Thousands of Cambodian garment workers on Thursday joined anti-government protests demanding that Prime Minister Hun Sen step down and call a new election.
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Known as the "science of eight limbs," muay Thai allows striking by fists, elbows, knees and feet, in bouts of five three-minute rounds. As described by the Dictionary of Martial Arts: "... fights are often brutal and contestants are frequently injured. ... Particularly devastating are the full-power kicks permitted to the legs, knees and thighs."
If opposition supporters are wearied by the CNRP’s continuing boycott of parliament, they refused to show it on Friday as an estimated 25,000 people turned out for the final day of a three-day protest that delivered petitions and letters to eight foreign embassies and the U.N., seeking help to end the political deadlock.
Is sixtyfive years (1947-2012) enough time to declare that any political agenda has failed? But more than half-a-century is a reasonable period to dissect any political agenda. Left politics in these sixtyfive years failed to leave any effective mark on the Indian political system barring a few exceptions. Several political complexities had developed in the Indian political scenario during the British departure from the country. While the Muslim League with full determination had been active in achieving an independent Pakistan, the Congress leaders were negotiating the terms for transfer of power. Ultimately, independence was followed by the infamous communal riots. Having achieved independence in 1947, the task of the Indian leaders was to build and integrate India as a nation-state. Now, the moot question that crops up is: what was the role of the Indian Left during this initial phase of independence?1
Will the Rana Plaza factory tragedy mean Bangladeshi garment workers no longer have to work in death traps? It's five months on from the collapse of the 8 storey building in Dhaka, in which more than a thousand workers died, and several thousand lost arms or legs or were paralysed. Jane Deith reports from Dhaka on what's happened since. Just how much medical and financial help have survivors and families of the dead received?
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