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The West Spreading New Wave Of Feel-Good Movies And False Hopes
by Andre Vltchek
Now more films are coming – more and more… and more! Feel good; feel very good about the world! Drop a few tears as you are departing from the cinema. Utter under your breath: “Everything is possible.” Collaborate with the establishment. Forget about the revolution, think ‘positively’ (the way the system wants you to think) and above all, think about yourself!
Fasting For Palestinian Justice And Dignity
by Dr Chandra Muzaffar
Today is the first day of Ramadan. Muslims in many parts of the world begin their month-long fast today. Most of them are not aware that 1500 Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails are on a hunger strike that began almost six weeks ago.
Indian Establishment Acted As ‘Military State’ Under KPS Gill In Punjab
by Jaspal Singh Sidhu
Those who were hailing Gills and celebrating the ‘return of peace and democratic politics’ in Punjab till recently, should ponder over that ‘unscrupulous politicking always begets immoral and fascist political dispensation’.
KPS Gill to Kalluri : How Barbarity Has Been Patronized By Majoritarian Democracy
by Gurpreet Singh
“Anti terror law does not apply on those involved in Gujarat riots.” This was stated by the former Punjab Police Chief K.P.S. Gill in response to a question on anti Muslim pogrom engineered by the Hindu nationalist Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the Indian state of Gujarat in 2002. Gill- who passed away on May 26 is often credited by the mainstream political parties of India for wiping out Sikh militancy in Punjab and bringing peace.
The Merry Life of Dragnet Surveillance
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
The NSA has been in the news again, this time with the reversal by a US appeals court of a lower tribunal’s decision that the Wikimedia Foundation has standing to object to the Upstream program in court.
Europe’s Terror Blowback: From Charlie Hebdo To Manchester Bombing
by Nauman Sadiq
Although the Sunni states of the Middle East and their jihadist proxies still toe the American line in the region publicly, but behind the scenes, there is bitter resentment that the US has betrayed the Sunni cause by making an about-face on the previous regime change policy in Syria and the subsequent declaration of war against one group of Sunni Arab militants in Syria, i.e. the Islamic State.
Trump Bullies Europe As Daesh Kills
by Dr Arshad M Khan
Mr. Trump’s public shaming was intended actually to bolster him with his own ill-informed voters back home. Of course, some Europeans are voluntarily increasing spending due to deteriorating relations with Russia, spending for which Mr. Trump will no doubt take credit.
The WhatsApp Republic: Unfriending Saudi King Salman And Learning To Be Politically Savvy
by Dr Asma Anjum Khan
Next time your fingers crave for a WhatsApp forward, take a deep breath, go and talk to a friend in real, teach a child, help them speak a language, sketch a portrait , paint a picture or just listen to their dreamy child talk. Our future needs such basic work out for it to be bright. I have seen scholarly people discuss problems of the country sipping teas, sitting near open drainage, trash heaps and screaming horns of chaotic traffic. That indeed needs courage. We excel in our ability to, ’not see’, the issues and problems staring in our face. Not seeing is not feeling. If we really feel our situation should change for the better in today’s India, then we need to hold hands together. To become the source of strength for our youngsters can be the first step.
RSS Controlled Garbh Vigyan Sanskar In pursuit Of “Master Race”
by Ram Puniyani
RSS has many wings one of them being Arogya Bharati (health wing). It has devised meticulous plans for couples to have a ‘perfectly customised child’. This is what has been reported in the media recently. As per the process devised by this outfit there is a period of three months of ‘shuddhikaran’ or purification for the parents. This means that the timing of intercourse is decided by the positions of the ‘planetary configurations’ and a period of abstinence once the baby is conceived. This is to be followed by series of procedures and regulations in the matters of diet in particular.