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HISTORY’S GREATEST AND MOST DANGEROUS HEGEMON

By Chaitanya Dave

Chaitanya Davé Now a days, one hears so much noise in American media about Russia spying on and trying to influence US elections of November, 2016. American politicians of both the parties are vociferously complaining about it and condemning Russia for her nefarious behavior of meddling in America’s elections. President Obama even kicked out several […]

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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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How to Revive the spirit of Quit India Movement?

By Ram Puniyani MD

Ram Puniyani [themify_hr color=”red”] The ‘Quit India’ movement 1942, whose 75th anniversary is currently being celebrated, was the major landmark in the struggle for India’s Independence. On 8th August the Indian National Congress Working Committee Meeting at Gowalia Tank Maidan (now August Kranti Maidan) decided to launch the movement against British rule. This was the […]

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Duty to Warn: Donald Trump and America’s Moral Crises – Will Scientific and Theological Ignorance, Moral Blindness and Historical Illiteracy Triumph?

By Gary G Kohls MD

Gary G. Kohls, MD [themify_hr color=”red”] Q: If Donald Trump, the Commander of Chief of the US Military, is Historically, Theologically and Morally Blind and Also Scientifically Illiterate, Should He be Making Life and Death Decisions for the Planet? [themify_quote] “We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. […]

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Social Evolution

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  [themify_hr color=”red”] Europe Enlightenment, Industrial Revolution, Capitalism, Wind of Change Asia and Africa: In Europe, the feudal class rebelled against the excesses of kings and forced them to grant some powers to the aristocracy. Civil rights were celebrated in the Magna Carta.  Parliaments were born. Europe entered the Enlightenment phase. Industrial revolution caused a […]

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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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America the Beautiful from 1974 to 9/11

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[themify_box] Attention ‘wannabees’ who think they are as good as White Americans. This is an abstract from a chapter from my first book,”A Medical Doctor Examines Life on Three Continents,” [/themify_box]When I arrived in the country in 1974, the United States of America was friendlier to immigrants and diverse ethnicities than any other country I […]

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Duty to Warn: “Just Get Your Damn Shots”

By Gary G Kohls MD

Dr Gary G. Kohls, MD [themify_hr color=”red”] The title above is a verbatim quote taken from any number of seriously uninformed TV physicians, paid trolls and paid celebrities as they have gleefully joined the popular CDC, WHO, AAP, AAFP and AMA-sponsored campaigns that have denigrated (and therefore infuriated) the witnesses of the hundreds of thousands […]

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Support the Nuclear Ban Treaty

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Nuclear Age Peace Foundation We have exciting news! On June 15, more than 130 nations will re-convene at the United Nations for the final session of negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons. Sign this petition today to tell the President of the UN conference, Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gomez of Costa Rica, that you […]

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Future of Democracy, Social Justice and Secularism in India

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Report on Round Table Discussion on “Future of Democracy, Social Justice and Secularism in India” Introduction The Round Table Discussion on Future of Democracy, Social Justice and Secularism in India, was organized by Centre for Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS), Mumbai, on 28th May at GD Parikh Hall, University of Mumbai, Santacruz, Mumbai. Approximately […]

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Children: A Priority

By Rene Wadlow

Rene Wadlow The way in which a society treats its children reflects not only its qualities of compassion and protective caring but also its sense of justice, its commitment to the future and its urge to better the human condition for coming generations. As the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children […]

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18 May: International Museum Day: The Advancement of Learning and Culture

By Rene Wadlow

18 May has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture, and history.  Museums come in all sizes and are often related to institutions of learning and libraries.  Increasingly, churches and centers of worship have taken on the character of museums as […]

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CONCEPT NOTE: BABRI MASJID – 25 YEARS ON…

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[themify_box]The demolition of Babri Masjid will be completing 25 years on 6th December. Indian Journal of Secularism will be publishing a special issue on the occasion carrying articles based on memories of the event 25 years ago and will be guest edited by Dr. Sameena Dalwai and Ramu Ramanathan. Kindly refer to the concept note […]

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New statistics guide to support Pacific human rights reporting

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5 May 2017 – Nadi, Fiji The Pacific Community (SPC) has this week launched a practical guide that will assist Pacific governments in their human rights treaties reporting. This is the first such document of its kind on human rights reporting under the core human rights treaties in the Pacific. The Pacific Guide to Statistical Indicators […]

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New Book – Partition, Indo – Pak Relations and Kashmir by Prof Ram Puniyani

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About the Book “Partition, Indo-Pak Relations and Kashmir is a book that says, the only solution to the Kashmir imbroglio can be and has to be peaceful. Looking at the issue in the context of the subcontinent’s partition, it notes how Indo-Pak relations are held hostage to Kashmir and the vice-versa. The book says, in […]

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Media Freedom critical for Human Rights struggle in West Papua

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As the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) commemorates World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) today, the host country, Indonesia, is once again in the spot light with reports of over 200 peaceful protesters arrested including local journalists covering the protests in Sentani, Papua. The most recent violent arrest of protestors and local journalists […]

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3 May: World Press Freedom Day

By Rene Wadlow

Rene Wadlow World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as an encouragement to the independence of journalists and the media, to be celebrated each 3 May.  The overall theme proposed for this year is ” Critical Minds for Critical Times: The Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.” […]

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3 May: World Press Freedom Day

By Rene Wadlow

Rene Wadlow World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly as an encouragement to the independence of journalists and the media, to be celebrated each 3 May.  The overall theme proposed for this year is ” Critical Minds for Critical Times: The Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies.” […]

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