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Monks have been leading tens of thousands of people as protests rock Burma People are on the march in both Malaysia and Burma in their quest for justice and freedom. The Malaysian Bar Council is organising a march of lawyers from...
How are you observing Bersih 3.0 this Saturday? It is hard to keep track of the number of cities around the world where Bersih solidarity gatherings are being held. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gtm6WTzbCkI?rel=0&w=475&h=271] It is encouraging to see young people speaking...
For the past couple of days, I have been going in and out of a global conference in Penang on forests, biodiversity, community rights and indigenous peoples organised by Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific. The theme "Ecological equity: Sharing...
I must say this sounds like it's going to be an unusual - if noisy! - anti-war protest directed at Blair. Spotted this on the Indymedia UK website: Sounding Out Tony Blair Stop the War Coalition...
The Occupy movement has seen similar gatherings sprouting across South East Asia, including almost weekly Occupy Dataran gatherings - and now an event in Penang. The Global Voices Online website provides a useful glimpse of what's been happening in...
Former senior CIA analyst-turned-peace activist Ray McGovern was forcibly ejected and injured when he stood up and turned his back towards Hillary Clinton in silent protest during her 'Freedom Speech'. http://www.democracynow.org/images/player.swf McGovern was in charge of preparing daily security...
So thousands of heavily armed soldiers are patrolling the streets of the Burmese capital, Rangoon, forcing the peaceful protesters off the streets. Have the hopes and prayers for democracy in Burma been totally crushed? Have the pro-democracy protesters been defeated? Not...
I came across this interesting power-point presentation of the Stations of the Cross by Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate from Argentina, and I thought I would share it with you. What is different about these Stations...
Malaysians around the world held Bersih gatherings on 28 April in an amazing display of solidarity with those at home. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whTVmndRmUg?rel=0&w=475&h=352]
Nazri's criticism of Umno-owned Utusan over its support for Perkasa  reflects growing unease - even within Umno circles - of the paper's leanings and a growing realisation that the right-wing group is going to cost BN plenty of votes....

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