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South Asia Citizens Wire - 3 May 2011

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      + NATO's bombing of civilian targets in
      Libya is illegal
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      It would seem that international law is
      nonexistent. That alone can explain the barbaric
      bombing of civilian targets in Libya. I hold no
      brief for what many correctly describe Gaddafi as
      a tyrannical ruler. I have full sympathy for the
      opposition and admiration for their struggle to
      get rid of (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2048.html


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      + Absurd nationalism at the heart of the Cambodia
      - Thailand clash
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      ‘THAILAND and Cambodia have’, according to BBC
      News, ‘reached a ceasefire after a week of
      fighting along a disputed border .... Both
      countries said the truce was struck following
      talks between the two militaries.’ The border
      between the two countries has been contested for
      years, and ‘nationalist (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2047.html


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      + Update on workers struggle for regularisation at
      ACC HOLCIM, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh - 4 weeks on
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      The indefinite dharna (sit in) by the contract
      workers of HOLCIM-ACC at Bhilai completes four
      weeks on 30th April 2011. We are circulating an
      update on the situation there.

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2043.html


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      + India: Why a state funeral for Sai Baba the con
      artist and fly ash generator ?
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      The recent passing away of Sathya Sai Baba - a
      self-proclaimed god and among India’s most
      recognisable godmen - marks the end of one of the
      most remarkable personalities of post-independence
      India. He was, by far, the most well known and
      popular of India’s godmen and his influence
      straddled (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2042.html


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      + Arundhati Roy: Corruption is a political issue
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      We are here, all of us, because like many others
      in this country we are concerned about the rampant
      corruption that is hollowing out the institutions
      of our democracy. Twenty years ago, when the era
      of “liberalisation, privatisation and
      globalisation” descended on us, we were told
      that public (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2041.html


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      + The Jamaatis’ new robes
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      The Jamaat-e-Islami’s (JI) invitation to a party
      has met with more jeers than cheers. Not many
      Muslims, it appears, are keen on singing Happy
      Birthday to the new-born named Welfare Party of
      India. The Muslim advocates’ meet in Mumbai on a
      Friday (April 22) saw the enthusiastic
      participation of (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2039.html


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      + India's go ahead for Jaitapur nuclear
      power plant is shocking: statement by concerned
      citizens
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      We are shocked at the government’s sheer
      insensitivity in announcing on the 25th
      anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe that it
      is going ahead with the Jaitapur nuclear power
      project.

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2038.html


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      + Bangladesh: Why the ban on men and women sitting
      together near a city lake
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      Two human rights and legal aids organisations
      yesterday served a legal notice on the home
      secretary and police authorities asking them to
      inform the grounds of a ban imposed on men and
      women sitting together near a city lake.

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2037.html


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      + Madhya Pradesh: Shadows of Hindu Rashtra
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      adhya Pradesh is being ruled by the BJP Government
      from last several years. This is one state where
      BJP and its erstwhile avatar, Bhartiya Jansangh
      had a good deal of following in the past also.
      During last few years one has seen with the BJP
      Government in the saddle, the state is imposing
      the (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2025.html


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      + Bangladesh Massacre: Newsclick interview with
      Karamat Ali
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      Newsclick interview with Karamat Ali, Pakistani
      labour and peace activist.

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2022.html


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      + The superbug meets the suprabug of Indian polity
      — jingoism
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      Instead of a rational resolution by a peer group
      based on evidence, what we often get is a soap
      opera, where scientists slug it out, utterly
      indifferent to their professional roles. Consider
      the superbug controversy. It begins as an article
      in The Lancet, a prestigious and professional
      British (...)

      -> http://www.sacw.net/article2020.html


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