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Thursday, September 3, 2015

CC News Letter 02/03 September - Aylan Kurdi: The Toddler Who Has Become A Symbol Of The Refugee Crisis In Europe

CC News Letter 02/03 September - Aylan Kurdi: The Toddler Who Has Become A Symbol Of The Refugee Crisis In Europe

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Aylan Kurdi: The Toddler Who Has Become A Symbol Of The Refugee Crisis In Europe
By Countercurrents.org

http://www.countercurrents.org/cc030915.htm

Aylan Kurdi has become the symbol of the refugee crisis in Europe. He was washed up dead on the shores of Bodrum in southwest Turkey. The three year old toddler drowned in the Mediterranean Sea along with his five-year-old brother Galip and mother Rihan. The father, Abdullah, survived. The pictures of Aylan lying dead on the beach went viral on social media and now he has become a symbol of refugee crisis in Europe


Thousands Of Refugees Held At Budapest Train Station
By Markus Salzmann

http://www.countercurrents.org/salzmann030915.htm

More than 3,000 refugees—the majority of them families with children—have been held at the Budapest East Train Station in miserable conditions since the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban blocked the access of refugees to the station. Hundreds of refugees participated in a demonstrationWednesday demanding the right to continue their journey to Germany. They shouted slogans such as "freedom, freedom!" Jeering could be heard outside the station as angry refugees shouted at the hundreds of heavily armed police blocking the main entrance


European Police 'Scarier Than ISIS Terrorists'
By Finian Cunningham

http://www.countercurrents.org/cunningham030915.htm

Go back to their countries? Yes, that's right. You know the war zones that haughty European states like Britain and France have ignited and inflamed in Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere in Africa. Which makes you wonder: who are the real fascists? The anti-immigrant mobs on the streets, or the coiffured politicians in fancy suits and plush government offices?


In Syria, Putin Calls Obama's Bluff, Joins War Against ISIS
By Eric Zuesse

http://www.countercurrents.org/zuesse030915.htm

According to German Economic News (September 1st, based on reports from ynetnews and others), Russia's President Vladimir Putin has apparently decided to establish in Syria a military base with thousands of soldiers and sufficient air power to do in Syria what the Obama Administration won't, which is to defeat ISIS and the other jihadists


US Empty Rhetoric In GLACIER Conference
By Dr. Vivek Kumar Srivastava

http://www.countercurrents.org/srivastava030915.htm

Not only the USA but all the countries having stake in the Arctic region must ponder with true spirit to understand the adverse consequences of the exploration and exploitation of the region. All nation states are in the same boat in which USA has boarded; future awaits for human civilization where such boats will capsize in the ocean of disasters, not in remote future but in the years to come


The Rise Of The Inhumanes
By Paul Craig Roberts

http://www.countercurrents.org/roberts030915.htm

America's descent into totalitarian violence is accelerating. Like the Bush regime, the Obama regime has a penchant for rewarding Justice (sic) Department officials who trample all over the US Constitution. Last year America's First Black President nominated David Barron to be a judge on the First US Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston. Barron is responsible for the Justice (sic) Department memo that gave the legal OK for Obama to murder a US citizen with a missile fired from a drone


The USA Needs Disruptive President Trump
By Joel S. Hirschhorn

http://www.countercurrents.org/hirschhorn030915.htm

We must imagine something akin to electric shock therapy applied forcibly to the political system. Many urgently needed reforms will never be pushed by any conventional Republican or Democrat. In our delusional democracy ordinary elections can no longer produce the cleansing that our filthy, corrupt system needs


Root Causes Of The Cleavages In The Ecological Left
By Saral Sarkar

http://www.countercurrents.org/sarkar030915.htm

There indeed are some cleavages in, generally speaking, the ecological left movement. That does not necessarily mean that any group is sectarian. The differences are genuine and they might be overcome through further thinking, reading, discussion, and joint activities. I have identified four root causes of the cleavages


The Problem Of Labor And Democracy
By Jon Kofas

http://www.countercurrents.org/kofas030915.htm

The value system of the bourgeois society is reflected in our daily institutional dealings. This issue was perfectly captured when Pope Francis wondered why it is that media goes into a hysteria mode when the stock market drop by a couple of percentage points, but never mention that a homeless woman dies on a park bench in the middle of winter in New York city? What does it say about society when its entire focus is on markets that benefit the small percentage of the rich, while the many problems of the many are ignored?


Financialization & Microcredit: The Misinterpretation- Microfinance,
NGOs And Neoliberalism In Bangladesh Part II
By Farooque Chowdhury

http://www.countercurrents.org/chowdhury030915.htm

Does the capital involved with financialization enter into the business of small-scale, household-level production and petty trading, cow-goat-duck rearing, rickshaw pulling? Data related to these are available, and that provides the answer to the questions raised here


Withdraw False Charges Against Debaranjan
By Concerned Citizens

http://www.countercurrents.org/cc030915A.htm

Arundhati Roy and other concerned citizens condemn the foisting of a false case on Debaranjan, member of the Ganatantrik Adhikar Surakhya Sangathan (GASS) in Odisha


Northern Provincial Council of Sri Lanka Passes A Resolution Demanding
International Investigation Into War Crimes Against Tamils
By Countercurrents.org

http://www.countercurrents.org/cc030915B.htm

Questioning the credibility of Sri Lankan state agencies to investigate war crimes against Tamils C.V. Wigneswaran, the Chief Minister of Northern Provincial Council (NPC) on 1st September passed a resolution rejecting the domestic inquiry process being proposed by the USA and other powers. In the new resolution, the NPC has once again demanded a credible international investigation mechanism. Mr Wigneswaran, the NPC chief minister, who was a former Supreme Court Judge of Sri Lanka, cited previous examples of domestic failures including the earlier commissions that had international participation. Explaining the nature of crimes and legal circumstances prevailing in the island, the suggestion of domestic mechanism would be a 'travesty of justice' the CM proclaimed in the resolution


Public Institutions And Instances of Sexual Harassment
By Parvin Sultana

http://www.countercurrents.org/sultana030915.htm

Few days ago a news item in a popular local news channel caught my attention. A distinguished professor of a college who works also as the Co-ordinator of the IGNOU study centre made an indecent proposal to a student in exchange of high grades in assignments. The entire telephonic conversation between the Professor and the student was being played on the news channel. While the Professor misusing his office should be shamed but merely shaming him will not minimize the repeat of such offence

02 September , 2015

Saudi Arabia And UAE Prepare For Major US-Backed Ground Offensive In Yemen
By Niles Williamson

http://www.countercurrents.org/williamson020915.htm

The Saudi-led, US-backed assault on Yemen, now entering its sixth month, continues to take a devastating toll on the country's civilian population. At least 36 workers were reported killed Sunday after a Saudi-led coalition jet fighter bombed a water -bottling factory in the Abs District of Hajjah Governorate


Golwalkar: How The Breed Of Kerala Hindus Was Improved By Namboodiri Brahmins
By Shamsul Islam

http://www.countercurrents.org/islam020915.htm

M. S. Golwalkar cited in Organizer, January 2, 1961, p. 5. : "Today experiments in cross-breeding are made only on animals. But the courage to make such experiments on human beings is not shown even by the so-called modern scientist of today. If some human cross-breeding is seen today it is the result not of scientific experiments but of carnal lust. Now let us see the experiments our ancestors made in this sphere. In an effort to better the human species through cross-breeding the Namboodri Brahamanas of the North were settled in Kerala and a rule was laid down that the eldest son of a Namboodri family could marry only the daughter of Vaishya, Kashtriya or Shudra communities of Kerala. Another still more courageous rule was that the first off-spring of a married woman of any class must be fathered by a Namboodri Brahman and then she could beget children by her husband. Today this experiment will be called adultery but it was not so, as it was limited to the first child."


Political "Dementia" In Kashmir
By Mohammad Ashraf

http://www.countercurrents.org/ashraf020915.htm

Most of the politicians especially from the so called mainstream in Kashmir seem to be suffering from a severe memory loss medically known as "Dementia"!


State of Emergency: Murder Epidemic Hidden in Plain Sight
By Mickey Z.

http://www.countercurrents.org/mickeyz020915.htm

What if I were to to tell you about a genuine state of emergency, a lethal epidemic of which the exact numbers will never be fully known? I'm pretty sure you'd have a few guesses as to what I mean… but I'm also pretty sure those guesses would be inaccurate. What I'm talking about here is Male Pattern Violence. Sex-based violence. The global terror war being waged by males against females for centuries. What I'm talking about is femicide

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