Mother’s Day, BB murder and Irom Sharmila

Irom Sharmila is force-fed in the secure wing of a hospital in Imphal. Photo: The Independent

Some links I posted to my yahoogroup today:

Why I hate Mother’s Day: “Mothering has been the richest experience of my life, but I am still opposed to Mother’s Day. It perpetuates the dangerous idea that all parents are somehow superior to non-parents…. (it) benefits no one but Hallmark” – well argued piece by Anne Lamott in Salon.com

Analysis: They killed Benazir Bhutto and this is how it happened – Anas Abbas’ painstakingly researched piece at his blog, titled AA@Counterterrorism, Imperialism, Extremism, Bigotry

One woman’s silent quest for peace on India’s wild frontier: Exclusive interview of Manipur’s Irom Sharmila, who has been on the world’s longest known hunger strike since 2008 – good article by Andrew Buncombe in The Independent

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