The arrest and detention of paediatrician and human rights activist Binayak Sen in Chhattisgarh indicates the desperation and extent to which the BJP government is willing to go to quash all forms of democracy in its quest to implement neo-liberal policies. Renowned academic, doctor and public health activist, Dr Binayak Sen,
(There have been widespread outrage and protests in Australia against the detention of Dr. Haneef, an Indian doctor, under Australia's draconian terror laws. This piece by Dale Mills and Tony Iltis is to appear in the Australian Green Left Weekly GLW #718, July 25) The ongoing detention of 27-year-old Dr Mohamad
Against the background of the ter-ror scare resulting from the failed car bombings in London and Glasgow, Britain's media has been filled with praise for the newly formed government of Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Brown has been hailed for his level-headed, low-key and businesslike response, with his performance contrasted with
Few can forget the threat issued in the wake of 9/11 by Richard Armitage, then US Secretary of State to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf: “Join the War on Terror or be bombed back to the Stone Age.” That voice of a brazen bully echoes ironically in Pakistan today: in the
(Ali Abunimah is cofounder of The Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse. Article courtesy Countercurrents, 19 July 07) “Be certain that Yasser Arafat’s final days are numbered, but allow us to finish him off our way, not yours. And be sure as
Several controversies have shrouded the release of Periyar, a film on the life of the great rationalist thinker and social reformer, who hailed from Tamil Nadu. However, the film is a long overdue tribute to the exemplary visionary and the progressive traditions cherished by E V Ramaswamy Naicker (Periyar). Not
Seminar at Jhunjhunu to Commemorate 1857 As part of the nationwide campaign in the 150th year of 1857, RYA held a seminar at Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on July 14, at the Rehmania Academy. It was presided over by freedom fighter Vidyadhar Kulhari, and addressed by RYA National President Mohd. Salim, Mr.