Meera Selva, University of Oxford for The Conversation Sri Lanka has temporarily banned social media and messaging apps in the wake of the coordinated Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels across the country, which killed at least 290 people. The ban is ostensibly to stop… »
More than 200 killed and at least 500 injured as eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka while Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. Media report said: The blasts started at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo,… »
On Saturday, April 13, 2019, India remembered and paid tribute to those who lost their lives in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre that took place on this day 100 years ago. The president of India, Ram Nath Kovind said, “100 years ago today, our beloved freedom fighters were martyred at Jallianwala… »
By Partha Banerjee One Hundred Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre by the British Tyrants. Why does it matter today? On April 13, 1919, on the auspicious New Year’s Day, British military under Gen. Reginald Dyer opened fire on a nonviolent crowd of men, women and children that gathered to celebrate… »
Pressenza publishes here the press release from the Indian Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace on the recent testing of the country’s anti-satellite weapon system. The Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP) takes serious note of the dramatic declaration of the Indian Prime Minister, on March… »
By Dr Hakim* I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of three personal reasons. I miss having the wonderful energies of 15-year-old Inaam at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre. Inaam has to polish… »
Neither China nor Russia is willing to see the United States overthrow the government in Venezuela. Both have commercial interests in the country. Both also seek to deepen a more diversified global order, with the United States no longer seen as a viable policeman. By Vijay Prashad (1) … »
India’s partition and independence from foreign rule in 1947 left such a permanent stigma of enmity and hatred between the two countries, India and Pakistan, that both still remain on war footing. While mankind is leaping towards the moon and mars to make them habitable, down here we still have… »
By Dr Hakim* Dear friends, “Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears to be stuck on… »
Newest Chapter of the Perennial India-Pakistan Drama, and Social Media’s Violence vs. Real Life’s Violence.
By Partha Banerjee During the past few weeks’ India-Pakistan drama started with the tragic, terrorist killing of 45 Indian soldiers in Kashmir (which we all condemned in the strongest possible language, and then asked questions as to how such a catastrophic security lapse happened, and was it deliberate), followed by… »
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