CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – June 23, 2016

ASEAN Learning to Navigate a New Age in Great Power Politics

By Phuong Nguyen (@PNguyen_DC), Associate Fellow, Southeast Asia Program (@SoutheastAsiaDC), CSIS

June 23, 2016

At the end of a recent ASEAN-China summit in Kunming, China, on June 13, Beijing pressured several ASEAN members close to it to withdraw their support for an ASEAN joint press statement expressing “serious concerns” about recent developments in the South China Sea. These events raised fundamental questions about the ability of the grouping to pull together amid challenges posed by the region’s new strategic realities. Tiếp tục đọc “CSIS – Southeast Asia from Scott Circle – June 23, 2016”

Seema Bansal: How to fix a broken education system … without any more money

Seema Bansal forged a path to public education reform for 15,000 schools in Haryana, India, by setting an ambitious goal: by 2020, 80 percent of children should have grade-level knowledge. She’s looking to meet this goal by seeking reforms that will work in every school without additional resources. Bansal and her team have found success using creative, straightforward techniques such as communicating with teachers using SMS group chats, and they have already measurably improved learning and engagement in Haryana’s schools.

Environmental activist murders set record as 2015 became deadliest year

theguardian – Global Witness says at least 185 activists were killed and anti-mining activities were the most deadly – with 42 deaths related to protests

Michelle Campos says her father and grandfather were publicly executed in September 2015 for opposing mining in Mindanao, Philippines.

Michelle Campos says her father and grandfather were publicly executed in September 2015 for opposing mining in Mindanao, Philippines. Photograph: Tulda productions

At least 185 environmental activists were killed last year, the highest annual death toll on record and close to a 60% increase on the previous year, according to a UK-based watchdog. Tiếp tục đọc “Environmental activist murders set record as 2015 became deadliest year”

Dân Ca Dân Nhạc VN – Dân ca La Hủ

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Hôm nay mình giới thiệu đến các bạn Dân ca La Hủ.

Dân tộc La Hủ, còn có các tên gọi khác như Xá Lá Vàng, Cò Xung, Khù Sung, Khả Quy; trong đó La Hủ hay Ladhulsi (La Hủ tộc) hay Kawzhawd là những tên tự gọi. Tộc La Hủ sinh sống tại Trung Hoa, Việt Nam, Thái Lan, Myanma và Lào.

Theo Tổng điều tra dân số và nhà ở năm 2009, người La Hủ ở Việt Nam có dân số 9.651 người, cư trú tại 16 trên tổng số 63 tỉnh, thành phố. Tuyệt đại đa số gười La Hủ cư trú tập trung tại tỉnh Lai Châu (9.600 người, chiếm 99,47% tổng số người La Hủ tại Việt Nam), ngoài ra còn có ở Thái Nguyên (20 người), các tỉnh còn lại có không nhiều hơn 10 người. Tiếp tục đọc “Dân Ca Dân Nhạc VN – Dân ca La Hủ”