Tag: Solidarity Center

North Korean workers protest

     

….. in Kuwait. North Korea has summoned dozens of workers from the Gulf state for staging a mass strike in protest at their working conditions, reports suggest: According to Radio Free Asia,… Read more »

Cambodia’s democracy ‘in retreat’?

     

  The Cambodian government should ask the United Nations to help it carry out a full and independent investigation into the October 26, 2015 attack on two opposition members of… Read more »

Egypt faces backlash on freedom of expression

     

  The US State Department and the European Union have urged Egypt’s government  to uphold basic rights to freedom of expression after security forces stormed the Press Syndicate. Egypt’s police… Read more »

Vietnam: cost of living with trafficking

     

On International Women’s Day, Radio Free Asia (RFA) today released a short documentary, “Vietnam: Cost of Living” — the eighth installment of the online RFA multimedia series “Breaking Free: Stories… Read more »

Palestinian teachers’ protest ‘revitalizing’ democracy, exposing PA corruption

     

One of the largest protests the West Bank has seen in recent years is not aimed against the Israeli occupation, but to deliver a message to the Palestinian Authority, Al… Read more »

Obama revives anti-slavery law to target Thai seafood

     

Seafood produced by slaves in Thailand will be among goods banned from sale in the US as Barack Obama revives laws targeting industries that use forced and child labor, the… Read more »

Burundi violence intensifies, rights groups demand international police presence

     

Burundi’s authorities are targeting perceived opponents with increased brutality. Government forces are killing, abducting, torturing, and arbitrarily arresting scores of people at an alarming rate, Human Rights Watch said today:… Read more »

Nigerian unions in front line against Boko Haram

     

In northeastern Nigeria, where violence has terrorized communities over the past several years, the Nigerian Union of Teachers is going beyond the difficult task of ensuring students continue to receive… Read more »

Rights groups call for restraint in wake of Morocco protests

     

  Morocco should refrain from violence against teacher-trainee protesters and investigate an incident during which Moroccan police attacked and beat peaceful teacher-trainee protesters earlier this month, causing dozens of injuries,… Read more »

Cambodia’s long-ruling PM gears up for distant poll

     

Cambodia won’t hold a general election for another two years. But look at Prime Minister Hun Sen (left), its long-ruling and mercurial strongman, and you’d think one was imminent, Reuters… Read more »