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.
Newsclick Production, November 19,2013
Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad from Newsclick speaks to Haifa Zangana, famous Iraqi writer, artist and political activist about her works, her life and her experiences when she was imprisoned under the Saddam Hussein regime. In her first novel, Dreaming of Baghdad, Zangana recollects memories and experiences of incarceration, torture, exile and relentless political activism both inside and outside Iraq.
Rebecca Solnit, Courtesy:tomdispatch.com, September 17,2013
I was electrified, and my own trajectory in life changed, by the antiwar movement of the 1960s and early 1970s. That experience, those years, mobilized me. They shocked me -- quite literally -- about what my country was capable of. They destroyed my rather idealistic urge to be a part of the government. I had long dreamed of becoming a diplomat, and at one point in the 1960s even applied for a job at the United States Information Agency. In the years when I was growing up, the thought that I should and could find some way to represent my country proudly to the world was a powerful and motivating one for me. In it lay a citizenly urge to serve. What I learned in the anti-Vietnam movement stripped me of that urge or, at least, of the urge to apply it to the U.S. government.
Newsclick, August 5, 2013
The story of Sadako Sasaki has made the origami crane a Peace Crane, an international symbol of peace. Sadako was born in 1943 in Hiroshima. She was just two years old when the atom bomb was dropped on 6th August 1945.
Sharmine Narwan, April 30, 2013
Let us be clear. The United States can verify absolutely nothing about the use of chemical weapons (CWs) in Syria. Any suggestion to the contrary is entirely false.
Newsclick Production, April 12, 2013
Nirmala Rajasingam, founder of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum and who is based in the United Kingdom speaks to Newsclick about the challenges faced by the civil society and democracy activists in Sri Lanka. She appeals to the Tamil speaking people in India, the international civil society and the Left in India, to be cognisant of the new challenges faced in post-civil war Sri Lanka, where militarisation, military triumphalism, neoliberalism and Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism have created new discontents apart from the still un-rehabilitated and traumatised Tamil populations - both in the North and the East and in the plantations and the hill country.
Newsclick Production, May 03, 2012
Perhaps for the first time since 1947, there is the real possibility of restructuring Indo Pak relations, says Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar. The neighbours see that an end to confrontation will mean valuable benefits to both. In Pakistan, there is recognition that confrontation with India only aggravates its internal problems; in India, there is recognition that confrontation with Pakistan is a threat to secularism, the core which holds the nation together. This is an exceptional moment in history, a moment that must be seized.
Vijay Prashad/ Blog- Newsclick/ 30-Mar-2012
Newsclick Production, Feb. 4, 2012
T. Christian Miller, ProPublica, 9 October 2009
As the war in Afghanistan entered its ninth year, the Labor Department recently released new figures for the number of civilian contract workers who have died in war zones since 9/11. Although acknowledged as incomplete, the figures show that at least 1,688 civilians have died and more than 37,000 have reported injuries while working for U.S. contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan.