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Riots Between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar’s Mandalay Killed 2 and Injured Many More. Who’s to Blame? · Global Voices

Riots Between Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar’s Mandalay Killed 2 and Injured Many More. Who’s to Blame? · Global Voices | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it
A few hours before the riots broke out, the Young Buddhists Association warned people about a plan to provoke violence between people of different religions.
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National Geographic: Darfur, Divided by Ethnic Conflict

This is the closed captioned/subtitled version of http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/09/060914-darfur-video.html from National Geographic Videoclip...
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Wang Lixiong: Getting Tibet out of this crisis should start from village autonomy

Wang Lixiong: Getting Tibet out of this crisis should start from village autonomy | AP Human Geography | Scoop.it

"The Dalai Lama has been pursuing autonomy within the frame-work of Chinese constitution, while China has always been implementing the laws of village self-rule. Then why can’t the struggle for Tibet’s genuine autonomy start with seeking autonomy for each Tibetan village? Although village autonomy is not so relevant with ethnic issues but with issues of human rights, mining, environment, religion etc that will help avoid ethnic conflicts and intertwine with the popular rights movements in China and become their components, thus, gain support from the general Chinese public. Wukan village in Guangdong is the most recent example. Once the villagers rose up, party secretary and chairman of the village had to flee. Each household sent a representative who then select amongst them to form a village council. This autonomous council besides managing the village in perfect order, also guaranteed rationale of the villagers and kept law and order of the village even with government suppression and police siege, thereby becoming what the Hongkong media praises as “the first organization elected by the villagers that has been approved by the government”. Wang Lixiong is a Chinese writer and scholar and a well-known Tibetologist.


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