Newsclick Production, December 2,2013
Haifa Zangana, eminent Iraqi writer, artist and activist was in Delhi on the invitation of her Indian publisher, Women Unlimited. Haifa spoke on 'Accountability and Justice for Iraq' at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. She says the US invasion of Iraq has impacted every aspect of the daily life of people. They were subjected to immense burdens. The invasion broke the back of the Iraqi economy. The US and Britain, under the garb of democracy have resorted to double standards on many issues. Rampant corruption prevails. The resistance to the forces of invasion has galvanized the movement demanding them to leave the country. Zangana actually believes the Arab Spring started with the resistance movement in Fallujah, with a series of demonstrations against US invasion.
Vijay Prashad, June 11, 2013
The iron has gone deep into the soul of West Bengal’s ruling party, the Trinamul Congress. On the morning of June 9, 2013, as he left his home for his morning walk, the Communist leader Dilip Sarkar, age 65, was shot by four “unidentified miscreants,” as the national news agency (UNI) put it.
Newsclick Production, April 29, 2013
Newsclick discusses the 2G Scam and the JPC Report, rather Chacko's Report with Paranjoy Guha Thakurta, eminent journalist and Prabir Purkayastha from Delhi Science Forum. One wonders how the Report gave a clean chit to the Prime Minister by saying that he was mis-led, when it is very clear from what is available in the public domain that Mr. Raja had, at every step, told the PM what he was going to do. A scarce and finite resource like spectrum, which belongs to the people of this country has been bartered away favouring a priviledged few and causing immense loss to the people at large, by subverting the rules and regulations. The UPA Government has failed to perform its duty as a fair and transparent custodian of these resources which are the property of the nation.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Nov 1, 2011
Team Anna has chosen to close ranks on the issues that have created some controversy in recent days. Part of this controversy related to its own action in Hissar where it opposed the Congress candidate in the bye-election. The second is members in its 'core group' exhibiting less than high standards of probity it demands of others in public life: Kiran Bedi, one of leading lights of Team Anna fudging air tickets to generate funds for her NGO.
Newsclick Production, 28 Sept., 2011
With notes of Pranab Mukherjee and role of P Chidambaram becoming the focus, the ghost of 2G spectrum scam keeps haunting the UPA, especially Congress. Eminent Journalist Paranjoy Guha Thakurta speaks to Newsclick on the issue.
Newsclick Presentation, August 27, 2011
Shekhar Singh, National Campaign for Peoples' Right to Information, speaks to Newsclick about differences of content and approach of the three Lokpal Bills – the government draft, the Jan Lokpal and the draft prepared by the NCPRI.
Newsclick Production, August 27, 2011
The campaign of Anna Hazare has brought the anti-corruption debate from households to streets. But there are people vying for a middle space which neither the UPA nor Anna's movemnet is able to address. Newsclick interviews Shekhar Singh, a core committee member of National Campaign for Peoples' Right to Information on the process of the debate.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, 24-August-2011
The current confrontation on the Lok Pal Bill has eroded the middle ground between a corrupt UPA Government and the high decibel “Team Anna”.
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, July 22, 2011
The Supreme Court's intervention asking re-investigation of the Cash for Vote scam is a welcome move.
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, July 14, 2011
A rudder-less United Progressive Alliance has convinced no one that it is acquiring some kind of anchor by shuffling its crew on a burning deck.