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23.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network

IPAN – The Independent and Peaceful Australia Network IPAN is a network of organisations from all regions of Australia who are united by our support for an independent Australian foreign policy based on peaceful resolution of conflicts. See our Response to the 2016 Defence White Paper National… »

22.06.2016 RT

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

TEPCO admits cover-up of Fukushima meltdown

The president of Japanese energy company TEPCO has confirmed the company covered up the meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant. The announcement came a week after a scandalous report claimed that Japanese government and TEPCO hushed up the tragedy. The information was revealed by Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi… »

20.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Okinawa: Militarised Islands

Late in 2013 Dr. Masami Kawamura, as Director, Environmental Policy and Justice, Citizens’ Network for Biodiversity in Okinawa wrote on War Resistors International website – http://www.wri-irg.org/en/node/22251 – concerning the situation of Okinawa and as little has changed since, Pressenza repeats the article here for its background relevance to today’s continuing… »

13.06.2016 Nava J. Thakuria

India: When Muslim boy tops State level examination

India: When Muslim boy tops State level examination

An Assamese Muslim student tops the Secondary Education Board of Assam conducted High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) examination, which may not make a national headline, but if the boy appears the important tenth standard examination from a Hindu culture based institution, it can create extraordinary news… »

12.06.2016 Tony Henderson

Nepal humanists welcome new Community committee

Nepal humanists welcome new Community committee

Humanist Movement member of Nepal Tulsi Sigdel  tells Pressenza that: “We successfully completed our 2nd Annual General Meeting at Suryabinayak; thanks to all participants and congratulations to all of the newly selected board members of the Community for Human Development (Manavtabadi Abhiyan). Peace, Force and Joy The Community for Human Development… »

09.06.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

“Conversion from Hinduism to other religions, it is generally argued, is to escape the untouchability and caste-based discrimination inherent in Hinduism. Christianity, however, is not able to eradicate untouchability, and casteism continues to dominate both the Protestant and Catholic Church even though Dalits form the majority of the Christian population,”… »

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