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15.04.2021

Japan government will release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea

Japan government will release irradiated water from Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea

Contaminated wastewater at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant will be released into the ocean “in around two years,” the Japanese government has announced, despite calls from China and South Korea urging against the move. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga announced the move in Tokyo, on Tuesday. He had previously called… »

31.01.2021

Rosa Parks and Equal Rights

Rosa Parks and Equal Rights

by Sally Dugman Rosa Parks learned to stand her ground for which she was hauled off to jail. This incident wasn’t the first time, nor the last time, that an Afro-American would be incarcerated for an act of civil disobedience. Her arrest was due to… »

19.01.2021

Understanding the Chinese foreign policy

Understanding the Chinese foreign policy

China has been the hot topic of discussion in the foreign policy corridors of most of the countries. Some have termed its policies as expansionist some are critical of its trade policies and human rights. At the same time, to some, it is an all-weather ally. China recently thrashed nearly… »

09.01.2021

How Social Movements Can Make Durable, Wider and Definite Contribution to Creating a Better World

How Social Movements Can Make Durable, Wider and Definite Contribution to Creating a Better World

Bharat Dogra Social movements have a very important role in society, a role that has to assume  even more significance if our deeply troubled world has to find a way out of the survival crisis in which it is entangled very badly at the… »

06.01.2021

State And Annihilation Of Caste

State And Annihilation Of Caste

Indian state is part of Indian society and Indian society is built on caste based social order. That way state or the government can do very little to destroy the caste system because as the state is built on the caste and the caste society is controlled by the top… »

27.12.2020

How long for civilization?

How long for civilization?

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. – Albert Einstein. As the world is trying to hopefully recover from the tragic effects of COVID-19, it is reminded there is no vaccine for the existential threat for its life support systems posed by… »

08.12.2020

Hungry Children in the Empire

Hungry Children in the Empire

By Farooque Chowdhury Many news from the Empire interest many readers, as the Empire itself is interesting. It’s interesting due to its economy, politics and diplomacy, part of its geostrategic and geotactical games, and for its audacity and arrogance, and for its hated character, and for its perished core, which… »

07.12.2020

Trump Exits Somalia

Trump Exits Somalia

By Dr Binoy Kampmark These are things that might have been done earlier.  During the last, flickering days of the Trump administration, activity is being witnessed across countries which have a US troop presence.  Numbers are being reduced.  Security wonks are getting the jitters.  Is the imperium shrinking?  Will President… »

26.11.2020

The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala

The Implosion of Capitalism in Guatemala

By Yanis Iqbal On 21 November, 2020, thousands of Guatemalans rallied in the central square of the country’s capital, took over the Congress and set fire to several rooms inside. The immediate trigger for this outburst of anger was the 2021 budget – now revoked by the Congress after sustained protests – which,… »

23.11.2020

Thinking Out of the Box on Climate Change Needed for Timely Solutions to Emerge

Thinking Out of the Box  on Climate Change Needed for Timely Solutions to Emerge

By Bharat Dogra Climate change provides the  strangest example of a problem which is very widely and increasingly recognized by the best available scientific opinion to be a huge and definite danger to basic life nurturing conditions of our planet, and yet, in the decades after this became convincingly established,… »

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