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22.07.2016 Tony Henderson

The Koreas: “No THAAD” yell protesters in Seoul

The Koreas: “No THAAD” yell protesters in Seoul

Earlier this month South Korea agreed to the placement of a defensive anti-missile system called the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is aimed quite clearly against North Korea but it cannot be denied, also against China. The agreement showed that at last the United States had convinced Seoul… »

22.07.2016 Tony Henderson

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

It was recently reported on Pressenza that, asked about the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh’s coastal regions, eminent environmentalist Professor Ainun Nishat disagreed with those other experts who claim that internal migration may have already started due to the effects of climate change. In the interview carried by… »

17.07.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Counterpunch ran an article, The Kashmir Story, by journalist Gowhar Geelani in its July 16, 2016 edition. It’s an important story as little news gets out beyond India concerning this politically blighted region because its an old story and too much is going on elsewhere but for those living in… »

16.07.2016 Prensa Latina

World Peace Forum in China defends inclusive dialogue

World Peace Forum in China defends inclusive dialogue

Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The V World Peace Forum opened here today with the presence of analysts from about 20 countries that hold talks under the slogan common security: cooperation, inclusion and open access. During the opening ceremony, Vice Premier of the State Council, Liu Yandong stressed the importance… »

13.07.2016 Tony Henderson

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was the international organisation issuing the ruling concerned sovereignty and land usage, as well as maritime rights and jurisdiction issues, that hold over the South China Sea. Its foretold conclusions unleashing a readied barrage of ‘not on my watch’ statements by China’s Xi Jinping. »

11.07.2016 Tony Henderson

Continued violence by military not an answer in Kashmir

Continued violence by military not an answer in Kashmir

The death toll now stands at 19 on Monday 11, July 2016, after the weekend’s military onslaught on civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir with the crackdown on the processions of mourners and protesters. Kashmiris meanwhile lament about the lack of international condemnation or indeed any sympathy from the sub-continent about the… »

11.07.2016 Nava J. Thakuria

Assam: Neda emerges from saffron cocoon

Assam: Neda emerges from saffron cocoon

The energetic Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which thrashed the ruling Congress in the last general elections under the banner of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), has now floated a northeastern political alliance with an aim to counter the century old party in one of its strongholds. The formal launching of… »

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