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Climate Change and us the People –Chaitanya Davé

Chaitanya Davé We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.Native American Proverb Global warming or Climate Change is real. The earth and its atmosphere, oceans and rivers are getting warmer and warmer year after year. Out of last 17 years, 16 were the warmest in the history in […]

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Brain Drain Continues –Chaitanya Davé

Chaitanya DavéHonourary Editor, Ground Report India Ever since 1960s, immigration of medical doctors to America and other western countries continues unabated. It is noteworthy that India supplies the largest number of Medical Graduates to the US. With 59,523 physicians of Indian origin working in the English speaking Western world (the US, UK, Australia and Canada combined), India […]

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The Global Elite is Insane Revisited –Robert J. Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report IndiaIn 2014 I wrote an article titled ‘The Global Elite is Insane’. I want to elaborate what I explained in the earlier article so that people have a clearer sense of what we are up against in our struggle to create a world of peace, justice and ecological […]

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On Track for Extinction: Can Humanity Survive? –Robert J. Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India Anyone reading the scientific literature (or the progressive news outlets that truthfully report this literature) knows that homo sapiens sapiens is on the fast track to extinction, most likely some time between 2025 and 2040. For a taste of the evidence in this regard focusing on the climate, see […]

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Indresh Kumar, central executive member of Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh RSS, talking on “Peace, Environment and Bharat Tibet Sahyog Manch”

Indresh Kumar (centre) with Speaker Khenpo Sonam Tenphel (right) and Deputy Speaker Acharya Yeshi Phuntsok (left) of the Tibetan Parliament (Photo-courtesy-tibet.net)Indresh Kumar is the senior member, National Executive, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Indresh Kumar is also the patron and the key person of the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an organisation of RSS, Rashtriya SwayamSewak Sangh. Vivek Umrao interviewed Indresh […]

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The Fear Driving US Nuclear Strategy — Dr Robert J. Burrowes

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India The United States Department of Defense released its latest ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’ (NPR) on 2 February, updating the last one issued in 2010 during the previous administration. See ‘Nuclear Posture Review 2018’. The Executive Summary of the NPR is also available, if you prefer. See ‘Nuclear Posture […]

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Why Fear and Self-hatred Destroy Human Sharing and Solidarity

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India As our world spirals deeper into an abyss from which it is becoming increasingly difficult to extricate ourselves, some very prominent activists have lamented the lack of human solidarity in the face of the ongoing genocide of the Rohingya. See ‘The Rohingya tragedy shows human solidarity is a […]

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To Liberate Cambodia

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India A 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 […]

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

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India In 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 […]

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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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Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report IndiaIn 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 […]

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Inviting you for an education project towards Social Harmony and Sustainability

Vivek Umrao Glendenning “Samajik Yayavar” I believe, we need to think about the contents and the goal of the education at each level, primary to higher to research education. We need to redesign our universities, their purpose and the content of the education. At every level, the education must lead towards actual sustainability, peace and […]

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A Nonviolent Strategy to End Violence and Avert Human Extinction

Robert J. Burrowes PhDHonourary Editor, Ground Report India Around the world activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge to effectively tackle the multitude of violent conflicts, including the threat of human extinction, confronting human society in the early 21st century. I wrote that ‘activists who are strategic thinkers face a daunting challenge’ because there is […]

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HISTORY’S GREATEST AND MOST DANGEROUS HEGEMON

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 Russians […]

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The Psychology of Mass Killers: What causes it? How can you prevent it?

Robert J. Burrowes In Las Vegas on 1 October 2017, it appears that one man (although it might have been more) killed 59 people and shot and injured another 241 (with almost 300 more injured while fleeing). The incident got a lot of publicity, partly because the man managed to kill more people than most […]

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Gandhi’s Truth: Ending Human Violence One Commitment at a Time

Robert J. Burrowes Gandhi Jayanti – 2 October, the date of Mohandas K. Gandhi’s birth in 1869 and the International Day of Nonviolence – offers an opportunity to reflect on human violence and to ponder ways to end it. There may be a fast way to end human violence but, if there is, Gandhi did […]

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Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

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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FROM DEMOCRACY TO AN OLIGARCHY

Chaitanya Davé Majority of Americans want “Single Payer Healthcare System” or free healthcare but our elected representatives won’t go for it. Most Americans want stricter gun control laws. But our politicians controlled by The National Rifle Association and other die-hard gun lovers, won’t allow it to happen. Fair minded and decent, most Americans prefer minimum wages raised to […]

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Why are all those Racists so Terrified?’

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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Liquor revolution in Bihar towards Social Harmony and Sustainability – a grassroots movement (2011-2015) of around one million women

Vivek Umrao GlendenningThe Founder & Editor, Ground Report IndiaThe Vice-Chancellor, The Gokul Social UniversityCo-Founder, The Gokul Social University The inception and dispersal of the new liquor policy in Bihar state In the year 2005, the alliance of Janta Dal United (JDU) and Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) formed the state government in Bihar. Nitish Kumar of JDU and […]

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