Rohingya Muslims: A litmus test for Suu Kyi's Myanmar

London-based Burma Campaign UK has slammed pro-democracy activists in Myanmar for failing the Rohingya, "the world's most persecuted minority" according to the UN, by not speaking out on their behalf.

Making a stand: WikiLeaks and Free Speech

We have spent our careers as filmmakers making the case that the news media in the United States often fail to inform Americans about the uglier actions of our own government. We therefore have been deeply grateful for the....

Africa & the War on Terror: Militarizing the continent

The lead story of the Washington Post on 14 June described a network of clandestine US military bases located across Africa, designed to carry out airborne surveillance of irregular armed groups in a wide swathe of lightly patrolled parts of the continent.

Why does America want a base in Bangladesh?

The vehement denials are in. But the waters are already muddied, especially given contextual developments. Both America and Bangladesh's pooh-pooing of an Indian news report that the United States (US) Pacific Command...

Profit and security at the London Olympics

G4S - the Anglo-Danish conglomerate - has put the security of the London Olympics at risk. Or so it would seem according to recent headlines. The largest private security company in the world, G4S employs over 650,000 people....

CIA said to aid in steering arms to Syrian opposition

A small number of CIA officers are operating secretly in southern Turkey, helping allies decide which Syrian opposition fighters across the border will receive arms to fight the Syrian government, according to American officials and Arab intelligence officers.

Asia's Arms Race: At whose expense?

Asia is currently in the middle of an unprecedented arms race that is not only sharpening tensions in the region but also competing with efforts by Asian countries to address poverty and growing economic disparity. The gap between rich and poor.....


Journalists for Democracy in Sri Lanka

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