Mastodon

Asia

Philippines – bombs and bullets for mountain dwellers

Then the bombs were dropped, the bullets were sprayed from the helicopters towards the forests. What is happening? Is this happening? Report by Dom-an Macagne 11.30am, August 30, 2013. Two military helicopters hovering over Northern Sagada [in the Cordilleras, Philippines]…

The International Community needs to change its tune when it comes to Sri Lanka

The international community, in particular the UN Human Rights Council, must alter its approach towards Sri Lanka from focussing on its human rights record to urging the Sri Lankan Government to deliver on its promises of reconciliation and justice. This…

Buddha smiles on Madhubani art

Madhubani in Bihar, a busy town close to the Narhi Park of Study and Reflection featured on Pressenza recently [1] is renown across India for its special Madhubani art form that has remained the prerogative of certain kinds of narratives…

Maldives yellowfin tuna get’s the OK

Handline caught yellowfin tuna from Ocean Fresh Pvt Ltd is now certified Friend of the Sea sustainable. This was announced by Friend of the Sea while telling the media about the certification of yellowfin tuna caught by handline method in…

Attitudes and Behaviours of Hong Kong’s Poorest

April 10, 2013 Ipsos Media of Hong Kong released an overview of a survey that queried people aged 12-64 in Hong Kong. The survey was conducted year-round, and Ipsos spoke with 6,100 people to obtain the data, covering the January…

CNDP Statement Against India’s Activation of Nuclear Submarine and Missile Test

We strongly condemn India’s recent activation of a nuclear-propelled submarine quickly followed by flight-test of another nuclear-capable missile. Brandishing these tools of mass destruction as guarantees of national security while ignoring the issues of real safety, security and well-being of…

BANGLADESH: Stop stifling the whistleblower – Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan arrested

Statement by the Asian Human Rights Commission August 11, 2013 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is informed that, at 10:20 p.m., on 10 August, officers from the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police have taken into custody, Mr. Adilur…

Hiroshima – stark images by a Palestinian

I and Oliver Stone both spoke at Hiroshima on the anniversary of the first nuclear bombing in human history and we are slated to speak in two days at Nagasaki on the anniversary of the second nuclear attack. My speech…

Oliver Stone joins Jeju residents’ battle against naval base

Photo: Film director Oliver Stone shakes hands with priests and brothers Moon Jeong-hyun (right) and Moon Kyu-hyun at a concert supporting the opposition to the construction of a naval base in Gangjeong Village, Jeju Island, August 3.  Acclaimed director is…

Narhi Park – another site for Silo’s ashes

Sunday 21st July 2013 at Narhi Park of Study and Reflection, Bihar, India; a gathering of around fifty humanists meeting on an all-India, plus Asia guests, occasion who jointly took the opportunity to scatter ashes of Silo at the site.…

1 235 236 237 238 239 276