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“It’s the Devil’s Excrement” – Where Fossil Fuels Lurk, Corruption Creeps

Human Wrongs Watch By Marina Lou* – 29 September, 2014, Greenpeace – When it comes to resource extraction and the political process — the issue is a global one. Have a look at some of the recent coal-ruption stories that have been breaking all around the…

HONG KONG: witnessing a ‘new form of protest’

As protests in Hong Kong continue, there are growing fears of a crackdown. But the use of force would not work as it would ruin people’s trust in good governance, human rights lawyer Basil Fernando tells DW.  Despite fear of…

Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

The streets and echoes resounding in Hong Kong in this moment are energised by an invigorating turmoil. It’s as if the shrouded urbanity had shook itself and woken up. People found themselves shoulder to shoulder, fired into a new solidarity.…

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 This diversion is the reason why many government departments are operating under outdated practices, guidelines and statutes,…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…

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