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Counter Currents - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version

This morning when I opened Facebook, my newsfeed was swarmed with people sharing the same monosyllabic status update. They were writing Binod, a male given name popular in Asia, and people in the comment section were leaving Binod in the comments. When I switched to Twitter, Binod was trending...

Kafila - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version

Guest post by JAMAL KIDWAI Agha Sahab ( Agha Ashraf Ali), passed away at the age of 94 on the 7th of  August, 2020. I was lucky to know Agha Sahab closely because of his intimate connection with Jamia Millia Islamia and our long standing family friendship. He would come down to Delhi in the …...

Kafila - 2020-08-11 - Original post - cached version

[Democracy Dialogues Lecture Series ( Webinar) Organised by New Socialist Initiative] Date and Time: Sunday, August 16, 2020, at 6 PM IST (8.30 AM EST in the US) Join us Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/newsocialistinitiative.nsi Topic: The Structural Contradictions of Indian Democracy...

Kafila - 2020-08-10 - Original post - cached version

You can see the English translation by Radwa Ashour of the original poem in Arabic by the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti , after this translation into Hindustani by AYESHA KIDWAI एक अनोखी रात उसकी उंगली दरवाज़े की घंटी को बस छूनेवाली है दरवाज़ा, बहुत ही आहिस्ता आहिस्ता, खुलता है. वो अंदर आता...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-08-09 - Original post - cached version



Narcissism! Psychopath! GOSSSLYTIN! It’s all the rage!  Tristan and I will deconstruct what these terms really mean and how the Youtube dramasphere is misusing these terms, as well as considering the symbolism and meaning in these two films that enlighten us on the topics of...

Kafila - 2020-08-09 - Original post - cached version

अगर हम प्रोफेसरों के पदों की बात करें तो यूजीसी के मुताबिक अनुसूचित जाति से आने वाले प्रत्याशियों के लिए आरक्षित 82.82 फीसदी पद, अनुसूचित जनजाति तबके से आने वाले तबकों के लिए आरक्षित 93.98 फीसदी पद और अन्य पिछड़ी जातियों के लिए आरक्षित 99.95 फीसदी पद आज भी खाली पड़े हैं। असोसिएट प्रोफेसर के …...

Kafila - 2020-08-07 - Original post - cached version

A caste-based society will overcome legal codes that make equality the norm unless people actively bring change. Will we ever know the category-wise distribution of vice chancellors of the forty central universities located across the country? Thanks to the rules governing these universities,...

Kafila - 2020-08-05 - Original post - cached version

Banojyotsna Lahiri shared her translation of some excerpts from  a poem by Rabindranath Tagore, written 120 years ago, titled “Deeno Daan”. It is about a temple. Original Bangla below the translation. “There is no god in that temple”, said the Saint. The King was enraged; “No God? Oh Saint, aren...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-04 - Original post - cached version

On American Democracy

In American political discourse we frequently hear the term “our democracy.” For example, the Russiagaters are fond of this term. The term grates. The sound of the utterance “our democracy” is not as bad as the sound of fingernails scratching a chalkboard, but it’s...

Dissident Voice - 2020-08-02 - Original post - cached version

A look at the social and economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a specific focus on the incompetent state responses of the UK, Brazil and the United States.

Featuring an interview with anarchist writer Peter Gelderloos, author of Diagnostic of the Future: Between the...

Kafila - 2020-08-02 - Original post - cached version

यह मानने के पर्याप्त आधार हैं कि राम मंदिर के भूमि पूजन के लिए चुना गया यह समय एक छोटी रेखा के बगल में बड़ी रेखा खींचने की क़वायद है, ताकि नरेंद्र मोदी और उनकी सरकार की बढ़ती असफलताएं जैसे- कोविड कुप्रबंधन, बदहाल होती अर्थव्यवस्था और गलवान घाटी प्रसंग- इस परदे के पीछे चले जाएं. अयोध्या में …...

Kafila - 2020-08-01 - Original post - cached version

Guest post by ARVIND KUMAR अभय दुबे की पुस्तक हिन्दू एकता बनाम ज्ञान की राजनीति पर जारी बहस में एक योगदान। दि प्रिंट में 8 जुलाई 2020 को  योगेंद्र यादव का लेख ‘भारतीय सेक्युलरिज्म पर हिन्दी की यह किताब उदारवादियों की पोल खोल सकती थी मगर नज़रअंदाज़ कर दी गई है’, अभय दुबे की पुस्तक को केंद्र मे रखकर...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-08-01 - Original post - cached version

I return to host the last hour of the h@lex J0nes Show, covering Davos head Klaus Schwab’s admission the whole system of IoT, chlps and more are all real.  In fact, Schwab’s book is two years prior to the Cooof, and preps us for geeoengineering, the circular economy and more.  Klaus lays out...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-27 - Original post - cached version

Portland protests say Go Home Feds as protests grow (by Noah Berger, AP)

Today is the 60th day of protests since the murder of George Floyd. This weekend, people marched in cities across the country in solidarity with Portland and in opposition to the US becoming a police state.

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Kafila - 2020-07-25 - Original post - cached version

क्या कोई जानता है 21वीं सदी की शुरुआत में चकवारा के दलितों के एक अहम संघर्ष को? जयपुर से बमुश्किल पचास किलोमीटर दूर चकवारा के दलितों ने गांव के सार्वजनिक तालाब पर समान हक पाने के लिए इस संघर्ष को आगे बढ़ाया था। अठारह साल का वक्फा गुजर गया जब दलितों ने इस संघर्ष में … Continue reading आज़ाद...

Kafila - 2020-07-22 - Original post - cached version

The attitude of respect and reverence towards fellow men is yet to develop in India. Does anybody still remember the Dalits of Chakwara, a village around 50km from Jaipur in Rajasthan, who had launched a struggle to gain access to the pond in their village? It is more than 18 years since the...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-07-21 - Original post - cached version



Comic Chrissie Mayr joins me to discuss the intersection of two worlds – the world of comedy and “conspiracy.”  Chrissie has recently interviewed some “CTs” as well as hopping on Sam Tripoli’s Tinfoil Hat with me and Isaac.  Chrissie and I will discuss the nature of comedy, how it is...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-20 - Original post - cached version

Orientation

From the macro to the micro

When it comes to stereotypes of the masses of revolutionary people, the masses have built barricades that look like forts which they hide behind, armed with guns. But if we trace the behavior of masses back far enough to pre-...

Kafila - 2020-07-19 - Original post - cached version

John Lewis ( 21 February 1940 – 17 July 2020) Legendary Civil Rights leader John Lewis died on 17 th July 2020. An analyst wrote ”Lewis, a titan of the civil rights movement, died on Friday at the age of 80, severing a vital link with the generation that rose in the 60s to resist … Continue...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-07-18 - Original post - cached version



Having read Klaus Schwab’s new book Fourth Industrial Revolution, I will bring you the new installment of the elite books series.  We will look at what Klaus says Davos has planned, the continuity across spheres, the layers, the use of crises, the new economy, and other so called...

Kafila - 2020-07-17 - Original post - cached version

  (Webinar – Sunday, July 19, 5 pm) Shakespeare said, what is past is prologue. A simple-minded rationalist may be contented to assume that past is fixed as it has already gone into the making of the present. Nothing can be done to change it. The truth however is that past is being ‘remade’...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-17 - Original post - cached version

We may know where one is, we may regularly pass by one, but most of us will never go to prison. Dark Islands of Confinement, existing in a space separated from the rest of society, where men, women and youths are locked up, often poorly treated, seldom rehabilitated.

Black men and people...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-07-16 - Original post - cached version

What is up with Britney Spears?? Mk U1tra? Mind kontrol? Is she being handled? Mass media is speculating along with her fans, so Sam TripoIi gathered some comedians to solve the issue. Compound Media host Chrissie Mayr joins me and Sam and Isaac Weishaupt to cover the Disney background and mouse...

Kafila - 2020-07-16 - Original post - cached version

  In a recent book Hindu Ekta Banaam Gyan ki Rajneeti [Hindu Unity versus the Politics of Knowledge] (Vani 2019), my colleague and friend Abhay Kumar Dubey raises some extremely important issues that have now become central to the struggle for a more just and inclusive India. The book is in...

Kafila - 2020-07-15 - Original post - cached version

How discrimination is integrated into the daily lives of the Indian diaspora still needs to be understood. What happens to caste when Indians migrate to Western countries? Do their feelings of being born superior or inferior, their belief in the purity-pollution ethic, just melt away? The “model...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-14 - Original post - cached version

If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.

— O’Brien to Winston Smith in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four

Seventy years ago, on August 29, 1949, the Soviets successfully tested their first nuclear bomb, and...

Kafila - 2020-07-13 - Original post - cached version

You can read the English translation by Radwa Ashour, of Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti’s poem Counsel, below this translation into Hindustani by AYESHA KIDWAI “La reproduction interdite” by Rene Magritte 1937. सलाह  हैरत ज़दा, असमंजस में, उस ने हमें बुलवाया और हम हाज़िर हुए. उसकी संगेमरमर की...

Kafila - 2020-07-12 - Original post - cached version

भारतीयों के मन में व्याप्त दोहरापन यही है कि वह ऑस्ट्रेलिया में भारतीय छात्रों पर होने वाली ज़्यादतियों से उद्वेलित दिखते हैं, पर अपने यहां के संस्थानों में आए दिन दलित-आदिवासी या अल्पसंख्यक छात्रों के साथ होने वाली ज़्यादतियों को सहजबोध का हिस्सा मानकर चलते हैं. (फोटो: रॉयटर्स) ‘जाति समस्या-...

Kafila - 2020-07-11 - Original post - cached version

MAYA ANGELOU recites her iconic poem Still I Rise, followed by the translation into Hindustani by NIVEDITA MENON below.   चाहे लिख दो मेरी कहानी, झूठी, विकृत, कडवी सी, चाहे कुचल दो  मिट्टी में, उड़ जाऊंगी, मैं धूल सी.   मेरी गुस्ताखी से हो नाराज़? क्या इतना दुःख है दिल में? मेरी चाल का यह …...

Kafila - 2020-07-10 - Original post - cached version

रणवीर सेना, जिस पर बहुत पहले पाबंदी लगायी जा चुकी है, नए सिरे से सुर्खियों में है। पिछले दिनों उसने अपने सोशल मीडिया पेज पर भीम आर्मी के बिहार प्रमुख गौरव सिराज और एक अन्य कार्यकर्ता वेद प्रकाश को खुलेआम धमकाया है। उसने अपने ‘सैनिकों’ को आदेश दिया है कि उन्हें ‘जिन्दा या मुर्दा’ गिरफ्तार करें।...

Dissident Voice - 2020-07-09 - Original post - cached version

Orientation

In Part I of this article, I begin by grounding neoliberal psychology in the political and economic reality of neoliberalism between 1970 to 2020. First, we discussed the historical origins of neoliberalism, and then its economic exploitation, mystification and...

Kafila - 2020-07-07 - Original post - cached version

‘विमन अगेन्स्ट सेक्शूअल वायलेंस एंड स्टेट रिप्रेशन’ (WSS) की कल्पना मेहता को श्रद्धांजलि ‘विमन अगेन्स्ट सेक्शूअल वायलेंस एंड स्टेट रिप्रेशन’ (WSS) कल्पना मेहता के उनके निवास इंदौर, मध्य प्रदेश में निधन पर गहरा शोक व्यक्त करता है. एक ऐसे समय में जब हम व्यापक पैमाने पर अभूतपूर्व सार्वजनिक...

Kafila - 2020-07-03 - Original post - cached version

You can see the English translation of the original poem by the Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti , after this translation into Hindustani by AYESHA KIDWAI कितनी कला, बारीक़ सोच, हिचकिचाहट, और क़ुरबानी की रातें, कम या ज़्यादा कीमत अदा कर, तुम्हें लगती हैं एक सरल सा आला अविष्कार करने में? एक तानाशाह...

Kafila - 2020-07-02 - Original post - cached version

My earlier posts on the Kerala Left’s inability to forge an adequate and democratizing response to the ‘societal emergencies’ that have challenged Malayali society in the 21st century, and on the completely-unjustified attack on the body artist Rehana Fathima seem to have irritated, even angered...

Kafila - 2020-07-01 - Original post - cached version

अहमदाबाद के जमालपुर के पास स्थित वसन्त-रजब चौक कितने लोगों ने देखा है? देखा तो कइयों ने होगा, और आज की तारीख में उससे रोज गुजरते भी होंगे, मगर अंगुली पर गिनने लायक लोग मिलेंगे जिन्होंने चौराहे के इस नामकरण का इतिहास जानने की कोशिश की होगी। मुमकिन है गुजरने वाले अधिकतर ने आज के … Continue reading...

Kafila - 2020-06-30 - Original post - cached version

Guest Post by Aman Abhishek गुलफीशा फ़ातिमा, सफुरा जरगर, देवांगना कलिता और नताशा नरवाल दुनिया के जाने-माने प्रोफ़ेसर और पत्रकार डॉक्टर लेता होन्ग फ़िंचर अपनी किताब “बिट्रेइंग बिग ब्रदर: दी फेमनिस्ट अवेकनिंग इन चाइना” में लिखती हैं कि किस तरह चीनी सरकार के द्वारा मार्च 2015 में पांच कार्यकर्तायों...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version

Loud acts of racism, like the atrocious killing of George Floyd by a US police officer; the disproportionate number of black men incarcerated in American prisons or the high percentage of young black or minority ethnic (BAME) men subjected to ‘stop and search’ by police in Britain are blatant...

Kafila - 2020-06-29 - Original post - cached version

I am making appeal here to all people who really care for children’s rights beyond the hypocrisies of the global child rights discourse. A controversy is raging in Kerala over a video of body art posted by the body-activist Rehana Fathima in which her two children paint an image of a phoenix on...

Kafila - 2020-06-27 - Original post - cached version

Before I start, a request:    Friends who are reading this, if you are close to Noam Chomsky, Amartya Sen, or Soumya Swaminathan, or the other left-liberals who appear in the Kerala government-sponsored talk series from outside Kerala, please do forward this to them? I hope to reach them.   The...

Kafila - 2020-06-26 - Original post - cached version

Even today the attempt is to whitewash Manusmriti, not shun it. But all is not lost as the ripples of Black Lives Matter have reached Indian shores. It was 1927, the second phase of the historic Mahad Satyagrah was on, and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar led thousands of people in burning the Manusmriti,...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-06-20 - Original post - cached version



It’s been recommended for many years and I finally forced myself to watch it.  It’s definitely not for everyone, but this film is definitely one of the most “esoteric” and “occult” films of all time.  We will analyze the film’s stages and symbolism, as well as the meaning of its strange...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-20 - Original post - cached version

For almost a decade, I have been covering “Color Revolutions” in virtually all parts of the world. While making a film for TeleSur, I was facing Egyptian tanks, risking my life under sniper fire, getting roughed-up in the middle of clashes of the supporters of al-Sisi and Morsi.

Together...

Kafila - 2020-06-17 - Original post - cached version

Darren Sammy has revealed he faced racism in India at a time when the world is battling racism. India needs to join this fight. Darren Sammy, the famous all-rounder from West Indies, is a legend. He has led his country team and is the only captain to have won two T20 World Cups, in 2012 …...

Kafila - 2020-06-16 - Original post - cached version

आज जब पूरे देश में धार्मिक स्थलों को खोला जा रहा है, तब बीते दिनों ‘सांप्रदायिक’ होने का इल्ज़ाम झेलने वाले केरल के मलप्पुरम ज़िले ने अपनी अलग राह चुनी है. कोरोना के बढ़ते मामलों के मद्देनज़र वहां की पांच हज़ार मस्जिदों को अनिश्चितकाल तक बंद रखने समेत कई धार्मिक स्थलों को न खोलने का फ़ैसला लिया गया है...

Kafila - 2020-06-15 - Original post - cached version

Guest Post by JAMAL KIDWAI Ibn-e-Insha (15 June 1927 – 11 January 1978) would have turned 93 today. We celebrate his birthday by curating some of his best poetry, sung by leading vocalists from India and Pakistan. Born in Jalandhar, Punjab, on 15 June 1927, he was named Sher Mohammad Khan by his...

Jay's Analysis - 2020-06-14 - Original post - cached version



Today we cover a couple works I was able to get ahold of, namely John C. Lilly’s revealing autobiography and a futurist book with essays discussing UBI, technocracy, the new era of spirituality and more.  The past two weeks have shown us the world is fast moving into this new era....

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-14 - Original post - cached version



The system based on a combination of police brutality, mass imprisonment, and evictions at gunpoint may be collapsing, but if it’s going to fall in the direction we want it to fall in, we need to push it that way.  And if we want to make that happen, we have to organize to stop the...

Kafila - 2020-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Guest post by JANAKI NAIR Maj General GD Bakshi (hereafter MGB) feels enough is enough. Having dealt with the Information Warfare and Psychological Operations in the Indian Army, he has now trained his guns on the internal enemy, abandoning the trenches of Jai Jawan for the far messier...

Dissident Voice - 2020-06-14 - Original post - cached version

Fawlty Towers

It’s all getting nasty. The urge to remove statues in hurried indignation; the lust to censor programmes now deemed offensive; the erasure of history, which, any sensible sort should know, is often a panoramic...

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