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.

11.07.2016

Continued violence by military not an answer in Kashmir

Continued violence by military not an answer in Kashmir

The death toll now stands at 19 on Monday 11, July 2016, after the weekend’s military onslaught on civilians in Indian-administered Kashmir with the crackdown on the processions of mourners and protesters. Kashmiris meanwhile lament about the lack of international condemnation or indeed any sympathy from the sub-continent about the… »

08.07.2016

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

Hong Kong bookseller disappearances

There are many people in Hong Kong who give short shift to opinions that are not in total support of the booksellers who became popularly notorious as heroes of those opposing Beijing’s strong rule over this territory. One writer who is also a lawyer conversant with Chinese law says China… »

08.07.2016

Bangladeshis are refusing to be rattled

Bangladeshis are refusing to be rattled

The popular media, bdnews24.com, reports that Muslims in Bangladesh are refusing to be rattled by the latest terror attack near the largest congregation ground for religious rites hard on the heels of the bloody carnage at the Dhaka café. This year, as usual in the country, tens of millions of… »

06.07.2016

Spotlight Documentary Film Festival, Atlanta, chooses Silo

Spotlight Documentary Film Festival, Atlanta, chooses Silo

Silo a Spiritual Path wins Platinum Award at Spotlight Documentary Film Festival, Atlanta, Georgia USA The award winning film, Silo a Spiritual Path (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence) has won a Platinum award at the Spotlight Documentary Film Awards in Atlanta, Georgia USA. A Platinum Award celebrates… »

02.07.2016

Bangladesh: importing terror, exporting fear

Bangladesh: importing terror, exporting fear

The terrible attack on Holey Artisan café in the upper-end Gulshan business district of Dhaka, Bangladesh will have succeeded in announcing that ISIL is indeed in the country. The government was reluctant to admit this fact but it is difficult to believe otherwise now. This suicidal killing goes toward explaining the… »

02.07.2016

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

Hong Kong’s day of protest demonstrates civility

July 1 is the anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the sovereignty of China and has become a day of protest where all kinds of social grievances are brought to the streets from calls for more LGBT rights to demands for greater protection of migrant workers. The Civil Human Rights… »

01.07.2016

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia election win puts poverty on the breadline

Mongolia’s political opposition took control of parliament in a landslide vote where the Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) got 65 of 76 seats after vowing to boost the economy in this once pastoral land but recently discovered haven of mineral-rich deposits. The main thrust of their campaign was to tackle poverty. »

29.06.2016

Timor-Leste vs Australia over disputed oil-gas and proximity rights

Timor-Leste vs Australia over disputed oil-gas and proximity rights

Australia is showing its worst side in its dealings with Timor-Leste over territorial waters claims that involve oil and of a lesser import to the big island, fisheries, by ignoring the smaller country’s legitimate rights which it intends taking to the international court. According to the tiny nation of Timor-Leste,… »

24.06.2016

Brexit as a reality offers fresh British-European-Humanist opportunities

Brexit as a reality offers fresh British-European-Humanist opportunities

Instability is a prime condition for deep changes to take place in any situation and what determines how everything moves is primarily determined by the stronger forces impinging on that situation. As the orthodox forces are pretty much balanced, as shown by the relative ratio of the leave-remain vote, this… »

23.06.2016

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Silo a Spiritual Path, official selection, Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

Award winning documentary film has Global appeal making inroads into Asia. The award winning movie, Silo a Spiritual Path (Hollywood International Independent Documentary Award of Excellence) has been selected to be included in the Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival. Following successes in Europe this important film for nonviolence demonstrates its… »

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