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In Conversation

Send to Kindle (The Audio is a selected 18 minute excerpt of the Hour long interview) In Conversation Dr.Lobsang Sangay-Prime Minister-elect- Central Tibetan Administration. His Excellency Dr. Lobsang Sangay the newly elected Prime Minister of the Central Tibetan Administration. Upon him rests the responsibility to guide the Tibetan movement and to resume the dialogue with China and also to enhance the welfare of the Tibetan refugee community in exile.                                                           Q.) How do you see the Tibetan issue? Dr.Sangay.) There is one country two system inChinainHong Kong. Why notTibet? That’s the question. Because Hong Kong andMacaupeople are Han Chinese. But then the Chinese argument has been thatHong Konghas had a different business … Read entire article »


Burmese civil society urges for a fair trial for migrant Burmese Workers in Thailand

In 2013 Thailand witnessed a large increase in the influx of international tourists. As per statistics, the number of tourists visiting Thailand were approximately 20 million last year and this figure is expected to rise even further. Amid large tourist influx Thai administration is faced with the critical responsibility of maintaining a vigilant tourist infrastructure for the safety and security of the tourists and thus a lage credit for the rejuvenated tourism boom in Thailand is owed to the infrastructure which stands in place. Recently Thai tourism industry suffered a major setback as a result of the murder of two British nationals in Thailand. This case has attracted widespread media attention following the arrest of two Burmese migrant workers as suspects by the Thai police. While the Thai police had … Read entire article »


Water cannons used against Protestors in Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka

Sabaragamuwa.Sri Lanka: Water cannons were used against a student protest against the opening of a sub-standard hostel by the Higher Education Minister in the University of Sabaragamuwa. Higher Education Minister has arrived in the University today (5) to open a new hostel. However, the students have protested his arrival claiming the Minister will not be allowed to enter into the university since real solutions are not given to students’ problems. The Minister has responded to the students’ objection by unleashing water cannons on them and assaulting students in order to enter into the university. Students have not participated in the function to open the hostel and the Minister has chastised the authorities and ordered them not repair the hostel’s faults. S.B.Dissanayake, the Higher Education … Read entire article »

Search For Justice on the Streets

Kathmandu,Nepal: On the occasion “World Peace Day” and the closing of 2nd phase of Anti-Rape campaign in Nepal Abiral – The Arts Group has conducted a series of four street plays  called “Nyaya Khai??” (Where is Justice?) at Basantapur, Tripureshwor and Vatrakali of Kathmadu, the capital city of Nepal and Patan lalitpur on 21st September. The street play was performed at the end of a huge mass rally against rape. ‘Nyaya khai??’ Is the story of a woman called ‘Sanumaya’ from the rural village of Nepal whose husband works abroad to earn his livelihod. Thus the scenario of the play is set in the armed conflict in Nepal between the Maoist & Nepal Army. In the story, Sanumaya gets raped both by tyrants … Read entire article »

Galvanizing Efforts: Liberian Youths Unite Against Ebola

A conglomeration of accredited grassroots youth-led development organizations as well as community volunteers has galvanized efforts to combat the widespread and unprecedented Ebola virus disease in Liberia in partnership with families, schools, communities, faith-based organizations, nongovernmental institutions, businesses, and government. This joint initiative which is named and styled National Youth Action Against Ebola (NYAA-EVD) focuses on community mobilization, capacity building, policy advocacy, awareness and sensitization, WASH (water sanitation and hygiene) education, tracking the implementation of the Liberian government National Action Plan and its Operational Plan for Accelerated Response to Re-occurrence of Ebola Epidemic as it relates to highlighting transparency and accountability issues. NYAA-EVD has also designed a strategic plan to assist the government and other international partners … Read entire article »

Poetry of Our Times

Send to Kindle Spend a little squander a lot In the end what have we really got But memories and dreams That flux on water in endless streams, Remaining dormant until aroused By our consciousness, Welcomed and espoused, Reviving ancient memories of bygone times Where love, jealousy, envy and anger Dominated those times. Our lives and our possessions Have become merely reflections Of a time spent long ago In constant motion to and fro; They were the fruits of our labor sadly, In that superficial reality, Which has now evaporated into the abyss, Where its entrance is firmly shut­off to eternal bliss, Devolving back to their atomic form, And trapped inside the abyss in a psychedelic storm. Never … Read entire article »

#RiceBucketChallenge by Tibetan-Flemish Circle of Friends and The Arachneed Journal on 7th September 2014

Send to Kindle ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Hyderabad,India : It isnt an unknown fact any more that the Rice Bucket challenge in India has gone viral on the social media. It has drawn large number of people into its fold with groups and individuals taking up novel challenge to freely distribute rice, quintals and tons of rice to the needy people in their surroundings. Thus the 7th of September witnessed another case of the popularity of the #Ricebucketchallege in India. For the readers of The Arachneed, Karma Dhondub Dennis Barbion is not an unknown name, we have regularly published numerous press releases of his social and political activism, as an activist based in Belgium, Dennis has for long been engaged with … Read entire article »

The Festival of Arts Water and Earth

Promoting a festival as an educational strategy, it may be an unusual idea, but also a great opportunity to help transform the lives of children, youth and women and rural communities. Something is not right in a country like Colombia with an emerging economy, the fourth in Latin America, ironically, is one of the countries with the greatest social inequality in the world, over 50 years of armed violence (between legal groups, guerrillas, paramilitaries and criminal gangs) in recent years has aggravated the urban and domestic violence with all its disastrous consequences, where the most affected are children and women; official statistics say that about 45% of the population lives in poverty and extreme poverty, this … Read entire article »

“No slave set. All free”: The Novad Collective and Apocalyptic Freedom

On Oct. 3, 2011, about one hundred Occupy zombies marched across from the New York Stock Exchange, a direct action that not only satirized the emptiness in the heart of American capitalism but announced what was soon demonstrated to be widespread utter estrangement from the neoliberal agenda. Of course, the feeling was mutual. The violent expulsion of the encampments in New York and around the country reframed the conflict between the left and the neoliberal hegemony in military terms. The next four or five months saw a continued escalation of repressive force, with the massing of police at demonstrations, use of helicopters, rubber bullets, snatch and grab arrests, and the infiltration of local groups. The … Read entire article »

The concept of African Oil and Curse Resources

Africa still remains one of the continents with huge oil reserves and potentials and yet the continent continue to remain a curse in the eyes of many as such oil, gas and other natural resources do not actually benefit them. Most countries with oil reserves in Africa and whose GDP is highly dependent on oil, gas and natural resources turn to face challenges like the Dutch disease, oil and gas volatility, political instability as well as economic instability who all sum up to make oil production in such countries a curse. The Dutch Disease is considered by economist as a situation where there is an increase in the exploitation of natural resources with increase revenue in that sector and a decline in the manufacturing … Read entire article »

International awareness campaign “UMAYLAM: Middle Way Approach” launched by Tibetan leader

Most concerted effort to date’ to secure basic freedom through genuine autonomy for the Tibetan people His Holiness the Dalai Lama blesses the Middle Way Approach Campaign DHARAMSALA, INDIA, JUNE 5, 2014: THE Central Tibetan Administration’s leader, or Sikyong, today unveiled the administration’s most concerted effort to date to bring about basic freedom for Tibetan people. Four years after talks reached a stalemate in 2010 and following the self-immolation of 130 Tibetans since 2009, Dr. Lobsang Sangay said the Middle Way Approach Campaign would help people across the globe understand exactly what the Tibetan people were calling for – genuine autonomy. ~ “The Middle Way Approach information materials – including an interactive website, short documentary video, Social Media campaign, … Read entire article »

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