If this is Freedom and Democracy, What is Tyranny?

By Paul Craig Roberts and John W. Whitehead
Source: Global Research

“Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem… people are obedient, all these herdlike people.” — Howard Zinn

History is there, we fail to learn lessons

By Balbir Punj
Source: http://www.dailypioneer.com

No short-cuts like Central rule or changes in the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act will win people's minds in Kashmir. A firm demonstration to defeat jihadi ideology alone will turn the tide back

With the violence-wrapped low poll in the Srinagar constituency in Jammu & Kashmir, prophets of doom are back to their wretched business. Former Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah called for the dismissal of the State Government and imposition of Governor’s rule.

Forty Tiger Deaths in 14 months in Madhya Pradesh

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com

  • 2 of 3 cubs rescued in Bandhavgarh in January die of infection

  • The cubs were orphaned after poachers killed their mother by electrucution

  • Madhya Pradesh has seen 40 tiger deaths in last 14 months

BHOPAL: Two tiger cubs died in Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol district after being infected by the deadly parvovirus. Another three-year-old tiger was shot dead on Saturday, bringing the toll to three in the last 48 hours.

Amnesty Lobbies in U.S on Human Rights Issues in India

Source: http://www.thehindu.com

It also has sought “political pressure” on the American companies responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy.

Leading NGO Amnesty International is lobbying with the United States’ lawmakers to advocate for “protection of human rights defenders” in India among other countries, as also to seek “political pressure” on the American companies responsible for the Bhopal gas tragedy.

It also wants the top leaders of the US and India to demonstrate “the importance of making the respect and protection of human rights an integral part of a just society.”

Indonesian Tiger Smugglers Escape With Light Sentences in Sumatra

Source: https://thewire.in

Disappointed conservationists say the prosecutor should have demanded harsher punishment for the traffickers who were caught carrying a number of animal parts, including a Sumatran tiger skin.

Jambi, Indonesia: A pair of wildlife traffickers were sentenced to eight months imprisonment here after authorities caught them with a bevy of illegal animal parts, including several Sumatran tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae) skins.

The Iron in our Soul

By Major Gaurav Arya (Veteran)
April 13, 2017
Source: https://majorgauravarya.wordpress.com

"The point I am making is elementary. If we want to be a super power, now is the time to start acting like one. Let’s be practical. Soft states are not invited to sit at the high table of the United Nations Security Council. Human Rights are important, but they are not the reason that the sun rises in the East and sets in the West. Lets not make these rights the cornerstone of our national philosophy. The five permanent members of the UNSC are perhaps the worst human rights violators on earth. And they are the ones who get to point fingers at India’s so-called “excesses” in Kashmir. Russia and China have murdered millions of their own citizens and sent many more to death camps. America has waged more wars than all the other nations on earth combined. England and France have the worst colonial records, marred by plunder and slavery".


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