Issue 16

Editorial

Thanks to Greta. She was able to say the words that were embedded in our mind like sea foam. We live in this world. We are afraid of the Amazon fire. All of us who are concerned about the destruction of the Sundarbans, the world’s largest mangrove forest, are united with petitions and petitions. We fear the displacement, destruction, and suffering that will occur with melting ice caps, stronger storms, and rising waters. We have only one world. How dare you!  How strongly a small sentence shakes with our emotions. Shame on politicians and leaders for not even trying to lead us to a sustainable future!  In a race toward destruction in the name of improvement, they behave like unmanaged horses. We dream of a balanced world. We want political leadership to take responsibility. We expect genuine commitments to protect the environment, human rights, freedom of speech, justice, social and economic equality, and democratic culture.

 

This October, it has been four years since Shuddhashar’s activities in Bangladesh were abruptly ended. How much progress for freedom of expression has been made during these four years? We are very disappointed with the answer. But, we are hopeful that the young people of Bangladesh will not let the blood of Dipon, Avijit, Ananta, and countless others who have written for truth and justice go to waste.

Came out of hell

Before April 2003, Iraq lived like most countries in the Middle East under a dictatorship. People there dreamed of freedom and thought that with the fall of the dictatorship by the United States of America, all their problems would end. But actually, their biggest problems started after that.  The armed groups of Al-Qaeda, Ansar al-Islam, …

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How mental treatment is a luxury in a world full of depressed youngsters

  Success, success, and success. This is all I see whenever I look at social media. Someone is getting a job; someone has a successful start-up; someone is being called by top universities around the world. Everyone is doing great, and those who aren’t, I honestly don’t see them much. Or probably they don’t post …

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Lessons from Shedding

The dream is to be immortalized. To resonate in the minds and souls of the people I’ve helped along the way; the ultimate service of reminding others of their humanity and courage. To live a life of substance, an experience that involves breaking my generational curses to help free others from their own. A strong, …

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Protecting the European way of life?

On November 1st the new European Commission’s President will take office. Even before starting in her official role, Ursula von der Leyden has already caused quite the commotion by changing the job title of the European commission vice-president in charge of migration and skilled labor into the vice-president for ‘protecting the European way of life’. …

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I frontlinjen – den dristige kvinnen som fornyet krigsjournalistikken

  Lise Lindbæk var en pioner som kvinnelig krigskorrespondent og utmerket seg med sitt store sosiale engasjement. På 1920-tallet dro hun til Italia, hvor hun snart fikk nærgående kjennskap til fascismen. Under den spanske borgerkrig rapporterte hun direkte fra frontlinjen, og var en nyttig venn for Nordahl Grieg og Ernest Hemingway.   Lindbæk var en …

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Sosial og politisk diskriminering i Norge

Med et stadig individualiserende samfunn hvor kollektivet gjennomsyres av ignoranse er diskriminering fremdeles et komplekst, aktuelt og viktig tema i Norge. For selv i et land med en unik mosaikk av folkeslag og ulike kulturer har de fleste enkeltindivider sin egen ide om hva som er komfort, og kan føle det som ukomfortabelt når de …

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বাংলাদেশে মতপ্রকাশ: স্বাধীন অথবা শোচনীয়

ভূমিকা মতপ্রকাশের স্বাধীনতা বা বাকস্বাধীনতা একটি দেশের গণতান্ত্রিক পরিবেশ নির্মাণ ও সার্বিক উন্নয়নের জন্য কতটা গুরুত্বপূর্ণ তা বলার অবকাশ রাখে না। বাংলাদেশ যুদ্ধ করে স্বাধীন দেশ হয়েছে, নিশ্চয়ই মতপ্রকাশের স্বাধীনতার ধারণাকে বাদ দিয়ে নয়। “ওরা আমার মুখের ভাষা কাইড়া নিতে চায়” – ভাষা আন্দোলন ও তৎপরবর্তী সময়ে ব্যবহৃত এই জনপ্রিয় গান কিংবা স্লোগানটি কেবল বাংলা …

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আমাদের সময় ও তার প্রেক্ষিত বোঝার জন্যে নোম চমস্কি যেভাবে সাহায্য করেন

সংবাদপত্রে ছাপা হওয়া একটা পুলিশের বিবৃতি দিয়ে শুরু করি, দৈনিক প্রথম আলো’তে প্রকাশিত একটি সংবাদে পুলিশের বরাতে এই বয়ানটি উপস্থাপন করা হয়েছে – “গোপন তথ্যের ভিত্তিতে ভোররাত চারটার দিকে বরগুনা সদর থানার পুলিশ নয়ন বন্ডকে গ্রেপ্তারের জন্য ওই গ্রামে যায়। ওই গ্রামের খলিল মাস্টারের বাড়ির সামনে গেলে নয়ন বন্ড ও তাঁর সহযোগীরা পুলিশের ওপর অতর্কিত …

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