On 21 December 2019, Paulo Casaca director of ARCHumankind, participated as a former Member of the European Parliament in the meeting launching the interparliamentary intergroup for the support of Ahwaz in Kuwait.
The meeting was held at the initiative of Dr Abdullah Fahad Al-Enzi, Chairman of the Political Committee in the Kuwaiti Parliament.
Addressing dozens of parliamentarians, former parliamentarians and human rights leaders from Mauritania, Somalia, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Bahrain, Syria, Yemen, Kuwait and Iran (Ahwaz), Paulo Casaca declared himself very honoured to be the only non-Arab entity invited for the gathering.
He paid his respects to the fallen Ahwazi on the recent uprising against the theocratic regime and stressed that the conference should extend its sympathy to the whole Iranian...
On 19 December 2019, the European Parliament in Strasbourg approved a resolution condemning Iran’s attacks on human rights. ARCHumankind congratulates the European Parliament for taking a clear stance on the issue, reiterating the 19 September 2019 resolution on Iran, notably the situation of women’s rights defenders and imprisoned EU dual nationals. The European Parliament ‘stresses that fundamental rights such as freedom of expression and assembly must always be respected and calls on the Iranian authorities to deliver on their international obligations, including the ICCPR’. The European Parliament also ‘calls on the United Nations to launch without delay a full-scale investigation into the events that have taken place in recent weeks, led by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation...
On 16 December 2019, ARCHumankind Director Paulo Casaca sent an open letter to the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen titled 'How to paint a greyish "Green Deal" blue', suggesting a reshuffle of existing priorities.
Photo: Von der Leyen - Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
Since the times of the launching of the modern international labour movement in the nineteenth century, and regardless of the anarchist or socialist variations, the principle of international solidarity has been – for what we may call in loose terms ‘the left’ – the most common foundational principle.
If we take, for instance, the Socialist International declaration approved in Stockholm in 1989, on the occasion of the first century anniversary of the so-called second international, we can read in its point 10:
‘The Socialist International was founded a hundred years ago in order to coordinate the worldwide struggle of democratic socialist movements for social justice, human dignity and democracy. It brought together parties and organisations from different traditions which shared a...
ARCHumankind, represented by its director, Paulo Casaca, has been present in a series of rallies in Europe to support the Iranian community plight for freedom. On 15 June in Brussels, on 28 and 29 of June and on 12 and 13 July in Ashraf, Albania and on 27 July in London, he spoke on behalf of a different policy regarding Iran based on the respect of human dignity and the international order, confronting the internal and the external threats of the theocracy.