Gambia’s case on behalf of the Rohingyas underlines shared humanity not just Muslim concerns

by Rashmee

Posted on December 19, 2019 / The Arab Weekly


Gambia’s attempt to hold Myanmar accountable for the Rohingyas’ suffering tells an exhilarating story about multilateralism and international rule of law. The past few days brought one of the more moving examples of the interconnectedness of our world and the irreducible core of the eternal human quest for justice, Gambia’s case accusing Myanmar of genocide … Continue reading “Gambia’s case on behalf of the Rohingyas underlines shared humanity not just Muslim concerns”

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From Spain to Australia, world sees Trump as he is. A man who could incite another Rwanda

by Rashmee

Posted on August 7, 2019


Donald Trump’s media-whisperer, Kellyanne Conway, has been doing the rounds to explain that it’s racist to call the US president racist. That it’s a dangerous lie to say the president tells dangerous lies. Ms Conway is a fluent and accomplished master of spin. She has a way with words and has often, in the past … Continue reading “From Spain to Australia, world sees Trump as he is. A man who could incite another Rwanda”

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Burma’s ‘Dirty List’ of international companies has the usual suspects and some surprises too

by Rashmee

Posted on December 10, 2018


  The Burma Campaign UK, an NGO based in London, emailed an interesting press release on Monday, December 10. It was about its so-called “Dirty List of international companies linked to the military in Burma, or companies whose operations are linked to human rights violations or environmental destruction”. The 49-strong list included America’s Western Union … Continue reading “Burma’s ‘Dirty List’ of international companies has the usual suspects and some surprises too”

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Germany has set itself free of the past by being truly, deeply remorseful about it

by Rashmee

Posted on November 25, 2016


Before Donald Trump’s election win, film-maker Michael Moore pointed to Germany as a good example for America to follow. More specifically, in the way it has come to terms with its history and immense historical wrong. The US hasn’t done so – with respect to African-Americans and Native Americans. This failure to atone will prevent … Continue reading “Germany has set itself free of the past by being truly, deeply remorseful about it”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK