Global Politics

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US Resolution Criticises, Surges Beyond LLRC

By Dayan Jayatilleka – It is almost a crime to lie to the people and mislead them on a matter of vital national interest. When it is committed by politicians it is an act of unconscionable opportunism. When it is perpetrated by so-called intellectuals belonging to civil society, it is a counterfeiting of the currency of … Continue reading

UN Ignored Its Own Report On Israeli War Crimes

By Latheef Farook – Why does the United Nations remains silent on its own report on Israeli war crimes   on dehumanized and starving Palestinians in Gaza? Where are United States and its UNHCR resolution on Israeli war crimes? These are questions no one dare ask. Raising such questions means paying heavy price- be it UNHRC … Continue reading

UN Human Rights Council Meeting Another Farce

By Brian Senewiratne – This is not a document for easy reading, nor is it meant to be. It is a reasonably comprehensive record of the abysmal record of the UN and the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in addressing human rights violations. It is being submitted to the UNHRC and will probably end up in a … Continue reading

CPA On Misinformation And Myths Regarding The UNHRC Resolution

By Colombo Telegraph – Centre for Policy Alternatives  has issued a document which aims to clarify some of the basic facts and developments and dispel any misinformation and myths regarding the resolution and its impact on Sri Lanka and its people. The full document is reproduced below. Question & Answer Sheet on the Resolution tabled at the United … Continue reading

Iran – Oil – Rajapakses On The Run

By Kumar David- A hornet’s nest of connected issues is exploding. If Israel attacks Iran what will happen in the Middle East and to oil prices? If not what will happen to oil prices? The Rajapakse government is under attack on all sides and is crumbling; can we make any sensible predictions even six months ahead? I … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Nambiar Brought Limited Progress, Indian’s Tone Is Much Tougher Than Ever – Blake

By Colombo Telegraph – “The visit of the UN Secretary General’s Chief of Staff Vijay Nambiar brought limited progress, with some prospect of a working-level UN mission to try to negotiate the release of greater numbers of civilians from the LTTE-controlled ‘safe zone.’”the US Embassy informed Washington. “UNSYG Chief of Staff Nambiar reported to Co-Chair … Continue reading

Geneva Conspiracy : As You Sow So Shall You Reap

By Uvindu Kurukulasuriya – Last week several thousands of government supporters have shouted “hands off Lanka” protesting on the streets across the country against the US-sponsored resolution. Protests were held throughout the island slamming the US move at the UN Human Rights Council as interference in Sri Lanka’s internal affairs. The most ridiculous thing was the acting … Continue reading

WikiLeaks: Gota Has Been Punishing Army For Rape And Murder

By Colombo Telegraph –  “In an October 6 meeting with Ambassador, Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa said the president “could” appoint a new commission to look at complaints or use some existing mechanism, such as an ombudsman. He also noted that, contrary to widely held impressions, the army had investigated and prosecuted individual soldiers for individual … Continue reading

Burning Quran, Cartoons, Books And Films Insulting Islam

By Latheef  Farook – Two weeks ago American soldiers in Afghanistan burnt copies of Holy Quran and triggered off countrywide violent riots killing dozens of people.US President Barack Obama to apologize. In January this year American soldiers urinating on the dead bodies of Afghan civilians sparked worldwide outrage. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regretted. … Continue reading

Facing Two Angry Tamils: Interpretations Of Past And Present

By Michael Roberts– Whenever my articles have been posted on web sites, I have generally not engaged those readers who have inserted comments. Unlike Dayan Jayatilleke, I do not have the energy to participate in what often turn into dog fights. Besides, the blog format is not conducive to lengthy clarifications of the article type. … Continue reading

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