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03.05.2013

Bangladesh – stop pointing in wrong directions

Bangladesh – stop pointing in wrong directions

Responding to articles in the media on Bangladesh and the terrible building collapse and worker deaths, our organisation wants to point out that trade action against Bangladesh will only add to the problems in the country. When the quota system was abandoned years ago because of reports of child labour… »

27.04.2013

China’s obligation to the victims of pneumoconiosis

China’s obligation to the victims of pneumoconiosis

Time to Pay the Bill: China’s obligation to the victims of pneumoconiosis Two decades of unchecked economic growth has produced an occupational disease crisis in China that requires urgent action from the government. An estimated six million workers in China, predominately poor migrants from the countryside, have already contracted the… »

26.04.2013

Monoduo Films launches kickstarter for ‘Creative Despite War’

Monoduo Films launches kickstarter for ‘Creative Despite War’

Monoduo Films is fundraising for Creative Despite War, a documentary film by Ruì Díaz and Christian Rinke-Lazo about the most innovative young artists in Afghanistan. After two years of repeatedly visiting  Afghanistan to follow the development of the characters, they are just one visit away from concluding their story and starting post-production on… »

26.04.2013

Britain outlaws caste discrimination

Britain outlaws caste discrimination

Via Shiva Shankar ‘The USA and other countries too, should pass such a law. Only then,  perhaps, will Hindus be shamed into concrete action against the  ‘unparalleled social abuse of untouchability (A.J.Toynbee)’. ——————- Radio Australia Britain outlaws caste discrimination http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/asia-pacific/britain-outlaws-caste-discrimination/1121320 Britain has outlawed caste discrimination, after… »

20.04.2013

Gold Medal for Yunus – Mr Micro-credit

Gold Medal for Yunus – Mr Micro-credit

Micro-credit expert Muhammad Yunus has become the seventh person to have received the Nobel Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal, said John Boehner, Speaker of the US House of Representatives. Also, Dr Yunus is the first Muslim and the first Bengali to have… »

19.04.2013

Bangladesh – war trials ferment street protests

Bangladesh – war trials ferment street protests

  Interview: with the new Consul General for Bangladesh in Hong Kong, M. Sarwar Mahmood; in attendance, Mirana Mahrukh, Consul. The new consul general gave a contextual introduction to Bangladesh as a prelude to an explanation of the war crimes trials that have shook the nation so recently. Seemingly agreeing… »

16.04.2013

Hong Kong – right of abode settled, for now

Hong Kong – right of abode settled, for now

In Hong Kong at the end of March, 2013,the Court of Final Appeal dismissed an appeal by Filipino domestic workers seeking permanent residency in the city. It also denied the HKSAR government’s request for referring the right of abode issue to the NPC Standing Committee for clarification, saying… »

15.04.2013

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula

Statement on the situation on the Korean Peninsula Humanist Association of Hong Kong April 15, 2013 Press release The Humanist Association of Hong Kong notes with concern the escalation of tension on the Korean Peninsula and is totally opposed to any state threatening another, especially when that threat… »

10.04.2013

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan

Promoting Peace in India and Pakistan 2013-A Report Pritam K. Rohila, Ph. D. April 7, 2013 After our last peace mission to India and Pakistan, I and Kundan, my wife and peace-partner, returned home, on March 19, 2013. Most probably, it was our final peace mission to this region. Having… »

10.04.2013

Hong Kong – why sit on a picket line in the pouring rain?

Hong Kong – why sit on a picket line in the pouring rain?

Hongkong International Terminals (HIT) is under siege in that relative rarity in Hong Kong, a workers strike. Speaking to the press the company said it expects 90 vessels will skip the Kwai Tsing Container Terminal, where it operates, if the strike lasts to April 21. Strike organiser Lee Cheuk-yan, a… »

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