From the enigmatic Easter Island in the East to the dying Aral Sea in the West, Asia is a land of contrasts: two great civilizations – India and China – deserts, hugely populated areas and a great number of indigenous people struggling for their survival.
The Bamiyan Buddhas: an Afghan tale
Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар پپه اِسکوبار
In the beginning, they were the Bamiyan Buddhas: the Western Buddha statue, 55 meters high, and the Eastern, 38 meters high, carved for decades since 550 A.D. from porous sandstone cliffs, the intricate details modeled in clay mixed with straw ...
Re-imagining Myanmar - The Mother of All “Critical Junctures”
These are extraordinary times in Myanmar, which will shape the country for many years to come. Although the military’s intervention has been a disaster, it could lead to a re-imagining of relations between the Bamar majority and ethnic nationality ...
'Stop killing us': Attacks on Asian Americans highlight rise in hate incidents amid COVID-19
A series of violent crimes against Asians and Asian Americans has prompted activists and experts to warn that racist rhetoric about the coronavirus pandemic may be fueling a rise in hate incidents.
Police in Oakland, California, announced this week ...
Millions expected to join general strike in Myanmar on monday to oppose regime
- The Irrawaddy ဧရာဝတီ
UPDATE: Millions in Myanmar join nationwide general strike against military regime
Revealed: the international banks providing finance to the Myanmar military
- Justice For Myanmar မြန်မာနိုင်ငံအတွက် တရားမျှတမှု
As Myanmar’s military junta steps up repression against its own people, the generals need to ...
A day under military dictatorship in Myanmar
- Kyaw Zwa Moe ကျော်စွာမိုး
Every morning, the whole of Myanmar wakes with a sickening feeling, consumed by worry and uncertainty ...
Once Upon a Time, in the Lunar New Year…
- Pepe Escobar Пепе Эскобар پپه اِسکوبار
Have an auspicious Year of the Ox, everybody. And to celebrate it in style, fleetingly alleviating ...
Woman shot by Myanmar police during anti-coup protest declared brain dead
- San Yamin Aung စန် ယမင်း အောင်
Ma Mya Thwate Thwate Khaing, a 20-year-old student who was shot in the head by a police officer during ...
The lessons of the Indian farmers’ struggle
- Sushovan Dhar সুশোভন ধর
The Farmers struggle and its partial advance has shown us the way. Strong movements from below can ...
Myanmar needs a new kind of democracy
- Thant Myint-U သန့်မြင့်ဦး
Conflict and economic inequality mean that tens of millions in Myanmar live the most precarious of lives. ...