Politics

05.05.2015 Tony Henderson

Shadow boxing by Mr Xi and Mr Chu

Shadow boxing by Mr Xi and Mr Chu

It has been almost six years since a chairman of the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) journeyed to Beijing to meet the secretary general of the Chinese Community Party (CCP), now President Xi Jinping. This recent meeting in Beijing with Chu in the Great Hall of the People displayed graphic evidence … »

01.05.2015 Pressenza New York

How for-Profit Prisons have Become a Big Lobby.

How for-Profit Prisons have Become a Big Lobby.

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s detention budget includes a mandate from Congress that at least 34,000 immigrants remain detained on a daily basis, a quota that has steadily grown each year, even as the undocumented immigrant population in the United States has leveled off. Private prisons have profited … »

30.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Might is right as Awami League hits democracy for six

Might is right as Awami League hits democracy for six

There were municipal elections in Dhaka, Bangladesh, this past Tuesday and sadly the way the elections were carried out reflected the unfortunate state the nation is in with its locked-horns political situation that has been the status quo for far too long. The common people are really tired – and … »

28.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Insanity Grips The Western World

Insanity Grips The Western World

Just as Karl Marx claimed that History had chosen the proletariat, neoconservatives claim that History has chosen America. Just as the Nazis proclaimed “Deutschland uber alles,” neoconservatives proclaim “America uber alles.” In September 2013 President Obama actually stood before the United Nations and declared, “I believe America is exceptional.” By … »

28.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Iran-Afghanistan relations, views & analyses

Iran-Afghanistan relations, views & analyses

According to Iran Review commentary the recent trip by Afghanistan’s President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani to Iran should be considered something beyond ordinary meetings between the officials from the two neighbouring countries.During this recent visit by Ghani, he was accompanied by high-ranking Afghan officials from ministries of foreign affairs, interior, higher education, and immigration, as … »

23.04.2015 Tony Henderson

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

On the reform ‘package’ and Legco elections

“For Hong Kong’s sake get on with the real job” – this could have been the title and sub-title of this mainstream newspaper editorial, but no, it was: “Legco must pass reform package for 2017 chief executive election.” (South China Morning Post (SCMP) today Thursday April 23,(2015). According to the … »

23.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Yemen Peace Plan Deserves Strong Support and Speedy Action

Yemen Peace Plan Deserves Strong Support and Speedy Action

In a 17 April letter to the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif set out a four-step Yemen Peace Plan: 1. an immediate ceasefire ending all foreign military attacks; 2. humanitarian assistance; 3. a broad national dialogue; 4. through the dialogue, the establishment … »

20.04.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Philippines: Military and police support Bangsamoro law

Philippines: Military and police support Bangsamoro law

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  affirm support for passage of Bangsamoro law, stated in a release dated February 12, 2015 by the Philippines government press office (Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process). Expressing the apprehensions of people from Mindanao that the … »

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