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  • UN Condemns ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters in Myanmar0

    Photo: People across ethnic and religious divides hold vigil in Yangon, Myanmar. Unsplash/Zinko Hein. Source: UN. IDN (In Depth News) By J Nastranis NEW YORK (IDN) — UN Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned in the strongest terms, the killing of dozens of civilians, including children and young people, by security forces in Myanmar on March

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  • Two Years On: Geopolitics of The 2019 Easter Sunday Crime in Sri Lanka and Cover-Up0

    IDN (In Depth News) Photo: Catholics, Buddhists and Muslims hold silent protest to demand the truth about the Easter Sunday massacre. Credit: SL Time, Colombo Page News Desk. The Weaponization of Religion Amid Hybrid Cold War in The Indian Ocean Region Viewpoint by Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake The writer is a cultural and medical anthropologist with research

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  • Profit Hungry Modi Government Ready to Risk Famine in India0

    Photo: The “Billionaire Raj” is preparing to turn India back from a country of hunger (on the 2020 Global Hunger Index, India is 94th out of 107 countries) to a country of famine. Child who starved to death during the Bengal famine of 1943. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Viewpoint by Justin Podur*      19 March 2021 This

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  • India’s Farmers’ Protests Threaten to Overturn the Political Landscape0

    Photo: A visual from a section of the Indian farmers’ protests on 3 January 2021. CC BY-SA 4.0   Viewpoint by Vijay Prashad* NORTHAMPTON, Massachusetts (IDN) — For the past three months, Indian farmers and agricultural workers have been in the middle of a difficult struggle against the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tens

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  • India’s Farmers Fight for Their Rights and Existence0

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    • December 21, 2020

    Photo: File photo | Karnataka State Farmers Association members take part in a protest rally | PTI In Depth News (IDN)           21 December 2020 Viewpoint by Sonali Kolhatkar This article was produced by Economy for All, a project of the Independent Media Institute. Sonali Kolhatkar is the founder, host and executive producer

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  • The Rich Historical Archive That Is the Indian Ocean0

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    • December 15, 2020

    Photo: The Indian Ocean could play a major role in future climate change. Credit: Earth.com By Isabel Hofmeyr and Charne Lavery*     15 December 2020 In the run-up to the COP26 climate change conference scheduled for November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland, The Conversation has prepared a five-part series entitled Oceans 21 examining the history and

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  • RCEP Augurs Hope for 10 ASEAN States and Their 5 Partners0

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    • November 30, 2020

    Image source: JUST 1 December 2020 Viewpoint by Chandra Muzaffar This article is being reproduced from the Website of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) presided over by Dr Chandra Muzaffar. KUALA LUMPUR (IDN) – Amidst the gloom generated by the twin health and economic crises, the birth of the Regional Comprehensive Economic

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  • China to Add Long-Range Bombers and Other Arsenal in the Next Five Years0

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    • November 30, 2020

    Photo: Aircraft carrier of the Peoples Liberation Army Navy. By Sahil Mishra *   1 December 2020 NEW DELHI | BEIJING (IDN) – The highly publicised fifth plenary session of the 19th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) concluded at the end of October 2020 with an important communiqué which outlines the main

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  • Setsuko Thurlow: The TPNW – A Game Changer in Nuclear Disarmament0

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    • November 2, 2020

    Photo: Setsuko Thurlow, Source: Wikimedia Commons. 2 November 2020    IDN The following is the text of the Statement by Setsuko Thurlow, a survivor of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and long time campaigner for nuclear-weapons abolition, as the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) reached the 50 states parties required for its entry into

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  • Xi Ready to Turn Free Tibetans Into Hapless Uighurs0

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    • October 19, 2020

    Photo: The Dalai Lama, spiritual head of the Tibetan people, interacts with the media during his visit to the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya, December 2019. Credit: PTI. By Nadir Ali Wani*     19 October 2020 SRINAGAR, India (IDN) – Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibet. Which of them would be the first to completely lose its separate

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  • Sri Lanka Bans Cow Slaughter, But Has Yet to Pass Animal Welfare Bill0

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    • October 12, 2020

    Photo: Collage of pictures of Prime Minister Rajapaksa and cattle. Source: Sri Lanka Newswire. By Kalinga Seneviratne      12 October 2020 This article is the 44th in a series of joint productions of Lotus News Features and IDN-InDepthNews, flagship agency of the Non-profit International Press Syndicate. Click here for previous reports. SINGAPORE (IDN) –

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  • Extinguishing Prometheus’ Nuclear Flame: International Day Against Nuclear Tests0

    8 October 2020 By Tariq Rauf* Collage of photos of the author in his IAEA capacity at the Semipalatinsk “polygon” on 29 August 2011, with ‘Stronger than Death’ monument in Semey in the centre. It was erected in 2001 in memory of the victims of nuclear testing at Semipalatinsk. Photos by Tariq Rauf. VIENNA (IDN)

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  • UN At 75: How the Law of The Sea Has Shaped A More Fair and Equal Society0

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    • September 28, 2020

    Photo: The International Seabed Authority. 28 September 2020 Viewpoint by Michael W. Lodge Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) based in Jamaica. KINGSTON (IDN) – In his address to the United Nations Economic and Social Council in July 2020, reflecting on what kind of UN we need at the 75th anniversary, the Secretary-General of

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  • Book review: Colonialism Is Not Dead, it has Acquired A New Face0

    Photo: Cover the reviewed book. Credit: Amazon Colonialism in Sri Lanka: The Political Economy of the Kandyan Highlands 1833-1886’, 2nd Edition, Vimukthi Publishing (Sri Lanka), 2020 Sri Lankan Author of a New Book Warns By Kalinga Seneviratne SYDNEY (IDN) – In the 19th century, European powers came to Asia and used gunboats and gunpowder along

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