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Rights abuses continue ‘unabated’ in Myanmar

May 25, 2011 admin 0

BANGKOK, 24 May 2011 (IRIN) – More than six months since Myanmar held its first general elections in 20 years, human rights abuses continue unabated, say activists. “There has been no appreciable change in the human rights situation in Myanmar since the elections,” Benjamin Zawacki, Amnesty International’s Myanmar researcher, told Read more ………

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Dreaming a dream and singing a song

May 21, 2011 admin 0

A Story Of The Love, Longing to Manifest By Prof Surendra Bhatnagar. “Love is essentially self-communicative; those who do not have it catch it from those who have it…. No amount of rites, rituals, ceremonies, worship, meditation, penance and remembrance can produce love… None of these is necessarily a sign Read more ………

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OUT OF YOU GODHOOD WILL SHINE

May 21, 2011 admin 0

By Balakrishna Meher Meher Baba says, “Why do you raise so much commotion? That too for a prize or promotion! I want you to come out of this emotion, Be only concerned about spiritual demotion! Remember, this is all a passing show, For settling accounts that you owe! It is Read more ………

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Behind the battle over new IMF chief

May 21, 2011 admin 0

By Nick Beams The arrest and jailing of International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and his subsequent resignation has set off a battle among the major powers over the appointment of his successor. The European powers are insisting that the new managing director must be a European, with French Read more ………

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US unemployment rate up, downturn to be protracted

May 7, 2011 admin 0

By Andre Damon The US unemployment rate rose in April, but that the economy added more jobs than had previously been expected, according to official data released on Friday. Behind the increase in jobs, however, is a dismal and in many ways worsening employment situation, combined with a systematic attack Read more ………

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Even without Osama, Afghan end game not in sight

May 5, 2011 admin 0

By Shantanu Chakrabarti* (* This article first appeared on POREG) The ‘killing’ of Osama bin Laden by the US special force inside Pakistan has provided yet another opportunity to tireless analysts across the spectrum to crystal gaze the evolving situation in the Af-Pak region. The general consensus is that while Read more ………

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Musings at Dawn-1

May 5, 2011 admin 0

By Aarati Bastani If life is a stage and God is the director then who is the audience… Yes that is supposed to be a question but with time I think it has settled into an incomplete saying. Everyday when we get up to start a new day we have Read more ………

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Death of bin Laden and a Strategic Shift in Washington

May 4, 2011 admin 1

STRATFOR COMMENTARY Two apparently distinct facts have drawn our attention. The first and most obvious is U.S. President Barack Obama’s announcement late May 1 that Osama bin Laden had been killed. The second is Obama’s April 28 announcement that Gen. David Petraeus, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, will replace Read more ………