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Sunday, April 06, 2003
Iraq and the dilemma of peace
By Valson Thampu
There is something significant yet simplistic, noble yet naïve, about the resistance put up by peace activists to the Anglo-American misadventure in Iraq. It is naïve, for example, to assume that the cause of peace is served merely by opposing ...
Smog of war
By V. R. Raghavan
As this analysis is being typed, the U.S. Central Command headquarters is claiming that substantial numbers of coalition troops are in the centre of Baghdad. Simultaneously, Iraqi television is broadcasting pictures of crowds cheering and ...
Does no one care anymore?
In India, where a majority should be opposing this war, public protests have been tiny, scattered. Anjali Mody and Sandeep Dikshit try to find out why.
Elsewhere, a return to the barricades
By A.M., S.D.
OVER THE last decade, as mass public protest in India has been diluted, elsewhere there has been a surge in such activity. The insularity of the 1980s is being slowly replaced by another generation of internationalism. Initially, protests ...
Tapping the angst
For us, the issues of livelihood and hunger are far more immediate... Thus the nature of protest is necessarily different, says Kalpana Sharma.
Misquoting the law
By A.M., S.D.
IN DUSTY towns and even State capitals, a dampener on public demonstrations is the Supreme Court `judgment' often cited by the police to refuse permission to citizens groups. The police have been known to tell unsuspecting first-timers or ...
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