New Internationalist

East Asia

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Should martyrdom ever be glorified?

Mari Marcel Thekaekara argues that life is more valuable than the political statements made by the ultimate form of protest.

Filed in: India Tibet

Philippine ‘comfort women’ still waiting for justice

Osaka mayor’s words anger women raped by Japanese soldiers during the Second World War, as Iris Gonzales explains.

Filed in: Conflict Japan Philippines Women

Tibet: the destruction of Lhasa

Pete Speller describes his anger on discovering that the old city is due to be replaced with a tourist attraction.

Filed in: Activism History Society Tibet

‘They turned our mountains into cooking pots’

Communities bear witness to damages inflicted by mining giants and target annual meetings in London.

Filed in: Activism Colombia Mining Mongolia West Papua

Rio Tinto and the Oyu Tolgoi mine

Richard Harkinson and Richard Solly from London Mining Network on the project threatening the rights of indigenous people in Mongolia.

Filed in: Indigenous Peoples Mining Mongolia

Laying into the poor

From the US to China, Owen Jones documents how the demonization of the have-nots is going global.

Filed in: China Equality

VIDEO: Going Gangnam for Ai Weiwei

Louise Gray on the pop phenomenon that’s brought Anish Kapoor and Amnesty out dancing.

Filed in: Art China Culture Human Rights

Is China good for Africa?

Writer and activist Firoze Manji and professor Stephen Chan go head-to-head.

Filed in: Africa China

Hong Kong: corporatist utopia, citizen’s nightmare

Squalid cage homes side by side with fat-cat condos, the ‘capital of capitalism’ is a breeding ground for extreme wealth and poverty, says Tom Grundy.

Filed in: China Equality Hong Kong

Defending Korea’s peace island

South Korean villagers are campaigning to keep a military base off the pristine Jeju island, reports Chloe Simons.

Filed in: Korea, South Peace Trade Unions

BRICS challenge dollar hegemony

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa team up to resist Western financial domination, reports Lasanda Kurukulasuriya.

Filed in: Brazil China Finance India Iran Russia South Africa United States World Bank

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