Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

Bangladesh: Human rights defenders illegally detained by police

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At least 1,200 workers from five factories under the Tuba Group have been on a hunger strike at Hossain Market since 28 July 2014 demanding three months of unpaid wages and festival bonuses.

William Gomes Global News Centre Human Rights Ambassador

(YORK)  Police attacked a group of human rights defenders at the Hossain Market of Badda in Dhaka, where over a thousand Tuba Group garment workers have been protesting on hunger strike since 28 July 2014.

H.E. Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Old Sangsad Bhaban Tejgaon
Dhaka-1215, Bangladesh

Your Excellency,

I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Activist and Freelance Journalist.

I came to know about the illegal detention of Human rights defender Ms Moshrefa Mishu, Ms Joly Talukder, Ms Shabnam Hafiz and Mr Quamrul Hasan detained by Bangladesh police.

The Curse of the Caste System – Part 1

It is a fallacy to belief that the four castes are based on birth. A Brahmin has not only to be ethical and spiritual, but must also be able to spread God’s message with love and compassion.

Visvanathan Sivan for Global News Centre



(MELBOURNE) “The fourfold caste was created by Me by the different distribution of Guna (past life characteristics) and karma (accumulated past positive and negative actions). Though I am the author thereof, know Me to be the actionless and changeless.” So said Lord Krishna to his disciple, Arjuna, in the battlefield of Krukshetra in the Bhagavad Gita, Chap.4, verse 13.

Helping one people with “Humanitarian Bombing”, while helping kill another with bombs.

Yes for one but not the other

Not only did the President not bomb Israel in an attempt to break the siege of Gaza, when Israel was running out of bombs the US quickly agreed to re-arm the IDF with the necessary weapons to continue the killing, which makes the US an accomplis to murder and subject to “war crimes” at some point.

Joseph Clifford  Global News Centre

(JAMESTOWN, RI)  We are going to “break the siege of those who are starving”, said Mr. Obama of a group of people on a mountainside in Iraq who are denied the necessities of life. Mr. Obama has decided to break this siege of innocents by bombing those who are holding the innocents in effect prisoners, on the top of the mountain. The President took this action without consulting Congress, or as a matter of fact discussing it with anyone. Congress, being the usual lapdog, just rolled over and capitulated to the President, thus shirking their Constitutional duty to be the only one legally able to declare war.

Duty to Warn Unwelcome Truths for Church and State Concerning the Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945

http://my.execpc.com/~kmknapp/images/ruins-nagasaki.jpg   “An irradiated crucifix lies in the ruins of the Urakami Cathedral Following the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki”

“An irradiated crucifix lies in the ruins of the Urakami Cathedral Following the Atomic Bombing of Nagasaki” – Courtesy: http://my.execpc.com/~kmknapp/images/ruins-nagasaki.jpg

Hopefully this essay will promote discussions in this so-called “Christian” nation about the ethics of making murder for the state (and its corporations) while simultaneously – and illogically – professing allegiance to the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus.

Gary G. Kohls, MD  Global News Centre Guest Columnist

(WASHINGTON DC)  69 years ago an all-Christian bomber crew dropped “Fat Man”, a plutonium bomb, on Nagasaki, Japan, instantly annihilating tens of thousands of innocent civilians, a disproportionate number of them Japanese Christians, and permanently or mortally wounding uncountable numbers of others.

In 1945, the US was the most Christian nation in the world (that is, if you can label as Christian a nation whose churches overwhelmingly fail to sincerely teach or adhere to the ethics of Jesus as taught in the Sermon on the Mount).

A Sikh gunned down in Peshawar



“…we fear for our lives, we are forced to relocate from the city of our forefathers. The government has failed to provide us security and our business has suffered due to such incidents.” – Buldave Singh a representative of the Sikh community from Peshawar

Global News Centre

(ISLAMABAD)  The Sikh community in the Peshawar city in the Khyber Pukhtunkhawa province are protesting against the attack on the 3 Sikhs on Wednesday.

Jasmot Singh, Bahram Singh and Manmit Singh were targeted in their respective shops in Hashtnagri area in Old Peshawar City. Jasmot Singh however passed away and the other two are in a critical condition at the lady reading hospital in Peshawar.

Modi’s Sri Lankan conundrum


Prime Minister Narendra Modi Photo: newindianexpress.com

The BJP’s stance is, ironically, very similar to that of China, which also regards the Sri Lankan war crimes controversy as a Western interference in the island’s internal affairs.

Indian Punchline

The first sign of yet another major shift in the chronicle of India’s Sri Lanka policies becomes visible with the visit by a delegation of the Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] leaders to Colombo last weekend. How serious a Track II exercise this has been is unclear as of now, nor is it quite the style of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to have given Dr Subramaniam Swamy — or anyone for that matter — the prerogative to represent him and voice publicly on his behalf thoughts that he may not be in a position to articulate himself.

The Thoughtful Jewish Voices Most Americans Never Hear



“What undermines this principle is that no country and no people would live the way that Gazans have been made to live.  Couldn’t they (Israel) have done something that did not require that cost?  And the answer is, sure, they could end the occupation.”Rabbi Henry Siegman, president of the U.S./Middle East Project and for many years national director of the American Jewish Congress

Allan Brownfeld Global News Centre

(WASHINGTON DC)  The current conflict between Israel and Hamas is taking a terrible toll in  human lives, mostly Palestinian civilians, many of them women and children.  In one instance, artillery shells slammed into a U.N. school, killing at least 20 people and wounding dozens as they slept.  The building was the sixth U.N. school in the Gaza Strip to be rocked by explosions during the conflict.  Pierre Krahenbuhl, commissioner-general of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, declared, “I condemn in the strongest possible terms this serious violation of international law by Israeli forces.  This is an affront to all of us, a source of universal shame.  Today the world stands disgraced.”

Which will come first, economic or ecological collapse?

singer-paulThe Song of Paul Singer…

William Annett Global News Centre

(DAYTONA BEACH)   Paul Singer is in the news again. We’ve sung his praises before – as one of those who work unobtrusively behind the scenes, far from  – or sometimes even among – the madding crowd, rarely acknowledged, and yet often, without our being aware, majorly stand up for the little guy, particularly that forgotten minority of billionaires. Let us now, once again, sing about the unsung, to wit, Paul Singer. (Preferably with a hard “G” as Woody Allan would have it).

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