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28.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

World Tourism Tops 1.1 Billion in 2014

World Tourism Tops 1.1 Billion in 2014

Human Wrongs Watch The number of international tourists reached 1.13 billion in 201, 4, 51 million more than in 2013, on trend for the fifth consecutive year of above average growth since the 2009 economic crisis, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) announced on 27 January 2015.  “Over … »

25.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Confrontational politics mire Bangladesh

Confrontational politics mire Bangladesh

On the morning of the 22nd January (2015) our offices at Pressenza had just received this note (see The First Note below) from Frank Choudhury, of Fieldwork organisation. Mr Choudhury was then travelling in Bangladesh – when another related item arrived, this time from the office of the Bangladesh Government, … »

24.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Kathy Kelly, anti-drone activist, jailed

Kathy Kelly, anti-drone activist, jailed

Shiva Shankar relayed the news on his email list that is largely related to India’s Dalit the matter of Kathy Kelly, who says: “The Bureau of Prisons contacted me today, assigning me a prison number and a new address: for the next 90 days, beginning tomorrow, I’ll live at FMC … »

23.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

US Congress Seeks Israel’s Direction

US Congress Seeks Israel’s Direction

Conservative Pat Buchanan once got in trouble by calling Capitol Hill “Israeli occupied territory,” but even he might not imagine what’s happening now – with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu invited to address a joint session of Congress to decry President Obama’s foreign policy. By Robert Parry – writing on [abolition-caucus]. Showing who some … »

22.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

Light Is Here and Has Its Own International Year!

Light Is Here and Has Its Own International Year!

Human Wrongs Watch 19 January 2015 — Tonight, an Aurora Borealis graced UNESCO’s Globe in Paris. The Northern Lights, a natural phenomenon only seen in much higher latitudes, were reproduced by artist Kari Kola on the UNESCO Headquarters in celebration of the International Year of Light 2015, which … »

21.01.2015 Tony Henderson

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Adaptive Society by Ross Milburn – a review

Londoner Ross Milburn, an IT writer now living in Hong Kong, introduces his book Adaptive Society as follows: “The horror of war set me on a lifelong quest to discover why human government is so bad, in spite of the intelligence, morality, and loyal nature of most individuals, and the … »

20.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Peculiarities of the Russian national character

Peculiarities of the Russian national character

Recent events, such as the overthrow of the government in Ukraine, the secession of Crimea and its decision to join the Russian Federation, the subsequent military campaign against civilians in Eastern Ukraine, western sanctions against Russia, and, most recently, the attack on the ruble, have caused a certain phase transition … »

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