Nonviolence

01.07.2015 Shamsul Haque Basunia

Dhaka: journalists raise voices against violent fundamentalism

Dhaka: journalists raise voices against violent fundamentalism

Rise of fundamentalism is gradually engulfing the much sought for peaceful atmosphere in Bangladesh. Ansarullah Bangla team, a group of fundamentalists, recently threatened to kill 25 top intellectuals including information minister Hasanul Huq Inu, Vice-Chairman of Dhaka University AAMS Arefin Siddique, former Vice-Chairman Dr Anwar Hossain, columnist Abed Khan, rights … »

30.06.2015 Ernesto H. De Casas

You don’t kill people!

You don’t kill people!

The phrase, “you don’t kill people,” Silo said to us once in an informal dinner, when the conversation was about the atrocities caused by military dictatorships in South America and in the hypothetical case that someone could meet an ex-torturer in the street. What would you do? In this context … »

28.06.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Pakistan’s relentless torturing of Balochistan

Pakistan’s relentless torturing of Balochistan

Today is an international day of action to stop torture. Though there are countless places that need our attention and actors that need our condemnation few places are more horrific than Pakistan and specifically Balochistan. Much in the way that US military staff took out their hatred of Muslims whipped … »

11.06.2015 Robert Burrowes

Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

Exposing Lies, Telling the Truth

I have just read Andre Vltchek’s new book ‘Exposing Lies of the Empire’.http://badak-merah.weebly.com/exposing-lies-of-the-empire.htmlLet me tell you something about this book of 800 pages. Vltchek writes with passion and poetry, describing the true horror experienced by the world at large, living at the gunpoint of the imperial powers, while also … »

10.06.2015 Nava J. Thakuria

Bangladesh: hacking Mukto-Monas to death

Bangladesh:  hacking Mukto-Monas to death

Use of Internet, not to speak of blogging, continues to be restricted among enlightened people in Bangladesh, as more than half of its population has yet to get access to the modern connectivity. But the recent attacks on bloggers by the miscreants in Bangladesh put serious doubts about the ‘not … »

29.05.2015 Silvia Swinden

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Nigeria bans Female Genital Mutilation

Goodluck Jonathan signed the ban into law as one of his final acts as president before handing power over to Muhammadu Buhari, who was sworn into office last Friday. “According to 2014 U.N. data, a quarter of Nigerian women have undergone FGM — the partial or total removal of … »

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