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Kerala's hartals / bandhs/ 'strike'

Arrived here night of 6 Apr 2011.
Just trying to record the days of Hartal / Strike / Bandh
29 April 2011 - Anti-endosulfan strike, by the State Government
20 May 2011 - Anti-petrol-price-hike strike, by the Transport workers
To be contd....!

"It's a pity...."

A lot happened in a neighbouring country on MayDay.

Here are three relevant articles that bring out the crux of the entire situation.

It's a pity...

The author, Professor Richard Jackson who is Secretary, British International Studies Association and Editor, Critical Studies on Terrorism, writes - ..."And it's a pity that so many are celebrating using violent means to fight a violent group, and that it will most likely lead to a continuing, maybe even intensifying, cycle of violence. It's sad that so few today recognise or understand that the use of violence rarely leads to any long-term solutions, but instead, most often creates ever more violence and suffering in the long run. This event and the response to it are an opportune moment to reflect on our addiction to political violence and our belief that conflict can best be solved by killing…"

...."It's a pity that this event will do nothing to end the sheer stupidity and shameful waste of ten years of war…

A cross-country move!

That's nothing new, of course, and this move is as welcome as any other. It will suffice to say - we moved from an overgrown metropolis to an overgrown village!