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Syria: Accidental Diplomacy in the Devils’ Playground #mustread

Posted: 09/16/2013 5:46 pm Iara Lee Activist and filmmaker, huffingtonpost It’s unfortunate that diplomacy has now become an accident of U.S. foreign policy. After John Kerry’s slip-of-the-tongue in London last week, warmongers in and outside the beltway are sulking at… Continue Reading →

#India – Second Largest country after US, to seek 4,144 Facebook users’ details #Prism

Itika Sharma Punit,Bangalore  August 28, 2013, BS Only 50% govt request, considered by social networking website. India second largest country after US in terms of total user requests sought Indian government sought information about 4,144 users from popular social networking site Facebook during… Continue Reading →

#India – Whistle Blowers and the Public Interest

June 25, 2013 by M. V. Ramana The bulk of development policies, justified in the ‘national interest’, actually diminish poor people’s ability to control and gainfully use natural resources. Every ‘national’ project is presented as beneficial for the masses even… Continue Reading →

Nelson Mandela would have made a fine peace journalist #Sundayreading

By Steven Youngblood Director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University At a fundamental level, Mandela and peace journalists share an understanding of the importance of language. One key tenant of peace journalism is that the words we as journalists use… Continue Reading →

#Monsanto digs its heels in Pakistan

Coming from a politician or bureaucrat, it wouldn’t have been surprising. But it was unexpected from the Vice Chancellor of Faisalabad University of Agriculture when he claimed that GMOs would “bring about a new green revolution based on biotechnology, precision… Continue Reading →

What Is Striking In India Is The Indifference Of The Privileged- #Noamchomsky

At 84, Noam Chomsky remains the sharpest, most acute, most unrelenting critic of power, particularly American power. He speaks to Priyanka Borpujari about the evolution of protest; the disconnect between the misery he sees on the streets of Delhi and our elites’ chest-thumping pride;… Continue Reading →

#India must address worrying stock out of tuberculosis drugs #healthcare

    Indian government drug tender process leads to deadly delay in drug supply   New Delhi, 17 June 2013 – The Indian government must urgently address the persistent issues and almost routine delays of procuring drugs to treat tuberculosis, international… Continue Reading →

The US Wants Syrian Oil, Not Democracy

    By Carl Gibson, Reader Supported News   18 June 13       “… the Persian Gulf, the critical oil and natural gas-producing region that we fought so many wars to try and protect our economy from the… Continue Reading →

#India- Supreme Court agrees to hear PIL on US surveillance of Internet data

PTI : New Delhi | Wed Jun 19 2013, Supreme Court. (IE Photo) The Supreme Court today agreed to give an urgent hearing to a PIL on the issue of US National Security Agency snooping on Internet data from India and… Continue Reading →

In India – ‘Good girls don’t drink, flirt or party’ #Film #Vaw #moralpolicing

New Documentary Shows That Urban India Blames Women For Crimes Against Them Mithila Phadke TNN When filmmaker Padmalatha Ravi decided to make a documentary on society’s perceptions of women, she kept it straightforward. A motley crowd of people—from college students… Continue Reading →

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