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May Day 2017: Trample All Forms Of Sectarianism
by Farooque Chowdhury
Today, that divisive tact is being steamed. So, the present situation requires the task of trampling all forms of sectarianism as it harms working people’s struggle. On this May Day, toilers have to intensify this task as unity of all the working people crossing all types of delimiting lines is in their interest, as unity of the working people takes away all steam from engine of reactionary, factious politics, and the politics will lose the biggest chunk of its present constituency. So, the toilers are to trumpet: Workers of the World, Unite! You have nothing to lose but your chains!
The Forgotten Message Of Ambedkar To The Working Class
by Dr KS Sharma
The following are extracts from A paper presented by Dr KS Sharma at the XXXII Indian Social Science Congress held at New Delhi from 18′” December to 22nd December 2008. The Paper quotes Dr. B. R. Ambedkar extensively and seeks to bring out some views he had expressed at one stage in his political life
Kashmir: Remembering The Unsung Heroes
by Mohamad Ashraf Khwaja
29 April 1865 is marked as the bloodiest day in Kashmir history. On this day the Dogra army brutally massacred 28 Kashmiris at old city’s Zaldagar, when shawl weavers peacefully protested against the Dagh shawl department and the cruel taxation of the government.This protest was in the backdrop of their frustration, their extremely difficult working conditions, meagre wages, excessive taxation and other curbs. The procession was nothing but a demonstration of the fight against the exploitation, oppression and tyrannical measures of the Dogra autocracy.
North Korea’s Military Gambit
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
The theatre unfolding in various international forums regarding North Korea is garnering top prices for front seats. The press corps await the next announcement by the Trump administration on what it will do to the regime in Pyongyang. Prompt, merciless incineration? Tactical strike applied with a surgeon’s precision? All options, we are told with weekly and increasing urgency, are on the table.
Muslim Profiling At US Borders Escalates During President Trump’s First 100 Days
by Abdus Sattar Ghazali
President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office were a frightening experience for the seven-million strong Muslim American community. According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest American Muslim civil advocacy group, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) profiling of Muslims accounted for 23 percent of cases in the first three months of 2017. This represents a 1,035 percent increase in CBP bias cases reported so far this year over the same period in 2016.
The U.S. Political Scene: Whiteness And The Legitimacy Crisis of Global Capitalism
by Jeb Sprague-Silgado
The U.S. political scene has been undergoing a facelift in an effort to restore the decreasing legitimacy of the transnationally-oriented capitalist class. This transformation has been characterized by a rightwing that has sought to portray itself as economically nationalistic in an attempt to expand support among the working class (primarily, among working class whites) whose economic stability has dwindled during the neoliberal era.
Conflict Resolution: White Feathers of Peace
by Sally Dugman
Absolutely, I get deeply angry at the carnage that our species demonstrates towards others of our kind and other species, the ones that are a part of the natural world that we dismantle for economic growth. Yet sometimes anger is necessary as it pushes one to where he doesn’t want to tread and to be someone he’d like to avoid since pushing forward can sometimes be hard to face — indeed painful or perilous — when confronting difficulties
No Just War
by Sandi Dollinger
Moral Injury and Nonviolent Resistance is not an easy train read. It is, however, a “Must Read” and very compelling.
The Necessary Ground of Being for Dyslexic Activism
by Richard Oxman
Accessible love must come before the cart carrying societal correctives can come down the road. And it’s no hyperbole to say that activism today is quite dyslexic on several scores.
Witness To The Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, And The Year America Lost Its Mind And Found Its Soul
by Andy Piascik
Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul by Clara Bingham is a valuable contribution to further understanding and popularizing the radical upsurge of the 1960s.
Hybrid War: Reactive Mismeasures: The New Yorker and the “New” Cold War Propaganda (Part 4)
by Thomas Riggins
This is the fourth part (of 5 ) of a paragraph by paragraph commentary on a recent article posing as journalism in the March 6, 2017 issue of The New Yorker. I hope to demonstrate that this article is basically a totally mendacious concoction of cold war US propaganda constructed out of unsubstantiated opinions expressed by US government officials and various journalists and others who are hostile to the current Russian government.
Heat Wave Scalds Orange Farmers
by Moin Qazi
The government needs to put in place a comprehensive orange policy for reviving both orange orchards and the trade.
Reducing Spaces of Critical Voices And Clampdown on Human Rights Organisations
We are giving below a letter issued by SICHREM recently to the Police Commissioner of Bangalore city, citing the harassment on the organisation. We at Countercurrents.org feel that this needs much wider discussion and stronger expressions of solidarity, so that human rights organisations and human rights defenders in India can express their freedom of expression without authoritarian controls, as being growingly exercised in India today.