Counter Currents

2020 Oct 21 - 1:58pm
Savita Kumari of Rasulpur village of Pindra Block of Varanasi District of Uttar Pradesh was blessed to be born in a lower middle class Other Backward Caste family. She is studying in 9th standard in the village high school. Since the family is engaged in agriculture and milk sale, she has enough to eat and carry on her studies. During[Read More...] The post Pandemic and the Plight of the Indian Poor appeared first on Countercurrents.
Tags: India, coronavirus, Coronavirus Migrants, COVID19
2020 Oct 21 - 1:46pm
Vaishnav jan to tene kahiye je Peed paraayi jaane re Par-dukhkhe upkaar kare toye Man abhimaan na aane re (Vaishnava) One who is a Vaishnav (Devotee of Vishnu) Knows the pain of others Does good to others without letting pride enter his mind. — Vaishnava-janatho-(With-English-Translation) It is a 600 years old devotional poem by Gujrati poet-saint Narsinh Mehta and we know[Read More...] The post ‘If humanity is to progress, Gandhi is inescapable...
Tags: Life/Philosophy, Mahatma Gandhi
2020 Oct 21 - 12:26pm
With the exception of decent New Zealand and arguably Australia, the rich, European countries of the US Alliance have been involved in  deliberate, intentional Gerocide in which their sustained, deliberate, Covid-19 pandemic policies resulted in overwhelmingly elderly “Covid-19 deaths per million of population” that were 10-180 times greater than that obtaining in New Zealand. Indict Trump and Johnson for Gerocide[Read More...] The post  US...
Tags: World, coronavirus, COVID19, Gerocide
2020 Oct 21 - 12:18pm
Venezuela is no stranger to protests, registering thousands of demonstrations, rallies and strikes each year. As of October 1, about 7000 protests had occurred this year (roughly 25 a day), according to the Venezuelan Observatory of Social Conflicts. Unlike before, these protests have by and large not taken place in right-wing opposition strongholds nor necessarily demanded the removal of President[Read More...] The post  Venezuela: Could...
Tags: World, Venezuela
2020 Oct 21 - 12:08pm
Raja Ram Mohan Roy (22 May 1772- 27 Sept., 1833), known as the “Maker of Modern India” and “Father of the Bengal Renaissance”, advocated the study of English, Science, Western Medicine and Technology. For this objective he established the Hindu College in Kolkata in 1817. His progressive views were bitterly opposed by the orthodox Hindus. However, after some years his[Read More...] The post Sir Syed Ahmed – In the...
Tags: Life/Philosophy, Sir Syed Ahmad Khan
2020 Oct 21 - 11:50am
In our student days a large part of the year was consumed by three long spells of holidays. The year started after the Christmas vacations which were long, but not as long as the summer vacations in May-June. The Puja vacations were the shortest but in many ways the most exciting. Durga or Kali Puja in the small towns of[Read More...] The post A Throwback To The Small-Town Puja appeared first on Countercurrents.
Tags: Life/Philosophy, Musings
2020 Oct 21 - 11:35am
When the United Nations was created after the World War II, one of its purposes was spelt out in Article 1 [2] of the UN Charter as:” To develop friendly relations among nations based on respect for the principles of equal rights and self-determination of peoples “ And Article 55 of the UN Charter provides that, “With a view to[Read More...] The post Tamils In The North And East Of Sri Lanka – Justification For Self-Determination appeared first...
Tags: South Asia, Sri Lankan Tamils
2020 Oct 20 - 9:31pm
Twenty-five percent (25%) of the Northern Hemisphere is permafrost. By all appearances, it is melting well beyond natural background rates, in fact, substantially! Making matters much, much worse, new research has identified past warming events of large-scale permafrost thaw in the Arctic that may be analogous to today, thus spotting a parallel problem of large-scale thawing accompanied by massively excessive[Read More...] The post Large-Scale...
Tags: climate change, Arctic Permafrost, Global Warming
2020 Oct 20 - 9:24pm
“Look, folks, the air quality is in the red zone today. The EPA says that means people with lung or heart issues should avoid prolonged activity outdoors.” That was J.R. de Vera, one of two directors of UNITE-HERE!’s independent expenditure campaign to elect Biden and Harris in Reno, Nevada. UNITE-HERE! is a union representing 300,000 workers in the hospitality industry — that[Read More...] The post Campaigning on Planet A appeared first...
Tags: World, US Election 2020
2020 Oct 20 - 8:11pm
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is facing potential extradition to the United States for exposing the US empire’s war crimes. Assange faces charges under the US Espionage Act and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The warrant lists 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act on which he could be jailed for up to 175 years, and one count of conspiracy with Chelsea Manning[Read More...] The post Julian Assange and the fight against digital...
Tags: World, Julian Assange
2020 Oct 13 - 3:23pm
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against the idea of allowing Covid-19 to simply spread through society, calling this “herd immunity” approach to fighting the pandemic “unethical.” “Never in the history of public health has herd immunity been used as a strategy for responding an outbreak, let alone a pandemic,” said WHO chief Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus said during a[Read More...] The post “Herd Immunity” is unethical, says WHO appeared...
Tags: World, coronavirus, COVID19, Herd Immunity
2020 Oct 13 - 3:19pm
A demonstration in Portland, Oregon, that included people breaking windows and taking down statues of former Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln has been declared a riot by police. Media reports from Portland including reports by major international news agencies said: The protests were part of a “Day of Rage” declared over the celebration of Columbus Day on Monday. Organizers[Read More...] The post Portland protest...
Tags: World, Black Lives Matter, Portland Protest