Month: December 2010

  • The Binayak Sen Digest -1

    Below are some of the best writing on the web on the Binayak sen judgement, for and against. Text in Bold is  for emphasis. The case of the good Doctor By Rakesh Shukla: an advocate at the Supreme Court of India. A look at the trial court judgment convicting Dr Binayak Sen illustrates the hazards…

  • Official Statement of the Medico Friends Circle on the Binayak Sen Judgement

    We, the Medico Friend Circle, a national organization of health professionals, express our outrage at the verdict of the Raipur district and sessions court, on 24th December 2010, declaring Dr Binayak Sen, General Secretary of the Chhattisgarh People’s Union for Civil Liberties and Vice-President of the National PUCL, guilty of sedition and treason, and sentencing…

  • Smiling with love and Wikileaks Link special

    With his usual incisive freshness, ben meyers has written a beautiful theses couple – “On Smiling and sadness” and ” on Joy” When the church’s theological rejection of sadness was secularised, sadness became a pathology requiring medical intervention. The medicalisation of sadness is the final cultural triumph of the Protestant smile. If Luther or Kierkegaard…

  • Day of Awareness: Dec 17, Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

    December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The day was created by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (www.swopusa.org) to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers. This day has empowered workers around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. The assault,…