Monthly Archives: July 2016

Protestocracy: Mind the rights of the silent majority

By Ameen Izzadeen It appears that protests have become a part of our lives. Not a day passes without a protest being held in Colombo or elsewhere. Indeed it is a good sign of a vibrant democracy, so long as … Continue reading

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Anti-coup charade in Turkey: Erdogan cracks the whip

By Ameen Izzadeen An elderly gentleman was preparing our breakfast in an Ankara hostel. My friend and fellow journalist Latheef Farook and I greeted him as we walked into the kitchen. Leaning against the pantry cupboard, we watched him make … Continue reading

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Peace in South Asia: Listen to the Kashmiri people

Like a volcano that erupts every now and then throwing out lava, Kashmir this week exploded. Instead of lava, blood flowed as more than 30 Kashmiri protesters were killed in four days of protests and clashes with Indian security forces. … Continue reading

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Chilcot indictment: B-Liar lied and millions died

By Ameen Izzadeen At last the long awaited and much delayed Chilcot report is out. The question that looms large is: Will former Prime Minister Tony Blair who took Britain to war 13 years ago be tried for war crimes … Continue reading

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Human rights: The force and the farce

By Ameen Izzadeen The United Nations Human Rights Council is in session. As expected it is assuming the moral high ground to name and shame those countries that have violated human rights and humanitarian laws. Largely at the butt end … Continue reading

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