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ডা. জাফরুল্লাহ চৌধুরীকে ফের তলব করেছে আন্তর্জাতিক ট্রাইবুনাল । মুক্তিযোদ্ধা ও গণস্বাস্থ্য কেন্দ্রের প্রতিষ্ঠাতা তিনি। তার বিরুদ্ধে কেন আদালত অবমাননার অভিযোগ আনা হবে না তা জানতে চেয়ে কারণ দর্শানোর নোটিস জারি করেছে আন্তর্জাতিক অপরাধ ট্রাইব্যুনাল-২। আগামী ২২শে জুলাই তাকে আদালতে সশরীরে হাজির হয়ে রুলের জবাব দিতে বলা হয়েছে।

Farhad Mazhar
Sunday 12 April 15

The word ‘sangkranti’ implies the moment of transition that has no beginning and no end; the notion is not linear, but cyclical. The sun moves through space and every month crosses each of the signs of the zodiac, known as rashi, and completes twelve cycles of the year. So there is no ‘new’ year but return of the cycle, or the ‘chakra’. In the cyclic movement, every point is literally the end of the cycle as well as the beginning. There is no new beginning, and therefore no ‘past’ in the linear sense of the term. The word ‘sangkranti’ captures this notion of the eternal return of

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Mustain Zahir
Wednesday 13 November 13

“If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing.” – Malcolm X

Poet and writer Farhad Mazhar is not intimidated by the propaganda campaign being orchestrated by a partisan section of the media community. It is engaged in this activity to create the kind of political condition that would incite the regime to punish him. This particular section of the media fears the poet’s social critique which exposes the contradictions of the mass media, constitutional arrang

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Farhad Mazhar
Tuesday 07 December 10

From Copenhagen to Cancun: Low expectation prevails

The COP 16 of 2010 UNFCCC climate conference began in Cancun from 29th November for 12 days amidst much lower expectation of achieving significant commitment from the developed countries for lowering the emissions. After the failed climate conference of the COP 15, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2009, there is not much to expect from Cancun. The struggle of the environmental activists and the delegates of the developing cou

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Lena Meari and Tanzeen Doha
Wednesday 13 October 10

Israeli Domination and the Workings of Ideology

Norman Finkelstein is one of the leading American critics of Israeli foreign policy. As a political scientist he wrote extensively on the exploitation of the holocaust as an ideological weapon and on the crisis in Palestinian occupied territories. He received his doctorate in 1988 from the Department of Politics at Princeton University.

He has a long history of teaching political theory and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Even though he clearly met publishing and teaching standards, he was denied t

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Farida Akhter
Sunday 11 July 10

Reliable and Accurate Data on Population for Whom?

The 11th of July is World Population Day. The United Nations Population (UNFPA) has selected the theme "Everyone Counts", which according to them "will underscore the importance of data for development". The main issue raised through this theme is of "fostering an understanding of why reliable, disaggregated data is so crucial to progress and encourage peopl

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Tanzeen R. Doha
Sunday 27 June 10

Mapping the Questions, Politics and Location of Resistance

Sunera Thobani teaches at the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at the University of British Columbia. She is also past president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women (NAC), Canada's largest feminist organization. The first woman of color to serve in this position, she made anti-imperialism and anti-racism central to the women's movement.  Her book ‘Exalted Subjects’ places new emphasis on the question of indigenism, race and citizenship within the context of Canada, and makes

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Farhad Mazhar with DEPART
Wednesday 12 May 10

On Lalon: 'Divinity' is political

DEPART in its inaugural issue of January 2010 (Volume 1 Issue 1) published an interview of Farhad Mazhar. DEPART says, "Farhad Mazhar answers five questions on Lalon and his school of thought that forms the apex of artistic and philosophical practices centered on what once was Nadiya in the geographic sense and now has taken over the philosophical landscape of Bangladesh". We are reproducing the interview here,

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Farhad Mazhar speaking to New Age
Sunday 07 March 10

On the politics of seed, handlooms and rural development

Seed Drying

[ We are reprinting here a very sympathetic interview of Farhad Mazhar with the national daily 'New Age' to provide our readers a glimpse of how the mainstr

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Farhad Mazhar's Talks with New Age Xtra
Sunday 26 July 09

Tipaimukh and Bangladesh-India Relation

Eminent intellectual Farhad Mazhar talks to Mubin S Khan about the Tipaimukh Dam and the role Bangladesh could have played

The Indian government’s plans to build the Tipaimukh Dam which will affect the

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Farida Akhter
Wednesday 24 June 09

It is time to say ‘Sorry’

Taking a hard look at the capitalist concept of development. Farida Akhter suggests a way out of what she sees as a vicious cycle.

The developmentwalahs love to point to people as poor and areas as underdeveloped. These terminologies are created to suit the needs of those who continuously create poverty and underdevelopment. The history of development, and particularly rural development, shows that development has very little to do with enhancing people’s power. The trick is

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