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23.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Anti-corruption needs to be among UN’s development goals

Anti-corruption needs to be among UN’s development goals

“I think that an honest and responsive government should be one of the new UN goals. More transparency and less corruption is what is really needed to create a better and more just world,” says Mushfiqul Haque Mukit, a young Bangladeshi, has been chosen as the Bangladesh ambassador at the … »

19.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Occupy Hong Kong – sunset or really sunrise?

Occupy Hong Kong – sunset or really sunrise?

As expected, this week sees the start of the clearance of Hong Kong Occupy sites. It began with Admiralty, where the main road has been blocked by protesters for fifty-five days. The bailiffs, with court injunctions and backed by a police force to ensure the matter went ahead without interruption, … »

18.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

Hong Kong Umbrella Movement protest over 50 days

  Government administration building Central Hong Kong – Admiralty Tent city outside admin. building toward harbour Get your Occupy Central hair done here Logistics Department Generational debate Memorable graduation day at Occupy Central This is or … »

17.11.2014 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong theatre: it’s a gas – Tear Gas!

Hong Kong theatre: it’s a gas – Tear Gas!

Tear Gas is a play, a satire or skit I would call it, on the student involvement in the Occupy Protests in Hong Kong that have been going on for 40-odd days and more now and that have highlighted, though not directly caused, differences in stances of the people of … »

17.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Bangladesh: ramping it up for the disabled

Bangladesh: ramping it up for the disabled

Students of the department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka organized a human chain and rally on Monday, November 10, 2014 at the premise of Aporajeyo Bangla to demand ramps in all academic institutions in Bangladesh along with the University of Dhaka. By Arup Barua* A recent study by students … »

14.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Bangladesh: Social Entrepreneurship contest at BUET

Bangladesh: Social Entrepreneurship contest at BUET

On yet another hartel (strike) day in October this year (2014) in Dhaka, BUET campus was abuzz with the excitement of formally clad youth, many with anxious dispositions, all eagerly making last-minute adjustments to presentation files on their laptops and going over their presentation notes for the final time. It … »

10.11.2014 Shamsul Haque Basunia

Military supremacy is harmful to mankind

Military supremacy is harmful to mankind

Super power like USA begins to end its occupation in Afghanistan. Still 9,800 US troops remain in Kabul, 1,500 personnel in Iraq, 16,000 in Indonesia, with 200 ground troops in Pakistan. Military supremacy is harmful to humankind. Like the USA, the then Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan in 1978 and lost … »

08.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Blessings and fun at Jammu’s Jhiri Festival

Blessings and fun at Jammu’s Jhiri Festival

Jhiri Mela is an annual fair held in Jammu during October – November and is held symbolizing courage, honesty and compassion. It also upholds the values, customs and culture of India. Jhiri Mela in Jammu also brings in a festive mood that is almost incomparable to any other … »

07.11.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Hong Kong – UMBRELLA REVOLUTION DAY 40

Hong Kong – UMBRELLA REVOLUTION DAY 40

UMBRELLA REVOLUTION DAY 40 (6 November 2014) Before I begin today’s recap, I’d like to invite you to read my article “A Guide to the Recent Protests in Hong Kong” with background information, timeline and a run down a some of the main parties and … »

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