Our first came out yesterday. I'm sharing with you the preface of the book. "We are all star dust. From the searing hot liquid magma inside the earth to the dying polar bears in the arctic, from the rainbow in the sky to the enigmatic Mona Lisa, from the first microbe to the most powerful man on earth are made up of star dust. We are all connected. Human beings in their unbridled hubris forget this basic fact. Human beings in their insatiable greed, devastate and destroy our only living home, our mother earth. This volume is an effort to connect the dots." This book can be a good gift to friends and relatives whom you wish to introduce to Countercurrents.org
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India: Time To Act And React
by Sheshu Babu
In less than two years time, India might witness another general election which will be polarised more than ever. The hindutva forces have already started the required ground work. Time is running out. The challenge to hindutva forces has not yet started. Though Left in Kerala and TMC in West Bengal and nitish Kumar in Bihar and some small states opposition parties are resisting the onslaught, it is not enough to counter formidable bjp and it’s allies. A serious effort may be required.
The Situation Of Farmers Appalling In Mandasur
by Fact-Finding Report
Following a call given by Jai Kisan Andonlan of Swaraj Abhiyan, NAPM, Kisan Sangharsh Samiti of MP, Bandhua Mukti Morcha and several farmer organisations, a delegation of their representatives went to visit Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh where 7 farmers were killed in a police firing on 6th of June. The delegation comprised about 25 representatives from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Bihar, UP, Haryana, Rajasthan and Delhi, besides local farmers and farmer leaders. These included Ms. Medha Patkar, Swami Agnivesh, Dr. Sunilam, Paras Saklecha, Kalpana Parulekar, Avik Saha, Ajit Singh, Balakrishnan and Yogendra Yadav.
Bhadrak Communal Riot, 2017: A Fact Finding Report To The Nation
Riot took place on the next day of “Ramanabami” celebration on April 6 and 7, which the District Administration failed to prevent. Had the administration taken immediate steps and promulgation of Section 144 be strictly observed on 6th April and then also on 7th April such incidents could have been avoided. Religious processions that cause kind of communal tension should not be allowed. Those charged with violations and offences should be booked and punished according to the law of the state. It should also be ensured that there is no escape route for them. And the state should constitute a SIT to investigate and punish the rioters.
The U.S. Is Indispensable To Carbon Reduction
by Jeff Berg
To accept our victory with the necessary humility, and to rehabilitate our vanquished foe. It is now time that we the masters of all we survey ensure the survival of our most ancient nemesis. That we make of her the ally she has always been even if we did not know it. Having won the war let us not lose the peace.
Connecting The Dots: Countercurrents.org In Print
by Binu Mathew
We are all star dust. From the searing hot liquid magma inside the earth to the dying polar bears in the arctic, from the rainbow in the sky to the enigmatic Mona Lisa, from the first microbe to the most powerful man on earth are made up of star dust. We are all connected. Human beings in their unbridled hubris forget this basic fact. Human beings in their insatiable greed, devastate and destroy our only living home, our mother earth. This volume is an effort to connect the dots.
Robert Owen, We Need Your Voice Today!
by John Scales Avery
Robert Owen, pioneer of the cooperative movement, pioneer of social end economic reform, we need your voice today!
Journalism, History And War: Sit, Type And Bleed
by Dr Ramzy Baroud
To be a journalist reporting on the Arab upheaval and not fully fathom the history of the region and the hopes and aspirations of the people, is no longer excusable. When entire nations are bleeding, it then becomes necessary for journalists to heed Hemingway’s advice: “sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”
Democracy Means Controlling The Bank
by Anandi Sharan
The pressure groups of environmentalists must merge with the political agendas of agricultural labourers, cultivators and other agricultural workers and the electoral politics of the regional parties that represent their demands. Or to put it another way, the discourse on environment must be the discourse of the landless agricultural labourers, cultivators and other agricultural workers themselves and the bourgeoisie must avoid any self-satisfied rhetoric of criticising but not taking responsibility, which often is seen as serving only to perpetuate their own elite jobs
A Good Man’s History Lesson
by Richard Oxman
The rabble should be spotlighted, studied, celebrated. From the past, along with their counterparts today. They should be supported, their interests honored. Otherwise, Western state-sponsored terrorism — the greatest terrorism on earth — will continue. Destroying what is truly worthwhile from the Ancient World in the process. Authentically humane.
by Bhuwan Thapaliya
I will take
a time to coil
and then as a snake
I will strike
at the heart
of the tyranny.
Watch out for me,
my name is DEMOCRACY.