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2015/03/06 11:33
2015/03/06 11:33
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The spread of protests to Yangon is exactly what the government had been hoping to avoid, as evidenced by its attempts to keep a separate group of several hundred students protesting the National...
2015/03/06 11:33
2015/03/06 11:33
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2015/03/06 07:29
2015/03/06 07:29
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U Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk from Myanmar, publicly insulted a United Nations human rights envoy who was visiting the country to assess the progress of reforms initiated by the...
2015/03/05 19:40
2015/03/05 19:40
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One local MP is speaking out on what he sees as a rise in anti-Semitism. Edmonton-Sherwood Park MP Tim Uppal, whose constituency encompasses the largest portion of Fort Saskatchewan, recently spoke...
2015/03/05 14:55
2015/03/05 14:55
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Just over a year into her role as Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls, former senator Natasha Stott Despoja tells Judith Ireland she's enjoying discovering her inner diplomacy. When she was...
2015/03/02 20:16
2015/03/02 20:16
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US Secretary of State John Kerry, in his opening statement at the United Nations Human Rights Council Session in Geneva said, the UNHRC has played an indispensable role in encouraging leaders to live...
2015/03/02 09:26
2015/03/02 09:26
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Child soldiers fighting on both sides of South Sudan's civil war They are supposed to be sitting for exams, but hundreds of South Sudanese children are now feared to be on their way to the front line...
2015/02/27 21:43
2015/02/27 21:43
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SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper. As he struggles to sit up and steady himself, he tears at his thick, dark...
2015/02/26 12:51
2015/02/26 12:51
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... the region, but at a significant environmental cost, writes Nathaniel Eisen of Foreign Policy in Focus. Tom Fawthrop during the screening of his new documentary in Aliran recently Fishers and...
2015/02/26 05:36
2015/02/26 05:36
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Share this page Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said Myanmar was not following through on promises of democratic freedoms The UN's human rights chief has warned that Myanmar's treatment of minorities and...
2015/02/25 03:03
2015/02/25 03:03
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Since foreign investment began taking off in Burma a few years ago, many rights watchers and activists have been rightly concerned that the opportunities to make money in this new market would blind...
2015/02/24 16:05
2015/02/24 16:05
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My drone is yours, compadre! Or so Washington has now decided. The latest promise of good times in the arms trade comes from an administration that has pioneered a robotic assassination regime...
2015/02/20 19:18
2015/02/20 19:18
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The diplomatic relationship between the US and North Korea took an intriguing turn earlier this month. In Pyongyang, the National Defense Commission — perhaps the country's most powerful government...
2015/02/19 14:16
2015/02/19 14:16
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... estimated 100,000 work long hours abroad to earn hard currency for the state. As sanctions against North Korea continue to take a toll, a program of sending contract workers to build monuments...
2015/02/19 02:42
2015/02/19 02:42
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Thai people and respect rather than suppress their liberties. The regime angrily denounced his “interference” which “negatively affected the reputation of the country.” General turned Prime...
2015/02/17 20:33
2015/02/17 20:33
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They call her “the Iron Orchid.” It’s a sobriquet inspired by the dichotomy of her ironclad convictions and quiet grace. In many ways, Aung San Suu Kyi—recipient of a Nobel Peace Prize in 1991—is the...
2015/02/17 02:09
2015/02/17 02:09
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Heroism is essential to politics. We live for the hour when a politician stands up in Theodore Roosevelt’s dusty arena and we recognize, with astonishment, that here is a person prepared to take...
2015/02/16 01:11
2015/02/16 01:11
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Three Muslim Americans were murdered on Tuesday in a University of North Carolina dorm room. The crime came on the heels of recent anti-Muslim attacks in Europe, carried out in apparent response to...
2015/02/14 01:49
2015/02/14 01:49
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Larger than life: Aboriginal human rights activist Faith Bandler. Photo: Patrick Cummins Faith Bandler changed people's hearts and minds in support of human rights and social justice. Her smile, no...
2015/02/13 03:34
2015/02/13 03:34
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Rohingya refugees at Da Paing camp in Rakhine State. Pic: AP. WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is criticizing Burma’s decision to invalidate temporary citizenship cards for minority Rohingya Muslims. Top...
2015/02/11 14:34
2015/02/11 14:34
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Today William Hague, the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and Angelina Jolie Pitt, the co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative,...
2015/03/06 11:33
2015/03/06 11:33
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