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Appeal Bahraini health workers: nine back to prison, nine cleared of all charges .

Friday, 22 June 2012 07:17   Last week, nine medical professionals in Bahrain were sentenced to up to five years in prison for ‘crimes against the state’. Nine were cleared of any charges by the Bahrain High Criminal Court of… Continue Reading →

Syrian forces use sexual violence against men, women, children – HRW

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 10:17 GMT Source: reuters // Reuters Demonstrators protest against Syria‘s President Bashar al-Assad after Friday prayers in Maraa, near Aleppo, June 8, 2012. The placard reads, “Your tanks never scared us, we are staying here, you… Continue Reading →

Iraq: End harassment of oil union activists

Iraqi government agencies frequently interfere with internal union affairs, punishing union activists by imposing forced transfers, demotions, fines, travel restrictions, and other penalties allowed by Iraq‘s labor law, which dates from the Saddam Hussein regime, as well as the law… Continue Reading →

What’s Going to Last =Juan Claudio Lechín #Sunday Reading #Bolivia

What’s Going to Last Chellis Glendinning interviews Juan Claudio Lechín May 31, 2012 The Bolivian writer Juan Claudio Lechín on the conditions that predicate fascism and the morality of anarchism. GURENICA, a magazine on arts and politics   guernicamag.com Photo courtesy… Continue Reading →

We want to know where is Fasih Mehmood #disappearances

Produce Fasih Mahmood in an Indian court It has been over ten days that Fasih Mahmood was practically disappeared from his residence in Jubail, Saudi Arabia, where he worked as an engineer. On 13th May, Sunday, Mahmood was taken away… Continue Reading →

Family distressed as Indian Government clueless about ‘arrested’ engineer in Saudi Arabia

By Newzfirst Correspondent5/23/12 DARBHANGA – The family of an engineer, who is said to be taken into custody by Indian Police from his rented residence in Saudi Arabia, is distressed over inability of Government to trace him even after ten… Continue Reading →

MUST READ-16 Reasons Why India Must Shun Nuclear Energy

Anuj Wankhede 1) Nuclear Energy is the most powerful discovery made by humans – both for peace and war.
 The sheer damage that nuclear power can cause is so huge that it will destroy the entire human race and life… Continue Reading →

Palestinian hunger strikes: Media missing in action

Is the mass Palestinian prisoner hunger strike the beginning of the Palestinian Spring? Richard Falk,United Nations Special Rapporteur on Palestinian human rights.  Last Modified: 07 May 2012 0 ‘The official Israeli response to Palestinian moves toward political restraint and away from… Continue Reading →

Snapshots- May 3, World Press Freedom Day 2012

Theme 2012: New Voices: Media Freedom Helping to Transform Societies World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of… Continue Reading →

Why Does Middle- East Hate Women ? Mona Eltahway and Leila Ahmed

The real war on women is in the Middle East. BY MONA ELTAHAWY | MAY/JUNE 2012,  Foreign Policy In “Distant View of a Minaret,” the late and much-neglected Egyptian writer Alifa Rifaat begins her short story with a woman so unmoved by sex… Continue Reading →

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