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Archive of entries posted on September 2011

David Barsamian on Uprising/KPFK

David had planned to interview Dr. Binayak Sen on October 2nd in India. David was on Sonali Kolhatkar’s interview program, Uprising, on KPFK this morning. The interview segment can be heard here: http://ia700708.us.archive.org/32/items/DailyDigest-092811/2011_09_28_barsamian.mp3 For more on David’s deportation, please see here: http://sarajahan.org/?p=670 http://sarajahan.org/?p=660 http://sarajahan.org/?p=656

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NEW YORK ACADEMY OF SCIENCES HEINZ PAGELS AWARD, 2011 ACCEPTANCE SPEECH BY DR. BINAYAK SEN

At the outset, I would like to thank the New York Academy of Sciences for conferring on me the prestigious Heinz R. Pagels Award for Human Rights. I wish it were possible for me to be with you in person on this occasion. Besides my gratitude for this great honour, I also have a personal reason to celebrate a connection with the Academy. My father was a pharmacologist whose research was on melanocyte stimulating hormone. He worked in the Medical Corps of the Indian Army and taught for some time at the Armed Forces Medical College in Pune, India. He was offered membership in the Academy, but had to decline because, as an officer of the Indian Army, he was not permitted to accept membership in a foreign organization. So this Award is, in some ways, a celebration of an older connection.

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Justice Markandey Katju Retires

Justice Markandeya Katju retired from the Supreme Court yesterday, September 20th. He was one of the two members of the bench that granted Binayak Sen bail in May, 2009. Just as significantly, he, along with Justice Gyan Sudha Misra, denied bail last May to Mumbai policemen accused of committing murder in a fake encounter.

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Lingaram Kodopi interviews a child in Dantewada

Please watch Linga Kodopi talking to a child in panic in Dantewada. The child is describing why roof of his house is removed. He says that Payka (outsiders) burnt down other houses and now they fear that their house might also be burnt down by the police. Also see Sagarika Ghose of CNN-IBN interview Lingaram [...]

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Lingaram Kodopi talking to children of Timmapuram

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