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Burma: Refugees' lives in the balance

Perhaps it's not unsurprising that when cyclone Nargis strucksouthern Burma, my thoughts went first to a community of internalrefugees close to the Thai border in the north who would have beenphysically unaffected. These were the people of Wan Bai Pay* whohad been graceful in their hospitality to me earlier this year and whohad entrusted me with their traumatic stories (of slave labourextracted by Burma's military, of beatings, murder and rape) with thesimple request: ‘Tell the world about…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Burma must address its ‘Rohingya problem’

With ethnic violence displacing hundreds of thousands, a resolution can’t come too soon, says Iris Gonzales.…

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Cool Change 2 -- Democracy meets the market

Adjusting to climate change means many changes: cutting back on oil and consumption; getting the globe to agree on a direction that will benefit everyone and adopting a creed other than greed. .…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Ethical travellers

To fly or not to fly...…

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‘This is just the beginning of Burma’s new beginning’

Democracy is within sight, Iris Gonzales is told, as she meets those who have reason to hope.…

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Canada accused

Why is it that a country that has banned the use of asbestos is still happily producing it for export?.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Fuel for thought

The global impact of using food supplies to fuel cars...…

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There's no escaping racism in India

Prejudice against inter-state and foreign migrants is on the rise, writes Mari Marcel Thekaekara.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Climate Talks in Bangkok

BANGKOK, 2 April, 2008:This week, climate negotiators are in Bangkok hammering out a workplanwhich will allow them to reach a new set of agreements by the end of2009.Contrary to some reports, the Kyoto Protocol does not end in 2012– it is simply the end of the first commitment period and all so-calledAnnex 1 (mainly industrialized) countries are legally required tocommit to new binding emission reductions targets.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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Rax Interview with Craig Kielburger

Whenever we see something wrong, whenever we see an injustice, we should speak out. I don’t think we should shrug those responsibilities. We do human rights work not because it’s easy but because it’s necessary.…

  • Fri Jul 8 08:20:00 2016
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