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Monday, August 21, 2017

CounterCurrents: From Oil To Climate Genocide

Dear Friend,

Sally Dugman's article "Where Should Be Limits In Medical Intervention?" is perhaps the most difficult article I had to post. I posted it because it raises some fundamental questions. You can agree or disagree. 

Dr Gideon Polya raises the important issue of 10 billion deaths in a near-terminal Climate Genocide from burning fossil fuels.

Hadiya, a Hindu girl who became muslim and then married a muslim groom has become a national issue now. The High Court of Kerala annulled the marriage alleging forced conversion. The supreme court of India has orderd a probe into the terrorism angle into the marriage. Syed Ali Mujtaba raises the question, is marriage really an act of terrorism?

K.P Sasi's cartoon looks at corporatism, patenting and the commons. 

I hate to say it, but I have to say it to save CC, our fund raising is going slow. Please lend a helping hand to keep CC survive

In Solidarity

Binu Mathew

Where Should Be Limits In Medical Intervention?
by Sally Dugman 

Where should be limits in medical intervention? When is enough simply enough? Who’s to pay for any excesses? … It’s an ethical kind as well as other sorts of dilemmas, such as the legal sorts or the kinds related to the emotional trauma involved.

Israeli-Palestinian & Middle East Conflict – From Oil To Climate Genocide
by Dr Gideon Polya 

The 100 year Middle East conflict including the  genocidal Zionist colonization of Palestine has been about Anglo-American desire for hegemony and control of oil. However the horrendous deaths from the now global US War on Muslims may be dwarfed by a predicted 10 billion deaths in a near-terminal Climate Genocide from burning fossil fuels. Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Apartheid Israel,  its supporters, US Alliance war criminals  and terracidal climate criminals are our last hope to stop this War on Humanity.

Note To Colleagues At My New School Focusing On The Myth Of American Innocence
by Richard Oxman 

Racism rules the headlines these days. [Pause.] One cannot put an end to racism if one is engaged in bombing, sanctioning, starving or immiserating people of color overseas routinely. Oh yes, the U.S. Military is, arguably, also the greatest single polluter on the planet.

There’s Blood On Your Hands, Mr Trump!
by Taj Hashmi 

Although I had no illusions about Trump being peace loving, just a harmless idiot, and an apolitical demagogue having no political agendas – as Obama misread him – I write this to point out that not Kim Jong-un but Donald Trump is posing the biggest security threat to the world, and to his own country. 

A Case For An Incompetent President
by Dr Arshad M Khan 

There it is then, a vote for an incompetent president … and an ineffective one.  Can you imagine a sane general going to war for Trump?

How Financial Illiteracy Is Duping People Of Millions Of Precious Savings
by Moin Qazi 

The issue is lot more nuanced than what we are seeing today. Nuances change from culture to culture and consumer segment to consumer segment. The consumers will come into the formal financial sector and embrace the new opportunities believing that if they change their behavior and exert the effort to get into the new world then certain specific pains will disappear. We have thus to address real pains, not just offer benefits.

Hadiya Case: A Potpourri of Conversion, Marriage And Security Case
by Syed Ali Mujtaba 

The case related to annulment of interreligious marriage between a Muslim groom and Hindu turned Muslim bride by the Kerala High Court has caught the imagination of the entire nation. This national interest in this case is because it has reached the Supreme Court where some high profile lawyers of the country are arguing for and against, bringing out many layers of this high profile matrimonial dispute.

India Now! Cartoon By K.P Sasi

Cartoon By K.P Sasi

Anti-racism protesters totally eclipsed Boston's right-wing Free Speech rally

Anti-racism protesters totally eclipsed Boston's right-wing Free Speech rally

Stephanie Keith via Twitter/Newsweek

The Boston Free Speech rally, which many feared would draw a violent crowd of white supremacists Saturday, was instead overshadowed by thousands of counter-protesters denouncing bigotry and racism.
The dueling demonstrations on Boston Common showed a shocking disparity in size. As Vox’s Alex Ward reported from the scene, the Free Speech rally, scheduled to begin at noon, was only permitted for 100 participants. The press was not allowed within a policed perimeter of the Free Speech rally, gathered in by the Parkman Bandstand — a small gazebo in Boston’s public park.
Meanwhile, counter-demonstrators — which, as Ward reported, were conservatively estimated to outnumber the Free Speech rally-goers 15 to one — filled the grounds outside a security perimeter, drowning out the speeches at the Free Speech rally.
More anti-racism protesters, led by the Black Lives Matter chapter, marched through Boston Saturday from the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center to join the counter demonstration at Boston Common. Police are estimating roughly 15,000 people in the march, according to ABC News.

Aerial view shows large crowd of counter-demonstrators marching through Boston ahead of planned "free speech" rally. 
The two protests come in the aftermath of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week, including when a Nazi-sympathizer drove his car into a crowd of anti-racism counter-demonstrators, protesting a white supremacist rally, killing one and injuring more than a dozen others.
The events in Charlottesville sparked national outrage after President Donald Trump equivocated his condemnation of white supremacists. Trump waited two days to denounce the hate groups by name, and went on the next day to give what was largely received as a defense of the alt-right — a fringe conservative movement that espouses white nationalist politics.
After Charlottesville, reports of similar white supremacist rallies planned for Saturday dissipated. Instead, several pre-planned Free Speech rallies — which have caused controversy for being in defense of hate speech — continued to go on as scheduled.
But on Saturday, it was clear those voices were outnumbered, and outshouted.

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Cornel West: I've Never Seen the Kind of Hatred I Saw in Charlottesville 
Visiting professor Cornel West discusses an idea from W.E.B. Du Bois' The Souls of Black Folk with his students. (photo: Eli Burakian/Dartmouth News) 
Bill Platt, Dartmouth News 
Platt writes: "West noted that the demonstrators did not cover their faces like the hooded Klansmen of the past, and many appeared to be clean-cut white men in their 30s." 
Republican Committees Have Paid Nearly $1.3 Million to Trump-Owned Entities This Year 
Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy, The Washington Post 
Excerpt: "The Republican National Committee paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month after the party held a lavish fundraiser at the venue in June, the latest example of how GOP political committees are generating a steady income stream for President Trump's private business, new Federal Election Commission records show." 
Ellen Pao | This Is How Sexism Works in Silicon Valley 
Ellen Pao, The Cut 
Pao writes: "I sued Kleiner Perkins for sexual harassment and discrimination in a widely publicized case in which I was often cast as the villain - incompetent, greedy, aggressive, and cold. My husband and I were both dragged through the mud, our privacy destroyed. For a long time I didn't challenge those stories, because I wasn't ready to talk about my experience in detail. Now I am." 
Please, God, Save Gary Cohn From Himself 
William D. Cohan, Vanity Fair 
Cohan writes: "Trump's economic adviser should resign before he loses any more credibility." 
Sex Offenders Can Live Next Door to Victims in Many States 
Justin Juozapavicius, Associated Press 
Juozapavicius writes: "Advocacy groups said most legislatures across the U.S. would be able to close the loophole in their laws relatively easily, and said such measures typically receive strong backing from victims, clergy, parents and police." 
Trump's Rejection of National Climate Report Would Do More Harm Than Paris Exit 
Gary Yohe, The Conversation 
Yohe writes: "A scientific report done every four years has been thrust into the spotlight because its findings directly contradict statements from the president and various cabinet officials." 

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