“It’s Just Beginning”: US Futures Plunge As Global Rout Hammers Asia, Europe

It is a sea of blood red this October morning as the biggest market rout since February and the longest selloff of the Trump administration triggered a surge of global selling from the U.S. through Asia and spreading to Europe on Thursday, with markets from…

Iran: Environmentalists Languish in Jail

(Beirut) – Eight environmental activists arbitrarily detained in Iran in January and February 2018 remain in detention eight months later without clear charges, Human Rights Watch said today. Iranian authorities should either immediately release them or charge them with recognizable crimes and produce evidence to…

Dollar Suffers Biggest Weekly Drop Since February, Pushing Global Markets Higher

The dollar headed for its worst weekly loss since February following slowing inflation data out of the US and amid bets that other major central banks will start to normalize monetary policies, helping global stocks extend their lead as the MSCI All-Country World Index gained…

Anti-gun Policies Cost Lives In Florida – Full30

first published on February 25, 2018 by Matt 2.1k SHARES It has been a little more than a week since the horrific shooting in Parkland, FL and as more becomes known about what lead up to that shooting, it is proving itself to be a…

Iran’s Judiciary Threatens Executions for Economic ‘Crimes’

Expand Iran’s national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012. © 2012 Reuters Iran’s senior officials are attempting to head off a looming economic crisis – triggered by the return of US sanctions – with threats of new rights-abusing policies. Tehran’s…

Uganda: String of Burglaries of Rights Groups

Expand Ugandan human rights activists hold a press conference on February 9 to condemn the violent break-in at Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF) and call on police to investigate.  2018 HURINET   (Kampala) – The Uganda Police Force should conduct credible investigations into…

Judicial Watch: FBI Records Show Dossier Author Deemed ‘Not Suitable For Use’ as Source, Show Several FBI Payments in 2016

Documents Reveal Steele Was Admonished in February, 2016 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today the FBI turned over 70 pages of heavily redacted records about Christopher Steele, the former British spy, hired with Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds, who authored the infamous…

Guinea: Deaths, Criminality in Post-Election Violence

Expand Protesters clash with riot police during a February 6 demonstration against the results of Guinea’s February 4 local elections.  © CELLOU BINANI/AFP/Getty Images There is credible evidence that Guinea’s security forces used excessive lethal force and engaged in other unprofessional conduct during violent street…

Germany: Parliament Urges More Support for the ICC

Expand Session of the German lower house of Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, February 1, 2018. © 2018 Reuters/Axel Schmidt   (Berlin) – The German parliament adopted a cross-party resolution on June 28, 2018, urging the government to increase its active support for the International Criminal…

Myanmar: Prosecute Dismissed Officers for Atrocities

Expand Myanmar troops take part in a military exercise, February 3, 2018. © 2018 Reuters (New York) – The Myanmar government should prosecute recently removed army officers for their role in atrocities against ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 25, 2018, in a…