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To Liberate Cambodia

Robert J. Burrowes PhDEditorial BoardA long-standing French protectorate briefly occupied by Japan during World War II, Cambodia became independent in 1953 as the French finally withdrew from Indochina. Under the leadership of Prince Norodom Sihanouk, Cambodia remained officially neutral, including during the subsequent US war on Indochina. However, by the mid-1960s, parts of the eastern […]

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Has India done enough for Tibet’s cause?

N. S. Venkataraman Nandini Voice for The Deprived More than six decades have gone after China forcibly entered Tibet and occupied the land and unjustifiably claimed that Tibet belongs to it.. His Holiness the Dalai Lama had no alternative other than leaving Tibet with his disciples and he entered   Indian territory on 31st March,1959. When China […]

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Kuan Yin : She who harkens to the cries of the world

Rene WadlowWise in using skilful meansIn every corner of the worldShe manifests her countless formsA Harmonious New YearAt the start of this New Year, let us recall that it is from numberless acts of courage that human history is shaped. Moral courage is rarer than bravery in battle Yet moral courage is a vital quality […]

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Is America the Greatest Country on Earth?

Chaitanya DavéFor as long as I remember, our politicians from the president down to the Congressmen and Senators have been crowing at us that “America is the greatest nation on earth”! Americans have been led to believe this. Our kids grow up believing this. Let’s examine where America stands compared to rest of the world:Healthcare […]

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ON FUTILITY

Prof Michael Brenner, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USAA few people have asked me why I have stopped commenting on American party/electoral politics. The answer is simple: we know what the state of affairs is, we know the elements that have produced it, we know what has to be done – […]

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The UN Sociocybernetic Reform Proposal :: Network Spherons* – The UN of Harmony and Global Peace Replacing the UN of Disharmony

The project article Authors Abbreviations Sociocybernetic Model of Spherons’ Global Harmonious Governance (SMSGHG) at the UN level*The network societal spherons (a network of spherons of different levels from micro to mega) is a special “soft” cluster of network structures that cover the population as a whole and all people from birth to death in the […]

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UNCLE SAM – THE HYSTERIC

Prof Michael Brenner, Professor of International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh, USA “better nurse a delicious FANCY Than GAG ON TRUTH”  -​Michelangelo PREFACE Truth is the object of our desires. Yet the supply always exceeds the demand. That anomaly is the point of departure for this collection of thoughts. Everyone talks about the truth, but most […]

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS: AN ABSOLUTE EVIL – by John Scales Avery

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, abbreviated ICAN, is a coalition of 468 NGO’s in 101 countries. The purpose of ICAN is to change the focus in the disarmament debate to “the the humanitarian threat posed by nuclear weapons, drawing attention to their unique destructive capacity, their catastrophic health and environmental consequences, their indiscriminate […]

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Champaran Online: A Gandhi Model Of Journalism

Adarsh ShuklaJournalism is about asking questions. Credibility has been the key for this profession since inception. Now when the 21st century is about to turn 18 things have changed a lot. President of USA is bashing media on almost daily basis. Questions on Journalism and Journalists is being asked more frequently. Fake News and other […]

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Violence Against Women: Why the UN Secretary-General Got it Wrong

Robert J. Burrowes PhDIn his remarks on the recent International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – see ‘Violence Against Women is Fundamentally About Power’ – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres inadvertantly demonstrated why well-meaning efforts being undertaken globally to reduce violence against women fail to make any progress in addressing this pervasive […]

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Killing the Biosphere to Fast-track Human Extinction

Several years ago in Cameroon, a country in West Africa, a Western Black Rhinoceros was killed. It was the last of its kind on Earth. Hence, the Western Black Rhinoceros, the largest subspecies of rhinoceros which had lived for millions of years and was the second largest land mammal on Earth, no longer exists. But […]

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Duty to Warn column: Mercury, Aluminum and Vaccine-induced Encephalopathy

The epidemic of chronic disorders among US children, now reported to represent well over 1/3 of fully-vaccinated children in America is likely iatrogenic (ie, physician-caused, prescription drug-induced, vaccine-induced, medical/surgical treatment-caused). But the corporate medical and pharmaceutical industries both go through all sorts of contortions to deny responsibility for the epidemic, even to the point of […]

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Dirty air is killing our children. Why does the government let this happen?

Deregulation, the government and many newspapers assure us, saves money and time and reduces frustration. That’s the theory. But, as I see every day, it doesn’t quite work like this. My youngest daughter’s school has been trying to protect its children from the toxic cloud in which they work and play. The teachers know how much […]

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Anti-Sufi wave

On Friday 24 November 2017, an attack by some 30 men on a mosque at Bir al-Ald in the Sinai Peninsula left 305 dead among them women and children. 128 were wounded.  Some of the wounded may not survive.  The Sinai Peninsula has been an area of instability and lawlessness at least since 2013 when […]

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Is there an alimony scam in India?

Rajesh Vakharia There are 500,000 marriages are breaking every year. This number may look small compared to a total population of 125 crores. However when we compared this number with 85 lakh marriages per year, the marriage breakdown rate is almost 7%. One time alimony payments have become a nightmare for separated young men in […]

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Silent violence against women

Rene Wadlow How many victims of silence there are, and at what cost! Silence has its laws and its demands… Silence demands that its enemies disappear suddenly and without a trace.  Silence prefers that no voice of complaint or protest or indignation disturb its calm. And when such a voice is heard, silence strikes with […]

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AAPI To Hold 11th Annual Global Healthcare Summit In Kolkata, West Bengal

Ajay Ghosh New York, NY: November 20, 2017: The 11th annual Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) organized by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs & Indian Ministry of Health and the government of West Bengal, with the participation of over 50 world-renowned speakers from India, […]

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US Congress takes first steps for a negotiated end to Saudi-led conflict in Yemen

Rene Wadlow   On 13 November, the US House of Representatives passed a resolution, 366 to 30 opposed, on the armed conflict in Yemen expressing the urgent need for a political solution and denouncing “ the conduct of activities in Yemen and areas affected by the conflict that are, directly or indirectly inconsistent with the law […]

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Three crore men are facing domestic violence: We need laws to protect them

Rajesh Vakharia In most countries in the world, the laws against domestic violence provide protection to both men and women. Men can also seek restraining orders from courts, which restrain the abusive partner or wife from perpetrating abuse and even contacting the victim. However, in India family violence against men is almost legal as there […]

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A lesson from Syria: it’s crucial not to fuel far-right conspiracy theories

What do we believe? This is the crucial democratic question. Without informed choice, democracy is meaningless. This is why dictators and billionaires invest so heavily in fake news. Our only defence is constant vigilance, rigour and scepticism. But when some of the world’s most famous crusaders against propaganda appear to give credence to conspiracy theories, […]

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Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

Robert J. BurrowesIn a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on a domestic violence suspect – the man’s neighbour – but went to the wrong address. See […]

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