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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 ...

Saffron Revolution activist U Gambira sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

Saffron Revolution activist U Gambira sentenced to hard labor in Myanmar

#FreeGambira #‎FreeAllPoliticalPrisoners‬ On Tuesday April 24th, Nyi Nyi Lwin (aka U Gambira), former Buddhist monk and leader of the Saffron Revolution in Myanmar in 2007, was handed a sentence of six months wit ...

Patterns of impunity and deceit in Myanmar

Patterns of impunity and deceit in Myanmar

A UN supervised investigation is needed before more atrocities are committed against the Rohingya Muslims. Yet another deadly attack on Myanmar's persecuted Rohingya minority made the news recently, this time taking ...

Anonymous Rallies Around Rohingya, Prepares for Online Operation

Anonymous Rallies Around Rohingya, Prepares for Online Operation

Worried that ethnic cleansing may take place without international attention, Anonymous is preparing an operation in support of Myanmar’s minority Muslim Rohingya ethnic group, possibly targeting government officia ...

Is Oil One Reason For Genocide of Rohingya in Burma?

Is Oil One Reason For Genocide of Rohingya in Burma?

Human rights campaigners are warning that further ethnic cleansing of the Rhingya in Burma, which is being exacerbated by land clearances due to economic developments surrounding the Shwe Oil/Gas pipeline, could be i ...

Human Rights Watch: End Silence on ‘Disappeared’ Lao Activist

Human Rights Watch: End Silence on ‘Disappeared’ Lao Activist

There is strong evidence that Sombath, a prominent 60-year-old social activist, was forcibly disappeared by Laotian authorities more than two months ago. The Lao government’s long silence about Sombath Somphone’s ...

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

Growing International Solidarity for West Papua Freedom Campaigns

It is likely that most US citizens who consider themselves informed about global events are aware of the genocides in Rwanda, Bosnia and East Timor, yet it’s likely that few people in the US are aware of the ongoin ...

Ethiopia’s Tribes Cry For Help

Ethiopia’s Tribes Cry For Help

The Lower Omo Valley in south-western Ethiopia is a vast and rugged region of mountains and valleys, inhabited largely by nomadic agro-pastoralist tribes numbering some 200,000 people. Many live a simple existence, l ...

Canada’s Rush for Gold
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Canada’s Rush for Gold

Canada may be one of the world's largest gold mining nations, but both its overseas and domestic mining activities are controversial. ...

5 Papuan Activists Indicted For Treason- Face Life in Prison

5 Papuan Activists Indicted For Treason- Face Life in Prison

An Indonesian court on Monday indicted five Papuan activists for treason for raising an outlawed Papuan flag and declaring the region independent. The men, who led a peaceful pro-independence celebration attended by ...