Open call: Join Week of Mobilization to Stop Corporate Crimes and Impunity at the UNHRC

b_350_0_16777215_00_images_semainegeneveen.jpg(Switzerland, Geneva) In June 2014, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) will discuss the adoption of a resolution to establish a legally binding instrument to enforce binding rules regarding human rights and Transnational Corporations (TNCs). As a result of ongoing violations of human rights by TNCs such as the 2013 Rana Plaza disaster in Bangladesh that killed 1,132 factory (mostly female) workers, the 2012 Marikana massacre of 34 miners in South Africa, the ongoing destruction caused by Shell in Nigeria’s Ogoniland and by Chevron in the Ecuadorean Amazon as well as the human rights violations linked to the Cerrejon Coal mine in Colombia – along with countless others – the need for radical action to control the devastating violations by TNCs has never been more urgent.

In order to push the UNHRC to adopt this type of binding Treaty, a coalition of social movements, networks and civil society organizations is organizing a full week of mobilization. Download call here

Agricultural and fishermen committees support Palestinian prisoners’ hunger strike

b_350_0_16777215_00_images_2014-06-11-palestinedemo.jpg(Palestine, Ramallah, May 2014) – Members of the agricultural committees and fishermen committees that were established by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) participated in solidarity stands and demonstrations supporting the Palestinian prisoners undergoing the hunger strike against the Israeli administrative detention, noting that the administrative and financial director of UAWC Abd Al-Razaq Farraj is currently under the Israeli administrative detention. Download article here

UAWC Launches a Solidarity Campaign

Under the Slogan “Protecting Our Land and Supporting Our Farmers”

b_350_0_16777215_00_images_2014-06-11-palestinelandprotection.jpg(Palestine, Ramallah- May 2, 2014) The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) launched a solidarity campaign with the farmers in the West Bank under the slogan “Protecting Our Land and Supporting Our Farmers” that aims to strengthen the voluntary work values in Palestine and support the farmers resilience on their land and support the farmers’ rights within the project “Defending Our Rights” that is funded from the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). Download article here


UAWC: Urgent appeal

UAWC calls upon the international community to interfere to save the lives of the Palestinian administrative detainees

Administrative detainees have been on an open hunger strike in the Israeli prison since 24 April 2014, calling for ending administrative detention against them. Dozens of prisoners joined the strike in solidarity with the administrative detainees. The Israeli prison authorities refuse to listen to the detainees' demands and imposed retributive measures against them, including transferring them to solitary confinement, depriving them of necessary health care in addition to beating them. Download the appeal here



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