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Anuradha Ghandy on Hindutva, women in RSS and a complete abolition of caste

Perhaps no account of the Indian feminist movement can be explored with precision without the mention of revolutionary leader Anuradha Ghandy. From belonging to the Dalit Panther movement, the Naxalite movement, to the expansion of the now forbidden Krantikari Adivasi Mahila Sanghatan, Ghandy has worked with and for oppressed communities …

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Robert Sharpe identified as the person whose remains were found after the Marshall fire

Robert Sharpe (courtesy Boulder Emergency Management Office) Robert Sharpe, a dedicated environmentalist, prayer group leader and outspoken citizen who never shied away from weighing in on local affairs, died Dec. 30 in the Boulder County home he had cherished for four decades – the first Death confirmed from the Marshall …

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Marshall’s neighbors set fire to Ground Zero curious, relieved and angry at possible religious sect guilt | Subscriber content

The zero point neighbors of Colorado’s most devastating wildfires exchanged tales of emergency, confusion, helplessness and anger as Old Marshall Road first opened to the public on Wednesday. Bob Gabriella, whose family were the first to build on the historic rural street in 1865, said he saw a trickle of …

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Islam: a universal religion from Adam to Muhammad

Many people around the world, including many Muslims, tend to think that Islam originated in Arabia in the seventh century; they consider Muhammad as its “founder” and the Koran as its holy book. Was Islam the result of Jewish and Christian influence on the Prophet Muhammad? Did it start as …

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Hosseini: Islamic Emirate Should Recognize Jafari Sect

Sayed Javad Hosseini, head of the Afghan Justice and Development Party, criticized the Shiite lack of representation in government during a speech at a meeting in Kabul. Mr Hosseini said 25 percent of the country’s population is Shiite and that more than four months have passed since the Islamic Emirate …

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The Unsolved Plots of Star Trek: Voyager

The Voyager crew have always seemed to be involved in uprisings, rebellions, and civil wars, and in Season 6’s cliffhanger, “Unimatrix Zero,” they’ve done it all over again. This time, the ex-Borg Seven of Nine discovers a collective unconscious nicknamed “Unimatrix Zero”, a state that Borg drones enter when they …

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Temple bells are part of the scrap metal used to fuel Japan’s war effort

In 1941, as the Japanese government scavenged metal wherever it could for the impending war in the Pacific, the country’s largest Buddhist group easily handed over its temple bells for the upcoming massacre. The response of the Hongwanji School of the True Pure Land sect to the metal collecting order …

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Government to approve NIS 1 billion Golan Heights development plan on Sunday

Government ministers will hold their weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday at a kibbutz in the Golan Heights, where they will approve a NIS 1 billion ($ 317 million) development plan to encourage population growth in the strategic area in the years to come. The goal of the plan, formulated by …

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Mikati meets Italian Defense Minister, wishes Lebanese best wishes on Christmas Eve

Prime Minister Najib Mikati received on Friday morning at his residence the Italian Minister of Defense, Lorenzo Guerini, at the head of a delegation, in the presence of the Italian Ambassador Nicoletta Bombardiere. During the meeting, Mikati reiterated her “gratitude to Italy for its constant support to Lebanon at all …

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Is Brooklyn the biggest Hungarian “city” after Budapest? – VIDEOS

Over 100,000 ultra-Orthodox and Hasidic Jews live in Brooklyn, New York. Most of them have Hungarian ancestors, who were forced to live in their birthplace during the dark ages of the 20th century. In the “New World” they rebuilt their community but have not forgotten where they came from. Therefore, …

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