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Wash Post: Peaceful Protests in Kashmir Alter Equation for India

Author: Emily Wax
August 28, 2008


SRINAGAR, India -- Inside dozens of cramped kitchens in this Kashmiri city on Saturday, mothers and daughters prepared to make packets of rice for the hundreds of thousands expected at a sit-in two days later. Outside, their sons and brothers collected change from motorists to buy water and juice.

Drumbeats echoed through the Kashmir Valley as college students chanted "Azadi," or freedom. In middle-class neighborhoods, Internet-savvy students blogged about their views and posted videos of the preparations on YouTube.

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Nigeria: The Morning After

Author: John Campbell
International Herald Tribune

John Campbell argues that the elections in Nigeria reveal the need for the United States and its allies to reach out to Nigeria's North.