Public Health

The Tsunami of Aid

A recent World Bank report on the tsunami gives us reason to be vigilant to the forces of corporate globalization using aid as a pretext to advance their agenda.

The tsunami that occurred in December 2004 was clearly one of the deadliest natural disasters the world has seen in recent times. Resulting in over 300,000 deaths, hundreds of thousands more displaced, and massive infrastructure destruction, there is no doubt that concerted and long-term attention needs to be paid to the rebuilding of the affected communities.

The Harm of Hype

The mainstream media's manipulation of the events of November 26 has set the tone for increased belligerence and hawkish strategies by the state. However the people of Mumbai find themselves in a more complex predicament as they try to make sense of what happened.

Three years on... a state of emergency

On the third anniversary of the war in Iraq, our old anti-war strategies and their underlying assumptions need to be significantly reworked and become far more pre-emptive, comprehensive, and creative.

Bollywood Imagines the Good (and Bad) Muslim

My Name is Khan...and I am not a terrorist is the already ubiquitous chorus from the most recent Bollywood blockbuster to cross over to western audiences. The film seeks to engage American anxieties around nationalism and race and at the same time reveals similar commentaries about India. Omer Shah reviews the film and asks: are we ever able to construct Muslim identities without the notion of terrorist?

'There are No Rules Here:' A Visitor's Guide to Guantanamo and the Military Commissions

Two attorneys observe military commissions for four weeks in Guantanamo Bay reaching the same conclusions that the Supreme Court did—that the commissions violated the basic principles of US and international law and harm the United States' already diminishing reputation as a leader of human rights.

Call to Pakistan

A daughter calls her mother in Lahore; the phone rings and rings. She, along with seventy other peace activist from the best-known human rights organizations, have been arrested. But the troubling times are giving birth to a new resistance.

If My Vagina Could Speak...

South Asian Sisters presents Yoni Ki Baat

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