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.

16.01.2016

North Korea says peace treaty, halt to military exercises, would end nuclear tests

North Korea says peace treaty, halt to military exercises, would end nuclear tests

North Korea Saturday called for the concluding of a peace treaty with the United States and a halt to U.S. military exercises jointly with South Korea to bring to an end its nuclear tests. This is not the first time this call has been made by North Korea which has… »

13.01.2016

Hong Kong and the importance of a book shop

Hong Kong and the importance of a book shop

Journalist Howard Win titles his most recent writing, “Hong Kong faces another uncomfortable year in 2016″ explaining that: “Hong Kong approaches 2016 with most of the same issues that preoccupied it in 2015. There is a looming conjuncture of global and domestic circumstances that suggests 2016 is likely to be… »

06.01.2016

North Korea: another nuclear step towards the abyss

North Korea: another nuclear step towards the abyss

The head of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization Lassina Zerbo stated:”Our International Monitoring System detected an unusual seismic event in the Korean Peninsula at latitude 41.27 longitude 129.10.” The location on the map places the epicenter at North Korea’s Pyunggye-ri testing site in its northeastern mountains, where all of… »

04.01.2016

Hong Kong: disappearing booksellers… what’s going on?

Hong Kong: disappearing booksellers… what’s going on?

Joel Christian – @2legit2trip is a politically concerned HongKonger and student who announces he is local in Hong Kong but foreign in China. Active in the #UmbrellaMovement he attends protests and offers updates via Twitter, also with Vine and this morning January 4, 2016, he covered the current hot case… »

03.01.2016

Conflict transformation across cultures

Conflict transformation across cultures

The above was the title of a meeting of younger minds in Nepal, December 8-18, 20, as graduate in development studies (University of Dhaka) Arup Barua explains: “The major problems that the world is confronting now are emerging from deep-rooted and multifarious conflicts. Most often the conflicts stem from situations… »

30.12.2015

No to NATO; no to nuclear weapons – yes to Peace

No to NATO; no to nuclear weapons – yes to Peace

Despite good intentions a lot of anti-establishment cum anti-System writings are heavy on the negative, as if it were up to Madam Fate and all futures appear dire but it’s not so. The Human Race has a lot going for it. All that’s required is Peace. In his most recent… »

29.12.2015

India: online cow dung patties selling like hot cakes

India: online cow dung patties selling like hot cakes

There is an old saying, “I will believe it when cows fly”, well, it’s not quite like that but how about cow dung patties flying off the virtual shelves after online corporate marketing campaigns? My Pressenza colleague in Dhaka, Bangladesh, reports on the phenomenon in India where people are in… »

28.12.2015

Britain: flooding cause that the Gov’t is keeping to itself

Britain: flooding cause that the Gov’t is keeping to itself

British author and former sheep farmer Philip Walling wrote an article in the (Newcastle) Chronicle that highlights one of the causes of the recent North-West England floods – which is the near complete cessation of dredging of British rivers since the government was required to accept the European Water Framework… »

18.12.2015

Democracy and Nonviolence go hand-in-hand

Democracy and Nonviolence go hand-in-hand

Democracy and Non-Violence go hand-in-hand, or should. In a true democracy there would be no violence and that is the strongest indicator of its presence. Conversely, in situations, whether political or other, non-violence is apparent when everything is running smoothly and political groups and cultural groups are living and working… »

10.12.2015

Hong Kong: Internet freedom and more under threat

Hong Kong: Internet freedom and more under threat

Filibustering is a contentious issue in Hong Kong but this does not deter Legislative Council members Raymond Wong Yuk-man, Ray Chan Chi-chuen, “Long Hair” Leung Kwok-hung and Gary Fan Kwok-wai who plan to use the tactic to stall the Copyright (Amendment) Bill 2014, dubbed “Internet Article 23”, process. Not all… »

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