Politics

16.02.2021

PEC expresses concern over complete internet shut down in Myanmar

PEC expresses concern over complete internet shut down in Myanmar

(as reported by Nava Thakuria) Geneva/Guwahati, 15 February 2021: After the military coup in Myanmar on 1 February, the junta has now cut down internet services across the south-east Asian country from Monday, seemingly to start an aggressive military action against millions of pro-democracy Burmese protesters and thus put their… »

16.02.2021

Blank Vote in a Democracy

Blank Vote in a Democracy

Revolution of the Mind Series By Andreas C Chrysafis A paper for debate and discussion Original article published on March 19, 2018 and revised on December 16, 2020 Preamble Following the results of several elections in western democracies, they reveal alarming matters and raise serious questions: (a) if in fact,… »

15.02.2021

Senate Acquits Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Insurrection Despite Most Bipartisan Vote Ever

Senate Acquits Trump for Inciting Jan. 6 Insurrection Despite Most Bipartisan Vote Ever

The Senate has acquitted Donald Trump for inciting the deadly January 6 Capitol insurrection in his second impeachment trial. Fifty-seven senators backed convicting the former president, but the vote fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. It was the most bipartisan impeachment trial verdict ever, with seven Republicans voting with… »

15.02.2021

Catalonia election: Socialists win, but separatists expand majority

Catalonia election: Socialists win, but separatists expand majority

The pro-union Socialist Party is set to claim the most seats in the Catalan parliament, but the faction will also face a stronger separatist bloc. Party leader Salvador Illa said it was time to “turn the page.” The Sunday vote in Catalonia saw the pro-Madrid Socialist Party claim a narrow victory ahead… »

13.02.2021

Pence and Trump’s Final Meeting: “A Good Conversation”

Pence and Trump’s Final Meeting: “A Good Conversation”

By David Breitkopf O to have been a presidential pen in the Oval Office taking notes when Mike Pence met with Donald Trump for the last time, nearly a week after the insurrection of the Capitol. What has become timeline clear from the impeachment proceedings of Mr. Trump is that… »

11.02.2021

Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds to Sisi’s Egypt

Biden Should Stop Payment on U.S. Funds to Sisi’s Egypt

By Ariel Gold and Medea Benjamin Under Donald Trump’s presidency, Egypt, as well as Saudi Arabia, Israel, the UAE, and other repressive regimes, had virtually free reign to commit unchecked human rights abuses without worry that they might be chastised or lose U.S. diplomatic and financial support. But when Joe… »

10.02.2021

Understanding the Complicated Politics and Geopolitics of the Coup Myanmar

Understanding the Complicated Politics and Geopolitics of the Coup Myanmar

By Vijay Prashad On February 1, 2021, Myanmar’s military—known as the Tatmadaw—invoked Article 417 of the 2008 constitution, dismissed State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi, and arrested her and other members of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Condemnation of the coup was swift, although there would be reason… »

10.02.2021

ASPBAE Statement of solidarity with its members and the people of Myanmar

ASPBAE Statement of solidarity with its members and the people of Myanmar

The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) stands in solidarity with its members in Myanmar, the Thinking Classroom Foundation and Equality Myanmar, in their resistance to and condemnation of the coup d’etat staged by the Myanmar military on 1 February 2021 which deposed the country’s democratically-elected… »

10.02.2021

‘Euro-speak’: Attempt by German-led EU to monopolise European identity & values is fuelling animosity & destabilising continent

‘Euro-speak’: Attempt by German-led EU to monopolise European identity & values is fuelling animosity & destabilising continent

By Glenn Diesen, a Professor at the University of South-Eastern Norway, and an editor at the Russia in Global Affairs journal. Follow him on Twitter @glenndiesen. Europe’s three largest cities lie outside the European Union, or four if you count Istanbul, and 40% of people on… »

09.02.2021

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

Setting Aside 2013 Riots, Farmers Protest Reviving Jat-Muslim Political Alliance

The 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots led to the break-up of a crucial political alliance of Jats and Muslims forged by Chaudhary Charan Singh; the current farmers protest is uniting them again. Tarique Anwar “Is aandolan men Hindustan hai; Hindustani bane raho; Hindu-Musalma mein mat batna (India is… »

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