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Manhattan Doesn’t Seem to Comply Orders…

Friday, January 30th, 2015

About 100 garment factory workers from the Manhattan Textile and Garment Corp., located in Kampong Cham province, travelled to Phnom Penh to hold a protest in front of the U.S. Embassy, requesting the U.S. put pressure on the U.S. owner of the factory to comply a ruling by the Cambodian Arbitration Council which demanded union […]

Repeating, Refining, Trimming…

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Emmanuèle Phuon is now past the middle of her month-long rehearsal with the dancers from Amrita of ‘Brodal Serei’, a choreography where contemporary dance meets the Cambodian version of kickboxing. The arrival of Lim How Ngean, dramaturgist and choreographer himself, gives her the distanced view needed to bring the piece to its essence.

The Lotus Flowers Were Out (Again)…

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The communities of Borei Keila, Boeung Kak and others, carrying lotus flowers which became the ubiquitous symbol of resistance in Cambodia over the past years, were again protesting at the Phnom Penh Municiplality, hoping to submit a petition regarding the resolution of the various land issues they are involved in. A small group of nursing […]

Land Rights Activists’ Sentences Upheld (mostly)…

Monday, January 26th, 2015

The 11 land rights activists who were arrested early November during two land issue protests and who were sentenced to 1 year in prison for having obstructed traffic, appeared in front of the Appeals Court to see their sentence very slightly reduced for most of them: two months less for all, except for Nget Khun […]

They Haven’t Forgotten…

Sunday, January 25th, 2015

In the early morning of Jan. 24th 2009, truckloads of riot police protecting swarms of workers surrounded the remaining villagers of Dey Krahom and started tearing down their house, putting an end to a month-long struggle by the inhabitants to stay on what was supposed to be a social land concession. A commemoration event was […]

Back to Boxing…

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Emmanuèle Phuon continues working on ‘Brodal Serei’, a choreography based on the Cambodioan version of kickboxing. Anyone knows someone who has a theatre willing to show this? If so get in touch (manou.phuon@skynet.be)… She’ll be extremely grateful…

Fourth Day, Twenty-six To Go…

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The small group of land rights activists led by Yorm Bopha on its 4th day of a planned month-long protest to claim a resolution of the land issues they are involved in, was harassed by municipal security guards and prevented to march on the street. Then my motorbike broke down and I lost them… This […]

Freedom Balloons Caught In Trees…

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

The land rights activists who were arrested during a land issue protest and sentenced to 1 year in jail appeared in front of the Appeals Court today, wearing the orange convict outfit but with a black headscarf. Supporters protested outside the court and released balloons who ended up being caught in the branches of the […]