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Safe in our Hands: MI5 Death, Destruction and Spymaster Saviours

  0 comments   |     by Colin Todhunter

Cast you mind back to the beginnings of the ‘Arab Spring’ and the overriding media narrative at the time. The premise was that spontaneous, grass-root uprisings were spreading within individual countries and then from one country to another largely as a result of the use of social media technology. In many ways, it was reminiscent of the earlier revoluti

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How to Build a Nation?

  0 comments   |     by Kevin Tressler

Mohammad Ali Jinnah the Father of Pakistani Nation “That freedom can never be attained by a nation without suffering and sacrifice has been amply borne out by the recent tragic happenings in this subcontinent. We are in the midst of unparalleled difficulties and untold sufferings; we have been through dark days

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The March to War: Iran and the Strategic Encirclement of Syria

  0 comments   |     by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

The encirclement of Syria and Lebanon has long been in the works. Since 2001, Washington and NATO have started the process of cordoning off Lebanon and Syria. The permanent NATO presence in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Syrian Accountability Act are part of this initiative. It appears that this roadmap is based on a 1996 Israeli document aimed at controlling Syria. The document’s name

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U.N. Rights Chief calls for Drone probe

  0 comments   |     by Jefferson Morley

The U.N.’s human rights commissioner called for an investigation of civilian casualties in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan yesterday; as Defence Secretary Leon Panetta said the aerial attacks would continue. “Drone attacks do raise serious questions about compliance with international law,” the U.N.’s Navi Pillay told a news conference in

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Kashmir’s right to self determine

  0 comments   |     by Soraya Boyd

(This paper was presented by Soraya Boyd at a seminar on “Human Rights in South Asia: Issues and Challenges” organised by London Institute of South Asia at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London on 30 June 2017)  People become militant because they live, as in the case of Kashmiris and people in othe

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The Politics of Knowledge and Caste

  0 comments   |     by Braj Ranjan Mani

In the pre-modern world, the predominant form of asset to production was land; capital became paramount with the Industrial Revolution; today the main asset is increasingly seen to be knowledge, information and technology. This trend which is pervasive today carries the connotation that rights, status, privileges and power that were earlier based on birth and the wi

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49 killed in mass shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand

  0 comments   |     by Helen Regan and Sandi Sidhu

At least 49 people were killed and 20 seriously injured in mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch Friday, in a carefully planned and unprecedented attack that has shocked the usually peaceful nation. New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, called the incident a terrorist attack in a Friday press conference, saying the suspect

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Bangladesh tour of NZ called off after Christchurch terror attack

  0 comments   |     by Mohammad Isam

Bangladesh's tour of New Zealand has been called off following a terrorist attack on two Christchurch mosques, in which at least 40 people have been killed. The team is safe, in lockdown at their hotel; it was en route to one of the mosques for Friday prayers at the time of the attack but escaped to the nearby Hagley Oval. New Zealand police commissioner M

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Darkness behind Deceptive Screen of India Shining

  0 comments   |     by Asif Haroon Raja

On one hand India claiming to be champions of democracy, secularism and human rights propagates that India is shining, on the other it suffers from highest rate of poverty, illiteracy, infant mortality, inequalities in society. There is unbounded poverty, mass illiteracy and entrenched social divides. Social system of India is founded on inequality, intolerance, rel

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India Must Free Binayak Sen Immediately

  0 comments   |     by Subhankar Banerjee

In 1970 Howard Zinn began his now–famous speech “The Problem is Civil Obedience” with these words: “I start from the supposition that the world is topsy–turvy, that things are all wrong, that the wrong people are in jail and the wrong people are out of jail, that the wrong people are in power and the wrong people are out of power, that

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