08 October 2017

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Labour’s policies are missing one vital ingredient – ‘social rights’

The public want social rights such as the right to housing, healthcare and decent living standards, on an equal fo...   [ continue reading...]

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JNU’s Women’s Studies Course Moved from Centre for Women’s Studies

The UGC-HRDC director must restore the course to the Centre for Women's Studies, otherwise this can only be seen as a feminist phobic sustained attack on academ...   [ continue reading...]

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Steve Bannon's New Plan: Erik Prince for Senate

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 23, 2017, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Pho...   [ continue reading...]

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How Video Games Satisfy Basic Human Needs - Facts So Romantic

Psychologists found that video games that allowed players to play out their “ideal selves” (embodying roles that allow them to be, for example, brav...   [ continue reading...]

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Is Newton a New Kind of Dalit Hero in Hindi Cinema?

In Hindi cinema, the Dalit, as a person, remained distant from the normal imagination of a civilised person. Newton , and some films before it, have attempted t...   [ continue reading...]

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The Problem of Collective Indifference: Wars Go On and On

People not caring about wars has become the reality in America. Consider, if you will, these two indisputable facts.  First, the United States is to...   [ continue reading...]

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The 'Center-Left' Had Its Chance—It’s Time For Something New

The left’s populism is answering the unmet needs of people in Western Europe and the United States. The once-proud political project known as &ldquo...   [ continue reading...]

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India: NREGA Sangharsh Morcha strongly condemns recommendation of Nagesh Singh Committee on NREGA wage revision

On 13 October 2017, in a meeting with Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and other officials from the Ministry, NREGA Sangharsh Morcha strongly objected t...   [ continue reading...]

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The battlefield is dead

The traditional arena of war is no more. Will it give way to a perpetual continuum of military and paramilitary violence?By Antoine BousquetRead at Aeon   [ continue reading...]

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Dalit Leader Rakesh Maheria Joins AAP, Will Contest Gujarat Assembly Elections

The activist was one of the leaders of the Dalit Asmita Yatra last year and the co-convenor of the Rashtriya Dalit Adhikar Manch. The post Dalit Leader Rakesh M...   [ continue reading...]

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Correlation can imply causation

The old statistics axiom that correlation doesn’t imply causation is true, but causation can be drawn from more than one correlation. A clever and impress...   [ continue reading...]

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"Human Flow": World-Renowned Artist and Activist Ai Weiwei on His Epic New Documentary on Refugees

The United Nations says there are now more refugees worldwide than at any time since World War II. The journey and struggle of these 65 million refugees is the...   [ continue reading...]

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Lesson from Pakistan: Don't erase history | Ammar Rashid

Pakistan shows that the disfigurement of our collective history to create exclusionary imagined communities can leave a bloody imprint for generations. - Educa...   [ continue reading...]

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John Pilger: The rising of Britain’s ‘new politics’

Labour's 2017 conference held in September in Brighton.John PilgerMonday, October 9, 2017Delegates to the recent Labour Party conference in the English seaside...   [ continue reading...]

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Has India Become Party to a UNHRC Resolution Against Myanmar?

For the first time, India did not explicitly disassociate from the resolution extending the mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on Mya...   [ continue reading...]

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What Will It Take for Black Lives to Matter?

This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here.  For more than four centuries, African Americans have been s...   [ continue reading...]

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Twelve Dead as Rohingya Refugee Boat Capsises on Way to Bangladesh

The boat sank near Shah Porir Dwip on the southern tip of Bangladesh late on Sunday with up to 35 people on board, Bangladeshi police said. The post Twelve Dead...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump’s Tax Plan Helps Wall Street Not Main Street

The wage earners are going to have to pay more tax. The minimum tax rate is actually raised from 10% to 12%. Also, people who live in Democratic states, New Yor...   [ continue reading...]

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Clear Signs of De Facto Martial Law in Pakistan

Recent remarks by the director general of Inter-Services Public Relations make evident that the Pakistani civilian leadership has no control over the country&rs...   [ continue reading...]

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The Question for the Supreme Court: Is Trump’s Latest Travel Ban Still the Same Old Muslim Ban?

As the Trump administration prepares to implement the third iteration of its travel ban, the Supreme Court must answer a fundamental question about the ban&rsqu...   [ continue reading...]

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