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Monday, July 17, 2017

CounterCurrents: Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds

Dear Friend,

A moving piece by Zeenat Khan on the love between  Liu Xia and    Liu Xiaobo, the nobel peace laureate who passed away the other day. 

Two great poems by Ra Sh and Bhuwan Thapaliya 

A great political cartoon by K. P Sasi on child abuse. 

I hate to say it, but I have to say it to save CC, our fund raising is going slow. Please lend a helping hand to keep CC survive

In Solidarity

Binu Mathew

Liu Xiaobo And Liu Xia: A Love That Survived Incredible Odds
by Zeenat Khan 

A photo shared on Twitter by activist Ye Du was inserted in a recent front-page story in the New York Times. The skeletal like couple (Liu Xiaobo and Liu Xia) clinging onto one another will break any heart. In the photo, frail Xiaobo is pictured in his hospital pajamas and delicate Xia with shaved head in her everyday street clothes. The image in itself is so powerful that it doesn’t need any added description of the suffering they have endured for calling to usher in political change in China.

Militarising Civilian Life: Australia, Policing And Terrorism
by Dr Binoy Kampmark 

Australia’s Turnbull government has promised new powers under a national security review conducted last year that will grant the Australian army powers to kill terrors suspects on sight.  This is not all: the actual militarisation of Australian police personnel is set to take place with specialists from the ADF embedded in various teams. Training from elite SAS personnel is also slated to take place.

Israel In Palestine As Dysfunctional Judaism
by Rima Najjar

I view Saudi Arabia as a dysfunctional manifestation of Islam.    In the same way, I view Israel as a dysfunctional manifestation of Judaism.  This is not to mean, I hasten to say, that either Judaism or Islam is inherently at odds with the social, cultural or political lives of its adherents or with universal moral values.

Turkey One Year After The Failed Coup
by Abdus Sattar Ghazali 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday there will be no mercy for traitors. Speaking at a rally in Istanbul to mark one year of a failed coup, Erdogan warned to “chop off the heads” of traitors. The opposition says his call for “chopping off the heads” may return the capital punishment abolished in August 2002, in a bid to join the European Union. 

The US Empire, The CIA, And The NGOs
by Dr Ludwig Watzal 

The following interview focuses on Engdahl’s latest book in German “Secret files NGOs” (Geheimakte NGOs). It’s conducted by Dr. Ludwig Watzal, journalist and editor, who lives in Bonn, Germany, and runs a bilingual blog

Prime Minister Washes Off His Hands From The Crimes Of The Cow Vigilantes
by Shamsul Islam 

Our PM is a MASTER BLUFFER, a characteristic learnt sitting at the feet of Guru Golwalkar. Modi ji has completely washed off his hands from the culpability of crimes being committed by ‘gau rakshaks’ by saying “All (state) governments should take stringent action against those violating law in the name of cow protection.”

Condemn The Criminal Complaint Against AIB And Its Founders
by People's Union For Civil Liberties 

The PUCL condemns the action of Mumbai Police for registering on 16th July, 2017 a criminal case of defamation and obscenity against the comedy group, `All India Bakchod’ (AIB) for allegedly caricaturing the PM, Narendra Modi. According to the police AIB had on Thursday, 15th July, tweeted a picture of a Modi look-alike standing in a railway station, peering into his phone and a special effects app which allows users to add a dog's nose, ears and tongue over their face while taking a selfie or other photographs. The tweet carried the hashtag “#wanderlust” apparently referring to the frequent foreign trips of the PM.

What Type Of Poem Am I?
by Bhuwan Thapaliya 

No one knows what it is like to be a poem.
No one knows how vague its core is.
There is nothing as genuine as me.
There is nothing as deceptive as me.

Intensive Care Unit – 2 ( White nights)
by Ra Sh 

Here, white are the nights
Where moonwalk the women in white.
I lie in the nude and close my eyes
And they roll a cool moon down my spine
And laugh like the patter of hailstones
That strum my sun bleached heartbeat strings.

Fight Child Abuse

A political cartoon by K.P Sasi

Kumar Vishwas Greeted By Protesters In Canada
by Press Release 

Comedian turned politician Kumar Vishwas received an angry reception from several activists in Surrey, BC on Friday evening.

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