International

Missing Baluch journalist found dead in Karachi

  New York, August 22, 2013– Authorities in Pakistan should immediately investigate the murder of a Baluch journalist whose body was found in Karachi on Wednesday, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Haji Abdul Razzaq Baloch had been missing since March, according to news reports. Razzaq’s face was mutilated, and his body showed signs of strangulation and torture, according ...

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Editorial: Ban Ki-moon’s visit and demand of Baloch nationalists

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in  Pakistan to attend Independence Day celebrations, promote education and disaster management as the monsoon season begins. While the Baloch Nationalist and social media activists are asking him to take notice of what they name it ‘Baloch Genocide’.  According to the UN deputy spokesman Eduardo del Buey that Ban will meet President Asif ...

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Kachkol Ali appeals UN to take notice of Baloch ‘genocide’

Quetta: The former opposition leader in the Balochistan Assembly Advocate Kachkol Ali on Monday appealed to the UN secretary general to take notice of “genocide of the Baloch nation and human rights abuse”. In a statement issued from Oslo, he said that “a human tragedy has occurred in Balochistan… therefore United Nations should take notice of it and take practical ...

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India in crisis

By Lal Khan  The patterns of social and economic development in India are so uneven that the country can be presented as a museum of historical materialism. Housing about twenty percent of world’s population, India hosts more than forty percent of its poverty. At the same time, it was the largest buyer of arms from the military industrial complexes around the ...

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Editorial: Canadian Concerns Over Human Rights Violation in Balochistan

Though, the human rights violation in Balochistan is not being taken seriously by the state authorities, the world community is becoming aware of this burning issue and concerns are being expressed.  Recently the Canadian foreign affairs’ minister has expressed worries over human rights abuse in Balochistan. This move came in response to a letter of the coordinator of International Voice ...

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Bangladesh top Jamaat-e-Islami leader sentenced to 90 years in jail

A special Bangladesh court convicts Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Jamaat-e-Islami party of masterminding atrocities during the 1971 war of independence. Bangladeshi officials and judicial sources say Azam was sentenced to 90 years in jail for his involvement in mass killings during the war. “He was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt in all five charges. The tribunal observed that ...

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Noam Chomsky: The Arab World And The Supernatural Power of the United States

Mohammed Attar Interviews Noam Chomsky   ( July 14, 2013, Beirut, Sri Lanka Guardian) During his recent visit to Beirut, American thinker and philosopher Noam Chomsky met with a group of independent Syrian media activists, aid workers and individuals active in cultural and economic spheres. Chomsky had made it clear that he had come to listen to them; to lend ...

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Mandela; Godfather Of Neo-Apartheid South Africa

By Thomas C. Mountain As Nelson Mandela lays on his death bed his legacy as the godfather of neo-Apartheid South Africa has been firmly established. Today in South Africa life for many if not most is nearly as precarious and undignified as when Mandela was first inaugurated as President some 20 years ago. So the best way to describe “modern” ...

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Egyptian Army Coup Topples Islamist President Mursi

By Johannes Stern & Alex Lantier The ouster of Egyptian President Mohammed Mursi, following four days of nationwide mass protests, has placed power in the hands of a military junta which is committed to the defense of the economic interests of the country’s ruling class and to the geo-political aims of American imperialism. The removal of the hated Mursi regime ...

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Freedom of speech: A good lesson from Bangladesh

  A Bangladeshi court on June 28, 2013, sentenced nine junior opposition politicians to life in prison for murdering a newspaper journalist, who had published a series of reports on corruption. The court in Bangladesh sentenced the junior opposition leaders for the murder of a journalist Gauatam Das killed in 2005. Gautam Das, 33, Faridpur bureau chief of Bengali daily Samakal, was strangled ...

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