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CPI(ML) Activist Zafar Lynched To Death In Rajasthan For Resisting Photography And Videography Of Women Defecating In Open
Early in the morning on 16 June 2017, Comrade Zafar Hussein, an activist of CPI(ML) in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan, was kicked, punched and beaten to death by karamcharis of the nagarpalika (municipality) at the instigation of Nagar Parishad commissioner Ashok Jain when he resisted their attempts to take photographs and videos of poor women from the Bagwasa Kachi basti who were going to defecate in the open.
Mahatma Gandhi, We Need Your Voice Today!
by John Scales Avery
Mahatma Gandhi, Great Soul Gandhi, we need your voice today!
Are Attacks On Israeli Police In East Jerusalem Terrorism?
by Rima Najjar
In all justice, we should be condemning the instigators of the violence in Jerusalem, the brutal oppression and erasure of Palestinians meant to ensure the “Jewish character”, i.e., the “right” of Israel to exist as a Jewish state on stolen land. We should do what the United Nations General Assembly has already done (Resolution A/RES/33/24)
Simplifiying U.S. Proposals to Resolve the World Conflagrations
by Dan Lieberman
This complete report, dispatched in separate articles, will examine simplified proposals to resolve conflicts in the following nations: Democratic Republic of North Korea (DPRK), Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Iran, Russia
Saudi-Qatari Diplomatic Crisis Explained
by Abdus Sattar Ghazali
The British newspaper Times reported Saturday (June 17) that in a dramatic move Saudi Arabia and Israel are in talks to establish economic ties that perhaps explains why Saudi Arabia and its allies have imposed a sweeping blockade on Qatar, in an effort to force the Gulf state to drop its support for Hamas, who control Gaza.
The Way Of The World!
by Sally Dugman
I’ll be the first to admit that members of our species can show incredible acts of kindness to and sacrifice for others, even strangers. Some will even give up their own lives for strangers. I know this is so and have factual evidence testifying to this being true. However, we do have a vicious side to our natures. …
Ewan MacColl’s Call From The Grave
by Richard Oxman
The mendacious words related to the injustice associated with the death of Kirsty MacColl hit me hard this morn, as I was listening to what’s known as the most popular Irish Christmas recording of all time, which hits unbearably heartbreaking notes at times.
Othering To Ouring – Man, Environment And Society
by T Navin
Hasn’t the time arrived for ‘human’ to give up the cultivated belief of his superiority over nature, accept the truth of inter-dependence, the need for cooperation in this process of rejecting ‘othering’ and accepting ‘ouring’? The same goes within ‘society’ where artificial creations of ‘superiority’ are ended.
CM, Gujarat Announces The Closure Of Sardar Sarovar Dam Gates
by National Alliance of People’s Movements
The shocking statement by the chief minister of Gujarat has sent waves across the Narmada Valley. The level of falsehood involved in the decision taken by NCA on the closure of Sardar Sarovar gates is unprecedented. It is as per news, the decision taken by all the states concerned that since the Resettlement and Rehabilitation of the Project Affected Families is over, especially in Madhya Pradesh, which is the state having completed R&R task at the earliest, the gates can be closed and water can be filled up to 138.68 meters.
The Tale of a Cow Boy
by Bishweshwar Das
Biswa is a good Indian boy, a fifteen year old
with dreamy eyes and straight yet unruly hair
parted exactly in the middle
after a good amount of castor oil’s hopelessness.