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02.01.2017

Northeast appears safe for scribes

Northeast appears  safe for scribes

By Nava Thakuria* Northeastern part of India, which often receives media headlines for relentless troubles and violent incidents, has completed one more year with no journo-casualty. For record, the region has not reported any murder of scribes in the last there consecutive years, even though numerous cases of… »

13.08.2016

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

Uncle “Sham” says “dance!”… and the band plays on…

I recall from my early teens, the “Judgment at Nuremberg” movie, which made a big impression then about “justice” and the “rightness and virtue” of the Allied cause.  But when I watched the movie on TV, years later, it was the Richard Widmark character – one of the prosecuting colonels,… »

13.08.2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Not bad but lets make it better – Bangladesh’s Youth Policy 2016

Youth, a critical juncture of a human life, where the transition from childhood to adulthood hopefully takes place. This means going beyond mere physical transformation to entail biological, psychological, socio-cultural and political adaptations. Yet, age is the only parameter to define youth, and there is no universal definition of ‘youth’. »

12.08.2016

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Review: Islam against FGM – Female Genital Mutilation

Author William Hanna agreed to review this book on Female Genital Mutilation not because he is an authority on the subject, but because — having lived and travelled in Africa and the Middle East — he had become vaguely aware of the procedure which can only be described as a barbaric… »

12.08.2016

Philippines: 700 assassinated by “death squads” under “cleansing”

Philippines:  700 assassinated by “death squads” under “cleansing”

During moment of great crises, people’s fears are accentuated. People begin to be burdened with so many worries. Concomitant to these worries and fears is the consciousness’ search for the culprit, that unknown something that surely is behind their suffering. And they want quick solutions. And if there’s something that… »

12.08.2016

Kids Cafe at Calais Jungle under closure orders so what of the ‘kids’?

Kids Cafe at Calais Jungle under closure orders so what of the ‘kids’?

I’m a teacher and I volunteer at the Kids Cafe, a safe welcoming space for unaccompanied minors in the Calais Jungle. The cafe provides 200 meals a day, English and French classes, and asylum advice for the children here. But our centre is at risk, on Friday the 12th August… »

11.08.2016

Russia’s weakness is its economic policy

Russia’s weakness is its economic policy

According to various reports, the Russian government is reconsidering the neoliberal policy that has served Russia so badly since the collapse of the Soviet Union.  If Russia had adopted an intelligent economic policy, Russia’s economy would be far ahead of where it stands today.  It would have avoided most of… »

07.08.2016

Anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack in human history

Anniversary of the biggest terrorist attack in human history

The dates of August 6 and 9, 1945, remind us of the horror of Japan’s Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the context of the end of the Second World War. That is when the US government caused the USA military to drop two nuclear bombs on those cities, generating the most… »

06.08.2016

Report on the status of the nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations

Report on the status of the nuclear weapons ban treaty negotiations

From Alice Slater on Abolition2000: Dear Friends, This very thoughtful report below from Mia Gandenberger and Ray Acheson at Reaching Critical Will gives you the whole dismaying story of who’s working to ban the bomb and who wants more “steps”, consensus process to never… and maintaining the hegemony of the… »

06.08.2016

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death

Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death Behold, a Pale Horse and its Rider’s Name Was Death and Hell Followed Him Paul Craig Roberts I just listened to Obama give Washington’s account of the situation with ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In Obama’s account, Washington is defeating ISIL… »

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