Wednesday, March 1, 2017
CounterCurrents: Fifteen Years After The 2002 Gujarat Pogrom, The Fight For Accountability And Justice Continues
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There Is Really Only One Way To Come To Grips With The Climate Crisis
by John Foran
I’m afraid any reasonably educated, rational, and unbiased adult (or younger) can understand what the climate science has been telling us now for two decades: the Earth is warming (so far by about 1 degree Celsius since 1800), slowly but surely, due to humans’ putting carbon dioxide and other “greenhouse gases” into the atmosphere, mainly through burning fossil fuels (gas, oil, and coal) and the byproducts of large-scale and animal-based agriculture. A good primer on this is Danny Chivers’ No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change.
Trump’s Speech Outlines Plans For Class War At Home And War Abroad
by Andre Damon
Speaking before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump reaffirmed the core pillars of his presidency: vastly expanding military spending, slashing taxes on corporations, scapegoating immigrants for the crisis of American capitalism, and promoting economic nationalist trade policies.
Issues At Stake In Syria’s Peace Talks
by Eric Zuesse
Syria’s peace-talks are about settling a horrific six-year-long war, but this is more of an international war that’s being waged on the battlefields of Syria, than it is a civil war within Syria itself. This fact is often ignored by the press, but the peace-talks are really more between the foreign powers than between their proxies who are killing each other (and Syria’s civilians) within Syria.
Israelis Kill Ten Times More Israelis In Apartheid Israel Than Do Terrorists
by Dr Gideon Polya
Behind the deadly, Zionist-promoted, warmongering, and civil rights-abusing terror hysteria in US Alliance countries is the Awful Truth that deaths from jihadi terrorism in these countries is negligible compared to over 30 million Muslim deaths from violence or imposed deprivation in the 21st century US War on Muslims. In the 21st century there have been 1,615 non-terrorism Israeli deaths from homicide by Israelis, 164 Israeli deaths from terrorism in Israel (excluding Jerusalem) , 1,183 further Israeli deaths from terrorism elsewhere in Zionist-ruled Palestine (ZIRP), 9,505 Occupied Palestinian deaths by Israelis, and 72,000 Occupied Palestinian avoidable deaths from imposed deprivation.
Fifteen Years After The 2002 Gujarat Pogrom,The Fight For Accountability And Justice Continues
by Priti Gulati Cox
Many thanks to Teesta Setalvad and CJP for their unwavering struggle for justice and reparations for the victims and the survivors of the cowardly attack on the Muslim communities of Gujarat in 2002. Please visit CJP, Sabrang and Khoj to learn more about Teesta and Javed’s work.
Anti War Is Not Anti National: Gurmehar Kaur And Internet Trolls
by T Navin
The recent attacks on Gurmehar Kaur by Internet Trolls firstly, for her criticism of Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) violence at Ramjas College and secondly, for her expression of anti war sentiments through the Video made by her last year point to the aggressiveness of forces of hyper nationalism to put down alternative viewpoints. In this hyper nationalism, any dissent expressed against the acts of saffron bodies becomes an anti-national act. So is also the case with expression of a sentiment against war and calling for universal brotherhood. Any critique of hyper nationalism is followed by a series of threats. If the dissent expressed is by a female, the threats are usually that of rape.
Moralising ‘Unmoral’ Stand Of 20 Year Old Girl
by P Victor Vijay Kumar
India , as a country, seems to be under terrific confusion, while entire media and Govt. talks about a statement related to a war between Pakistan and India , where to place the same in the matrix of morality. What Gurmaher talked was – ‘ Pakistan did not kill India but war has’ . This is an important statement pertaining to international geographical politics crossed with imperialistic cupidity.
Towards Resolving Contradictions
By Emily Spence
I refuse to take responsibly for what any of my forebears did or didn't do. It was not my fault. All the same, I am, when I consider the topic, sorry for all who were involved. I feel sorry for natives and the nearly indigent Europeans in the same way that I feel sorry for a Kurd father who stole a loaf of bread from an elderly woman in an attempt, during the Gulf War, to keep his eleven children and wife alive.