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Indigenous Activists Battle Governments in Latin America

Indigenous activists in Bolivia and other Latin American countries who take to the streets to protest the exploitation of their ancestral homelands face repressive measures and charges of terrorism. ...

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Vote Rio Tinto for Greenwash Gold 2012

Rio Tinto is bad news for many communities around the world. Its operations have failed to provide adequate protection of public health, the environment, workers and human rights. It is a scandal that it should be pr ...

Tibetan Autonomy – A Futile Odyssey

Sisyphus, who was punished by Zeus and made to roll a huge boulder up a steep hill. Before reaching the top however, the rock would always roll back down, forcing him to restart his task. It was a punishment given to ...

Occupy PNG Takes On Government (And Wins!)

In another example of the power of popular resistance, Papua New Guineans this week appear to have successfully stopped the government from delaying elections and implementing a controversial Judicial Conduct Law tha ...

Oil Palm workers exploited “New Black Birding Style”

Here in Papua New Guinea they promise that so called foreign investment will bring jobs. What they don't tell you is that BLACK PEOPLE will become slaves. What they don't tell you is that "BLACK BIRDERS" still exist. ...

Human Rights Watch: Rape, torture plague Myanmar’s Kachin conflict

Source: The Sun Daily BANGKOK (March 20, 2012): Troops in Myanmar have murdered, tortured and raped civilians since fighting with separatists flared up around nine months ago in northern Kachin State, leading to the ...

The Lure Of Mining In PNG

Papua New Guinea has a new leader but the country’s relationship to mining remains complex. Locals who aren’t happy about the growth of the industry are left with few options. ...

PNG Government Repeals Chinese Sponsored Amendments to Environment Act

When Justice Catherine Davani handed down the only dissenting judgment regarding the Ramu Nickel case, she suggested that the Environment be protected. She stated In Louis Medang v. China Metallurgical Group Corporat ...

What Now for North Korea?

After seventeen years of brutal rule Kim Jong-Il is finally gone. The surreal outpouring of mourning, mirroring that following the death of his father back in 1994, was predictable in light of the incessant propagand ...

Burma must end war in Kachin State

President Thein Sein’s government is currently increasing troops for the offensive against the KIA in Kachin State and northern Shan State ...

Tenth Tibetan sets himself on fire in protest

A monk of Kardze monastery in eastern Tibet has set himself on fire Tuesday morning demanding freedom and the return of the Dalai Lama to Tibet ...

China transports Burmese troops inside its border to fight KIA

The Chinese army secretly transported dozens of Burmese troops inside its border on Friday morning to fight against the Kachin Independence Army ...

Tibet- Time To Step Up

The tragic news broke this morning that an eighth Tibetan had self-immolated in protest against the repressive policies of the occupying Chinese authorities. Such acts, previously unprecedented in Tibet, underscore n ...

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China’s Forbidden News: China Angry over Myitsone Dam

A report by China's Forbidden News on the Chinese response to Myanmar president Thein Sein's decision to halt construction of the Myitsone mega-dam project... ...

BBC: Burmese Government Halts Controversial Dam Project

In a rare concession, the Burmese government has suspended a long planned and highly controversial hydroelectric dam project in the face of growing public opposition. ...

The Chinese Government is Not in Control of the Script

Xi Jinping is still some two years away from taking over as President of China- but already he is playing up his xenophobic, colonialist credentials by publicly threatening to “smash” separatism in Tibet. ...

China’s Kachin Crime

"One of Burma’s largest rebel groups could fall, the Kachin people could be left to face the junta’s programme of ethnic cleansing and other minority groups would inevitably follow." ...

Ai Weiwei’s Release– The Challenge for Activists

The release of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, after more than two months in detention on trumped up charges of tax evasion, has been welcomed around the world. The most high profile victim of the CCP†...

Civil War Resumes in Burma- Kachin Independence Organization Declares Defensive

Burma’s main ethnic armed group, the Kachin Independence Organization, today ordered its troops in Kachin State and Northern Shan State to stage defensive war against Burma's Army, warning that the war would b ...

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Chinese Farmer Sets Himself on Fire to Protest Forced Eviction

A Chinese farmer set himself on fire in a desperate attempt to stop his home from forced demolition by local Chinese authorities. This latest self-immolation incident has attracted national attention, as profit-drive ...