Category Archives: security

Irfanul Islam, and an 8-mile stretch of road

by rahnuma ahmed Why was Irfan killed? Why did they have to kill him, if it was for the money, they had already snatched it away, why kill him? Was it accidental, did he die because a novice, or a … Continue reading

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7/7 Survivor: Why we should not bomb Syria

The major reason for not bombing Syria is the diminishing of our humanity and civilisation. Anti-war protesters demonstrate against proposals to bomb Syria outside the Houses of Parliament in London [REUTERS] ABOUT THE AUTHOR John Tulloch John Tulloch is a … Continue reading

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5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes

1-minute video: 5-year-old Palestinian schools Israeli soldiers on War Crimes Posted on November 4, 2015 by Carl Herman 5-year-old Janna Ayyad shames Israeli soldiers with Sami Yusuf’s poetry: All your armies, all your fighters, All your tanks, and all your … Continue reading

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Between absence and presence

Between absence and presence First published in New Age on 13th August 2015 Artist Dhali Al Mamoon talks to Rahnuma Ahmed about his public art Shorok Durghotona Sritisthapona (Road Accident Memorial), located in Dhaka University campus, in memory of film-maker Tareque … Continue reading

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Kalpana’s Warriors

Remarkable: Noam Chomsky Absolutely stunning: Jess Worth. New Internationalist Magazine (Oxford) They told me you were quiet. But I felt the rage in your silence. That when you spoke, they rose above themselves. But I felt their fear. That they … Continue reading

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Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance

Another blogger. Ananta Bijoy Das, murdered today. Police too busy beating up students to notice: ———————————————————————————————————- Tolerating Death in a Culture of Intolerance | Economic and Political Weekly. COMMENTARY Economic & Political Weekly EPW MARCH 21, 2015 vol l no … 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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By Amy Goodman   Award-winning journalist and Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman records a podcast in conjunction with her weekly column, which you can read here: www.democracynow.org/blog July 31, 2014 By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan The Israeli assault on the … Continue reading

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1134 – lives not numbers

A group exhibition dedicated to the lost garment workers of Bangladesh. Still haunted by the memories. When I close my eyes I see the procession of corpses, following me behind, taunting my sense of responsibility. 24th April, 2013, Rana Plaza … Continue reading

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