Monthly Archives: September 2013

Could a truth and reconciliation commission help families of those termed “enforced disappearances” in Pakistan

Update on the case of Masood Janjua Amina Masood Janjua has been campaigning for eight long years to determine what happened to her husband Masood who disappeared in July 2005 (age 44) alongside his friend 25 year old Faisal Faraz … Continue reading

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Imran Khan subjected to defamatory attacks on social media: Are people losing touch with reality?

Libel: A published false statement that is damaging to a person’s reputation; a written defamation Over the last few days an extraordinary amount of venomous comments have been hurled at Pakistan, Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan following two terrible bombings … Continue reading

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“COLLATERAL DAMAGE” DISCOURSE DOMINATED BY AN INDUSTRY THAT OFTEN EXCLUDES THE VICTIMS

EXPLORING DRONES AND “BAD BLOOD” CASES At least let us “own” our collateral damage!        Anti -drone campaigners (Pakistan) and “bad blood” protesters (US) You know an issue is finally making waves when an industry develops around it … Continue reading

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STEVE BANTU BIKO REMEMBERED: “THE MOST POTENT WEAPON OF THE OPPRESSOR IS THE MIND OF THE OPPRESSED”

     It is hard to believe that it it is over 36 years since the death of Steve Bantu Biko (12th September 1977) a day that brought tears to the eyes of many of us standing against apartheid in … Continue reading

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PAKISTAN: US DRONE STRIKES MUST STOP NOW FOR DIALOGUE TO START, A WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY SHOULD NOT BE SABOTAGED.

ALL PARTIES CONFERENCE RESOLUTION BRINGS NEW HOPE     After a decade of escalating violence in Pakistan in the aftermath of 9/11 and submerged under the weight of the US War on Terror (WOT) Pakistani leaders at yesterday’s All Parties … Continue reading

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