Mosque set on fire as violent protests continue across New Delhi

Mosque in Indian capital set ablaze as death toll from protests against India’s new citizenship law rises to 13. A mosque has been set on fire in the Indian capital New Delhi as violent protests continue across the city with the death toll rising to 13. …

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For a political-economic understanding of land conflicts in Eastern Sri Lanka

When talking about conflicts around land in eastern Sri Lanka, explanations based on ethnic identity spring to mind. Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority, for example, is seen as having the right to cultivate their ancient lands in Gal Oya, or they are seen as occupying the traditional …

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What You Should Know about Israel’s ‘Firing Zones’ in the West Bank

A seemingly ordinary news story, published in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on January 7, shed light on a long-forgotten, yet crucial, subject: Israel’s so-called “firing zones” in the West Bank. “Israel has impounded the only vehicle available to a medical team that provides assistance to 1,500 …

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Police stormed a university in India

Muslim students say the violence was an act of revenge. On Dec. 15, 2019, hundreds of police entered Aligarh Muslim University and injured dozens of students. Here’s how the incident in northern India unfolded. Inside Room 46 of the Morison Court dormitory, the university students huddled …

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Palestine and the West: A century of betrayal

For the Israeli right, the Trump plan is a diplomatic triumph akin to the Balfour Declaration. For Palestinians, it is just the latest act of western treachery Noam Chomsky described settler-colonialism as the most extreme and sadistic form of imperialism. The Palestinian people have suffered the …

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