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Three FTII Students Begin Indefinite Hunger Strike
Three students of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) today began an indefinite Hunger Strike, demanding that the ensuing crisis be resolved. The students are on a 91 day long strike against the appointment of Gajendra Chauhan, a ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member and TV actor, as chairman of FTII, India's premier film institute, in an effort to saffronize it by Hindutva forces
US Now Has Over 1,400 Foreign Military Bases Spread Over 120 Countries: Assange
By Robert Barsocchini
In an interview about his new book detailing cables published by Wikileaks, Julian Assange makes the following key points: Cables show current US policy on Syria is essentially an extension of the policy of the W. Bush regime, which made plans in 2006, five years before the Syrian revolt, to overthrow the government
How America Double-Crossed Russia And Shamed The West
By Eric Zuesse
The conditionality of the Soviet Union's agreement to allow East Germany to be taken by West Germany and for the Cold War to end, was that NATO would not expand "one inch to the east." Russia kept its part of the bargain. The United States did not; the U.S. instead lied through its teeth and so has since expanded NATO to absorb former member-nations of the Warsaw Pact into NATO as being, now, an anti-Russian military alliance — exactly what the U.S. had promised would never happen
Huffington Post Arabic And The Absurdity of 'Liberal' Expectations
By Ramzy Baroud
'Huffington Post Arabic' should open an equitable platform for ideas and encourage debate, bringing the arguments of all sides to the fore, allowing its readers to decide for themselves, not to appease any particular definition of what a liberal is or is not; but to espouse urgently needed dialogue at a time of senseless wars and protracted conflicts
Peaceful Waters for Our Future
By Concerned Citizens
Appeal to the Peoples and Leaders of this Planet from Peace Boat's 88th Global Voyage
A Church That Has Become A Cow Shed!
By Binu Mathew
As I enter this ramshackle building a pungent smell of cow dung and urine pierces my nostrils. Cow dung is lying everywhere. Pools of urine are formed here and there. The walls are collapsing. This was once a Roman Catholic Church. Now the place has become a resting place of grazing cows. On the wall, which once formed the backdrop of the Sacred Altar, local Romeos have drawn love signs and written messages for their Juliets. Come to Gunjabadi, Kandhamal district of Odisha, India any believer in any God of any religion would be shocked out of their wits
Srinagar, The "Smart" (-ing) City!
By Mohammad Ashraf
Srinagar, the historical City of the Sun, instead of becoming a "Smart" City is smarting under the mess which its denizens have heaped on it!
Hunger Strike In The Government Tribal Hostels Panvel, Mumbai , Maharashtra
Fact Finding Report
We got to know from some local contacts, that the students at the Government hostel in Panvel are on a hunger strike because of they are not getting the facilities that government is suppose to provide and the department has filed complaint against the students and FIR has been registered against the students who protesetd demandings their rights. We met the students both boys and girls and also had talk with the hostel warden and other employees at the Panvel hostel and on the basis of which this report is being prepared
Manipur: Separation Anxiety
By Dennis Misao
The current crisis is more emotional than political. Take away the raw emotional undercurrent, and what you see are two sides of the same coin, each justifying and presenting its own side of the story
People's Tribunal In Narmada Valley, Rajghat, Badwani, M. P.
By National Alliance of People's Movements
Four Eminent Judges of India to receive petitions for Sardar Sarovar Affected on Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation on 12th September