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Humanitarian assistance for Covid19 epidemic and military coup in Myanmar.

October 2021

We, All Ethnics Democracy and Human Rights Network, are writing this letter to you. We are seeking to help Humanitarian assistance for Covid19 epidemic and military coup affected people in Myanmar. The people who are affected by double crises of Covid19 epidemic and military coup this year need help immediately. That is why we are seeking assistance to help them. we want to make sure the assistances including food, clothes, and other necessary things is going well to the victim people....See more at >> humanitarain activity

9th Month of Military coup d'etat in Myanmar

Oct 8, 2021

On February 1, 2021, the military coup d'etat and destroyed a democracy in Myanmar. Military government continued conflict with ethnic minorities in peripheral areas and human rights violations. It is clear that the Myanmar military’s attitude has been shown to be deceitful with regards to its country’s people and before the international community. Therefore, we, the All Ethnics Democracy and Human Rights Network, demand that the Myanmar ruler: Stop the coup in Myanmar and restore a democracy system in Myanmar....Read more at >> Asia-Pacific

Despite all efforts, the Waste Workers (unorganized sector) are excluded from the management

Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) has a major objective of achieving 100% Scientific Solid Waste Management (SWM) across all the statutory towns in India. The revised rules (Solid Waste Management Rules, 2016) continue to emphasise upon the need to ensure source segregation as the most important prerequisite for the scientific and environmentally sound disposal of solid waste. We have seen an extensive deployment of collection, transportation and waste disposal technologies across Indian cities in the recent past....Read more at >> Migrant Worker

Power and Glory in Times of Disease and Death

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By Pushkar Raj

As the weeks long birthday festivity of the leadership is rejoiced country wide, the covid is still ragging. The carnival is in line with the post covid decisions and actions of the leadership demonstrating a pursuit of personal power and glory instead of national interest in the times of disease and death. The national interest, a term synonymous with the public interest and welfare, means protection of people’s life and liberty as a value, over and above those enshrined in the constitution, such as democracy, socialism, and secularism....Read more at >> Opinion

In Memorial of 8888 protest in Myanmar

Aug 4, 2021
Today we are protesting in the front of Myanmar embassy, in memorial of 8.8.88 nationwide protest for democracy and freedom movement. This is the memorial of 32nd anniversary of 8.8.88 where Myanmar’s military junta murdered thousands of innocent people. We “All Ethnics Democracy and Human Rights Network” are strongly condemned for the Myanmar military government’s action for that. Now military repeatedly coup in the country. Myanmar is remained conflict....Read more at >> Campaign

Hate and Targeted Violence Against Christians in India - Half Yearly Report by EFI

Before the year 2021 had reached its halfway mark, some of the most powerful forces in modern India prepared to counter the Christian – and Muslim – presence in India, with discussions and statements on how to rid the country of “padri” [Hindi of the Latin Padre, father or Christian priest, pastor or clergy], pushing a massive 145 incidents of religious persecution against Christians, including three murders, into the background. That the incidents, and the threats,...Read more at >> Religious

Memorial of July 7 Students Demonstration in Myanmar

Jul 25, 2021

We are a group of ethnic people from Myanmar and a collection of other democracy activists. Today, we are holding a democracy and freedom rights demonstration in front of the Myanmar Embassy. This is in memorial of July 7, 1962 the outbreak of students’ demonstration in Myanmar. It was the first students’ mass protest in post-independence. Eventually, students protested against dictatorship and the policy of the new military regime of Ne Win...Read more at >> Press Release

AAPI Urges Government To Proactively Prevent Attacks on Asian Americans

March 23, 2021

“AAPI wants to express our deep concerns and anguish about the violence the nation has witnessed against people of Asian origin,” Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda, President of American Association of Physicians of India Origin (AAPI) said here today. In a statement issued here Dr. Jonnalagadda condemned the incidents of growing violence, and said, “We at AAPI, the largest ethnic medical organization in the nation, urge the federal, state and local Governments to make all the efforts possible to prevent violence against Asian Americans and all those innocent people around the nation who continue to suffer due to violence, harassment and discrimination.” A coalition tracking reports of racism and discrimination against Asian Americans says it has received at least 3,795 firsthand complaints since last year....Read more at >> America

Influence of Sanskrit in Naming the Eight Sisters of North East India

By Madhu Chandra

Originally known as the Sven Sisters of North East India and Sikkim was added to its eighth state recently and soon after India got independent, the first home minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was assigned the task of unifying the independent kingdoms into the union territory of India and successfully it was done to the north-eastern states as well. The statehoods were given to Assam in 1947, Nagaland in 1963, Tripura, Manipur, Meghalaya, and Sikkim in 1975, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram in 1987. Earlier Manipur and Tripura were merged in the Union Territory of India in 1956 and Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh in 1971. The name of the place, people, and things and languages are the identities of the people and tribe and these names and languages identify the nationality....Read more at >> Art & Living

DELETING RACISM: News from the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association

19 March 2021

Poland’s largest ad platform OLX and the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association have partnered together to monitor and delete sales of racist, fascist and antisemitic propaganda items. In the joint declaration, both sides commit to act in line with Polish and international law and in particular with the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination. OLX is owned by the South African technological corporation Naspers. In the first weeks of the partnership, OLX, acting on the ‘NEVER AGAIN’ Association’s recommendations, deleted 655 offers of neo-nazi gadgets,...Read more at >> Africa/Middle East

Heart Disease and Sudden Cardiac Arrests

Special Contribution
By Vemuri S. Murthy

February is the “American Heart Month” to raise awareness of heart disease and promote “Healthy Heart” lifestyles. Heart disease is the number one Global Public Health problem. South Asians are at a four-times greater risk of heart disease than their western counterparts and have a greater chance of having a heart attack before 50 years of age. Heart attacks strike South Asian Men and Women at younger ages, and as a result, both morbidity and mortality are higher among them compared to any other ethnic group. They tend to develop heart disease ten years earlier than other groups. Almost one in three in this group may die from heart disease before 65 years of age. In India, heart disease remains the number one cause of death. Common risk factors are smoking and a diet high in sugar, salt, refined grains, and fat....Read more at >> Interview Story

North Korea: Enslavement and “other inhumane acts”

Jan 11, 2021
OHCHR is gravely concerned by credible accounts of forced labour under exceptionally harsh conditions within the ordinary prison system, which may amount to the crime against humanity of enslavement. While international law can allow for hard labour as punishment for crimes when issued by a competent court in a fair trial, as long as its implementation is consistent with other human rights, the commission of inquiry noted that “the extraction of forced labour can amount to enslavement...Read more at >> Refugee

Guwahati Book Fair: Bringing solace to pandemic-hit book publishers

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Saving the Amazon of East

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North Korea's the Special Rapporteur

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2018 Sunyu8 Island International Festival

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European Parliament condemns the deterioration of civil and political rights in Vietnam

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The Global Digest 2015 (English) Special Issue is available now.

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