Cambodia, Uncategorized

John Pilger: “What the US Did to Cambodia was an Epic Crime”

Phnom Penh Post: Since his early days as a correspondent covering the wars in Southeast Asia in the 1960s and 1970s, documentary filmmaker and journalist John Pilger has been an ardent critic of Western foreign policy. Following in the footsteps of Martha Gellhorn, Pilger set out to cover the Vietnam War from the perspective of those most affected by it: the Vietnamese people and US draftees.

Books, Cambodia Activism, cambodian activists, Uncategorized

New Book: The Year of Zero by Ty Seng

Publishers Weekly’s Genocide Survivor’s Story: Seng Ty’s Long Road
Author Seng Ty experienced firsthand the terrors of the Khmer Rouge genocides — horrendous events that left Cambodia ravaged in the 1970s. Within weeks, he and his family went from living a peaceful life in the Cambodian countryside to surviving in conditions comparable to those of a concentration camp. Find this Book!

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Happy Monday! “You can’t claim heaven as your own if you are just going to sit under it.” ~ Cambodian proverb

Books, Cambodia Activism, cambodian activists, Uncategorized

Somaly’s Story: ‘I Didn’t Lie.’

MCX100114FESOMALYMAM005-lgAn explosive report in Newsweek last spring raised questions regarding the legitimacy of Cambodian anti-trafficking activist Somaly Mam, tainting the nearly two-decades-long work on behalf of victims that catapulted her into the global spotlight. But how do the allegations hold up? In her first interview since the scandal dominated headlines—and left her career and reputation in shambles—Mam tells her side of things.

Cambodia, Cambodian Tribunal, Uncategorized

Let the Khmer Rouge Record Show

August 26, 2014 New York Times, PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Earlier this month a United Nations-assisted tribunal in Cambodia handed down long-overdue judgments against Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan for their roles in the catastrophic Khmer Rouge regime of 1975-79. Nuon Chea, the deputy secretary of the communist party, and Khieu Samphan, the president of the Khmer Rouge state, were sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity.