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The sour fruit of the “public land ownership” regime: Violent confrontations over land seizure keep occurring all over Vietnam

The 88 Project, April 21, 2017: As we reported in the newsletter last week, the violent clash between local farmers and authorities in Hoành village, Đồng Tâm commune, Mỹ Đức district, Hà Nội, continued well into the week. 472 more words

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Formosa protesters defy police threats

Vietnam Right Now, March 5, 2017: Protesters have staged rallies across the country to demand the expulsion of the Taiwanese company, Formosa, for causing last year’s devastating chemical spill off the central coast. 269 more words

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Migration, the only way to survive for afghan teens

Perhaps no one is willing to accept the absence of their homeland, family, and friends. Accepting a way full of uncertainty and danger through smugglers to arrive in a place where you can survive is also not an easy task to do but all these become very easy to do so if you find yourself in a land of conflict, where living is dangerous and you don’t want to be killed by the next bomb, where you saw your friends and family members have been killed, just because they were at the wrong place at the wrong time. 599 more words

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Four Activists Arrested Days Before the Traditional New Year

The 88 Project, January 23, 2017: At least four Vietnamese activists were arrested last week, just days before Tet, the Vietnamese traditional New Year. Among them are Ms. 598 more words

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Violent assaults designed to intimidate young activists

Vietnam Right Now, Jan. 17, 2017: It started as a class for young would-be activists eager to learn about their political rights, and ended a few weeks later with a police raid and vicious assaults on the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. 1,075 more words

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Vietnam Sends a Dissident to France but Blocks Another From Leaving

RFA January 13, 2017: Vietnamese authorities released one dissident from jail this week as they exiled the former political prisoner to France, but at the same time they blocked another well-known dissident from leaving the country. 709 more words

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Many Activists in HCM City Barred from Meeting with Outgoing Kerry

Defend the Defenders, January 13, 2017: Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have placed a number of local activists under house arrest since early Thursday in a bid to prevent them from taking part in a meeting with U.S. 241 more words

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