Thailand Protests: Why Are People Taking To the Streets?

Deutsche Welle

As anti-government protests are rocking Bangkok, DW spoke to demonstrators about why they are protesting and what they aim to achieve.


Thai Protesters Defy Emergency Law To Call for Reforms

Deutsche Welle

Pro-democracy protesters in Thailand have ignored a government ban on demonstrations calling for Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha to stand down and new limits on the power of the monarchy.


Police Officers Accused of Brutal Violence Often Have a History of Complaints by Citizens

The Conversation

A scholar of law and the criminal justice system reports on the connections between complaint histories and police violence.


Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

The Conversation

Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.


PHILIPPINES: Is the #BabaeAko Movement Really About Duterte?

Coco Dollanganger

The #BabaeAko movement grew out of anger with the misogyny of President Duterte - or so we thought. Many Filipino women resent efforts to politicize their struggle for equality.


OPINION: Singapore Must Accept Protest to Emulate Malaysian Tsunami

Chee Soon Juan

It has taken Malaysia decades of civil and political struggle to achieve democratic regime change.


Dancing to Break the Chain: Taiwan’s Foreign Caregivers Protest Sexual Abuse, Labor Standards

Nick Aspinwall

Migrant domestic workers gathered in Taipei Main Station on Sunday afternoon to fight for recognition under the Labor Standards Act, the abolition of the brokerage system, and an end to sexual harassment


5 Signs the Philippines is Drifting Toward Dictatorship

Michael Beltran

Filipinos are accustomed to chaotic periods in politics, but the killings of several young boys by police brought tens of thousands of protesters onto the streets. As tension between Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and the public escalates, the threat of martial law and a repeat of the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos is all too real.


Attacks on Pro-independence Demonstrators Protesting China Singing Competition

Brian Hioe

The protest saw violence against students from members of the Chinese Unification Promotion Party and the Concentric Patriotic Association, pro-unification groups with a history of political violence against pro-independence demonstrators, members of the Falun Gong and others.

蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan’s ‘Grim Truth’: Vicious Low Wage, Low Productivity Cycle Crippling Workers and Companies

Roy Ngerng

As Taiwanese businesses are unwilling to increase wages for the want to hold onto their profits, they are also complicit in causing themselves to lose demand, and therefore their business sustainability. The government needs to act.

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