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05 May, 2003

IOF Kill Stone-Pelting Palestinian boy

14 year old boy Zahi Hijazi from al-Dahya district of Nablus was killed by a heavy caliber bullet to the head on Sunday

Apartheid Wall
By Gideon Levy

A Wall is coming up in Palestine ousting people from their lands, separating people from their farms, denying access to their wells

Corporate Colonialism

The Bush government is calling on Bechtel, Halliburton, and other major corporations to take over the job of running the Iraqi colony

'If Fish Can Feel Pain, Then Maybe
Iraqi Children Can, Too'

By Terry Jones

If fish can feel pain, perhaps it's time to govern human affairs on the principle that human beings feel pain too

The Responsibility of the Intellectuals:
Cuba, the U.S. and Human Rights

By James Petras

James Petras raises some pertinent questions about the role of intellectuals over the issues of U.S. imperialism and human rights in Cuba

04 May, 2003

Palestinians Vent Anger at Funeral of
13 Killed in Gaza Onslaught

British Cameraman Killed by IOF and Elderly Dies of Wounds

Dead Cameraman 'Carried White Flag'
By Justin Huggler

Israeli soldiers who killed a British television cameraman, James Miller, in southern Gaza could have been in no doubt about his identity as a journalist, according to witnesses

How Many Iraqis Died? We May Never Know
By Edward Epstein

The world will never know how many Iraqis died in the war to oust Saddam Hussein, because the United States adamantly refuses to estimate the number of people it kills in combat

Baghdad battle 'killed 2,300'
Associated Press

The battle for Baghdad cost the lives of at least 1,101 Iraqi civilians according to city hospitals and another 1,255 dead were "probably" civilians

Normalising Violence For Young Minds
By Meena Radhakrishnan

In the three-week 24-hour Western media coverage of the Iraq war, anti-war protests and human suffering hardly found any mention. The war may have normalised violence and aggression, especially for young viewers

Putting Her Best Foot Forward
By Rinku Pegu

Women are now looking beyond the 33 per cent reservation in local politics.

SARS — A Full-Blown Farce?
By Kalpana Sharma

This panic about SARS, is it really necessary?

03 May, 2003

Iraqis Vow Revenge as Hatred of US Grows
By Alan Philps

Hatred of the Americans is boiling on the streets of Fallujah

Dept Of Connections: The Contractors
by Jane Mayer

How members of the Bush administration and the Bin Laden family profit from the destruction and rebuilding of Iraq

Congratulations We've just won the wrong war
By William Saletan

"You wanted a quick, clear victory, and you got it. But don't flatter yourself. You haven't changed the world in 19 months. You've only changed the subject"

Arresting Togadia
By Ashok Gehlot and Neelabh Mishra

Rjasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot explains his decision to arrest Praveen Togadia for distributing Trishul in the state

Communalising Rajasthan
By Kavita Srivastava

A report from PUCL Rajasthan on Trishul distribution and communlisation of the state

The Cuba Conundrum
By Saul Landau

Cuba must present the facts and reasons for arresting and condemning people

02 May, 2003

Israel Kills 12 Palestinians
By Yasser Al Banna, Mustafa el-Sawwaf

Tthe Israeli occupation forces stormed a densely populated Gaza City area and massacred 12 Palestinians, including a two-year-old toddler and two teenagers

The "Road Map" to Further Colonization
By Mazin Qumsiyeh Ph.D.

"The road map" which failed to include the words: "international law" and "human rights will not produce peace in Palestine

Full Text of the Road Map

Here is the Full text of the Road Map

I watched In Horror
By Chris Hughes

Eye Witness account of the Al-Fallujah shooting which left two Iraqi demonstrators dead

U.S. government purchase data on
Mexico’s 65 million registered Voters

A probe has been launched into how the Atlanta-based corporation ChoicePoint Inc. was able to purchase data on Mexico’s 65 million registered voters as well as six million licensed drivers in Mexico City

Mosque Vandalised in the US
BY Linda Rush

A Mosque vandalized Illinois"Long live Shri Rama Painted". May be the beginning of a new trend in the US

Bhopal Survivors Start Indefinite Fast in New York

Two women Survivors of Bhopal gas tragedy Start Indefinite Fast in New York Against Dow Chemical's Injustices

Movers and shakers in a divided city
By Tanvir Siddiqui

So has normalcy returned to Ahmedabad? Judge for yourself...

01 May, 2003

Text of 'Saddam Hussein Letter'

The text of a letter allegedly written and signed by Saddam Hussein, published by the London-based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi.

US Troops Fire on Falluja Crowd, Iraqis Say 2 Dead
By Edmund Blair

U.S. troops opened fire on Wednesday for the second time this week on an angry crowd in the Iraqi town of Falluja, near Baghdad.

New Cabinet For Palestine

PLC Confirms First Ever Palestinian PM, New Cabinet
Arafat Stresses National Unity, Abbas Implementation of ‘Roadmap’

Compulsory Vegetarianism Goes Against Integration
BY V Gangadhar

The decision by Mumbai builders to refuse flats to non-vegetarians is only going to divide India culturally

Indian Women Criticize 'Fair and Lovely' Ideal
By Nicole Leistikow

Skin lightening is coming under increasing criticism in India

A Model Minority
By Kamalika Banerjee

Domestic violence among South Asians in North America is on the rise

30 April, 2003

Anger Mounts After U.S. Troops Kill 13 Iraqi Protesters
By Edmund Blair

U.S. soldiers killed at least 13 Iraqi civilians who marched on a school west of Baghdad to demand the troops leave the building and get out of Iraq

Bush's "Christian" Blood Cult
By Wayne Madsen

The cultist form of Christianity practised by George Bush with its emphasis on death rather than life, is worrying the leaders of mainstream Christian religions, particularly the Pope

Israel Celebrates, While Palestinians Endure
By William Hughes

Israel will be 55-years old, and it’s going to have a huge birthday bash to celebrate it. While 3,000,000 Palestinians live under an “Israeli siege”

Medieval History And Hurt Psyche
By Asghar Ali Engineer

Should Muslims apologise for the destruction of Hindu temples by Muslim rulers?

Anatomy Of Hate Masquerading As Dharma
By Lalita Ramdas

An eye witness account of a VHP meeting held in Maharashtra

'Non-Indian' minorities
By J Sri Raman

It is the premise of the "parivar" politics that Hindus and others
who can be assimilated into the Hindu fold are the primary citizens. The rest are relegated to the status of non-Indians

More Secrets From The Grave
By Poornima Joshi And Sutapa Mukherjee

New evidence suggests a Muslim habitation pre-dating Babar at Ayodhy

Project Impossible: Excavating Myths
By I.K.Shukla

That two graves, and a Muslim settlement unearthed at Ayodhya will not deter the Sangh Parivar. What they sought to establish they succeeded in doing

29 April, 2003

IOF Kill 5 Palestinians in Renewed Aggression
on Occupied Territory

Five Palestinians were killed in the past twenty-four hours, including a 17-year-old boy who was shot dead by Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) tank fire in the northern West Bank and a passerby who was killed in an Israeli air strike on a car on the Gaza Strip, which rendered an activist dead.

Cuba Controversy
By Michael Albert

The Cuban government has enacted draconian legal measures against opponents. The U.S. government, having provoked the situation by decades of machinations, will very likely use the events to justify further intervention against the island's people.

Robbing Iraq Of Its History
By Dr Mubarak Ali

This is a common phenomenon of history that imperial powers, after defeating their adversaries militarily, make systematic efforts to root out their historical heritage and thus reduce them to a state of intellectual and cultural powerlessness.

We Don’t Need Your Help
By Reem Mohammed Al-Faisal

A few days ago I was asked by a concerned American what she could do to help the Palestinian people. I should have told her "Nothing"

Bt Cotton: The Flop Show
By Devinder Sharma

Devinder Sharma analyses the Bt cotton debacle and suggest some measures that are necessary to bring in accountability among the scientific and regulatory authorities.

Bihar Bans Monsanto From Selling Seeds
By Imran Khan

Monsanto India Ltd, a subsidiary of the US multinational, has been barred from selling seeds in Bihar for allegedly marketing substandard products

Fighting Is Over But the Deaths Go On
By Michael Howard

Guardian investigation reveals mines have killed up to 80 civilians since the conflict ended

After Costly War, Iraqis Quickly Organize
By Wade Hudson and Scott Harris

An Interview With Wade Hudson of The Iraqi Peace Team

Romila Thapar's Appointment to Library of Congress Opposed by Hindutwa

A petition is circulating on the Internet against the appointment of Professor Romila Thapar as First Holder of the Kluge Chair in Countries and Cultures of the South at the Library of Congress

28 April, 2003

Honoring Peace And Justice
By Susan Sontag

To Archbishop Oscar Arnulfo Romero. To Rachel Corrie. And to Ishai Menuchin and his comrades.

IOF Wound 5 Civilians in Nablus,
Palestinian Dies in Rafah

Palestine Media Center

Rise of Political Islam in Iraq?
By Dr Iftikhar H. Malik

Seeing multitudes of impassioned, chest beating yet totally orderly Shia pilgrims converging in Karbala so soon after the demise of Saddam Hussein's regime have sent shivering messages to different sections of global populace.

Missing: A Vase, a Book, a Bird and
10,000 Years of History

By Adam Goodheart

Scholars reacts like mourners struggling with an overwhelming loss at the theft and destruction of Baghdad museum

India Says No To Bt Cotton
By Ashok B Sharma

The Indian government's regulatory authority, Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC), unanimously rejected the proposal for commercial cultivation in north India

Will Hitler Be The Hero for Tomorrow's Children?
By Pranava K Chaudhary

"Do we want our students to be brought up on this type of chauvinist and utterly baseless statement?" asks historian Bipan Chandra.

Muting history
By Amulya Ganguli

‘Time and space constraint’ and ‘font size forces a ‘professor’ to write about Mahatma Gandhi without mentioning his assassination for children's text book

Drowning Out The Truth
By Kuldip Nayar

The point at issue is not the existence of the Narmada Dam but the Modi Government's propaganda, on resettling the people who have been uprooted.

Gender Bias Worst Among Nairs, X'ians

Astudy on gender and mental health in Kerala reveals that gender disparity is minimal within the Ezhava and Muslim communities while the role of gender disparity in psychological stress is most pronounced among Nairs and Syrian Christians