PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

Asia

SPOTLIGHT ON VIETNAM

VN the only country to have its outlook improved by three credit rating agencies Update: May, 24/2021 – 19:21   Consumers are shopping at a supermarket. The economic outlook of Việt

US TERRORISTS GIVE UP THE GHOST OF OCCUPATION

Ending the United States’ 20-year war in Afghanistan April 14, 2021 11:55 AM CDT  BY KARL ENGELS   All they’ve known is war: Generations have grown up in Afghanistan knowing nothing but war

There Are So Many Lessons to Learn from Kerala

Anujath Sindhu Vinaylal (India), My mother and the mothers in the neighborhood, 2017.   Dear friends, Greetings from the desk of the Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. Indian farmers and agricultural workers

.”Singapoor’s” Coronavirus Bet Stumbles

Expensive jab likely not ready before the third quarter John Berthelsen 20 hr ago 2 The Singapore government, which last year was among Asia’s leaders in its efforts to combat

Indonesian Billionaire Tax Evader Tanoto May Duck Charges Again Hidden purchases discovered of landmark German buildings Our Correspondent Feb 19 Indonesian palm oil tycoon Sukanto Tanoto—whose pulp and paper and

Rice

Vietnam Moves to Save Mekong Delta

Regime accepts foreign help to turn away from “rice-only” policyJan 11 2 By: David Brown Vietnam’s low-lying southwestern provinces may be about to get off the list of places most

MALAY IS THE PLACE FOR HEROIN AND OPIUM

Depressing Déjà vu for Malaysia’s Narcotics Nightmare 40-plus years of tough drug programs have had almost no effect other than filling prisons Dec 4 5 1     By: Murray

Covid Meets Slavery in Southeast Asia

The less-rich exploit the even less-rich Our Correspondent Nov 26 4 3     Slavery, debt slavery, and bonded labor have long been a curse of much of Southeast Asia,

MOR CARS & CONDOMS ?

BREXIT HISTORY MADE: UK strikes £15.2bn trade deal with Japan sending message to EU BRITAIN has signed its first post-Brexit trade deal with Japan today after a tumultuous few days

Burma Campaign UK- OVER TO YOU NOW

Thank you for your donation   Mae La refugee.jpg Thank you so much for supporting our work. You should receive an email confirmation shortly. Your donation will make a real

Burma Campaign UK

    Dear Friend You might have seen Kirin Ichiban lager on sale in bars, pubs and supermarkets. Kirin lager is made by a Japanese company, which operates all over

India’s Slums Confound Covid Theories

  ‘Herd immunity’ may be the only answer after all Philip Bowring 6 hr 2 1     Forget the daily league tables of Covid-19 incidence, the announcements of new

Time for America to Pay its War Debt

  As Hanoi’s ties with Washington reach new heights, Vietnamese Agent Orange victims await compensation   Aug 12       By: Michael Hart

THE TALE OF TWO ASIAN DEATH SYSTEMS

Millions in danger as Covid-19 sweeps through India’s slums More than half of people who live in slums could have already contracted Covid-19 (Pic: Nishantd85/Wikipedia) A new report reveals that

CHINATOWN SINGAPORE IS ABOUT TO OUTGROW HONG KONG

Singapore Starting to Outshine Hong Kong as Financial Hub Business uncertainty grows over security law Our Correspondent 4 hr         Hong Kong’s international business community, jittery because

Remember My Lai:

   GIs Call Viet Killings ‘Point-Blank Murder’ Story by Seymour Hersh Nov. 20, 1969 By Seymour M. Hersh Global Research, July 13, 2020 cleveland.com 20 November 2009 Region: Asia, USA Theme: History, Intelligence, Law and Justice, Media Disinformation

India’s Self-Inflicted Labor Pains

  Workers say they aren’t going back to cities where they were suddenly cut loose because of the virus Jul 10         As India gradually opens its

More Abuses Alleged in Singapore Islamic Body

  Business owners complain of intimidation over halal certification 15 hr 4     By: Murray Hunter Halal Certification officers in Singapore’s Islamic Religious Council routinely pressure restaurant owners into

Covid-19 in Vietnam

  The fear, the tears, the pride, and the debt Jun 27 3     By: Steve Jackson A friend elsewhere in Asia has an elderly parent in the UK.

Asian Investors Missing an Opportunity

  Currency outflows to a region that is no longer a safe haven Philip Bowring Apr 13       Collectively, the countries of East and Southeast Asia have mainly

Asia and Covid-19: Progress Report

  Asia Sentinel roundup seeks to sort out the chaff Asia Sentinel 9 hr       As the Covid-19 virus makes its ominous way across Asia, countries are in

BURMA CAMPAIGN NEWS – CHECK LIST

The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental

VIETNAM EXTENDING TOURIST VISAS

Visa policies for foreigners undergo major changes Update: March, 02/2020 – 08:04     by Vũ Thu Hà HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s immigration laws will undergo a radical shake-up this summer

India Rubber Necking – Against Agreement

ASEAN meeting grapples with trade war, territorial disputes Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks during the ASEAN Summit plenary session in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)