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Indian Security Forces Are Blinding Hundreds Of Protesters With Shotgun Pellets By
SRINAGAR, India — Indian authorities call the shotgun shells filled with hundreds of small metal pellets a “non-lethal” weapon for crowd control, but that does not make them harmless. They’ve inflicted a permanent...
Kashmir & Palestine: Both Occupied, Both Victims Of The Military-Industrial Complex By
AUSTIN, Texas — Although their homelands are separated by almost 2,500 miles, Palestinians and Kashmiris share a struggle for liberation and the right to self-determination against occupying forces backed by the might of the American military-industrial complex. While...
Why India Is Still Building Hundreds Of Coal Plants It Doesn’t Need By
On October 2, the anniversary of Gandhi’s birthday, India formally ratified the Paris climate agreement. The move comes with caveats, largely to protect the country in case the US (or other big polluters) pull out and also to keep up the pressure on richer countries to...
Over 150 Million People Participate In Largest Labor Strike In History By
Mumbai, India – The All India Strike, conducted across India, is likely the largest labor strike in human history, with some estimates putting the figure of striking workers at 150 million. Occurring during the fanfare of the United State’s Labor Day holiday, a long...
“Limited Bandwidth”: Where Is The Reporting On Kashmir? By
Last week a US-Kashmiri teenage girl wrote an open letter to Indian prime minister Narendra Modi that was reported by the Times of India: “Mr PM, I see the newsflash, the attack in Nice, France, is screened followed by the attempted military coup in Turkey, along with...
India Sends Food Aid To It’s Neglected, Starving Citizens In Saudi Arabia By
The Indian government has sent 15 metric tons of food aid to its own citizens living as foreign workers in Saudi Arabia, following layoffs triggered by plummeting oil prices in the petroleum-based economy. India is now reportedly weighing its options for rescuing the thousands...
Volunteers In India Plant 50 Million Trees In One Day By
India is looking a lot greener lately, especially since men and women in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India joined together to plant 50 million trees in a single day earlier this week. The activists took on the task of reforesting the Indian state not only to...
Indian Police Kill Over 30 Protesters In Kashmir By
Four days into the unrest in Kashmir, more than 30 are killed, and prime minister Narendra Modi has not had a word to say. On foreign shores, he’s playing drums and tweeting birthday greetings. Indian authorities have imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir,...
BRICS Under Attack: The Empire Strikes Back In Brazil By
NEW YORK — (Analysis) The last decade has seen a remarkable coalescing of non-Western nations in both economic and political partnerships. These multilateral institutions have been championed as alternatives to Western organs of political and economic power such as...
India Found A Way To Rid Itself Of Monsanto By
NEW DELHI  — U.S. seed giant Monsanto has threatened to pull its genetically modified crop technology from India if the government goes ahead with its plan to cut the company’s royalty fees. Monsanto’s joint venture firm in India said that it would be difficult...