Category Archives: Military

Egypt: Advice to Vassals

Yet More Advice If you find a vassal country takes a path that you dislike, It’s your duty to divert it, with a bold preemptive strike. But when bleeding troops and money, you had better think of ways, By which to wield … Continue reading

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Forced to Participate In War Crimes

In Suicide Note, Iraq War Veteran Says He Was Forced to Participate In War Crimes by Rania Khalek in Dispatches from the Underclass Dan Somers (right) performing at his band’s CD Release Show (Phoenix New Times/Melissa Fossum) On June 10, 2013, … Continue reading

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Do as I say, not as I do

On Obama’s Cancellation of Summit with Putin and Extradition The US frequently refuses extradition requests where, unlike with Snowden, it involves serious crimes and there is an extradition treaty By Glenn Greenwald Information Clearing House August 07, 2013 “Information Clearing … Continue reading

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The New World Disorder

Tariq Ali, in this exclusive interview, seamlessly switches from contemporary historian to scholar-at-large to polemicist to raconteur, as he tackles many of the impinging issues of our times. By SASHI KUMAR, Frontline He was in southern India after nearly 30 … Continue reading

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Deutsche Welle interviews Shahidul Alam on “Searching for Kalpana Chakma” show (Bangla)

Military’s sole role has been repression বাংলাদেশ সেনাবাহিনীর একমাত্র কাজ ‘শোষণ করা’

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Live clips from opening of “Searching for Kalpana Chakma” at Drik Gallery

The opening was very moving and there was a great turnout. Here are some live clips. The show is up till the 21st June. Don’t miss it. The show has also been featured in Time Magazine

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Searching for Kalpana Chakma

A Photo-Forensic Study Part of the “No More” public awareness campaign of Drik. Let me ask a silly question, my partner Rahnuma had said. “But isn’t it all in your imagination?” Of course it was. The images I’d created, while … Continue reading

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Let me see the world just one more time

They said I would need a mask. ‘The smell’ they said. It was five days into the accident. But it was no accident. A building built illegally, of faulty construction, showing signs of rupture, had been made their prison. It … Continue reading

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Witnesses to War

By JAMES ESTRIN in New York Times Lens Blog During the eight years that Michael Kamber covered the Iraq war, he often had lengthy late-night conversations with his fellow conflict photographers. Whether it was in Baghdad or on shared embeds, the discussion usually turned … Continue reading

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BLACK NIGHT 1971 Bangladesh

By Monirul Alam The black night of March 25, 1971 when the Pakistani occupation forces kicked off one of the worst genocides in history that led to a nine-month war for the independence of Bangladesh in 1971. On this black … Continue reading

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