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19.12.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

India – New Humanism: let’s meet Fernando…..

India – New Humanism: let’s meet Fernando…..

When Fernando first landed in India, in February 1979, little did he realize that our country would eventually become a very important part of his life. This new environment was a shock for every one of his senses. Sight, smell, touch, taste and hearing played here at a stronger, higher … »

17.12.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Reclaiming Pacifism in East Asia

Reclaiming Pacifism in East Asia

Today, East Asia stands at the crossroads, not least due to Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s efforts to accelerate the long-pursued attempts by the Liberal Democratic Party to change Japan’s peace constitution – and more specifically, its Article 9 that renounces war and prohibits maintenance of war potential. By Kawasaki Akira … »

16.12.2014 Tony Henderson

Around Hong Kong for 80 days

Around Hong Kong for 80 days

Hong Kong’s last Occupy site, in Causeway Bay, on this otherwise cheerful Monday morning 15 December, was the focus of attention of the remaining occupiers, the police and the public plus a bevy of cleaners waiting in the wings. Under a non-cooperation plan, Hongkongers were urged to express their displeasure … »

16.12.2014 Nava J. Thakuria

Hailing Nepal court for convicting killer of journalist

Hailing Nepal court for convicting killer of journalist

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed its contentment that a Nepal court has convicted and sentenced five perpetrators involved in the killing of a Nepali journalist in Dailekh district of western Nepal. In a recent unprecedented verdict the Dailekh district court has sentenced the assailants for torturing Dekendra Raj … »

13.12.2014 Tony Henderson

Bangladesh: the Bauls, mystical poet-musicians

Bangladesh: the Bauls, mystical poet-musicians

On finding an article on the Bauls of Bangladesh I was moved to recall my own encounters with these musical mystics during my travels on that countries extensive waterways, going from the capital Dhaka down to near Bagerhat where our humanist group held their various activities. A Baul or a … »

11.12.2014 Johan Galtung

A Quick Glance at Indonesia-Malaysia

A Quick Glance at Indonesia-Malaysia

Coming from Malaysia, the two neighbours are incredibly different. Indonesia, richer in ancient cultures, larger in territory, an archipelago of thousands of islands, has GDP per capita of 3,500 while Malaysia is 11,500; three times plus more. By Johan Galtung* Products of brutal Western colonialism, the Dutch for Indonesia, the … »

09.12.2014 Pressenza Hong Kong

Understanding violence through children’s lives

Understanding violence through children’s lives

“Children are not the people of tomorrow, but people today. They are entitled to be taken seriously. They have a right to be treated by adults with tenderness and respect as equals. They should be allowed to grow into whoever they were meant to be – the unknown person inside … »

08.12.2014 Tony Henderson

The Chinese baby and the British bath water

The Chinese baby and the British bath water

A prominent figure on the Hong Kong political scene and someone who should know better, a lot better, Regina Ip Lau Suk-yee – legislator and chair of the New People’s Party – has written an editorial for the South China Morning Post newspaper titled: Protesters must abandon fantasy of a … »

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