Archive for June, 2008

Faces of TXAP

Sunday, June 15th, 2008


The AS2nauts at TAXP, Tanakita, Indonesia!

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Please have a concert!

Sunday, June 15th, 2008

I was in Japan a few years ago for some work. I was so glad that the 1st Word Peace Now protest march (seemed more like a festival parade to me) took place in Tokyo when I was there. There was a concert in Yoyogi park to gather all the people for the march. I was invited by my friend who happened to be one of the organisers. The so-called protest was so much different from ours in KL. It was fun! No water cannon, no FRU with batons waiting to beat people up. (more…)

Be Strong

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

Ever since you sang that song
for the defenders of our rights
I often put it on and sing along
never expected it to be a tribute for you tonight

In times of hardship, you asked us to be strong
with comforting words and hopes in sight
But today everything went terribly wrong
Why God choose to exercise Its might

You’re like a star
the brightest in the starry nights
dancing gracefully with the northern lights
shinning tirelessly as our guiding light

In moment like this, I will put on that song
remembering you in this lonely silent night
though it is difficult but let’s be strong
let’s band our hands and strive on for our rights

Let’s hear that song again… Download MP3


Toni Kassim
1967-2008

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Video Advocacy Workshop

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

The International Accountability Project, WITNESS, EarthRights International and the Unit for Social and Environmental Research at Chiang Mai University, Thailand are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Video Advocacy Workshop (VAW). This workshop will train people in WITNESS’ highly effective methodology for integrating video into human rights advocacy campaigns. WITNESS uses video and online technologies to open the eyes of the world to human rights violations. It empowers people to transform personal stories of abuse into powerful tools for justice, promoting public engagement and policy change.

This workshop is for Asian community activists, civil society advocates and filmmakers who want to use video in an advocacy campaign challenging unjust forced eviction in the name of development.

Date: September 15-26th 2008
Location: Chiang Mai, Thailand
More info: http://www.accountabilityproject.org/ourwork/video.html