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On top of all the sufferings inflicted on Yemen by the imperialist forces an epidemic is killing people. According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1,500 Yemenis have died in a deadly cholera epidemic which has infected some 250,000 people since April. Children account for a quarter of the deaths and half of all infections.
Taj Hashmi reflects on two disasters that hit two different parts of the world, The Chittagong hills in Bangladesh and the Grenfell Tower in London.
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US-Backed War In Yemen Sparks Deadly Cholera Outbreak
by Niles Niemuth
According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1,500 Yemenis have died in a deadly cholera epidemic which has infected some 250,000 people since April. Children account for a quarter of the deaths and half of all infections.
Unite And Rule: EU As NATO’s Auxiliary Economic Alliance
by Nauman Sadiq
According to a recent infographic  by New York Times, 79,000 US troops have currently been deployed in Europe out of 210,000 total US troops stationed all over the world, including 47,000 in Germany, 15,000 in Italy and 17,000 in the rest of Europe. By comparison, the number of US troops stationed in Afghanistan is only 8,400 which is regarded as an occupied country. Thus, Europe is nothing more than a backyard of corporate America
Will You Remember?
by Bhuwan Thapaliya
“I shall never be hopeless …
whatever you may say.
I shall rhyme my life with the
rhythm of God’s chime, and
row my boat of love over the human’s core
until the stream of abhorrence runs dry,”
sang the infant to the world.
But, my child said the world,
“Will you remember these words, when you grow old?”
What Does War Generate?
by Kathy Kelly
War profiteers and self-marketing politicians have no interest in helping U.S. people understand that war itself is a tyrant, that the sound of nearby gunfire or a drone attack is as much of an order to flee one’s home as any command from a Taliban warlord. Children displaced by war, living in the relative safety of Kabul’s refugee camps find scant protection from hunger, disease, and the harshest winters, while mothers repeatedly tell us that if it weren’t for the children bringing scraps of food scavenged at the market place and working as child laborers in the streets, the families would starve. When will the U.S. end, when will it depose, this war that it has made into a ruler of Afghanistan?
Reflections On Canada At 150
by Jim Miles
Yesterday, July 1st, 2017, was Canada’s sesquicentennial, its one hundred fiftieth birthday. A youngster in comparison to many, not an elder statesman to any. The Canadian maple leaf flag hung on our porch rail, not for pride in our government, but for the realization that by pure chance we live in a remarkable region of the world geographically with a diverse landscape ranging from Atlantic to Pacific and northward to the Arctic oceans. The cultural geography is equally important, representing a large diversity of peoples, from the original indigenous occupants through the colonial-settler immigrants of mostly white European extraction, but including many Chinese, Japanese, east Indians as cheap labour to build the railways and roads. ‘Modern’ immigrants continue with this but also includes war refugees from South Asia, Latin America, and the greater Middle East.
Weed Out The Rogues In Uniform Rather Than Trivialising Rape
It is high time for the Indian state to stop trivialising rapes and identify such rogues and weed them out with exemplary punishment.
Two Disasters-Two Countries-Two Peoples: Britain And Bangladesh
by Taj Hashmi
Consecutively on 13th and 14th June, major disasters hit Bangladesh and the United Kingdom. On the morning of 13th, landslides killed more than 150 people, and four army personnel, in Chittagong and Chittagong Hill Tracts districts of Bangladesh. And in the early hours of the 14th, a fire in a 24-storied apartment complex, the Grenfell Tower, killed around 80 people in London. Both the disasters killed poor and marginalized people. In Bangladesh, the dirt-poor victims were “nameless” as well.
Musings From My Twilight
by Mirza Yawar Baig
Marcus Aurelius was a stoic and a man of great wisdom; very unusual in a ruler. So, I present my musings to you as something from my perspective and not “The Truth”.
The Hangman And The Noose
by Sheshu Babu
With the hope of a just society
Where reform replaces revenge
And humanity replaces executions
With ray’s of gold
Rise for a new world