Sunday, October 11, 2015

No, This Land And Country Is Not Ours Anymore: An Open Letter From An Indian Student
 No, This Land And Country Is Not Ours Anymore: An Open Letter From An Indian Student
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No, This Land And Country Is Not Ours Anymore: An Open Letter From An Indian Student
By Aslah Vadakara

The world has to know. India is no more a democracy. This country's prime minister is on a world tour praising India. You need to stand up and ask. Whether what your brother said was the truth

Israel Kills Toddler And Pregnant Mother In Gaza
By Ali Abunimah

This video shows Yahya Hassan embracing and bidding farewell to his baby daughter Rahaf in Gaza on Sunday. "Wake up, my daughter," the inconsolable father says, and asks relatives to "leave her with me." The toddler died along with her pregnant mother Nour Rasmi Hassan in an Israeli air strike

A Decisive Shift In The Power Balance Has Occurred
By Paul Craig Roberts

The world is beginning to realize that a seachange in world affairs occured on September 28 when President Putin of Russia stated in his UN speech that Russia can no longer tolerate Washington's vicious, stupid, and failed policies that have unleashed chaos, which is engulfing the Middle East and now Europe. Two days later, Russia took over the military situation in Syria and began the destruction of the Islamic State forces

Amnesty International Once Again Refuses To Oppose War
By David Swanson

This doesn't mean Amnesty International is pro-war. This doesn't mean Amnesty International does more harm than good. An arms embargo is exactly what's needed. It does mean that Amnesty International falls far short of the role of good global citizen and maintains a radically different relationship to war than many of its supporters imagine

The 'US Way of War' From Columbus to Kunduz
By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers

The confluence of Columbus Day Weekend and the Kunduz hospital bombing has us thinking about the deep levels of cultural violence in the United States and what can be done to change it. How does the US move from a country dominated by war culture to one dominated by a humanitarian culture? And, how do we do it in time to avoid war with China and Russia, which both advanced closer this week

India-EU FTA: Time For A Fundamental Rethink?
By Kavaljit Singh

This FTA would have profound implications on local employment and manufacturing in India. The cheaper import of agricultural and manufactured goods due to lowering of import tariffs will negatively affect several labour intensive sectors. Unlike Europe, 93 percent of India's workforce is employed by unorganised sector with abysmally low wages and no social security

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