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After the Cataclysm: Postwar Indochina & the Reconstruction of Imperial Ideology (The Political Economy of Human Rights)
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
A carefully dcoumented asessment of Western reporting on post-1975 Indochina.
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on east and southeast Asia.
Female Well-Being: Toward a global theory of social change
Billson, Janet Mancini; Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (eds.)
For Reasons of State
Chomsky, Noam
Essays in which Chomsky analyzes the role of the American state and discusses some of the ways in which individuals can respond to its growing power.
Living with the Land: Communities Restoring the Earth
Meyer, Christine; Moosang, Faith
A collection of stories from grassroots communities about the benefits of ecological living.
Respect, not restraints, for workers in Thailand's seafood industry
McGill, Abby
A report on a year-long investigation into forced labour in the global seafood supply chain in Thailand.
Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
Bello, Walden
From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism: The Political Economy of Human Rights: Volume 1
Chomsky, Noam; Herman, Edward S.
Chomsky and Herman demonstrate, with devasting logic and overwhelming documentation, that the purpose of U.S. global policy is to make the world safe for exploitation by U.S. corporate interests and t...
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...

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PLAN International Canada
Plan International Canada strives to achieve lasting improvements in the quality of life of children, families and communities in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and Sout...

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Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the first museum in the region to present a broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. As one of the National Museums of Singapore under the National Heritage ...
Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
The Hermitage
The State Hermitage occupies six magnificent buildings situated along the embankment of the River Neva, right in the heart of St. Petersburg. The leading role in this unique architectural ensemble is played by the Winter Palace, t...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...
WikiLeaks is a multi-national media organization and associated library. It was founded by its publisher Julian Assange in 2006. WikiLeaks specializes in the analysis and publication of large datasets of censored or otherwise r...

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Bangkok's Big Brother is watching you
Abigail Haworth charts the rise of General Prayuth Chan-ocha and his despotic regime.
Both pro- and anti-government demonstrators threaten media
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders is very worried by the harassment of TV stations by both pro- and anti-government demonstrators in Thailand.
Buoyant thinking for the future
Homes that float could provide a solution for often-flooded regions in Thailand
Tang, Alisa
Building amphibious homes in Thailand that are designed to weather the annual flooding.
Global Press Freedom Declines in Every Region for First Time Israel, Italy and Hong Kong Lose Free Status
Sources News Release
Journalists faced an increasingly grim working environment in 2008, with global press freedom declining for a seventh straight year and deterioration occurring for the first time in every region, acco...
Media concerns as "dictator law" replaces martial law in Thailand
Sources News Release
Journalists' organizations express strong concern over the issuing of a new order by the military regime to replace martial law.
Moken nomads leave behind their 'sea gypsy' life for a modern existence
Brought to the world's attention by the 2004 tsunami, the seafaring tribe is struggling to reconcile tradition and modernity
Hodal, Kate
The Moken, deep-sea divers off Thailand, find their way of life threatened by modern trawlers and voracious property developers.
Ranat ek
Wikipedia article
The ranat ek is a Thai musical instrument in the percussion family that consists of 21 wooden bars suspended by cords over a boat-shaped trough resonator and struck by two mallets. It is used as a lea...
SEAJU calls for recognition of Labour laws and 'right to form' in Thailand
Sources News Release
The South East Asia Journalist Unions (SEAJU) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have called for urgent attention to the current labor situation facing journalists in Thailand.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Thai military leader threatens to execute journalists
Sources News Release
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the National Union of Journalists, Thailand (NUJT) deplores the comments made by Thai military junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha against journalists.
Thailand: Call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom
Sources News Release
Reporters Without Borders joined by 31 other organisations in a call for moratorium on prosecutions for criticising the King, dialogue on Internet freedom.
Thailand: With Censorship, Thais Turn to Websites and Foreign Media
Macan-Markar, Marwaan
When the Thai government imposed an emergency law cracking down on rampaging red-shirted protesters on the streets of Bangkok, the military, in combat gear, was not its only weapon. The state#s censor...

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