ordered Police that they must disclose evidence in the legal case over undercover police officer Marco Jacob's abusive sexual relationships that happened while he deployed in Cardiff. This comes in the face of the Police consistently trying to avoid disclosing evidence around this case.
'Jessica' makes courageous statement about Andy Coles' undercover cop relationship 13 May 2017; posted by the editor - Human Rights, United Kingdom
Today, there have been shocking revelations (1) about Andy Coles (deputy Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire, and Tory councillor for Cambridge (2) being an undercover officer known as 'Andy "Van" Davey'.