June 2018

Family Of Man?

I frequently write about global politics following an interest in US foreign policy as it tends to strive towards global hegemony by one means or another. Included in that are…

Protect Sompeta Wetland

The Human Rights Forum (HRF) demands that the government initiate steps immediately to ensure that the Sompeta wetland (known locally as the beela) in Srikakulam district is not vandalised further…

India’s Arid Land, Thirsty Crops

We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one -Jacques Cousteau While the world has significantly improved food security, it is now faced with a mounting challenge…

Venezuela – Towards an Economy of Resistance

The Government of Venezuela called an international Presidential Economic Advisory Commission, 14-16 June, 2018 – to debate the current foreign injected economic disturbances and seeking solutions to overcome them. I…

 Here’s what I saw at the border

Sunday morning, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what's really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. There's one thing that's very clear: The crisis…

Karl Marx In Bihar At 200

Quotes from Karl Marx’s works reverberated in the unprecedented 5-day long conference organized by the Asian Development and Research Institute (ADRI), participated by the delegates from 18 countries across the…

Relationships: Strength or Weakness?

I write not with expectations, because expectations are meant to be shattered, just like promises are meant to be broken. Nevertheless, my intention is to stir some thoughts of yours.…

Problems of ‘single ‘ women  

As atrocities on women are rising, it is becoming increasing unsafe for women to live without fear. The foindings of a global perception poll conducted by Thomson Reuters Foundation, a…

Sophistry & Mutual Admiration Circles

Only a simpleton will not understand that in a “mutual admiration group” members generally degenerate themselves to a sophistry by exchange of pretended or exaggerated reciprocal praise. In this narcissist…

Bringing Julian Assange Home

Below is the speech delivered by the well known journalist and documentarian John Pilger to the rally to free Julian Assange held by the Socialist Equality Party of Australia on…

 An Open Letter To Gary Lineker

“A rehabilitation centre in Gaza has created 'Heroes FC', a team formed from the many amputees from Israel's wars on Gaza and the recent violent response to protests along the…

Viktor Orbán’s Soros Problem

Where there are refugees and asylum seekers, there will be the assistants, the exploiters and the opportunists.  The global anti-refugee sentiment has become an industrial complex, well-funded, sharpened and vicious. …

I heard the news today, oh boy….

Two international items in the news this week highlight, by its absence, an underlying feature of reporting events in ‘troubled’ areas of the world.  That absence is simply the historical…

The Monks Who Spew Hate

Why Jailing of Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Did Not Become A News In This Part of Asia “Ordered disorder, planned caprice, And dehumanised humanity…” - Brecht (The Exception and the Rule)…

Suffer the Little Children

In the Gospels, the disciples of Jesus complain about folks who bring their kids with them to receive his blessings. But Jesus is not somebody who shuns the company of…

Love Not Cages

I'm still grappling with what we've seen from the Trump administration in the past few weeks: kids in cages, families torn apart, bitter racist politics that vilify and divide. It…

On Purpose, In Kabul

Writing this week for the Chicago Tribune, Steve Chapman called a U.S. Government report on the war in Afghanistan “a chronicle of futility.” "The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction" report…

#NotAgain

Dear Prime Minister YOU NEED TO ANSWER! As the date of election is closing by- your performance and ability to serve this country will be under much-scrutiny. You cannot accept…

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