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Edward Snowden: the whistleblower behind the NSA surveillance revelations

The 29-year-old source behind the biggest intelligence leak in the NSA’s history explains his motives, his uncertain future and why he never intended on hiding in the shadows • Q&A with NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden: ‘I do not expect to see… Continue Reading →

#India – The Neglect of Health, Women and Justice #Vaw #Womenrights

Vol – XLVIII No. 23, June 08, 2013 | A K Shiva Kumar , EPW A report on the 2013 deliberation of the Kolkata Group at its 10th workshop which focused on healthcare, the status of women and social justice in India. A… Continue Reading →

INDIA: A Republic of the rapists, by the rapists, for the rapists? #Vaw

Avinash Pandey The news had sprung up from nowhere. All that I had picked up the newspaper for, was to kill some time on that long flight and here it was, tucked away in a small box, staring at me…. Continue Reading →

Hong Kong domestic workers lose residency case #Vaw #migrantworkers

Top court denies domestic workers from Philippines the same status that is available to other foreigners after seven years guardian.co.uk, Monday 25 March 2013 03.48 GMT   Hong Kong’s top court has denied permanent residency to two maids from the Philippines…. Continue Reading →

Chinese dissident Li Wangyang found dead in ‘strange circumstances”

A leading Chinese dissident imprisoned after the 1989 Tiananmen pro-democracy protests has been found hanged in hospital. Officials suggested Li Wangyang had committed suicide, but family members questioned this account. His body was found on Wednesday in Shaoyang city, in the southeast of… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh Blocks Website Of Christian Dissident #Censorship

(BosNewsLife Exclusive) Sunday, May 27, 2012 (12:34 pm) William Nicholas Gomes has been hiding in Hong Kong. By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife DHAKA/HONG KONG (BosNewsLife)– Bangladesh has reportedly blocked the website of leading Christian rights activist, author… Continue Reading →

Irish man missing in India- Pl share widely

CHARLIE TAYLOR The family of an Irish man who has been missing for more than a month while backpacking in India, have appealed for assistance in tracing him. Jonathan Spollen (28), a freelance writer and journalist from Ranelagh, has not… Continue Reading →

Differently-abled people seen as threat by aviation security in India

Aarti Dhar,The  Hindu It’s an outright insult, says Disabled Rights Group The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) regulations say that there is high probability of differently-abled people carrying weapons, explosives and other dangerous materials with them, and therefore, there… Continue Reading →

iEmpire: Apple’s Sordid Business Practices Are Even Worse Than You Think

New research goes beyond the New York Times to show just how disturbing labor conditions at Foxconn, the “Chinese hell factory,” really are. February 7, 2012 | Behind the sleek face of the iPad is an ugly backstory that has… Continue Reading →

North South Dialogue IV (Conference On Inclusion of Disabled)- Goa 19-23 Feb

There are over 100 million disabled Indians who have no access to services. Despite legislation only 2% disabled have so far been covered. The North South Dialogue (NSD) was conceptualized by Dr. Mithu Alur and ADAPT – Able Disable All… Continue Reading →

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