Kurt M. Campbell former assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, previous Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of the Centre for a New American Security, chairman and CEO of The Asia Group and architect of the US “pivot” to Asia, talks to Susan Shirk from University of California. Even though I find myself believing only 5% of what Campbell says, for all those interested in Chinese international relations and the “pivot,” or “containment of China,” its interesting information. Read the rest of this entry »
Monthly Archives: July 2013
Malala Yousafzai a wonderful young girl, who rose to fame through her fearless and courage’s activism, of educational and women rights and was cowardly shot in the head and neck by the Taliban in 2012, recently made an appeal at the United Nations for world leaders to provide “free, compulsory education” for every child. Read the rest of this entry »
US courts fond of stringently protecting US trademarks have ironically ruled that General Cigar Co. Inc. may continue to use the trademark name for their cigars Cohiba in the United States, named after the Cuban brand.
The federal commissions ruling, is the most recent ruling in an ongoing legal battle which has gone on between General Cigar and Cuba’s national company Cubatabaco. Read the rest of this entry »
There are currently 120 prisoners at the extra-legal concentration camp at Guantanamo Bay.
106 of these prisoners are on hunger-strike, 44 of them are being force-fed against their will, in contravention of international human rights law.
As the hunger-strike passes the 150 days mark and the Muslim holy day of Ramadan approaches, US actor and rapper Yasiin Bey (formerly known as Mos Def), experiences the procedure of force-feeding. Read the rest of this entry »
The Bodh Gaya temple complex in Bihar, Northern India was rocked by a series of explosions on Sunday morning. More than a hundred worshippers were in the temple complex – a UNESCO World Heritage site, known for the Buddha’s enlightenment – when the first blast occurred at 5.45 am, over the next hour there was another nine more blasts. Read the rest of this entry »
Radical Islamic cleric Abu Qatada has finally been departed from Britain to Jordan, to stand trial on terrorism charges. Last month he finally gave into the British legal system, accepting deportation after nearly a decade long fight against extradition, which cost the UK tax payer £1.7m ($2.5m). However, while right wing groups such as UKIP, BNP and the EDL are celebrating the good news, was the trial and extradition really justified? Read the rest of this entry »
The Chinese communist party is clearly getting sloppy in their censorship lately, and well even worse in their conservative approach to sex, as a pornography film was accidentally shown on a large LED screen in a public square in Jilin province. Read the rest of this entry »