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China releases Nobel laureate Liu with terminal cancer

Beijing (AFP) – China’s jailed Nobel peace prize laureate Liu Xiaobo has been granted medical parole after being diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last month, his lawyer said Monday, worrying supporters who pleaded for his unconditional release. 677 more words


Conflict victims a casualty of Nepal's transitional justice process

I recently reviewed a report by the Nepal office International Centre for Transitional Justice and Martin Chautari, a think-tank in Kathmandu. The focus was what ‘truth’ means for victims of the 10-year Maoist insurgency. 107 more words


The House is expected to bring the anti-immigrant Kate’s Law to a vote this week!

“No” on Anti-Immigrant Kate’s Law (HR 361, S 45, HR 3004)

These bills revive a bill introduced by Ted Cruz in 2015 which would establish mandatory minimum sentences for immigrants who try to re-enter the United States after being deported.  228 more words

Why You Should Support Repealing S377A Even If You're Conservative

The existence of S377A of the Penal Code makes Singapore the only developed country in the world that still has laws criminalizing homosexual acts. Despite lobbying fro NGOs and LGBT rights activists, the government has maintained a policy of passive aggression. 770 more words


Mad in America: Do Psychiatrists Harm their Patients out of Stupidity?

Hi All,

Here’s my new provocative article about why I think some psychiatrists unwittingly harm their patients, based on working alongside psychiatrists every day for 28 years!

Best wishes,


Mediators take on factory dispute

Source: Khmer Times

The Kampong Cham provincial labour department will mediate a meeting today between disgruntled footwear factory workers and their employer following a weekend of protests by nearly 6,000 staff who say the factory’s new policies are unfair. 239 more words

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