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Julian Assange freed after plea deal with the US

Julian Assange walked free from Belmarsh Prison yesterday, where he has been incarcerated for more than five years. Footage posted by WikiLeaks showed the journalist at liberty as he boarded an international flight leaving Britain. Assange has reportedly agreed to…

Ensure Safety of the Hajj Pilgrimage

More than 1300 pilgrims have died making the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj this month (June 2024). They were exposed to scorching heat and other harsh conditions. The Saudi authorities have stated that nearly 80 per cent of these deaths affected…

The Challenge of Presidential Election in Iran

The sudden news of President Ebrahim Raisi's helicopter crash on May 19 shocked the clerical establishment in Tehran. In that crash, President Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdolahian, and other companions were killed. The cause of the crash has not been…

Blackrock: No Compromise With Evil

The International Movement for a Just World (JUST) empathizes with the concerns expressed by several NGOs and public figures in Malaysia over the involvement of the fund manager, BlackRock, in Malaysia’s infrastructure development. BlackRock has extensive investments in companies closely…

India

The Hug of a Humbug!

Few will not remember Judas Iscariot and the role he played in the betrayal of Jesus For those who don’t know or don’t remember, these passages from Sacred Scripture will help put things in perspective:…

Emergency 1975: Was it Fascism?

This will be 49th Year when the dreaded Emergency was declared by the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. During this period civil rights were suspended, there was censorship on the Press…

Strengthen BEML- Do not privatise it

ToShri Rajnath Singh Union Defence Minister Dear Shri Rajnath Singh, Kindly refer to my earlier letters dated 3rd February, 2022 and 8th June 2022  (https://countercurrents.org/2022/02/should-the-government-disinvest-beml-at-all-is-it-not-imprudent/ &  https://countercurrents.org/2022/06/why-rush-into-privatising-beml-a-cpse-that-caters-to-the-defence-forces/ raising concerns against the proposed…

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Ensure Safety of the Hajj Pilgrimage

More than 1300 pilgrims have died making the Islamic pilgrimage of Hajj this month (June 2024). They were exposed to scorching heat and other harsh conditions. The Saudi authorities have…

Globalisation

Human Rights

Imperialism

Popular Unity to Free America

Last week, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Charles Q. Brown told the NYT that US/NATO troops on the ground in Ukraine is 'inevitable'.​This is despite the fact that…

Communal Harmony

Climate Change

The Last Measurement

Note: This piece of fiction (and believe me, it is complete fiction, with nary a grain of truth) was written with the assistance of an AI bot, which fashioned the…

At the Edge of Apocalypse

Biblical flooding, scorching heat, collapsing grid system, animals crumbling, waters rising, crops wilting, economy on the brink, and millions displaced. Welcome to the future of climate change… Pakistan. If one…

Environmental Protection

The Return of Whaling

Whaling is seen as an evil of the past, memorialized in events like ritual recitations of Moby Dick. Or invented as a metaphor for the worst of humanity’s greed—the Tulkun hunts in Avatar: The…

Counter Solutions

Resource Crisis

The Gritty Reality of Solar Power

by Priti Gulati Cox and Stan Cox Time is fast running out. The world’s affluent nations, with their abundant greenhouse emissions, have to finally drag themselves across the starting line…

Patriarchy

Working Women And Empowerment

My Facebook acquaintance recently posted photos of delivered dishes along with the remark, "Seems like women are getting more educated." I became agitated upon realizing that this was directed towards…

Blame Her

From dawn till dusk, and dusk till dawn, she toils within the confines of an unjust patriarchal framework as a grandmother, mother, sister, lover, girlfriend, wife, partner, professional, worker and…

Challenging Heteropatriarchy

Like any other popular movement, the radical message of feminist liberation is always at risk of being diluted by dominant ideologies. In the current conjuncture of neo-fascist resurgence, such dilution…

Combat Patriarchal Mindset at AMU!

The ascendancy of Hindu nationalism in India has led to the sharp demarcation of religio-communitarian boundaries. In response to communal attacks on Islamic identity, the Muslim gentry has reinforced a…

Palestine

South Asia

Annihilate Caste

Manudharma and Indian Secularism

(Chief Guest speech at DHPS Conference on Manudharma, Dalits and Constitution held on 17-3-2024, Visakhapatnam.) Manudharma, the ancient Hindu code is still haunting the lives of people. The importance and…

Life/Philosophy

Understanding The Post-Truth Era

We are living in an age in which clandestine technologies exploit big data and social media, manipulating, polarizing and entrenching opinion. A climate has arisen where trust has evaporated, conspiracy…

Arts/Literature

Hindu Nation Vs The Unconsoled

Finally, the long awaited summons camefrom the Ministry of Utmost Happiness.(1)Relayed via Meenachilar(2) to a cemeteryin Ayemenem (2) and via Jamuna toJannath Guest House (3) in Delhi,to Sarmad- Hazrat of…

Book Review

Fire in the Soul: Nick Lyons

With lilacs in the dooryard blooming a week ago, I was struck by a sense of synchronicity so strong that I stood stone still and sniffed the air for its…

Weaponising Music

Away from the watchful monitoring of electronic and print media, across India’s dusty and sleepy towns a genre of popular culture is clandestinely seizing the public imagination. Acerbic lyrics laced…

Editor's Picks

Adieu, Amma!

My Amma (Malayalam word for Mother) passed away on August 22, 2023 at 3.10 AM. It is always difficult  to deal with the passing of a parent, that too one’s…

Farewell to Sasi etta, brother K.P. Sasi

Our beloved K.P.Sasi is no more. Filmmaker, cartoonist, writer, mentor, friend and above all tireless activist championing the cause of every underdog, Sasi breathed his last, mid-afternoon this Christmas day…

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