Tony Henderson

Tony Henderson is a freelance writer working in Hong Kong, since 1980, and previously Japan, for seven years following two years in Mauritius after a year in Libya. Long time participant in the Humanist Movement and spokesman for Universal Humanism in Hong Kong. Also, Pressenza Hong Kong Bureau Chief.

10.08.2016

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

India: Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast, seeks political power

Esha Roy writing in Imphal informed readers that on August 10 and sixteen years after she started a hunger strike to repeal the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Acts (AFSPA) from the state, Irom Sharmila Chanu, popularly known as the Iron Lady of Manipur, emerged from behind bars. But the day… »

05.08.2016

Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War

Declaration of Peace and Cessation of War

“The very work that we are pursuing is the work of healing of nations….The Law that cares about human dignity must be drafted, but it must not be done by any forms of power or authority. When we speak of democracy, whom does it represent?…People are the owners of democracy. »

04.08.2016

Hong Kong: System 1: Youth 0, as discontent smoulders

Hong Kong: System 1: Youth 0, as discontent smoulders

Talk of an independent Hong Kong is usually done in the same manner as talking… what if we won the Mark Six Lottery… simply a topic for an idle moment when drinks have flushed the system in the after-work hours, well, until these past weeks that is. This idea did… »

02.08.2016

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

Taiwan: President Tsai apologises for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’

In Taiwan, President Tsai Ing-wen offered a proper and formal apology August 1 to the aboriginal peoples of the island state for ‘centuries of pain and mistreatment’, and she promised to take concrete steps to rectify that history of injustice. This came as an original and not quite expected act… »

01.08.2016

Trident missile system putting Newcastle lives at risk

Trident missile system putting Newcastle lives at risk

Trident missile system putting Newcastle lives at risk, claim campaigners @nuclearban Nuclear weapons systems are being transported up to six times a year past Newcastle so anti-nuclear campaigners held a public meeting in the city on Sunday  July 31 to raise awareness of the deadly cargo… »

22.07.2016

The Koreas: “No THAAD” yell protesters in Seoul

The Koreas: “No THAAD” yell protesters in Seoul

Earlier this month South Korea agreed to the placement of a defensive anti-missile system called the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, which is aimed quite clearly against North Korea but it cannot be denied, also against China. The agreement showed that at last the United States had convinced Seoul… »

22.07.2016

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

Bangladesh: the cash crop of climate change

It was recently reported on Pressenza that, asked about the impacts of climate change in Bangladesh’s coastal regions, eminent environmentalist Professor Ainun Nishat disagreed with those other experts who claim that internal migration may have already started due to the effects of climate change. In the interview carried by… »

18.07.2016

Turkey: people power, the media and a change in tone

Turkey: people power, the media and a change in tone

Like most viewers, I watching the events in Turkey unfold on television from Friday July 15 and the snatches of scenes not really telling the full story but giving an idea of what was taking place, especially with the word military coup getting aired. Quite disturbing. Not particularly aware of… »

14.07.2016

SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH at the FOG Movie Fest – Silicon Valley California

SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH at the FOG Movie Fest – Silicon Valley California

BREAKING NEWS – USA PREMIERE – SILO A SPIRITUAL PATH at the FOG Movie Fest – Silicon Valley California The award winning documentary Silo A Spiritual Path is an Official Selection for the Festival of Globe (FOG) Movie Fest that runs from August 5th-14th at the Camera 12 Cinemas, in… »

13.07.2016

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

Waiting for calm in the South China Sea

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague was the international organisation issuing the ruling concerned sovereignty and land usage, as well as maritime rights and jurisdiction issues, that hold over the South China Sea. Its foretold conclusions unleashing a readied barrage of ‘not on my watch’ statements by China’s Xi Jinping. »

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