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Hymn to the Human

POEM       O, lord of all divinity, I ask for your guiding grace and beauty.   In this world, a wondrous rainbow Of races, colors, and creeds,   How can we continue down this path of impunity. Show…

“Read at Seoul Plaza”

Seoul City marked World Book & Copyright Day with Outdoor Library   On April 23, 2022, the Seoul Metropolitan Government opened the outdoor library event “Read at Seoul Plaza” in front of Seoul Metropolitan Library & City Hall to mark…

Xi: All countries are in a giant ship with a shared destiny

“All countries in the world are in a giant ship on which our shared destiny hinges. To cross the waves and sail toward a bright future, we must work together,” Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday, while delivering a speech via video at the…

Broad Coalition of Community-based Art Groups and Civil Society Organizations unveil Environmental Art Project to Save Gubat Bay in Sorsogon

Sorsogon, Philippines– Members of various art groups, multi-sectoral coalitions, and civil society organizations launched the Sorsogon Initiatives for Culture and Arts Development (SICAD) project with the goal of “kicking off” a series of collective and creative actions to highlight the…

Sri Lanka: UN urges government to guarantee human rights

The massive peaceful demonstrations that have taken place in Sri Lanka, calling for the resignation of the president due to the serious economic situation, the lack of basic foodstuffs and medicines, among others, have been met by the government with…

Poem Writing Itself

POEM     by Erlie Lopez There’s a poem keeping me awake begging to be written while the rain sluices on my windowpanes and wafts the scent of nocturnal flowers.   But my brain won’t budge drained of thought from…

BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) protests at 6 places in 4 more districts during MSP Guarantee Week*

Chandigarh, April 15. BKU (Ekta-Ugrahan) staged protests at 6 places in 4 more districts during MSP Guarantee Week, and demanded a bonus of Rs 300 per quintal to compensate for the reduced wheat yield. The Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta-Ugrahan) protests…

Filipinos in Canada launch Koalisyon Kontra Daya* to safeguard the 2022 Philippine Election

The Coalition is gathering reports of election fraud, irregularities, delays, and other concerns. CANADA. April 9, 2022 — Filipino leaders and representatives from people’s organizations, youth and migrant groups, “kakampink” coalitions like the Kabayan 4 Leni -Kiko and Tropang Canada…

Bridgestone and Huawei: the power of workers

On 11 February this year, the 1550 workers of the Japanese multinational Bridgestone in Argentina received the first half of last year’s “profit sharing” bonus. They will receive about $6,000 each when they receive the second payment on 11 May.…

Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong and the Goindol Project- South Korea

MUSIC AND CULTURE/INTERVIEW       Pianist/composer Eunhye Jeong is a creative musician with a critical mind that keeps expanding her musical world with diligent research. She has performed with legendary Wadada Leo Smith, a multiple award-winner, a Pulitzer Prize…

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