Opinions

Democracy and Nonviolence go hand-in-hand

Democracy and Non-Violence go hand-in-hand, or should. In a true democracy there would be no violence and that is the strongest indicator of its presence. Conversely, in situations, whether political or other, non-violence is apparent when everything is running smoothly…

A South Asian mechanism for human rights

A South Asian mechanism for human rights Basil Fernando I propose that the discussion on a South Asian mechanism for human rights should concentrate more on what such a mechanism could positively achieve, rather than on justifying why such a…

Burma’s [Myanmar’s] women and minorities then (colonial days) and now

War On Women And Minorities In Colonial And Post-Colonial Burma – Analysis Colonial Era Rudyard Kipling remarked in From Sea to Sea and Other Sketches, “This is Burma and it will be quite unlike any other land you will know…

Was it missed in the Paris Climate Talks? Pollution and Health

So the triumphalism of the Paris Climate change talks seemed contagious and timely. But there were criticisms. Not enough money. Too voluntary, not really binding. And so on. Here is another: Pollution and Health Carbon capture does not address cardiovascular…

USA … more war is a smart idea…

In Fantasyland Your Neighbors Live in, More War Is a Smart Idea By David Swanson People in the United States want tighter gun laws within the United States. They probably can’t be, and certainly aren’t being, polled on the U.S.…

Right-wing, left-wing, human-wing

There is a momentary sway in people’s political interest towards the Right, towards a conservative policy on immigrants and refugees mainly in Europe, as now seen in France with the wins of the political right-wing. Also in Europe, but in…

Four U.S. policies that have most offended the Russians

Very important to understand what’s going on today with Russia and the US!, says Alice Slater, as she shared a translation done by Sharon Tennison of the talk given by Prof. Stephen Cohen (contributing editor to thenation.com) at the San…

UK bombing Syria in the light of International law

Arguments based on UN resolution 2249 in Prime Minister´s report on airstrikes in Syria: some clarifications needed By Nicolas Boeglin (*) A few days ago, Prime Minister David Cameron has appealed to Parliament Members to vote in favor of Royal Air…

Confessions of a terrorist sympathiser

I confess that I am a terrorist sympathiser. Of course, it is a profanity, a kind of blasphemy, to admit to such a thing, perhaps the greatest blasphemy in our society at the present time. Some may also consider that…

The Over-Written, Under-Reported Middle East (II): 99.5 Years of (Imposed) Solitude

By Baher Kamal* for Human Wrongs Watch In this Part II of a two-part series, Egyptian-born, Spanish-national, secular journalist Baher Kamal tries to “demystify” some of the most common stereotypes circulating around the Middle East region. Here he explains some…

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