Posted in Brazil UK

Letter by 30 cross-party MPs calls on Bolsonaro to cease his assault on Amazon, its people, and planet’s future, claims UK government complicit

[The Independent] “The UK government is complicit in Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro’s assault on the Amazon rainforest, a cross-party group of MPs have warned.”…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Rebel Karen commanders admit killing 25 people, agree to cooperate with international justice, while over 1,000 killed by security forces since military coup

[Al Jazeera, AP News] “Two senior commanders of the Karen National Defence Organisation (KNDO) have admitted that security forces under…

Posted in Armenia Azerbaijan Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt EU Greece Iraq Israel Lebanon Libya Russia Syria Turkey

Turkey’s new drone base on occupied Northern Cyprus threat to Mediterranean region, lifting embargo and arming Cyprus urged

[Kathimerini, The National Interest] “Under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has grown increasingly aggressive. Whereas Turkey once occupied only Cyprus,…

Posted in Israel Palestine

‘It is a Nakba’: about the forced evictions in Sheikh Jarrah, East Jerusalem

[Mondoweiss] “In a matter of just two weeks, six Palestinian families, numbering 27 people, will be thrown out of their…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar’s truce is over as ethnic armies unite against coup, restart attacks

[REUTERS] “More than 500 people have been killed by the military across Myanmar in protests against the coup, according to…

Posted in Bangladesh China India Laos Myanmar Pakistan Russia Thailand Vietnam

Eight countries attended Myanmar’s Armed Forces Day parade while military killed over 100 protesters

[REUTERS] “Myanmar security forces killed 114 people, including some children, in a brutal crackdown on pro-democracy protesters on Saturday, the…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar ethnic armed groups divided about military coup

[Myanmar Times] “The seven major ethnic armed groups that have yet to sign the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) have kept…

Posted in China Myanmar

China is building the ‘Southern Great Wall’, a 1,200-mile fence along its Myanmar border, in part to prevent dissidents from fleeing

[Newsweek] “China is in the process of building a barbed-wire wall along its 1,300-mile southern border with Myanmar to prevent illegal crossings, according…

Posted in Ecuador USA

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger under house arrest for winning landmark Amazon pollution case against Chevron

[The Nation] “More than a quarter-century ago, Steven Donziger, a young American human rights lawyer, joined the legal effort to force…

Posted in China Hong Kong Nicaragua Russia Syria USA Venezuela

Accusations against The Grayzone concerning Assad, Russia, Nicaragua, China, and Maduro

[Joshua Collins] “Enter Grayzone, a supposedly leftist crew of “journalists” with opaque financing and Russian support.” “This all-caps charge against…

Posted in Bangladesh Myanmar

Latest research: Rohingya death toll in Myanmar massacres up to 25,000

[The Daily Star] “An estimated 25,000 Rohingyas were murdered and 19,000 Rohingya women and adolescents raped during the military crackdown…

Posted in Myanmar

Amnesty International: Rohingya armed group ARSA massacred Hindus in Myanmar

[Amnesty International] “A Rohingya armed group [Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army or ARSA] brandishing guns and swords is responsible for at…

Posted in Bangladesh Myanmar

International Court: Myanmar guilty of genocide against Kachin, Rohingya, other ethnic groups

[The Daily Star] “A seven-member panel [of the international Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal] announced the verdict yesterday after considering documentary and…

Posted in Bangladesh Myanmar Pakistan Saudi Arabia

Myanmar: Rohingya armed group ARSA Linked to Pakistani Terrorists

[Asia Times] “While Myanmar’s emergent Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) claims it’s like other ethnic armed groups fighting for self-determination…

Posted in China Myanmar

China concerned over instability in Rakhine State, Myanmar

[The Irrawaddy] “Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) attacks on police stations on Aug. 25 left at least 59 of the…

Posted in Myanmar Pakistan Saudi Arabia U.A.E.

WSJ: ‘Saudis back Rohingya militants against Burmese security forces’

[The Wall Street Journal] “Even as Burma has made dramatic progress toward democracy and pluralism, the military has waged a…

Posted in Myanmar

Assault on Burma’s Rohingya minority: ‘A Genocide in the Making’

[Foreign Policy] “Last fall, Burmese voters elected their first democratic government in half a century. That inspired hope that the…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Historic Aung San Suu Kyi election victory, ethnic conflicts remain to resolve

[Newsweek] “The resounding election victory of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party [in early November] surprised…

Posted in Myanmar Thailand

Myanmar: ‘God’s Army’ Twin Child Soldier Leaders briefly reunite

[The New York Times] “As children, the twins Johnny and Luther Htoo were bulletproof and invulnerable to land mines —…

Posted in Australia

Australia’s two-party system election campaigns: bashing Aborigines and refugees

[The Guardian] “The election campaign in Australia is being fought with the lives of men, women and children. Some drown, others…

Posted in China Myanmar

Rare concession to public pressure: Myanmar halts Chinese-funded Myitsone Dam

[BBC] “In a rare concession, the Burmese government has suspended a long planned and highly controversial hydroelectric dam project in…

Posted in China Myanmar

Renewed Ethnic Clashes in Myanmar Put Spotlight on China

[World Politics Review] “On June 9, deadly clashes broke out in northern Myanmar between the country’s army and the ethnic…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Aung San Suu Kyi Free, Back in Politics, Ethnic Groups Optimistic

[NPR] “A day after regaining freedom from house arrest, the charismatic leader of Myanmar’s opposition, Aung San Suu Kyi, lost…

Posted in Myanmar

Soros Foundation-Supported Multi-Ethnic Website Focuses on Burma’s Elections

[Open Society Foundations] “Burma News International [*], a network of 11 ethnic media groups, has established a website to provide in-depth…

Posted in China

Following recent violence in China’s Xinjiang province, Al Qaeda tells Uyghurs to prepare for Jihad

[CNN] “A high-ranking al Qaeda leader has called on China’s minority Uyghurs to prepare for a holy war against the…

Posted in China

Ethnic Uyghurs riot in China’s Xinjiang province, death toll reaches 156

[The Guardian, REUTERS] “Ethnic violence in China’s restive Xinjiang province has left [at least 156] people dead and hundreds injured,…

Posted in Serbia USA

Serbian President Milosevic’s secret police chief was death squad leader AND top CIA agent

[The Herald] “THE late President Milosevic’s secret police chief and organiser of Serb death squads during the genocidal ethnic cleansing…

Posted in Myanmar

Burmese army accused of war crimes against ethnic minorities

[BBC] “A report on Burma alleging mass murder and rape by soldiers is to form the basis of an appeal…

Posted in Myanmar

Myanmar: Ethnic rebels attack Yangon, 11 dead in 3 explosions

[China Daily] “Three explosions rocked Myanmar’s capital on Saturday, killing 11 people and wounding 162 others in the latest bombings…

Posted in Myanmar

In hard-line shift, Burma’s military junta ousted pro-democracy Prime Minister, himself a general

[BBC, China Daily] “Conservative elements in Burma’s military junta have ousted Prime Minister Khin Nyunt and put him under house…