Monthly Archives: March 2013

War crimes: Big power politics turn human rights into human rites

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) The landmark Nuremberg trials and many war crimes tribunals that followed since then were largely political in nature while concern for retributive or restorative justice was more … Continue reading

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Chavez revived faith in socialism and fought for social justice

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) The Third World has lost a true friend — Venezuela’s revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez. A champion of the oppressed people, he played a historic role and his … Continue reading

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Nuclear Argo: The Oscar goes to Iran

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka) Argo which won three Oscars on Sunday was by no means a pro-Iranian film. Though Ben Affleck takes the trouble to present the plot – with a … Continue reading

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