A plan to erect a coal-fired power plant in Bangladesh next to the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world which straddles Bangladesh and India, is drawing fire from activists in the country who say it would destroy the world Continue →
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By Judith Le Blanc – Field Director, Peace Action Congrats to the US Peace Council, the New Haven Peace Commission, No Nukes No War, the CT AFL-CIO and International Association of Machinists on the passage of the bill for a state Continue →
The exile Tibetan administration has announced the appointment of a new representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for North America and the reshuffle of two Europe based Representatives.
The democratically elected head of the Tibetan people Sikyong Dr Lobsang Sangay has said that the exile Tibetan administration discourages self-immolations, calling the act as going “against our philosophy.” Sikyong Sangay was speaking to an Indian daily, DNA upon his Continue →
An alleged Chinese spy has been arrested by Indian police from the exile Tibetan headquarters of Dharamshala following a tip-off by Tibetan security agencies. The Department of Security said that the accused Penpa Tsering, 33, a former member of the Continue →
Note: This was initially posted in May 2012. It is still extremely relevant now, in May 2013. Memorial Day airshows, glorifying war, will soon be conducted in several locales around the country. Anti-war demonstrations will be held at many of Continue →
The warm White House reception, combined with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s call for the suspension of sanctions on imports from Myanmar, gave President Thein Sein a big boost. Did he deserve it? (Photo Credit: Shawn Thew, Pool/Getty Images).
President Continue →
This Thursday at 1:30p.m. eastern, President Obama will deliver a widely anticipated speech at National Defense University that is expected to address closing Guantanamo, drones and US counterterrorism policy.
If President Obama is serious about ending human rights violations by the Continue →
Despite calls to the contrary from unsuccessful presidential candidate John McCain and other “when your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail” know-nothing war-mongers, who apparently thought the disastrous Iraq and Afghanistan wars were just ducky, Continue →
By Elizabeth Grossman
What constitutes a disease? If the symptoms are sub-clinical and the cause is an environmental contaminant, what is the appropriate public health response? Once an environmental hazard is identified, who is responsible for removing that hazard to protect Continue →
Kabul: Since 2009, Voices for Creative Nonviolence has maintained a grim record we call the “The Afghan Atrocities Update” which gives the dates, locations, numbers and names of Afghan civilians killed by NATO forces. Even with details culled from Continue →
Former military leader Efrain Rios Montt’s conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity has been overturned, but there is reason to hope (Photo Credit: Johan Ordonez/AFP/Getty Images).
Update: This post was updated on May 23, 2013 to provide more context Continue →
It excites me when I first read titles such as, “The True ‘Beneficiary’ Is The Organization That Listens” by Denise Raquel Dunning on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network blog earlier this year. I click enthusiastically because I see listening, and perhaps Continue →
Political leaders of the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, which shares its borders with Tibet, have come out in support for the resolution of the ongoing crisis inside Tibet. Leaders of the state, including the state chief minister, met Continue →