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Archive for September, 2012

On the Edge

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Last year I started thinking about a project called ‘On the Edge’, about people who need just a little incident in their life to be dragged into the spiral of destitution and poverty. I worked on it for a while and put it aside, waiting for a better mindset. This sunday I tried to get […]

Donor’s Meeting…

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

The Boeung Kak Lake and Borei Keila communities tried to put pressure on the donor countries which were having their annual meeting with the Cambodian Government. Basically they were saying: ‘Link the amount of money you are promising to improvements on the Human Rights situation’… In 2011 about 1/3 of the annual budget came from […]

Cursing Time…

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Boeung Kak Lake and Borei Keila held a cursing ceremony in front of the Phnom Penh Municipal Court, requesting the release of Yorm Bopha and Tim Sakhmony, detained at Prey Sar prison. This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ story which is available as an iApp on iTunes.

Kep kept us for the WE.

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

One night only. But even with bad weather Kep is a breather…

No time for Peace…

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Is it the organisation? Is it the heat? Is it a lack of time? Is it fear? Is it authorities’ harassment? Or is it a lack of interest? International World Peace Day assembled barely 200 people at the Preah Ang Dong Kheo pagoda in front of the Royal Palace, listening to speeches by representatives of […]

Boeung Kak at the Embassies: the sequel

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Some 50 residents from Boeung Kak Lake, avoiding the road block set up by the police in their area, went by tuk-tuk to the proximity of the European Union and the World Bank to deliver yet another petition. This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for Land‘ story which is available as an iApp […]

Boeung Kak on the Embassies tour…

Monday, September 17th, 2012

The Boeung Kak Lake community found the time, after yesterday’s commemoration, to organise a tour of the Embassies to deliver a petition requesting the release of Yorm Bopha and Borei Keila‘s Tim Sakhmony. To symbolise their right to a decent housing they wore nests with eggs on their head. But the police was there again […]

Boeung Kak Lake commemoration

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

One year ago, excavators and bulldozers, protected by police forces, destroyed several houses from the Boeung Kak Lake community. Today the community commemorated the event with a religious ceremony and by burning puppets, representing corrupt officials, copiously stuffed with fake 100$ bills and spoonfulls of sand. This is a follow-up post on the ‘Quest for […]