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Dangerous inventions miss the point of progress Article: Dietrich Neu – Contributor ikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the infamous AK-47 assault rifle, died last month. The AK-47 was one of the most culturally significant weapons in history. It’s the choice of guerrilla fighters and trained soldiers the world over, it’s remarkably light, rarely jams, and can cost as little as $200 in markets like Africa and the Middle East. The gun is so simple, children ...

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The bloodshed in Bangkok has begun

Article: Dietrich Neu – Foreign Correspondent n Saturday, a 21-year-old university student was shot twice in the ribs during the increasingly violent Bangkok protests that have swarmed government institutions and city streets. Analysts were nervous about this day for a long time. They speculated for weeks about whether the protests would culminate in violence – like they have so many times in Thailand’s past. In addition to the shooting, two more students were killed in ...

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Slavery in Thailand

“Reports suggest that in addition to extensive working hours, poor and often withheld pay, there is a high level of violence experienced by migrant workers on fishing vessels. Of 49 Cambodian fishers surveyed by UNIAP SIREN, 59 per cent had witnessed a murder by the boat captain.” – Walk Free Foundation

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