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22.07.2019

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

Press Statement on the Occasion of President Duterte’s 4th State of the Nation Address

DEFEND WEST PHILIPPINE SEA NO TO KALIWA DAM AND MANILA BAY RECLAMATION PROJECTS ADOPT THE RIGHTS OF NATURE LAW The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) is calling on President Rodrigo Duterte on the occasion of his fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) to uphold the… »

09.07.2019

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

Good News Part 2 – The Hoffnungsquickie

(The Hoffnungsquickie: Good News Brief – N.d.T.) The world is a bad place. This is at least the impression you get when you look through the burning glass of the media. Catastrophes, wars, lies, hypocrisy and destruction determine the reality that is transmitted. Although everyone knows that this is only… »

07.07.2019

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Stand for Human Rights, Support Call for UN probe in Philippines

Press Statement We, representatives of people’s organizations from human rights defenders, peasants, workers, women, Indigenous Peoples, and migrants in the Philippines, call on the member States of the United Nations (UN) to stand and heed to the demands for establishing an independent investigation to urgently probe the deterioration of the… »

06.07.2019

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

In Afghanistan, We Have Three Dreams

By Dr. Hakim Young and the Afghan Peace Volunteers, Kabul Afghanistan July 5, 2019  Dear fellow human beings, Some of us have wondered, “Are people today too disconnected and frantic to calm down, in order to solve global challenges together? Are we so polarized and self-absorbed that we cannot stop judging… »

01.07.2019

Addressing the crisis brought about by right-wing policies in India

Addressing the crisis brought about by right-wing policies in India

By Inamul Hasan After the last general elections in India, right-wing forces came into power, garnering 70% of the vote which gave them the majority of seats. Almost immediately, this generated a wider crisis in every field, leading the poor people to suffer even further. Due to pro-corporate and anti-environmental… »

26.06.2019

Statue of Unity in the middle of Tribal Poverty

Statue of Unity in the middle of Tribal Poverty

By Sujit Choudhury The world’s tallest statue the ‘Statue of Unity’ was inaugurated by Prime Minister nearly sometimes back with huge publicity in Kevadiya, near Sardar Sarovar Dam in Narmada District. In the same day hundreds of villagers of 73 tribal villages in and around Narmada district did not cook… »

18.06.2019

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

More Mass Protests in Hong Kong as Activist Joshua Wong Freed from Prison

In Hong Kong, as many as 2 million people took to the streets Sunday for another mass demonstration against a proposed bill that would allow the extradition of Hong Kong residents to mainland China, which critics say would infringe on Hong Kong’s independence and the legal and human rights of… »

13.06.2019

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Hong Kong Lawmakers Delay Debate on Extradition Bill Amid Mass Protests

Authorities in Hong Kong have shut down government offices and postponed debate in the Legislative Council, one day after riot police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray at tens of thousands of demonstrators who took to the streets to protest a bill that would allow the extradition of… »

23.05.2019

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

India Election Results — Fascists and Fanatics are Back in Power.

By Partha Banerjee Let Us Understand Why. _____________________________________ With this election result where people fell for Goebbels-like propaganda and lies, fascism is now official in India. Fascism of Hindu fanatics, fascism of the 1 percent, and fascism of hate and violence. They won. Reason and truth lost. There will… »

21.05.2019

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

Press Statement on the 2019 Philippine Election Results

(Note: Last May 13, 2019, midterm elections were held in the Philippines, with those elected taking office on June 30, 2019, halfway through the term of President Rodrigo Duterte. The following positions were contested: 12 seats in the Senate of the Philippines, all seats in the House of Representatives of… »

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