Post Tagged with: "Human Rights"

Nawal al-Hawsawi

Meet Nawal al-Hawsawi: Saudi Arabia’s answer to Rosa Parks

Nawal al-Hawsawi is no ordinary woman. Dubbed ‘the Rosa Parks of Saudi Arabia’, Nawal is helping to challenge social norms and stereotypes by holding on fiercely to her independence and breaking convention. Not only is she one of the first black, female pilots in Saudi Arabia, she is also an outspoken critic against racism and sexisim in her country. For this[Read More…]

Ian Tomlinson was a newspaper vendor who was killed by police in 2009 at the G20 demonstrations after being mistaken for a protester.

Govt to scrap human rights laws

Last week, the Akashic Times revealed how the government unveiled new laws outlining their plans to abolish freedom of speech and protest for anyone who criticises the government. You can read about that story HERE. However, sadly, the drive to obliterate every shred of the traditional human rights that we hold dear doesn’t end there. David Cameron has yet another[Read More…]

David Cameron unveils plans to ban free speech and protest

David Cameron unveils plans to ban free speech and protest

The government has unveiled plans to ban anyone who criticises it from appearing on TV or protesting. Under the guise of protecting the public from ‘extremism’ the government proposal will allow police to vet the social media activity of “harmful” individuals and curb their right to speak at public events. The maximum sentence could be up to 10 years in[Read More…]

Campaigners across the country are aiming to 'reset' the government over the next year

Meet the group of ordinary men and women who are pushing the re-set button on the government

The face of British politics could be changed forever after a group of activists in the country decided to press the reset button on the current power structure that governs society today. Most of those who have been carefully observing the patterns in politics and society at large are aware of the corruption and regular scandals that seem to blight[Read More…]

Mayam Mahmoud

Egyptian rapper takes a stand against sexism

A leading female rapper in Egypt has taken to the stage to speak out against sexism in her country. Mayam Mahmoud is an 18 year old rapper who has been featured on ‘Egypt’s Got Talent’ and performed on stage for the first time last October. Brave and outspoken, Mahmoud says that her aim is to challenge entrenched notions about how[Read More…]