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Inconvenient Truths Confront Biden

Editorial from Workers World, June 28, 2023 It is amusing to see  Biden mimicking the language that Putin and Xi use to describe the relationship between Russia and China.  It is also notable that Narendra Modi was personally banned from entering the United States for a number of years from the time he instigated a Hindu on Muslim pogrom in[…]

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Indian Government Restricts Use of Glyphosate in Massive Blow to Agrichemical Lobby

by Sustainable Pulse, published on Global Research, October 28, 2022 This is good news indeed.  Another blow against toxic GMO agriculture!  I only recently learned that there is a ban on GMO agriculture in Russia.  Meanwhile, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) continues to assert “that classifying glyphosate  as a carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substance is not justified.”  They don’t[…]

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Evil Empire: Let the Monarchy Die Along With Elizabeth

by Sonali Kolhatkar, distributed by Economy for All, 9/17/2022 The death of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-serving monarch of British royalty, has sparked global fascination and spawned thousands of clickbait reports of the details of her funeral. Americans, who centuries ago rejected monarchy, are seemingly obsessed with the ritualism, bizarrely mourning the demise of an elderly and fabulously wealthy woman[…]

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From Bill Gates to the Great Refusal – Farmers on the Frontline

by Colin Todhunter, published on Countercurrents, July 27, 2022 Prior to the Industrial Revolution, most humans were engaged in agriculture. Our relationship with nature was immediate. Within just a few generations, however, for many people across the world, their link with the land has been severed. Food now arrives pre-packaged (often precooked), preserved with chemicals and contains harmful pesticides, micro-plastics,[…]

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India’s Massive Farmer Struggle Wins Historic Victory

by Marty Goodman, published on Socialist Action, December 8, 2021 Protesting Indian farmers were called “terrorists,” Sikh faith separatists, Maoists, and agents of Pakistan but their massive year-long mobilizations forced Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to cancel its three pro-agribusiness laws first enacted in September 2020. The largest mobilization in world history stunned India’s rulers and its parliamentary[…]

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Farm Laws Repeal: A Historic Day For India

by Bharat Dogra, published on Countercurrents, November 19, 2021 This is a huge victory for the farmers of India.   It shows the power of mass protest and relentless resistance, even against the most vicious racist neoliberal government and should be celebrated by activists around the globe.   [jb] On November 19 the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi announced the[…]

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COVID-19 and The India You Don’t See In the News

by Arundati Roy, published in Financial Times, April 3, 2020 Who can use the term “gone viral” now without shuddering a little? Who can look at anything any more — a door handle, a cardboard carton, a bag of vegetables — without imagining it swarming with those unseeable, undead, unliving blobs dotted with suction pads waiting to fasten themselves on[…]

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Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest

by Manuella Libardi, published on Open Democracy, August 21, 2019 Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region. The PowerPoint slides, which democraciaAbierta has seen, also reveal plans to implement predatory projects that could have a devastating environmental impact. The Bolsonaro government has as one[…]

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India Mortgaged? Forced-Fed Illness and the Neoliberal Food Regime

US retail giant Walmart bought 77 per cent stake in Indian online website Flipkart in a $16 billion deal. India does not allow retail monoplies like Walmart to enter Indian market. Walmart’s acquisition of Flikart is seen as a back door entry which may put thousands of small vendors out of business. ~by Angela Ferrao an independent editorial cartoonist. by[…]

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