Guest Post by Delhi Action Committee for Assam The proposed amendment to India’s Citizenship Act, 1955 has raised grave concern among democratic circles in Assam and in other parts of the country. The proposed amendment reads that “persons belonging to minority communities, namely, Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, who … More Oppose the Communally Motivated Proposed Amendments to the Citizenship Act, 1955 : Delhi Action Committee for Assam
Here is a link to Jon Stewart on race politics in the USA, in the context of the recent shooting by a white cop of a black unarmed teenager in Ferguson. See any resemblances to our own fair country and the politics of caste, class, gender and community here? So familiar are the doubts expressed, … More Strange yet familiar – race politics in the USA
Guest post by LEE-ALISON SIBLEY Back in the 1960s when Hollywood was making a number of movies based on biblical stories, they came out with Orson Welles as King Saul in “David and Goliath.” I was a little kid when I saw this movie, but I remember identifying with little David who yes, played beautifully … More When David Became Goliath: Lee-Alison Sibley
Over 150,000 social justice protesters took to the streets of 11 cities across Israel.These protests, which some are calling part of an “Israeli Spring”, began initially in response to the country’s housing crisis. But since as they began gaining momentum, they have spread to a host of social and economic complaints, including overlap with the struggling … More Spring in Israel? Internal voices of dissent grow
The following is a statement issued by some concerned public health professionals in New Delhi, on 21st July, 2014 The world is once again witness to the macabre dance of death in Gaza unleashed by the Israeli aggressors, and once again the news of scores of innocent Palestinian deaths, including those of a number of … More Concerned Public Health Professionals on the Israeli attack on Gaza
Guest Post and Photograps by RAVINDER KAUR Map of Hebron, Courtesy ‘Breaking the Silence‘ On 12th June, 2014, the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers near Hebron resulted a massive military search operation in the area. Since 30th June when their dead bodies were found north of Hebron, a Palestinian teenager has been abducted and killed … More Life in a ‘Sterilized’ Zone, Hebron, Palestine: Ravinder Kaur
A short fragment of video, fifty seven seconds long, taken from behind a window in a building in the Gaza Strip which was aired last night on Al Jazeera television brought home (once again) the sheer horror of the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) brutal, ongoing offensive against the people of Palestine with devastating clarity.