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China’s dam on Brahmaputra to threaten BD, India

China secretly built the world’s biggest dam over the mighty Brahmaputra River which is likely to jeopardise the ecology, environment, and morphology. If the mega project goes through will immensely cause hardship for several million people in downstream India and…

Convivialism and World Social Forum

The convivialist international, signatory of the second Convivialist Manifesto, has begun to formally establish itself as an association based in Hamburg – see its website: https://convivialism.org/our-blog/ Partner of other convivialist organisations, French conviviality, German conviviality and the international movement of…

Talk “Africa’s Contribution to Asia’s Beginnings” this Friday

The CEHA (Centre for Humanist Studies of the Americas) invites you to participate in this great adventure on The Contribution of Africa in the Beginnings of Asia. It will be given by Maali Kentake, who has studied and experienced for…

PMPI General Assembly 2024: Commemorates Twenty Years of Transformative Advocacy

The Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) is thrilled to announce the upcoming 7th General Assembly (GA) scheduled to take place this 4-7 March 2024 at Acacia Hotel in Bacolod, Negros Occidental. This year marks a significant milestone as PMPI commemorates…

PEC Condemns Myanmar Junta for Murdering Reporter

Geneva, 12 February 2024:  Press Emblem Campaign (PEC), the global media safety and rights body has condemned the murder of Myanmar journalist Ko Myat Thu Tun (alias Phoe Thiha) along with six other political prisoners by the military junta under…

Iran: 45 years of theocratic rule

The 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran was a pivotal event in Iran’s history and had a significant impact on international politics. It was the result of a combination of popular discontent with the authoritarian regime of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlevi,…

Group Sounds the Alarm over Unauthorized Sexual Enhancement Products 

12 February 2024. As Valentine’s Day nears, the EcoWaste Coalition warned that some unauthorized products for sexual enhancement and energy may contain undeclared ingredients and may pose serious health risks. Echoing the advice of health authorities from the USA, Canada,…

Asia Pacific Humanists & Peace-loving Activists Get Together to Interchange and Share Plans for the 3rd World March of Peace and Nonviolence

Feb 10, 2024. Representatives from five countries in the Asia Pacific Region– India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Philippines, around forty participants – – had a virtual meeting to interchange and share the plans and activities being made to prepare for…

EcoWaste Coalition Discovers 5 More Highly Leaded China-Made Paints Sold Online

8 February 2024, Quezon City.  The toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition today announced its discovery of five more imported spray paints containing high concentrations of lead that are illegally sold online. As part of its continuing advocacy to promote strict…

TEPCO confirms leak of 5.5 tonnes of radioactive water from Fukushima nuclear power plant

Approximately 5.5 tonnes of water contaminated with radioactive materials have leaked from equipment at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, local media reported Wednesday. At around 08:53 local time on Wednesday, workers discovered a water leak at the outlet of…

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