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Sunday Brunch: The Decline and Rise of Rightwing Extremism in the UK and the US

By: on 13 Sep 2009

Last week, I posted a tidbit about the English Defence League holding a demonstrationg in downtown Birmingham.  This ended in a street fight.  This past Friday, on the 8th anniversary of the attacks in New York, they attempted to hold a demonstration in front a mosque alongside Stop the Islamification of Europe, in Harrow.  That ended in a street fight.  Today, they are holding a counterdemonstrationg in Picadilly Circus in central london because a hardline Islamist group is holding a demonstration there.  I actually don't think this will end in a street fight, thou

Bhutanese Government Tells UN It Is Committed To Women's Rights

The Gross National Happiness Commission is on the case...

United Nations (PTI): In the aftermath of its historic transition to a democratic constitutional monarchy, Bhutan on Friday informed the United Nations that the government was committed to not only improve the status of women, but also ensure that they have equal status in the society.

Action for a Progressive Pakistan Apologises On Behalf of Pakistan to Bangladeshis For 1971

Published apology in the Daily Star.  Those of us who have national allegiances could take notes on this:

We reject the Pakistani state and army's claim that these atrocities were committed in our name.

Pakistan: women's quest for entitlement

Article Date: 
9 Apr 2009

The emancipation of women is often linked to the progress of a society in transformation from a feudal society to a modern state. The story of women in the country that became Pakistan can indeed be told in such terms: as part of a struggle for advancement with education at its centre, and linked at critical moments to wider goals of national emancipation and social reform.

Article Author: 
Pippa Virdee
Article Source: 
Open Democracy
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