May 17th, 2020 marked 25 years since Chinese security forces forcefully took away 6-year-old Tibetan boy, Gendhun Choeki Nyima, and his family from a remote town in Tibet, Human Right Watch reports. The missing boy is now 31. Free Tibet, a campaign that aims to end China’s occupation of Tibet and gain international recognition of Tibetan’s right to … [Read more...] about The Tibetan boy who Disappeared 25 Years ago
Written by: J. Laura Countries across the world are preparing for lockdown and restrictions amid the second wave of COVID-19, which has already taken nearly one million lives as of September 18th, 2020, according to Statista. Since the first cases emerged in China last year, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 30 million people globally, reports … [Read more...] about COVID-19 is on the Rise for the Second Time
Exclusive Interview with Dhira Narayana, Founder of Lingkar Ganja Nusantara (also known as the Indonesian Cannabis Circle) , a Movement to Raise Awareness and Legalize Cannabis Research in a Conservative Country Dhira Narayana, founder of the movement Lingkar Ganja Nusantara (LGN) — otherwise known as the Indonesian Cannabis Circle — has an extensive familiarity with … [Read more...] about The Man Behind the Indonesian Cannabis Circle: a Movement to Raise Awareness on Cannabis
Located in Southeast Asia, Indonesia is a country known for its tropical tourist destinations. But what lies behind the tourism industry is the conflicted and controversial argument on cannabis. The Transnational Institute (TNI) reported that despite the high prevalence of cannabis use, pro-cannabis policies do not exist, reflecting strong anti-drug beliefs. Due … [Read more...] about Cannabis in a Conservative Country: The History and Politics of Cannabis in Indonesia
Cannabis as medicine has finally broken through in Asia. With several countries expressing interest in alternative medical remedies, it seems the fog of prejudice is finally lifting. Without a doubt, Asia’s history with herb goes back for millennia. Some governments are now beginning to reconsider the penalties associated with cannabis, which is resulting in more appropriate … [Read more...] about Will 2019 be greener for cannabis in Asia?