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The Afterglow back on track 

Turin based brit-rock band The Afterglow are back on track. Following the outstanding release of the band’s ‘best of' last January (Things I’ve lost — the greatest hints) a few news run through the grapevine — despite the apparent inactivity. First of all, the guys have a brand new EP ready to be released. Second, Mik & Dave started a parallel project named March The Third, releasing four tracks (including longtime Afterglow fans’ favourite 'Sinead’). Third, Mik & Dave met a fine bloke who also happens to be a fine keyboard player, therefore the band is going to be again a four piece lot. Fourth, in the meanwhile, longtime member and band’s pillar Alex Cherry started his own project and decided to pursue the new path, putting on hold his status as The Afterglow drummer. Fifth, as we have written that it’s gonna be a four piece band, the guys are looking for a new drummer: he who dares trying to fill in the boots for mighty Alex Cherry is very welcome. Casting is ongoing (check the band’s social channels). One thing is sure, there will be more news soon…

India: will Dalits abuse and murders ever come to an end? 

India: will Dalits abuse and murders ever come to an end? These people have less rights than a common pet enjoys in any European or American family.

It is shocking to learn that in India, still today and despite laws enforced back in 1949, the Dalits (or untouchables) are treated as inferior human beings. Among the shameful consequences, shameful for a nation that in theory is a democracy, there is the unacceptable ‘habit’ (because this is such) of raping (better: gang raping) and then killing Dalit girls, without ever facing any consequences. Even worst: should a victim of such an hideous crime survive, it is her who is likely to face consequences, such as being harassed by her very assailants for public ‘shaming’ them.

As one strikingly reads in Rose George’s extraordinary “The Big Necessity” book: ‘untouchability does not apply when it comes to vaginas’. According to the (definitely incomplete and therefore reductive) data of the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, thirteen Dalits were murdered per week and three Dalit women were raped every day over the five years preceding Rose George’s book publishing (2008).

Please read this article from the Times of India, just to begin. It is the tip of an iceberg and you will need guts to go beyond it: but please do, and then do something to help the Dalit girls and women.

There are several organizations that deal with this matter, you can choose your path.



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