Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi is visiting Israel. It is a historic visit. It's the first time an Indian PM is visiting Israel. I've taken a broader view of this visit in the article "Modi’s Visit to Israel: Embrace Of Two Deadly Ideologies, Zionism And Hindutva". It's a short article, not a hard read. Do take a look at this.
The North Korean missile test has intensified the danger of war in the region.
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Modi’s Visit To Israel: Embrace Of Two Deadly Ideologies, Zionism And Hindutva
by Binu Mathew
In Israel RSS has found a natural ally and a role model who put their grand vision to fruition. In Modi’s embrace of Netanyahu we see the marriage of two evil ideologies, Hindutva and Zionism. Israel with its tried and tested military technologies and tactics to subdue the freedom strugglers of Palestine, will be ever ready to pass on their know how to Modi. Muslims, dalits and other minority groups in India, beware of this deadly embrace.
North Korean Missile Launch Intensifies War Danger
by Peter Symonds
North Korea’s test launch yesterday of a long-range missile has markedly heightened the danger of a war in North East Asia that would have catastrophic consequences for the region and the world.
The Useful Idiots Who Undermine Dissent On Syria
by Jonathan Cook
There has been much disingenuous criticism of those, like me, who question why the western corporate media have studiously ignored the latest investigation by renowned journalist Seymour Hersh on Syria. Hersh had to publish his piece in a German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, after the entire US and UK media rejected his article. There has still been no mention of his investigation more than a week later.
Why War? Building On The Legacy of Einstein, Freud And Gandhi
by Robert J Burrowes
In 1932, Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein conducted a correspondence subsequently published under the title ‘Why War?’ See ‘Why War: Einstein and Freud’s Little-Known Correspondence on Violence, Peace, and Human Nature’. In many ways, this dialogue between two giants of the 20th century is symbolic of the effort made by many humans to understand that perplexing and incredibly damaging feature of human experience: the institution of war.
The Bad, The Good And The Horrid
by Sally Dugman
Come on. Let’s in unison “get it together,” people, and it does NOT mean our using and striving to live like the households that I saw on TV around a week ago. No, it means absolute resistance to the trends that they represent.
Is Overt Display Of Religion Tearing The Fabric Of Indian Society?
by Siddharth Sreenivas
When I look back at the 60+ years of Indian independence, I see a very strange pattern emerging from India’s inclusive secularism. Nehru and others might have felt India needed its own brand of secularism in inclusive secularism, but where has it got us?
“When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer As A Young Wife”: Moving Beyond Data To Tackle Domestic Violence
by Neha Saigal
Meena Kandasamy in her book, “When I Hit You: Or, A Portrait of the Writer as a Young Wife”, describes her own encounter with domestic violence. Meena’s writing is brilliant, you also feel a sense of gratitude towards her,for penning down her experience so sincerely and honestly as it requires a lot of courage. As you move through the book, you realise the gradual buildup of violence within a home and the pattern that emerges.
Do Soldiers Have Human Right? Far-Reaching Implications
by S G Vombatkere
This is a time for statesmanship, not for politics, and for all parties to the problem to think in terms of peace, rather than escalating violence. Only this can prevent Pakistan gaining a political leg-up, and USA gaining a political-military foothold on Indian earth, and forever soiling the sovereignty of our Republic, besides being an insult to our Army.