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17.08.2016

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Japan Shows the Way to Good Life with Little Growth

Viewpoint by Jonathan Power LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – The announcement was made on August 15 by Japan’s Finance Ministry: In the last quarter of the year the Japanese economy grew at an annualised rate of 0.2%. “One wonders if the economy will remain at a standstill for the rest of… »

15.08.2016

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Tony Henderson: A legend departs

Pressenza is devastated to learn of the passing away of our Asia-Pacific Editor, Tony Henderson, on Sunday the 14th of August, in the arms of his wife Mila, at the age of 74. Tony, originally from England’s North East region of Tyneside never lost his accent despite spending the majority… »

13.08.2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Youth, a critical juncture of a human life, where the transition from childhood to adulthood hopefully takes place. This means going beyond mere physical transformation to entail biological, psychological, socio-cultural and political adaptations. Yet, age is the only parameter to define youth, and there is no universal definition of ‘youth’. »

13.08.2016

Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online

Japan brings Ikata nuclear plant back online

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor despite a court challenge by local residents. The atomic plant was one of dozens shut down in wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Plant operator Shikoku Electric Power said Friday it switched on the No. 3 reactor at its Ikata nuclear power… »

12.08.2016

Philippines: 700 assassinated by “death squads” under “cleansing”

Philippines:  700 assassinated by “death squads” under “cleansing”

During moment of great crises, people’s fears are accentuated. People begin to be burdened with so many worries. Concomitant to these worries and fears is the consciousness’ search for the culprit, that unknown something that surely is behind their suffering. And they want quick solutions. And if there’s something that… »

11.08.2016

Journalism and Feminism

Journalism and Feminism

Sarah Aziza: on Journalism and Feminism By Milena Rampoldi, ProMosaik. Here is my interview with the feminist journalist Sarah Aziza. A couple of days ago, ProMosaik published her article about the important Twitter campaign Can you Hear Us Now.  I think that we need more feminist… »

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… »

07.08.2016

Anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack in human history

Anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack in human history

The dates of August 6 and 9, 1945, remind us of the horror of Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the context of the end of the Second World War. That is when the US government caused the USA military to drop two nuclear bombs on those cities, generating the most… »

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… »

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