Samudra Editorial

 

Thailand’s Election Wrap Up
Forget Brexit and the EU parliamentary elections, South and Southeast Asia are having three HUGE general elections with the potential to radically direct the region’s, and yes the world’s, politics for the foreseeable future. So without further ado, here are the ‘‘things you should know’ about the first of these ...
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Burning Garbage: Anarchy in Indonesia
Burning Garbage: Anarchy in Indonesia A little pile of garbage. A lazy flame, slowly burning at the street side. A penetrating smell and lots of smoke. A very common scene in various countries around the world. How is it possible that even in major cities of rapidly developing countries, people ...
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Between Patriarchy and Colonialism: the Early Women’s Struggle in India and Indonesia
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, when we appreciate how much women have achieved and how sexism and unequal opportunities still exist. The very first Women’s Day was organized by the Socialist Party of America in the United States on February 28th, 1909, in 1911 the Socialist International declared ...
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The Unlikely Results of Empire: the Story of Vietnamese People in Poland
When going to Poland, would you expect to see, of all things, an abundance of Vietnamese restaurants? Empires always seem to have certain unexpected side effects that, at first glance, are always surprising. For example, their effects on national cuisine, just look in your local Albert Heijn for a pre-made ...
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