Mastodon

Asia

Concern over Bangladesh Move to Repatriate Muslim Rohingyas to Myanmar

  Human Wrongs Watch DHAKA, 4 September 2014 (IRIN)* — Bangladesh announced this week that it will send back over 2,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, stoking concerns about the prospect of returning them to an increasingly dire situation. “Myanmar has…

Indian Ocean Nations to Carry Out UN-Organized Tsunami Readiness Test

Human Wrongs Watch Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 24 countries in the region will participate in an exercise organized by the United Nations to test their readiness to address such rare but potentially destructive events, the UN…

Over 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year – Around One Person Every 40 Seconds

Human Wrongs Watch 4 September 2014 – More than 800,000 people commit suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds – according to the United Nations health agency’s first global report on suicide prevention, which was published today.…

Violence against Children Is Universal, Deeply Ingrained in Societies, Often Accepted as the Norm

Human Wrongs Watch Violence against children is universal – so prevalent and deeply ingrained in societies it is often unseen and accepted as the norm – according to new, unprecedented data presented by the United Nations on 4 September 2014.…

Pakistan’s Contain(er)ed Revolution

When real revolutions happen in significant countries – as in Iran in 1978 or Egypt in 2011 – millions of people pour out on the streets throughout the country and bring everything to a standstill. In the current “revolution” underway…

Seven Reasons to Claim Water for Life, Not for Coal

Human Wrongs Watch By Helena Meresman*, 1 September, 2014, Greenpeace – Safe, affordable and accessible water is one of our planet’s scarcest natural resources. Many people don’t have access to fresh water for sanitation, agriculture, or even to drink. Yet, global water consumption by the…

Statelessness: Hoping to Acquire a Nationality, Put Down Roots

Human Wrongs Watch Brussels, 1 September 2014, (UNHCR)* by Valeriia Cherednichenko – Three years ago, Railya Abulkhanova told a UNHCR film crew that she felt like a tumbleweed. “It rolls . . . with the breeze it rolls away. That is what it is.…

China and the New Democracy of Mao

In Hong Kong media yesterday morning (Monday 1 Sept, 2014) Headline Daily reported in its columns, under the title, “NPC sets framework for chief executive election”, that deputy secretary-general Li Fei of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee urged Hong…

Is Burma’s Anti-Muslim Violence Led by “Buddhist Neo-Nazis”?

Human Wrongs Watch By Ray Downs*, Vice –TRANSCEND Media Service — When most Westerners think of Buddhism, they think of smiling men with potbellies and inspirational quotes from Phil Jackson. “Buddhist neo-Nazi” sounds like a contradiction in terms. But in Burma, vicious anti-Muslim sentiment…

Tell National Fruit to drop the charges

Demand justice for Andy today! Tell Natural Fruit to drop the charges! Andy Hall with our brothers and sisters at the Migrant Workers Rights Forum. Press release: Migrant Workers Rights Network Andy Hall is preparing for a trial that could cost…

1 219 220 221 222 223 280