In What May be the Largest Strike in World History, Millions in India Protest PM Modi’s Policies

An estimated quarter of a billion workers in India went on strike today, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “anti-people,” “anti-worker” policies.

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An estimated quarter billion Indians – roughly three percent of the world’s entire population – went on strike today across the subcontinent, protesting the government of Narendra Modi’s racist and “anti-people,” “anti-worker” policies. The protests were called by the Center of Indian Trade Unions (CITU) and are thought to be perhaps the largest in

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Modi Delivers Ironic “Peace Day” Message Netanyahu Borrowed from Hitler

Modi’s speech regarding how only the “strong” are to be respected, while issuing an implicit threat of using nuclear weapons against enemies of the state, is strikingly similar to a speech given by Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — an ally of Modi — last September.

Narendra Modi

SURENDRANAGAR, INDIA -- As India’s election season drags on and nears its conclusion, current Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has continued to use speeches on the campaign trail to threaten using nuclear bombs against neighboring Pakistan in an attempt to portray himself as tough on “terrorism.” In a speech delivered last Wednesday that was

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Robert Fisk Exposes Israel’s Hidden Role in the Brewing India-Pakistan Conflict

Israel’s export of Zionist nationalism and neocolonialism — and the accompanying oppression that in practice actually helps to create many of the very terrorist groups they fight against — is just as dangerous as its export of arms.

Narendra Modi | Benjamin Netanyahu

LONDON -- Well-known British journalist Robert Fisk recently wrote a very telling and troubling article in The Independent regarding the outsized role of the state of Israel in the burgeoning tensions between India and Pakistan, two nuclear powers. The story -- despite its importance, given the looming threat of nuclear war between the two

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The Ideology That Unites Trump and the Authoritarians He Admires

For Trump and his majoritarian cronies, it’s about propping up “besieged majorities” in multiethnic countries.

U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for Israe from Saudi Arabial, the next stop in his international tour, at King Khalid International Airport, Monday, May 22, 2017, in Riyadh. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Washington and New Dehli are having a mutual lovefest these days. Donald Trump is popular in India — where only 17 percent of the population considers the president “intolerant,” compared to a global average of 65 percent — and he has warmly welcomed Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the White House. Both leaders are eager to bump up bilateral

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Marginalized Indian Muslims Ambivalent At Election Time

Largely left behind by India’s development wave, Mumbai’s Muslims say they’re not sure any political party can help them though they represent nearly 14 percent of the electorate.

A Kashmiri woman watches Martyrs' Day ceremony from the window of her house in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, July 13, 2017. July 13 is observed as Martyrs' Day in memory of the day when the region s Hindu king ordered more than 20 Kashmiri Muslims executed in a bid to put down an uprising in 1931. (AP/Mukhtar Khan)

MUMBAI — The humid Tuesday evening wanes as Akeel Shaikh, 19, spews a blend of Hindi and Urdu commands into his cell phone, rounding up members of his Muslim political group from the narrow booth of a Mumbai bakery and milk bar. One after the other, 20 young Muslim men begin to appear on the darkening sidewalk. The teenagers and

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India Starts Voting In World’s Largest Election

With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages over the next five weeks in a staggered approach made necessary by the country’s vast size. Voters will choose representatives for the 543-seat lower house of parliament.

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GAUHATI, India — Voters in India's remote northeast cast ballots on the first day of the world's biggest election Monday, with the opposition heading into the polls with strong momentum on promises of a surge in economic growth. With 814 million eligible voters, India will vote in stages over the next five weeks in a staggered approach made

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