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14.02.2021

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

For the Love of Mother Earth: Break Up with Single-Use Plastics on Valentine’s Day

13 February 2021, Quezon City.  A waste and pollution watchdog group has offered timely advice on Valentine’s Day to lovers of single-use plastics (SUPs):  break up or perish. The EcoWaste Coalition called on Filipinos from all walks of life to break up with SUPs as this toxic relationship… »

10.02.2021

Understanding the Complicated Politics and Geopolitics of the Coup Myanmar

Understanding the Complicated Politics and Geopolitics of the Coup Myanmar

By Vijay Prashad On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military—known as the Tatmadaw—invoked Article 417 of the 2008 constitution, dismissed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and arrested her and other members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Condemnation of the coup was swift, although there would be reason… »

10.02.2021

ASPBAE Statement of solidarity with its members and the people of Myanmar

ASPBAE Statement of solidarity with its members and the people of Myanmar

The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) stands in solidarity with its members in Myanmar, the Thinking Classroom Foundation and Equality Myanmar, in their resistance to and condemnation of the coup d’etat staged by the Myanmar military on 1 February 2021 which deposed the country’s democratically-elected… »

09.02.2021

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots led to the break-up of a crucial political alliance of Jats and Muslims forged by Chaudhary Charan Singh; the current farmers protest is uniting them again. Tarique Anwar “Is aandolan men Hindustan hai; Hindustani bane raho; Hindu-Musalma mein mat batna (India is… »

09.02.2021

No nukes in Asia…or anywhere

No nukes in Asia…or anywhere

Groups call for a nuclear power ban and no radioactive water dump at Fukushima By No Nukes Asia Forum Japan • Citizens’Nuclear Information Center • Friends of the Earth Japan On the 10th Anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster, groups in Japan have initiated an international signature campaign… »

08.02.2021

Coup in Myanmar

Coup in Myanmar

Following Monday’s coup in Myanmar, the EU and the USA are considering imposing new sanctions on that country. Already on Monday, US President Joe Biden declared that he would immediately review the reintroduction of coercive measures. The EU announced yesterday that it will “consider all options at its disposal to… »

06.02.2021

Toxics Watchdog Group Pushes for Action to Prevent Ammonia Gas Leak from Ice and Cold Storage Facilities

Toxics Watchdog Group Pushes for Action to Prevent Ammonia Gas Leak from Ice and Cold Storage Facilities

5 February 2021. The EcoWaste Coalition, an advocate for chemical safety and environmental health, pressed local government units (LGUs) to immediately conduct inspections of ice and cold storage plants following ammonia gas leak incidents in Metro Manila and Batangas province last Wednesday. On February 3, an ammonia gas leak from… »

05.02.2021

The 1961 Feature Film Continues to Stimulate Chinese Women

The 1961 Feature Film Continues to Stimulate Chinese Women

On the eve of the Communist Party of China’s centenary in July 2021, the story of the country’s first women’s military brigade in the 1930s continues to find life in popular culture and the imagination of the Chinese people. Viewpoint by Tings Chak * “Are you a proletarian?” asks the… »

03.02.2021

Myanmar Looks Back in Fear and Anger after Military Coup

Myanmar Looks Back in Fear and Anger after Military Coup

As night fell on Tuesday, the second day of the military coup in Myanmar, two familiar scenes were being played out on opposite sides of the world. In New York the international community, in the form of the UN Security Council meeting through video link-up, was failing… »

03.02.2021

The NCHRO condemns the arresting of Mandeep Punia and demands immediate release of locked up journalists

The NCHRO condemns the arresting of Mandeep Punia and demands immediate release of locked up journalists

On January 30, 2021, the police at the Singhu border, where the protesting farmers are gathered, arrested a journalist who was merely doing his job at the site. The journalist, Mandeep Punia had been closely covering the farmers’ protests since last year and has been among the few voices presenting… »

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