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How will you fight for workers this week?

Dear readers, This is the season to stand with workers! Today, unions observe Workers’ Memorial Day to remember those who have died on the job and to renew the fight for safe jobs. And this Sunday, there will be demonstrations…

New economy, same old problems for China’s workers

04.2016 Supporting the Workers’ Movement in China New economy, same old problems for China’s workers Workers employed in China’s new online companies are increasingly taking to the streets in protest as their bosses fail to pay wages and lay off…

China, Russia & India unite against US intervention in Asia Pacific

The statement cautions against the internationalization of the disputes By Ankit Panda, www.thediplomat.com Two days ago, in Moscow, the foreign ministers of India, Russia, and China released a joint communique outlining areas of trilateral agreement between the three countries. As I…

We stand with the Marshall Islands

Yesterday marked two years since the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) took a courageous stand against the world’s nine nuclear-armed nations. On April 24, 2014, the RMI filed nine groundbreaking lawsuits at the International Court of Justice and another…

Nepal earthquake: one year on

PUTTING CHILDREN AT THE HEART OF OUR RESPONSE The April and May earthquakes in Nepal caused nearly 9,000 deaths and injured over 100,000 people. Children lost friends and family members, faced injuries and disability. This report provides an overview of…

2016 World Press Freedom Index

Reporters Without Borders 2016 World Press Freedom Index 1Finland8.59 2Netherlands8.76 3Norway8.79 4Denmark8.89 5New Zealand10.01 6Costa Rica11.10 7Switzerland11.76 8Sweden12.33 9Ireland12.40 10Jamaica12.45 11Austria13.18 12Slovakia13.26 13Belgium14.18 14Estonia14.31 15Luxembourg14.43 16Germany14.80 17Namibia15.15 18Canada15.26 19Iceland15.30 20Uruguay15.88 21Czech Republic16.66 22Surinam16.70 23Portugal17.27 24Latvia17.38 25Australia17.84 26Ghana17.95 27Cyprus18.26 28Liechtenstein18.36 29Samoa18.80…

Live from Damascus: The Syrian election results

Live from Damascus: The Syrian Election Results By Ken Stone “Syria’s ruling Ba’ath Party and its allies have won the majority of the votes in the recent parliamentary elections in the country, official results show. The Syrian electoral commission announced…

Deal with root causes of problems to break cycle of violence

Hong Kong citizen Kwan Wing-yi made an impassioned speech at a special Legislative Council meeting late February 2016 that was held to discuss retirement protection, as reported by Jason Y Ng writing for the South China Morning Post. The activist’s…

Exposed: Thai fishing boat slavery

If you buy prawns or shrimp, chances are, you are buying the produce of slave labour. Urge the UNHRC to Condemn Thai Fish Boat Slavery Sign The Petition Drear people, Innocent people in Thailand are being conned onto boats or…

Ebru art and cultivating ‘musk’

We conducted a short interview with renowned Turkish Ebru artist Atilla Can about UNESCO’s celebration of his work, and appreciate his cooperation. Here my video about the three Ebru artists we have interviewed up to now [readers unfamiliar with Ebru can…

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