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12.10.2014

Hong Kong – NED and the stalemate

Hong Kong – NED and the stalemate

The Chinese State, or Communist Party-run People’s Daily’s overseas edition on Friday blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that are unsettling Hong Kong. That pointer immediately averted by the State Department. The report said the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a Washington-based nonprofit group, started involvement… »

12.10.2014

Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Assam: JFA decries Burma authorities’ ban on newspaper

Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA) has expressed serious concern over the ban on a local newspaper by the province government of Chin in western Burma (Myanmar) and urged the Union government in NayPieTaw to allow the regular publication of the Hakha Post. Burma News International (BNI), an umbrella body of various progressive Burmese… »

09.10.2014

Brazil’s SUPERSIMPLES — a “Simple” Path to Formal Employment

Brazil’s SUPERSIMPLES — a “Simple” Path to Formal Employment

  Human Wrongs Watch In Brazil, formal employment has risen by almost 14 per cent in a decade…SUPERSIMPLES is part of the reason. The forthcoming American Regional Meeting of the ILO will consider employment and social protection policies as boosters of productivity and formal employment. Brasilia,  09 October 2014… »

07.10.2014

Asia Pacific region early flood warning system needed

Asia Pacific region early flood warning system needed

Guwahati: Asia-Pacific Forum of Environmental Journalists (APFEJ) has announced it is placing an emphasis on the development of an advanced national and international early flood warning system to prevent casualties and loss of properties to the greatest extent. The umbrella group of environmental journalists, as a forum, urges… »

06.10.2014

2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival awards

2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival awards

The 2nd Active Nonviolence International Film Festival (FICNOVA) has awarded special prizes to five productions from different countries. FICNOVA is organised by volunteer teams of World without Wars and Violence, an international organisation of the Humanist Movement, together with other humanist organisations, groups and individuals who share the same purpose… »

06.10.2014

Cash Grants Transform Life in Congo Camp for Central African Republic Refugees, But…

Cash Grants Transform Life in Congo Camp for Central African Republic Refugees, But…

   Human Wrongs Watch By Céline Schmitt in Mole Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo (UNHCR)* – The market in Mole refugee camp was buzzing on a recent Saturday morning, with stalls selling everything from fish, goat meat, cassava and vegetables to clothes, cosmetics, household items and electronic equipment. »

06.10.2014

The End of the World is… avoidable

The End of the World is… avoidable

“The End of the World is Nigh” is a slogan that has been repeated ever since human beings could formulate the concept.  Prehistoric cavemen found meteorites, volcanos, unusual weather patterns, changes in animal behaviour, and other such omens to be portents of doom and imminent destruction. In more recent times… »

05.10.2014

Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

Creating a World Culture that is Nonviolent

As we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on 2 October, the International Day of Nonviolence, we have the chance to reflect on our progress in creating a nonviolent world. Obviously, creating a nonviolent world has many facets and is a long-term work-in-progress. But if we… »

03.10.2014

Hong Kong Oct 1 Occupy Central Protest

Hong Kong Oct 1 Occupy Central Protest

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30.09.2014

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

The streets and echoes resounding in Hong Kong in this moment are energised by an invigorating turmoil. It’s as if the shrouded urbanity had shook itself and woken up. People found themselves shoulder to shoulder, fired into a new solidarity. The young of course are at the helm,… »

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