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The night was dark, but the enormous Akshardham Temple and the Cultural Complex in Gandhinagar, belonging to the powerful Swaminarayam sect of Hinduism, was brightly illuminated. Sounds of sporadic explosions and gunfire were coming from the direction of the temple, while the crowd behind the main gate roared, trying to push through the security cordon to get closer to the fighting. Ambulances, police and military trucks were moving in. Two bungalows, formerly a visitor centre, had been transformed into an emergency medical facility and a gathering place for local politicians.
Vera-zavala: Democracy As Resistance
Sep 25, 2002
The Palestinian people have tried all means of resistance an occupied people can think of. One dangerous and effective way involved a lot of people and made the Israeli occupying power so full of fear it threatened and banned the act of resistance. That w
Viquar: Living In Fear; Detention And Deportation
Sep 19, 2002
One year later from September 11, people of South Asian and Arab descent living in North America have acquired a particular dread of two words, detention and deportation.
Vltchek: Itâ€™s Illegal To Have Aids In Burma
Sep 11, 2002
ICG, the International Crisis Group, warns that â€œHIV prevalence is rising rapidly in Burma/Myanmar, fuelled by population mobility, poverty and frustration that breeds risky sexual activity and drug-taking. Already, one in fifty adults are estimated to be infected, and infection rates in sub-populations with especially risky behaviour, such as drug users and sex workers, are among the highest in Asia.â€
Vera-zavala: Soccer And Politics
Jul 14, 2002
When the World Cup started I knew that due to rational political reasons I should not cheer the two teams where my heart belonged -Argentina and Brazil. Some people say that everything is political - and they are right to say so. Football is indeed about