Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Banning Ghulam Ali Will Fan Cultural Fascism In India

CC News Letter 12 Oct - Banning Ghulam Ali Will Fan Cultural Fascism In India
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Banning Ghulam Ali Will Fan Cultural Fascism In India
Protest Letter By Cultural Personalities

South Asia is a nuclear flash point with both India and Pakistan possessing nuclear weapons. This tension can be diffused to great extend through people to people friendship and cultural exchanges. Music is borderless. People in India & Pakistani listen to ghazals beyond the borders. Ustad Ghulam Ali is a cultural icon revered both in India and Pakistan. As music lovers, we are aware that music can diffuse conflicts. By preventing Ghulam Ali from singing in India, the fascist forces are trying to spread hatred between the people of two countries. We condemn the design of these forces and we stand for peace and harmony between the people of India and Pakistan

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By Farooque Chowdhury

Capitalist economy is the main culprit behind the climate crisis. The system's interests stand against countering the 2C. And, the US, today's principal imperialist power, plays its role, appropriate to its position. "The US", finds the Capitan America, "is largest historical polluter; 2nd largest emitter annually; has very high per capita CO2."

New Report On Secretive EU Trade Deals Highlights
Corrupt Agenda For Mass Privatisation
By Colin Todhunter

Public services in the EU are under threat from transatlantic trade agreements that could endanger citizens' rights to basic services like water, health, and energy for the sake of corporate profits, according to a new report released today by an international group of NGOs and trade unions

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By Abdus Sattar Ghazali

"Sorry, Islamophobes: Your Anti-Muslim rallies ended up inspiring acts of love and service" This headline of the Huffington Post best describes the fizzle of the nationwide anti-Islam and anti-Muslim rallies organized by what Carol Kuruvilla calls a loosely affiliated group of armed protesters

Russia Supplants U.S. In Global War Against Jihadists
By Eric Zuesse

A meeting between Russia's Vladimir Putin and Saudi Arabia's Defence Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman (son of King Salman) ended on early Monday, October 12th. Agence France-Presse headlined "Vladimir Putin Meets Saudi Prince on 'Political Solution' in Syria," and reported that, whereas the son of the Sunni fundamentalist Saudi King says that his father still insists on removing the Shiite secularist leader Bashar al-Assad from power in Syria and on ending Syria's alliance with Shiite Iran, Prince Salman said that the Saudi King is "in favour of a political solution in Syria."

Patriarchy, Black Listing, And The Language Of Birth -
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By Mickey Z.

Mary Lou and I recently discussed patriarchy, equal rights, gender, violence, de-platforming, erasure, and more. Our conversation went a little something like this…

Shackling Our Own Freedoms
By Pratap Antony

If we see something. We must say something. The thoughtful people amongst us must reject Amor fati, Learned helplessness & Willful blindness from our beings. We must conquer fear and turn our thoughts to 'Willful action', 'Learned helpfulness and 'Love of freedom of choice' and express our right to compassion, humanity and individual dignity and our right to freedom to live in a plural community in peace, love and understanding

Mumbai Slum-Dwellers Hold Awareness Rally
Against Cut-off-Date! Against Demolition!
By Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan

A 300 strong rally rocked Andheri today as slum-residents poured in to demand the safety of their homes from reckless demolition by the government. Recently, homes of the people living in Malvani, Mandala and Mankhurd slums were brutally demolished citing various reasons and vague excuses. Thousands of people including senior citizens and children were rendered homeless overnight. Still unsatisfied, the government is now planning demolition drives in Sidhartha Nagar, Chaar Bangla (Andheri West) where there is massive unrest among the people
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