Archive for November, 2007

Denying Genocide and Rape at the LSE

Friday, November 30th, 2007

On Tuesday 4 December, the Indian-American historian Dr Sarmila Bose (Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford) will be delivering a talk, hosted by the Pakistan Society, at the London School of Economics. Today I signed a joint letter to the LSE to voice, in the strongest terms possible, disgust that the […]

We are all Nur Hossain

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Mash has posted a rousing tribute to Nur Hossain.
Nur Hossain is a legend of the pro-democracy movement in Bangladesh, where his memory is celebrated on this day.
On November 10, 1987 a young Bangladeshi man named Nur Hossain was shot and killed by the forces of Bangladesh’s part-time poet and full time dictator General Hossain […]

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