Guantanamo is America’s moral failure

Two months ago, men stopped eating at the American prison at Guantanamo Bay. By last week, the Guantanamo hunger strike had spread to dozens of other inmates. The government puts the number of protesters at about 40; lawyers for the prisoners say that a majority of the more than 160 men being held are refusing…

The Persecution of Lynne Stewart

Lynne Stewart, in the vindictive and hysterical world of the war on terror, is one of its martyrs. A 73-year-old lawyer who spent her life defending the poor, the marginalized and the despised, including blind cleric Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, she fell afoul of the state apparatus because she dared to demand justice rather than…

Mahmudur Rahman on the CCU

Editor Mahmudur in Cardiac Care after police remand; ‘remains on Hunger Strike’ On the fourth consecutive day on ‘Hunger Strike unto death’, He has become seriously ill. His health condition has been deteriorated than ever before. On Thursday Afternoon, he has been hospitalized in Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujubur Rahman Medical University. Later, on evening, he has…

Mahmudur on ‘Hunger Strike’

Amar Desh Acting Editor Mahudur Rahman has embarked on Hunger Strike pressing three demands Mahmudur’s three demands include 1) lifting any sort of bar to publish Amar Desh, 2) letting the nineteen Journalists of Amar Desh be released immediately and 3) the withdrawal of ‘false case’ filed against his mother Meanwhile, today (Wednesday) at noon…

West coins terms to demonize Islam

The previous two decades have witnessed some keywords that were being used for a variety of purposes from simple propaganda to pretexts for war. These terms are usually started by Western politicians, promoted by Western media and more often than not sold by Eastern media to give them more legitimacy. posted January 21st 2013, by…

Sampang Crisis

A Universal Justice Network team has started its visit of Indonesia on 5th January to discuss unity.  The trip comes in the wake of sectarian violence that has seen villagers killed in internecine Muslim violence.  Representatives from IHRC, Citizens International and the Islamic Center of Washington  have joined the trip. A Universal Justice Network team…