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Where is your Pride?

When you deny your own a voice, you have none.

Pride parades and marches can be wonderful events. They are a celebration of one’s sexuality and gender. 2,172 more words

Homophobia

Bougainville Copper: will it get to play again?

MAC | Nostromo Research | 18 July 2017 

Odds seem loaded against recent moves

When the great – no doubt sometimes also good, but frequently woefully ignorant – among mining outfits (and their desk-bound investment advisors) look at a risk-laden, problematic, prospect like Bougainville Copper Ltd’s Panguna mine, any upturn in commodity markets are apt to be heralded as a golden opportunity. 383 more words

Papua New Guinea

Trudeau, border crossers task force to review next steps for asylum seekers

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will participate Wednesday in a Montreal meeting with the federal-provincial task force charged with managing an unprecedented flow of asylum seekers over the Canada-U. 582 more words

Local News

Hopeful Soul

I’m hopeful for the future.

Despite the dehumanizing decisions made by the leader of our country on, what feels like, a day-to-day basis, my soul is still full of hope. 305 more words

Palestinian Authority shows its ‘authoritarian’ face through Cyber Crimes Law

Ma’an – August 22, 2017

BETHLEHEM – Palestinian prisoners’ rights group Addameer has joined a growing chorus opposition to the Palestinian Authority (PA) — which the NGO described as “an ever increasingly authoritarian regime” — for a new far-reaching law that effectively criminalizes “any form of digital dissent.”

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Civil Liberties

Global mining major needed to re-open Bougainville’s Panguna copper mine?

Kevin McQuillan | Business Advantage PNG | 18 July 2017

Moves to re-open the Panguna copper mine on Bougainville are gathering momentum. Funding the re-opening is a key concern, however, says Bougainville President, John Momis. 776 more words

Papua New Guinea

Racism Exists and It's Not Okay

I don’t even know how to smoothly work into this, so I’m just going to sum up the past week and make my point.

Last weekend, all of the Charlottesville stuff happened. 988 more words

Life