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    UN report and UNHRC resolution are not one

    | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    THE presentation of the report of the UN high commissioner for human rights on ‘Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka’ will take...

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    Speaking truth to power: the case of Ilhan Omar

    by Habib Siddiqui | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    TRUTH and justice have always been an anathema to the despots, around the world, who resort to torture and oppression to silence their adversaries....

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    Another whistleblower in solitary confinement

    by John Kiriakou | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    LAST year I wrote about a whistleblower from New England who took direct action to save a child’s life and who paid for it with...

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    Abrar, my heart

    by Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on March 21, 2019

    THERE went my heart, Abrar Indifferent transport crushed Abrar, a student, on a Dhaka road. Abrar, a young mind, a young soul, was crushed out...

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    The world’s most dangerous divide

    John Feffer | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    IN THE beautiful and terrifying novel The City of Devi, communal hatreds escalate in India and Pakistan until the two countries feel compelled to threaten...

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    Islamophobia practically enshrined as public policy in Australia

    Jason Wilson | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    Any 28-year-old has grown up in a time when racism was ratcheting up in the public culture, writes Jason Wilson THE worst terror attack in...

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    The state of food

    Farahnaaz Feroz | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    IT IS an undeniable fact that human survival relies on the availability of safe food. When food is contaminated with microorganisms, it, therefore serves as...

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    Christchurch mosque attacks and white supremacy in west

    Taj Hashmi | Updated at 12:00am on March 20, 2019

    WITHIN hours of Australian white supremacist Brenton Tarrant’s shooting dead of 49 Muslims at two mosques at Christchurch during the juma prayer on March 15,...

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    Nativity of Nepali English

    Abhi Subedi | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    LAST week, I was invited to present a discourse to English teachers in Surkhet on a broad topic ‘A critical reflection on Nepalese English literature’,...

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    Grieving in the anthropocene

    Kenn Orphan | Updated at 12:00am on March 19, 2019

    A FEW years ago I saw my first glacier. I was on a trip to Alaska with my family before my father died and he...

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