Indigenous peoples

11.05.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

Finland: Saami indigenous people disregarded

The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides. Timber, pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land, clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods. Enough is enough: tell Finland to finally adopt the International Convention on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (ILO 169). By Rainforest … »

09.05.2015 Tony Henderson

Philippines: Mining, Energy and Militarisation

Philippines: Mining, Energy and Militarisation

Attending the meeting titled: Defending the Defenders, May 9, 2015 in the bustling and smelly if always interesting working class district of Hong Kong’s Mong Kong proved to be an eye-opener. Windel Bolinget was in the chair and at the time of my late arrival – what happened to the … »

26.01.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

India: News channels support massacre victim families

India: News channels support massacre victim families

Amidst all the allegations against Assam based private news channels that those beam only negative and inflammable reports in the time of crisis, the channel managements took up a noble mission to help the affected families of militants’ massacred in various remote parts of the State. Digesting the persistent criticisms … »

29.12.2014 Nava J. Thakuria

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

Adivasis targeted before Christmas in northeast India

The Adivasi settlers in western and northern Assam, who are mostly Christians, were targeted by the tribal militants on December 23 evening killing over 80 people including village women and minor children. The Assam police suspect it’s a handiwork of breakaway faction of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), which … »

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