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A Lone Dayak Community’s Last Stand Against Palm Oil

The Dayak peoples of Borneo have been fiercely resisting the encroachment of palm oil plantations on their ancestral lands for many decades. This article by Dayak Ethnographer Dr Setia Budhi along with Palm Oil Detectives’ Founder Athena delves into the…

Much of the World Awakens to a Decades Long Genocide

Several times over the past two decades, I have written about the malevolence of Israel (and by that I mean Zionist Israel, which is predominantly Jewish, although there are likeliest quislings among the Palestinian ranks, e.g., Mahmoud Abbas). Israel is…

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 Biden has said doing so is ruled out because it…

Deadly Heat in a Political Jungle

World heat is worse than ever. The entire planet is sweating. Every summer is hot but never like this. In America, it’s a national election year in the face of global record heat. What are candidates’ positions on CO2-infused heat?…

India

Worst Case Scenarios

Conscious citizens are plagued by their vision  of the immediate future as it looms through latest credible predictions of poll results.It Is either NDA regaining power with a slim majority …

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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

Amazon Rainforest Collapse?

“A major question is whether a large-scale collapse of the Amazon forest system could actually happen within the twenty-first century.” (Source: Bernardo M. Flores, et al, Critical Transitions in the…

Permafrost Showdown

"Deep below the glistening surface of a frozen Arctic lake, something is bubbling—something that could cause global warming to accelerate beyond all previous projections… Now the freezer door is opening,…

Tracking toward mass extinction

Where “Two plus two equals five if the party says so” (George Orwell) and when drilling methane wells reduces global warming Having turned a blind eye to climate science, ignoring…

Environmental Protection

Counter Solutions

Territorialisation of Land

In the early seventh century in rural England, the process of territorialisation has played a major role in the transformation of land into private property in its institutionalised form. This…

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

Gaza And The Israeli Killer Instinct

The Israeli war on Gaza is moving full-blast ahead despite international pressure to have it stopped. The Israeli government is neither listening to the International Court of Justice nor to…

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

Arts/Literature

Laapataa Ladies (2024) review

There has not been a dearth of films exploring feminist themes and having feminist content in recent times, and it may be observed that most of these films have found…

Razi’s Art Exhibition in Kochi

The exhibition of artworks by renowned art director and film director Razi Muhammad will be inaugurated tomorrow 25th May at Mattancherry Berth Art Gallery by famous poet Dr. Ratheesh Krishna.…

A Resolve So Bold, A Cause So Pure

Sons and daughters in faraway lands, give promise to justice, a resolve so bold,White, black, and brown speak to power, in defiance, their unity refuses to fold, Then, there are…

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…

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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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