Archive for November, 2009

One year after 26/11

Sumitra Padmanabhan People sang, prayed, marched with candles and protested against terrorism. It all sounds so common, a little silly and rather childish. On 26 November 2009, throughout the day all the TV channels showed thousands of people – young, smart, educated, upper or at least middle class Bombayites (now called Mumbaikars) thronging to the […]

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On 26/11 – the first one year after the terror-attack in Mumbai

…The mirror that reflects our collective cowardice [Excerpts from article By Rahul Bose, Outlook, 30 November, 2009] … Over the last 40 years, no international city’s government has treated its people with such indifference and scorn as ours have. We quickly realized this and set about making things better for ourselves. The rich bribed and […]

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The Biblical God Concept – Nullified

John Jubinsky The concept of the Biblical god is fundamental to the Judaic, Christian and Islamic traditions.  In this it is subscribed to by a multitude of people in every social class on a world-wide basis.  Their subscription to it and the associated scriptures generates for them a system of beliefs to which they resort […]

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Here is current issue of Aamra Yuktibadi – November 2009

‘আমরা যুক্তিবাদী’ পত্রিকার নভেম্বর ২০০৯ সংখ্যাটি প্রকাশ করা হল। আমরা যুক্তিবাদী – নভেম্বর ২০০৯ সংখ্যাটি ডাউনলোড করার জন্য এখানে ক্লিক করুন- PDF, Zipped PDF পূর্ববর্তী সংখ্যাগুলো পাবেন এখানে।

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HUNGER SOS

UN body- ‘World Food Program’  is facing fund shortage for 1 billion hungry people in the world. For the first time in history it has appealed to the 1 billion richest to donate for the hungry of the third world urgently. It’s reason being the financial crisis of donor countries. The richest are requested to […]

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Gandhiji’s Manifesto – ‘Hind Swaraj’ and his present followers

১০০ বছর আগে (১৩ নভেম্বর, ১৯০৯) গান্ধীজী ওনার ম্যানিফ্যাস্টো ‘হিন্দ স্বরাজ’ লিখতে শুরু করেছিলেন। আর আজ তাঁর তথাকথিত অনুগামীরা ‘স্বরাজ’ এর জন্যে আন্দোলনরত দরিদ্র গ্রামবাসীদের বিরুদ্ধে সেনা- আধা সেনা- পুলিশ দিয়ে ভয়ঙ্কর অত্যাচার নামিয়ে এনে গান্ধীজীকেই চরম অপমান করছেন।

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State brutality against the tribals of Lalgarh

Picture Courtesy: Anandabazar Patrika, Sangbad Pratidin, Bartaman

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Statement against Government of India’s planned military offensive in adivasi-populated regions

বাংলায় পড়ার জন্য এখানে ক্লিক করুন। Click here for English version of statement Click here for list of International Signatories Click here for list of National Signatories Courtesy: sanhati.com

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Petition Against Military Offensive in Central India

Dear Mr. Chidambaram, Hon’ble Home Minister of India cc. Dr. Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India cc. Mrs. Sonia Gandhi We the undersigned are alarmed at the Government’s adoption of a military solution to the conflict in the tribal belts of central India. Operation Green Hunt will exact a toll in terms of innocent human […]

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Interview of Russell Blackford – 50 Voices of Disbelief

In an exclusive interview, the Australian writer-philosopher Russell Blackford speaks about the recently published collection of essays–“50 Voices of Disbelief-why we are atheists”. The link follows:–   My interview with D.J. Grothe is now available. From the intro on the site: In this interview with D.J. Grothe, Russell Blackford explains the need for 50 Voices of […]

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Right to Information

“However noble a law or an institution may be, the government of the day can kill it by simply appointing a weak, ineffective and pliable person at its head. Almost  all central and state governments have been killing institutions systematically.” These lines have come from the strong RTI (Right to Informtion)campaigner and Magsaysay award-winner activist Arvind Kejriwal. A […]

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Many police officers are reluctant to work in Jangalmahal

[“মাও-দমনের স্নায়বিক চাপ নিতে পারছেন না বহু পুলিশকর্মী”] No, it is not in fear of the Maoists, but being unable to cope with the pressure from the government. They do not want to be a party to the state-sponsored terrorism. They cannot support the random and mindless killing of poor tribal people by branding them […]

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… Maoists are justified in taking up arms: Arundhati Roy

“There should be unconditional talks with Maoists” said activist and Booker prize winner Arundhati Roy. “If I was a person who is being dispossessed, whose wife has been raped, who is being pushed off his land and who is being faced with this police force, I would say I’m justified in taking up arms. If […]

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