RAWA Responds to the Taliban Takeover

(Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan - RAWA - is one of the oldest Afghan feminist organisations, which has consistently resisted US occupation as well as feudal and fanatic forces in Afghan society including the Taliban. We share excerpts from a recent interview conducted by Sonali Kolhatkar of the US-based Afghan Women’s Mission with a representative of RAWA.)

Father Stan Swamy: A Custodial Killing

The death of octogenarian human rights defender Fr Stan Swamy is a cold-blooded custodial killing. It was clear as day to all that prison was likely to prove a death sentence for an elderly, frail man with Parkinson’s disease, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic. By arresting him and imprisoning such a man as an undertrial, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) knowingly and deliberately sought to take his life.

An Agenda of Surveillance, Control and Manipulation of Public Discourse 

New IT Rules 2021

Over the past couple of years, we have seen much discussion and controversy over regulations meant to police the digital space in India and abroad. In December 2019, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) tabled the Personal Data Protection Bill (DPB), and this bill is currently being scrutinized by a Joint Parliamentary Committee.

Understanding the Pegasus Project 

The Pegasus Project is an international media consortium that launched a collaborative investigation into spying on thousands of individuals across the world being done through the spyware developed and sold by the Israeli technology firm NSO Group.

Some facts:

‚Äʬ†¬† ¬†Who did the investigation? Multiple global media houses were involved. Media from 17 countries across the globe are part of the consortium, including some of the biggest media houses in the world ‚Äď Washington Post, Le Monde etc. ¬†

Hack, Spy, Arrest, Kill

The Regime’s Toolkit To Demolish Democracy
Pegasus Hacking Scandal: Modi Government Must Face Independent Investigation
The Modi Government‚Äôs use of Israeli ‚ÄúPegasus‚ÄĚ spyware technology to secretly and illegally hack into and take control of the phones of thousands of Opposition leaders, journalists, Supreme Court judges, activists and other Indian citizens is by far the biggest criminal act by a Government in 75 years of independent India.¬†

An Engineered and Manufactured ‚ÄėVaccination Record‚Äô

On the evening of 21st June, the airwaves were abuzz and the Modi government‚Äôs pet anchors were hyperventilating on prime-time television over the ‚Äėrecord free vaccinations‚Äô of 86 lakhs that were administered on that particular day. Ministers in the Modi Govt lost no time in announcing the record on their social media handles, attributing the numbers to the first day of the Centre taking back charge of Covid vaccinations from the state governments.