We have a small victory to celebrate today! In yesterday's headlining article I had called upon Kerala Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan to stand up and take the lead in the campaign against the dictatorial order of the Central Government to ban the sale of cattle for slaughter that will push millions of, already impoverished farmers to suicide in India. The second demand in the article asked Kerala Chief Minister to call a meeting of all CMs. The article was widely shared among political circles. Today's Kerala cabinet meeting has decided to call such a meeting! It's a welcome first step to resist the illegal 'beef ban'. We have a long way to go.
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Time For Left And Secular Forces To Step Forward To Fight Fascism In India
by K P Sasi
Since the public dissent against the banning of beef is taking place strongly in Kerala, it is the responsibility of the Kerala Government to convene a meeting of the representatives of all six states which are against the ban of beef. There is a need for common actions irrespective of political differences on this issue, keeping the interests of the farmers as well as consumers. It should also to be brought to the notice of the Central Government that the stake holders are not just the State Governments but also people in general. Therefore, imposition of such a notification without proper public discussion must be opposed tooth and nail.
French Media Hail Macron’s Moves Away From US Anti-Russian Policies
by Alex Lantier
Yesterday, French media applauded newly elected President Emmanuel Macron’s summit Monday in Versailles with Russian President Vladimir Putin. This enthusiasm was all the more significant as the newspapers made little effort to hide the fact that Macron was shifting towards Moscow despite Washington’s open hostility to Russia.
Forrest Donations And False Charity
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
It is easy to sneer, and availing oneself of this chance, let’s. The celebratory guff floating on the media glow of mining magnate Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest for giving away $400 million to charitable pursuits is reminiscent to that of Mark Zuckerberg. At least he did not dig up the earth in the process.
Fortress Europe; The Rise Of Fascism And Racism In The Netherlands
by Thomas C Mountain
A few days ago I returned from Veldhoven, The Netherlands, where last April 13 in a breathtakingly fascist act of racism the Mayor of this small Dutch town deported over 600 Eritrean youth attending a conference, kicked out of their hotel and forced to leave the city in the middle of the night.
The Chinese-Indian New Cold War
by Andrew Korybko
We are honored to present this multi-part paper from Andrew Korybko into the emerging New Cold War between China and India. This research will be released over a number of days to facilitate discussion and conversation, with a compiled briefing paper being provided at the end of the series.
Peace Is The Plot
by Prof Shah Alam Khan
If you love peace, you need to see the channel Republic. You can’t always wait for peace. At times, you have to earn it. Fish it out of the madness which surrounds you all the time. There can be no two opinions on peace, just like you can’t have two suns or two moons. But peace is not about suns and moons. It’s not even about the rainbows which accompany the dark clouds.
Brutal Attack On Students In Banaras
CPDR expresses its deep concern over the brutality with which students’ expressions of dissent are being suppressed across the country. On 27 May, the UP police used brute force against students who were holding a protest at the gate of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) against the violent attacks on the Dalits of Saharanpur.
The Mystical Journey Of The Unconscious Mind
by Shalini Newar
The day we can rise above the restricting confines of religion caste and creed its a simple truth ‘life is beautiful’, each one of our path may be different but ultimately the end destination is the same -a cremation ground or a graveyard !
Eight Pygmy Hogs Released In Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary
by Shajid Khan
In a bid to revive the population of critically endangered Pygmy Hogs in its natural habitat a total of 8 captive breed Pygmy Hogs (four male and four female) were formally released in the Barnadi Wildlife Sanctuary of Udalguri of Asssam on May 29 by Khampha Borgayari,Deputy Chief of BTC in presence of Andrew Terry of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust(WCT) UK and Dr.Gautam Narayan,Director Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme(PHCP) of Assam.