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Pro-democracy activists rally in Bangkok as election faces delay

Pro-democracy activists rally in Bangkok as election faces delay

Human rights activists protest possible postponement of Thai election. ...

The Citizen’s Constitution in The Land of Smiles

The Citizen’s Constitution in The Land of Smiles

Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha said criticism would be forbidden until a new constitution was in place. A constitution that allegedly would facilitate the return of democracy to Thailand, and increase the po ...

The fearless Freedom Flotilla sails for occupied West Papua

The fearless Freedom Flotilla sails for occupied West Papua

On August 17th, a group of heroic activists set sail from Cairns, Australia, bound for West Papua in the Freedom Flotilla. Their mission is land on West Papuan soil and use their journey to draw attention to the hum ...

KNPB activists sing for freedom from behind bars in West Papua
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KNPB activists sing for freedom from behind bars in West Papua

We are KNPB activist in Timika, West Papua. Indonesia Police jailed us with no reason. Indonesian police jailed Romario Yatipai, Steven Itlay, Yakonias Womsiwor, Paulus Marsyom, Alfred Marsyom and Yanto Awerkion sinc ...

Missing Lao Activist Sombath – More Questions than Answers

Missing Lao Activist Sombath – More Questions than Answers

On 15 December 2012, Sombath Somphone, a civil rights activist, disappeared in Vietiane, Lao. Sombath Somphone had a high profile at the Asian-Europe People’s Forum. His work, safeguarding the environment and ensur ...

The Chinese Government is Not in Control of the Script

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. ...

Ai Weiwei’s Release– The Challenge for Activists

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’s la ...

Belarus: Lukashenko Cracks Down on Political Opposition

Belarus: Lukashenko Cracks Down on Political Opposition

The police crackdown on the Minsk demonstration, in which hundreds of opposition activists and dissidents were rounded up, was condemned by rights groups and Western governments that said Lukashenko’s re-election w ...

Bahrain: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Stand Trial

Bahrain: Pro-Democracy Activists Will Stand Trial

Shia comprise about 70 per cent of Bahrain’s population, but are excluded from top government and security posts. More than 30 people have died in the unrest. ...

Terror and Force by Indonesian Army in West Papua

Terror and Force by Indonesian Army in West Papua

Six activists from West Papua National Committee (KNPB) have been arrested by Indonesia Police In Pucak Jaya (Wamena) for distributing leaflets for demonstrations on May 2nd. ...

Syria, Social Media & “Anti-Social” Activism

Syria, Social Media & “Anti-Social” Activism

Many of the chants are conveniently translated for the myriad spectators and commentators. The one we hear most in Syria is “The people want to topple the regime”. Note that word. People. It is people and their a ...

Belarus: Activist Flees Country, Facing Trial

Belarus: Activist Flees Country, Facing Trial

Belarusian opposition activist facing trial for participating in "mass unrest" has fled the country. ...