10 December 2018
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Hiroshima, Fukushima, and the Global Crisis of Violence: Where Do We Go from Here?

HiroshimaI commend the Maui College Peace Club, Maui Peace Action, the interfaith communities and everyone involved in putting together this commemoration. You are carrying on an important tradition. Read more...

BANGLADESH: Human rights defender, Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan arbitrarily detained

Adilur-Rahma-KhanThe Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that the Detective Branch of Dhaka Metropolitan Police has arrested Mr. Adilur Rahman Khan, one of most respected human rights defenders in Bangladesh and the Secretary of Odhikar. Read more...

Vietnam ;RWB calls for the release of 35 jailed Vietnamese bloggers

vietnam 1Vietnam is the world’s second biggest prison for bloggers and cyber-dissidents, after China. Read more...

The death penalty Strike less hard

death panelty chinaMost of the world’s sharp decline in executions can be credited to China
LAST year China is thought to have executed about 3,000 people, or roughly four times more than the rest of the world put together (excluding Egypt and Syria, where numbers are hard to assess). It is a grim distinction. But consider a brighter, even astonishing, trend: over the past decade, the number of people China executes has fallen precipitously. Read more...

Sean MacBride Peace Prize 2013 Awarded to US Whistleblower Bradley Manning

Bradley-Manning-1The International Peace Bureau is delighted to announce that this year’s Sean MacBride Peace Prize is to be awarded to Bradley Manning, the US whistleblower whose case has attracted worldwide attention, for his courageous actions in revealing information about US war crimes. His trial is likely to be concluded in the coming days. Read more...

Emerging From Darkness, the Edward Snowden Story

snowden 1An Open Letter to Edward Snowden

Dear Edward Snowden,

Billions of us, from prime ministers to hackers, are watching a live espionage movie in which you are the protagonist and perhaps the sacrifice. Your way forward is clear to no one, least of all, I’m sure, you.

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Sri Lankan peacebuilders break from country’s history of violence

cosmolitan ladiesMaziyya Hilmi is a determined woman, especially when the stakes are high. A Muslim from Galle in post-war Sri Lanka, she is all too aware of the violence that can spark when tensions between the region’s Buddhists and Muslims arise.

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“Do not let the army fool you” – independent union leader speaks out

fatma ramadan hossam-1Statement from Fatma Ramadan, member of the Executive Committee of the Egyptian Federation of Independent Trade Unions – original Arabic here. 

My comrades, the workers of Egypt are struggling for their rights and for a better Egypt.

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Don't Drink The Tea

china dissidentChina's Response To Uyghur Dissidents 
In a nation that represses even the most basic of human rights what can we honestly define an activist as? Is it not somebody who seeks the liberties that social media and television flaunt before them every day?

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Despite trouble from censors, group insists on screening ‘No Fire Zone’

no fire zoneRights group Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) will go ahead with its screening of the controversial documentary “No Fire Zone” tomorrow, despite the prospect of trouble from Malaysia’s censorship hawks.

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Malala Yousafzai and the White Saviour Complex

malaya usupWhen Malala Yusufzai was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen simply because she wanted to gain an education it sent shockwaves around the world.

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