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26.01.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

India: News channels support massacre victim families

India: News channels support massacre victim families

Amidst all the allegations against Assam based private news channels that those beam only negative and inflammable reports in the time of crisis, the channel managements took up a noble mission to help the affected families of militants’ massacred in various remote parts of the State. Digesting the persistent criticisms … »

25.01.2015 Human Wrongs Watch

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

‘We Saw What You Did’ – Satellites and Human Rights

Human Wrongs Watch Nairobi, 23 January 2015 (IRIN)* – The shocking satellite imagery of the destruction in the northeastern Nigerian town of Baga and nearby villages earlier this month provided graphic evidence of the extent of the crimes by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram when they stormed … »

25.01.2015 Pressenza Budapest

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

Tribute to the life of Mary Shaver Hobi

A memorial service took place today, 24th January, 2015 for Mary Shaver Hobi who passed away in November last year after a very short battle against a cancer that was discovered too late and was too malignant to treat effectively. Mary Shaver Hobi was a life-long Siloist, travelling the world … »

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 Human Wrongs Watch

‘Clean air doesn’t come to those who wait’

Human Wrongs Watch By Zhang Kai* 22 January, 2015, Greenpeace — “One thing that fascinated and shocked me the most was the fact that even on smoggy days, people still lived their lives as usual,” said Chinese film director Jia Zhangke last week as the air … »

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 … »

23.01.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Fairness and the commons, interview with Enric Duran

Fairness and the commons, interview with Enric Duran

Here we present a CommonsTransition interview with Enric Duran. Prior to co-founding the Catalan Integral Cooperative — a Commons Transition partner project creating a cooperative, self managed public system in Catalonia — Duran became famous for his 2008 “bank action”, an act which involved defrauding 39 Spanish banks of nearly … »

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