INDIA: Aseem Trivedi and Nuggets of Wisdom

There are essentially few nuggets of wisdom that the arrest and subsequent release of cartoonist Aseem Trivedi has brought into limelight. They need to be discussed as it is difficult to take positions in such cases as each theme is ridden with contradictions. Before we go into the ideological debate on freedom of speech lets [...]

Hama attorney general resigns amid new revelations of atrocities by Syrian troops

‘Reform Operation’. cartoon by the Syrian cartoonist Ali Ferzat. Ferzat was attacked by government thugs recently and was hopitalized with broken bones in arme arm, hands and fingers. The cartoon under is – it is assumed – his reaction to the government of president Assad. The Syrian tragedy continues unabated. According to the UN more [...]

Trying to smash a walnut with a sledgehammer? Malaysia, Najib and the Bersih movement

On Saturday July 9th the Malaysian government deployed thousands of police and ordered a lock-down of the capital Kuala Lumpur in an attempt to try to prevent a coalition of NGOs from holding a demonstration calling for free and fair elections. Initially the leaders of the Bersih movement had accepted an earlier offer by Prime [...]

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