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11.01.2020

Largest Ever Strike in India Shakes Up Modi Govt

Largest Ever Strike in India Shakes Up Modi Govt

by Subodh Varma 08 Jan 2020 India woke up on January 8, to witness the largest-ever strike with an estimated 25 crore (250 million) workers, employees, farmers and rural labourers stopping work and hitting the streets to protest against the Modi government’s economic policies and divisive politics. Reports coming in… »

02.01.2020

Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi writes to Niti Ayog to consider Demands of Satyagraha

Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi writes to Niti Ayog to consider Demands of Satyagraha

Press Release By Abhilash.C.A, Secretary, Gram Seva Sangh The Minister of State, MSME, Pratap Chandra Sarangi has instructed the Niti Ayog Vice Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar on December 21, 2019 to look into the demands of the Satyagraha for Sacred Economy spearheaded by Gram Seva Sangh. In his letter, the… »

23.12.2019

Why I Oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act

Why I Oppose the Citizenship Amendment Act

by Inamul Hasan, Social Activist Primarily, the Citizenship Amendment Act is against the Indian Constitution which guarantees that every citizen of India should be treated with Equality and that there will be no discrimination based on Religion, Caste, Race, and Gender. The right to life-(decent and dignified living) will be… »

10.08.2019

Invitation for the 11th World Atheist Conference, Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, INDIA, January 4-5, 2020

Invitation for the 11th World Atheist Conference, Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, INDIA, January 4-5, 2020

Greetings from the Atheist Centre, Vijayawada, India: We are happy to share that 2020 will mark yet another historic year in the efforts of the Atheist Centre. It is the 80th year of the Atheist Centre, which was founded in 1940. We cordially invite you to the 11th World Atheist… »

01.07.2019

Addressing the crisis brought about by right-wing policies in India

Addressing the crisis brought about by right-wing policies in India

By Inamul Hasan After the last general elections in India, right-wing forces came into power, garnering 70% of the vote which gave them the majority of seats. Almost immediately, this generated a wider crisis in every field, leading the poor people to suffer even further. Due to pro-corporate and anti-environmental… »

01.05.2019

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

We Live in a World With Very Rich Multinational Mining Companies, and Very Poor Miners

By Vijay Prashad* For Jerry Yapari, killed on November 19, 2009. Few people outside Papua New Guinea know about Porgera. Those who do know about it know that it is one of the centers of international gold mining, with… »

01.05.2019

India’s Government Has All but Actually Declared a War on Its Own People

India’s Government Has All but Actually Declared a War on Its Own People

By Teesta Setalvad* It’s been a challenging five years in India since Narendra Modi was named prime minister. The lines have been even more sharply drawn in the past two years between… »

24.03.2019

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

Love Letter From Kabul to Okinawa, the Outrageous Abolition of War

By Dr Hakim* I decided to write this ninth love letter specially to Inaam, the 21st century generations of the world and the people of Okinawa because of three personal reasons. I miss having the wonderful energies of 15-year-old Inaam at the Borderfree Nonviolence Community Centre. Inaam has to polish… »

15.03.2019

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

Love Letter from Smoky Kabul: Nonviolent Versus Violent Peace in Afghanistan and the World

By Dr Hakim* Dear friends, “Salam (peace)!” is how Afghans greet one another, some of them simultaneously placing a hand over their hearts. But, while everyone including Afghans wants peace, the Afghan Peace Volunteers and I have observed that the human species appears to be stuck on… »

02.03.2019

India: People awareness and legal aid movement – PALAM

India: People awareness and legal aid movement – PALAM

In Tamilnadu State,Thiruvarur District,Thiruthuraipoondi Taluk area, due to the Cyclone Gaja, which slammed with a speed of 220 km into Tamil Nadu on friday, has claimed 45 lives, 1.7 lakh trees have been uprooted, 735 cattle died, 1.17 lakh houses damaged and 88.102 hectare agricultural land has been affected. »

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