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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. ...

Federal, State Govt Fails to Protect Indigenous Land Rights of Temiar Community

Federal, State Govt Fails to Protect Indigenous Land Rights of Temiar Community

In early August 2018, a plantation company destroyed a six-month-old blockade set up by an indigenous Orang Asli community in the Malaysian state of Kelantan. According to a news report, Jaringan Kampung Orang Asli ...

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Indonesia: Hundreds Arrested in West Papua Demonstrations

Source: abc NEWS Indonesian police detained several hundred people Monday at protests around the country demanding independence for remote West Papua. Arrests were made in cities in Sulawesi, Java and Papua but demon ...

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Unhappiness in Between Smiles

Anti-junta protesters march against military rule on the second anniversary of Thailand’s military coup.   ...

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

When Chiang Mai Students Mock Repression

In February 2016, students from the law faculty of Chiang Mai University conducted a parade and show, that mocked and condemned the increasing institutional repression of the population and poor state of rights under ...

TPP: Jual Beli, Dagang Negeri, Jual Beli, Rakyat Mati

TPP: Jual Beli, Dagang Negeri, Jual Beli, Rakyat Mati

Malaysians rally in Kuala Lumpur, opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership, corporate greed, and the indifference of prime minister Najib Razak and his government. Date: 23 January 2016 / Photos: Zashnain. ...

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 ...

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

Patani Youth Activists Seeking Malaysia’s Help as ASEAN Chair

PerMAS lodged a formal appeal to the Malaysian embassy in Bangkok yesterday. The Federation of Patani Students and Youth (Persekutuan Mahasiswa Anak Muda dan Siswa Patani) is seeking for the government of Malaysia to ...

#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 ...

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 ...

Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Filep Karma
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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Filep Karma

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Forkorus Yaboisembut
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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Forkorus Yaboisembut

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Edison Waromi
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Interview with a Papuan political prisoner: Edison Waromi

On April 2nd, 2014, West Papuan solidarity groups are holding a day of action calling on the Indonesian Government to free all West Papuan political prisoners unconditionally. Rallies are being held in various cities ...

Collection of disturbing protest footage from Ukraine
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Collection of disturbing protest footage from Ukraine

Incredible video footage from the midst of the violently escalating protests in Kyiv over the past week ...

Indonesian military gears up for oppression in West Papua

Indonesian military gears up for oppression in West Papua

The Indonesian military has big plans and has made some big purchases. They have just acquired 8 units of AH-64 Apache combat helicopters as well as a number of submarines. Will they end be used for defense or to s ...

Mi’kmaq resist brutal police crackdown on fracking blockade

Mi’kmaq resist brutal police crackdown on fracking blockade

In case you hadn't already heard, on October 17th RCMP officers violently descended on a blockade led by the Mi’kmaq Warrior Society in New Brunswick, Canada. The blockade was was preventing Houston-based SWN Reso ...

Irian Jaya: The Biak Massacre (video)
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Irian Jaya: The Biak Massacre (video)

"We heard the forces coming up...in front of us there were six bodies, all with bullet wounds. There was blood everywhere." Secret videotape shows those walls peppered with bullets with personal belongings scattered ...

Biak Massacre Eyewitness
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Biak Massacre Eyewitness

This video, by a key eyewitness, offers more background for the Citizens Tribunal on Saturday. She talks about the initial moments of the assault, about how protestors were shot by troops from all sides, and the truc ...

The Biak Massacre Citizens Tribunal

The Biak Massacre Citizens Tribunal

On July 6th, 1998, shortly after the anniversary of the West Papuan declaration of independence, a Massacre took place in the city of Biak, West Papua. To this day, none of those involved in the mass-murder have been ...

Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mandawuy Yunupingu broke indigenous barriers

Mr Yunupingu was an Aboriginal musician, songwriter and campaigner who fought many battles - most of which he won. As the frontman of Yothu Yindi, he pushed indigenous music beyond Australian borders and gained a glo ...