Asia

24.12.2011

New political imagination is needed

Speaking of the ‘network’, the model and the tool need to be distinguished. As a tool, the network has limitations (such as accessibility); as a model, it can inspire a reconceptualization of the politics in which and whereby information passes from any node to any node, without having to be filtered through the 'middlemen'. »

24.12.2011

Authenticity in politics – an Asian model for democracy

Fifteen years under house arrest has been used by Daw Suu to develop a spiritual way of life that is the core of her being. As others have observed, this is why she always talks of a 'revolution of the spirit'. Her insistence on non-violence and non-confrontation, compassion and equality are not mere adjuncts to her political stance, they are part of her spiritual path. »

18.12.2011

Delhi’s People Unite to “say no to the BRAI bill”

Delhi Alliance for Safe Food represents a wide cross-section of people, including consumers, farmers, traders, civil society, trade union activists, scientists and academics, all from Delhi. This group held a press conference on GM foods at Gandhi Peace Foundation to address concerns on the Biotechnology Regulatory Authority of India (BRAI) Bill 2011. »

09.12.2011

International humanist party statement on world situation

In this moment of history, and as a political party inspired by the current of Universalist Humanism, we find it necessary to analyse the present situation in order to develop proposals for action in the present global context. [Surely, this is a useful reference for others, Editor.] Statement from the International Humanist Party. »

05.12.2011

Save Fukushima People, Stop Nuking Asia

By simply disgorging the information received from the Tokyo the local Japanese Consulate is playing a role is this disinformation exercise and leading the people and the world to believe all is on the mend but the reality is that the calamity is escalating everyday. In this connection, a protest group chanted that the Consul-General should not disinform Hong Kong people. »

24.11.2011

Occupied Afghanistan Has ‘Long Way to Go’ in Protecting Women

New York – “There is a long way to go before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected,” says a UN report, noting that the government has not yet succeeded in applying a two-year-old landmark law to the vast majority of cases of violence against women. »

22.11.2011

I love Japan, not the death penalty

Have a good Christmas, stop executions in Japan says Claudio Giusti, international campaigner against the death penalty as he launches a new campain. »

20.11.2011

UN to Asia-Pacific: ‘Lead the World’ … Please!

Bali – UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon challenged the Asia and Pacific region “to assume global leadership on issues of international concern, including climate change, sustainable development, access to food and energy, human rights and the empowerment of women.” »

18.11.2011

ICAC Seminar for India Against Corruption Movement

The 'India Against Corruption - Hong Kong' volunteer group gathered together 13 November, 2011, to better understand the success story of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC), and to get to know how this organisation eradicated corruption in the territory, as a guide to how India can do the same as corruption has plagued India for decades. »

11.11.2011

Howl – a sonic Molotov from Hong Kong

The nuclear industry, already frazzled behind toughened and high barricades, is now under further onslaught from the anti nuclear community that has readied a sonic Molotov in the form of a music, poetry and sounds CD recorded and released from Hong Kong. The motor force behind this non-violent munition is long time local rocker Lenny Kwok (Len Guo) of Blackbird infamy. »

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