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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… »

28.07.2016

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

WASH-the IRC newsletter of water use and availability

FOCUS ON AFRICA Achieving Water Security and Sanitation Goals Africa hosted three major water and sanitation events over the past two months. The theme of the biggest event, Africa Water Week (AWW), was on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on water security and sanitation. IRC and partners… »

28.07.2016

NEPAL: Ajit Mijar’s death – not suicide, but murder

NEPAL: Ajit Mijar’s death – not suicide, but murder

A fact-finding team of the Dalit Civil Society has concluded that Ajit Mijar, found dead at Kumpur – 3 in Dhading District, did not die as a result of suicide. His was, rather, a staged murder. They have made this declaration in a report, based on the facts and findings… »

22.07.2016

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

The solution is democratization, not a state of emergency!

Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey – DISK In the wake of the 15 July coup attempt, a three-month state of emergency was declared all over Turkey in accordance with “suggestions” from the National Security Council. Declaring a state of emergency following a… »

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… »

21.07.2016

Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

Bangladesh Taking Action to Mitigate Potentially ‘Catastrophic’ Climate Change

Analysis by Naimul Haq BHOLA (IDN) – Bangladesh is one of the world’s countries worst affected by the global warming impact of climate change caused by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – extreme weather events such tropical cyclones, severe floods, rainstorms and river erosion, extreme heat waves… »

17.07.2016

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Media repression in Kashmir amid curfews and protests

Counterpunch ran an article, The Kashmir Story, by journalist Gowhar Geelani in its July 16, 2016 edition. It’s an important story as little news gets out beyond India concerning this politically blighted region because its an old story and too much is going on elsewhere but for those living in… »

16.07.2016

World Peace Forum in China defends inclusive dialogue

World Peace Forum in China defends inclusive dialogue

Beijing, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) The V World Peace Forum opened here today with the presence of analysts from about 20 countries that hold talks under the slogan common security: cooperation, inclusion and open access. During the opening ceremony, Vice Premier of the State Council, Liu Yandong stressed the importance… »

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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