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Hong Kong pro-democracy group says support fizzles

Sep 02, 2014

Hong Kong pro-democracy group says support fizzles

Occupy Central has launched a campaign of civil disobedience in recent months, calling for full democracy with an unofficial referendum, marches and sit-ins. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities #House News #Occupy Central
Hong Kong Anti-graft officials raid pro-democracy media chief's home

Aug 28, 2014

Hong Kong Anti-graft officials raid pro-democracy media chief's home

On Sunday, China's legislature is expected to unveil a proposal to allow Hong Kong voters, rather than a committee of pro-Beijing elites, to vote for their leader. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities #House News
Philippines Muslim rebels condemn Islamic State, vows to stop 'virus'

Aug 28, 2014

Philippines Muslim rebels condemn Islamic State, vows to stop 'virus'

The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group has condemned Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and vowed to stop the spread of their "virus" into the Southeast Asian nation. #World #TheySaidIt #Philippines #Moro Islamic Liberation Front #islamic-state #ISIL #ISIS #IS #MILF
China punishes 15 officials for openly practising faith

Aug 19, 2014

China punishes 15 officials for openly practising faith

Tensions are running high in Xinjiang, after officials told Muslims to eschew religious customs during the fasting month of Ramadan, which rights groups saw as an bid to repress Uighurs. #World #China #NewsTracker #Uighur #Uighur muslims #civil liberities #East Turkemnistan
Pro-govt Hong Kong law society prez resigns amid democracy debate

Aug 19, 2014

Pro-govt Hong Kong law society prez resigns amid democracy debate

Lam came under fire for repeatedly defending a policy document published by China's State Council that said "loving the country" was a basic requirement for city administrators, including judges. #World #China #NewsTracker #Democracy #Hong Kong #Referendum #Pro-democracy movement #civil liberities #House News

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The North- East is in danger of becoming the next Maoist hub

Oct 07, 2011

The North- East is in danger of becoming the next Maoist hub

The signals coming from Arunachal Pradesh and Assam should leave the policy-makers in Delhi worried. The Red rebels are trying to cash in on local grievances to build base. #Arunachal Pradesh #Communist Party of India #ConnectTheDots #Assam #Tarun Kumar Gogoi #North East India #United Liberation Front of Asom
Will India go the Argentina way toward populist decline?

Jun 27, 2011

Will India go the Argentina way toward populist decline?

Neither India nor China can take their growth and political transformations for granted. China may fail to build good institutions, and India may yet fall victim to the lure of mindless populism. #GDP #To The Contrary #Liberal democracy #NotJobsButPassion

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Will India go the Argentina way toward populist decline?

Sep 02, 2014

Despite Strength, Cuomo’s Re-election Bid Is Hardly a Coronation

Though polls show Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo leading by a wide margin, he faces snubs by labor unions, liberal activists, gun owners and other critics...
Will India go the Argentina way toward populist decline?

Sep 01, 2014

Former Gov. Paterson slams lieutenant governor candidate

ALBANY — Former Gov. David Paterson slammed a surging lieutenant governor candidate, saying the insurgent liberal Democrat is treating the position “like it’s a joke instead of a real job.” Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu is challenging Cuomo’s ... #New York Times Company #David A Paterson #U.S. Democratic Party #Buffalo, NY #Kathy Hochul
Will India go the Argentina way toward populist decline?

Aug 31, 2014

Liberated Iraqi Town Vows to Carry On Struggle Against ISIS

Residents of Amerli refuse to join the stream of Iraqi refugees fleeing the north of the country, after Iraqi forces, Shii‘te militia and Kurdish peshmerga break siege by Sunni militant... #New York Times Company #David A Paterson #U.S. Democratic Party #Buffalo, NY #Kathy Hochul