Asia

15.03.2017

Japan detains movement leader to silence struggle against U.S. military bases

Japan detains movement leader to silence struggle against U.S. military bases

By Michael Caster On October 17, Hiroji Yamashiro was arrested for cutting a wire fence at a protest against a U.S. military base in Okinawa. He has been held in detention ever since. Yamashiro, the chairman of the Okinawa Peace Movement Center, has been a fixture of the nonviolent opposition… »

08.03.2017

Sri Lanka: Multi-Ethnic East Cannot Meet Tamil-Majority North

Sri Lanka: Multi-Ethnic East Cannot Meet Tamil-Majority North

By Sugeeswara Senadhira* COLOMBO (IDN) – Immediately after announcing the temporary merger of the North and East in July 1987, the then Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayewardene, in a surprising policy dichotomy, declared that he would canvass against the merger during the proposed referendum to be held in the… »

05.03.2017

SUARAM Malaysia – struggling for human rights

SUARAM Malaysia – struggling for human rights

By Denise Nanni and Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik Now let’s move to Malaysia to talk to Chew Cy (Dobby) of SUARAM, struggling for human rights in the country. The organisation SUARAM, active for 20 years in Malaysia, predominantly works on issues relating to abuse of power by enforcement agencies and… »

04.03.2017

Lucky timing stopped Fukushima being much, much worse

Lucky timing stopped Fukushima being much, much worse

Here we reproduce the lastest information video from Fairewinds Energy Education in which Arnie Gundersen explains that but for lucky timing with the tsunami hitting while all the stations on the Japanese coast were fully staffed with people able to prevent meltdowns at other nuclear plants (Fukushima Diana, Tokai and… »

01.03.2017

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

Peace Between China and Japan (and the three Chinese revolutions)

By Johan Galtung Keynote: New Vision of Peace in East Asia – Sino-Japanese Peace Dialogue Nanjing, 22-23 Feb 2017 As Buddhist philosophy teaches, peace, like violence and conflict, is a relation; not an attribute of China or Japan. As Daoist philosophy teaches, in a holon like East Asia there… »

10.02.2017

Fukushima Update – What you need to know

People all around the world know when the Fukushima Daiichi disaster began, but no one knows when it will end. As you all know, Fairewinds has been sharing the facts of the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns since they began six years ago March 11, 2011. Last week TEPCO came… »

09.02.2017

The Civil March for Aleppo reaches Vienna

The Civil March for Aleppo reaches Vienna

The Civil March for Aleppo is a civil movement that goes all the way through Europe, along the refugee trail, heading for Syria. It is a solidarity initiative that at the same time encourages the participants to become active for refugees, for peace and for civil society in Syria. Since… »

02.01.2017

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeast appears  safe for scribes

By Nava Thakuria* Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last there consecutive years, even though numerous cases of… »

22.12.2016

Desecrating Expression in Asia

Desecrating Expression in Asia

The rights to freedom of expression and religion are both essential components of a vibrant and pluralistic democracy. There are long-held laws that guarantee these freedoms in Asia. However, the way they are interpreted and used, is causing life-threatening situations in many countries. Recent years have seen increasing intolerance and… »

20.12.2016

Reflections 41 years after Invasion Day

Reflections 41 years after Invasion Day

By Pamela Sexton* Dili, Timor-Leste – Recently, thousands of U.S. military veterans travelled to North Dakota to support the peaceful struggle of the Standing Rock Sioux to defend their sovereignty and protect their land and water. I watched the veterans bend down to ask forgiveness from the many indigenous tribes… »

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