Daily Archives: Monday, November 26, 2012

Event: Bangladesh Genocide: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won’t tell you

*** Apologies for Cross Posting ***


The Centre for Secular Space  

is hosting a conversation on 

Bangladesh Genocide: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won’t tell you

Gita Sahgal talks to Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, (former Islamist now Muslim reformer)

and Asif Munier, (Projonmo 71, Children of the Martyrs of the Liberation War)

What was the’ killing of the intellectuals’?
Is there a campaign of genocide denial?
How have survivors campaigned for justice?
Who  promoted the Jamaat e Islami in Britain?

Why do British social movements to ally with fundamentalists rather than secular Muslims?

27th November, 7-9 pm, Khalili Theatre, SOAS

Supported by the Department of Development Studies

To register please email: <Gita@centreforsecularspace.org>

To Download the PDF flyer for this event, please click on the image below:

BANGLADESH GENOCIDE:  what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won't tell you

BANGLADESH GENOCIDE: what human rights, anti-racist and peace organisations won’t tell you. Flyer.

Melissa Tabeek.

I’ve been lax on blogging in the past couple of weeks, but in my defense, I’ve either been in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp or chasing the protests in Amman that began almost a week ago in response to the dramatic increase in fuel prices that went into effect at midnight last Wednesday. I’ll be posting a separate blog in the next few days with Zaatari stories and photographs, but this one will be dedicated to the demonstrations that have erupted throughout Jordan in the past six days. I usually don’t post long blogs because I’m mindful of people’s attention spans, but bear with me, because I’m trying to cram in six days of action. I attached the photographs here for the people I know won’t read all the way down, but please do!



The first protest began Tuesday night on November 13 around 8 p.m. in Dakliyeh Circle…

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Sheffieldrasag's Blog


“Whoever you are – I have always depended on the kindness of strangers”[1]


“Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away…”[2]


Hate crime occurs when an antagonist is able to hurt a victim, physically, mentally, financially, sexually or in any manner where the motivation for committing that crime against you, or the expectation of being able to get away with that crime against you is discrimination, inequality or intended hatred.


During a recent survey of refugees and asylum seekers of all categories of status from destitute through to permanent resident’s status, almost 85% had experienced hate crime.  Among those 15% of people not having experienced hate crime 2/3 were destitute asylum seekers, so must be either lucky, scary, or fibbing.


The police do not have a sanctuary policy…

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