Ethiopia – World Banks response to Inquiry Dismissive of Abuses

The World Bank should fully address serious human rights issues raised by the bank’s internal investigation into a project in Ethiopia, Human Rights Watch said in a letter to the bank’s vice president for Africa. The bank’s response to the investigation findings attempts to distance the bank from the many problems confirmed by the investigation . . . → Read More: Ethiopia – World Banks response to Inquiry Dismissive of Abuses

The comedy of blood

(By David Swanson) This is the serious part of tonight’s event, except that Lee often deals with very serious topics. So what I mean is: this is the unfunny part of tonight’s event, except that I’m going to talk about the United States government. One of my favorite things that Mark Twain didn’t really say . . . → Read More: The comedy of blood

Pakistan’s social network failure

The ruling elite is blind to the writing on the wall

Despite being in a constant state of denial the IS (the Islamic State or Da’ish) is here. In cahoots with the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan), Pakistan is emerging as their new killing field.

Shi’a minority is being slaughtered like sitting ducks. Jindullah, a splinter group . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s social network failure

How India’s Brahmin Hindus killed millions of Sikhs

(Dr Awatar Singh Sekhon)Sardar Inderbeer Singh of the Internationally Disputed Areas of Jammu and Kashmir (IDA:JK) wrote on his Timeline of Facebook: “Saka nankana Saheb de shaheedaan nu yaad kardey hoiee saari [fb] sangat ikk vaar zarur likho ji < dhan gursikh shaheed>” wrote that the Sikhs must write about the Genocide of Nankana Sahib . . . → Read More: How India’s Brahmin Hindus killed millions of Sikhs

Israel faces boycott from over 100 artists

Along with more than 600 other fellow artists, we are announcing today that we will not engage in business-as-usual cultural relations with Israel. We will accept neither professional invitations to Israel, nor funding, from any institutions linked to its government. Since the summer war on Gaza, Palestinians have enjoyed no respite from Israel’s . . . → Read More: Israel faces boycott from over 100 artists

The abandoned children of Gaza

Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim.

I meet Salma’s mother, Mirvat, and 14 members of her extended family . . . → Read More: The abandoned children of Gaza

How the world lost a great Muslim visionary

When Malcolm X was assassinated, Time Magazine wrote that he had been “a pimp, a cocaine addict and a thief. He was an unashamed demagogue. His gospel was hatred.” The New York Times, America’s liberal bible, called him “an extraordinary and twisted man, turning many true gifts to evil purpose.”

That his . . . → Read More: How the world lost a great Muslim visionary

In the name of humanity

More than 1,000 people formed a “ring of peace” Saturday outside Oslo’s main synagogue at the initiative of a group of young Muslims.

The event in the Norwegian capital follows a series of attacks against Jews in Europe, including the terror attacks in Paris in January and in neighboring Denmark last week.

One of . . . → Read More: In the name of humanity

Inidan Occupied Kashmir – Freedom soon

Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat Syeda Asiya Andrabi on Saturday urged the separatist leaders to show steadfastness and resolve Kashmir issue according to aspirations of Kashmiris.

“An impression is being created that the ongoing Kashmir movement for which lakhs of people offered unflinching sacrifices has died down. The movement has been transferred to younger generation and it . . . → Read More: Inidan Occupied Kashmir – Freedom soon

USA’s lies about Iran

Details of a 15-year-old Central Intelligence Agency sting emerging from a court case in the U.S. may prompt United Nations monitors to reassess some evidence related to Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons work, two western diplomats said.

International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors in Vienna will probably review intelligence they received about Iran . . . → Read More: USA’s lies about Iran