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Killing the Biosphere to Fast-track Human Extinction

By Robert J Burrowes PhD

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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Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

By Robert J Burrowes PhD

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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Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

By Robert J Burrowes PhD

Robert J. Burrowes For those of us committed to systematically reducing and, one day, ending human violence, it is vital to understand what is causing and driving it so that effective strategies can be developed for dealing with violence in its myriad contexts. For an understanding of the fundamental cause of violence, see ‘Why Violence?’ […]

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Why are all those Racists so Terrified?’

By Robert J Burrowes PhD

Robert J Burrowes Racism is not a new phenomenon and while it is an ongoing daily reality for vast numbers of people, it also often bursts from the shadows to remind us that just because we can keep ignoring the endless sequence of ‘minor’ racist incidents, racism has not gone away despite supposedly significant efforts […]

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Environmental & Economic Sustainability, Social Harmony and Social Transmutation : an example towards Self-rule/Swaraj

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Vivek Umrao “Samajik Yayavar” The Gokul Social University, GSU The Gokul Social University, GSU, works for the sustainable economy, peace, social harmony, self-sufficiency, social evolution and system transmutation; founded by Sanjay Sajjan Singh, Vivek Umrao and Sanjeev Narayan Singh in the year 2007; is a non-formal but the community university. The main campus of the […]

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Liu Xiaobo and Charter 08: Fire under the Ashes

By Rene Wadlow

Rene Wadlow The media reports on the recent death of Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, of cancer after years of imprisonment, have focused on his life, especially the prison years and the continued surveillance of his wife, the poet Liu Xia.  There has been less emphasis on the Charter 08 positions which still exist […]

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An Interview With Anand Patwardhan :: Gandhi and Ambedkar as liberation theologists

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For over 40 years Anand Patwardhan’s documentary films have stood for freedom of expression. He faced censorship on numerous occasions, took the government to court, and won each time. Anand is not just a filmmaker but an activist in the cause of Indian democracy, clearly under threat today. In this candid conversation with Vidya Bhushan […]

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The Groundwater revolution : Economy, Self Sustainability, Woman Empowerment, Solar Energy and Education

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Vivek Umrao Glendenning   The distinctions : Rejuvenation of four rivers, 250 large water harvesting structures (JOHAD/जोहड़) in more than 100 villages, 25,000 families, 200,000 people and 60 million dollar annual economy in ten years period (2006 to 2016). 200 drinking water ponds (KUND/कुंड), most of them between 1998-2005. Converting hundreds of acres barren land into […]

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Resisting Donald Trump's Violence Strategically

By Robert J Burrowes PhD

Robert J Burrowes, PhD has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘Why Violence?‘ [themify_hr color=’red’] It is already clearly apparent, as many […]

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Resisting Donald Trump's Violence Strategically

By Robert J Burrowes PhD

Robert J Burrowes, PhD has a lifetime commitment to understanding and ending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in an effort to understand why human beings are violent and has been a nonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of ‘Why Violence?‘ [themify_hr color=’red’] It is already clearly apparent, as many […]

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HIDDEN POLITICAL OBJECTIVES OF ELECTORAL SYSTEMS – Editorial by John Szemerey FCIJ

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John Szemerey FCIJ Former Chairman, International Committee, The Chartered Institute of Journalists London Chairman, International Advisory Board, Ground Report India Group Chairman, Honourary Editors Board, Ground Report India Group John is a political journalist, retired in summer 2005 after working over 30 years in the information services of the European Commission, Brussels. Most people do […]

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Editorial by M C Raj

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It is at this historical juncture that this special edition of Ground Report India explores PES (Proportionate Electoral System) and CERI’s efforts before you. CERI is very grateful to Mr. Vivek Umrao Glendenning for this gesture towards Indian democracy. CERI is also thankful to all the writers who have contributed to bring out this issue […]

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Editorial

By Vivek Umrao Glendenning

Thank you very much for reading the current edition of The Ground Report India quarterly journal titled “Ground Efforts for Empowerment and Self-Sustainability of Tribal People”.  I prefer to see things at the actual ground level.  I try my best to keep my eyes and mind open to see things as they are, without corrupting the […]

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