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18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

13.06.2019

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of… »

23.05.2019

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

By Partha Banerjee Let Us Understand Why. _____________________________________ With this election result where people fell for Goebbels-like propaganda and lies, fascism is now official in India. Fascism of Hindu fanatics, fascism of the 1 percent, and fascism of hate and violence. They won. Reason and truth lost. There will… »

21.05.2019

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

(Note: Last May 13, 2019, midterm elections were held in the Philippines, with those elected taking office on June 30, 2019, halfway through the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. The following positions were contested: 12 seats in the Senate of the Philippines, all seats in the House of Representatives of… »

19.05.2019

The Hellish Cycle

The Hellish Cycle

By Baher Kamal Indebted, exploited, hunt down, shamed at Home… The harsh reality of Southeast Asia’s migrants Sorry for coming back to this issue, but its immense human dimension justifies this new attempt to report on another aspect, which is deliberately hidden, unwanted to be seen by the new wave… »

16.05.2019

Humanists in India Celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of “The Healing of Suffering”

Humanists in India Celebrate the 50th Year Anniversary of “The Healing of Suffering”

Kandhroli, India. Last May 4, 2019, a celebration was held at the Kandhroli Park of Study and Reflection to mark the 50th year anniversary of New or Universalist Humanism. 50 years ago, at the foot of Mount Aconcagua in the Andes Mountains, in a desolate spot called Punta de Vacas,… »

14.05.2019

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

China-US trade war heats up: 3 reasons it won’t cool down anytime soon

Greg Wright, University of California, Merced for The Conversation The truce in the U.S.-China trade war is in tatters. China said on May 13 that it will impose new tariffs on a range of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s decision to raise duties on… »

14.05.2019

Arundhati Roy on the Indian Election and Narendra Modi’s “Far-Right, Hindu Nationalist” Agenda

Arundhati Roy on the Indian Election and Narendra Modi’s “Far-Right, Hindu Nationalist” Agenda

In India, the sixth phase of voting has concluded in a highly anticipated parliamentary election that is widely seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is seeking a second term in office. India is the world’s largest democracy with 900 million eligible voters. The final phase of… »

11.05.2019

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The IV Latin American Humanist Forum began today in Santiago de Chile

The Latin American Humanist Forum is an instrument of information, exchange and discussion among people and institutions belonging to the most diverse cultures of Latin America. It is a permanent activity, so that all relevant information circulates immediately among its members. It will be held in Chile on May 10,… »

06.05.2019

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal

Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 Aug 1941): The Local and the Universal

By René Wadlow – TRANSCEND Media Service “The darkness of egoism which will have to be destroyed is the egoism of the Nation.  The ideal of India is against the intense consciousness of the separateness of one’s own people from others, which inevitably leads to ceaseless… »

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