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29.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Myanmar: Crackdown and exclusion of students’ education rights

Before the riot police’s crackdown on the student protesters marching some 500 kilometers from Mandalay to Yangon on 20 January 2015, their demands were very clear: the democratization of Burma’s education system. When the government announced the National Education Draft Law in March 2014, it did not contain the demands … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Plea: urgent – shift from non-renewable to renewable energy!

Plea: urgent – shift from non-renewable to renewable energy!

Recently, the Bangladesh government has set its target for power generation. According to “Power System Master Plan 2010″ announced by government, power generation target is 39,000MW against a demand of 38,000MW by 2030, where half of the generation will come from domestic and imported coal-fired power plants. It also forecast … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

Renewables as baseload power? Yes.

As pointed out in this article, some environmentalists and clean energy advocates remain skeptical that a nuclear-free, carbon-free energy system is attainable; and we’ve had a few strong and interesting responses to my recent post The archaic nature of baseload power–or why electricity will become like long-distance.  In … »

28.08.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

ICAN NZ: Labour + Greens policy, + humanitarian pledge

From: iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand Greetings all, It’s been an interesting week here, and today we got a clear statement from the Labour and Green Party Disarmament Spokespersons that their parties – the two largest opposition parties here – now support New Zealand talking a leading role in negotiations … »

27.08.2015 PressTV

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebels

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has signed a long-awaited peace deal with rebels to end 20 months of deadly civil war in the African country following international pressure and a threat of sanctions by the United Nations. The signing ceremony of the power-sharing agreement — known as the Compromise … »

27.08.2015 Human Rights Watch

Yemen: Cluster Munition Rockets Kill, Injure Dozens

Yemen: Cluster Munition Rockets Kill, Injure Dozens

Saudi-led coalition likely launched 7 attacks harming civilians Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces appear to have used cluster munition rockets in at least seven attacks in Yemen’s northwestern Hajja governorate, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, Human Rights Watch said today. The attacks were carried out between late April and … »

27.08.2015 Tony Henderson

EcoME Center – about some Arabs and Jews working together

EcoME Center –  about some Arabs and Jews working together

ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNAL HARMONY IN ASIA www.asiapeace.org & www.indiapakistanpeace.org THE MIDDLE EAST: PEACE & HARMONY STORIES asiapeace@comcast.net The EcoME Center – http://ecomecenter.org – is a home for co-existence and ecology for Israelis and Palestinians to create healthy relationship between each other and with Earth. They provide … »

27.08.2015 Middle East Monitor

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China tells Israel ‘don’t send workers to settlements’

China has demanded that the Israeli government should sign a bilateral labour cooperation agreement so that Chinese construction workers sent to Israel are not employed in settlements in the occupied West Bank, Haaretz newspaper revealed on Sunday. The newspaper pointed out that the Chinese government has agreed to send thousands … »

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