First national conference against fascism, terrorism & encounters

Ahmedabad , September 1-2, 2007
Press Statement

It is apparent to one and all that the issue of terrorism is no more a problem that can be ignored or wished away. The post 9/11 world, is one in which, terror has become a dominant part of the socio-political discourse in countries across the world, in a manner that most of us could never have imagined. We know that Bush's Global War on Terror (GWoT) is nothing but a euphemism for unleashing wars for Global domination and control over resources. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan today stand exposed in the eyes of the world.


Political correctness and forgetting - Case Study:

Genocide in Bangladesh, 1971

The mass killings in Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) in 1971 vie with the annihilation of the Soviet POWs, the holocaust against the Jews, and the genocide in Rwanda as the most concentrated act of genocide in the twentieth century. In an attempt to crush forces seeking independence for East Pakistan, the West Pakistani military regime unleashed a systematic campaign of mass murder which aimed at killing millions of Bengalis, and likely succeeded in doing so.

Sorry, Pope, but this 'proper church' declaration is surreal nonsense:

Simon Jenkins:
Friday July 13, 2007
The Guardian

Source ::,,2125508,00.html

I'm an atheist but still I resent this joker in Rome slighting my community. A residual theological chauvinism is aroused. This week's declaration by the Pope that the Church of England and other denominations are "not proper churches" was strictly for addicts. Like Dr Johnson responding to Berkeley on the non-existence of matter, I was tempted to walk round to my local St Mary's, kick a buttress and "refute it thus". Then I remembered that Pope Benedict is a theological surrealist. His church is like Magritte's pipe: "Ceci n'est pas une pipe." He talks in riddles.

Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Destiny: Thoughts on Christianity and American Indian Tribal...

Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Destiny: Thoughts on Christianity and American Indian Tribal Sovereignty.

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The last mile in the nuclear negotiations - by M.R. Srinivasan

A timeline that is arbitrary would only put pressure on the Indian negotiators and may lead to an agreement neither acceptable to the Indian people nor in the national interest. The historic agreement between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United States President George W. Bush concluded on July 18, 2005, declared their resolve to "transform the relationship between their countries and establish a global partnership." The past two years have witnessed serious negotiations between the two countries, on a civil nuclear energy cooperation agreement, held in New Delhi, Washington, and elsewhere. We are approaching the last mile with a d elegation including National Security Adviser M.K. Narayanan, Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Anil Kakodkar, and Foreign Secretary Shiv Shankar Menon, beginning talks in Washington next week.

Musharraf's Military Reaches Deep Into Pakistani Society - by Griff Witte

Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, June 27, 2007; A12
DAULAT NAGAR, Pakistan -- Nusrat Riaz, a doctor for 17 years, has spent the past three directing a clinic that provides care to thousands of poor patients in this remote, wheat-farming village on the plains of Punjab.


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