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Chomsky: Let’s Focus on Preventing Nuclear War, Rather Than Debating “Just War”

Chomsky: Let’s Focus on Preventing Nuclear War, Rather Than Debating “Just War”

A Ukrainian military tank is seen on a road in Kyiv, Ukraine, on March 24, 2022.FADEL SENNA / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES BYC.J. Polychroniou, Truthout PUBLISHED March 24, 2022 Originally From: https://truthout.org/articles/chomsky-lets-focus-on-preventing-nuclear-war-rather-than-debating-just-war/?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=b83aa008-f6fe-475b-a204-1c3157a6e6b2 NATO leaders announced Wednesday that the alliance plans to reinforce its eastern front by deploying many more troops in countries like Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia — including thousands of U.S. troops — and sending “equipment to help Ukraine defend itself against chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.” And while the NATO alliance itself is not directly providing weapons to Ukraine, many of its member countries are pouring weapons into Ukraine, including…
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The ‘manmade agriculture disaster’ in Sri Lanka 

The ‘manmade agriculture disaster’ in Sri Lanka 

Originally From: https://www.ft.lk/columns/The-manmade-agriculture-disaster-in-Sri-Lanka/4-732388 Wednesday, 23 March 2022 It is a shame, and I feel incredibly sorry for the 22 million consumers of Sri Lanka, including our farming community and myself, for not being able to convince or force the ignorant policymakers in this country to make rational decisions on agriculture at the correct time. We are heading towards the most disastrous scenario that the country’s agriculture has ever experienced (leaving the other economic sectors out for a moment), at least since gaining independence in 1948.  Some academia, scientists, social activists, and farmers/practitioners in Sri Lanka voiced serious concern since they heard…
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TN in touch with Union govt to handle issue legally: Stalin on Sri Lankan refugees

TN in touch with Union govt to handle issue legally: Stalin on Sri Lankan refugees

The 16 Sri Lankan Tamils came in two batches of six and ten to Dhanushkodi in Rameswaram after an arduous journey on their boats on Tuesday. SRI LANKAN CRISIS THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2022  Taking cognisance of the sudden arrival of Sri Lankan nationals to the state, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Thursday said the government is in touch with the Union government on how to handle the issue legally. Referring to media reports on the Lankan nationals fleeing the crisis-hit island nation and reaching the shores of Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister said he had already instructed the…
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The hijab ban aftermath: Over 400 Muslim girls in Udupi colleges stay out of class

The hijab ban aftermath: Over 400 Muslim girls in Udupi colleges stay out of class

STUDENTS AND POLICE OUTSIDE MGM COLLEGE, UDUPI At least 232 girls studying in degree colleges and 183 girls studying in PU colleges are missing classes and examinations over the hijab row in Udupi district. MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2022 Prajwal Bhat  It is 12 pm. The sun is directly over Afsana’s head as she stands in front of her college gates. It is the third hour of classes and through the window, she can see the faces of her classmates. She can even work out that they are revising their final psychology lesson.  But Afsana Piyaji, 20, and four of her…
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The Inflation: Causes, Effects, & Outlook [March 2022] 

The Inflation: Causes, Effects, & Outlook [March 2022] 

with Richard D. Wolff   Co-sponsored by Democracy at Work & Judson Memorial Church In this lecture, Prof. Wolff will discuss the following: Impact of Ukraine eventsWhat the FED can and cannot do about itSolutions for inflation, past and present https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KDYZgBLQ3E&t=85s Originally From: https://www.democracyatwork.info/globalcapitalism_mar2022?utm_campaign=nd_gcleu_mar2022_theinflation&utm_medium=email&utm_source=democracyatwork
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Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky? What to Know About Ukraine’s President

Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky? What to Know About Ukraine’s President

Volodymyr Zelensky in 2019, the year he was elected president of Ukraine. SERGEI CHUZAVKOV/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES By James Hookway Updated March 17, 2022 President Volodymyr Zelensky has become the face of Ukraine’s resistance against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invading forces, with impassioned speeches such as Wednesday’s virtual address to U.S. Congress. But Mr. Zelensky came into power with little traditional political experience. Before he was elected, he was best known for playing a television role as an ordinary schoolteacher accidentally catapulted into power. The show, “Servant of the People,” ran for four years, making him a household name. Since the Russian strikes began on Feb.…
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