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[From the web] New OHCHR publication: “Moving Away from the Death Penalty. Lessons in South-East Asia” -OHCHR

New OHCHR publication: “Moving Away from the Death Penalty. Lessons in South-East Asia” (BANGKOK, 27 March 2015) – The United Nations Human Rights Office for South East Asia (OHCHR) is pleased to release its new publication on death penalty in South East Asia. The report provides an extensive review of global trends in the application…

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[From the web] Workers Resistance, Gains, and Prospects for 2015 -CTUHR

Workers Resistance, Gains, and Prospects for 2015 (Last part of a three-part series CTUHR Yearend Report for 2014) Underneath the seemingly ‘stable industrial relations’ silenced by hosts of legal offensives  and workers’ rights violations is a resurgence of dynamic workers resistance  to reclaim their rights and score gains. The formation of All Workers Unity (AWU) …

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[From the web] EU-supported project to protect thousands of Lumads in Mindanao -RMP

EU-supported project to protect thousands of Lumads in Mindanao The Rural Missionaries of the Philippines-Northern Mindanao Sub-Region (RMP-NMR) will launch on March 10, 2015 the “Healing the Hurt Project” to promote the Mindanao indigenous communities’ social, economic and political rights. The activity will be held at the grounds of the RGS-abandoned hospital in the center…

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[From the web] Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat

Changing contexts, localized assymetry and cultural cohesion in Mindanao a local and global challenge By Gus Miclat, www.iidnet.org February 5, 2015 Maayong buntag kaninyong tanan, mushi-mushi, good morning everyone. Before I begin, may I invite you to stand for a minute of silence and pay tribute to the valiant lives lost on all sides including those…

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[From the web] Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines -MAILONLINE

Children CAGED to keep the streets clean for the Pope: Police round up orphans and chain them in filth during pontiff’s visit to Philippines By Simon Parry, MAILONLINE January 14, 2015 Street children as young as five are being caged in brutal detention centres alongside adult criminals in a cynical drive to smarten up the…

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[From the web] France: An Attack on Free Expression, Response to Charlie Hebdo Killings Should Protect Rights -HRW

France: An Attack on Free Expression Response to Charlie Hebdo Killings Should Protect Rights (PARIS, JANUARY 8, 2015) — French authorities should bring to justice those responsible for the horrific attack on the office of Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should guard against backlash against French Muslims…

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[From the web] Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! -RMP

Justice for the valiant defender of the Banwaons! Hold the killers of Necasio Precioso Sr. accountable! For the past months we have witnessed the escalation of violence done against the indigenous peoples who are against the aggressive encroachment of mining and agri-businesses in their ancestral lands. We yet again raise the red banners of grief…