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Humanist Movement India – National Meeting

Chennai – 24,25,26 January 2014 (see accompanying photo for details)

History shows way out of Thai conflict

Deposed former prime minister police lieutenant colonel Thaksin Shinawatra brought something new to Thailand. It is what is preventing a peaceful settlement of the conflict now raging in Bangkok’s streets, and it is not his political opening to the rural…

Aam Aadmi Party as harbinger of significant change in Indian society

EVOLUTIONARY CHANGE VS. REVOLUTIONARY TRANSFORMATION By Pritam K. Rohila, Evolution is a slow and gradual process by which organizations as well as organisms adapt to external changes or internal pressure. It may be imperceptible in the short-term and its glacial…

Hasina and Zia Should Step Down – Radical Changes Needed for Bangladesh

Bangladesh is in turmoil. 2013 saw protests and violence, making it one of the bloodiest years since its independence. With the highly criticized elections, arrests of political opposition members and even more casualties, 2014 has not gotten off to a…

Malaysia: Apologies and reparations for Batang Kali

PRESS RELEASE Apologies and reparations for Batang Kali Colonialism Reparation supports the request for apologies and compensations of the victim’s families committee for the Batang Kali’s massacre and calls on the United Kingdom to apologize and pay compensation to Malaysia…

Pakistan: top media stories 6 to 10 January 2014

There were four stories this past weekend that captured the mood of the country in the media. First story was about trial of former president and (retired) General Pervez Musharraf in a high treason case under Article 6 for subverting…

Bangladesh: communal politics and minority persecution

Again, Bangladesh’s Hindu community is under extreme attack. Following the recent general election, hundreds of Hindus including women and children in Jessore, Gaibandha, Thakurgaon, Dinajpur, Rangpur, Bogra, Lalmonirhat, Rajshahi, and Chittagong district had to flee their homes. To save their…

Bangladesh: climate change and impacts on coastal communities

Industrialisation bi-products enhance climate change and this impacts most severely people living in coastal regions and especially hits hard those in the less developed economies and the burden in particular falls on our women. This is becoming apparent following studies…

North Korea – Rodman proves them wrong!

 They said he wouldn’t be able to form a core group of basketball players to accompany him on his North Korea tour but Dennis Rodman proved them wrong again… he told the press January 6, 2013, that a game he…

Hong Kong: Saddhaloka Bhikku, “the German monk”

Obituary Saddhaloka Bhikku, “the German Monk” – called ‘Thay Tay Duc’, the master from West Germany by the local Vietnamese, was laid to rest January 5, 2014 in Hong Kong. The ceremonials initially took place at the Hung Hom Funereal…

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