Nelson Mandela on Palestine

We republish this speech of Nelson Mandela on his birth anniversary today. -Bargad ADDRESS BY PRESIDENT NELSON MANDELA AT THE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SOLIDARITY WITH THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE Pretoria, 4 December 1997 Mr.… Continue reading


(Pease  Send your Endorsements to and circulate this statement widely)  JOINT STATEMENT CONDEMNING ATTACK ON PEACEFUL PROTESTERS OF NUAGAON (Anti-POSCO Struggle Area Odisha) Today eight platoons of police attacked and lathi charged… Continue reading

The Lumbini project: China’s $3 billion for Buddhism

Melissa Chan is Al Jazeera’s correspondent based in China. She covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province that killed at least 68,000 people. In 2009, she covered the… Continue reading


Jayalalitha has submitted a memo to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that lists demands from post-conflict Sri Lanka. She has said that the Sri Lankan regime should be held accountable for war crimes during… Continue reading

Mumbai blasts and the Somnath syndrome

The tragic yet audacious multiple terrorist attacks that killed at least 18 people and injured over 100 on Wednesday in Mumbai is a stark and blood-splattered reminder that India remains vulnerable to such… Continue reading

Murdoch Has Blood on His Hands

David Swanson is a longtime peace and justice activist and author of War Is a Lie and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union. David Swanson Nailing Rupert Murdoch… Continue reading

In Israel, A Tsunami Warning

Noam Chomsky is one of the most important voices in the world today. In May, in a closed meeting of many of Israel’s business leaders, Idan Ofer, a holding-company magnate, warned, “We are… Continue reading

Is pornography driving men crazy?

Could the widespread availability and consumption of pornography in recent years actually be rewiring the male brain? It is hard to ignore how many highly visible men in recent years (indeed, months) have… Continue reading

TED Talk by Global Voices Co-Founder Rebecca MacKinnon

Solana Larsen is a Danish-Puerto Rican journalist and activist, currently living in both New York and Berlin. She is the Managing Editor of Global Voices website. Previously  she worked with On Twitter,… Continue reading

India: A massive testing ground for US pharmaceutical companies

As US pharmaceutical companies move their operations abroad, India has become a testing ground for trial medicines. US pharmaceutical companies have moved their operations overseas over the course of the past decade. FAULT… Continue reading

Prime Minister Keeps Environment Ministry and the Minister Structurally Weak

Gopal Krishna, the author of this article, is an activist. He runs ToxicsWatch Alliance, Ban Asbestos Network of India (BANI), IMOWatch, MediaVigil & WaterWatch Alliance. He is actively involved with the Kosi issue.… Continue reading