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01.07.2019

Addressing the crisis brought about by right-wing policies in India

Addressing the crisis brought about by right-wing policies in India

By Inamul Hasan After the last general elections in India, right-wing forces came into power, garnering 70% of the vote which gave them the majority of seats. Almost immediately, this generated a wider crisis in every field, leading the poor people to suffer even further. Due to pro-corporate and anti-environmental… »

01.05.2019

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

By Vijay Prashad* For Jerry Yapari, killed on November 19, 2009. Few people outside Papua New Guinea know about Porgera. Those who do know about it know that it is one of the centers of international gold mining, with… »

01.05.2019

India’s Government Has All but Actually Declared a War on Its Own People

India’s Government Has All but Actually Declared a War on Its Own People

By Teesta Setalvad* It’s been a challenging five years in India since Narendra Modi was named prime minister. The lines have been even more sharply drawn in the past two years between… »

24.03.2019

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

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… »

15.03.2019

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

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… »

02.03.2019

India: People awareness and legal aid movement – PALAM

India: People awareness and legal aid movement – PALAM

In Tamilnadu State,Thiruvarur District,Thiruthuraipoondi Taluk area, due to the Cyclone Gaja, which slammed with a speed of 220 km into Tamil Nadu on friday, has claimed 45 lives, 1.7 lakh trees have been uprooted, 735 cattle died, 1.17 lakh houses damaged and 88.102 hectare agricultural land has been affected. »

26.02.2019

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

Pune, India: Maher Marks 22 Years of Providing a Safe Haven for Abused Women, Men and Children

In 1989, Lucy Kurien, a young Christian Catholic nun of the Holy Cross order decided to offer her service to Sister Noelline Pinto, founder of HOPE, which was established to create awareness on human rights and help abused women. Hope is located in the outskirts of Pune. (Human Organisation for… »

31.01.2019

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

Padayatra by Thousands of Women March to Demand a Liqour Ban

The Madhya Nisheda Andolana-Karnataka is a Padayatra (nonviolent march), the largest of its kind. More than 4000 women from twenty-three districts of the Karnataka State, India, embarked on a twelve-day walk of 210 kilometers from Chitradurga to Bengaluru, protesting against the State’s policy of legal liquor sales. The march was held… »

22.12.2018

Meet Prasanna Heggodu: Founder of the Gram Seva Sangh movement. Gandhian. Peacemaker.

Meet Prasanna Heggodu: Founder of the Gram Seva Sangh movement. Gandhian. Peacemaker.

Playwright | Theater Director | Social Activist | Founder- Charaka, Desi, Gram Seva Sangh(GSS) & Ragi Kana. A major Indian theatre director and playwright, and lifelong social activist, Prasanna lives in a small village of Heggodu in the Indian state of Karnataka. One of the pioneers of modern Kannada theatre… »

20.08.2018

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

In Afghanistan, our need to rethink the institution of war

By Dr Hakim* It’s frustrating that whereas all human beings wish to live meaningful lives, we seem helpless in the face of a few individuals waging wars and exploiting our world. But we can each do something about this insensible status quo, as ordinary folk of the… »

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