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Malaysia Stops Beer Festival -- Islamist party warned it would turn the city into "the biggest centre of vice in Asia"


© dpa/AFP | The world’s largest beer festival is held annually in Munich, Germany

KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) – Malaysia has canned an annual craft beer festival after an Islamist party warned it would turn the city into “the biggest centre of vice in Asia”. 241 more words

Hope for Humans

Individual freedoms – silenced in mass culture or streamed with hope?

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Original Poetry

Freedom of Self

In the confined parameters that determine air travel, as I whirl back on this particular occasion from Africa to home, the experiences learnt on last week’s work trip (comprising an intense training course on Safety and Security) seep through into my consciousness as stone traced markings through paper. 412 more words


Three Young Hong Kong Democracy Leaders Jailed for Months


AUG. 17, 2017, 4:30 A.M. E.D.T.

Joshua Wong Chi-fung (left), Nathan Law (center) and Alex Chow.  (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

HONG KONG — A Hong Kong appeal court on Thursday jailed three prominent young Hong Kong democracy leaders for several months for “unlawful assembly” linked to the city’s months-long pro-democracy protests in 2014. 88 more words

Symbols and the First Amendment

In the wake of the the crap that went down in Charlottesville over the weekend, my brother shared a post that went as follows:

“If Germany has outlawed the swastika for it being a symbol of hate and murder, why have KKK symbols not been outlawed for being an instigating symbol of murder.” 617 more words


Rights and Responsibilities

   This post grows out of my witnessing, via media, the protests, and riots that occurred since Trump was declared President-Elect.  The many Marchers with a myriad of causes has made me proud that there were folks out there expressing their Constitutionally appointed rights to Protest and Petition the Government. 3,776 more words


How a charter of rights could protect Australians' fundamental freedoms

Concerns have been raised about whether Australia adequately protects human rights given multiple reports of abuses, including mistreatment of juvenile detainees.
AAP/Lucy Hughes Jones

George Williams… 934 more words