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Encounter at Jessore Road

November 9, 2010
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The leftist movement of Bangladesh had a glorious past. After independence, facing harassment at the hands of Rakhkhi Bahini, the militia wing of the party in power, the leftists turned against the Father of the Nation Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. That widened the avenues for the defeated conspirators of ‘71 to assassinate the very symbol of…

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Call for show of hands for Cartoonist Arif, his mother & his art

October 28, 2010
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Cartoonist Arif became a target of mullahs for his allegedly blasphemous cartoon. Surprisingly, a similar childlike cartoon was published in the party magazine of a religious student organization that didn’t create any controversy. This contradiction is a clear demonstration of how the mullahs used Arif’s cartoon to weaken liberal society. Arif is not alone in…

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Cartoonist Arif suffers power grudge

October 26, 2010
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We can still recall those dark days when radical groups protested against Arifur Rahman’s cartoon on the later banned fun magazine Alpin of Prothom Alo. Arif was a mere contributor, but the 1/11 government jailed and tortured this creative young man, while the mullahs around the country, declaring Arif’s cartoon blasphemous, started burning copies of…

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An Ode to Peace, Blogging CHT, Final Episode

October 24, 2010
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CHT dwellers are in black despair over the comatose Peace Accord, with the radical UPDF out there terrorizing the peace valley. Santu Larma is patiently trying to respect the peace accord with the government, but this very tolerance is being defamed as his weakness by the UPDF, thus making politics risky in the CHT. The…

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Blogging CHT – Part-1

October 19, 2010
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Chittagong Hill Tracts have been a bone of contention in Bangladesh for the last four decades. The aboriginal mountainous people living in these tracts have been taxpayers to successive rulers – Mughals, British, Pakistan and Bangladesh – but their dream of ‘freedom of development’ always failed to materialize. In December 1997, the then Awami League-led…

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Blogging ’71 – Last Episode

October 15, 2010
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Omi Rahman Pial is greatly inspired with the popularity of his blog posts and also whenever his documents are used as reference in countering anti-Liberation War propaganda. He says that a sufficient number of war crimes’ witnesses are still alive so it’s a matter of time before the demons are punished for their acts against…

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Blogging ’71 – Part-3

October 13, 2010
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Blogger Omi Rahman Pial believes that the online defamation and distortion carried out by the sympathizers of war criminals are being countered with arguments supported by rare documents and photographs. But this online historic information is not being disseminated properly amongst the masses. Neither is the mass media highlighting such truths and nor are there…

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Blogging ’71 – Part-2

October 12, 2010
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Blogger Omi Rahman Pial is disappointed with the present government’s lack of response towards online media, where sympathizers of war criminals are using the hypodermic method of establishing a lie as the truth. Where government-backed researchers are silent, a few voluntary bloggers like Pial are trying to combat online propaganda. Pial hopes to see at…

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Blogging ’71, Omi Rahman Pial

October 11, 2010
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Omi Rahman Pial is a first generation Bangla blogger who has dedicated his research to the revelation of the true events of 1971. He started generic blogging in somewherein.net in 2006, but soon realized the growing distortion being propagated by the supporters of war criminals against the Father of the Nation and the freedom fight…

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Soft Talk with Maskwaith – Part-5

October 6, 2010
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In this episode Musa Ibrahim, the first Everest conqueror from Bangladesh, talks about his reasons for undertaking this monumental journey. It was while studying at the Education and Research Institute, Dhaka University, that he and his friends vowed to work towards educational reforms in order to liberate the task of learning. Musa believed that if…

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