Prabir Purkayastha, May 2, 2013
Syria using chemical weapons and crossing of a “red line” painted by Obama is now being used to justify possible military intervention, or if not, at least direct weapons supplies to the Syrian rebels.
Newsclick Production, April 12, 2013
Nirmala Rajasingam, founder of the Sri Lanka Democracy Forum and who is based in the United Kingdom speaks to Newsclick about the challenges faced by the civil society and democracy activists in Sri Lanka. She appeals to the Tamil speaking people in India, the international civil society and the Left in India, to be cognisant of the new challenges faced in post-civil war Sri Lanka, where militarisation, military triumphalism, neoliberalism and Sinhala Buddhist Nationalism have created new discontents apart from the still un-rehabilitated and traumatised Tamil populations - both in the North and the East and in the plantations and the hill country.
D. Raghunandan, April 11, 2013
Earlier this week, the UN made history by adopting the first ever global
Newsclick Production, April 9, 2013
Newsclick discusses with Vijay Prashad the current developments on Syrian crisis. Arms supplies by the Western powers to the rebels have gone up and their allies are taking up more aggressive positions on Syria. There are attempts being made by the Western media to create an environment which would find a justification for a military intervention in Syria.
Newsclick Production, March 22, 2013
Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, in a talk hosted by the Centre for Policy Analysis, answers the questions of journalists and people eager to have a deep understanding of the factors responsible for the ongoing conflict in Syria.
Newsclick Production, March 16, 2013
Bouthaina Shaaban, Political and Media Advisor to Syrian President Bashar Al Assad, addressed a talk hosted by the Centre for Policy Analysis on the Syrian crisis. Newsclick presents the video of the talk. Shaaban says there are multifaceted factors responsible for the crisis. She says the expulsion of Syria from the Arab League has caused huge damage. The arming of Syrian rebels has still not abated. Every passing day is a tragedy with 2 million people already displaced, thousands killed and many more orphaned. Syria is being infused with sectarian beliefs and language, which is destroying the secular foundations of the system. Shaaban sees in Syrian crisis a whole design for the entire region. She hopes countries like India would be more pro-active at the upcoming BRICS meeting in South Africa in pressing for a non-military intervention in Syria.
Sneha Gusain, Sana Amir and Salma Rehman (Students of AJK MCRC, Jamia Milia Islamia University)
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India ranks 17th as an international child marriage hotspot. Sneha Gusain, Sana Amir and Salma Rehman report how social stigma amongst rural and urban poor subjects young girls to child marriage.
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March 12, 2013
The Islamist Syrian insurgent group that had kidnapped some Philippine UN peacekeepers and is also responsible for murdering a number of captured Syrian army soldiers has evidently received modern weapons through the U.S. led additional arming of the insurgency.
G. Mamatha & R. Nithya, March 11, 2013
March 8, the International Women's Day is a day of solidarity, and a day for remembering the struggles for women's emancipation.
Daniel Chavez, March 9, 2013
By definition, a revolution is a collective process, not a one-man endeavour. While the social and political legacy of Hugo Chávez is remarkable, the Bolivarian Revolution has been intrinsically tied to him as the leader. With Chávez's death, the Boliviarian Revolution faces a fundamental test.