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The Assange Affair: Who leaked what for whom?

By Ameen IzzadeenDid we see the hand of fascism in last week’s arrest of Julian Assange, the co-founder of the whistleblower portal WikiLeaks? Is democracy a charade in Britain, despite it being the repository of the mother of all parliaments?Assange … Continue reading

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After Bouteflika, Algeria’s youth push for radical reforms

By Ameen Izzadeen Is it Algeria’s Arab Spring? After weeks of people-power protests across the country, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Wednesday resigned, ending his 20-year autocratic rule. The news was welcomed by noisy celebrations by millions of young people who … Continue reading

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Security, water and oil: Hidden reasons why Golan matters to Israel

By Ameen Izzadeen In yet another blow to international law, the United States President Donald Trump, with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side, on Monday signed a proclamation, officially recognising Syria’s Golan Heights as Israeli territory. There … Continue reading

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The growing threat from white supremacist terrorism

By Ameeen Izzadeen As New Zealand’s Muslims offer their first Friday prayers today after last Friday’s massacre in Christchurch, the sad reality is that racism is very much alive today. It was only yesterday that the world observed International Day … Continue reading

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UNHRC: The right road ahead for Sri Lanka

By Ameen Izzadeen It is the time of the year when nations convene in Geneva to assess the world’s human rights situation. Can a nation escape scrutiny by saying “the rules of fair play do not apply in love and … Continue reading

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Nuclear holocaust: Clock ticks closer to midnight

By Ameen Izzadeen Hibakusha in Japanese means bomb-affected persons and the word is exclusively used to refer to the survivors of atomic explosions in Hiroshima or Nagasaki in August 1945. Today, there are about 170,000 Hibakusha and they are fast … Continue reading

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Why Lanka needs a NewsGuard like body to rate media

By Ameen Izzadeen The double whammy that jolted journalism this week exposed the wide gap between what journalism is and what it should be. In an ideal sense, journalism is a noble vocation, the voice of the voiceless and the … Continue reading

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