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2022-12-27: News Headlines

Human Rights Watch (2022-12-27). Iran: 'Bloody Friday' Crackdown This Year's Deadliest. juancole.com Human Rights Watch ) &#1 ; (Beirut) &#1 ; Iranian security forces using unlawful lethal force, killed and wounded several dozen protesters in Zahedan on September 30, 2022, killing the most people during the protests on a day being called "Bloody Friday," Human Rights Watch said today. The newly established United Nations fact-finding mission on Iran should …

Ben Norton (2022-12-27). UN Experts: US Sanctions Violate Iranians' Human Rights. globalresearch.ca

Staff (2022-12-27). Informan sobre hallazgo de embarcación abandonada en Cayo Guillermo. cubadebate.cu Las personas naturales o jurídicas con derechos sobre el bien hallado, interesadas en ejercerlos, deberán acudir a la Capitanía de Júcaro, ubicada en Cayo Coco, municipio Morón, provincia Ciego de àÅvila, en un término que no exceda los 30 días naturales, contados a partir de la publicación de esta nota.

| AFP | (2022-12-27). 'Proud and strong': Afghan girl stages solo protest against Taliban university ban. tribune.com.pk An 18-year-old Afghan student endured Taliban taunts and insults at the weekend as she staged a solo protest against the ban on women attending university. | "For the first time in my life, I felt so proud, strong, and powerful because I was standing against them and demanding a right that God has given us," Marwa told AFP, asking not to be further identified. | Women-led protest have become increasingly rare in Afghanistan since the Taliban's return — particularly after the detention of core activists at the start of the year. | Participants risk arrest, violence, and social stigma. But Marwa was adaman…

Al-Shabaka (2022-12-27). Challenging Israel-inspired Anti-Boycott Legislation in the US. juancole.com By Tariq Kenney-Shawa | &#1 ; ( Al-Shabakah) &#1 ; The Israeli regime's defenders across the US are ramping up efforts to criminalize the constitutionally protected right to boycott. Beyond violating the rights of Palestine solidarity activists, this threatens to undermine the tenets of a healthy democracy. Al-Shabaka's US Policy Fellow, Tariq Kenney-Shawa, examines this development and …

Ambassador Majdi Khaldi (2022-12-27). Occupation: On Christmas, Israel Denies Palestinian Christians Their Rights. globalresearch.ca

Brett Willkins (2022-12-27). President Boric Says Chile Will Open Embassy in Occupied Palestine. indybay.org "We cannot forget a community that is suffering from an illegal occupation, a community that is resisting, a community that is seeing its rights and dignity violated every day," Chile's leftist president said.

Staff (2022-12-27). "A Criminal Act": Taliban Government Bars Women from University, Working for NGOs in Afghanistan. democracynow.org International aid groups are suspending their relief programs in Afghanistan after the Taliban government announced on Saturday that humanitarian organizations are barred from employing women. The edict is the latest blow to women's rights in the country as the Taliban reimpose draconian rules they employed in the 1990s, when they were previously in power. Last week, the government also barred women from attending universities. We speak with Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, which is one of several NGOs to suspend operations in the country, as well as Afghan educator and women's righ…

Editor (2022-12-27). Russia Dropping US Dollar for Chinese Yuan—and Fast. scheerpost.com In response to Western sanctions, Russia's central bank is dropping the US dollar and will buy Chinese yuan on the foreign exchange market. The yuan's share of Moscow's currency trading increased from 1% to 40-45% in 2022, while dollar trade halved from 80% to 40%.

infobrics (2022-12-27). Josep Borrell's racism highlights the EU's failure to engage Africa in 2022. infobrics.org Not a single African country sanctioned Russia despite pressure from the West.

Brett Wilkins (2022-12-26). Greg Abbott Blasted for Bussing Migrants to Kamala Harris's Home in Cruel Stunt. truthout.org Human rights defenders condemned Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and "extremist Republicans' cruel values" after several busloads of migrants were dropped off outside U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris' Washington, D.C. home in subfreezing temperatures on Christmas Eve. For the second time since September, Central and South American migrants were bussed from Texas to the vice president's residence at the U. |

Staff (2022-12-26). To Catch a Dictator: Human Rights Lawyer Reed Brody on the Pursuit and Trial of Chad's Hissène Habré. democracynow.org In this special broadcast, we speak with Reed Brody, the international human rights lawyer who has been called "the dictator hunter" for his role in bringing historic legal cases against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet and others. Brody's new book is just out, titled "To Catch a Dictator: The Pursuit and Trial of Hissène Habré." Habré, a former U.S. ally, was convicted in 2016 by the Extraordinary African Chambers in the Senegalese court system and sentenced to life in prison.

| News Desk | (2022-12-26). OIC condemns Taliban ban on women working for NGOs in Afghanistan. tribune.com.pk The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday condemned the Afghan Taliban's announcement, which ordered all local and foreign non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to stop their women staff from working, saying that the ban is "self-defeating and disserving the interests of Afghan people". | The statement issued on the cooperation's official Twitter handle stated that OIC Secretary-General, H.E. Hissein Brahim Taha expressed his concern over the reported ban, adding that the "move reflects a willful policy by the de facto leadership apparently seeking to further impact Afghan women's rights". | The…

Ben Norton (2022-12-26). Russia dropping US dollar for Chinese yuan &#1 ; and fast. multipolarista.com In response to Western sanctions, Russia's central bank is dropping the US dollar and will buy Chinese yuan on the foreign exchange market. The yuan's share of Moscow's currency trading increased from 1% to 40-45% in 2022, while dollar trade halved from 80% to 40%.

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