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26 October 2016
Ethnic Kachin oppose the dam not only because it puts lives at risk, but also because it endangers the historically valuable Irrawaddy River
"Our history is complicated and troubling and painful and horrendous.... Asking that those complications be acknowledged is not censorship. It is a cry against continued erasure."
25 October 2016
Venezuela's Government Blocks the Recall Referendum Process, and the Opposition Cries ‘Dictatorship!’
"A democratic government consults the people. A dictatorship flees the electoral vote."
The Sri Lankan military is investing heavily in the tourism business. The armed forces have several hotels and resorts, many restaurants and cafes, and other tourist facilities.
21 October 2016
20 October 2016
Peace Activist Khurram Parvez's Illegal Detention in Kashmir Valley May Be Proof He's “Doing Something Right”
After his arrest on September 15, Parvez was charged under the Public Safety Act and sent to a prison facility nearly 300 kilometers from his family and legal counsel.
Communities from the most affected areas in Colombia's armed conflict took the streets of the capital to protest against the results of the referendum and support the peace agreement.
A Philippine Police Van Brutally Runs Over Indigenous and Minority Protesters Calling for Their Rights
"In our ancestral communities, the attacks are far worse...Everywhere we turn, we Lumads and other national minorities are brutalized."
"Always love it when people turn their "misfortune" into a great success. That's what the #NPP has done with this #KalypoChallenge. Maturity"
RuNet Echo recaps the debate-night tweets by one of Russia's biggest national news agencies to get an idea of what resonated in Moscow.
19 October 2016
A recent documentary reveals that Macedonia's ruling party VMRO-DPMNE has amassed more wealth than its counterparts in the richest countries on the continent.
18 October 2016
"Don't we as...citizens get a say in whether or not we want to be a part of the commonwealth? Or is Maldives just a one man country now".
An 'International Day of the Girl' celebration in an internally displaced person camp in Kachin State, Myanmar highlights the lack of government protection of victims of gender-based violence in Myanmar.
Around the world, reporters are trying to get the prime minister of Timor-Leste to abandon a criminal complaint against two journalists who say he was involved in government corruption.
17 October 2016
"This is a substantial intervention in the Legislative Council president election in Hong Kong and will affect the autonomy of the law-making body."
16 October 2016
"I don't know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room," the president said.
15 October 2016
As bloggers urge people to "help Haitians, not the disaster capitalists" post-Hurricane Matthew, discussions about the need for France to pay reparations are -- once again -- front and centre.
14 October 2016
Trinidad & Tobago Opposition Member Slammed for Using Photos of Minors With Guns to Score Political Points
Were laws broken? Was the whole thing a red herring? Have politics sunk to a new low? After photos of children brandishing guns were shown in parliament, netizens have questions...
13 October 2016
"No one cried for us. On the contrary. To many families, as it still is today, it’s a relief when they kill us or when we die."