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One Year Post-Sandy: Climate Changes, Tactics Don’t By Mickey Z.

CounterCurrents - Wed, 30/10/2013 - 22:51
Each year, 65 percent of untested GM grains are fed to 53 billion doomed land animals by an industry that consumes one-third of the planet’s land surface and is the No. 1 source of human-created greenhouse gases -- yet “environmentalists” serve meat at their eco-conferences and warn people like me to keep our “personal choices” to ourselves

Drying Up Ideological Wellsprings Of Arab – Israeli Conflict By Nicola Nasser

CounterCurrents - Wed, 30/10/2013 - 22:50
Gradually, awareness that de-Zionization of the US and European foreign policy as well as the internal policies of the State of Israel has become a prerequisite for peace in the Middle East is steadily taking roots in Israeli and world public opinion and consciousness

America At Crossroads: Intelligence Spying Ushers Global Outrage By Mahboob A. Khawaja

CounterCurrents - Wed, 30/10/2013 - 22:50
American politicians want to know the future by spying on trusted friends. Out of darkness, they are searching for ennobling animosity, not in foes but in friends. But the enemies are within. not elsewhere who lie and deceive the American people

What Is In Half A Rupee? By Anitha S

CounterCurrents - Wed, 30/10/2013 - 22:50
A six year olds observations on Tree Walk, in Thiruvananthapuram

Leaders Of Isolated ‘Public Movements’: Jaseera And K C Sreekumar By S. Mohammed Irshad

CounterCurrents - Wed, 30/10/2013 - 22:50
Jaseera and K C Sreekumar are not representing any private interest, however, the public right which they are articulating is unfit to the contemporary development models. My interaction with Sreekuamar gives a completely different approach towards coastal resources, including the schools and health facilities. They know what ought to be development; however, their perception does not satisfy capitalist economic interest. This conflict will continue since the whole society is confronting such conflicts, hence, Jaseera and Sreekuamar are really representing another side of our development democracy, which is politically right yet completely wrong for the political elite

UN To Censure Illegal Spying, But Not USA or NSA By Thalif Deen

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:51
When the 193-member General Assembly adopts a resolution next month censuring the illegal electronic surveillance of governments and world leaders by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), the U.N.’s highest policy-making body will spare the United States from public condemnation despite its culpability in widespread wiretapping. A draft resolution currently in limited circulation – a copy of which was obtained by IPS – criticises “the conduct of extra-territorial surveillance” and the “interception of communications in foreign jurisdictions”. But it refuses to single out the NSA or the United States, which stands accused of spying on foreign governments, including political leaders in Germany, France, Brazil, Spain and Mexico, among some 30 others

In Italy, NSA Tracked 46 Million Phone Calls

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:51
In Italy, the US intelligence agency NSA bugged 46 million phone calls in a month, said digital library host Cryptome. The report is the latest in the revelations that the NSA tapped hundreds of millions of phone lines across Europe

In Bangladesh Poor People Are Selling Organs To Pay Microcredit Debts

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:50
A BBC report said in Bangladesh poor people are selling their organs as a last resort to repay their microcredit debts that were meant to lift them out of poverty

The Case For Economic Reform By John Scales Avery

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:50
The serious threats which civilization is facing in the 21st century are well known. Nevertheless, it may be useful to list them and to examine how they are related to each other and to our growth-obsessed, war-addicted economic system

How Does The Global War On Terror Ever End? By Jeremy Scahill

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:50
As large-scale military deployments wound down, the United States had simultaneously escalated its use of drones, cruise missiles, and Special Ops raids in an unprecedented number of countries. The war on terror had become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The question all Americans must ask themselves lingers painfully: How does a war like this ever end?

UN Day Films - Gloating Faces, Libya Syria Destroyed, Somalian Korean Genocides Augur Nuremberg UN Trial By Jay Janson

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:49
The United Nations Organization was created by the Colonial Powers; for the Colonial Powers; of the Colonial Powers, plus a few dozen of their nominally freed colonies on October 24, 1945. This past Thursday was its sixty-sixth birthday celebration, or United Nations Day

Rising Poverty In Germany

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:49
German policymakers are boasting of an improving economy while the number of households needing government support is on the rise but the number of those requiring welfare in Germany went up 3.3 percent to 343,000 at the end of 2012. The figures show an increase from 332,000 Germans on subsistence payments from 2011

Should India Ease Entry Rules For Foreign Banks? By Kavaljit Singh

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:49
Several banks (including HSBC, UBS and Credit Suisse) have recently paid billions of dollars in fines for their alleged role in Libor rate-fixing scandal, money laundering and other corrupt practices. The JPMorgan Chase has been associated with several trading scandals in the recent past and has agreed to pay $5.1 billion to settle claims that it sold bad mortgages to two government agencies of the US (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) ahead of the financial crisis. According to media reports, JPMorgan may end up paying as much as $13 billion to settle all the pending claims over its reckless trading and market manipulative practices. Should India give such banks a free run?

Pakistan Following Indian Path In Making Draconian Laws By Ravi Nitesh

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:49
Recently Government of Pakistan promulgated two ordinances, where the first is in amendment of already existed Anti terrorism Act- 1997 and second is Pakistan Protection Ordinance under which Law Enforcement Agencies (Police, Military, Para Military, Frontier Cop, Pakistan Rangers & Frontier Constabulary) have received extra ordinary powers. The first ordinance has also a power to fire or order the firing as pre-emptive measure

The Terrible Cost Of An Inhuman Counter-Insurgency(PDF) A Report By Human Rights Forum

CounterCurrents - Tue, 29/10/2013 - 21:48
This report exposes the immense and entirely unacceptable suffering inflicted on adivasis by our not-so-human governments and police

Consensus Grows Among UN States For Greater Transparency On Drone Civilian Deaths By Chris Woods

CounterCurrents - Mon, 28/10/2013 - 22:22
Key members of the United Nations – including some of Washington’s closest allies – broke with a decade of tradition on Friday when they endorsed calls for greater transparency over drone civilian deaths. The European Union, the United Kingdom and Switzerland were joined by the Russian Federation and China in calling for greater openness from those carrying out drone strikes. Pakistan was particularly strident, insisting that there was ‘no implicit or explicit consent’ for US drone strikes on its territory, which it insists have a ‘disastrous humanitarian impact.’ In previous debates states had refused to support similar calls for greater transparency

Can Obama Ever Stand Up To The Oil Industry? By Bill McKibben

CounterCurrents - Mon, 28/10/2013 - 22:21
If the president were to become the first world leader to block a big energy project on the grounds of its effects on climate, it might help dramatically reset the international negotiations that he allowed to go aground at Copenhagen in 2009 -- the biggest foreign policy failure of his first term. But that cascade of “ifs” depends on Obama showing that he can actually stand up to the oil industry. To an increasingly disillusioned environmental movement, Keystone looks like a last chance

In Spain, NSA Intercepted 60 Million Phone Calls In A Month In 2012

CounterCurrents - Mon, 28/10/2013 - 22:21
In a single month in 2012, the US National Security Agency (NSA) intercepted some 60 million phone calls in Spain. This revelation has been made by Spanish daily The World. The daily cited leaked documents from Edward Snowden

PKK Leader Öcalan Hands Over Legacy To Leftist-Kurdish Alliance

CounterCurrents - Mon, 28/10/2013 - 22:21
Kurdish movement and Turkish leftists are joining together. A congress is now being held in Turkey to carry forward the unity. Abdullah Öcalan, the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has declared the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) - an umbrella party encompassing the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and a number of leftist parties - as the inheritor of the “historical legacy of [my] revolutionary struggle.”

How Come Uri Avnery Knows So Little About Israel? By Jonathan Cook

CounterCurrents - Mon, 28/10/2013 - 22:20
Yes, I know. Uri Avnery has achieved many great things as a journalist and a peace activist. He has probably done more to educate people around the world about the terrible situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, and for longer, than any other single human being. And, to boot, he's celebrating his 90 th birthday this week. So best wishes to him. Nonetheless, it is important to challenge the many fallacious claims Avnery makes to bolster the arguments in his latest article, dismissing the growing comparisons being made between Israel and apartheid South Africa
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