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Book: "Contesting Marginalisations | Conversations on Ambedkarism & Social Justice"

Vivek Sakpal [themify_hr color=”red”] Well known, political commentator, human rights defender and a humanist, Vidya Bhushan Rawat launched his latest book “Contesting Marginalisations | Conversations on Ambedkarism & Social Justice” which is a compilations of Interviews conducted by Vidya Bhushan Rawat with eminent  Ambedkarites and human rights intellectuals in the past 15 years. He was […]

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U.S., UK and France Denounce Nuclear Ban Treaty

David Krieger [themify_hr color=”red”] This article was originally published by Counterpunch. The U.S., UK and France have never shown enthusiasm for banning and eliminating nuclear weapons. It is not surprising, therefore, that they did not participate in the United Nations negotiations leading to the recent adoption of the nuclear ban treaty, or that they joined together […]

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AAPI supports Dr. Jerome Adams for United States Surgeon General

Ajay Ghosh [themify_hr color=”red”] [themify_quote]CHICAGO, IL, USA[/themify_quote] “The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin is pleased to support the nomination of Dr. Jerome Adams for United States Surgeon General, currently serving as Indiana Health Commissioner with a proven leadership record with a steadfast dedication to improving the lives of the communities around him,” said […]

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Albacore meet opens on sombre note for Observer safety

Mooloolaba, Q’land, AUSTRALIA, A pivotal meeting on South Pacific Albacore opened in Australia today with Pacific officials taking a moment of silence to reflect on another issue close to their hearts: Observer safety. This follows recent confirmation that another Pacific fisheries observer has gone missing at sea. Papua New Guinea’s James Junior Numbaru, a certified […]

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Shabnam Hashmi returned the National Minority Rights Award-2008

[themify_quote]Shabnam Hashmi returned the National Minority Rights Award-2008 on 27th June 2017 to National Commission for Minorities, NCM. [/themify_quote]   Shabnam Hashmi’s statement: I return today the National Minority Rights Award conferred on me in 2008 by the National Commission for Minorities. I am returning it in the memory of the innumerable innocent victims lynched by […]

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Support the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Nuclear Age Peace Foundation We have exciting news! On June 15, more than 130 nations will re-convene at the United Nations for the final session of negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Sign this petition today to tell the President of the UN conference, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez of Costa Rica, that you […]

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Future of Democracy, Social Justice and Secularism in India

Report on Round Table Discussion on “Future of Democracy, Social Justice and Secularism in India” Introduction The Round Table Discussion on Future of Democracy, Social Justice and Secularism in India, was organized by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS), Mumbai, on 28th May at GD Parikh Hall, University of Mumbai, Santacruz, Mumbai. Approximately […]

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Climate Action Never Depended on Trump

Colin Beavan [themify_hr color=”red”] [themify_quote]There are so many ways we can slow and stop the burning of fossil fuels in the United States. But we need to get to work.[/themify_quote] I’m in Hungary, tired and jetlagged, and pissed off as hell about President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. I’m about to […]

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U.S. Doesn’t Need Trump to Honor Paris Climate Agreement

Stephen Miller [themify_quote]American cities have already spent billions of dollars on climate action and are committed to environmental goals that go beyond the Paris accord.[/themify_quote] With or without President Donald Trump, the United States will work to address climate change. Not because of the Paris agreement, which is nonbinding. Not because backing out would earn […]

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Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?

Dr Ron Paul (RPI)- When we think about terrorism we most often think about the horrors of a Manchester-like attack, where a radicalized suicide bomber went into a concert hall and killed dozens of innocent civilians. It was an inexcusable act of savagery and it certainly did terrorize the population. What is less considered are attacks […]

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Asia: 260 Million Indigenous Peoples Marginalised, Discriminated

Baher Kamal Asia is home to the largest number of indigenous peoples on Earth, with an estimated 260 million of a total of 370 million original inhabitants worldwide. In spite of their huge number-equaling half of the combined population of Europe– they are often victims of discrimination and denial of their rights. With its 4.4 […]

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North East Needs more social Entrepreneurs

While addressing the farewell Programme of the second batch of 43 social work professionals from NEISSR, Dr. Sanjay Kumar Chhabra, the Principal of Unity College, Dimapur said that we need more and more social entrepreneurs to transform the society. As the  Chief Guest of the function he appreciated the initiative of the Catholic church in […]

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Checking out our Beliefs and Oliver Stone's documentary "PUTIN"

[themify_box] Sharon Tennison President, Center for Citizen Initiatives[/themify_box] Polls and news indicate that Americans see VVPutin as a grave danger to the current world order and Russia as the greatest threat to our nation. If this is so, it may be because of the repetitious hammering of these points day and night in mainstream TV […]

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Checking out our Beliefs and Oliver Stone's documentary "PUTIN"

[themify_box] Sharon Tennison President, Center for Citizen Initiatives[/themify_box] Polls and news indicate that Americans see VVPutin as a grave danger to the current world order and Russia as the greatest threat to our nation. If this is so, it may be because of the repetitious hammering of these points day and night in mainstream TV […]

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Human rights: Food for a thought to be fought-for

Claudio Schuftan, MD [themify_hr color=”red”] [themify_quote]HEALTH CARE FOR THOSE RENDERED POOR OFTEN ENDS UP BEING POOR HEALTH CARE, SO THAT THE MORE WE TARGET BENEFITS AT THEM ONLY … THE LESS LIKELY WE ARE TO REDUCE POVERTY AND INEQUALITY. (Amrtya Sen)[/themify_quote] We can safely say that, in the case of health, inequality is a passive […]

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CONCEPT NOTE: BABRI MASJID – 25 YEARS ON…

[themify_box]The demolition of Babri Masjid will be completing 25 years on 6th December. Indian Journal of Secularism will be publishing a special issue on the occasion carrying articles based on memories of the event 25 years ago and will be guest edited by Dr. Sameena Dalwai and Ramu Ramanathan. Kindly refer to the concept note […]

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CONCEPT NOTE: BABRI MASJID – 25 YEARS ON…

[themify_box]The demolition of Babri Masjid will be completing 25 years on 6th December. Indian Journal of Secularism will be publishing a special issue on the occasion carrying articles based on memories of the event 25 years ago and will be guest edited by Dr. Sameena Dalwai and Ramu Ramanathan. Kindly refer to the concept note […]

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An Interview with Prof Ram Puniyani

[themify_box]Vidya Bhushan Rawat[/themify_box] [themify_quote]Communal politics in India is primarily due to absence of land reforms; absence of process of secularization and failure to reduce the hold of clergy: Dr Ram Puniyani[/themify_quote] [themify_quote] Dr Ram Puniyani has been one of the foremost voices against communalism and has been active in promoting communal amity and national integration […]

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New statistics guide to support Pacific human rights reporting

5 May 2017 – Nadi, Fiji The Pacific Community (SPC) has this week launched a practical guide that will assist Pacific governments in their human rights treaties reporting. This is the first such document of its kind on human rights reporting under the core human rights treaties in the Pacific. The Pacific Guide to Statistical Indicators […]

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