Friday, July 10, 2015

Messiah Politics or Grassroots Movements?

CC News Letter 10 July - Messiah Politics or Grassroots Movements?
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Binu Mathew

Greek Government Approves Brutal Austerity Measures  In Proposal To EU
By Alex Lantier

Greece's Syriza-led government agreed to a massive new €13 billion (US$14.34 billion) package of austerity measures yesterday evening, less than a week afterSunday's landslide "no" vote in a referendum on European Union (EU) austerity. The proposal would be the deepest package of cuts since the EU austerity drive began in Greece in late 2009. It goes well beyond the proposed €8 to 9 billion in cuts initially demanded by the EU in talks with Syriza

Pentagon Concludes America Not Safe Unless It Conquers The World
By Paul Craig Roberts

This report tells us that war with Russia is our future unless Russia agrees to become a vassal state like every country in Europe, and Canada, Australia, Ukraine, and Japan. Otherwise, the neoconservatives have decided that it is impossible for Americans to tolerate living with a country that makes decisions independently of Washington. If American cannot be The Uni-Power dictating to the world, better that we are all dead. At least that will show the Russians

Document Shows CIA Reaction To Finding No WMD In Iraq
By David Swanson

The National Security Archive has posted several newly available documents, one of them an account by Charles Duelfer of the search he led in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction, with a staff of 1,700 and the resources of the U.S. military

As New US History Books Downplay White Supremacy,
"Bible Defence Of Slavery" A Top Downloaded Book
By Robert Barsocchini

In Texas, the latest State Board of Education history books "downplay slavery's role" in the Civil War, and entirely "omit [the] KKK" as well as Jim Crow segregation dictates, which remained in place until 1965, with "de jure segregation mainly applied to the Southern United States, while Northern segregation was generally de facto"

President Obama Accepts Slavery In Order To Win TPP Trade Deal
By Eric Zuesse

So that U.S. President Barack Obama can end a roadblock and win the agreement of other nations for his proposed Trans Pacific Partnership, he has decided to remove one of the nations, Malaysia, from the U.S. State Department's official list of countries that allow slavery. Malaysia, which recently found over a hundred graves of discarded slaves, has been on the U.S. State Department's "Tier 3" list of slave nations, along with North Korea, Zimbabwe, Syria, and Iran, but, unlike those other countries, Obama wants Malaysia to be included in his Trans Pacific Partnership; so, he has decided to remove Malaysia from that official list

Jeb Bush: "People Need To Work Longer Hours." Media Soften It
By Eric Zuesse

Jeb Bush, on July 8th:  "My aspiration for the country, and I believe we can achieve it, is 4 percent growth as far as the eye can see. Which means we have to be a lot more productive, workforce participation has to rise from its all-time modern lows. It means that people need to work longer hours, and, through their productivity, gain more income for their families. That's the only way we're going to get out of this rut that we're in."

A Reflection On Pope Francis' Clarion Call To #sharetheplanet
By Adam Parsons

The Catholic Church has embraced a radical position on sharing the world's resources, one that we would all do well to heed and ponder. But the real significance of Laudato Si' is its powerful message on the centrality of ending poverty for healing the wider crises of climate change and environmental degradation

Messiah Politics or Grassroots Movements? Synoptic Description of Messiah Politics
By Jon Kofas

In 2001 throughout the Western World, the Middle East and North Africa, grassroots movements challenged mainstream politics, in which category belongs 'Messiah politics' - I would also characterize it as 'Savior politics' or 'hero-worship politics'. This is not to suggest that the choice in "social contracts", as Enlightenment thinkers defined the concept, is between 'Messiah politics' - salvation from a Savior acting as a benevolent master of the masses - or grassroots movements invariably linked to protest, dissidence and /or revolution - salvation from below with the masses' participation

Child Rights And Death Of Young Mind In ILPS (Inner Line Permit System) Agitation Of Manipur
By John Gaingamlung Gangmei

The tragic incident of 8th July 2015 is very disturbing, indigestible and unacceptable, a 16 year old boy Sapam Robinson of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary School of Imphal East was killed hit by a tear gas shell and many school going children (minor) were injured by the state force

Because Life Is A Gift
Book Review By Roshan

This awe-inspiring book tells the stories of 15 people from across India whom the author has encountered who have refused to let the severe physical disabilities and accompanying traumas that they have suffered make them give up on life. They have chosen to respond to the enormous pain they have undergone in amazingly positive ways, bringing hope and cheer to themselves as well as to many others. For us, who often feel overwhelmed by the challenges that life inevitably throws up at almost every corner, these 'disabled' or 'differently-abled' people have a powerful and compelling message of hope: Never give up, no matter what the odds, for life is a beautiful gift!

Ranbir Kapoor Supports FTII Strike

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