Prabir Purkayastha, February 12, 2013
The execution of Afzal Guru by the Indian state as well as the manner in which it was done, must rank as one of its most shameful acts. That death penalty should be carried out in this day and age, that too without letting his family get a last chance to see him, shows the Indian state in very poor light indeed.
Open Letter to Delhi Police and Other Authorities Demanding Action Against the Police for Sexual Abuse and Violence
February 11, 2013
We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, are shocked by the reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence perpetrated by the police (in tacit association with some supporters of Narendra Modi), through its words, gestures and actions, on students who were protesting outside Shri Ram College of Commerce and at Maurice Nagar Police Station on February 6, 2013.
Samir Amin, February 8, 2013
Are the Social Forum Formulas Adequate to that Effect?
Mohamed-Salah Omri, February 8, 2013
The assassination of the highly respected opposition figure Chokri Belaid has thrown Tunisia into turmoil and could mark a turning point in Tunisian politics.
R. Nithya, February 8, 2013
In the past week, Kamal Hassan’s Vishwaroopam apparently joined the long list of Indian films which have induced either social or political controversies in the country. Some Muslim organizations in Tamil Nadu had expressed their objection to certain scenes in the film which purportedly portray Muslims in bad light.
Dan Schiller, February 8, 2013
The geopolitics of the Internet broke open during the first half of December at an international conference in Dubai convened by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a UN affiliate agency with 193 national members.
D. Raghunandan, February 6, 2013
More than 2000 people died and over 10,000 were affected by industrial pollution during the 1950s and 60s in and around the coastal Japanese town of Minamata.
Vijay Prashad, February 6, 2013
“The rearing and guiding of a civilization must depend upon its intellectual class.”B. R. Ambedkar, Ranade, Gandhi and Jinnah, 1943.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, February 5, 2013
Samir's Amin has come out with a defence of French intervention in Mali, which has surprised many of his admirers and friends.
Sunil Bhatia, February 5, 2013
In the aftermath of the gruesome gang rape and murder of the 23-year-old physiotherapist in New Delhi, the Government of India set up a committee on anti-rape laws so a new Charter of Rights can be granted to victims of sexual offence.