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Thursday, June 29, 2017

CounterCurrents: George Orwell, We Need Your Voice Today!

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Lynching of Muslim Youth-Junaid
by National Alliance of People’s Movements 

National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) is shocked and horrified by the gruesome murder of sixteen year old Junaid Khan in running train enroute to Mathura from Delhi on 22nd June. This happened in public view inside a train where ordinary people were travelling to their respective destinations. Junaid and his three brothers were returning after shopping for Eid. The attackers were calling them ‘beef eaters’ and taunted for their appearance. 

India Proves George Orwell right
by Gurpreet Singh 

While Orwell is being remembered everywhere for encouraging critical thinking that is necessary for the progress of our society, the political leadership in the country of his birth is soon exactly the opposite. As Modi is trying to remind people of the emergency of 1975, the Bihar government has come under criticism for the encroachment of Orwell’s birth place that was declared museum. All we need to do is to keep his legacy alive by telling the truth and making those in power accountable by exposing their lip service.

George Orwell, We Need Your Voice Today!
by John Scales Avery 

George Orwell, brilliant and honest writer, lifelong opponent of tyrrany, we need your voice today!

Globe-Trotting U.S. Special Ops Forces Already Deployed To 137 Nations In 2017 
by Nick Turse 

“We operate and fight in every corner of the world,” boasts General Raymond Thomas, the chief of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM or SOCOM).  “On a daily basis, we sustain a deployed or forward stationed force of approximately 8,000 across 80-plus countries.  They are conducting the entire range of SOF missions in both combat and non-combat situations.”  Those numbers, however, only hint at the true size and scope of this global special ops effort.  Last year, America’s most elite forces conducted missions in 138 countries — roughly 70% of the nations on the planet

Future Shock: Imagining India
by Colin Todhunter 

What might a future India look like? If current policies continue, it could mean dozens of mega-cities with up to 40 million inhabitants and just two to three hundred million (perhaps 15-20% of the population) left in an emptied-out countryside. It could also mean hundreds of millions of former rural dwellers without any work and thus anywhere decent to live in these cities.

Why Money Lenders Still Rule The Farm Lands
by Moin Qazi 

Even after  legions of committees and reports that have outlined ways of replacing moneylenders through stepping up institutional credit, the moneylender still remains the backbone of the rural financial system. It is a bitter truth which we have to swallow.

A Few Letters From The Spring Thunder-Time
by Farooque Chowdhury 

One of the messages of Naxalbari, thus, is politics of the exploited classes, political struggle of the exploited classes, political power of the exploited classes; and in this struggle, there’s no space for alliance with medieval ideas, backward practices, and adherents of these anti-people trends.

The Method In Madness And The Case Of Adarsha Vidyalayas In Assam

In an unconstitutional and discriminatory move, the Education Department of the Assam government has recently come up with a notification that bars candidates who have studied in the vernacular medium from appearing for the Special Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) for Graduate Teachers in the Adarsha Vidyalayas in Assam. 

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