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Recent & Selected Articles
- 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
- Borneo's Killer Dams (July 3, 2014)
Sarawak, Malaysia, is home to thousands of endemic species, forty indigenous groups, and one of the largest transboundary rainforests remaining in the world. The state is also suffering from one of the world's highest rates of deforestation; only 5% of its primary forests remain. Now, Sarawak's forests and their inhabitants face another threat: the damming of its rivers for hydroelectric power.
- CRUCIBLE: Neoliberalism in SEA: A Critical Turn in Philippine South (March 16, 2014)
Neoliberalism as a frame in understanding domestic issues.
- Racism and Sexual Violence in Indonesia (May 10, 2013)
Indonesia, since 1965, performed three genocides fully backed by the West.
- Plunder in the Pacific (January 25, 2012)
Chilean legislators clear the way for legally binding international measures to protect threatened fish across the southern Pacific, after an ICIJ investigation.
- Report Confirms Gang Rapes at Canadian-Controlled PNG Mine (February 2, 2011)
One of the world's largest mining organisations, Barrick Gold, is in damage control this week following the release of a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report outlining longstanding incidents of sexual and physical violence at the company's Porgera Joint Venture (PJV) mine in Papua New Guinea.
- The Export of Philippine Women (1997)
Principles of social justice are clearly not served by applauding a system that prides itself in an increased GNP at the same time that it farms out its women to be servants of the world.
Selected Websites and Organizations
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Other Links & Resources
Books, Films and Periodicals
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Subject Index, especially under topics such as
Learning from our History
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Publicity and Media Relations - A short introduction to media relations strategies.
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