Exclusive : UN says Ireland’s Abortion Laws violate Human Rights


The UN Human Rights Committee’s ground-breaking decision that Ireland’s law prohibiting and criminalizing abortion violated the human rights of a woman who had a diagnosis of fatal foetal impairment will advance women’s rights in Ireland and beyond.   The UN … Continue reading Exclusive : UN says Ireland’s Abortion Laws violate Human Rights

Saudi King Abdullah Dies of Lung Infection


  Following the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, his brother Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has now been announced King of Saudi Arabia following a statement carried on the country’s state television. Saudi Arabia is the top oil exporter and a member of the oil rich OPEC countries, the late King had a personal wealth himself of £18 billion. Saudi Arabia as a country is extremely important historically to the world’s Muslims as it’s believed to be the birthplace of Islam. However although many have been praising King Abdullah for his ‘modernisation’ within his rule, it’s still quite apparent … Continue reading Saudi King Abdullah Dies of Lung Infection

Raif Badawi Update


Despite an international outcry and calls by Amnesty International for the Saudi Arabian authorities to quash the severe sentence and punishment of 1000 lashes for a charge of blasphemy, Saudi Arabian rights activist Raif Badawi was publicly flogged on Friday it is reported. This has been confirmed by Amnesty international from an eye-witness in Jeddah and from Mr Badawi’s wife. Mr Badawi is a Saudi Arabian writer and activist and was the creator of the website “Free Saudi Liberals” This is the first of 20 such public floggings that Mr Badawi will face after his conviction for insulting Islam through … Continue reading Raif Badawi Update

Documentary Nelson Mandela The Fight For Freedom


A tribute to one of the greatest men that the 20th Century witnessed who died almost a year ago. For more information on his struggle against Apartheid and his unifying of South Africa visit http://www.nelsonmandela.org/ South Africa had it’s first democratic election in 1994, below is the story of how that struggle was eventually won after 46 years of the most oppressive apartheid ruling regime. Continue reading Documentary Nelson Mandela The Fight For Freedom

Bradley Manning labelled ‘reckless’ by Military Judge


The military judge who’ll be determining the sentence of Private Bradley Manning on Monday said  will determine how long  said his acts  were “wanton and reckless.” Bradley Manning will be sentenced over what has been called the biggest breach of classified data in the US history on Monday Judge Colonel Denise Lind last month found Manning, 25, guilty of 20 criminal counts which include  include charges of  espionage and theft of military property when he handed over 700,000 secret US documents to WikiLeaks.  He was caught when he confided to Adrian Lamo a computer hacker whom he’d built a online … Continue reading Bradley Manning labelled ‘reckless’ by Military Judge