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Once Upon a Time in Poverty

Intense summer heat, the walkway covered with feet, squeezing, past broken tiles, of uneven pavement and soiled back lanes. Into their corporate rat race. Bangkok at night, brings about contradiction, When poverty do ...

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Unattended Shadow of My Mind

Taunting shadows, they sway to the imagination, the limitless depths of the mind, playing to the touch of light. A weariness, creeping forth, tempting these tired eyes to slumber, yet I resist, with gasps; simply to ...

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#KitaLawan – Young Malaysians Demand Social Justice and Change

Original photos by: @Nany_JHaron Young people, the movers of change. On a blistering hot and humid day, they gathered in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Demonstrators unfurling black flags and banners to display their opp ...

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Daily Life in Wamena, West Papua

YouTuber Panagiotis Drakopoulos provides us with brief tour of daily life in Wamena, West Papua. ...

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Poverty is Death in another form

A build up of the temperature, as it is I am unsure whether “winter” has ended, with this dense smog in the sky and the steady increase of humidity. Weather affects the urban poor, often harshly, offering ...

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Crumbling Dreams of Hope Among the Urban Poor

Housing for the squatters. Poverty in the slums. Congested, crowded, as urban communities continue to live in pitiful conditions with no hope of improvement. No worldly plans to own land, or home. Not during these ha ...

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Devastating floods bring more hardship to Malaysia’s most vulnerable

Banjir2014 - a gradual build-up of monsoon. Then the downpour on ancient terrain, raging water on developed land and sweeping onto areas torn by deforestation. The worst Malaysia flooding in decades, and certainly wi ...

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Malaysia in the Age of Inhibition

A few weeks in Malaysia have enabled me to wrap loose ends on an outreach project, a combo of counselling and trouble-shooting on poverty concerns, and not forgetting the reporting. ...

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Indonesia’s Message to Journalists: “Report on Papua, Go Directly to Jail”

On August 6th, French Journalists Valentine Bourrat and Thomas Dandois were arrested in West Papua on immigration charges. They are now facing up to 20 years in prison for these and a charge of 'subversion'. Local j ...

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Australia’s Piracy on the High Seas

The protracted debacle that has been this detention at sea has left the human rights reputation of Australia in a shaky state. The piracy and detention of people by Australian officials outside their own territory ra ...

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Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

Mining Capitalism is a new book by Stuart Kirsch published by University of California Press with cover art by AK Rockefeller. We are very excited to play a small part in this groundbreaking work towards understandi ...

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Monkhood

'MonkHood' by Humphrey King ...

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A Different Paradigm: Reclaiming Our Minds From the Post-Apocalyptic Motif

It’s time to start thinking about why it is so often used to create fear and hate as opposed to the opposite, and to start doing more to counteract that manipulation ...

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Boycott Indonesian Elections!

Several West Papuan activist groups have been calling for a boycott of tomorrow's elections in Indonesia. Indonesian police and military have actually threatened to shoot anyone calling for the boycott, forcing the ...

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A Void in Kuala Lumpur, the Death of Humanity

‘Holier Than Thou’ Prevailing attitudes towards the homeless , the vagabond, the beggar, the ostracized, are based on the view that government officials, officers of enforcement agencies and representativ ...

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An Ancient Abandoned Temple Hides A Mystery

No monks are there -- the cold wall stands oddly. / Where the pond shows fair, a dragonfly comes out and suns itself, / Where the monstrous tree makes a shade, a hummingbird flies out and around. / On ancient flagsto ...

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SBY’s Pacific Propaganda Tour

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he would explain his policies on Papua during his visit to Fiji, where he will attend a meeting of Pacific Island leaders, some of whom have been critical of Jakarta’s handli ...

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City built by the broken

Bangkok, the metropolis built upon the broken shoulders of man, and yet, now the absence of humanity walks to the twisted lane and stalks the majesty of a city made from the tears of the poor. Life is cheap, or most ...

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#ThaiCoup Social Media Shutdown

The Facebook website has been blocked in Thailand on Wednesday afternoon. Social media users across the country have not been able to access the site since 3pm. ...

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Fight for Democracy, We Want Election

“As long as the country’s democracy is not safe. we will be here.” The words of Thailand’s Red Shirt leader, Jatuporn Prompan, who leads thousands of pro-government supporters and the United F ...