Sunday, October 30, 2011

A mother’s wait, a son’s seeming sangfroid

S. Vijay Kumar
“My son will return home soon… he is innocent. He has been in prison for more than 20 years, and how can they hang him now?” Arputhammal (65), mother of Perarivalan, finds words to console herself, as he faces capital punishment in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

For two decades, this frail woman has been waging a lone battle. On coming to know that the police were looking for Perarivalan alias Arivu, days after the assassination of the former Prime Minister on May 21, 1991, she handed over her 19-year-old son to the Special Investigation Team. From then on, Arputhammal says, she has been waiting in the hope that he would return home.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

जो मृत्युको मुखबाट फर्किए


Saशस्त्र युद्धमा होमिनेहरूलाई मर्ने र मार्ने काम सामान्यजस्तो लाग्छ । मानौं कि उनीहरू युद्धमा 'मर्न र मार्न'कै लागि लागेका हुन् । युद्धकालमा 'दुश्मन'को नियन्त्रणमा पर्नु करिब-करिब जीवनलीला समाप्त हुनु हो । युद्धकालमा 'दुश्मन'का नियन्त्रणमा परेकाहरू अधिकांश मारिन्छन् । 

Friday, October 14, 2011

Loud and clear from Trafalgar Square, "No more war!"

Running headline had it that more than 1,000 supporters for peace gathered at London’s Trafalgar Square on October 9.

Speakers included such personalities as John Pilger, journalist and documentary filmmaker; Jemima Khan, associate editor of The Independent; Tony Benn, British Labour Party politician and former MP; and Julian Assange, editor-in-chief for the whistleblower website WikiLeaks.

At an anti-war demonstration in central London on Saturday, while most of the participants and prominent speakers criticized the governments for the Iraq and Afghan invasion, Julian Assange accounted the media for propagating government-vested interests and misleading information.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Crossing Over, and Over

Tyler Hicks/The New York Times
AGUA PRIETA, Mexico — "My wife, my son — I have to get back to them," Daniel kept telling himself, from the moment he was arrested in Seattle for driving with an expired license, all the way through the deportation proceeding that delivered him to Mexico in June.

Nothing would deter him from crossing the border again. He had left his hometown at 24, he said. Twelve years later, he spoke nearly fluent English and had an American son, a wife and three brothers in the United States. "I’ll keep trying," he said, "until I’ll get there."

Sunday, October 2, 2011

पार्टीको क्रान्तिकारी विचार, कार्यदिशा, कार्ययोजना तथा नेतृत्वको रक्षा एवम् विकास गरौं : वादल

October 1, 2011

माओवादीका महासचिव रामबहादुर थापा ‘वादल’ ले     क्रान्तिकारी विचार, कार्यदिशा, कार्ययोजना तथा नेतृत्वको रक्षा एवम् विकासमा जोड गर्नुभएको छ । पार्टीभित्र जारी अन्तरसङ्घर्ष, अन्तरसङ्घर्षको अन्तरवस्तु र अब पार्टीले लिने रणनीति र कार्यनीतिका बारेमा निकै प्रष्टसँग उहाँले आफ्नो विचार प्रस्तुत गरिरहनु भएको छ । पार्टीभित्र अत्यन्त सन्तुलित, शालीन, शान्त र दृढताका साथ क्रान्तिकारी लाइनको पक्षमा उभिदैं आउनुभएका महासचिव वादलका समसामयिक विचारलाई यहाँ प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ–