New Internationalist

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No room left for democracy in Thailand’s political chaos

Mary Warren on the military coup and the struggle for control of the beleaguered Asian nation.

Filed in: Democracy Thailand

Why the Philippines won’t be the next Asian miracle

Iris Gonzales isn’t convinced by buoyant World Economic Forum predictions.

Filed in: Economics Philippines

Winner takes all – Obama gets his way in the Philippines

Iris Gonzales reflects on a very one-sided state visit by the US President.

Filed in: Military Philippines Politics United States

As environmental killings surge, forests disappear

Powerful players are behind southeast Asia’s trade in illegal logging, explains Fran Lambrick.

Filed in: Activism Forests Southeast Asia

‘The beach is for tourists’: why Vietnamese workers can’t enjoy the sun

The insecurity of a ‘middle-class’ status in the Global South traps young people into poor working conditions. Didem Tali reports.

Filed in: Class Vietnam Work

Happy Thingyan Water Festival for Rohingyas? Like hell

One Western aid worker is frustrated and sickened by what’s going on in Burma.

Filed in: Burma Development Minorities Religion

Cambodia’s garment workers fight poor working conditions

Alice Cuddy reports on the government crackdown against protesters and trade unions.

Filed in: Activism Cambodia Trade Unions Work

PHOTO ESSAY: literacy is a family affair

Glitter Moreño shares images of a rural project in the Philippines, where parents are learning essential skills alongside their children.

Filed in: Education Philippines

Free the seafood slaves

Migrant workers are still being violently abused in the Thai fishing industry, reports Steve Trent.

Filed in: Fishing Slavery Thailand

A creative shift for Vietnam

Art is being used to help disadvantaged children find their place in society. Yan Zhi Lai reports.

Filed in: Art Children Disability Mental Health Vietnam

Typhoon Haiyan, three months on

Filipino NGO worker Maila Quiring, reports on efforts to rebuild the worst affected areas in Eastern Samar.

Filed in: Disasters Philippines

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