Sunday, February 26, 2017
CounterCurrents: Refugees..... Let's stand with them
Refugees are facing the brunt of the local populations everywhere. These are two stories you don't want to hear.
"South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria"
"Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram"
Both written by Anderline Amamgbo of Pressenza.
Mumtaz Ahmad Numani explores a lesser researched aspect of Kashmir, the ecological damage caused by military deployment, on both sides of the border.
Also many stories from around the world on a variety of topics.
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South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria
by Anderline Amamgbo
An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob, the two sides separated by only a few metres, wielding bricks, wooden poles and other weapons. Police finally managed to disperse them with stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannons.
Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram
by Anderline Amamgbo
Over 500 Nigerians who fled into northern Cameroon to escape Boko Haram Islamists have been forced to return to Nigeria, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
“Body counts are completely irrelevant”: H.R. McMaster, the new National Security Advisor
by Leftist Critic
It is worrisome that McMaster has Trump’s ear. He almost sounds like Trump when he declared that “we will defeat” today’s “enemies” (“the terrorists”), notes a “humanitarian catastrophe of colossal scale” in the Mideast, and worries about the “warrior ethos” being under threat. McMaster’s appointment shows that Trump is dedicated to the use of Special Ops (“legendary warriors”) across the world, that the Afghan war will continue, and that drone strikes will continue unabated, all signs that the US military will expand its tentacles of terror across this blue planet.
The Insane And The Sane As Bigotry Unleashed: Indian/Pakistani Victims
by Dr Arshad M Khan
One can imagine the two shot could have been the CEOs of Microsoft and Google — they too are of Indian ethnicity and represent the remarkable contributions of immigrants in the high-tech industry. In this tragedy was a hero: Ian Grillot, 24, tried to wrest the gun away and was shot in the hand and chest. He is expected to survive.
For Automation to Benefit Society, It Must Serve Humans, Not Replace Them
by David Korten
Let us strive for an economy in which a primary goal and responsibility of business is to make work meaningful, build relationships of internal and external community, and heal the Earth. A combination of the appropriate use of automation and of worker and community ownership would make this possible. This might be a foundational element of a positive democratic vision for a living Earth economy, around which all people of good will can enthusiastically unite.
Is Kashmir Ecology A Neglected Dimension Between Peace and Security?
by Mumtaz Ahmad Numani
Caught between the nuclear powers, the region seems to be is on the card of ecological destruction—which has brought an impression of hell from heaven. So, in pursuit of commanding peace and prosperity across the borders in general and in valley in particular, there is an urge that, India and Pakistan will have to come forward at common platform andrevisit their chain of policies over Kashmir divide. As intheirattempt of underplaying the character of ‘Kashmir ecology’ bothare known to have played enough, enough over the decades, now they must put an end to playing further border, border. I wish so, so will be wishing many!
Amitt Bhatt must not be deported!
Investigative journalist Amitt Bhatt is facing deportation to India and the likelihood of arrest and torture – possibly even death – for his work exposing corruption and human rights abuses in war-torn Kashmir. On March 14th, he has his last-chance appeal against deportation and there is a public meeting to support his case.