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The token Palestinian, inconvenient truths

12 Oct 2014: I recall, with particular awkwardness, my first talk at a socialist student gathering at the University of Washington in Seattle nearly two decades ago. When I tried to offer an authentic view of the situation in Palestine from the viewpoint of a refugee,

The right to fast: Why is China barring Xinjiang Muslims fasting during Ramadan

25 Jul 2013: Uighur Muslims in China's northwest province of Xinjiang face severe abuses in practicing their religion, including prohibition from the required fast during the holy month of Ramadan, according to religious rights watchdogs and news reports. The Chinese

Raise interest rates on old student loans, secret report proposes

14 Jun 2013: A confidential report commissioned by the government has proposed redrawing the terms of student loans taken out over the past 15 years, that would make them more expensive to pay back for 3.6 million borrowers in England alone. The proposal to increase

Ethnic cleansing in Myanmar: A bloody road to apartheid

30 Oct 2012: MYANMAR’S government has reported that 82 people have died in the past week’s ethnic violence in the western state of Rakhine, and 2,800 houses been razed by fire. Both figures are almost certainly underestimates. The whole length of the state,

Samsung wins in Apple battle

31 Aug 2012: A court in Japan has ruled that Samsung did not infringe on an Apple patent, in the latest episode of the global legal war between the technology giants. The Tokyo court’s three-judge panel awarded legal costs to Samsung on Friday and refused

London Met and Paralympics 2012: a tale of hypocrisy in international policy

31 Aug 2012: During the inspiring (and often moving) opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics, news began to filter through on Twitter that London Metropolitan University (LMU) had had its status as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for international student visas

Burma's Rohingya Muslims: Aung San Suu Kyi's blind spot

20 Aug 2012: Aung San Suu Kyi's continued silence on the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims is sparking concern that the Nobel Peace Prize winner is failing to live up to her stature as one of the world's most celebrated pro-democracy campaigners. Scores of people

The most persecuted group in Asia

14 Jun 2012: THIDAR HTWE’s short life was not much older than Myanmar’s democracy movement. After a quarter-century of struggle the movement has scented victory of a kind, taking seats in parliament just this year. But now the untimely death of Miss Thidar

Notes From a Guantánamo Survivor

16 May 2012: I LEFT Guantánamo Bay much as I had arrived almost five years earlier — shackled hand-to-waist, waist-to-ankles, and ankles to a bolt on the airplane floor. My ears and eyes were goggled, my head hooded, and even though I was the only detainee on

OIC-Arab League to establish Al-Quds Support Committee

20 Mar 2012: JEDDAH, 26 Rabi al-Thani/19 March (IINA)-The Joint Committee on the follow-up of the implementation of OIC-Arab League Cooperation Agreement concluded its Second Session at the OIC headquarters in Jeddah. The agenda of the meeting included various issues

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slashnews Xinjiang-China-map-2013.pngThe right to fast: Why is China barring Xinjiang Muslims fasting during Ramadan
Uighur Muslims in China's northwest province of Xinjiang face severe abuses in practicing their religion, including prohibition from the required fast during the holy month of Ramadan, according to religious rights watchdogs and news reports. The Chinese

slashnews myanmar_burma_Rohingyas_map.pngEthnic cleansing in Myanmar: A bloody road to apartheid
MYANMAR’S government has reported that 82 people have died in the past week’s ethnic violence in the western state of Rakhine, and 2,800 houses been razed by fire. Both figures are almost certainly underestimates. The whole length of the state,

slashnews LMU-A-protest-against-the-goverment-2012.jpgLondon Met and Paralympics 2012: a tale of hypocrisy in international policy
During the inspiring (and often moving) opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics, news began to filter through on Twitter that London Metropolitan University (LMU) had had its status as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for international student visas

slashnews Myanmar-Rohingya-Refugee-Camps-2012.jpgBurma's Rohingya Muslims: Aung San Suu Kyi's blind spot
Aung San Suu Kyi's continued silence on the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslims is sparking concern that the Nobel Peace Prize winner is failing to live up to her stature as one of the world's most celebrated pro-democracy campaigners. Scores of people

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