Counter Currents

2020 Sep 15 - 3:08pm
The country-wide lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic and attendant issues has led to major violations of civil liberties and human rights in India. While some restrictions on rights may have been necessitated by the nature of the pandemic, we believe that a large number of violations were entirely excessive, arbitrary and totally avoidable. The impact of this curtailment of rights and of civil liberties has[Read More...] The post The Double...
Tags: Uncategorized, Media
2020 Sep 15 - 2:52pm
In the last six months the world has witnessed an unprecedented period of vulnerability and socio-economic insecurity and distress – India has been no exception to this casualty. In these extraordinary times, the centralised, undemocratic and non consultative manner in which the government has formulated and implemented policies have been damaging to India’s working people – further perpetuating an already[Read More...] The...
Tags: India
2020 Sep 15 - 2:21pm
Having had a coronavirus scare towards the end of last week, necessitating a brief suspension of proceedings for September 11, the extradition proceedings for Julian Assange resumed with Eric Lewis.  The chairman of the board of Reprieve, who has cut his teeth on representing Afghan detainees in US custody and those in Guantánamo, has not been shy in arguing against[Read More...] The post Assange’s Fifth Day at the Old Bailey: Supermax Prisons...
Tags: World, Julian Assange
2020 Sep 15 - 2:16pm
Book Review Oral History of Indian Freedom Movement By Dr Licy Bharucha; Pp240; Rs 300; Published by National Museum of Indian Freedom Movement The Congress has won political freedom, but it has yet to win economic freedom, social and moral freedom. These freedoms are harder than the political, if only because they are constructive, less exciting and not spectacular. -Mahatma[Read More...] The post An Untold Story Of The Freedom Movement...
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2020 Sep 15 - 2:06pm
Since 2014, we all have seen how Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg constantly talks about changing the world. Will his billionaire philanthropy actually save the world? His estimated wealth to date is $111 billion USD. It makes him the fifth richest man on the planet. In 2017, while Zuck was nabbing an honorary degree from Harvard College, Harvard’s 28th[Read More...] The post Zuckerberg wants to “Change” the World with his...
Tags: World, facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
2020 Sep 15 - 1:53pm
–“Sir, I haven’t been feeling well for last few days! I need rest at least for a day.” –“Well, you know that all the leaves including casual and medical have already been disapproved due to the covid19 pandemic. Moreover, all of our employees are working from home. What is the need of availing any leave?” — “Sir, as I have[Read More...] The post Work-from-home: The way to exploit appeared first on...
Tags: Life/Philosophy, Work From Home
2020 Sep 15 - 1:45pm
On December 11, 1941, four days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany declared war on the United States. Even within the most avowed Leftist anti-war activist there exists a belief that the Second World War was fully justified in stopping Hitler’s Nazis. They claim it was a just war for freedom and to halt the Holocaust. The position[Read More...] The post America’s “Good” Wars appeared first on...
Tags: World, US troops
2020 Sep 15 - 1:37pm
A Christian family was chased away after their home was demolished by local religious fanatics in Chhattisgarh. The fanatics made this move although the family holds all legal documents of ownership of the said property. “*Bhushan, *Bani, and their three children used to live in a 7×9 sq. ft room which belonged to *Bhushan’s parents. When the family accepted Christianity[Read More...] The post Fanatics Demolish Home of Christian Family...
Tags: India, Christian persecution in India
2020 Sep 15 - 1:17pm
Why is it alone students of Tamil Nadu are known for committing suicides due to NEET? Since 2017 during this time around the NEET exam in the corner, Tamil Nadu always has the news of students committing suicides? Who should we blame for this? Is it the students themselves or their parents? or the government and the entire society? As[Read More...] The post Making NEET Neat appeared first on Countercurrents.
Tags: India, NEET
2020 Sep 15 - 1:07pm
This is a crucial time and an unprecedented crisis is unfolding where the worst-hit are the most neglected ones. The Government must find a way out with utmost dedication, even if it is an act of God, and look after the farmers, so that they do happy harvesting rather than committing unwelcoming suicides. How does the novel coronavirus travel from[Read More...] The post Weaponising the Virus is Dangerous for all and Against Humanity appeared...
Tags: India, coronavirus, COVID19
2020 Sep 11 - 3:22pm
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) meets with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar on the sidelines of a meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Foreign Ministers in Moscow, Russia, on September 10, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua) India and China have agreed to ratchet down tensions that have been building along the disputed Chinese-Indian border, leading[Read More...] The post India and China...
Tags: World, India China Border Conflict
2020 Sep 11 - 3:15pm
Have you heard the quote _ “Health is Wealth”? Recall it and it’s very high time to implement it now. Aren’t we creatures wearing masks since ages? “Covering ourselves – our real face and showing the fabricated image to this world, at times we hide our emotions and reveal ourselves as being so cool humans on this planet”. Yes that[Read More...] The post Be a Mask-Creature!! appeared first on Countercurrents.
Tags: Life/Philosophy, Covid Mask, COVID19