Archive for July, 2020

Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology

Tearing Down the Idols of Colonialism: Why Tunisia, Africa Must Demand French Apology

The visit by newly-elected Tunisian President Kais Saied to France on June 22 was intended to discuss bilateral relations, trade, etc. But it was also a missed opportunity, where Tunisia could have formally demanded an apology from France for the decades of French colonialism, which has shattered the social and political fabric of this North African Arab nation since the[Read More…]

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Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

Co-Written by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016, but the “endless” wars have not ended. Trump has dropped more bombs and missiles than George W. Bush or Barack Obama did in their first terms, and[Read More…]

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TN Custodial Killings- Police Officers to be charged for Murder

TN Custodial Killings- Police Officers to be charged for Murder

Chennai: The Madras High Court judges, Justices PN Prakash and B Pugalendhi, hearing the custodial deaths of Jayaraj and his son Bennix on June 22-23 has observed that prima facie, it appears that there are sufficient material to make out a case for murder against the police officers stated to have been involved in these custodial killings. Jayaraj and his[Read More…]

by 07/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Human Rights
The motor cycle from the time of Che Guevara To Harley Davidson of today

The motor cycle from the time of Che Guevara To Harley Davidson of today

Beginning in December 1951, Ernesto “Che” Guevara took a nine-month break from medical school to travel by motorcycle through Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, and Venezuela. One of his goals was gaining practical experience with leprosy. Being in contact with people who were poor and hungry while they were sick transformed Che. He envisioned a new medicine, with doctors who would[Read More…]

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Modi’s War on Science

Modi’s War on Science

2019 was a mixed year for Indian Science and Technology. The bittersweet Chandrayaan-2 Mission was a partial failure in the absolute sense, but a success in the relative terms. The PSLV-C44, Kalam SAT, Microsat-R, CARTOSAT and Mission Shakti were major leaps in aerospace engineering. India also became the world’s third-largest producer of Scientific articles, according to NSF statistics. However, there were several steps back as[Read More…]

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Blaming Modi For The Deaths Of 20 Soldiers Is Part Of Jingoism

Blaming Modi For The Deaths Of 20 Soldiers Is Part Of Jingoism

This is Part-3 of an article on India China after Faceoff of June 15. Read Part1, published on June 27,2020 with this title: Blaming PM Modi Now for “Surrender to China” is Nothing but Competing in Jingoism. And part-2published on June 28,2020: Is it PM’s surrender to China ? Or is it subservience to US Strategy of Congress and others? [Read More…]

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Men wearing protective masks walk as they carry bags, amid concerns about the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Nizamuddin, area of New Delhi, India, March 31,  2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Tablighi Jamat (TJ) Should Focus on Learning Rather than Preaching in the post-Covid-19 World

Soon after independence, when Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru of India saw on Delhi roads thousands of skull-capped bearded men in white robes, worryingly he asked the Director of Intelligence Bureau (IB) to investigate who these people were, and whether there was any threat to the nation from them. After thorough investigation, the IB Director conveyed to him that there is[Read More…]

by 07/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Life/Philosophy
What Did Cedric Robinson Mean by Racial Capitalism?

What Did Cedric Robinson Mean by Racial Capitalism?

Cedric J. Robinson’s passing this summer at the age of seventy-five went virtually unnoticed. Professor emeritus of political science and black studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and arguably one of the most original political theorists of his generation, no major U.S. newspaper determined that Robinson’s passing merited even a single paragraph. Although he deliberately avoided the pitfalls[Read More…]

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The Purpose of Making Nagaland Governor’s Letter to CM Public?

The Purpose of Making Nagaland Governor’s Letter to CM Public?

The Governor of Nagaland R.N. Ravi has written a scathing letter to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio alleging complete collapse of law and order and unwillingness of the elected government to resist several armed groups indulging in extortion and violence. Ravi has revealed that some of these groups are running their ‘governments,’ illegally levying taxes on items from salt to construction[Read More…]

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Neoliberal Psychological Realism: From Barbie Dolls To Hook-Up Sex

Neoliberal Psychological Realism: From Barbie Dolls To Hook-Up Sex

Orientation In this two-part article, I trace facets of neoliberal psychology over a 50 years period, from 1970 to present. The first facet of neoliberal psychology is the “realist” phase in which capitalists strip the individual of as many of our social, qualitative (as opposed to quantitative) relations as well as our historical and cross-cultural identities so that everything can[Read More…]

by 07/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Globalisation
Skill Education and Self Employment: Panacea for Generating Employment amid Covid-19 Crises

Skill Education and Self Employment: Panacea for Generating Employment amid Covid-19 Crises

Co-Written by Dr. Rabiya Yaseen Bazaz & Professor Mohammad Akram The International Labor Organization (ILO) in its report ‘ILO Monitor 2nd edition: COVID-19 and the World of Work’, describes COVID-19 as ‘worst global crisis since World War II’. ILO estimated that globally more than 25 million jobs would be threatened due to the spread of corona virus. ILO says that[Read More…]

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The Sudden Descent of the United States

The Sudden Descent of the United States

 You know that feeling when you trip on the street and instantly sense that you’re about to crash hard and there’s no way to prevent it? As gravity has its way with you, all you can do is watch yourself going down. Yeah, that feeling. I had it the other day on my way to a Black Lives Matter demonstration when I[Read More…]

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Taiwan’s Mei Ho University Donates COVID-19 Test Kits To Mizoram

Taiwan’s Mei Ho University Donates COVID-19 Test Kits To Mizoram

In an act of kindness, Mei Ho University, Taiwan, has donated COVID-19 test kits to the north-eastern state of Mizoram. The first batch of the kits developed by Peptide Cham Biotech Ltd. arrived last week and the second batch of 10,000 kits are expected to reach soon. These kits will help the state check suspected COVID-19 patients. Earlier, the Taiwan[Read More…]

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COVID-19’s Big Brother: Impact of Coronavirus on Data and Individual Privacy in India

COVID-19’s Big Brother: Impact of Coronavirus on Data and Individual Privacy in India

“Data is the pollution problem of the information age, and protecting privacy is the environmental challenge” (Schneier, 2015, p.169). The existence and need of the right to privacy has been recognised worldwide. This was evident in India as well, as the right to privacy was recognised as intrinsically linked to the right to life. However, with the advent of the[Read More…]

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The Coffee Crisis In Colombia

The Coffee Crisis In Colombia

With the unabated march of the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic situation of Colombian coffee farmers is rapidly deteriorating. The price of Arabica coffee has reduced to an exceptionally low $0.9 per pound in June.  Earlier, coffee production had fallen by 28% in April, 12% in March, 9% in February and 19% in January.  Specialty coffee farmers too are experiencing difficulties in the form of shortage of experienced coffee pickers. In specialty coffee,[Read More…]

by 07/01/2020 Comments are Disabled Globalisation
The NHRC’s Report on Jamia Violence has ignored the Perspective of Victims

The NHRC’s Report on Jamia Violence has ignored the Perspective of Victims

  Just a few days ago the NHRC (National Human Right Commission) has released its report on ‘Jamia Violence’ which took place on 15th December 2019 night.  The Commission in its report has largely blamed students and said that they indulged in violent protests without permission from concerned authority.  The report while giving some ‘soft criticism’ to the Delhi police,[Read More…]

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