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Statement from People's SAARC - 14 September 2017

We, the members of People's SAARC met in Kathmandu on 13-14 September 2017 to reaffirm our commitment to human rights, freedom of expression, justice, peace, se...   [ continue reading...]

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Interview with Stevphen Shukaitis on Art, Politics, and Strategy | Jens Kastner

When there is an area of political discussion or a concept that seemingly cannot be discussed it is often useful to start from there, or at the very least to in...   [ continue reading...]

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India - Pakistan: Celebratory lights of the first I-Day were extinguished by darkness of Partition | Krishna Bose

No sooner had the celebratory lights of Independence Day been extinguished that Delhi was plunged into the darkness of unprecedented communal violence. - Parti...   [ continue reading...]

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Sri Lanka: Report on the militarisation of Vani under the aegis of 'Civil Security Department'

continued intrusion of the military into civilian spaces and everyday lives of the Tamils in the Vanni can be seen in the work of the Civil Security Department...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Godmen's own country

The Dera Sacha Sauda fiasco is a classic example of the state-temple-business nexus and what ensues when the basic social functions of the state are “spir...   [ continue reading...]

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Hackmeeting 2017 Manifesto: To the Hackers of the Past | AI-Kaos155 year 2037

There are no longer any laws, the management system based on massive data implements detailed modifications of the conditions of service so that each citizen be...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Happy Birthday, Mr. Modi - you effectively murdered democracy (again)

Yesterday (17th September), we witnessed the shameful spectacle of the prime minister of a nation celebrating his birthday by dedicating a dam to the nation, ev...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Assassinating Dissent | Mukul Kesavan

Gauri Lankesh was the editor of a weekly tabloid published in Kannada, the main language of the southern Indian state of Karnataka. She was murdered on the fift...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Akhara 'certified' Babas? Go for a law against Superstition at the National Level

Perhaps the best way to move forward is not to leave the task of identifying the 'fakes' to the fraternity itself and think of something like anti superstition...   [ continue reading...]

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URGENT ALERT FROM INDIA: Dont let the Govt. Drown the Narmada Valley to celebrate Modi's Birthday

WE APPEAL TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY TO STAND WITH PEOPLE OF NARMADA VALLEY AND CALL OUR ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES and ask them to immediately stop filling S...   [ continue reading...]

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Transnational Writers and the Politics of the English Language

Many scholars are of the opinion that contemporary transnationalism helps in a new post-national era. But such transnationalism does not necessarily weaken nati...   [ continue reading...]

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Why do Nazis fear clowns ? | Sarah Freeman-Woolpert

Use of humor and irony to undermine white supremacy dates back to the days of the Third Reich - Resources / Links / USA, UK, Norway, Caricature / Satire,...   [ continue reading...]

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Excerpts concerning South Asia from Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights at Human Rights Council 36th session

According to UNHCR, in less than three weeks over 270,000 people have fled to Bangladesh, three times more than the 87,000 who fled the previous operation. Many...   [ continue reading...]

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India: What ever happened to the right to equality ? Inequality is at its highest level in 92 years

In a paper aptly titled 'Indian income inequality, 1922-2014: From British Raj to Billionaire Raj?', they conclude that income inequality in India is at the hig...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Government pays little heed to NREGA workers' demands

15 Sept 2017 - New Delhi: For the past five days, hundreds of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (NREGA) workers and their supporters from across the count...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Inauguration of Sardar Sarovar Dam a Cruel Joke on people of the Narmada Valley

New Delhi | September 14, 2017: Today, a group of citizens protested in front of Ministry of Water Resources and submitted memorandum against the decision to in...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Why Tribals Do Mind being Ousted by Dams - Response to SA Iyer's Unsupported Clean Chit to Sardar Sarovar Rehabilitation

SA Iyers's piece in Times of India dated 10 Sept 2017, "Why many tribals don't mind being ousted by dams", examining the condition of some of the oustees of Sar...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Letter to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley by NREGA Sangharsh Morcha

The below letter was handed yesterday [13 Sept 2017] to the Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley, by the signatories, on behalf of NREGA Sangharsh Morcha. The Fi...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Death of a of Journalist

Gauri Lankesh opposed the communal totalitarian politics of the BJP and its twisted interpretation of Hinduism. She stood against the caste system, inequality,...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Gauri Lankesh, journalist and activist, 1962-2017 | Nilanjana Roy

If you judge the calibre of an editor by the quality of her enemies, Gauri Lankesh was one of India's best. She was murdered on September 5 by three gunmen who...   [ continue reading...]

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