Some days ago someone in this list asked me what's happened of 'demonetisation' in India. Farmers are protesting across India. They are on the street demanding fair price for their produce, loan write offs and demanding prices in cash. Yesterday, at least five people were shot dead in Madhya Pradesh in Central India. In Maharashtra farmers were already protesting. Now it has spread into neighbouring Rajasthan too. With the cattle trade ban, this could become anything in the months to come.
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As Farmers Fight Back In India, Where Are We Headed?
by Binu Mathew
So it seems we are reaching the limits. Pushed to the corner Indian farmers are fighting back. Where will it lead? We have two ways lying ahead of us. One way leads to Revolution and the other way leads to Collapse. Which path will we take?
Gujarat Police Arrest Medha Patkar, Prafulla Samantara, Dr. Sunilam And 60 Others
by National Alliance of People’s Movements
Around 2 PM, Gujarat Police arrested well known social activist Medha Patkar, noted Goldman Environmental Prize 2017 winner Prafulla Samantara, Dr. Sunilam, Aradhna Bhargava, Madhuresh Kumar, Himshi Singh, supporters from Gujarat and approximately 60 more people at Gujarat Border in Chhota Udaipur district. People of Narmada Valley are not going to succumb to any Govt. threat or pressure. More people are joining the rally and will challenge the unconstitutional arrest of NBA leader Medha Patkar and others.
Lafzon ka Perh (The Tree of Words)
by Prof Shah Alam Khan
This is a work of fiction. Any resemblance to recent events or people is intentional, fiction after all is the step daughter of reality
Questions To The Chief Justice of India on Justice C.S. Karnan’s Imprisonment Order
by Dr P S Sahni
The seven judge Constitution Bench – which sentenced Justice C.S. Karnan to six months imprisonment for contempt of court through its order dated 9 May, 2017 states “Detailed order to follow”. Though thirty days have elapsed why has the detailed order not been made public till date through the Supreme Court’s official website(s) both old and new?
We Need Their Voices Today: Thomas Jefferson
by John Scales Avery
Thomas Jefferson, architect of American democracy, we need your voice today!
Terror As Opportunity: Exploiting The London Attacks
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
The hallmark of any administration worth its corruptly curing salt is making hay while the sun shines its searing rays. Not long after the slashing and running down was taking place in London, moving from London Bridge to Borough Market, the tweets of blame and fire were already coming through.
USS Liberty: Little-Known Tale Of Betrayal And Cover Up
by Ron Forthofer
Remember the USS Liberty! Spread the word about this heroic crew, the despicable attack and the shameful cover up.
Explaining The Dollar: How It Became The Global Currency And What It Means For You
by Megan Cornish
Most working people think of the buck as the way they pay their bills. But its use goes far beyond the USA’s borders. The greenback is the major world currency for trade and finance. This international role bestows vast power on the U.S. government and the rich. But its status doesn’t help ordinary people much.
Nuclear Power Plant In Gujarat Shifted To AP, Agitators Say ‘Not Here, Not Anywhere’
The Centre has told the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that the 6,000 MW nuclear power plant proposed at Mithivirdi in Gujarat will be shifted to Kovvada in Andhra Pradesh due to delay in land acquisition for the project.