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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. ...

An Election Without Fundamental Rights

An Election Without Fundamental Rights

It has been four years since the ruling Pheu Thai party was removed from power in Thailand in a military coup. Four years of flip-flops, of abrupt reversals of decisions, and of broken promises. Four years of propaga ...

Politics Fragmented into a Series of Hopelessness

Politics Fragmented into a Series of Hopelessness

Throughout a decade of struggles in a state of kleptocracy, Malaysians, mainly those from the lower middle class, have told me that they were unable to find equal opportunities for work. But then one day, Malaysians ...

The Tyrant Who Came To Tea – Yudhoyono In The UK

The Tyrant Who Came To Tea – Yudhoyono In The UK

Buckingham Palace has played host to some pretty unscrupulous characters over the years including Vladimir Putin, Hu Jintao and even Robert Mugabe. This week the odorous list is extended to include Indonesian Preside ...

The Third Papuan People’s Congress – by traverser11 & Nick Chesterfield
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The Third Papuan People’s Congress – by traverser11 & Nick Chesterfield

Excellent short documentary by traverser11 and Nick Chesterfield for West Papua Media covering the recent Third Papuan People's Congress in Abepura on October 19th. ...

The New Culture of Resistance
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The New Culture of Resistance

Generation OS13 is an explosive insight into the attack on civil liberties occurring in western democracies and how artists, musicians, journalists and authors encourage the peoples right to resist against Banker occ ...

Georgia: Rage Against the Regime, protests in face of force
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Georgia: Rage Against the Regime, protests in face of force

Thousands of protesters have been rallying for several days now in Georgia with the goal to overthrow President Mikhail Saakashvili. ...

Belarus: Endangered Journalists in Europe’s Last Dictatorship
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Belarus: Endangered Journalists in Europe’s Last Dictatorship

Activist & head of 'Belarus Free Theatre' Natalia Koliada talks about life in Europe's last dictatorship after controversial election last December, a treacherous place for journalists, performers, activists and wome ...

Volatility in Kyrgyzstan Threatens Key US Afghan War Staging Base
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Volatility in Kyrgyzstan Threatens Key US Afghan War Staging Base

In the past 6 months, Kyrgyzstan has seen one president toppled by a street mob, thousands of people killed in ethnic pogroms, and rebellions by two regional politicians. ...