Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

Tutu: The Slow Genocide Against the Rohingya

In a speech at the Oslo Conference on Rohingyas, transcribes on Newsweek.com, Archbishop Desmond Tutu credits the government of Myanmar for recent reforms, but reminds us all that t cannot “blind us to the ongoing disavowal and repression of its ethnic...
Aung San Suu Kyi must act on refugee crisis: Dalai Lama …

Aung San Suu Kyi must act on refugee crisis: Dalai Lama …

The Dalai Lama has appealed to Myanmar’s Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for the country’s persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority amid a worsening refugee crisis. The Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader, the world’s most ­famous refugee, told The...
Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Nobel laureates appeal for end to persecution of Rohingya

Several Nobel Peace Prize winners on Thursday called for an end to the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims, describing it as “nothing less than genocide,” and appealed for international help for them in Rakhine state. The appeal came at the end...
Remembering Wangari Maathai

Remembering Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist and political activist was one of two individuals awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for environmental and climate related issues. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004,”her contribution to sustainable development,...
North and South Korea: Signs of a Thaw

North and South Korea: Signs of a Thaw

It seems that the two Koreas ― especially the South ― are trying to break the years-long impasse in their bilateral relations. The first sign of a possible thaw has come from the Unification Ministry in Seoul, which authorized a local civilian group’s plan to send 15...
Shirin Ebadi on Iranian Nuclear Deal

Shirin Ebadi on Iranian Nuclear Deal

Shirin Ebadi speaks with Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman. “We have to remember that ISIS is not simply a terrorist group. It’s an ideology. And an ideology cannot be fought with bombs. This wrong ideology can only be fought with a correct interpretation of...