(Washington, DC) – A federal appeals court heard oral argument on December 8, 2016, in Richmond, Virginia, in the case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a broad group of organizations challenging the National Security Agency’s mass interception and searching of Americans’ international internet communications. Expand A man is silhoue […]
(New York, December 9, 2016) – Tomorrow the world celebrates Human Rights Day, marking the adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. On Saturday night, New York City’s iconic Empire State Building and Toronto’s majestic CN Tower will shine bright blue to honor Human Rights Day and the Human Rights Watch mission to promote rights and just […]
For the past four years, the Kremlin has sought to stigmatize criticism or alternative views of government policy as disloyal, foreign-sponsored, or even traitorous. It is part of a sweeping crackdown to silence critical voices that has included new legal restrictions on the internet, on freedom of expression, on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and tra […]
(Kinshasa) – The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today. Expand Pro-democracy youth activists at a protest […]
‘Erased from Space and Consciousness’ is the product of years of meticulous research to raise awareness of the hundreds of villages Israel destroyed during and following the 1948 war. But is awareness enough to remedy the injustices of the past? By Tom Pessah Kadman, Noga: Erased From Space and Consciousness – Israel and the Depopulated Palestinian […] […]
Nice/Munich terror suspect Einat Wilf linked to false-flag-loving WINEP They aren’t even trying to hide it any more By Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor What kind of a world are we living in when false flag terrorists, drunk on chutzpah, don’t even bother to wipe their fingerprints off the murder weapons…and openly brag about their love of false […] […]
After the deadly attacks on Paris, many simply want to know: What is ISIS? And, what does ISIS want? As the deadly attacks in Paris made horrifically clear, the “Islamic” State group (ISIS) is determined to establish itself as the dominant jihadist movement capable of operating far beyond the limits of its self-declared “caliphate.” (ISIS […]
Humanitarianism is an informal ideology of practice, whereby people practice humane treatment and provide assistance to others; it is the doctrine that people's duty is to promote human welfare.
Humanitarianism is based on a view that all human beings deserve respect and dignity and should be treated as such. Therefore, humanitarians work towards advancing the well-being of humanity as a whole. It is the antithesis of the "us vs. them" mentality that characterizes tribalism and ethnic nationalism. Humanitarians abhor slavery, violation of basic and human rights, and discrimination on the basis of features such as colour of skin, religion, ancestry, place of birth, etc. Humanitarianism drives people to save lives, alleviate suffering and promote human dignity in the middle of man-made or natural disasters. Humanitarianism is embraced by movements and people across the political spectrum. The informal ideology can be summed up by a quote from Albert Schweitzer: "Humanitarianism consists in never sacrificing a human being to a purpose."