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In November 1960 the British lawyer Peter Benenson read about two Portuguese students who were imprisoned after they raised their wine glasses in a toast to freedom. This made him begin to think... [Item of the Day]
In 1980 the British trade union TUC struggled with the Thatcher government. To protest against the economic and employment policies it called for a national "day of action", which led to a violent... [Item of the Day]
On March 24, 1976, a military junta under General Jorge Rafael Videla took power in Argentina. He disbanded parliament and suppressed all political parties and trade unions. A year later, a group of... [Item of the Day]
Since 1997 Burmese activists and their supporters have celebrated June 19, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's birthday, as Women of Burma Day, a day to express solidarity and support for women resisting the... [Item of the Day]
The Dutch J'accuse committee was founded in 1969 in Amsterdam. It derived its name from the famous publication of Zola from 1899, in which he denounced anti-Semitism. The committee's founders believe... [Item of the Day]
10 November was known as Hari Pahlawan in Indonesia, the day of the heroes. On this day a victory over the Dutch occupying force in Surabaya was commemorated. In the mid 1970s people had to endure... [Item of the Day]
In Rotterdam the Fourth Russell Tribunal studied the rights of Indians from 24 to 30 November 1980. In addition to dealing with general problems the participants examined specific cases such as the... [Item of the Day]