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Join us for a talk and Q&A with Gary Kinsman, a long-time queer liberation, anti-poverty, Palestine solidarity and anti-capitalist activist living on Indigenous land in Canada. - 12 November 2018


New Delhi: Academics from several universities across the UK have written an open letter to “voice their alarm” over the arrests of human rights activists in recent times. The Wire, 20 September 2018


n the wake of the arrests of human rights activists and lawyers by Pune police in relation to the Bhima Koregaon case, over 80 Palestinian, Latin American and members of international organisations have sent a message of solidarity to the arrested activists. Indian Cultural Forum - Solidarity Statement against Repression, 18 September 2018.


Nine Members of the European Parliament sent today a letter to the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Ms. Federica MOGHERINI, regarding the raids on homes and arbitrary arrest of nine human and democratic rights activists across India on August 28 (2018).


In the week beginning 23rd of July 2018, Sri Lankan Tamils across the world marked the thirty-fifth year of the horrors of the anti-Tamil pogrom of Black July 1983 (Kaṟuppu Yūlai). By all account what happened was a horrific bloodbath when Tamils were killed by Sinhala mobs in Colombo and across the country. Saleh Mamon, 31 July 2018


On 18th May the British Tamil Forum and other groups held their annual rally commemorating the 2009 massacre at Mullivaikkal by the Government of Sri Lanka (GSL).


The Uttar Pradesh government has extended the application of the draconian National Security Act on Bhim Army chief, Chandrashekhar Azad, by another three months. The period for which the NSA applied on Azad was due to expire on May 2. With another three-month extension, the NSA will now be applicable on Azad till August 2. - The Wire, 2 May 2018


Two recent incidents of rape have been widely covered and debated in the media. ... However, violence against women, Dalits and other marginalized communities and weaker sections of society is nothing new in India. If we care to look back at our history, it is replete with such instances. Yet there is something new, far more dangerous and disturbing in the violence that we see around us everyday.- Vagraj Badarayan, The Citizen, 16 April 2018


Emergence of Jignesh Mevani in Gujarat and Chandrashekhar Azad in UP as Dalit leaders reflect the predicament of conventional leaders attached to political parties - Sujata Anandan, National Herald, 15 April 2018


The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI have an approach to what they call “partnering” with communities that purports to help prevent youth from engaging in terrorism, and they want psychologists and other mental health professionals to help implement it. This approach is currently implemented only with Muslim communities, in spite of the long history of well-documented violent extremism on the part of non-Muslims. - Psychology Today, 28 March 2018


Campaigners and victims of political policing withdrew en masse from the Mitting Inquiry today, frustrated at the judge's insistence on protecting the identity of police officers involved in deceptive relationships and infiltration of the Lawrence campaign. - Mohamed Elmaazi, OpenDemocracyUK, 21 March 2018


This is a message to all CAMPACC supporters. The General Election on 8 of June is a critical for our future. Theresa May as Home Secretary under David Cameron has played a key role in pushing through some key police powers which criminalise innocent people. There are many issues that we face. Here we are going to focus on the issues that CAMPACC has been working on for a long time. For each issue, we are going to give you some background information and then suggest the kind of questions you can put to prospective parliamentary candidates.


In Britain, nearly 4,000 soldiers have been deployed to support local police departments in the wake of a suicide bombing that killed 22 people and injured dozens at a concert on Monday night. - Democracy Now, 24 May 2017


They asked for my password and I declined. Now I am being threatened with prison... I am not alone in this. Around 50,000 people in the UK are stopped each year while travelling. None of them are ever suspected of a crime. In my case, this has happened more than 20 times. -, 17 May 2017


Snowden among more than 100 signatories to open letter to president calling for clemency for Julian Assange and other WikiLeaks staff members - The Guardian, 15 May 2017

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