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A French teacher and the state of emergency

SHAFAQNA – If France has often presented itself as a modern democracy, a Republic which values have revolved around the guarantee and protection of personal freedom and free speech, such claims no longer reflect ground realities. France today is an empty…

Dalit Muslims, Christian exceptionalism in modern India

Why is there no reservation for Dalit Muslims, Christians, wonders US State Dept’s India Human Rights report By Our Representative Ignoring Government of India taking strong exception to a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur (SR) report on caste-based discrimination, the United…

Ash Carter’s Asian Folly

“We will remain the principal security power in the Asia-Pacific for decades to come.” Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter Ash Carter is on a mission: to convince Asia’s democracies that Asian security is synonymous with American leadership. Unfortunately for him,…

Philippines: economic outlook and election special

In a story by Norman P Aquino that appeared the November 2015 issue of Bloomberg Markets it was noted that the Philippines has notched the fastest growth since the 1970s and avoided the emerging-markets meltdown. Can the next president keep…

Catholic church now more advanced than U.S. philosophy departments

It ought to be with considerable embarrassment that I say this, as an atheist who thinks religion does far more harm than good, and that it does so not only through the pretense that death isn’t real but first and…

Kazakh president calls for Global Nuclear Disarmament

Manifesto by Kazakh President Calls for Global Nuclear Disarmament, Steps to End Global Conflicts You don’t have to be a wide-eyed optimist to believe that, despite the many and serious challenges our world faces, time remains on the side of…

Occupy London Tours

Let the sunlight in: uncover the big issues this Spring with Occupy London Tours Finally Spring’s arrived – and what better time for some political spring-cleaning! Join us on an Occupy London Tour and prise open those murky corners of…

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears Don’t Dry In Kashmir by Mary Scully, 13 April, 2016 Countercurrents.org ran a story from Mary Scully, US activist, telling of what happened yesterday 13 April 2016 in Handwara, Kashmir (a town about 70 km/37 miles from Srinagar) “…that is…

2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima – you’re kidding?

Stop Plans for 2020 Olympics in Radioactive Fukushima! 13 Apr 2016 — When people hear that there are actual plans to hold baseball, softball and soccer at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Fukushima Prefecture, they think it’s a joke. How…

ICAN – G7 summit wholly inadequate

Alice Slater writes: Something to think about as we make our individual responses and organizational responses to the wholly inadequate G7 that came out of Hiroshima which failed to mention meaningful measures for nuclear disarmament or the upcoming UN meeting…

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