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Saturday, June 17, 2017

CounterCurrents: Count Leo Tolstoy, We Need Your Voice Today!

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Count Leo Tolstoy, We Need Your Voice Today!
by John Scales Avery 

Count Leo Tolstoy, great author and humanist, pioneer of nonviolent resistance, we need your voice today!

A twitter President, A Sclerotic Congress, A Horrifying Question: How Far Can The Boat Drift Before It Hits The Rocks? 
by David Anderson 

But now after just a few months in office, many are growing suspicious. They are finding that their new president has filled the government with the rich and well-born; those interested only in increasing their own wealth and that of their families. They are also finding that these “elite” Americans will be taking away from them even the little that they had.

1967 Censored  Voices Against National Evil
by Dr Vacy Vlazna 

Censored Voices , a volatile documentary laying bare young zionist soldiers’ consuming qualms about the Six Day War, was released in 2015. Now, at the 50 year anniversary of the Palestinian Naksa, it offers explosive information about Israeli atrocities, profound anti-war insights and glimmers of hope for a future one state wherein Palestinians and Israelis live side by side as equals.

Puppet of History: Panama’s Manuel Noriega
by Dr Binoy Kampmark 

The late General Manuel Antonio Noriega has done more to demonstrate the bipolar nature of US foreign policy in the Americas than any single, historically anointed individual. In its tendency to veer between outraged morality and cynical cold steel Realpolitik, US foreign policy found in Noriega a thermometer of sorts, though the temperature readings were often confused.

Australia’s Finkel Review Ignores 25 Key Climate Emergency Realities & Advocates Long Term Gas & Coal Use
by Dr Gideon Polya 

Climate criminal Australia is among world leaders in per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, climate change inaction, and in exports of coal, gas, iron ore and methanogenically-derived meat. However the Finkel Review chaired by Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel advocates continued gas and coal use for over 50 years, and utterly ignores the worsening climate emergency, the worsening    climate genocide, and 25 Elephant in the Room  realities relating to GHG pollution and climate change.

Valuing Human Life In The UK
by Dr Arshad M Khan

Theresa May has promised an independent public inquiry. Not much use now to the dead and their relatives though could help others in the future perhaps through a reversion to the tighter codes. The residents complained about the lack of fire safety for many years, including faulty wiring, to no avail. Is there a lesson in all this for our own deregulator-in-chief, or will he too become an eventual grim reaper?

Who Will Succeed Al-Baghdadi After His Reported Death?
by Nauman Sadiq 

The Russian Ministry of Defense has claimed  that according to information, which is being checked through various channels, the Islamic State’s leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi had reportedly been killed as a result of airstrikes conducted by the Russian aircrafts near Raqqa on May 28.

Mining In Gadchiroli – Building A Castle Of Injustices  
Co-Written by Neema Pathak Broome and Mahesh Raut

On 25th of April 2017, just a few weeks before the world environment day, the Forest Advisory Committee (FAC), set up by the Government of India to advice (MoEF&CC on diversion of forests for development projects, recommended a proposal for a mining lease by Gopani Iron and Power (India) Ltd. This mining lease is for 153 ha of reserved forest in Etapalli taluka in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra.

Police Brutality Against Peaceful Protesters Of Puthuvypeen
by National Alliance of People’s Movements 

We were extremely disturbed to see pictures of women and children detained at police stations, protestors with broken / fractured limbs and police ruthlessly demolishing the Satyagraha pandal, all in an attempt to enable IOC to start the project work. We received information from reliable sources that until yesterday late night, more than 325 people are under the custody of the police in different stations, of which over a 100 are children! While 45 children, along with women are in one station, about 15 children are in yet another station. Some women and children are in the nearby hospitals. This action of the police is in complete violation of basic human rights, criminal procedure and juvenile justice laws.

Weeping Salandi -A PUCL Report On Communal Violence In Bhadrak, Odisha
Fact-Finding Report 

A team from PUCL, Odisha visited Bhadrak in three phases to understand the situation on the ground, when the situation turned relatively normal, and day-time curfew was relaxed. The team met community leaders of the town, the riot affected people, members of the Peace Committee, noted personalities of the town, activists of the Rashtriya Yuva Sangathan, Superintendent of Police of the District and the Tehsildar of Bhadrak. This report is prepared on the basis of these interactions. It also makes use of newspaper reports and other available documents.

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