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Rap Against Dictatorship – ประเทศกูมี

Rap Against Dictatorship – ประเทศกูมี

“Polarizing the people is the authoritarian’s ultimate weapon. When this happens, the people’s power will be take away.”   Song : ประเทศกูมี Rap Against Dictatorship A ...

Divine Justice

Divine Justice

The art humanizes an aspect that humanity looks up to; justice. The 6-arm humanoid is a personification of this divine aspect with each hands representing something about justice, love, humanity. The man, is he the v ...

#BebasMedia – Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind

#BebasMedia – Whoever Controls the Media, Controls the Mind

Grafik Rebel Untuk Protes & Aktivisme (Grupa) views the recent decision by the Malaysian Communications And Multimedia Commission to block news portal The Malaysian Insider as another blatant attempt by the despe ...

Patani Humanitarian Day: Protect Civilians in South Thailand

Patani Humanitarian Day: Protect Civilians in South Thailand

More than a hundred student (mainly from The Federation Of Patani Student and Youth) gathered and campaigned in conjunction with Patani Humanitarian Day, which is held every February 3. The event was held at Lan Sae ...

No Signs of Peace in South Thailand

No Signs of Peace in South Thailand

With increasing violence between warring militants and military, south Thailand has not seen any evidence of peace. ...

#KitaLawan – Young Malaysians Demand Social Justice and Change

#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 ...

Raise the flag for West Papua

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. ...

Mining Capitalism: The Relationship between Corporations and their Critics

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 ...

Fight for Democracy, We Want Election

Fight for Democracy, We Want Election

“As long as the country’s democracy is not safe. we will be here.” The words of Thailand’s Red Shirt leader, Jatuporn Prompan, who leads thousands of pro-government supporters and the United F ...

Police ban West Papuan rally, crack down on gatherings

Police ban West Papuan rally, crack down on gatherings

A number of peaceful protests and cultural parades, planned to protest the signing of the New York Agreement on the 15 August 1962 have been banned by the police in West Papua. The peaceful protests co-ordinated by t ...

Cambodia: Sweat and Tears of Human Perseverance

Cambodia: Sweat and Tears of Human Perseverance

The people of Phnom Penh, nowadays and those fortunately to go through university, will toil to secure jobs. They work in the city, keeping their heads above the increasing cost of living. Despite the economical conf ...

ThaiSouth: Barisan Revolusi Nasional’s Demand Exposes Insincerity

ThaiSouth: Barisan Revolusi Nasional’s Demand Exposes Insincerity

Barisan Revolusi Nasional (BRN) is at it again. The Pattani-Melayu elitist militant leadership made more demands on YouTube in relation to Ramadan, the holy month in the Muslim calendar. Chief BRN representative, Has ...

Richard Di Natale grills Foreign Minister on human rights in West Papua
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Richard Di Natale grills Foreign Minister on human rights in West Papua

Senator Richard Di Natale questions Foreign Minister Bob Carr about allegations of ongoing human rights abuses in West Papua. ...

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 ...

Body Count: Children Killed in Thailand’s South

Body Count: Children Killed in Thailand’s South

In October this year, an 11-year old boy was killed along with his father when militants shot at them. They were in a pickup truck, driving in Thailand’s province, Yala. This is not the first assault on childre ...

West Papua: Remembering 51 years of oppression

West Papua: Remembering 51 years of oppression

Dusk is falling across Melbourne and West Papua, but not over the dreams of the Papuan people. Today, remembering 51 years of oppression having been denied the right to self-determination, the West Papuan people gath ...

Murder of an Idea

Murder of an Idea

Murder of an Idea & Coronation of a Broken Circle - By General Popó ...

Indonesian police open fire on KNPB demonstration, West Papua
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Indonesian police open fire on KNPB demonstration, West Papua

Indonesian TV news channel footage of police shooting into the KNPB demonstration on 23rd October 2012 in West Papua ...

Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story
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Burma’s Rohingya – The Human Story

Until now, the mainstream media has failed to report on this issue from inside Myanmar as there are security concerns of filming there. Restless Beings has put together this film to demonstrate the type of harsh tre ...

Poverty is the cruel yoke of oppression.

Poverty is the cruel yoke of oppression.

Poverty. A terrible solitude. Ostracism from sanity. Plenty beyond the horizon, you will find at every corner of a mega city and town, to the paddy fields and palm oil plantations. Poverty is a negation of free will ...