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Girls Reduced to Being Repositories of Communal and Religious Identities in Kashmir

And in practice, gender violence is a consistent feature of the riots and political thuggery that spasmodically grip the subcontinent. The wretchedness of the c...   [ continue reading...]

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Modi's government fails to act on rape: A letter in the Guardian signed by over 50 women's groups' representatives and academics in the UK

The media must question Modi about the involvement of his party members in these atrocities, write signatories including Meena Kandasamy, Sarah Green and Pragna...   [ continue reading...]

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Had Nehru not been its first prime minister, India would have been a dump for crackpot science

Nehru's stamp upon Indian science can be seen across the length and breadth of India in the form of dozens of scientific institutes and universities that owe to...   [ continue reading...]

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Letter from Concerned Faculty Regarding Academic Freedom and Increased Repression on University Campuses in Pakistan

As faculty members we strongly condemn the intimidation and repression taking place in universities at the moment, and we urge the relevant authorities to take...   [ continue reading...]

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India: On Targeting of media women - Statement by National Alliance of Journalists & Delhi Union of Journalists

The Chairperson of the National Alliance of Journalists Gender Council Ms. Sujata Madhok , the President of the National Alliance of Journalists (NAJ)and the De...   [ continue reading...]

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Regarding Israel and Palestine - a view from India

The prosecutor at the International Criminal Court called last week for an end to violence by Israeli forces against Palestinians. At least forty Palestinian pr...   [ continue reading...]

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Deep misogyny and hate drives the daily matrix of social power in India

India is sliding toward a collapse of humanity and ethics in political and civic life - Women's Rights / Patriarchy, Communalism, Violence against women,...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: Anjuman Mazareen Punjab (AMP) - the fall and rise of a social movement

After almost a decade of slumber, voices of resistance are emerging from landless peasants in Punjab once again. This is the tale of how biradari divided their...   [ continue reading...]

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Audio: Reflections on Labour and Democracy, Left's failure to theorise fascism and the right wing ideologies that are reigning India today

The historian Dilip Simeon reflecting on the need to defend democracy, the absence of a theory of fascism, the authoritarian culture of the left and ruling righ...   [ continue reading...]

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'Unspeakable horror of the Kathua and the Unnao incidents' - Open Letter to the Prime Minister of India by former state officials

We are a group of retired civil servants who came together last year to express our concern at the decline in the secular, democratic, and liberal values enshri...   [ continue reading...]

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Alfred Sohn-Rethel: A Biographical note

Born into a family of painters who were determined that he at least shouldn't become one, so he could contribute to their upkeep financially, Sohn-Rethel instea...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The Sanatan Sanstha - Of Spirituality and Pseudo-Science | Pallavi Prasad

The Sanatan Sanstha is likely the most mysterious, hardline right-wing Hindu organisation that exists in India today. . . .apart from this absurd mixture of nat...   [ continue reading...]

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Video: Live stream and recordings from People's tribunal on the attack on educational institutions in India (11-13 April 2018)

recordings of proceedings of the People's tribunal on the attack on educational institutions in India being held in Delhi - Resources / Links / Audio / Vide...   [ continue reading...]

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Systemic Change and Environmental Justice in India, the United States, and Beyond

A video recording from The Institute of Policy Studies in Washington - Environment, Health and Social Justice / Audio / Video, Environment, India   [ continue reading...]

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Sad reality of the crisis facing free speech in Bangladesh | Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury

Text of Speech by Ahmedur Rashid Chowdhury at Skien bibliotek, Skien, Norway - In Defence of Freedom of Expression, Public Space in / on South Asia / Freedom...   [ continue reading...]

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India: The Politics of Retrograde Farmers Movements and the Right-Wing

Two papers on the changed political economy in the countryside, the organisations of conservative Kulaks and their trajectory in India - South Asia Labour Acti...   [ continue reading...]

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India: Detention and prevention of activists from participating in public meeting on ‘uranium mining impacts' at Kadapa, Unlawful and Undemocratic - statement by NAPM

10th April, 2018: National Alliance of People's Movements strongly condemns the high-handedness of the Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL), a Govt. of I...   [ continue reading...]

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India: March for Science 2018 - Call for protest in Delhi on 14 April and Charter of Demands

AIPSN has resolved that it will join hands with all organisations willing to participate on the Global March for Science, and hold joint rallies in various citi...   [ continue reading...]

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Call for solidarity with Brazilian people versus coup regime, as Lula enters jail

The undersigned WSF 2018 facilitating organizations call on all the Brazilian and international organizations participating in the WSF and on all world civil so...   [ continue reading...]

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How Pakistani school textbooks mould its students' skewed worldview | Madiha Afzal

Excerpt from Pakistan Under Siege by Madiha Afzal (Penguin Random House India) - Educating to Hate: fundamentalisms in school books [& educational space]...   [ continue reading...]

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