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The Specter of Authoritarianism and the Future of the Left

By Henry A. Giroux and C. J. Polychroniou Source: Counterpunch  May 31, 2014 1. It is widely believed that the advanced liberal societies are suffering a crisis of democracy, a view you share wholeheartedly, although the empirical research, with its positivists bias, tends… Continue Reading →

#India – The PM ’s Fingerprints: #Aadhaar and the garrotting of civil liberties #UID

SHYAM DIVAN | 30/12/2013 The Aadhaar project with its enormous potential of surveillance alters the relationship between citizen and state. It tilts the balance so steeply in favour of government that a citizen whose biometrics are controlled by the State… Continue Reading →

E-Surveillance, Civil Liberties Protection In Cyberspace And Conflict Of Laws

Praveen Dalal National Security is a “Vague and Misguided Concept” and under the “Guise of National Security”, the Civil Liberties of Citizens is violated World over, including India. As more and more Technology is being used by Citizens and Netizens,… Continue Reading →

America? Men Tortured in Solitary for Having the Wrong Tattoo or Political Books #WTFnews

AlterNet / By Charlotte Silver The only evidence needed to get someone thrown in solitary is a tattoo, letter, photo or piece of political material. November 6, 2013  | Ronnie Dewberry is 54 years old. For more than half of his life he has… Continue Reading →

Gujarat – PUCL Report on Rajkot on SELF IMMOLATION INCIDENT

  (Observations and findings of PUCL investigation team)   On 5th April, 2013, a team of Peoples’ union for Civil Liberties (PUCL – Gujarat) went to Rajkot for Fact Finding of the incident of Self immolation by five persons of… Continue Reading →

PUCL- JP Memorial Lecture – New Social Movements, New Perspectives

New Social Movements, New Perspectives Nivedita Menon photo courtesy- : SAMPATH KUMAR G.P. JP Memorial Lecture March 23, 2013   We stand at an electrifying and exciting moment of history, when new forces are coming into view through a range of… Continue Reading →

Out of Thumb print – #mustread #joke #aadhaar #uid

Business Standard / New Delhi Dec 07, 2012, 00:25 IST India is a young country and it appears that the Unique Identification Authority of India ( UIDAI) is keen to record this fact. Itsbiometric machines have been reconfigured to scan fingerprints up… Continue Reading →

Is protesting at a public meeting curbing #FOE #FOS ?

Dec 8, 2012–A big hue and cry has been been rasied among activists after the walkout  from the Sixth Justice VM Tarkunde Memorial Lecture because Shri Nandan Manohar Nilekani was chosen to deliver it on November 23, 2012. When the… Continue Reading →

ATTN -Call 09266802178 to demand repeal of Sedition Law

Support the campaign of People’s Union of Civil Liberties (PUCL) to repeal the draconian SEDITION LAW created by the British to stifle India’s freedom movement. Today, the law is used in democratic India by the government to suppress criticism and crush… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release – MONOGRAPH on UID @Nov28 #Delhi

You are most cordially invited to a meeting sponsored by ‘Citizens Forum for Civil Liberties’, ‘Grahak Shakti’, ‘The Fifth estate Trust’ and ‘Youth Against Corruption’ to release a Monograph on UID , on Nov 28th , at 2 PM at… Continue Reading →

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