Day: December 13, 2018

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The Maratha Agitation for Reservations: Part II

The Maratha Agitation for Reservations: Part II   In the previous article, we had analysed how the demand for reservations being raised by the Maratha community and the government bowing to their demand and granting them 16% reservation is not going to result in the creation of any significant jobs for these youth. In this…

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Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders

Open Letter to Senator Bernie Sanders   [On Wednesday, November 28, 2018, over 100 US scholars, intellectuals and activists published the open letter to Senator Bernie Sanders below and invited others to add their names to it.]   Sanders was working to force a new Senate vote on ending, or at least reducing, US participation…

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The Protests in Argentina and France: Where is the Co-relation?

The Protests in Argentina and France: Where is the Co-relation?   What do Argentinian protesters have in common with French protesters?  They both strongly dislike their governments, and their leaders.   The protests in Argentina against the upcoming G20 meeting and around the IMF are just a pretext for an overall malaise—which is an understatement—vis-à-vis…

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Another Time, Another Mosque

Another Time, Another Mosque     Gandhi’s Last Fast: January 13–18, 1948   From September 1947, the communal situation in north India became grievous. Massacres were taking place in Punjab and Sindh, sparking off the migration of over ten million Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims. In September, hundreds of Muslims of Delhi had been killed in…

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Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide

Climate Activists Take Civil Disobedience World-Wide Chloé Farand     More than 100 people were arrested during a week of action across the UK as protesters demanded the government treat the threats posed by climate change as a crisis and take drastic steps to cut emissions to net zero by 2025.   Thousands of people…

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Manifesto of Indian Farmers

Manifesto of Indian Farmers   Adopted by an assembly representing the farmers of India on the occasion of the historic Kisan Mukti March organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, Delhi, 30 November 2018.   We, The Farmers of India, The producers of primary agricultural commodities; including women, dalit, nomadic and adivasi farmers;…

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Babri Masjid: What Should Muslims do?

Babri Masjid: What Should Muslims do? A section of Hindu supremacist organisations are once again mobilising to demand the construction of Ramjanmabhoomi temple (RJT) in Ayodhya on the spot where Babri Masjid once stood and was demolished on 6 December 1992. Provocative speeches are being made and threats are being issued. Sentiments of Hindus are…