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David Calleja

David Calleja is an independent writer based in Melbourne, Australia. You can email him at [email protected]

The Sky Is Not Blue in Burma

Although more than 6,000 individuals in Burma’s prisons have been released as part of a “goodwill gesture” by the military junta, let’s not kid ourselves. The song remains the same, because the junta refuses to change its ways and it seems that world leaders still can’t and probably won’t act.

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Hungry to Organize for Democracy

Ethiopian-born Washington D.C. community activist Abdulaziz Kamus has survived political persecution, civil war, genocide and life in a new country to make the American dream happen for him. Now he is using his strength and influence to call for the rights of refugees worldwide to be enforced, so that they may have the same opportunity.

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Coaching the Loi Tailang Tigers

For the hundreds of orphans residing within the male dormitories at Loi Tailang Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Shan State, Burma, football is the fantasy escape from the memories of conflict and forced removal from their family homes which has seen boys removed from the care of their parents.

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Bovine Intervention

In Cambodia, ownership of a cow is associated with good fortune and increased social status. A closer examination also reveals the important connection between the farmers, the land, and their treasured animal that is sometimes courtesy of a lucky number.

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