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Time to take stand in defense of free speech

Recently on Facebook, Taslima Nasrin, our own icon of freedom, accused several Bangladeshi Newspaper editors of being cowardly for refusing the publication of an article written to commemorate the tragic murder of the Jordanian satirist and writer Nahid Hattar. I can honestly feel Miss Nasrin’s frustration, but however, I personally do not think it […]

We must honour our dissenters: An interview with Maryam Namazie

In a personal conversation with Maryam Namzie I shared the story of Mukto-mona, discussed on key global issues what sort of future we envisage.

Click here to watch the interview

Ode for Avijit Roy

Melancholy has become the mantra
As fear and conjecture has become the currency of the ruler
Truth and justice have become words of prejudice
Pain and suffering the primary means of interacting.

What happened to the notion of discourse?
When people can talk despite being distraught.
Drawing a machete was completely out of the question
Because that does not leave room for […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Blogger killings, Freethinking|0 Comments

The Legacy of a Martyred Freethinker

By: Adeeb Chowdhury

For some, Avijit Roy was the harbinger of freethinking, an incandescent augury,
heralding in a new era placing emphasis on logic, science, and reason, and ridding ourselves of
past superstitions and erroneous, fallacious beliefs, and a forerunner of the nationwide deviation
from the irrational. He served as a beacon of social […]

By |September 10th, 2016|Avijit Roy, Bangladesh, Blogger killings, Freethinking|1 Comment

A three in one

By: Basharat Ishtiaque

BACK WATCHERS ALERT
​I’m a girl. A pure bold Muslim Bangladeshi born. I am certainly entitled to live my life my way. No one has the authority over me to make me forgo my rights.

The key thing that affected my life drastically was being born as a female child in Bangladesh. Not to mention, […]

By |September 9th, 2016|Freethinking, Human Rights, Women|1 Comment

The “Gold Star” Dishonesty of the 2016 US Presidential Election

On August 28, 2016, the Democratic Party at its convention for nominating Hillary Clinton as its presidential candidate had Khizr Khan as a political attacker against the Republication Party nominee, Donald Trump. Mr. Trump, with his usual thin skin, retaliated by criticizing the fact that while Mr. Khan talked, his wife sat silently next to […]

Commemorating Niloy Neel: Perished by Al-Qaeda’s Sword, Immortal with the Pen.

Bangladesh, especially the secular progressive section of the country, is under attack by two extremely brutal Islamic terror organizations, namely Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Islamic State (IS). Both of these organizations belong to the Sunni sect and they adhere to tow different strategies to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh. While IS can […]

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