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Hong Kong students make the grade

Following the student led protests against the Hong Kong government’s handling of the electoral reforms imposed by China’s Beijing rulings, and especially as the police used pepper sprays and the like to quell the dissent, the foreign press is picking…

Hong Kong needs a mayor to lead the city’s renewal and reinvention

The exhausting distraction of constitutional and political arrangements continues to divert much energy from our senior leadership, and has done so ever since 1982. This diversion is the reason why many government departments are operating under outdated practices, guidelines and statutes,…

China – the Soong Dynasty

The Soong Dynasty by Sterling Seagrave is an eye opener indeed. How bad can a leader, or supposed leader, of a country be? Marcos was bad enough I came to understand on reading about his ‘dynasty’ by the same excellent…

As The Voices of Indigenous Peoples “Must Be Effectively Heard”, There Will Be a World Conference On Them!

Human Wrongs Watch The voices of indigenous peoples must be effectively heard and they must be consulted on issues that affect them, including rights to land and resources, the United Nations Human Rights Council heard on 17 September 2014.    …

Hong Kong students boycott classes

Students in Hong Kong are taking their struggle for democracy to government headquarters this week, after thousands gathered in a sea of white on the Chinese University campus to launch a week-long class boycott Sunday 21 September, 2014. The organising group…

On actions for Sept. 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Press Release On Actions for September 26, International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons September 22, 2014 Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs The forthcoming September 26 will mark the first International Day for the Elimination of Nuclear…

India – national debate on nuclear energy proposed

PRESS NOTE  Put Indian citizens before profits of international corporations, initiate a national debate on nuclear energy – S P Udayakumar  Eminent Gandhian activist Dr. S P Udayakumar, who has been leading the grassroots protest in recent years against the…

The Long Shadows of History

[media-credit name=”Johan Galtung ” align=”alignleft” width=”100″][/media-credit] Human Wrongs WatchBy Johan Galtung*, 115 September 2014 – TRANSCEND Media Service – As Carl Gustav Jung said, and the Chinese before him–the shadows are long and dark. Jumping does not help, they follow us. Thus, the…

Mindanao: Bangsamoro Basic Law submitted to Congress

Osbi Santillan, of World without Wars and Violence, informed Pressenza: “that the draft Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL), prepared by the Bangsamoro Transition Council (BTC) has been turned over by the President of the Philippines to the Legislative Branch (Senate and…

Myanmar’s Muslim “Rohingya” — What’s in a Name?

  Human Wrongs Watch Bangkok, 15 September 2014 (IRIN)* — Already widely reduced to statelessness and in many cases forced into camps for displaced people, an 800,000-strong population of Muslims in western Myanmar now faces increasing efforts to eradicate the very…

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