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News for July 2012

India: Tribal Women in Jharkhand and Adivasi Moolvasi Astitva Raksha Manch Won the Battle Opposing Resource Exploiters

by , 30 Jul 2012 | in human rights | no comments yet

Since June 2006 tribal women in Jharkhand have decided to oppose people usurping their water, forest and land (the 3 Js: jal, jungle and jameen). The Jharkhand tribal body Adivasi Moolvasi Astitva Raksha Manch will go on opposing these exploiters, explains Ms Dayamani Barla, journalist and chief convener of the Manch and one of the women's leaders.

Many times the steel magnate Lakshmi N Mittal expressed disappointment over delay in his proposed steel projects in the country. The Adivasi Moolvasi Astitva Raksha Manch actively advocates the plight of Adivasis and fights against land grabbing. Dayamani Barla said it would continue to oppose Mittal's project in Jharkhand, the ArcelorMittal project.

Afghanistan, the Taliban video on the June 1, 2012 suicide assault on FOB Salerno

by , 25 Jul 2012 | in news | no comments yet

The Taliban released a video produced by the Haqqani Network documenting the June 1 suicide assault on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, Afghanistan.

Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, 18-22 July, 2012

by , 13 Jul 2012 | no comments yet

The Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies, Britain-Nepal Academic Council and Social Science Baha are proud to host the inaugural edition of the Annual Kathmandu Conference on Nepal and the Himalaya, and would like to invite the participation of those interested in taking part in the proceedings of 21 July, 2012.

Wikileaks: Syria Files

by , 9 Jul 2012 | in news | no comments yet

Wikileaks, Syria Files: Thursday 5 July 2012, WikiLeaks began publishing the Syria Files – more than two million emails from Syrian political figures, ministries and associated companies, dating from August 2006 to March 2012. This extraordinary data set derives from 680 Syria-related entities or domain names, including those of the Ministries of Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Information, Transport and Culture. At this time Syria is undergoing a violent internal conflict that has killed between 6,000 and 15,000 people in the last 18 months. The Syria Files shine a light on the inner workings of the Syrian government and economy, but they also reveal how the West and Western companies say one thing and do another.