Power and Democracy

Gloria Capitan, anti-coal activist from the Philippines; Mr. Kem Ley, social/political analyst from Cambodia; Melon Barcia, peasant leader from the Philippines. All felled by an assassin's gun.

Den Kamlae, land rights activist from Thailand; Sombath Somphone, development worker from Laos; Jonas Burgos, farmer and political activist from the Philippines. All forcibly disappeared.

Apung Tony and Ka Rolly, peasant leaders. Incarcerated because of their advocacies.

By Walden Bello 

This is an extract from a longer article by Walden Bello titled, “An administration in search of an opposition,” published by Rappler on 10 July 2016.  To read the complete article, please go to: http://www.rappler.com/thought-leaders/139170-administration-in-search-o...

Fundamental Rights  and Positive Rights

By Ros Sokunthy

“Last night I heard the Prime Minister said he never heard about community land conflicts, so I want to send a message to the Prime Minister that my community has a land conflict with the company KDC International.  We want the company to stop building the wall; we want the government to order the police out from our village; we want the courts to release the 5 villagers who were arrested; and we want to get a fair and just solution to this land conflict.”

By Seema Mustafa 

NEW DELHI: the 22-year old poster boy of militancy in Kashmir Valley Burhan Wani is shot dead by the security forces. His death unleashes a series of protests across the Valley where tension has spiked to new levels following the encounter. 

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