In India’s Assam, a solidarity network has emerged to help those at risk of becoming stateless — By Anuradha Sen Mookerjee on the conversation com

The state of Assam in India is currently burning with violent protests against a new citizenship law passed by both houses of the Indian parliament in early December. The Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) will ease the Indian citizenship process for undocumented migrants in India who come from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh – but only for…

Merkel tells Germans not to attend anti-Islam rallies — New Europe Eu

 The chancellor found unusually direct words for the rallies organized by PEGIDA group German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the recording of her New Year’s speech at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, 30 December 2014. EPA/MAURIZIO GAMBARINI / POOL by  KG/Associated Press 31.12.2014 – 12:54   German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the country’s citizens not…

India: Marginalized Children Denied Education — Human Rights Watch video

  Veröffentlicht am 21.04.2014 School authorities in India persistently discriminate against children from marginalized communities, denying them their right to education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Four years after India brought an ambitious education law guaranteeing free schooling to every child ages 6 to 14, almost every child is enrolled, yet…

Indian Muslims want an end to racial profiling — Deutsche Welle de

Many innocent Muslims languish in Indian jails on fake terror charges. After the recent acquittal of hundreds after lengthy periods of incarceration, activists put pressure on the government to stop demonizing Muslims. (…) Nine years after Ishrat Jahan, 19, was killed along with three others by the Gujarat Police – it was conclusively established by…

Pakistan Women Decry Lack of Safe Public Transport — Voice of America news com

A Pakistani man drives a traditionally painted passenger bus in Peshawar, Pakistan. (2012 File) Sharon Behn January 29, 2013 ISLAMABAD — Barely one-fifth of Pakistan’s women work in paid jobs, according to the International Labor Organization. The group says a lack of safe, secure public transportation is one of the reasons even skilled and educated…

The black man – by Nooruddin Jalal at Nooru’s Blog

I’m going to share with all of you a very interesting piece,  excerpted from Paulo Coelho’s blog. I’m sure it will help us to wash our tainted lenses.  We must not forget that we (Human) are  created from a single soul. ‘HQ’  We need to shrug of the ideology or system which provides us way…

Video: Israeli vs Palestinian Right to Protest – Real News com

While Israelis mark human rights day in Tel Aviv, 28 year-old Mustafa Tamimi is killed in the West Bank while protesting Related Story: Palestinian “Freedom Riders” Challenge Segregation Watch full multipart The Real News in the Middle East       ->>>>><<<<<-

Videos and Transcript: Israeli-Canadian journalist Lia Tarachanskyis talks about the Israel/Palestine stories that are very much missing in the mainstream corporate media – IOA News

Paul Jay interviews Lia Tarachansky, The Real News Middle East correspondent. Tarachansky covers the political economy of the occupation, while also focusing on international law and its applicability to the conflict. Having grown up in an Israeli settlement in the heart of the occupied West Bank, Tarachansky speaks about how denial of narrative fuels a…