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Imperialism and the Khmer Rouge trials

By Mike Head, December 17, 2011

The UN-orchestrated proceedings are designed to bury the underlying responsibility for the Cambodian catastrophe—above all, that of United States imperialism.

Trial of Khmer Rouge leaders underway in Cambodia

By John Roberts, December 13, 2011

The court has been carefully contrived to convict the Khmer Rouge leaders while covering up the responsibility of the major powers for the tragedy that engulfed the Cambodian people.

Trial of Khmer Rouge leaders underway in Cambodia

By John Roberts, July 25, 2011

What is taking place is a show trial designed to close the book on the Khmer Rouge genocide while covering up the responsibility of the major powers, including the US and China, for the atrocities.

ASEAN summit fails to resolve Thai-Cambodian conflict

By John Roberts, May 12, 2011

At present, the border conflict appears to be driven primarily by internal political considerations but both Washington and Beijing are no doubt calculating how best to exploit the Thai-Cambodian tensions to their own advantage.

Renewed fighting on Thai-Cambodian border

By John Roberts, April 27, 2011

Clashes erupted last Friday near two ancient temples, about 160 kilometres west of the Preah Vihear temple where fighting took place in early February.

UN rejects intervention in Thai-Cambodian border tensions

By John Roberts, February 21, 2011

By handing the border conflict to ASEAN, which historically has had little influence in dealing with the rival interests of its member-states, the UN Security Council inflamed an already volatile situation.

Thai-Cambodian border clash driven by internal political tensions

By John Roberts, February 9, 2011

Instability and political machinations within Thailand appear to be the key factors behind the renewed conflict.

Hundreds die in Phnom Penh bridge stampede

By John Roberts, November 27, 2010

Most of the dead were young people who had come to the capital from Cambodia’s rural areas for the annual Water Festival.

Cambodian garment strikers victimised as unions enter talks

By John Roberts, October 1, 2010

As soon as the strikers returned to work—at the behest of the unions and the Hun Sen government—employers began to suspend factory delegates.

Cambodian union leaders call off garment workers’ mass strike

By John Roberts, September 20, 2010

Cambodian union leaders last week struck a deal with the Hun Sen government to call off a four-day strike that had rapidly spread to involve more than 200,000 garment workers.

First Khmer Rouge defendant convicted in Cambodia

By John Roberts, August 16, 2010

Former Khmer Rouge prison commandant, Kaing Guek Eav, also known as “Duch”, was convicted last month in a UN-backed trial and sentenced to 35 years imprisonment.

Cambodian garment workers strike over low pay

By John Braddock, August 10, 2010

Thousands of Cambodian garment workers, mostly young women, have joined strikes over low pay and poor working conditions in recent weeks, doing battle with riot police using tear gas and electric shock batons.