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27.01.2016 Tony Henderson

North Korea’s Socialist Realism export trade

North Korea’s Socialist Realism export trade

Mansudae Art Studio in Pyongyang was founded in 1959 and is one of the world’s biggest art factories – Dafen Art Village in China’s Shenzhen surely is another. It employs about 4,000 people, including 800 to 900 of North Korea’s talented artists. The studio produces in variety works that include … »

25.01.2016 Milena Rampoldi

Ramesh Jaura: Human Rights for all in an Equal World

Ramesh Jaura: Human Rights for all in an Equal World

Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik e.V. inteviews Ramesh Jaura, Director-General and Global Editor of the International Press Syndicate with headquarters in Berlin and associate headquarters in Tokyo and Toronto. Jaura is also co-founder and President of the Global Cooperation Council established in 1983. She asked Mr Jaura about the objectives of INPS, … »

23.01.2016 Pressenza Hong Kong

Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899

Araw ng Republikang Filipino, 1899

January 23, 2013 marks the 114th Anniversary of the First Republic of the Philippines that was inaugurated in Malolos, Bulacan. It also marks the anniversary of the start of the Presidency of Emilio Aguinaldo, the first President of the Philippines. The Malolos Republic was the culmination of the Philippine Revolution, … »

20.01.2016 Nava J. Thakuria

War memorial whips up a storm in an Assamese teacup

War memorial whips up a storm in an Assamese teacup

A near-completion war memorial in the heart of Guwahati city has emerged as an issue of un-ending debates among many Assamese academician, writers, journalists and ex-service personalities. While a section of prominent citizenry have raised voices to halt the construction process of the memorial on the northern bank of Dighalipukhuri … »

10.01.2016 PressTV

Turkish journalists protests detention of prominent editors

Journalists in Turkey have staged a protest rally in the capital, Ankara, to denounce the arrest and detention of two prominent editors. Protesters marking the Working Journalists’ Day on Sunday held banners and chanted slogans during the demonstration in support of jailed journalists Can Dundar and Erdem Gul. Dundar and … »

10.01.2016 Mariano Quiroga

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Argentinean politics: A bit of sanity, please!

Last month the progressive government of Cristina Fernandez in Argentina was dealt a blow when the conservative neo-liberal, Mauricio Macri, was elected as her replacement.  Since then Macri has bypassed government on dozens of occasions and ruled by decree.  The peso has been drastically devalued, thousands of public sector workers … »

08.01.2016 Silvia Swinden

The Corbyn in Plato’s cave

The Corbyn in Plato’s cave

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the British Labour Party is under attack, again. It is really a testimony to his resilience that he is not only going ahead with the real agenda of trying to undo the draconian damage being done to Britain by the present political circumstances (assault on … »

04.01.2016 Tony Henderson

Hong Kong: disappearing booksellers… what’s going on?

Hong Kong: disappearing booksellers… what’s going on?

Joel Christian – @2legit2trip is a politically concerned HongKonger and student who announces he is local in Hong Kong but foreign in China. Active in the #UmbrellaMovement he attends protests and offers updates via Twitter, also with Vine and this morning January 4, 2016, he covered the current hot case … »

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