Solidarity Through Food

By Aileen Thomson In response to a recent spike in racially motivated attacks against Indian students in Australia, one citizen has taken it upon herself to show support for the Indian community in her city. Mia Northrop, a digital media…

Morality Law Threatens Indonesian Unity

By Aileen Thomson Police arrested four women for “sexy dancing” during a New Year’s Eve party at the Belair Coyote Bar and Restaurant in Bandung, Indonesia. These women, along with an event organizer and a manager of the club, could…

Uighur Protesters Sentenced to Death

China’s far western Xinjiang province, rich in oil and gas deposits, is home to the Uighurs, one of China’s minority groups. Representing less than one percent of China’s total population but about forty percent of the inhabitants of Xinjiang province,…

Child Abduction by Parents in Japan

  On January 30, 2010, ambassadors from the United States and seven Western nations met with Japanese Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada to urge Japan to address its child custody issues; the current Japanese system enables parents who abduct their children…