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Non-violence is a carefully thought-out strategy that can leave dictatorships on their knees – ask the readers of Gene Sharp’s books.

The people of Jaitapur do not want nuclear reactors in their backyards. The government doesn't seem to care.

For an MNC to pay for environmental damage requires more than a favourable judgement – as this ruling against Chevron shows.

Extract from the keynote address by Colin Gonsalves at the Persistence Resistance 2011 film festival (Magic Lantern Foundation.)

India’s Islamic scholars and religious groups have been extremely reticent to openly condemn the murder of Punjab governer Salman Taseer. A lone scholarly voice raised has been that of Maulana Wahiduddin Khan.

When Aung San Suu Kyi was released from 15 years of house arrest by the Burmese government, on November 13, 2010, every conceivable media source carried the news.

Making change happen within oneself, around one and beyond one is the most exciting thing about life, says John Samuel.

Afshan Azad, who acted in the Harry Potter films, was allegedly threatened with death by her father and brother, for dating a Hindu. Asra Nomani argues that women will suffer until intolerant Muslims absorb some of the values prescribed in the Harry Potter series.

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