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Recent & Selected Articles

  1. This is a small sampling of articles related to education and children in the Connexions Online Library. For more articles, books, films, and other resources, check the Connexions Library Subject Index, especially under topics such as Asia, children, youth, post-secondary education, film, and schools.
  1. Myanmar Rohingya Face "Textbook Example of Ethnic Cleansing" (September 13, 2017)
    As hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims flee violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State, thousands that remain in the country face mass atrocities at a scale never seen before.
  2. Cambodia: local people risk everything to defend national park sold off to highest bidders (March 24, 2015)
    Botum Sakor national park is one of Cambodia's biodiversity hotspots. Now indigenous people are being violently evicted as the park is being sold off to developers for logging, plantations, casinos and hotels. Local communities are defending themselves and their land.
  3. Cambodia: indigenous protests repel dam builders - so far (July 28, 2014)
    Since the 1980s Cambodia has lost 84% of its primary forests, and the remote Cardamom mountains are the country's last great natural treasure. Just the place for grandiose dam projects? 'No way!" say indigenous people and young eco-activists.
  4. The Mekong must run free! (December 14, 2013)
    The Mekong is among Southeast Asia's greatest rivers, sustaining tens of millions from its abundant fisheries and its floodwaters which both irrigate and fertilise. But Nature's bounty, and beauty, are at risk from a series of 11 dams.
  5. Buddhist Pogropms and Religious Conflicts (November 21, 2013)
    Most observers would, rightly, reject the idea that there is something inherent in Buddhism that has led to the violence. Rather, most would recognize that the anti-Muslim violence in both Myanmar and Sri Lanka has its roots in the political struggles that have engulfed the two nations. The importance of Buddhism in the conflicts in Myanmar and Sri Lanka is not that the tenets of faith are responsible for the pogroms, but that those bent on confrontation have adopted the garb of religion as a means of gaining a constituency and justifying their actions.
  6. On Buddhist Fundamentalism (May 3, 2013)
    Four years after the brutal assault on the Tamil population and the killing of between 8—10,000 Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, there is trouble again. The saffron-robed fanatics, led by the BBS — Bodu Bala Sena: the most active and pernicious of Buddhist fundamentalist groups that have sprouted in Sinhala strongholds throughout the island— are on the rampage again.
  7. Corporate India Versus Indigenous People (April 5, 2013)
    The state has more or less abandoned rural people (70% of the population) and turned the countryside over to corporate India. Mineral extraction, dam building, infrastructure projects, water appropriation and industrial farming make up their burgeoning business portfolios.
  8. Class Struggle in Vietnam: From the Colonial Yoke to Wage Slavery for Global Capital (June 3, 2012)
    Struggles which have unfolded since the first big strike wave in Vietnam in 2006.
  9. Class Struggle in Vietnam: From the Colonial Yoke to Wage Slavery for Global Capital (June 3, 2012)
    An alternation of repression and concessions is only one element among many of the whole apparatus of control and domination by the CPV. In the last analysis, it is repression which wins out, ranging from direct military and police force to administrative detention, from constant surveillance of the conversations and writings of the population to an ever stricter control of the use of such modern means as cell phones and the Internet.
  10. Connexions Information Sharing Services - Wikipedia Article - Korean text (2011)
  11. Banning of Books Alarms Freedom Advocates (February 23, 2010)
    The confiscation and banning of books by Malaysian authorities is sending alarm bells ringing among activists, who want the repeal of laws that the government is using to suppress freedom of expression.
  12. Baby Boom of Mixed Children Tests South Korea (November 29, 2009)
    Across South Korea hundreds of thousands of foreign women have been immigrating in recent years, often in marriages arranged by brokers. They have been making up for a shortage of eligible Korean women, particularly in underdeveloped rural areas. Now, these unions are bearing large numbers of mixed children, confronting this proudly homogeneous nation with the difficult challenge of smoothly absorbing them. South Korea is generally more open to ethnic diversity than other Asian nations with relatively small minority populations, like neighboring Japan. Nevertheless, it is far from welcoming to these children, who are widely known here pejoratively as Kosians, a compound of Korean and Asian.
  13. Thirty years on, the holocaust in Cambodia and its aftermath is remembered (October 26, 2009)
    John Pilger recalls the stricken society he found in Cambodia in 1979 which he described in his epic dispatches and documentary, Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia. He reminds us that the Pol Pot horror emerged from the bombing ordered by Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, and that Cambodia was again "punished" when its liberators came from the wrong side of the cold war and the Thatcher government send special forces to train the Khmer Rouge in exile.
  14. Volunteer Translators Wanted - English to Japanese (September 4, 2009)
    Connexions, an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse based in Toronto, Canada, seeks volunteer translators to translate articles, and terms in our subject index, from English to Japanese, and from English to other languages.
  15. Volunteer Translators Wanted - English to Korean (September 4, 2009)
    Connexions, an independent non-profit research organization and information clearinghouse based in Toronto, Canada, seeks volunteer translators to translate articles, and terms in our subject index, from English to Korean, and from English to other languages.
  16. And Then They Came For Me (January 7, 2009)
    An editorial by Lasantha Wickrematunge shortly before he was murdered on January 8, 2009, and published three days after his death.
  17. General Perspectives on the Capitalist Development State and Class Struggle in East Asia (2009)
    A discussion regarding the rise of the leftist movement in East Asia.
  18. The Korean Working Class: From Mass Strike to Casualization and Retreat, 1987-2008 (2008)
  19. The Situation of Left Communism Today (2007)
  20. Causes and Consequences: Inside The Asian Crisis (1998)
    What is happening now is more than the collapse of several Asian economies, it is the unraveling of a development model that these two major capitalist institutions, the World Bank and the IMF, had widely touted as demonstrating the virtues of export-led, free-market capitalism.
  21. The Pentagon Papers and U.S. Imperialism in South East Asia (1972)
    Chomsky considers the imperial interests of the USA in South East Asia, claiming that these are revealed in the Pentagon Papers. Then, after a detailed account of the content, he suggests that mere anti-communist goals were not the sole motivation for moving into the region but it was rather the "perceived significance of Southeast Asia for the integrated global system that was to be organised by American power."

Selected Websites and Organizations

  1. This is a small sampling of organizations and websites concerned with education and children in the Connexions Directory. For more organizations and websites, check the Connexions Directory Subject Index, especially under topics such as Asia, children, youth, post-secondary education, film, and schools.


Books, Films and Periodicals

  1. This is a small sampling of books related to education and children in the Connexions Online Library. For more books and other resources, check the Connexions Library Subject Index, especially under topics such as Asia, children, youth, post-secondary education, film, and schools.




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