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Counter Currents - 2019-03-26 - Original post - cached version

New attack on Venezuela’s national electric system Venezuela presents evidence of opposition paramilitary plot Over $30 billion of Venezuela’s assets stolen by US Lavrov to US: Your Venezuelan coup violates UN Charter Venezuela may divert US-bound oil to Russia & China Venezuela electricity...

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  Events just fly by in the ever-accelerating rush of Trump Time, so it’s easy enough to miss important ones in the chaos. Paul Manafort is sentenced twice and indicted a third time! Whoosh! Gone! The Senate agrees with the House that the United States should stop supporting Saudi Arabia in...

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Here are three important lessons for the progressive left to consider now that it is clear the inquiry by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russiagate is never going to uncover collusion between Donald Trump’s camp and the Kremlin in the 2016 presidential election. Painting the pig’s face The...

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La Rinconada, 5,000 to 5,400m above sea level, corrugated iron shacks, glued to the hills of the surrounding mountains, home to some 50,000 to 70,000 mining inhabitants and competing mafia mobs that control them. La Rinconada, in the Peruvian Andes, the world’s highest, chaotic, poisonous and...

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  Nazareth: When President Donald Trump moved the US embassy to occupied Jerusalem last year, effectively sabotaging any hope of establishing a viable Palestinian state, he tore up the international rulebook. Last week, he trampled all over its remaining tattered pages. He did so, of course, via...

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U.S. Backs Israel’s Annexation of Golan Heights: “Blessing” More Genocidal Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine and a Mafia-Style Message to Russia On March 21, Trump declared “it is time” for the U.S. to “fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty” over the Golan Heights—a militarily strategic region of...

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Finally, it appears that there is realistic hope for an end to the brutal, far-right, regime that U.S. President Barack Obama, through his chief agent on Ukraine, Victoria Nuland, had imposed upon Ukraine, by means of an extraordinarily violent coup in February 2014, which replaced Ukraine’s...

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Despite enormous ongoing effort over more than a thousand years, during and since the formation and shaping of the modern world, and as the number of issues being contested has steadily increased, activists of many types have made insufficient progress on key issues, particularly in relation to...

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By Pilar Viviente and Gary Steven Corseri   Pilar Viviente: Winter tree in Spring light Ready to wake up after Winter No birds yet hopping on the tree But how beautiful you are! Gary Steven Corseri: Tree unblossomed, whose feather-branches brush the morning air…to wake the rocky, sleeping giant...

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Indigenous activist Cecilia Point and former Vancouver Park Board Commissioner Niki Sharma honoured at annual anti racism event in Surrey On Saturday, March 23 Spice Radio honoured two inspiring women for standing up against racism as the world grapples with growing bigotry. As part of its...

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The club of emerging political and economic powers of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa in response to new global challenges is famously known as BRICS. Since its inception in 2006, it has been a platform to highlight the prominence of multi-polar world order challenging the...

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The glorious War for Liberation in Bangladesh turned powerful with the participation of people – the downtrodden, the exploited. They came from poverty-ruled rural areas; they came from machine shops chained to capital; they came from educational institutions – teachers and students primarily...

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Rahul Gandhi’s minimum income announcement has jolted the government. Even if it is merely a political announcement during the poll season and we will have to see its repercussions as well as how it is implemented but that comes later. The political announcements need to be critiqued either by...

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Among the many challenges India faces, the most underappreciated is the ongoing mental health crisis. Mental illness is actually India’s ticking bomb. An estimated 56 million Indians suffer from depression, and 38 million from anxiety disorders. For those who   suffer from   mental illness, life...

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  Employment Service facility in India has a long history. Till 1946, the facility was limited to the mobilization of service personnel and discharged war personnel. Directorate General Employment & Training (DGET) set up Sri Shiva Rao Committee and on its recommendation Employment Services...

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20 years have passed since NATO bombed Yugoslavia for 78 days. The air campaign with at least 900 bombing sorties again announced imperialist power – destroy everything to loot. It was an act of aggression against Yugoslavia, deny the country’s sovereignty and integrity, and violently carve away...

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Gilets Jaunes march with a banner with photo of Zineb Redouane (80) killed by a tear gas shell fired by police in Marseilles.Photo: Youcef Brakni[1] The amazing movement of Gilets Jaunes is continuing for 18 weeks, while six central trade unions CGT, FO, Solidaires, UNEF, UNL and UNL SD jointly...

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The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) data revels that the terror attack in the country saw a major decline since the Narendra Modi government came to power. The data was presented by the Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir in a written statement in the Parliament. The MHA said in the...

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In our generation, perhaps rarely any of one might have read it or heard about it. In my small collection of biographies, there is a purple coloured hardbound, with  pagesturned to smoke yellow biography published eighty-eight years back by George Allen and Unwin Limited, 40 Museum Street,...

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Sustaining a democratic system through periodic free and fair elections is one of the most critical political challenges the world has witnessed. Across countries, people have run the risk of their lives to call for free elections, democratic accountability, the rule of law and respect for human...

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  Borders are cruel. I know this because I’ve been studying the U.S.-Mexico border for more than 40 years. It features prominently in two of my books, written in different decades. It keeps pulling me back. Every time I cross that border, I say to myself that this is no big deal — I’m used to it...

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Given the media barrage surrounding Venezuela’s “humanitarian crisis”, recent tensions on the Venezuela-Colombia border, and talks of “military options” and coup attempts, it was hard to know what to expect on returning to the country for the first time in five years. I envisaged a country on a...

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The US coup with the self-proclaimed Venezuelan puppet president Juan Guaidó has been failing. Right-wing Latin American countries and the European Union, while willing to go along with the charade farce president have not been willing to take military action against Venezuela. This week the US...

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This article was first published on World Water Day, 22 March 2018. Author’s Update, March 24, 2019: Today is World Water Day 2019 – and the situation has become much worse. Today, Jair Bolsonaro, is Brazil’s President, pushed in by Washington, a fascist with no respect for human life, as long...

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Listen: it isn’t about me about ego and it isn’t about you your property income taxes but about EARTH about life about spirit and grandchildren about seven generations and seven times after that about the full spiral circle of planetary life with its shrinking diversity of species and the...

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“Dekh raha hai kya kya sapna raat ko sone waala Ho sone waala Yeh na jaane aankh khule to kya hai hone waala Haa hone waala ( From ‘ yeh duniya nahi jagir kisi ki……. Lyrics by Rajender Kishan in ‘Chowkidaar’ ( 1974) (What dreams the person sleeping might have been dreaming O! That sleeping...

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The UCCRI-ML is contesting elections to the Loksabha, with the above call, by fielding candidates in Telangana (10 constituencies out of 17) and Andhra Pradesh (3 constituencies out of 25).The UCCRI is an organization, founded by veteran communist revolutionaries DV Rao (1917-1984) and Tarimela...

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Inaam (left), Habib (right) and I (photographer) sharing a good laugh at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre in Kabul I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of threepersonal reasons. I miss...

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Revolutionary people is the guarantee for peace and democracy: Maduro Rightists organize mercenaries Plan to assassinate political and military leaders, and judges Plan to sabotage metro system and the Caracas cable car Plan to spread fake news through social media, and organize strikes Bolton’s...

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Many have framed the battle lines in the geopolitics of the emerging new world order as the 21st century’s Great Game. It’s a game that aims to shape the creation of a new Eurasia-centred world, built on the likely fusion of Europe and Asia into what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno...

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On 14th February 2019, vehicles of security forces which were on its way to reach Srinagar came under a heavy attach when a vehicle-borne bomber attacked the vehicles at Lethpora Pulwama. As a result of the attack, 49 CRPF personal died along with the person who carried the attack. As soon as...

Counter Currents - 2019-03-24 - Original post - cached version

 India is witnessing a national crisis of mob lynching for last few years. The term ‘mob lynching’ was unheard until the national media began reporting the incidents from some part of the country. The politicians turned the issue politically, while the numbers of civil-society organizations and...

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The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt The world is witnessing a spring of a new generation of young game-changing women social entrepreneurs that is gate crashing and boldly scripting inspiring stories even as they are pairing their ingenuity...

Counter Currents - 2019-03-24 - Original post - cached version

Nothing happening in the country right now seems to surprise us any more, so  few people  took any notice of  a statement made recently by Injeti Srinivas, the Union Secretary of Corporate Affairs. Speaking on the sidelines of a CII event on 25 February, Srinivas defended a judgement, recorded...

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Modi as PM (Each year of Modi as PM is dealt as one stage, as follows) The THIRD STAGE :2014 onwards  “The Third Stage” of ascent and governance covers the first year of Modi’s Rule as Prime Minister of India and a few important developments of this period are sketched hereunder. The very first...

Counter Currents - 2019-03-23 - Original post - cached version

Soldiers from Opération Sentinelle on patrol in Strasbourg in 2015 Yesterday, the governor of the Paris military district told France Info that soldiers of the Operation Sentinel counter-terror mission had been authorized to fire today on the “yellow vests.” Asked about whether soldiers were...

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I assure you I haven’t, all of a sudden, found religion. The God I refer to is not the God of compassion and humanity, but a mythical God of power, destruction, thievery, under-handedness, double standards etc. etc. as has been used by various western powers throughout history. When those first...

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Rude language and strong denial of atrocities define JNU Administration today. On March 14, JNU’s prospectus was allegedly leaked on social media. JNU Students’ Union called for strike against the alleged 300% fee hike. The leaked prospectus was found doing the rounds on social networks. The...

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23rd March, 1931! At 7:30pm, the British Government silently hanged three revolutionaries in Lahore Jail. Then through a pit smuggled the dead bodies to Ganda Singh Wala village (now situated in Pakistan). They burnt the corpses and threw the ashes into the river. Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and...

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A public meeting was organized by Janhastakshep on The Challenges of 2019 and the Role of Media on 22 March 2019 at the Press club. Veteran journalist and columnist Prem Shankar Jha; Hartosh Singh Bal, the editor of Caravan and Professor Apoorvanand of Delhi University were the main speakers....

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We keep hearing it.  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is firm on the view that the Yemen conflict should conclude. “We all want this conflict to end,” he never tires of saying. “We all want to improve the dire humanitarian situation.”  Then comes the nub, poking, irritating and undeniable: “But...

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“Will it serve the purpose in curbing growing wave of Islamophobia in world or it will further potentiative it to level than ever” INSIDE OUT Sheikh Umar Ahmad New Zealand terrorist attack on Muslims in mosque was one of the worst attacks depicting rising wave of Islamophobia in world. This...

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Edited remarks at Brookings seminar in Doha: Lessons from the 2019 Asian Cup: Sports, Globalization, and Politics in the Arab World Imagining himself as a peacemaker in a conflict-ridden part of the world, FIFA President Gianni Infantino sees a 2022 World Cup shared by Qatar with its Gulf...

Counter Currents - 2019-03-23 - Original post - cached version

    The Christchurch tragedy has exposed the Canberra virus that haemorrhages hypocrisy, racism, lies, scaremongering and heartlessness infecting the Australian psyche. Normalised cruelty against asylum seekers Since Tampa, and more specifically since John Howard, Australia changed. Howard, the...

Counter Currents - 2019-03-23 - Original post - cached version

A Critique – by Dr. K. S. Sharma Chief Minister – Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Policies – Programmes X-rayed is the Title of a mega-volume of 672 Pages in Kannada,  traversing and x-raying the two decades of Narendra Modi’s Political travelogue.  In order to provide a Bird’s Eye-view of this...

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People displaced by flooding are seen at Bangula evacuation camp, in Nsanje, Malawi, March 12, 2019 [ Credit: L. Masina/VOA] The dire social and economic conditions which prevail for millions of workers and toilers in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Madagascar have been tragically exposed by...

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Boeing’s sales-driven avoidance of producing effective manuals with upgraded pilot training was courting disaster as was outrageously leaving many of the pilots in the dark As internal and external pressures mount to hold Boeing responsible for its criminal negligence, the giant company is...

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 23rd March, 2019 is the 88thanniversary of the martyrdom of three great revolutionaries, Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, who were hanged at Lahore for working to overthrow the British rule in India.  The British government like any other colonial power thought that with the physical...

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  “Why don’t you go to Venezuela and speak to people living there to find out what is really going on?” Invariably, any article or post on social media presenting a different view to that pushed by the corporate media would prompt numerous comments such as this — almost always from people not in...

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Let me remind that we are living in the era of the deep crisis of thought and ‘age of cultural intolerance’ across the world because of the Right-wing conservative forces has captured the power in most of the countries. For instance, the rise of Donald Trump in the USA, Tayyip Erdogan in Turkey...

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