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[From the web] Dispatches: The Philippine Picture of Badjao Displacement By Carlos H. Conde

Dispatches: The Philippine Picture of Badjao Displacement
By Carlos H. Conde

The striking image of a Filipino girl – a member of the indigenous Badjao tribe – begging in the streets of Lucban, a town in Quezon province south of Manila, has gone viral in the Philippines and prompted a flood of public concern and support for her and her impoverished family. 431 more words

Human Rights

[Press Release] Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country -SPARK

YOUTH GROUPS: HYPE WON’T SOLVE BADJAO GIRL’S PROBLEMS
Student-Leaders challenge Aquino, Duterte to address ‘neglected’ IP issues in country

Youth groups expressed concern over the growing hype surrounding rising internet sensations from marginalized sectors in society, particularly Rita Gabiola, popularly known as ‘BadjaoGirl.’ 696 more words

Human Rights

Putting the Punk Back in Steampunk

Putting the Punk Back in Steampunk
A review of Clockwork Canada: Steampunk Fiction Edited by Dominik Parisien (Exile Editions, 2016)
By Derek Newman-Stille

Steampunk has often struck me as a genre that has tended toward overly rosey views of the Edwardian and Victorian Eras. 503 more words

Fiction Book Reviews

Indigenous practices are at risk in Bangladesh

–John Tripura

There are about 54 Indigenous communities in Bangladesh covering about two percent of the total population have been living in different pockets of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) region and in the plain lands of the country with approximately 3 million living side by side with the Bengali majority people. 1,467 more words

CHT

Evils of Soy

Deforestation, murder, tyranny, toxic pollution, birth defects and cancer are just some of the impacts of soy monoculture.

A difficult search for ‘the truth’ in northern BC

This blog post originally appeared on Discourse Media’s Toward Reconciliation on May, 26, 2016

“Toward Reconciliation is a hub of sustained, forward-looking journalism about how governments, institutions, communities and individuals are responding to the challenges of reconciliation in Canada. 1,103 more words

Discourse Media

The Frigate Bird: Fear and loathing on Penrhyn Island

The Frigate Bird, Alistair Campbell, 1989

  • Cook Islands, #6
  • £0.01 from amazon.co.uk
  • Read: October 2015 (and again in May 2016)
  • Rating: 4/5
  • Recommended for: Ukulele players with dark pasts
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Australia And Oceania