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What would you risk your life for? And could you dedicate the rest of your life to traveling the world for the sake of the Great Commission? That's the vision, mission and legacy our guest, Jason Law, chose to accept from his father as he witnessed his passion for spreading the Word of God to every nation. In this episode, host Steve Alessi welcomes Jason Law, president of World Compassion, to The Family Business to talk about his ministry, his father's legacy, and the work he does to expand the Kingdom worldwide. He shares with us the incredible courage and tenacity required to spread the Gospel in countries where being a Christian can have dire consequences. He also shares his experiences with his father and the founder of World Compassion, Dr. Terry Law, and explains how his father's influence shaped his values and outlook on life. You'll gain incredible insight from this episode, not only about world missions, but about how important it is to maintain a Godly vision through multiple generations. Learn More about World Compassion here - worldcompassion.tvRECOMMENDED EPISODES What's In a Name? Why Legacy Matters in Our Family Business | S2 E8 Sharing the Mic: How We Communicate Truth in Our Family Business | S2 E10MORE ABOUT JASON LAWJason Law is president of World Compassion, founded in 1969 by his father, Dr. Terry Law. Jason has a passion to see the local church unite and impact their nation as the Body of Christ.This passion, combined with his belief that God's love transforms the lives of people, is what drives the mission and initiatives of World Compassion in countries including Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Myanmar, China, Cuba, the United Kingdom, Canada, and the United States.Jason is a graduate of Oral Roberts University. He and his wife, Beth, along with their daughter, Addison, and son, Logan, are planted at Guts Church in Tulsa where Jason and Beth serve as elders. Jason enjoys spending time with his family and friends and doing anything outdoors, especially golfing and snow skiing.Steve Alessi's powerful new book "FORTY-TWO" is Now Available! For 42 frightening minutes, Steve Alessi's life hung in the balance. Now he's sharing the truths learned from facing death - and coming back stronger.His new book will show you how you can finish well, even when you were almost finished! Tap HERE to order your copy! JOIN THE FAMILY BUSINESS! Subscribe to the show on your app! Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel! Leave a review! Have a question for the Alessis?Tap HERE and then the "Leave A Message" button to record your question!
Episode #169: Today's discussion looks at the Burmese military's on-going, devastating airstrikes from a slightly different angle: What helps the jets get in the sir? Amnesty International's Montse Ferrer joins us to explain the process of how jet fuel gets into the country.Myanmar does not have the technology to refine crude oil into international grade aviation fuel, so the military needs to import it. It uses a grade of fuel that is typically meant for commercial aviation so it can be freely traded. Ferrer and her colleagues tracked every shipment of jet fuel that has arrived following the coup, and found that all of them arrived at the Thilawa Port in Than Lyin outside of Yangon, in a process that might involve 20 different oil companies in a single shipment, and with insurance and ship ownership factored in, involving as many as 100 entities overall.Out of all these players, Trafigura, one of the world's largest independent oil and petroleum products traders, is the major figure. They benefited from an exclusive contract some years ago to build up Myanmar's ports infrastructure, including Thilawa. The fuel is transported from the port by one of Trafigura's affiliates…which is linked to the military regime.Cutting off Myanmar's fuel imports would cripple the country's non-military air traffic. For their part, energy company executives claim they are selling their product legally, and have no prior knowledge of, and certainly no control over, the military's decisions about using the fuel. However, Ferrer believes that oil company executives probably do know what is happening, at least to some degree. But suspecting something to be true and proving it in a court of law are two different things. Sanctions are also always a discussion point, but need to be evaluated very carefully by the international community as to their possible “unintended consequences.”Ferrer does note that, amazingly, most of the companies named in their recent report have not taken part in further shipments of jet fuel to Myanmar. Yet she can't conclusively affirm that any less jet fuel is entering the country, either. And given the large stockpiles of fuel that the military likely has access to, one can't even speculate that their ability to launch airstrikes has decreased in any appreciable way.
In the last year the military regime has been pressuring IDPs in camps set up during older conflicts to return home. No reason was given, and no guarantees of safety. This week a journalist from Shwe Phee Myay brings us the story of IDPs in northern Shan state who are struggling to begin again, in unsafe conditions, with virtually no help. Doh Athan is a weekly podcast which looks at human rights issues from around Myanmar. It is made by local journalists with media partners from around the country. Doh Athan is made through a partnership with Fondation Hirondelle and the support of our donors.
The United Nations says organised crime networks are expanding smuggling routes in Southeast and East Asia to ship synthetic drugs through the region. Also in the programme: a BBC investigation uncovers how one member of one of Iran's most persecuted families spent 1,000 days in solitary confinement; and the teenaged Ukrainian refugee turned playwright. (Photo: A handful of the synthetic drug crystal meth Credit: REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski)
Well hello again, hey there. Hope you are doing well, growing in grace and knowledge and the love the Lord has for you and that you are abundantly blessed as you seek to follow Jesus. Today we are tackling the final subject in the Hot Topics series, and you don't want to miss this one. We're taking a look at the promise of the soon return of our Lord, Jesus. Let's get started. Summer 2023 Online Prayer Retreat You're listening to The Burt (Not Ernie) Show podcast, part of the Spark Network, now playing in the Edifi app. This is episode number 148. Welp, I guess I just couldn't end this Hot Topics series without getting into the hottest topic of them all. How close are we to the return of Jesus? The Second Coming. When? How soon? How long? So of course, the very first verse I'm going to share is from Matthew 24, verse 36, which says that no man, not even the angels, knows the hour or the day of Jesus' return. That's a true statement, spoken by Jesus. And I am not going to deny the complete truth of that verse. It's true! Nobody knows the hour or the day. And that is not a point that can be successfully argued - like, this is the truth that Jesus gave us. And there is no wiggle room or getting around it. So, in this episode, Hot Topic though it may be, I am not going to talk about dates or times specifically. Nope. That's unbiblical, and so it goes right out the window and has no place here because the Word of God is the standard (as it should be for any podcast that is talking about God's promises. No brainer, right?) Next verse I want to look at also from Matthew chapter 24. Verse 3 has the disciples asking Jesus this: “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?” (This is from the NLT). They are asking a very direct, super specific question. And we are going to take a look at exactly how Jesus answered this very direct, super specific question. Since Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life, we can expect that He is telling the truth here in Matthew 24. So this is the truth, according to the King of kings, and we need to pay attention to His words. Verses 4-8 Jesus told them, “Don't let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don't panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won't follow immediately. Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.” So, as I think about these four verses, what things can we identify as having begun to take place? (Note that doing this is paying attention to the signs of the times, not trying to determine the exact day and hour of His return..two very different things, and we don't want to neglect being among those who are watching and expecting His return just because we are afraid that somehow that makes us the same as those who say “On this exact day…”) Many have come saying they are the messiah, and many are still doing that. And keeping our eyes on Israel, we know that there is one there right now that is being propped up as their possible messiah, so yes we can put a check mark next to false messiahs coming to deceive. How about hearing of wars and rumors or threats of wars? Big check mark next to that! And thank the Lord that he told us not to panic at the prospect of wars, because these things have to take place. He doesn't want us afraid - that's never the point of prophecy or end times information that is found in the Bible. He wants us anticipating, expecting, and excited about His return, hopeful and sharing that hope with others. Any sense of urgency we have is really here to help us share with others, ya know? Wake ourselves up and then wake others up. When the flood came, all those outside the ark (not among Noah and his family) suffered. Is there anybody you can encourage to get in the ark, so to speak, and maybe encourage them to give their life to Jesus (that's our version of being in the ark, as Christ followers). Who knows that a right view of end times details, as Jesus gave to us here in Matthew 24, could be the wake up call somebody needs to bend the knee and receive eternal salvation. So, it shouldn't be the scariest thing in the world to talk about His return. It should be hopeful for us, and also make us hyper-aware that many, many people are not living in the hope that Jesus offers. These things must take place, said Jesus, but the end won't follow immediately. Okay, good to make note of. Those two things that we can put a check beside because we do see those things in the world today, they do not signify the end. More is to come. He goes on to say nation will war against nation and kingdom against kingdom. Check check. There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world. Famines, sadly yes, in my lifetime I have seen via news sources more info about horrific famines than I would ever imagine possible. And I hate it, people starving to death. I really do mean it when I say I just hate it. Earthquakes, big check next to this one. By looking at daily stats at earthquaketrack.com or earthquake.usgs.gov, we can see, in real time, the dramatic increase in earthquakes. In diverse places - all over the world. 25 over the course of the last day is the stat as I am recording this. Hawaii, the DR, Texas, Russia, Santa Cruz islands, Myanmar, Ecuador, Fiji, Puerto Rico, China, Turkmenistan, New Zealand to name a few. Yeah, we can put a check by this one. It's happening just as Jesus said it would. But all this, He said in verse 8, is only the first of birth pains. With more to come. Women who've given birth, you understand what this means. Birth pains get closer together, meaning they happen more frequently, last longer, and are more intense. That is the set-up Jesus gives for the end times before His return. We meet the criteria for moving on to the next level of birth pains, you might say. Verses 9-14 “Then you will be arrested, persecuted, and killed. You will be hated all over the world because you are my followers. And many will turn away from me and betray and hate each other. And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people. Sin will be rampant everywhere, and the love of many will grow cold. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. And the Good News about the Kingdom will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it; and then the end will come.” I think we can honestly say that persecution of Christians has increased and in many countries being a Christian is punishable by death. A study of the history of Christian persecution shows that it is on the uptick and is happening as Jesus said it would. Bible prophecy is always proven true by history, and always will be. Side note, in Israel there was a recent proposal to enforce the punishment, or persecution, of Christians who share about Jesus with the Jewish populace. Up to a year in prison re: adults, or two years for those under 18. Are Christians hated all over the world for following Jesus? Yes. Have many turned away from the Lord and betrayed Him and hate one another? Yes. We have seen how the great falling away is happening. It just is. It's real, it's very intense, and it is hard to see occurring. False prophets on the prowl to deceive many? Yes. Check. Sin rampant everywhere? Uh, yes. Like ten thousand checks next to this one. The love of many growing cold? Gotta be honest as I think about this one. And once you get honest, take a hard look at things around you, and the answer is yes. Are people more loving in your world, your sphere, your workplace, your neighborhood? Or less? We can put a check here. The Good News will be preached throughout the whole world, so that all nations will hear it. We all know that this is more possible now, and is happening at a far quicker rate than ever before since Jesus spoke these words, due to the great increase in knowledge which has led to the ability to share with such rapidity, even from a distance. Can't put a check next to this one yet, since I don't believe every nation has heard, but we're getting there. (I used to ask people who would say they wanted Jesus to come again soon, I'd ask if they were giving toward missions that are translating the Bible into the world's languages, going to the farthest reaches, using technology to reach the unreached…cuz that seemed like a way to put their money where their mouth was, ya know? Want Him to come sooner? Put some dollars toward the work Jesus said would happen, and do it joyfully. Just sayin'!) I'm going to read verses 15-28 and I'd love for you to just listen as I read: 15 “The day is coming when you will see what Daniel the prophet spoke about—the sacrilegious object that causes desecration[d] standing in the Holy Place.” (Reader, pay attention!) 16 “Then those in Judea must flee to the hills. 17 A person out on the deck of a roof must not go down into the house to pack. 18 A person out in the field must not return even to get a coat. 19 How terrible it will be for pregnant women and for nursing mothers in those days. 20 And pray that your flight will not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began. And it will never be so great again. 22 In fact, unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. But it will be shortened for the sake of God's chosen ones. 23 “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,' or ‘There he is,' don't believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God's chosen ones. 25 See, I have warned you about this ahead of time. 26 “So if someone tells you, ‘Look, the Messiah is out in the desert,' don't bother to go and look. Or, ‘Look, he is hiding here,' don't believe it! 27 For as the lightning flashes in the east and shines to the west, so it will be when the Son of Man[e] comes. 28 Just as the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near.[f] So, will the Temple be rebuilt? Sure seems like it! This will be a truly terrible moment, when the tables turn and the one who seemed like he was going to take care of world peace and of the Jewish populace, demands to be worshiped himself and sets us the object of desecration in the Temple. The daily sacrifices will stop, and the time of the end of tribulation will be in high-gear. We know it's that period Jesus is referring to when He says “there will be greater anguish than at any time since the world began and it will never be so great again.” Unless that time of calamity is shortened, not a single person will survive. These will be very dark days. Now I am not going to hit on the rapture in this episode, but I will say this: I think the church should be ready to endure hard times, to endure to the end, whatever that end may be, to be committed to Jesus because He is so worth it. The rapture shouldn't be a ticket out of here, it should be considered a glorious event and as long as we are still here, as His bride, as His church, let's be willing to suffer for His sake. False messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, even if possible God's chosen ones. Okay, so if you read Revelation you find false prophets doing the miraculous and it will lead to great deception. And in the Bible, when it uses the words “God's chosen ones” it is usually, if not always and I really think it is always, talking about Israel, His chosen ones. Gentile believers are grafted in, we are the church, we are part of the bride of Christ, Israel is His chosen possession. And on that day when He returns, every eye will see Him and He will come like lightning flashes across the sky. This will not be a hidden event. It won't happen in secret. So anybody saying it has already happened and you just don't know about it is not being truthful. Jesus said it won't be hidden, so it won't be. As the gathering of vultures shows there is a carcass nearby, so these signs indicate that the end is near. It's safe to say the end is near. It's biblical, even. We need to know the signs of the times so we can do the work with some sense of urgency. People matter. They matter to Jesus and so they ought to matter to those of us who follow Jesus. With no sense of urgency, we just get in a drift and go through life and we aren't praying and seeking the lost and sharing on our social media and so on. It's not urgent, and for Americans at least, then it ain't gettin' done. Let this be your reminder to apply some urgency to your praying for the lost. Invite that person to church or to Bible study. Who has God put on your heart? What has He put on your heart to do in regard to that person, or persons? Will you now do it? Please? I'm going to finish this episode by reading verses 29-51, but first I want to mention that I have an upcoming online event to invite you to be part of. It's the Summer 2023 Prayer Retreat. 7 prayer sessions, looking at what the Bible says about prayer and then actual time spent praying, content you can download and use in your own prayer time, and some bonus content. And I am following the Lord's leading to make my offers super affordable, even to the point of being like dirt cheap. God said do it, and so I am just obeying. It's $7, like cup of coffee $7 and you can access all the content forever. If you are interested, I'll put a link. The event won't be happening until later this summer (I have some stuff coming up first, so it will going live probably the third week of July, but you can get signed up anytime between now and then and I'll mention it again in the coming weeks. And thanks in advance to everyone who is interested. Prayer changes lives, and I am a firm believer that one of those lives should be yours. And the lives of those for whom you pray. So I really hope you will join me for the Summer 2023 Prayer Retreat). Now, here's the rest of this chapter, Matthew 24: 29 “Immediately after the anguish of those days, the sun will be darkened, the moon will give no light, the stars will fall from the sky, and the powers in the heavens will be shaken.[g] 30 And then at last, the sign that the Son of Man is coming will appear in the heavens, and there will be deep mourning among all the peoples of the earth. And they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.[h] 31 And he will send out his angels with the mighty blast of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen ones from all over the world[i]—from the farthest ends of the earth and heaven. 32 “Now learn a lesson from the fig tree. When its branches bud and its leaves begin to sprout, you know that summer is near. 33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you can know his return is very near, right at the door. 34 I tell you the truth, this generation[j] will not pass from the scene until all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. 36 “However, no one knows the day or hour when these things will happen, not even the angels in heaven or the Son himself.[k] Only the Father knows. 37 “When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah's day. 38 In those days before the flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat. 39 People didn't realize what was going to happen until the flood came and swept them all away. That is the way it will be when the Son of Man comes. 40 “Two men will be working together in the field; one will be taken, the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding flour at the mill; one will be taken, the other left. 42 “So you, too, must keep watch! For you don't know what day your Lord is coming. 43 Understand this: If a homeowner knew exactly when a burglar was coming, he would keep watch and not permit his house to be broken into. 44 You also must be ready all the time, for the Son of Man will come when least expected. 45 “A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. 46 If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. 47 I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. 48 But what if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My master won't be back for a while,' 49 and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk? 50 The master will return unannounced and unexpected, 51 and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. This has been a heavy episode, but so important. Let's be about our Father's work in this current day and age, and let's not forget that He is indeed coming very soon. Let's live well while bearing all these things in mind. Lord bless you, I'll see ya next time and don't forget, God's promises are true for you today. Bye bye.
The cooperation of governments in Southeast Asia is helping the region to address the “enormous” challenge of tackling transnational organized crime, according to a senior representative of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, (UNODC).The trafficking of people and illicit goods, especially synthetic drugs like methamphetamine, from the Golden Triangle, an area which includes Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, has enriched criminal networks and flooded the region and beyond with addictive narcotics.UNODC has brought governments together to collaborate through border liaison officers who share information about trafficking. Daniel Dickinson spoke to UNODC's Chief of Border Management, Alan Cole on a trip to the Golden Triangle and began by asking him about the role of these officers.
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Russia is supplying the Myanmar military with advanced fighter jets and training their pilots how to use them in a war against their own people. More than two years on from the coup, the country's military is facing a countrywide armed uprising and their troops are struggling to hold ground and recruit foot-soldiers. So, the strategy is turning increasingly to the air with devastating consequences. BBC's Asia editor Rebecca Henschke follows those fighting back on the ground and in the air. And meets defectors from the airforce who give exclusive insight into the strategy and psychology behind those operating these deadly machines. (Photo credit: Free Burma Rangers)
The Eco-Leadership Institute has recently entered into a partnership with the Humanitarian Leadership Academy with the purpose to re-enchant the sector. This podcast was recorded in the Save the Children London office as part of a workshop for international humanitarian staff. The aim was for Gareth to introduce Simon and his ideas on Eco-Leadership to those working in the humanitarian sector. In this podcast, Simon shares his personal work journey, showing how his experience shaped the project of Eco-Leadership. Gareth and Simon then discuss the challenges in the humanitarian sector and they explore how the new partnership aims to meet these challenges with some new ideas that are already having an impact. The Eco-Mutualist manifesto below summarises some of this thinking. Enjoy the listen! Eco-Mutualism: A Manifesto for a New Age of Humanitarianism Bio Dr. Simon Western is the founder and CEO of the Eco-Leadership Institute, a leading academic and practitioner in coaching and leadership. He is the author of "Leadership: A Critical Text" (3rd ed., Sage 2019) and "Coaching and Mentoring: A Critical Text" (Sage 2012) plus many book chapters and journal articles. He has also contributed to the development of a new paradigm in leadership through his work on Eco-Leadership. Dr Western is a Past President of the International Society for the Psychoanalytic Study of Organisations, previously adjunct Professor at University College Dublin, Director of Coaching at Lancaster University Management School, and Director of Masters in Consulting and Leadership at the Tavistock Clinic. Gareth Owen OBE is the Humanitarian Director of Save the Children UK. Over the last two decades, he has led responses to numerous emergencies all over the world including the Boxing Day Tsunami, Pakistan and Haiti earthquakes, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar, East Africa and Niger food crises and the Somalia, Angola, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria conflicts. Today, he leads a team of 190+ humanitarian professionals and in June 2013 he was awarded the OBE for ‘For services to Emergency Crisis Response Abroad'.
At a time of ever-greater focus on the geopolitical and security dynamics of the Asia-Pacific, the importance of in-person debate among the region's key actors is greater than ever. In the latest episode of Sounds Strategic, host Meia Nouwens is joined by James Crabtree, Dr Lynn Kuok, Aaron Connelly and Dr Ben Schreer to discuss the themes and topics at the upcoming IISS Shangri-La Dialogue, which will take place in Singapore on 2–4 June 2023. Asia's premier security summit is a unique platform for debate, enabling government ministers and senior officials, as well as business leaders and security experts, to come together to share fresh perspectives on Asia's developing security challenges. Our IISS experts in Singapore and Berlin address some of the key topics, including: US-China relations,major flashpoints such as Taiwan, the South China Sea and Myanmar,and the role of ASEAN, Europe and Australia. Host and speakers: Meia Nouwens, Senior Fellow for Chinese Security and Defence Policy | Twitter: @MeiaNouwens James Crabtree, Executive Director, IISS–Asia | Twitter: @jamescrabtree Dr Ben Schreer, Executive Director, IISS–Europe and Head, European Security and Defence Programme | Twitter: @BenSchreer Dr Lynn Kuok, Editor, Asia-Pacific Regional Security Assessment; Shangri-La Dialogue Senior Fellow | Twitter: @LynnKuok Aaron Connelly, Senior Fellow for Southeast Asian Politics and Foreign Policy | Twitter: @ConnellyAL Further reading: IISS Shangri-La Dialogue 2023 - Asia's premier defence summit The Adelphi Series: Australia's Security in China's Shadow We hope you enjoy listening to the episode. Don't forget to follow, rate and subscribe to Sounds Strategic on wherever you listen to your favourite podcasts. Date of recording: 24 March 2023 Sounds Strategic is recorded and produced at the IISS. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Bộ trưởng Nhân quyền của Chính phủ Quốc gia Thống nhất Myanmar lưu vong Aung Myo Min thực hiện chuyến thăm đầu tiên tới Úc, hơn hai năm sau khi quân đội tiếp quản đất nước.
Episode #168: Shade's story is a kind of microcosm of how thousands of Burmese and foreign allies have involved themselves in ways they could scarcely have imagined before 2021, while also shining a light on the many members of the Burmese diaspora who have been using their freedom and safety to do whatever they can for those struggling back in Myanmar. “We have to play our parts and do whatever we can. It may be small. It could be very small. But just doing anything that you can to stand up against a coup, I think that's the most important thing,” he says.Shade describes how hard the Sagaing region, in particular, has been hit by the military's aggression, and how people there continue to bravely resist military rule. This, in turn, has provoked the military into trying to beat them even more brutally into submission. Shade soon realized that providing emergency medical care was one of Sagaing's most critical needs, but he had no experience or knowledge in this field, let alone the logistics of providing care in a hot conflict zone. So he immersed himself in learning all he could to get his mission up and running as soon as possible, and with friends, founded the organization Healing Hands. Their initiative now administers local training courses that cover basic medical care and first aid—to date, 150 people have graduated their program! They also worked to establish and stock basic medical stations throughout the region that are overseen by these graduates.The military demands that humanitarian aid coming into the country needs to be administered through them directly, and they will only support local organizations officially registered with their regime. This situation has caused much debate among large aid organizations, who typically take a cookie-cutter approach. However, Shade strongly advocates that local organizations with a proven track record of on-the-ground success within Myanmar's unique context, and not tied to the military, be supported."If [these large aid organizations] try to give aid money via the military, they're going to use it to buy weapons! That's the reality. That's what they have to face if they try if they're trying to deliver any sort of aid to the military, and if think that's going to be effective, they're deluded!”
I saw all of these things growing up: “There are three major regions that center around drug trafficking, known as the Golden Triangle (Burma, Laos, Thailand), Golden Crescent (Afghanistan) and Central and South America. There are suggestions that due to the continuing decline in opium production in South East Asia, traffickers may begin to look to Afghanistan as a source of heroin." With respect to organized crime and accelerating synthetic drug production in East and Southeast Asia, especially the Golden Triangle, Sam Gor, also known as The Company, is the most prominent international crime syndicate based in Asia-Pacific. It is made up of members of five different triads. Sam Gor is understood to be headed by Chinese-Canadian Tse Chi Lop. The Cantonese Chinese syndicate is primarily involved in drug trafficking, earning at least $8 billion per year. Sam Gor is alleged to control 40% of the Asia-Pacific methamphetamine market, while also trafficking heroin and ketamine. The organization is active in a variety of countries, including Myanmar, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, China and Taiwan. Sam Gor previously produced meth in Southern China and is now believed to manufacture mainly in the Golden Triangle, specifically Shan State, Myanmar, responsible for much of the massive surge of crystal meth in recent years. The group is understood to be headed by Tse Chi Lop, a Chinese-Canadian gangster born in Guangzhou, China. Tse is a former member of the Hong Kong-based crime group, the Big Circle Gang. In 1988, Tse immigrated to Canada. In 1998, Tse was convicted of transporting heroin into the United States and served nine years behind bars. Tse has been compared in prominence to Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán and Pablo Escobar. The U.S. supply of heroin comes mainly from foreign sources which include Southeast Asia's Golden Triangle, Southwest Asia, and Latin America. Heroin comes in two forms. The first is its chemical base form which presents itself as brown and the second is a salt form that is white. The former is mainly produced in Afghanistan and some south-west countries while the latter had a history of being produced in only south-east Asia, but has since moved to also being produced in Afghanistan. There is some suspicion white Heroin is also being produced in Iran and Pakistan, but it is not confirmed. This area of Heroin production is referred to as the Golden Crescent. Heroin is not the only drug being used in these areas. The European market has shown signs of growing use in opioids on top of the long-term heroin use.” I don't believe in a God of anger mismanagement. Original sin means Christianizing self-abuse and abusing others, self-abasement and the abasement of others, self-blame and blaming others, self-destructive behavior and others' destructive behavior, self-harm and harming others, self-hatred and hating others, self-neglect and neglecting others, and self-victimization and victimizing others. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/antonio-myers4/support
L'opposizione pakistana inizia a crollare dopo l'arresto di migliaia di persone e il nord-est dell'India tormentato da disordini etnici in parte alimentati dalla crisi del Myanmar
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The United Nations estimates that nearly 18 million people need humanitarian aid as a result of the civil war in Myanmar, now entering its third year. Aye Min Thant, Burmese-American journalist, and Jonathan Head, the BBC's southeast Asia correspondent, join John Yang to discuss what's happening. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
Saturday on PBS News Weekend, how the United Nations plans to fix the world's plastic pollution problem. Then, the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar grows as fighting in the civil war intensifies. Plus, with U.S. maternal mortality rates on the rise, we look at what health services are available to expectant and new mothers. PBS NewsHour is supported by - https://www.pbs.org/newshour/about/funders
On May 14, Cyclone Mocha unleashed its fury upon the port town of Sittwe in the Rakhine state. The devastation was catastrophic, particularly for the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority. Even a week after the disaster, the survivors are left with no shelter, food or clean water to drink. Human rights activists describe their suffering as an ongoing silent genocide by Myanmar's military junta. This week on Beyond The Headlines, host Anjana Sankar looks at one of the most distressing stories of despair and survival coming out of Myanmar in the aftermath of the cyclone.
We learn about the power of interfaith dialogue and look at an example of it here in Milwaukee. We hear from an Indigenous chef a restaurant in Wisconsin. We speak with two chefs featured in VISIT Milwaukee's new series, 'Good Things Brewing.' Plus, we tell you about the Karen Supermarket which serves Milwaukee's Myanmar refugees.
Australia is being called to do more to address the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar, more than two years after the military's takeover of the country. The government-in-exile says a once-in-a-decade cyclone has ravaged Myanmar, as their Human Rights Minister makes his first visit to Australia.
The Rohingya people have suffered decades of persecution in Myanmar, most recently in 2017 when the country's security forces launched a major crackdown on the minority group—causing more than a million Rohingya to flee the country. While the vast majority of Rohingya sought refuge in neighboring Bangladesh, India has been home to tens of thousands Rohingya refugees.A new report by The Azadi Project and Refugees International—A Shadow of Refuge: Rohingya Refugees in India—sheds light on the plight of Rohingya in India, drawing from field visits in Delhi and Hyderabad. The authors of this new report are Daniel Sullivan and Priyali Sur and they join Milan on the show this week to talk more about their report.The trio discuss the absence of an Indian law on refugees and asylum seekers, the Rohingya's living conditions in India, and the shrinking number of vocal advocates for their cause. Plus, the three discuss the foreign policy implications of the refugees and what role the United States might play. Episode notes:[VIDEO] “Displaced and Detained: Rohingya in India,” The Azadi Project, May 16, 2024.Khushboo Sandhu and Meryl Sebastian, “Rohingya and CAA: What is India's refugee policy?” BBC, August 19, 2022.Refugees International, “The Situation of the Rohingya and Deadly Sea Crossings,” March 1, 2023.
Episode #167: Steve Smith's first meditation teacher was Mahasi Sayadaw. He visited the Sayadaw's rural Seikkhun monastery back in 1977. Steve was moved by how the great teacher embodied centuries of monastic wisdom and discipline, while at the same time making great strides to spread the teachings beyond the monastic order—an unprecedented act at that time. “The feeling around him was vastness and void. This radiating presence and emptiness at the same time. It was indescribable, but very powerful, kind of a goosebump energy.”Several years later, the country started allowing longer stays for foreign meditators, and Steve went to Bodghaya to undertake lower ordination under the renowned teacher, Taungpulu Sayadaw, before becoming a full bhikkhu under Mahasi Sayadaw. “He was just as I remembered him, this incredible presence, sense of vastness and yet transparent personality, like no sense of self-centeredness or self-importance or anything but this pure transmission of these liberating teachings.”After a brief trip home, Steve returned to ordain under Sayadaw U Pandita, whom he had been drawn to from their first meeting. Although U Pandita didn't teach many foreigners at that time, he dedicated himself to Steve's training, and the results were profound. “I felt like there was nothing he couldn't see about me.... I trusted this person quite quickly, more than I had ever trusted anyone in my life.”Beyond U Pandita's powerful meditation guidance, Steve also gained inspiration by observing the Sayadaw's interactions in society. Steve relates such an example, when U Pandita turned his back to Khin Nyunt, the dreaded chief of military intelligence, when the latter was trying to offer him requisites.U Pandita was also Aung San Suu Kyi's primary meditation guide. Since they shared the same teacher, Steve developed a close friendship with her and her family. But because of this friendship, the military had blacklisted Steve from returning to the country for many years.However, when Sayadaw U Pandita passed away in 2016, Steve was allowed to join a small handful of foreign disciples who traveled to Yangon for the ceremony.The gifts of Myanmar have filled Steve's life in ways he never would have anticipated. “I think Burma's great gift to the world has been the Dhamma, either directly through these ordained monastics, or in the way it's influenced nearby Southeast Asian countries. It's inspired this Western surge of interest in Dhamma practice and training.”
El Secretario General denuncia ante el Consejo de Seguridad que el mundo está fracasando en su compromiso de proteger a los civiles en las guerras. La ONU pide 333 millones de dólares para los afectados por el ciclón Mocha en Myanmar. Alerta amarilla en México por la erupción del volcán Popocatépetl. Hoy se conmemora el Día Internacional para Poner Fin a la Fistula Obstétrica.Música: Ketsa-Within the Earth (Free Music Archive)
Cyclone Mocha: urgent funding needed in Myanmar and Bangladesh as hunger, diseases loomGaza: over a fourth of patients at UNRWA health centres need mental health supportGhana peacekeeper named UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year
Hii leo ni siku ya Kimataifa ya Kutokomeza Fistula na jaridani kama ilivyo ada ya kila Jumanne leo tunakuletea mada kwa kina ikimulika juhudi za kutokomeza Fistula zinazofanywa na Hospitali ya CCBRT nchini Tanzania. Pia tunakuletea habari kwa ufupi zikiwemo za utapiamlo kwa watoto katika Pembe ya Afrika na msaada wa kibinadamu nchini Myanmar. Mashinani tunakuletea ujumbe kuhusu hatua zinapaswa kuchukuliwa ili kuzuia fistula itokanayo na uzazi. Fistula ya uzazi ni shimo kati ya njia ya uzazi na kibofu cha mkojo au rektamu, inayosababishwa na uchungu wa kujifungua wa muda mrefu, bila kupata matibabu ya wakati, na ya hali ya juu. Maudhui ya mwaka huu ni “Miaka 20 ya vita dhidi ya ugonjwa huu kuna maendeleo lakini hayatishi, hivyo hatua zhitajika sasa kutokomeza Fistula ifikapo 2030”. Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la kuhudumia Watoto UNICEF limeonya kwamba Watoto zaidi ya milioni 7 wa umri wa chini ya miaka mitano katika Pembe ya Afrika wana utapiamlo na wanahitaji msaada wa haraka wa lishe huku wengine zaidi ya milioni 1.9 wakiwa katika hatari ya kifo kutokana na unyafuzi.Na jumuiya ya kimataifa nchini Myanmar leo imezindua ombi la dola milioni 333 ili kuwasaidia watu millioni 1.6 walioathirika na kimbunga Mocha kilichoikumba nchi hiyo Mei 14.Katika mashinani tunajiunga na mshauri wa kanda ya Afrika katika masuala ya afya ya jinsia na uzazi kufahamu ni hatua gani zinapaswa kuchukuliwa ili kuzuia fistula itokanayo na uzazi.Mwenyeji wako ni Anold Kayanda, Karibu!
Au menu de l'actualité :Le Conseil de sécurité débat de la protection des civils dans les conflits armésLa communauté humanitaire au Myanmar a besoin de 333 millions de dollars après le cyclone MochaLe choléra fait un retour dévastateur mettant en danger plus d'un milliard de personnes dans le monde. Présentation : Jérôme Bernard
Hii leo jaridani tunaangazia masuala ya ukatili wa kijinsia nchini DRC na msaada wa kibinadamu nchini Myanmar. Makala tunakupeleka nchini Tanzania na mashinani tunakupeleka Ureno, kulikoni? Mratibu wa masuala ya kibinadamu nchini Jamhuri ya Kidemokrasia ya Congo, DRC Bruno Lemarquis amezungumza na waandishi wa habari mjini Geneva, Uswisi hii leo na kusema vitendo vya ukatili wa kijinsia na kingono dhidi ya wanawake na wasichana kwenye makazi ya wakimbizi wa ndani nchini DRC vimeongezeka kwa asilimia 37 mwaka huu ikilinganishwa na mwaka jana, huku akitaka hatua za haraka zichukuliwe ili kurekebisha kinachoendelea. Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) linasema hadi kufikia mwisho wa mwaka huu 2023 linahitaji dola za Marekani milioni 60 ili kutoa msaada wa chakula cha kuokoa maisha nchini Myanmar kwa watu milioni 2.1 walioathiriwa na majanga mengi na magumu kikiwemo kimbunga Mocha.Makala tunakwenda Morogoro, mashariki mwa Tanzania kusikiliza harakati za shirika lisilo la kiserikali la Girls Livelihood and Mentorship Initiative (GLAMI) kupitia Mradi wake wa Binti Shupavu, wa kuwajengea Stadi za Maisha wasichana ili kusonga mbele kielimu.Na katika mashinani leo tutakuwa Ureno kwa mtaalam wa sayansi na baolojia ya baharí ambaye pia ni mvuvi na mwanzilishi mwenza wa Ocean alive, Raqel Gaspar akizungumzia umuhimu wa kulinda viumbe wa baharini kama Pomboo na mazingira yao.Mwenyeji wako ni Flora Nducha, Karibu!
Shirika la Umoja wa Mataifa la Mpango wa Chakula Duniani (WFP) linasema hadi kufikia mwisho wa mwaka huu 2023 linahitaji dola za Marekani milioni 60 ili kutoa msaada wa chakula cha kuokoa maisha nchini Myanmar kwa watu milioni 2.1 walioathiriwa na majanga mengi na magumu kikiwemo kimbunga Mocha.Kwa mujibu wa WFP, kimbunga Mocha, dhoruba kali zaidi kuwahi kutokea katika Ghuba ya Bengal katika kipindi cha muongo mmoja, kimesababisha maafa kwa mamilioni ya watu walio tayari kwenye wakati mgumu, hasa nchini Myanmar. Kimbunga Mocha kimeacha uharibifu katika Jimbo la Rakhine kaskazini mwa Myanmar ambapo kaya katika vitongoji vingi na maeneo ya watu waliohama katika maeneo ya mabondeni wamepoteza akiba kubwa ya chakula na na vyanzo vingine vya kipato. Miundo muhimu kama hospitali na shule vimeharibiwa hasa katika mji mkuu wa jimbo la Rakhine, Sittwe. Mawasiliano na njia za umeme katika eneo hili la Myanmar zimevurugwa. Stephen Anderson ni Mkurugenzi wa WFP nchini Myanmar anaeleza wanachokifanya, "WFP tayari imeanza usambazaji wa haraka wa chakula kwa watu wenye mahitaji makubwa huko Rakhine na Magwe na iataongeza zaidi katika siku zijazo. Tunatumai kuwafikia angalau watu 800,0000 ambao wanachukuliwa kuwa wenye uhitaji mkubwa zaidi. Timu zetu ziko kwenye eneo kufanya kazi mchana na usiku kufanya lolote wawezalo ili kuongeza msaada ili kuwafikia wale wote wanaohitaji popote walipo.” Wakati wa mchana Mei 14 kimbunga kikali kilipiga Mynmar karibu na mpaka wa Bangladesh kwa upepo unaokadiriwa kuwa na kasi ya karibu kilomita 280 kwa saa na hivyo kukifanya kuwa moja ya vimbunga vikali zaidi kuwahi kutokea katika kipindi cha miaka kumi iliyopita kwenye ukanda huo.
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Kate Adie introduces correspondents' dispatches from El Salvador, the streets of Pakistan's cities, the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, North Korea and Germany. Since the 1990s, El Salvador fell into the grip of street gangs which terrorised the country. Now its President, Nayib Bukele, is running a harsh crackdown on gang members, introducing sweeping new police powers, summary arrests, mass trials and heavy sentences for alleged offenders. Will Grant spoke to some who've suffered, and others who've gained, in this new climate. The last month has seen huge, passionate demonstrations in many of Pakistan's cities in support of former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Once he was seen as an ally of the country's military and security establishment, but recently those ties have cooled and he's faced a slew of legal challenges. Caroline Davies has seen how this political drama is playing out in court and on the streets. What happened to the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims driven out of Myanmar in 2017? Rajini Vaidyanathan visits the world's largest refugee camp, in Cox's Bazar in Bangladesh, where many Rohingya families are trying to survive in cramped, squalid conditions. She reunites with a young boy the BBC first met five years ago. Visitors to North Korea often have a hard time understanding what locals really think. But once North Koreans leave the country, they can finally speak out about feelings locked inside - or just not confronted - for a lifetime. Michael Bristow met one North Korean woman who's now making a new life in the north of England. And in Germany, Tim Mansel explores why the future of small-town family butchers' shops appear to be on the chopping block. Like many other sectors in the German economy, retail butchery is struggling to fill all the empty vacancies. Producer: Polly Hope Editor: Richard Fenton-Smith Production Co-ordinator: Helena Warwick-Cross
Sudan emergency: One million now displaced in ongoing conflictWFP renews appeals to help Cyclone Mocha victims in Myanmar, BangladeshCholera now a ticking global timebomb, warns UN health agency and UNICEF
The bamboo homes of Myanmar's most vulnerable communities were no match for Cyclone Mocha which has left people with nothing, UN humanitarians warned on Friday.With the latest from the country and neighbouring Bangladesh, here's the World Food Programme's (WFP) Anthea Webb, Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, speaking to UN News's Daniel Johnson.
The Rohingya are widely recognized as one of the most persecuted and vulnerable communities in the world. They are a people that much of the world keeps forgetting. For centuries, they called Burma/Myanmar their home, but being victims of persecution as a result of ethnic cleansing and genocide, they were forced to flee to neighbouring countries. and now, over a million Rohingyas endure life in cramped refugee camps in Bangladesh. Excluded as illegal migrants by both Myanmar and Bangladesh, they face unimaginable hardships, including unemployment, mental and sexual abuse, and the denial of basic human necessities. We sit with journalist Kaamil Ahmed, author of ‘I Feel No Peace: Rohingya Fleeing Over Seas and Rivers,' and explore the haunting question: has the world failed the Rohingya? Get the book: https://amzn.to/42M2KFo Subscribe to our newsletter: https://brownhistory.substack.com/ Become a patron: https://www.patreon.com/brownhistory Books covered on the podcast so far: https://amzn.to/42TH768 Photo by Kevin Frayer
Episode #166: Han Gyi, a coordinator at the Network for Human Rights Documentation, also known as ND-Burma, joins us today to talk about the organization's work, which focuses on human rights documentation; accountability and the utilization of data to seek justice, truth, and reparations. ND-Burma's work emphasizes what is called “transitional justice,” which Han Gyi c defines as the “myriad of ways a country tries to deal with mass human rights violations that have been committed on its soil. It aims to deliver justice to the victims through accountability and redress, which in turn can contribute to building a society that respects the rule of law and guards against the same abuses happening again.” One key aspect of transitional justice is reparations. Interestingly, he notes how just “symbolic satisfaction” can often a critical step for victims in healing psychological wounds and for rebuilding their lives. Victims also routinely express a wish to receive a guarantee that such violations will not occur again. But Han Gyi notes that ensuring non-recurrence is only possible through institutional reform, which has proven impossible for decades in Myanmar, and is certainly not a likelihood now. Han Gyi sadly acknowledges that following the coup, the domestic judicial system has become completely unreliable, used subject to the whims of the military regime. As a result, ND-Burma has sought to work for international accountability, such as taking violations to the International Criminal Court. Still, rights violations will only continue to occur if there are no changes to the system. Although transitional justice remains an urgent priority for the country, Han Gyi says that there first must be an end to violence. The establishment of military rule has led to a “collapse of sociopolitical economic rights, numerous violations by junta troops, the killing, detainment, and arrest of thousands of civilians, and millions of people internally displaced due in part due to the destruction and arson of civilian structures.”
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Today's West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy Podcast for our especially special Daily Special, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays, is now available on the Spreaker Player!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, instead of denying whether Trump and Giuliani were selling pardons for two million dollars, Bill Barr replied, “I don't know.”Then, on the rest of the menu, the former chief financial officer of a Seattle-based startup took thirty-five million dollars of his employer's money without permission, and then lost it all by investing in cryptocurrency; trust in the Supreme Court fell to its lowest point in fifty years after their onerous abortion decision; and, Nevada's Republican governor vetoed a trio of gun safety bills and threatened to ax the state budget if his priorities aren't addressed.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where a Tunisian journalist was sentenced to five years in prison for reporting on counterterrorism; and, the Myanmar military has imported at least one billion dollars worth of weapons and related material from Russia, China and other countries since its February 2021 coup.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!The Netroots Radio Live PlayerKeep Your Resistance Radio Beaming 24/7/365!“Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.”-- The Daily Picayune,New Orleans, March 5, 1851Show Notes & Links
BBC Bengali's Shahnewaj Rocky shares the experiences of the fishermen of Teknaf in Bangladesh following Cyclone Mocha. Plus BBC Burmese Editor Soe Win Than shares his reporting team's experience of being in Rakhine State's capital Sittwe as the cyclone made landfall. Thai voters ‘big leaps' Thai social media has been full of people's photos of themselves taking big leaps after the election success of the Move Forward party, as BBC Thai's Tossapol Chaisamritpol explains. LGBT extortion in Nigeria The story behind BBC Africa Eye's investigation into how members of the LGBT community in Nigeria are being targeted by criminal gangs who pose as potential dates on popular apps, only to extort, beat and even kidnap them. Journalist Ian Wafula followed the story. Art, spoons and defecting from North Korea BBC Korean's Damin Jung tells us about North Korean defector Oh Sung-cheol who was a propaganda poster artist in North Korea before defecting to South Korea. (Photo: Aftermath of Cyclone Mocha in Myanmar. Credit: Win Kyaw Thu/BBC Burmese)
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It's Thursday, May 18th, A.D. 2023. This is The Worldview in 5 Minutes heard at www.TheWorldview.com. I'm Adam McManus. (Adam@TheWorldview.com) By Jonathan Clark Sec. of State: Religious persecution continues globally The U.S. State Department released its 2022 Report on International Religious Freedom on Monday. The report found some countries improved like Brazil. However, Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted the trend of religious discrimination continues globally. BLINKEN: “Unfortunately, the report also documents the continuation, and in some instances, the rise of very troubling trends. Governments in many parts of the world continue to target religious minorities using a host of methods including torture, beatings, unlawful surveillance, and so-called re-education camps.” The report documented religious freedom violations in many countries, including Afghanistan, China, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar, Nicaragua, and Nigeria. These countries are also on the Open Doors World Watch List of nations where it is most difficult to be a Christian. Category 5 storm hits Myanmar Speaking of Myanmar, a category 5 storm slammed into the coast of the Southeast Asian country on Sunday. Cyclone Mocha made landfall in Myanmar's western Rakhine State with winds of over 150 miles per hour. The storm led to the deaths of at least six people and caused extensive damage. Hundreds of thousands of people had to evacuate as the cyclone approached. The disaster only adds to the humanitarian crisis in the area. The region is a battleground between pro-democracy forces and Myanmar's military government, leading to the displacement of over a million people. JPMorgan Chase aided Jeffrey Epstein, discriminates against Christians & pro-lifers JPMorgan Chase is in hot water lately. The U.S. Virgin Islands government believes the bank giant aided Jeffry Epstein in sex trafficking acts. The government's latest action in the lawsuit was to subpoena tech billionaire Elon Musk for information in the case. Meanwhile, 19 Republican attorneys general in the U.S. are calling out JPMorgan Chase for religious discrimination. A letter from the attorneys general documented how the bank has closed the accounts of religious, conservative, and pro-life groups. The letter stated, “This discrimination is unacceptable. Chase must stop such behavior and align its business practices with the anti-discrimination policies that Chase proclaims.” North Carolina legislature overrides pro-abortion Governor Cooper's veto On Tuesday, North Carolina's legislature voted to override Democratic Governor Roy Cooper's veto of an anti-abortion bill. The 12-week abortion ban is now law. It prohibits the killing of unborn babies in most cases after 12 weeks of pregnancy. The state already banned nearly all abortions after 20 weeks. The new law also bans mail-order abortion pills. 30% of American adults battle depression, made worse by COVID shutdowns A new survey from Gallup found a record 30% of U.S. adults say they have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their life. That percentage hovered around 20% for years until 2020. The percentage of adults who say they currently are being treated for depression also rose significantly since then. Young adults aged 18 to 29 and women had the highest rates of current depression or treatment for depression. The study noted the mental health effects of the pandemic isolation lockdowns. It said, “Clinical depression had been slowly rising in the U.S. prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but has jumped notably in its wake.” Proverbs 29:2 says, “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” U.S. church attendance is bouncing back The American Bible Society released data on church attendance in their State of the Bible USA 2023 report. Three years after the start of the pandemic, attendance is bouncing back. Sixty-seven percent of church goers say they attend primarily in person, up from 38% in 2021. The percentage of those who attend mostly online is down from 45% to 21%. In-person church attendance increased most notably in younger generations, especially Gen Z, over the last year. 53-year-old summits Mt. Everest for 27th time! And finally, a 53-year-old Nepali Sherpa set a record after summiting Mount Everest for the 27th time yesterday. Kami Rita first climbed the nearly 30,000 foot mountain in 1994 and has been scaling it nearly every year since. Kami's father was among the first Sherpa guides after Nepal allowed foreigners to climb Everest in 1950. Being a Sherpa is perilous, but Kami said he got into it to provide for his family, “We were illiterate and poor and there were no other means of survival. As a result, we were compelled to climb dangerous mountains to eke out a living.” Since 1953, mountaineers have scaled the incredible piece of God's creation over 11,000 times. Psalm 95:3-4 says, “For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In His hand are the depths of the earth; the heights of the mountains are His also." Close And that's The Worldview in 5 Minutes on this Thursday, May 18th in the year of our Lord 2023. Subscribe by iTunes or email to our unique Christian newscast a www.TheWorldview.com. Or get the Generations app through Google Play or The App Store. 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Episode #165: Toe Zaw Latt, a journalist currently with Mizzima talks with us about access to communications in Myanmar.Before the arrival of mobile phones and internet in the country, one of the few options for communication was the telephone, when whole apartment complexes or entire villages might have to make do with only one or two. A private phone line was usually possible just for senior military figures or their cronies. Because the military actively monitored phone use, the Burmese teashop took on an outsized role as a workaround communications hub.The internet arrived in Myanmar in the early 2000s, and within a decade, the Burmese online space had exploded to about 30 million users. General Min Aung Hlaing understood the danger that such free access to information posed to his plans to take over the country, and on the morning of the coup, he suddenly closed down all the country's mobile networks and blocked the signals of independent media. The military has tried to monitor communications as much as possible, putting up firewalls to prevent access to sites they consider dangerous or provocative.They also employ rolling blackouts that severely restrict access to news, coupled with massive, targeted disinformation campaigns to further confuse people. Activists have had to fall back on more old-fashioned strategies such as shortwave radio, as well as human carriers.Toe Zaw Latt believes there is one communication tool that would have a dramatic impact on the fortunes of the democracy movement: Starlink, the satellite internet technology developed by Elon Musk. The military would have no control over this network, so Starlink would truly be a game-changer: communities could be warned before violent military assault, it could also help in organizing humanitarian missions on the ground, and provide life-saving access to medicine and food.Finally, Toe Zaw Latt says that the Tatmadaw is most afraid of its own soldiers getting access to the internet. Getting uncensored information is the impetus for many defections. So providing internet to those still serving could open the floodgates of soldiers ready to put down their weapons.
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Powerful Cyclone Mocha causes widespread destruction in Myanmar, Bangladesh; It'll cost $30 billion to clean up abandoned oil and gas wells in the Gulf of Mexico alone; PLUS: Biden EPA unveils new rules to clean up carbon pollution from the nation's power plants... All that and more in today's Green News Report!
Dozens feared dead in Myanmar in aftermath of Cyclone MochaCall for more funding to support countries dealing with Sudan exodusWHO praises Benin and Mali for reaching trachoma milestone
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Tamas Wells' book Narrating Democracy in Myanmar: The Struggle Between Activists, Democratic Leaders and Aid Workers (Amsterdam UP, 2021) analyses what Myanmar's struggle for democracy signified to Burmese activists and democratic leaders, and to their international allies, before the 2021 military coup. In doing so, it explores how understanding contested meanings of democracy helps make sense of the country's tortuous path before and after Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy won historic elections in 2015. Using Burmese and English language sources, Narrating Democracy in Myanmar reveals how the country's struggles for democracy existed not only in opposition to Burmese military elites, but also within networks of local activists and democratic leaders, and international aid workers. Professor Michele Ford is the Director of the Sydney Southeast Asia Centre, a university-wide multidisciplinary center at the University of Sydney, Australia. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
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The UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA, says the threat of a severe nuclear accident must be prevented. Also: Britain's historic coronation spectacle, and a controversial repatriation plan for Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.
Join “Post Reports” on a journey through the Kutupalong mega camp in Bangladesh. It's home to about a million Rohingya refugees who fled persecution in Myanmar only to face growing militant threats from within the camp. The Kutupalong encampment has become increasingly difficult for visitors to access. Armed guards man the entrance. Documentation to enter is hard to come by. But earlier this year, Rebecca Tan, The Post's Southeast Asia bureau chief, spent two weeks inside. She discovered deteriorating conditions, frightened refugees with nowhere else to go and a desperation fueling the growth of violent Rohingya groups inside the camps. In today's episode, Rebecca takes us into the lives of a Rohingya community that much of the world keeps forgetting. And she uncovers the story of one man, Mohammad Ismail, who, despite the dangers of coming forward, has been fighting for his family and for his people's survival. Read more:The Rohingya fled genocide. Now, violence stalks them as refugees.Aid dwindles for Rohingya refugees as money goes to Ukraine and other crises.Rohingya refugees are braving perilous seas to escape camp desperation.Fire rips through Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, displacing 12,000.