Day: November 9, 2018

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Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal

Rebellious Scientists Issue Urgent Appeal On October 31, 2018, a select group of UK scientists launched a Declaration of Rebellion against the UK government at the Houses of Parliament: “For criminal inaction in the face of climate change catastrophe and ecological collapse.” According to the scientists, now is the time to act as a planetary…

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Jayaprakash Narayan: An Idealist Betrayed – Part IV

Jayaprakash Narayan: An Idealist Betrayed – Part IV The fourth part of a personal epitaph on Jayaprakash Narayan by former civil servant M.G. Devasahayam.   What is Fascism?   This is the dictionary definition of fascism: “a political philosophy, movement, or regime (such as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above…

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The Wealthy Barely Pay Taxes: Will the Govt Make Them Pay?

The Wealthy Barely Pay Taxes: Will the Govt Make Them Pay? India is often mistakenly seen as a country with relatively low economic inequality. In fact, there were always very significant economic inequalities in India, which intersected with social and locational inequalities in complex ways. More significantly, the country’s inequalities widened after the internal and…

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Netaji Bose, Nehru and Anti-Colonial Struggle

Netaji Bose, Nehru and Anti-Colonial Struggle India’s anti-colonial struggle has been the major phenomenon which built modern India into a secular democracy. Many political streams were part of this movement, and all of them struggled in their own way to drive away the British. There were also some political streams, the ones who upheld a…

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The Way Forward for Socialists in Brazil

The Way Forward for Socialists in Brazil The devastating victory of extreme right-wing candidate Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections on October 28 left many across the world shocked and wondering how someone who openly preaches hate and violence could have won. Claudia Fanti, an Italian journalist, spoke to João Pedro Stedile of the national…