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What is the Cost of Freedom in India ?

  By Bijoy Venugopal | Yahoo India – Can you estimate the price of the freedom we enjoy today? Naturally, our thoughts drift back to the freedom fighters we have learned about in our school textbooks. Mahatma Gandhi, Subhas Chandra Bose, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel,… Continue Reading →

Is this the mint-fresh and shining new India?

Sunday, 29 June 2014 – 6:09pm IST Updated: Monday, 30 June 2014  | Place: Mumbai | Agency: DNA Nandini Rao I’m so excited about the new India around us. Times are changing for the better, we’re told. Employment is going… Continue Reading →

3 Activists Held in Sri Lanka, Raising Fears of Crackdown #WTFnews

By GARDINER HARRIS and DHARISHA BASTIANSMARCH 17, 2014 NEW DELHI — Fears of a broad crackdown against rights activists in Sri Lanka have been heightened after the Sri Lankan police recently arrested two prominent human rights advocates and a woman who has made… Continue Reading →

Corporate Espionage Tactics Used Against Progressive Groups, Activists and Whistleblowers

By Steven Rosenfeld, AlterNet 04 December 13   Corporate spies for Dow, Kraft and others have tried to discredit, shame and infiltrate civic groups using an array of dirty tricks.   osing as volunteers. Stealing documents. Dumpster diving. Planting electronic… Continue Reading →

Attempts to Silence Environmentalists Continue

Greenpeace arrests show attempts to silence environmentalists continue Blogpost by David Suzuki – November 27, 2013 at 11:006 comments Early November marked the 18th anniversary of the tragic murder of outspoken writer and environmental activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues by the Nigerian government.Saro-Wiwa and… Continue Reading →

Press Release – Feminists and Activists condemn attack on Shoma Chaudhari

  We condemn the BJP lynch mob that attacked Tehelka managing Editor Shoma Chaudhuri’s house, physically jostling her at the entrance. Unsurprisingly, the BJP and right-wing forces in general have pounced upon the Tehelka sexual assault case to  sweep attention… Continue Reading →

Canada has NO place for poor Activists from India #discrimination #mustread

Y Monday, 07 October 2013 | Moushumi Basu | New Delhi   It was a moment of rare honour for Sabitri Patra and Gopal Chandra Mandal — two conservationists from remote villages near Niyamgiri hills and Sunderbans in Odisha and… Continue Reading →

104 Journalists and 30 Distributors in Prison in Turkey- BIA Media Monitoring Report 2011

March1, 2012 One hundred and four journalists and 30 distributors/members of the media were imprisoned as we entered the year 2012. In 2010, there were a total of 30 journalists in prison.- Bia Media Monitoring Report The year 2011 was… Continue Reading →

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