Rohigya - Let There Not Be Another Genocide

Qari Asim | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK
Qari Asim

The minority of Myanmar, known as the Rohingya, is being violently attacked with impunity and driven from their homes. The mass killings, setting of human beings on fire and raping of women and young children is being carried out against the Rohingya minority in the Rakhine state of Burma, but the dreadful plight of the Rohingya is going unnoticed by world at large.

Ashura, A Day Like No Other

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

1335 years ago, on Ashura; the tenth day of the new Islamic year, in the early hours of the afternoon, on a sand-dune at Karbala, south of the current...

Almost 1,000 Massacres Since Sandy Hook and the USA Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson

David Mooney | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK
David Mooney

It may sound trite, but it's a really simple equation. There will be fewer people shot if there are fewer firearms readily available. Just how many mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, brothers, or sisters must be told that a family member will not be coming home because a lunatic has put a bullet in them before the USA will actually do something about it?

Operation Bluestar, Thirty Years On

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

Operation Bluestar is seen as the beginning of a Sikh genocide that continued through the anti-Sikhs pogroms of November 1984 and lasted through the decade of state-sponsored extrajudicial killings from the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s...

Marine A-Style Killings Have Always Been a Feature of Britain's Dirty Wars - Ever Heard of Batang Kali?

Joe Glenton | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Glenton

Last week, a Royal Marine was given a life sentence for murder. Such killings are framed as exceptions which do not reflect the "values and standards" of military service. In truth, war crimes carried out by British soldiers are not unusual.

1984 Sikhs' Kristallnacht

Kirat Raj Singh | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Kirat Raj Singh

It was between the 31st October and 3rd November in 1984, that Sikhs in Delhi and other various parts of India were systematically targeted and massacred on a large scale. According to the even most conservative estimates, 8,000 Sikhs were killed over the four-day period, out of which 3,000 were in the capital city alone.

Dozens Of Students Massacred By Islamists In Nigeria

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK

The chilling death toll of an attack by Islamist extremists on a agricultural college could be as high as 50 students, as college officials still reco...

Egypt's Psychological Furies

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK
Professor Ian Robertson

Morsi's attempts to impose religious laws on a secular population, and his constitutional tamperings, no doubt raised warning flags about his party's commitment to the democratic process.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Big Day, Big Speech, For Ed Miliband

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 9 July 2013... 1) BIG DAY, BIG SPEECH, FOR ED MILIBAND "Ed Miliband's speech today is most important ...

Bangladesh's State System: Cracks Need Healing and Mending

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Bangladesh's garments industry, the life-line of millions of people and one of its major national export industries, is now in tatters. The government recently announced the shutdown of 18 garment factories due to safety concerns. Critics fear that the government does not have the ability or intention to bring back confidence to factory workers by robustly implementing health and safety measures in the industry.

As First Graders and Fire Fighters Are Gunned Down, NRA Calls for More Firearms

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK Politics
Martha Rosenberg

The NRA's post-Newtown sabre rattling is not the first time it has responded to massacres by reaffirming its More! Faster! Bigger! Stronger! Better! firearm extremism.

Do You Know Anyone Capable of War Crime? Psychologists Suggest a Surprising Answer

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It's not just numbers killed which creates a psychological and moral conundrum, but the manner of the killing in many cases which appears utterly baffling, given these atrocities are being committed by what would be considered large numbers of otherwise psychologically normal individuals. Yet they go on to perform gross 'overkill'.

Don't Trust the Iraqi Government's Words over Ashraf!

Naghmeh Rajabi | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK
Naghmeh Rajabi

The situation of Camp Ashraf, home to 3400 Iranian dissidents in Iraq, has been a major focus point for many around the world over the past year. The ...

Norwegian Massacre Man Breivik Diagnosed With Paranoid Schizophrenia. Is This Reasonable? What Does the Voice of the Internet Say?

Dr. Sohom Das | Posted 12.02.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr. Sohom Das

If I was Breivik's doctor (which I'm not), I would want to at least attempt to rehabilitate him. If I was a relative of one of his victims (which I'm even more not), I would want him to suffer. Thinking about it now, I don't know which is right. Neither? Both?

Camp Ashraf: A Human Tragedy for Christmas?

Abbas Rezai | Posted 28.01.2012 | Home
Abbas Rezai

The issue of Ashraf is on the agenda of EU's Foreign Minister Council this Thursday, 1 December. What position they take will be crucial for the fate of the 3000 refugees in Ashraf who could see their last Christmas if Iraq fulfils its commitment to Tehran to eliminate them

The Democratic Governments and UN Leaders should take urgent actions to prevent a massacre at Camp Ashraf in less than 40 days

Hossein Abedini | Posted 25.11.2011 | UK Politics
Hossein Abedini

On Friday 18 November, the Government of Iraq (GoI) orchestrated in coordination with the Iranian regime's embassy in Iraq a despicable show outside Camp Ashraf, home to 3400 Iranian opposition members, portrayed as a "massive demonstration" by Iraqi citizens calling for the expulsion of Ashraf residents from Iraq.

Bar Massacre In Mexico Leaves 17 People Dead

Posted 08.09.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- At least 17 people have been killed in a bar massacre in the northern Mexico city of Monterrey when riflemen opened fire on the c...