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Rules for commenting on conflicts

Like a nasty but curable infection, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up again and with it, a tirade of opinions, analyses and judgements. It being 2014, information is widespread and discussion is no longer confined to water cooler chit chat or discussions at the pub with friends. 908 more words

Journalists profit from war too

I wrote this about a month ago to Vice News but did not receive a response.

There are some inconsistencies with the story Vice has put out… 818 more words


Communalism: Revisited

By Tharaka W.B. Hettiarachchi

When one pays heed to the reactions following the incidents of Aluthgama and Beruwala, there is a disturbing tendency to dismiss the notion of Communalism. 1,073 more words

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Rain Water

By Chalani Ranwala

The rain trickles far away

Falls onto the dusty pavement, unknown

The footsteps of children become quicker

Their laughter reminding me of Sunday school; 330 more words

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Assimilation Policy: a future light or a chronic failure?

Just a few days ago, the new leader Xi claimed a “special policy” that would further promote assimilation in Xinjiang. Despites the Chinese government’s vehement stand in defend of its approach to conflicts in Xinjiang, after more than two decades of failure to resolve this inter-ethnic rivalry, it is reasonable to raise the question: is assimilation the best solution on deck, or is it just an adamant governmental pursuit of totalitarian control of the region? 594 more words



Since ancient times, a myriad of perspectives, both complementary and contradictory, have been brought to bear on the process of writing history. As Maurice Halbwachs once stated, history is the “collective memory” that shapes a common past for members of an enclosed society. 343 more words


News You Really Need To See: "In Sarajevo, Divisions That Drove Assassin Have Yet to Heal"

“In Sarajevo, Divisions That Drove Assassin Have Yet to Heal”

The New York Times, June 28, 2014, p.A12


“A century later, Bosnia’s Serbs, Muslims and Croats remain deeply divided in their attitudes toward Princip.   246 more words

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