Filed under Humanity

PEOPLE’S NEEDS AND LEADERS’ GREED FOR POWER

Rev. Fr. Augustine Fernando -Diocese of Badulla (Daily News) Senator John Fitzgerald Kennedy clearly said that he wanted to be President of the United States, because it is the position from which he could do the most good to most of the people of the U.S. and of the world. He became President on January … Continue reading

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Bangladesh’s Authoritarian Turn

Salil Tripathi (A compelling 1700+word long read from New York Review of Books) Munir Uz Zaman/AFP/Getty Images: Photojournalist Shahidul Alam arriving for a court appearance following his arrest after a student protest, Dhaka, August 6, 2018 The renowned photojournalist Shahidul Alam is supposed to be in New York on October 28 to receive a humanitarian award … Continue reading

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Deradicalizing White People

Wajahat Ali (An interesting 3000+word Long Read from New York Review) Evelyn Hockstein/The Washington Post via Getty ImagesWhite supremacist groups rallying in Emancipation Park during the Unite the Right Rally, Charlottesville, Virginia, August 12, 2017 Imagine hordes of young men descending on city streets waving flags with mystical symbols, chanting angry slogans, and spouting vicious … Continue reading

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An open letter to Imran Khan

By Kamran Yousaf  (Express Tribune, Pakistan)   PHOTO: PTI OFFICIAL   Dear Prime Minister in-waiting, At the outset, let me congratulate you and your party for the historic victory in the general elections. I must commend you for delivering a balanced yet powerful victory speech. What struck me the most was your emphasis on removing the … Continue reading

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Healing through Reparations: Canadian Experience

Daily Mirror A source of great shame for Canadians, residential schools were meant to make indigenous children “more British”. From 1883 until 1996, the children were taken from their homes and placed in church-run schools far from their communities. The goal of the government-led residential school policy was to destroy the indigenous culture and language. … Continue reading

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