Asia

13.06.2016

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

Battle for Fallujah: Protests needed on violations of humanitarian law

In simultaneous, if not necessarily coordinated operations, there are attacks against the forces of the Islamic State (ISIS or Daesh in its Arabic abbreviation) in Syria and Iraq. ISIS had, in practice, abolished the frontier between Iraq and Syria which had been created in 1916 by the agreement of Sir… »

12.06.2016

Nepal humanists welcome new Community committee

Nepal humanists welcome new Community committee

Humanist Movement member of Nepal Tulsi Sigdel  tells Pressenza that: “We successfully completed our 2nd Annual General Meeting at Suryabinayak; thanks to all participants and congratulations to all of the newly selected board members of the Community for Human Development (Manavtabadi Abhiyan). Peace, Force and Joy The Community for Human Development… »

11.06.2016

Westinghouse go-ahead opposed by Indian villagers to be displaced by reactors

Westinghouse go-ahead opposed by Indian villagers to be displaced by reactors

Residents of Ranasthalam in Srikakulam district, in Andhra Pradesh, where nuclear six reactors with a total capacity of 6,000 MW are to be built, are up in arms over the government’s land acquisition for the project – Speed News Desk published 10 June 2016. Announced on Tuesday while Prime Minister… »

09.06.2016

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

India: discrimination within the Christian Church

“Conversion from Hinduism to other religions, it is generally argued, is to escape the untouchability and caste-based discrimination inherent in Hinduism. Christianity, however, is not able to eradicate untouchability, and casteism continues to dominate both the Protestant and Catholic Church even though Dalits form the majority of the Christian population,”… »

06.06.2016

Silo’s Space of Representation

Silo’s Space of Representation

It is not so easy to write in a clarifying way about Silo’s Space of Representation, the way it is written is already precise#, but as a new concept possibly difficult to first grasp, especially extending the thought to its further ramifications. If a fellow wants to have a drink… »

04.06.2016

South China Sea confrontations – view from Taiwan

South China Sea confrontations – view from Taiwan

Our contact Yew taipan reports that this letter from a Taiwan resident to Admiral Harry B. Harris, Commander of the United States Pacific Command, is circulating in various media and although the style of the letter seems more western than Asian to Pressenza’s Asia editor, the content is seen as… »

04.06.2016

Historian of the Tiananmen Movement and the June Fourth Massacre

Historian of the Tiananmen Movement and the June Fourth Massacre

An Interview With Wu Renhua June 3, 2016 – EXTRACT In 1989, Mr. Wu Renhua was a young faculty member at China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, leading the student demonstration along with other young scholars. He participated in the Tiananmen Movement “from the first… »

04.06.2016

International Labor Rights Forum – 2015 report

International Labor Rights Forum – 2015 report

Dear Reader, Thank you so much for your support of ILRF’s work to advance dignity and justice for workers worldwide! Our 2015 Annual Report catalogues some of the highlights from our work last year, which you helped make possible. Perhaps the most poignant success of 2015 was securing full… »

31.05.2016

China to launch first quantum communications satellite

China to launch first quantum communications satellite

Beijing, May 30 (Prensa Latina) The Academy of Sciences of China (ASCh) is preparing to launch its first experimental quantum communications satellite in June. According to the institution, it will be the first quantum communication system in the world through a satellite. Pan Jianwei, a professor at the University of… »

31.05.2016

North Korea: beyond the missiles

North Korea: beyond the missiles

News of an unsuccessful test of a ballistic missile launched from North Korea is just one more event in the increased weapons activities that have taken place during and after  North  Korea’s first congress of the ruling Worker’s Party, the first to be held over 36 years. The fact… »

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