Tag: freedom

  • We will not be silenced

    By Mike van Graan “Let us remind you” They say These new tyrants Grown deaf with their own propaganda Drunk on the spoils of incumbency And their patrons’ gifts Blinded by the arrogance Of too-long Too-much power “It is us who brought you freedom If it were not for us You would not have the…

  • Exposed: US press 'freedom'

    Middle East Nov 22, 2011 THE ROVING EYE By Pepe Escobar Last week, independent journalist Sam Husseini went to a news conference by Prince Turki al-Faisal of Saudi Arabia at Washington?s National Press Club – where Husseini is a member. Then he did something that is alien to United States corporate media culture. He behaved…

  • Wearing her ghoonghat a few inches higher

    Image and text contributed by Sreenivasan Jain, Mumbai Some text is paraphrased from a recent Book ? Civil Disobedience, Sreenivasan?s father Late. Shri LC Jain, noted economist and Gandhian. This image was photographed in Delhi, shortly after my Paternal grandparents Chameli and Phool Chand, got married. She was 14 and he was 16. It was…

  • They rise in unison

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Earlier this month as we drove along the 6th of October Bridge in Cairo, my friend Gamal reminded me that below the surface the cauldron was boiling. That things could flare any minute. That he was certain, the US and it’s puppet Mobarak could not keep the lid on the public any…

  • Statement on the Binayak Sen Judgement

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Posted by Radical Notes December 31, 2010 at 8:44 am in India Sanhati We are deeply anguished by the convictions and sentences of Dr. Binayak Sen, Piyush Guha, and Narayan Sanyal by the additional district and sessions judge of Raipur for sedition. We also note that in a separate case, Asit Sengupta…

  • Media and Mobs

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews By Arundhati Roy Monday, November 01, 2010 (Courtesy: Znet) New Delhi, October 31: A mob of about a hundred people arrived at my house at 11 this morning (Sunday October 31st 2010.) They broke through the gate and vandalized property. They shouted slogans against me for my views on Kashmir, and threatened…

  • September 22 is for remembering

    Subscribe to ShahidulNews Daily Mirror THURSDAY, 23 SEPTEMBER 2010 00:00 The 4th article of the Dasa Raja Dharma, Lord Buddha?s incomparable treatise on good governance is about Ajjava, i.e. honesty and integrity. The ruler, the Buddha said must be absolutely straightforward and must never employ any crooked means to achieve ends. This week I planned…

  • We Protest

    ?Into Exile ? Tibet 1949 ? 2009,? an exhibition organised by the Bangladeshi chapter of Students for a Free Tibet, in partnership with Drik, was symbolically opened by Professor Muzaffer Ahmed, former chairman of Transparency International?Bangladesh, on 1 November 2009. Despite pressure on Drik to cancel the exhibition, first by officials of the Chinese embassy…

  • Leaning on Friendly Nations

    ?You speak good Chinese?, said Qian Kaifu, Cultural Councellor of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Bangladesh. A soft-spoken elderly gentleman. Standing beside him was a quiet, smartly dressed woman, Cao Yanhua the Cultural Attache, who passed him a bag. ?We?ve brought some presents for you.? The 2010 calendar would be useful,…

  • Judge on the docks

    ?Come out we won’t shoot?, they had yelled out over the megaphone. Not the most alluring of invitations, particularly when it is from a police van surrounding your flat at midnight. They had thought we were hiding someone and after searching our rooftop had come into our flat. As they left, I had gone out…