Category Archives: politics

How many more Avijit’s must we mourn?

Mourning Avijit Roy It was a few yards away from where Dr. Milon had been killed. Then it had been suspected the police were involved. This time, the police were a silent witness. Blogger and human rights activist Dr. Avijit Roy … Continue reading

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Global Photography Exhibition Opens at UN Rights Council Meeting

Photographs Humanize Rule of Law and Access to Justice Photographers: Kabir Dhanji, Lucas Lenci, Shehzad Noorani, Vicky Roy, Farzana Wahidy Curator: Shahidul Alam “In Focus: Justice and the Post-2015 Agenda,” a photo exhibition on the challenges of development and the … Continue reading

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Grand Shia cleric Sistani issues powerful statement to Shia Resistance defending Iraq

The original site: http://www.digital-resistance.com/insight/grand-shia-cleric-sistani-issues-powerful-statement-shia-resistance-defending-iraq/ appears to be down   Do not indulge in acts of extremism, do not disrespect dead corpses, do not resort to deceit, do not kill an elder, a child, a woman. Pay heed to the example of … Continue reading

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Raise Shit

downtown eastside poem of resistance by Bud Osborn “…the myth of the frontier is an invention that rationalizes the violence of gentrification and displacement” neil smith 1996 “these pioneers in the gradual gentrification of the downtown eastside say their hopes … Continue reading

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More citizens protest against police raid on New Age office

Since the following news item was published in New Age, other prominent citizens have added themselves to the list: Nasrin Khandoker, Dr Zafrullah Chowdhury, Farida Akhter, Dr Amena Mohsin, Ashraf Kaiser, Shahnaz Huda, Lubna Marium, Nitra Samina, Seuty Sabur January 6, 2015 Staff Correspondent Forty-four eminent citizens on Monday … Continue reading

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STRANGER THAN FICTION: America’s ramped up nuclear capability: Prelude to another Cold War?

by TAJ HASHMI* While people across the world for the last three years have been watching the unbelievable resurgence in state- and non-state-actor-sponsored violence and terror across the Arab World – Libya, Egypt, Syria, Gaza, and of late, Iraq – … Continue reading

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Behind the Gaza ceasefire Israel and Hamas talk potential peace

By James m. Dorsey Nanyang Technological University, Singapore Synopsis Israel and Hamas have significantly moderated their attitudes towards one another despite official denials. Indirect talks in Cairo designed to achieve a lasting ceasefire between the two war weary parties effectively constitute negotiations about … Continue reading

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Mandela’s First Memo to Thomas Friedman

Arjan El Fassed The Electronic Intifada 29 March 2001 Editor’s note, 28 June 2013: This article was written by Arjan El Fassed in 2001 in the satirical style then being employed by Thomas Friedman, of writing mock letters from one … Continue reading

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