Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia's Help as ASEAN Chair

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

PerMAS lodged a formal appeal to the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok yesterday. The Federation of Patani Students and Youth (Persekutuan Mahasiswa Anak Muda dan Siswa Patani) is seeking for the government of Malaysia to ...

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Hundreds Rally for the Release of Students Detained in ThaiSouth

Thai army arrested 50 students and young people on June 2, in the conflict-torn southern provinces of Thailand. The students are affiliated with PerMAS (Federation of Patani Students and Youths) along with other pe ...

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Delia / The Efformation

'Delia' by Humphrey King // shaping contemporary narrative / (out of nothing but air) / POLITICAL REALITY. / IS TRANSFORMED ...

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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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Global Solidarity Concert for West Papua in Los Angeles

AK Rockefeller is honored to be sharing the stage with Blue King Brown, Big Mountain and Benny Wenda at The Mint in Los Angeles this May 15th. Come check out some great music and show your support for a free West Pap ...

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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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Patani Students, Youths Arrested in Thai Army Crackdown

Martial law. The rule of the military in the south provinces of Thailand (ThaiSouth) has been around for about a decade, due to insurgency between warring Patani factions and the security forces. That said, the junta ...

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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 ...

School kids trying to protect themselves from the rain (Wamena, West Papua)
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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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Raise the flag for West Papua

Despite cruel restrictions, every December 1st West Papuans gather to celebrate the day they were granted independence from the Dutch and risk their lives raising the Morning Star flag in remembrance. ...

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The State of Thai Democracy

Follow Zashnain on Twitter @bedlamfury and read his blog at zashnain.com Over the past four years, my outreach activities, with the repertoire of contention, have been shaped and monitored by community leaders and yo ...

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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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The Road To Home: Documentary About West Papua Independence Leader Benny Wenda

Feature length documentary by Dancing Turtle Films about the Nobel Peace Prize nominated West Papua independence leader Benny Wenda. ...

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Cambodia: Aren’t We All Potential Refugees

Last week, there was finally some small measure of justice for the 2 million people killed by the Khmer Rouge and for the entire nation of Cambodia. For the first time, 2 top leaders of that vicious regime were held ...

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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 ...