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Stop Red-Tagging and Criminalization of Social Development Workers

Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) expresses deep concern over the series of actions by state agents using the Anti-Terrorism Act and the Terrorism Financing Prevention and Suppression Act against human rights defenders, political activists, and most recently, social development practitioners who…

Gabriel Boric defies Russia and the ‘Ukraine’ whale in Chilean waters

There is an island in the south of Chile that floats in the mist between the leaden waters of the Strait of Magellan. It is called Isla Dawson and, when the skies are clear, it can be seen by sailors…

Inflation, economic crisis and uncertainty in Bangladesh

In January 2009, when the Awami League came to power through a landslide victory in December’s general elections, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina saw terrorism and militancy as key factors threatening the security of the entire region. During the 2001-2006 rule…

When will Assam NRC Scam-stars be Punished!

Just ahead of the first Parliamentary session, a letter was sent to Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, who was reinstated to lead the Union government in New Delhi after General Elections 2024, seeking PM Modi’s intervention in the updation of…

Biden, Trump or neither?

The President of the United States is the most powerful man in the world, I don’t think anyone doubts that. Perhaps that status will be short-lived, but for now it is. He is backed by money, weapons, including nuclear weapons,…

La Manga and David Andersson of Pressenza @ the WSCG

For the fourth time this summer Bar Crawl Radio podcast is not at a bar.  But we are continuing to have conversations with neighbors doing positive work for their community.  We will be talking with a citizen journalists who works…

Why Does the Role of the Election Commission of India not Seem Beyond Doubt?

by Jag Mohan Thaken Chandigarh, India. While deciding a case, Lord Hewart, the then Lord Chief Justice of England, laid down a dictum– “Justice must not only be done but must also be seen to be done”. “It is not…

How to Avoid Whiplash in 2024 and 2025

Parallel Realities Over the course of the last ten to twelve months, I’ve had conversations with more than a few of my fellow Democrats (I’m still officially on the books as a member of the Democratic Party) about an array…

The Invisibles: About Mass Persecution of Dissidents in Ukraine

“We insist on respect for human rights,” Chilean President Gabriel Boric made such a message at the peace summit in Switzerland. Indeed, the current Russian-Ukrainian military conflict has catastrophic humanitarian consequences and the issue of respect for human rights within…

The nationalism of hate is a partner of corporate neoliberalism.

Vandana Shiva (Dehradun, 1952) is one of the most renowned ecofeminist activists and intellectuals of our time. A PhD in quantum physics, she was one of the founders of the World Social Forum, a pioneer in opening up the debate…

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