Our call for #AnHourForCommunalHarmony http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/07/09/as-india-descends-into-darkness-lets-spend-anhourforcommunalharmony/ has got wonderful response from around the country. As our first event, blood and organ donation camps will be held in major cities/towns in India in the first week of August. New Delhi, Kolkotta, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Trivandurm, Kochi, Calicut have come on board. The slogan of the campaign is "India United By Blood! Share It, Don't Spill It"
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“India United By Blood! Share It, Don’t Spill It” Campaign Springs Up Across India
by Binu Mathew
Our call for #AnHourForCommunalHarmony has got wonderful response from around the country. As our first event, blood and organ donation camps will be held in major cities/towns in India in the first week of August. New Delhi, Kolkotta, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Trivandurm, Kochi, Calicut have come on board. The slogan of the campaign is “India United By Blood! Share It, Don’t Spill It”
24 Pargana Communal Attack: Muslim Fundamentalists Emulating The Hindutva Genre Of Violence
by Shamsul Islam
It is true that during this period of violence against Hindus there many examples when Muslims saved and sheltered their Hindu neighbours. It may be true that those who perpetrated violence against Hindus came from outside. But it does not reduce the degree of culpability of local Muslims. They should have fought these criminal elements and saved their neighbours. This would have strengthened the secular fabric of our country and denied any legitimacy to the politics of polarization. Unfortunately, we are witnessing a sad scenario when Muslim communalists seem to be competing with Hindutva communalists in undoing democratic-secular India.
Lost at Sea: Left Liberals Have No Party
by Bruce Lerro
What excuse do left liberals have? Most left liberals are upper middle class. They have the resources to build a party. Why don’t they? What keeps left liberals from pouring resources into the Green Party, which has always been at least truly left liberal? Clearly the number of people in the United States who are for Bernie Sanders convinces me that the population would welcome such as party. For decades surveys have shown that Americans say there should be more than two parties. What is the hold-up? It’s past time.
“Creating A Barren World”
by Sally Dugman
If we refuse to participate in the salvage of the planet, then the consequences will be dire as the huge dismantling process will pull too much potential future life apart. So we need to take the lead from our indigenous populations and others who resist the world’s and inadvertently our own increasingly perilous destruction!
Pa’lante: The Young Lords In Bridgeport
by Andy Piascik
The appearance of a number of recent books, documentary films and several photo exhibits has stimulated renewed interest in the Young Lords, especially among young people. This is only fitting, as the issues the group grappled with – national and racial oppression, substandard housing, police brutality, imperialist war, the vast gulf between the Super Rich and the rest of us – are with us more than ever.
Men Deny Women Equality, Not The Quran
by Moin Qazi
Women are now elbowing their way into political and civil society, and universities. Despite present cultural and political obstacles, they are finding opportunities to rise – and to bring their societies up with them. They feel the key is to do so within Islamic paradigms.
Cultural Shadows Of The Political Army
by Suraj Kumar Thube
Dhirendra K Jha’s new book Shadow Armies : Fringe organisations and foot soldiers of Hindutva seeks to bring in the basic insight needed to make sense of these mushrooming groups all over the country. Their organisation, membership and methods of cultivating fear and hatred at the same time are brought out in a very clear and accessible manner.
by K P Sasi
A political cartoon by K. P Sasi