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In India and Israel, the burden of protest falls on the victims of injustice | Pankaj Mishra, The Guardian

The moment of truth is approaching for Obama and his like who preach the high morality of non-violence to the powerless

At a dark moment in postcolonial history, when many US-backed despots seemed indestructible, the great Urdu poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz, whose centenary falls this year, wrote: “We shall witness [the day] when the enormous mountains of tyranny blow away like cotton”. That miraculous day promised by the poet finally came in Egypt and Tunisia this spring. We have since witnessed many of the world’s acknowledged legislators scrambling to get on the right side of history.

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