Posts tagged “haifa zangana”
August 15, 2013
Today marks Pakistan and India’s 67th year of independence from oppressive British rule and the day Pakistan and India formed separate, sovereign nations. As we celebrate their independence, we also remember with sadness the partition’s bloody aftermath. Religious tension between Pakistani Muslims and Indian Hindus came to a head in violent riots that killed an estimated half million people. The partition’s legacy affects the neighboring countries’ relationship to this day and they have fought three major wars since 1947.
Always at the forefront of social justice, ideological clashes, and international studies, Seven Stories has many titles (and forthcoming titles!) relating to Pakistan, India, and religious conflict. A selection:
India Divided: Diversity and Democracy Under Attack by Vandana Shiva
Shiva analyzes India’s potential nuclear conflict with Pakistan, the rise of fundamentalism within its own borders, and the very real threat of mass famine and economic enslavement of its citizens to the forces of globalization.
Tags: city of widows, haifa zangana, Independence Day, india, India Divided, israel, Pakistan, palestine, peace, Religious conflict, seven stories press, tanya reinhart, The Walls of Delhi, Uday Prakash, Vandana Shiva
September 23, 2009
September 23, 7pm, Bluestockings Radical Books, 172 Allen St, New York, NY 10002. For more information, visit bluestockings.com.
August 4, 2009From Haifa Zangana: On July 29 and 30, a delegation organized by the group “Woman Solidarity for an Independent and Unified Iraq” delivered an urgent appeal to a number of Arab League countries through their embassies in London. They were received by diplomats in Syrian and Qatari embassies and by officials in the Egyptian and Saudi Arabian embassies. Copies of the appeal were sent to members of the British and European parliaments and to American human rights organizations. The appeal is for an urgent intervention to stop the imminent execution of nine Iraqi women. The letter, in Arabic, is translated below in English: Sir, We appeal to you regarding an urgent humanitarian issue: the imminent execution of women in Iraq. The death sentences on the women have been issued in the exceptional circumstances still generally described as "the war in Iraq." The latest we know in this regard is the urgent appeal made on 23d July 2009 by Amnesty International to stop the execution of nine Iraqi women. International human rights and civil society organizations do not accept that Iraqi courts can, in the current conditions, guarantee justice and fairness. This is especially the case following widespread evidence that some of the prisoners, including these women, have been tortured. For more information, visit http://solidarityiraq.blogspot.com/