Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Tag: India

Monsanto and the Poisonous Cartel of GMOs in India

For more than a decade and a half, Monsanto has extracted illegal royalties from Indian farmers, trapping them in debt and triggering an epidemic of farmers' suicides.

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth

Once manufactured, there is nothing to stop India from deploying nuclear weapons against Pakistan.

Trade Rules Trump Climate Action: U.S. Blocks India’s Ambitious Solar Plans

India has been told that it cannot go ahead as planned with its ambitious plan for a huge expansion of its renewable energy sector,...

Animal Rights Activists Lament India’s Lifting Ban on Bullfighting

The bulls are kept in small enclosures and often given alcohol before they are released and tackled by groups of men.

What’s the Point in Any of It?

One day, in one life, when the attractions of the sensory world have lost their charm, when we begin to see the truth of the Buddha’s words – that desire is cause of all suffering; when television, video games, sex, drugs and alcohol fail to fill the inner emptiness; when we sit in a pub with a friend and ask aloud, what the point of it all is.

Over Two Dozen Witnesses and Suspects Mysteriously Die in Indian Cheating...

For several years, students and job applicants in India were paying large bribes to manipulate their test results for entrance into medical schools and government positions and now suspects involved are mysteriously dying. Students have mostly been targeted.

Dalit Women and Village Justice in Rural India

The caste system dominates all areas of life in India where violent exploitation and prejudice are the norm. The most common victims of village justice are Dalits—girls and women are victimized and violated daily in national neglect.

Governor Apologizes to Indian Government for Brutal Police Assault

In a formal announcement this week, Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama apologized to the government of India after a brutal assault by an officer left a 57-year-old Indian man visiting America partially paralyzed. Bentley said "justice would be served."

The Tragedy of being a Girl in India

Due to the fact that girls are seen as an economic burden and boys a source of income, girl babies have been aborted and murdered in their millions in India. Adolescent and adult females are treated no better. These corrupt social practices need to end.

Journalist Launches Online Archive to Document Diversity of Rural India

While Sainath is known for his forceful critiques of people in power and the inequality built into contemporary economics and politics, he aims to show the dignity of ordinary people in the face of injustice in "People’s Archive of Rural India."

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‘This illegal and dangerous pipeline must be shut down’: Standing Rock Sioux renew the...

The tribe is asking for a pause in construction while a thorough environmental assessment, this time with input from the tribe is conducted.

California to build world’s largest bridge over a major freeway for wildlife

Hoping to prevent the extinction of mountain lions, coyotes, deer, lizards, snakes, and other species that require room to roam, Southern California...

Fascism then and now

A new book  I would like to announce the publication of a new book, entitled “Fascism, Then and...

Routing the two-tier system: Part III – Education

One of the best education systems in the world belongs to Finland.  Its constitution makes free education a right. Section 16...

Our vanishing world: Rainforests

Rainforests are a crucial feature of Earth’s biosphere. Apart from being critical to Earth’s climate and vital carbon sinks, the major player...