Friday, February 28, 2020

Tag: India

Norvergence: It’s time to remember the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster

George Stacey, an environmentalist at Norvergence: “I’ll never forget Bhopal Gas Tragedy- a man-made catastrophe resulted in the death of over 4,000...

Nearly 2 million people in India could lose citizenship in biggest...

Nearly 2 million people in the northeast state of Assam are at risk of being rendered stateless in India after the government...

The terrifying implications of India’s elections for people and the planet

The Modi government’s far-right bigotry is well-known, but its equally disturbing environmental record isn’t.

South Asia’s nuclear-armed neighbors pull back from the abyss

The international community can only hope that the carnage and chaos of February was the last in a tragic series of encounters between nuclear neighbors that could otherwise lead South Asia to devastation and the world to nuclear winter.

As national elections draw closer, millions of farmers facing economic despair...

As India’s agrarian crisis deepens, so too will the social unrest, which may force future elected officials to take action on the growing demands of India’s powerful rural populace.

The world’s most dangerous divide

If nuclear war comes, it will happen because of a calculation or miscalculation by India or Pakistan.

Women in India stand up to reactionary forces, call for ‘equality,...

“We are taking the pledge that we will uphold Renaissance values, we will stand for equality for women, we resist the attempts to make Kerala a lunatic asylum, and we will fight for secularism.”

Progressive Briefing for Friday, September 7

State Senator sentenced to jail time for bribery, Alex Jones banned from Twitter, India legalizes gay sex, and more.

India legalizes gay sex, ruling discrimination on the basis of sexual...

"Criminalizing carnal intercourse is irrational, arbitrary and manifestly unconstitutional."

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Sanders campaign releases detailed answer as to how he will pay for his major...

“You know, if you look at the media, they say Bernie's ideas are radical, they're extreme, they're out of the mainstream,. Let me just tell you, I don't think that that's true.”

Wrongfully convicted man awarded $1.5M after serving 23 years in prison

“Today, Lamonte McIntyre has been declared, finally and conclusively, a completely innocent man.”
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Yale study says Medicare for All would save US $450 billion, prevent nearly 70,000...

The study in The Lancet found that Medicare for All, supported by Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, will save money and is more cost-effective than “Medicare for All Who Want It."

An aspirational vision of life after fossil fuels

Building sustainable communities is the antidote to fear of a changing climate.
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Bernie Sanders gains support in South Carolina as billionaire Tom Steyer draws votes from...

Billionaire Tom Steyer has poured money into outreach to African-American voters, who make up more than half of South Carolina’s Democratic electorate.