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23.10.2020

A Tale of Similar Dark History Inside Colonial Era Prisons-Korea and Ethiopia

A Tale of Similar Dark History Inside Colonial Era Prisons-Korea and Ethiopia

By Bereket Alemayehu There are always emotional uphills to be experienced just visiting historical places like national cemeteries, war memorials and prisons of the past history of any country. I had some emotional feelings while visiting the famous Seodaemun prison museum, built by Japanese colonial period in 1908 in Seoul,… »

22.10.2020

Coexistence: The discourse of Tradition and the Present: The Echoes of Foreigners

Coexistence: The discourse of Tradition and the Present: The Echoes of Foreigners

The exhibition is based on the proposition of ‘the echoes of foreigners.’ It portrays the gap between the geographical and psychological state of refugee artists, who are like floating islands. Moreover, we present a new concept of refugee stories that can be talked about continuously through these works, which show… »

20.10.2020

Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

Nagorno-Karabakh: Calls for a Ceasefire and Peace Talks are not Enough

The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has deep and regional roots. With every life lost in the conflict, positions on both sides will harden. This alone is an urgent reason for a ceasefire. It must be recognized that talks which began with a ceasefire in 1994 have not brought any… »

18.10.2020

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

“No #MeToo for Women Like Us”

Poor Enforcement of India’s Sexual Harassment Law For women like me, what is #MeToo? Poverty and stigma mean we can never speak out. There is no place safe for women like us. Not our workplaces, nor our homes, and not the road we take. –Shalini (name changed), a domestic worker,… »

15.10.2020

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

Thailand cracks down on protests with emergency powers

The emergency decree restricts transport, publication of “sensitive news” and gives police and soldiers authority to resolve the “emergency situation.” The move follows anti-government protests in Bangkok. Thailand’s prime minister, Prayuth Chan-ocha, signed an emergency decree on Thursday, forbidding public gatherings of over five people and restricting transport. The decree… »

15.10.2020

Unite against Washington’s ‘old-fashioned cold war mentality’, Beijing urges Asian nations

Unite against Washington’s ‘old-fashioned cold war mentality’, Beijing urges Asian nations

By Countercurrents Collective China’s top diplomat has urged neighboring states to guard against Washington’s geopolitical ambitions in Asia and called for regional cooperation to thwart foreign provocations in the South China Sea. Media reports said: Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister, said during a joint news conference with his Malaysian counterpart… »

14.10.2020

How India’s Leader Modi Is Changing Laws to Help Imperialists Dominate the Country’s Agriculture

How India’s Leader Modi Is Changing Laws to Help Imperialists Dominate the Country’s Agriculture

Foreign investors and multinational companies have been pushing countries like India to become food-import-dependent and divert land devoted to food grain toward crops that imperialist countries can’t grow. By Prabhat Patnaik The two bills rushed through India’s parliament on September 20 were objectionable in every conceivable sense. The very… »

13.10.2020

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other intellectual property (IP) related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the pandemic, until global herd immunity is… »

06.10.2020

Kyrgyzstan: 1 dead, hundreds wounded after protesters storm seat of government

Kyrgyzstan: 1 dead, hundreds wounded after protesters storm seat of government

Thousands have gathered to protest the results of a recent parliamentary election marred by allegations of vote-buying. Police moved to break up the demonstrations using water cannons, stun grenades and tear gas. Protesters demonstrating against the results of parliamentary election have stormed a building that houses the country’s parliament and presidential… »

30.09.2020

Malaysia ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malaysia ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Malaysia has become the 46th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Its minister of foreign affairs, Hishammuddin Hussein, signed the instrument of ratification for the landmark disarmament treaty at a ceremony in the nation’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, on 30 September 2020. It was deposited with… »

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