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Obituary: Tomas Borge, the last surviving founder-member of the Sandinista Front, dies

Tomas Borge Martinez, one of the founders of Nicaragua’s Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, or FSLN) and former Nicaraguan Interior Minister, died on Monday.

The FSLN was formed in July 1961, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, by Carlos Fonseca, Silvio Mayorga, Noel Guerrero (who left the FSLN and the revolutionary movement) and Tomas Borge. The event is described in Borge’s tribute to Carlos Fonseca (who was killed in 1976, three years before the Sandinistas won the revolutionary war), a book titled Carlos, the dawn is no longer beyond our reach.

The Associated Press obituary is at:

http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/01/v-fullstory/2776829/last-living-founder-of-sandinista.html

and the New York Times obituary is at:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/02/world/americas/tomas-borge-martinez-dies-at-81.html?hpw http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/05/01/v-fullstory/2776829/last-living-founder-of-sandinista.html

From the period of anti-Somoza struggle and through the 11 years of the first FSLN government and later, Borge was considered to be on the left of the FSLN.

Two extracts from Borge’s writing.

On being told of the killing of Carlos Fonseca (Borge was then a prisoner in Somoza’s most notorious jail):

“The Commander at the Tipitapa prison came to my small cell, jubilant…He gave me the news: ‘Carlos Fonseca is dead.’ After a few moments of silence, I answered: ‘You’re wrong, colonel. Carlos is one of the dead who never die.’ The colonel said, ‘You guys are something else.’”

And from Tomas Borge’s poem, “Che,” published in his collection Have You Seen a Red Curtain in My Weary Chamber?:

If yet again we divide history
it must be from that October day
when some learned to tremble
seeing that the fire of the gods
burns in the hearts of men.

We learned, Commandante, that no one
can console us, for those who might
do so must themselves be consoled,
and after all is said and done, what we require
is something else –

How to kill death
how to resurrect life
how, in hell, to visualise utopia.

 

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (resumed: Day 22), April 21, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks. These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 21, 2011 (Day 22 in the series). The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, Kolkata Consulate on Mamata, The Hindu, April 21, 2011, Page 1 story
India Cables, The Hindu, April 21, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, The Hindu, April 21, 2011, Op-Ed page

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Interview with Julian Assange on YouTube, six video excerpts + audio excerpt (on cable reporting and cable journalism) + print, Parts One and Two, The Hindu

Video: excerpts of N. Ram’s April 8, 2011 interview with Julian Assange presented on YouTube

1. Julian Assange on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s reaction to the India Cables

2. Julian Assange on the Jasmine Revolution

3. Julian Assange on the pro-U.S. tilt in India’s Foreign Policy as exposed by WikiLeaks

4. Julian Assange on the nexus between U.S. International Policy and Big Business

5. Julian Assange on the systematisation of unjust practices

6. What moves Julian Assange?

Video excerpts presented at The Hindu’s website:

Video: excerpts of N. Ram’s April 8, 2011 interview with Julian Assange

Audio excerpt: Julian Assange on the difference between cable reporting and cable journalism:

Julian Assange on cable reporting and cable journalism

In print, The Hindu, April 12 and 13, 2011: Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram for The Hindu:

Part One:

‘It means he has a habit of reactively covering up allegations of corruption’, Page 1

WikiLeaks has provided the critical climate for political reform: Assange

Part Two:
WikiLeaks is the method we use towards our goal of a more just society: Assange

Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, interviewed at Ellingham Hall by N. Ram for The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Part Two

Starting March 15, 2011, The Hindu offered readers a broad spectrum of articles and reports based on a first selection from 5,100 India Cables, aggregating six million words, made available to it by WikiLeaks. These stories and the relevant cables were published by the newspaper on 21 consecutive days in March-April 2011.

On April 8, Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, gave a one hour interview at Ellingham Hall in the county of Norfolk to N. Ram, Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, who was accompanied by Hasan Suroor, the newspaper’s U.K. Correspondent.

The first part of the interview was published on April 12, 2011.

In this concluding part, the WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief responds to questions on the government and political reactions in India; the scale and accuracy of the WikiLeaks releases and the care taken not to harm vulnerable and innocent people; the nexus between the policies of the U.S. and other governments and the interests of big business; WikiLeaks as journalism; the distinction between cable reporting and cable journalism; the goal and method of WikiLeaks and the theoretical framework within which it plays its role on the world stage; and what motivates and moves Julian Assange.
Part Two of the interview can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/article1691777.ece and the up to date stories and texts of the India Cables at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram, The Hindu, April 13, 2011, Op-Ed Page, Part Two

Julian Assange, Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, interviewed at Ellingham Hall by N. Ram for The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Part One

On April 8, 2011, Julian Assange, the brilliant and articulate Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks, gave a one-hour interview at Ellingham Hall in the county of Norfolk in the U.K. to N. Ram, The Hindu’s Editor-in-Chief, who was accompanied by Hasan Suroor, the newspaper’s U.K. Correspondent.
The interview covered a broad range of issues relating to India, the world, political economy, journalism, the goals and methods of WikiLeaks, and the theoretical framework worked out by its chief.
These pdfs are of Part One of the interview published by The Hindu (TH) on April 12, 2011. They are a follow-up of stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by the newspaper through WikiLeaks and published over 21 consecutive days in March-April 2011.
The up to date stories and texts of the India Cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/ and the interview at http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/article1688975.ece?homepage=true

Julian Assange interviewed, The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Page 1 lead story
Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram, The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Page 1
Julian Assange interviewed by N. Ram, The Hindu, April 12, 2011, Op-Ed Page, Part One

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 21) April 4, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 4, 2011 (Day 21 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, April 4, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 20) April 3, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 3, 2011 (Day 20 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, April 3, 2011, follow-up on Dow story
India Cables, TH, April 3, 2011, Page 15, Chennai edition

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 19) April 2, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 2, 2011 (Day 19 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, Dow story follow-up, TH, April 2, 2011, Page 18, Chennai edition
India Cables, TH, April 2, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 18) April 1, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of April 1, 2011 (Day 18 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, April 1, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, April 1, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 17) March 31, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 31, 2011 (Day 17 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 31, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 16) March 30, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 30, 2011 (Day 16 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 30, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 15) March 29, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 29, 2011 (Day 15 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 29, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 29, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 14) March 28, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 28, 2011 (Day 14 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 28, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 28, 2011, Op-Ed page

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India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 13) March 27, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 27, 2011 (Day 13 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 27, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 27, 2011, Op-Ed page

India Cables special — the entire series in PDF here! (Day 12) March 26, 2011

These pdfs carry stories of ‘The India Cables’, accessed by The Hindu (TH) through WikiLeaks.
These are pdfs of the full pages from the ‘as printed’ e-paper or digital edition of The Hindu of March 26, 2011 (Day 12 in the series).
The up to date stories and texts of the cables can be read at http://www.thehindu.com/news/the-india-cables/

India Cables, TH, March 26, 2011, Page 1
India Cables, TH, March 26, 2011, Op-Ed page

Courtesy: The Hindu