Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Remembering progress for U.S. & world human rights in 2013

Media Benjamin for Code Pink – WNN Breaking commentary (WNN/CP) Denver, Colorado, UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: I had the privilege of starting out the year witnessing, firsthand, the unfolding of the Egyptian revolution in Tahrir Square. I saw people who had been muzzled their entire lives, especially women, suddenly discovering their collective voice. Singing, chanting, demanding, […]

Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi hopes for inclusion in Burmese peace negotiations

Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi hopes for inclusion in Burmese peace negotiations

Tiffany Hsiung – WNN Breaking (WNN) Naypyidaw, BURMA/MYANMAR, ASIA: Working on issues that may help bring the ethnic diversity of Burma/Myanmar together, Nobel Peace Laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has released a formal statement directed toward members of Burma’s National League for Democracy party saying that she wants to be personally involved in peace […]

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi visits India as leaders play it ‘politically safe’

Nobel Laureate Suu Kyi visits India as leaders play it ‘politically safe’

Anjana Pasricha – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) NEW DELHI, India: Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrives Tuesday in India – a country that disappointed Burmese pro-democracy activists by building close ties with Burma’s military rulers in recent years. The visit will help India counter criticism that it had abandoned its commitment to the return […]

U.S. President Obama and Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi finally meet

U.S. President Obama and Nobel Peace Laureate Suu Kyi finally meet

Kent Klein – WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) The White House, WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.: President Barack Obama and Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi have met for the first time. The two Nobel Peace laureates spoke at the White House Wednesday as the United States lifted sanctions on Burma’s president and parliament speaker. The closed-door meeting […]

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

UN Special Rapporteur calls for conflict accountabilty in Burma/Myanmar

WNN Breaking   (WNN) YANGON/GENEVA: As progress in Burma/Myanmar is beginning in politics and civil society, the region continues to grapple with serious human rights abuse across ethnic, racial and religious lines. United Nations Special Rapporteur Tomás Ojea Quintana, who visited Myanmar from 30 July to 4 August, returned to the United Nations in Geneva […]

BURMA: Nobel laureate Suu Kyi outlines work ahead for democracy

BURMA: Nobel laureate Suu Kyi outlines work ahead for democracy

WNN Breaking (WNN/VOA) Yangon (Rangoon), BURMA/MYANMAR: Aung San Suu Kyi – a winning candidate in Myanmar’s Sunday’s election polls and 1991 Nobel Peace Prize recipient – says the irregularities inside the country go “beyond what is acceptable in a democratic election.” Burmese democracy leader Suu Kyi feels that parliamentary candidates in her National League for Democracy […]