Archive : July 2024

My Thoughts On the Attempted Trump Assassination

Our only hope is to organize the overthrow of the corporate state that vomited up Trump.   By CHRIS HEDGES 14 July   The assassination of Trump would not remove the yearning of tens of millions of people, many conditioned by the Christian right, for a cult leader. Most of the leaders of the Christian […]

Maharashtra Public Security Bill aims to legitimise the criminalisation of dissenting citizens, human rights defenders and political opponents : PUCL

The Maharashtra government on July 11 tabled in the state assembly the Maharashtra Special Public Security Bill, 2024, to deal with the “increasing presence of Naxalism in urban centres”.  The Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Law and Judiciary of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis justified the Bill by saying that “menace of Naxalism is not only […]

দেবাশিস (বাচ্চু) আইচ-কে মনে রেখে…

গ্রাউন্ডজিরো-র অন্যতম প্রতিষ্ঠাতা সদস্য দেবাশিস (বাচ্চু) আইচ, গত ২১ জুন আমাদের ছেড়ে চলে গেছেন। গ্রাউন্ডজিরো ১৩ জুলাই কলকাতার থিওসফিকাল সোসাইটি হল-এ তাঁকে মনে রেখে এক স্মরণসভার আয়োজন করে। সেখানে দেবাশিস আইচের পরিবার, রাজনৈতিক সহকর্মী, সাংবাদিক বন্ধু, গণ আন্দোলনের সাথী সহ বহু মানুষ উপস্থিত হন। তাঁদের স্মৃতিচারণায় উঠে আসে দেবাশিস আইচের চেনা-অচেনা এক বর্ণময় জীবনের টুকরো ছবি। […]

The Old Evil

I returned to occupied Palestine, from where I had reported for The New York Times, after two decades. I experienced once more the visceral evil of Israel’s occupation.   CHRIS HEDGES July 12, 2024   RAMALLAH, Occupied Palestine: It comes back in a rush, the stench of raw sewage, the groan of the diesel, sloth-like […]

IDF Soldier Confesses That in Gaza, ‘It’s Permissible to Shoot Everyone’

Detailed accounts by former Israeli soldiers describe how they fired their weapons out of “boredom,” designated any Palestinians in sight as a threat, and routinely burned homes down.   By JULIA CONLEY Jul 08, 2024   Disputing the repeated claims of Israeli officials and their vehement supporters in the Biden administration, who have scoffed at concerns that the Israel Defense […]

Conviction of Medha Patkar – a weaponisation of law to silence, censors and intimidate critics: PUCL

PUCL said that the conviction of Medha Patkar for defamation is a timely reminder of the serious danger that the criminal law on defamation poses for human rights activists, environmental activists, anti-corruption activists and whistleblowers.   Groundxero | July 05, 2024   A Delhi Court has convicted Medha Patkar, one of India’s most renowned social activists, […]

Independent Corbyn Wins Reelection as Labour Ends 14 Years of Destructive Tory Rule

The former Labour leader issued a warning to the incoming government of Keir Starmer: “Dissent cannot be crushed without consequences.”   By Jake Johnson July 05, 2024   Former U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn won reelection as an Independent on Thursday against a candidate from his erstwhile party as Labour—despite its unpopularity under incoming Prime Minister Keir […]

Amend the new criminal law to clarify duration of police custody: PUCL

PUCL urges union government to amend the new criminal law for clarification on duration of police custody beyond 15 days. PUCL said that “Any extension of police custody beyond 15 days is a serious incursion in the rule of law and the criminal justice system.”   Groundxero | July 05, 2024   After the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha […]

The US Supreme Court Has Opened the Door for a Fascist American King

The Court has exposed itself as a nakedly political—and reactionary—institution, and the existential dangers it poses must be met by mass mobilization and fierce resistance.   By VINCE WARREN Jul 03, 2024   “The president is not above the law,” wrote Chief Justice John Roberts before ruling that President Trump is above the law.   In […]

RBI Announces Competition to Help Blind People Identify Banknotes – Something They Could Comfortably Do Before Demonetisation

Visually challenged people have to rely on others or an expensive smartphone device to be able to tell which currency note they’re holding.   By Shyamoli Jana  5 July, 2024   Demonetisation not only killed people, but has also made the lives of blind people harder with the introduction of new currency notes making banknotes […]