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Here’s what you will find inside Newswire 10
- 1. This Month in History, by Ratik
- 2. Spotlight: Boston South Asian
Coalition, Rana Khan
- 3. Harsh Mander: in conversation with Rana Khan
- 4. Bhima Koregaon Case: Cartoon & Petition
- 5. Land, caste, class and gender – Gail Omvedt’s writings were united in their vision of utopia, by V. Geetha
- 6. “Blackout (September 1965)”: A Poem (by Faiz) On A War Outside and A War Within, by Salman
The Special NIA Court has granted temporary bail for two weeks to researcher Rona Wilson, an accused in the Bhima Koregaon- Elgar Parishad Case, his father’s demise on August 18, 2021. Special Judge DE Kothalikar directed him to be released on bail between September 13 – 27 on furnishing a PR Bond of Rs 50,000 with 2 sureties. Read more
The above cartoon published in multiple languages by NETALERT,* explains why the findings of a digital forensics investigation conducted by Arsenal Consulting, into the hard drives of individuals imprisoned by the Indian government in the Bhima Koregaon case provides important evidence of the use of malware to implicate, imprison and silence human rights activists.
Please sign our petition to the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Information Technology calling for an immediate investigation into the questions raised by the investigation into the Netwire attack identified and documented by Arsenal’s multiple investigative reports that have since been corroborated by Indian and international computer security experts.
* NETALERT is a project that uses a range of approaches such as story-telling, summaries of research findings, and technical explainers to help make research about risks online accessible to wider audiences.
Scroll: Neither Ram Rajya nor golden Vedic age: Gail Omvedt (1941-2021) on the history of a casteless future
Here’s what you will find inside Newswire 9
- 1. Spotlight: South Asian Dalit Adivasi Network (SADAN), Canada
- 2. Vidya Bhushan Rawat, Interview with Rana Khan
- 3. The Compassionate Revolution of Saint Stan Swamy (1937 – 2021), Shaj Mohan and Divya Dwivedi
- 4. Under the Mango tree, Madhumita Dutta
- 5. Stan Swamy in the eyes of a Thirteen Year old, Ananya Mamatha Anil
- 6. This Month in History, Balmurli Natarajan
- 7. Poetry!
Here’s what you will find inside Newswire 8
- This Month in History
- What do the thousand bones say to the educators?
- Spotlight: InSAF India
- Conversation with Pratik Sinha
- Poetry – featuring the revolutionary poems of Kalekuri Prasad (Yuvaka)
- Remembering Kannada writer Siddalingaiah
21st March, 2021
Join us as we speak of the two great people’s movements to come out of India in recent times: the Anti-CAA/NRC Protest, and the Farmers’ Protest. It is the brave women and men at these protests who constitute the frontlines of hope in these dark times.
Our esteemed guests include Navsharan Singh and Bill Fletcher Jr. We are also featuring music and brief comments by musician Sonny Singh. This event is moderated by Prachi Patankar.
Animesh Bose, The Telegraph India – https://www.telegraphindia.com/jharkhand/why-the-mighty-indian-state-feared-father-stan-swamy/cid/1822910
There was no dais or chief guest, no expensive floral decorations. Not even a speech.
Just veneration for a man whom the gathering had never seen but who it believed had lived and “died for the poor”. A man whom the Indian State accused of waging war against it and held captive for nine months till, aged 84 and suffering from Parkinson’s and other ailments, he died in custody on July 5.
The Wire: Surendra Gadling’s Computer Was Attacked, Incriminating Documents Planted: Arsenal Consulting
Forensic digital investigations have raised serious questions about the Elgar Parishad investigation.
Mumbai: For over 20 months, lawyer and human rights defender Surendra Gadling’s computer was attacked and surveilled upon, and incriminating documents were planted on it. Gadling, one of the first people to be arrested among the 16 human rights activists, lawyers and academics in custody in the ongoing Elgar Parishad case, was cyber attacked since February 16, 2016 – two years before he was finally arrested on June 6, 2018. Fourteen significant documents, on the basis of which the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has held him in jail for over three years, were planted on his computer using a malware NetWire. Read more
Here’s what you will find inside Newswire 7
- 1. Doing “Sewa” for the Sangh: COVID19 Relief Funds and Sewa International
- 2. List of progressive organizations providing Covid relief in India that you might consider supporting
- 3. This Month in History
- 4. Palestine Lives!
- 5. Spotlight: South Asia Solidarity Group
- 6. Conversation with Satya Sivaraman
- 7. A Page full of poetry
- 8. Tribute to Aziz Choudry
- 9. Remembering Mahavir Narwal
- 10. Red Salute Com. Mythili Sivaraman!
- 11. Lakshadweep under saffron assault