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Mahatma_Gandhi US Capitol celebrates 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi December 2, 2018 Source: Business Standard / www.business-standard.com / By ANI / Eminent lawmakers of the United States lawmakers and Indian-Americans on Tuesday came forward to celebrate the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi at Capitol Hill. Addressing an illustrious gathering comprising US lawmakers and Indian diaspora at the Indian Embassy here, Ambassador …
thinker_VHLF Lessons: We need compassionate and caring leadership November 21, 2018 Source: Livingston County News / www.thelcn.com / By Bill Cook / Tonight I walked again through Wenceslas Square in Prague. It is not a particularly beautiful square, certainly no match for the nearby Old Town Square. It is hardly a square at all, but rather a half-mile long street that …
Lubomir Kotek:AFP:Getty Velvet Revolution: Czechs and Slovaks celebrate anniversary of fall of communism and triumph of Vaclav Havel November 18, 2018 Source: Independent / www.independent.co.uk / By Joe Sommerlad / Peaceful student uprising brought oppressive rule to end, swept dissident playwright to power and spelled doom for Soviet Union in 1989. Citizens of the former Czechoslovakia will honour the anniversary of the Velvet Revolution this weekend. The uprising, entirely peaceful in spirit, …
VH_NEWS Why the Berlin Wall fell November 12, 2018 Source: The Courier-Tribune / www.courier-tribune.com / By Lee Edwards / The fall of the Berlin Wall 29 years ago was one of the most consequential events of the 20th century, exposing the Soviet Union as a corrupt weak “empire” and effectively ending the Cold War. But it did not happen …
Gondo The core values that once illuminated the ANC now provide the moral backbone of Gordhan’s Zondo submission November 12, 2018 Source: Daily Maverick / www.dailymaverick.co.za / By Marianne Thamm / One has felt the loss. The slow erosion of the moral high ground that once belonged and still belongs to a unique and visionary generation of ANC leaders and activists who are celebrated across the world. There are streets, libraries, …
File: Myanmar state counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi attends a meeting with her Vietnamese counterpart at the prime minister office in Hanoi on April 19, 2018. CREDIT: ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP The Strange Journey of Aung San Suu Kyi November 2, 2018 Source: The Scarlet / www.thescarlet.org / By Andrew Rose, Scarlet Staff / The 2016 election of Aung San Suu Kyi was supposed to usher in a new era in Myanmar. For decades, the people of this small, Southeast Asian nation had labored under the oppressive rule of a secretive, and …
Chris J Ratchliffe Getty Pussy Riot’s New Book Is Disruption 101 October 16, 2018 Source: The Daily Beast / www.dailybeast.com / Lewis Beale / In a new book, Nadya Tolokonnikova uses what she’s learned as a member of the Russian dada/punk band about how to best challenge those with entrenched power. Nadya Tolokonnikova readily admits that the political protest her group Pussy Riot undertook …
Oyub Titiev Václav Havel Human Rights Prize 2018 awarded to Oyub Titiev October 10, 2018 Source: Council for Europe / www.coe.int / The sixth Václav Havel Human Rights Prize – which honours outstanding civil society action in defence of human rights – has been awarded to the head of the Grozny office of the Memorial Human Rights Center in Chechyna, Oyub Titiev (Russian Federation). The …
Liu Xiaobo widow First public appearance for Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo widow October 10, 2018 Source: France 24 / www.m.france24.com / By AFP / NEW YORK (AFP) – The widow of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday made her first public appearance since leaving China more than two months ago, discreetly attending a panel discussion in New York. To applause the poet Liu Xia arrived …
Liu Xia attends an award ceremony Liu Xia ‘Under Pressure’ During First Public Appearance Since Her Exile October 10, 2018 Source: The Cambodia Daily / www.cambodiadaily.com / By RFA / Liu Xia, widow of late Nobel peace laureate and prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo, has made her first trip to the United States since beginning a new life in Germany following eight years under house arrest. Liu appeared on Wednesday …
Liu Xia was released to go to Berlin Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events October 10, 2018 Source: Yahoo News / www.yahoo.com / By Mimi Lau / Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in New York late on Tuesday for what is expected to be her first formal appearance since settling in Berlin two months ago after nearly eight years of de facto …
Liu Xia takes part in a panel discussion First public appearance for Liu Xia, Chinese Nobel dissident Liu Xiaobo’s widow October 10, 2018 Source: The Straits Times / www.straitstimes.com / By AFP / NEW YORK (AFP) – The widow of Nobel Prize-winning dissident Liu Xiaobo on Wednesday (Sept 26) made her first public appearance since leaving China more than two months ago, discreetly attending a panel discussion in New York.   To applause, …
Liu Xia attends an award ceremony Liu Xia ‘Under Pressure’ During First Public Appearance Since Her Exile October 9, 2018 Source: Radio Free Asia / www.rfa.org / Reported by Ng Yik-tung and Sing Man for RFA’s Cantonese Service, and by Shi Shan for the Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie / Liu Xia, widow of late Nobel peace laureate and prisoner of conscience Liu Xiaobo, has made her …
Liu Xia widow Chinese dissident Liu Xia, widow of Liu Xiaobo, speaks out for the first time in New York October 9, 2018 Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize-winning political dissident Liu Xiaobo, has made her first formal appearance since leaving China. She attended an event in New York on September 26, 2018, and spoke briefly about her late husband. Liu Xia relocated to Germany in July after spending the …
Liu Xia Liu Xia, widow of Nobel winner Liu Xiaobo, arrives in New York for human rights events October 9, 2018 Source: South China Morning Post / www.scmp.com / By Mimi Lau / Liu Xia, the widow of Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo, arrived in New York late on Tuesday for what is expected to be her first formal appearance since settling in Berlin two months ago after nearly eight years of …