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06.08.2018

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

Road rage faces student spirit in Bangladesh

By Farooque Chowdhury Road rage in Bangladesh is not new. And not new is death due to road rage. The new phenomenon is the student spirit has stood against road rage. To the students, life matters. A movement against road rage has recently been carried out by the students in… »

05.08.2018

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

Bangladeshi students protest over road safety and justice

As reported by: Nazrul Jashim Photos: Collection courtesy of friends Bangladesh. Since July 30, students of different educational institutions have been demonstrating on the streets, asking for justice. On July 29, two students died in a road accident at the airport road. The incident pushed the student community to go out in the streets with a… »

24.07.2018

Roots of Filipino Humanism (1)”Kapwa”

Roots of Filipino Humanism (1)”Kapwa”

“Kapwa is a recognition of a shared identity, an inner self, shared with others. This Filipino linguistic unity of the self and the other is unique and unlike in most modern languages. Why? Because implied in such inclusiveness is the moral obligation to treat one another as equal fellow human… »

24.07.2018

PMPI Statement on the 3rd State of the Nation Address (SONA) of President Rodrigo Duterte

On the day he won the presidency, Rodrigo Duterte promised change for the country despite his lack of a comprehensive vision for the country’s development. Like a paper boat in a river race, he went along the tide picking up what might possibly be good, from his own perspective and… »

12.07.2018

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

Starving and Bombed Children of Yemen Seek Entrapment in Flooded Thai Cave

While the world watched and waited with bated breath for the outcome of the substantial global effort – involving over 100 cave divers from various countries, 1,000 members of the Thai Army and 10,000 others in various roles – to rescue a team of 12 young… »

10.07.2018

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

Outlaw nuclear weapons and abolish them! Hiroshima Memorial Day in Vienna

On August 6, 1945 the first atomic bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. On 7 July 2017, the UN decided to ban nuclear weapons under international law. On Monday, August 6, 2018, the Vienna Peace Movement organizes the annual event in memory of the victims of the atomic bombings on Hiroshima… »

04.07.2018

“God” sparks Division between a President and Citizens

“God” sparks Division between a President and Citizens

In a summit on national communication and information technology in Davao, southern Philippines on June 22, President Rodrigo Duterte digressed to the unlikeliest of topics: Creation.  And rambled in a booming voice: “Who is this stupid God? He is really stupid, “Estupido talaga itong p***** ina** (the latter phrase meaning… »

04.07.2018

MPI lauds Communities in South Cotabato and Ozamis City for Standing against Coal

MPI lauds Communities in South Cotabato and Ozamis City for Standing against Coal

WE, the Philippine Misereor Partnership, Inc. (PMPI) – a network of people’s organizations (POs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), church/faith-based groups in partnership with MISEREOR, the social development arm of German Bishops, lauds South Cotabato’s community members for being resolute in their stance against possible environmental destruction with coal mining in Lake… »

30.06.2018

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

India most dangerous country for women with sexual violence rife

Seven years ago a Thomson Reuters Foundation experts’ survey found the five most dangerous countries for women were seen to be Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Pakistan, India, and Somalia. This year we set out to see if the situation had changed. We wanted to find out whether more was… »

25.06.2018

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

The South Indian State of Kerala Shows the Way By Embracing Migrant Workers

By Shastri Ramachandaran* NEW DELHI (IDN) – By any yardstick of human and social development, Kerala in South India is ahead of most Indian states. It provides social security to all sections of employees and workers through schemes that are superior to what obtains in most other states. Its labour… »

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