[GreenYouth] Re: National Alliance of Anti-nuclear M ovements (NAAM) Launched with “The Kanyakumari Declarati on”

2009-06-09 Thread Sukla Sen
This is an extremely timely move - a highly welcome and significant development. Congrats to Dr. Udayakumar and his comrades for the great initiative. The colonisation part, however, appears to be just a bit of rhetorical hype. The steel mills set up in India under Nehru regime soon after

[GreenYouth] Unfolding Obama Presidency: Uri Avnery on Obama's Cairo Speech

2009-06-12 Thread Sukla Sen
*The Tone and the Music* *Uri Avnery 6.6.09* *ONE MAN spoke to the world, and the world listened.* *He walked onto the stage in Cairo, alone, without hosts and without aides, and delivered a sermon to an audience of billions. Egyptians and Americans, Israelis and Palestinians, Jews and Arabs,

[GreenYouth] Re: Press Release For Immediate Release June 7, 2009 National Alliance of Anti-nuclear Movements (N AAM) Launched with “The Kanyakumari Declaration”

2009-06-14 Thread Sukla Sen
The initiative is undoubtedly highly welcome. It may however be noted that colonisation bit which is harped on in the Press Release does not figure in the Declaration, and quite rightly so. Major steel plants had been set up under Nehru regime in Bhilai, Bokaro, Durgapur, Rourkela with foreign

[GreenYouth] Election in Iran and After

2009-06-14 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II. http://www.theage.com.au/world/crackdown-crunches-iran-reformers-20090614-c7bx.html Crackdown crunches Iran reformers Jason Koutsoukis and Anne Davies June 15, 2009 A SEVERE crackdown on Iran's emerging reform movement began on the weekend after incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad scored a

[GreenYouth] Election in Iran: Charge of Fraud

2009-06-14 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.truthout.org/061409Z Stealing the Iranian Election http://www.truthout.org/061409Z Saturday 13 June 2009 by: Juan Cole | Visit article original @ *Informed Comment*http://www.juancole.com/2009/06/stealing-iranian-election.html Top Pieces of Evidence that the Iranian

[GreenYouth] Iran Election: A View from Left

2009-06-15 Thread Sukla Sen
http://socialistworker.org/2009/06/15/iran-boils-over ANALYSIS: LEE SUSTAR Iran boils over Lee Sustar looks at the dynamics driving mass protests and repression in Iran following the rigged presidential election. June 15, 2009 IRAN WAS in uncharted political territory following mass protests

[GreenYouth] Iran Election: The Regime Just Blinks

2009-06-16 Thread Sukla Sen
[The concession made by the Iranian Supreme Leader in the face of rising street protests is, in all probability, just a ploy to dissipate public anger. And it is not too unlikely that the ploy would eventually work out. Nevertheless, those who were screaming and screeching, in defence of an

[GreenYouth] After Iran Election: Protests on Tehran Streets: Two Video Clips

2009-06-16 Thread Sukla Sen
FIGHT FOR FREEDOM! Don't let these b*d dictators rule your life. Remember, YOU have the f*g power, not them. That's the cry renting the air of Tehran. That must be quite unprecedented in the post-1979 Mullahcracy of Iran! Here are links to two video clips:

[GreenYouth] Fwd: A Fairytale Account of Maoist Insurgency in West Bengal

2009-06-17 Thread Sukla Sen
Here is a far more realistic assessment of the Lalgarh movement: Quote Just like in Nandigram, the footsoldiers of this campaign — more violent in its scale than any — have come under a “rainbow coalition” of political forces where everyone except the Marxists are welcome. So if there was the

[GreenYouth] A Brief and Tentative Note on Maoist Violence in the Context of Lalgarh (west Bengal, India)

2009-06-19 Thread Sukla Sen
While it'd be quite foolhardy to condemn violence under every and all circumstances, violence has its own inherent pernicious dynamic - it almost inevitably brutalises and undermines democratic principles. It is at best a necessary evil, under certain, not all, circumstances. Having said that,

[GreenYouth] Re: Fwd: [humanrights-movement:1650] A Brief and Tentative Note on Maoist Violence in the Context of Lalgarh

2009-06-19 Thread Sukla Sen
Please read Peru instead of Chile in the note. The inadvertent slip is regretted. Sukla On Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 5:01 PM, Venugopalan K M kmvenuan...@gmail.comwrote: -- Forwarded message -- From: Sukla Sen sukla...@yahoo.com Date: Fri, Jun 19, 2009 at 3:44 PM Subject

[GreenYouth] Unfolding Obama Presidency: Indian Worries over Changing Profile of Bilateral Relations

2009-06-19 Thread Sukla Sen
*Unfolding Obama Presidency: Indian Worries over Changing Profile of Bilateral Relations* [The Indo-US nuclear deal is no longer just Indo-US nuclear deal. The 45-member Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) having eventually granted the hard fought for waiver in last September with the Bush

[GreenYouth] Lalgarh: An Update

2009-06-20 Thread Sukla Sen
[The security forces have taken possession of the Lalgarh Police station - the Ground Zero, so to say - surprisingly without any resistance worth the name within 36 hours of starting the operation. It is, however, quite possible that the insurgents have taken lessons from the recent LTTE debacle

[GreenYouth] Lalgarh: Alternative People's Politics vs. Armed Insurgency: Some Insights

2009-06-20 Thread Sukla Sen
[Aditya Nigam is a known political researcher/commentator from the radical end of the spectrum distinguished for his out-of-the-box views. He is with the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS). Gautam Sen was once the right hand comrade of Mahadeb Mukherjee, a high profile Maoist

[GreenYouth] Re: [Com-Con] Lalgarh: Alternative People's Politics vs. Armed Insurgency: Some Insights

2009-06-21 Thread Sukla Sen
naturalism.” Karl Marx i when the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out..Ho Chi Minh -- *From:* Sukla Sen sukla@gmail.com *To:* peace-mumbai peace-mum...@googlegroups.com; peoples media mediainitiat...@yahoogroups.co.in; india-un

[GreenYouth] Lalgarh: Kolkata Intellectuals Visit Defying Administration Advice

2009-06-21 Thread Sukla Sen
[A group of Kolkata intellectuals - mainly comprising film/TV and theatre artistes - who had played a verycrucial role to expose state atrocities in case of Singur and Nandigram and mobilise public opinion visited Lalgarh today ignoring the advice of the state administration and talked to

[GreenYouth] More on Lalgarh: Intellectuals Visit Defying State Advice and Issue Call for Ceasefire

2009-06-21 Thread Sukla Sen
[The team undertook the visit defying the suggestion made by West Bengal Chief Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty that they defer their visit at least by a couple of days. (As told on the TV channel Star Ananda on return.) And one member received a nasty and abusive threat call on return apparently

[GreenYouth] Aruna Roy and Nikhil Dey Survey and Explore NREGA

2009-06-21 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.hinduonnet.com/mag/2009/06/21/stories/2009062150010100.htm *NREGA: Breaking new ground* ARUNA ROY AND NIKHIL DEY The NREGA, the flagship programme of the UPA government, was revolutionary in its promise of inclusive growth, the right to work and the dignity of labour and a rational,

[GreenYouth] Ban on CPI-Maoist extended, Lalgarh operations continue

2009-06-22 Thread Sukla Sen
[Pls. visit http://aidindia.org/main/component/option,com_facileforms/Itemid,412/ and sign up petition issuing a call for peace in Lalgarh.] I/III. http://in.news.yahoo.com/43/20090622/818/tnl-ban-on-cpi-maoist-extended-lalgarh-o.html Ban on CPI-Maoist extended, Lalgarh operations continue

[GreenYouth] Lalgarh and Its Broader Implications

2009-06-22 Thread Sukla Sen
Here are two pieces. One, a news analysis. Quite a serious one. Whether one agrees or disagrees with. The other one is an interview by Chhatradhar Mahato, the leader of the PCAPA under the banner of which the highly successful mass resistance was going on for the last seven months or so keeping

[GreenYouth] Fwd: [foil] Lalgarh and Its Broader Implications

2009-06-23 Thread Sukla Sen
Quote Being far more rational people than the elitist bastards who ask them to lay down their arms now admit, the Adivasis sought and received the assistance of Maoists .. Unquote The term bastard is unabashedly sexist, upholding certain social values which have become outdated and even repugnant

[GreenYouth] Re: Fwd: [foil] Lalgarh and Its Broader Implications

2009-06-23 Thread Sukla Sen
Chidambaram. sad that WB givt followed it dittio. Chidamabram, as FM in the last UPA givt had accused CPM for the raising and management of funds ( or something like that) or was it on tax evasion. On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM, Sukla Sen sukla@gmail.com wrote: Quote Being far more

[GreenYouth] Lalgrah: Statement by Achin Vanaik, Praful Bidwai, Sumit Chakravartty, Sumit Sarkar, Tanika Sarkar

2009-06-23 Thread Sukla Sen
We are profoundly disturbed by the massive Central and state armed police operation in Lalgarh-Jangalmahal in West Bengal. This was launched without exploring a negotiated settlement of genuine popular grievances and by blurring the crucial distinction between violent Maoists and peace-minded

[GreenYouth] WB govt to decide on Maoists ban

2009-06-23 Thread Sukla Sen
[The Cabinet meeting did take place today. The Chief Minister, reportedly, made a strong pitch to fall in line with the Centre. But, as per (my) report, the Cabinet has not yet taken any such decision. But this is disturbing enough. Moreover, the CPI(Maoist) spokesperson Gour Chakraborty, who was

[GreenYouth] [foil] CPIML on Lalgarh’s Battle for Dignity and Justice

2009-06-24 Thread Sukla Sen
That the Lalgarh resistance was initiated and propelled by the Maoists is just a myth - in fact, a piece of manufactured lie - dished out by the state, which, however, for obvious reasons perfectly suits the Maoists. The best known face of the Lagarh resistance is on record having denied that

[GreenYouth] Human Rights Situation in West Bengal in the Wake of Lalgarh

2009-06-28 Thread Sukla Sen
The West Bengal police has filed criminal cases against Aparna Sen, Saoli Mitra, Kaushik Sen, Joy Goswami and others - the artistes and intellectuals from Kolkata who had visited Lalgarh, talked to Chhatradhar Mahato in Pathardanga and issued a call for ceasefire to both the state administration

[GreenYouth] Military Coup in Honduras Ousts and Exiles Elected President on the eve of Referendum

2009-06-28 Thread Sukla Sen
[The military coup in tiny Central American state of Honduras is an an extremely disturbing development. The democratic opinion all over the world must raise its voice demanding the immediate restoration of the deposed President Manuel Zelaya and smooth conduct of the planned referendum to rewrite

[GreenYouth] The Unique ID Card Scheme: The Grave Threats It Poses!

2009-06-29 Thread Sukla Sen
This pigheaded scheme, which hopefully is unimplementable in the Indian context, is evidently a huge invasion against privacy, and liberty, of individual citizens, life since being always under the hawkish watch of the Big Brother/Sister, as the article reproduced below has argued. And there is

[GreenYouth] Re: The Unique ID Card Scheme: The Grave Threats It Poses!

2009-06-29 Thread Sukla Sen
On 6/30/09, geetheshp Nair geetheshpn...@gmail.com wrote: Dear Mr Sukla, Why is it a pigheaded scheme? It was BJP who had it in the election agenda to provide every citizen on the country with Multi Purpose National Identity (MNIC) cards. Later on congress picked up this idea and now Mr.

Fwd: [GreenYouth] The Unique ID Card Scheme: The Grave Threats It Poses!

2009-06-29 Thread Sukla Sen
-- Forwarded message -- From: Anivar Aravind ani...@movingrepublic.org Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2009 10:38:31 +0530 Subject: Re: [GreenYouth] The Unique ID Card Scheme: The Grave Threats It Poses! To: free-binayak...@googlegroups.com Cc: Sukla Sen sukla@gmail.com On 6/30/09

[GreenYouth] Unfolding Obama Presidency and Coup in Honduras

2009-06-30 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jun/30/obama-wants-president-reinstated/?feat=home_headlines Tuesday, June 30, 2009Obama wants Honduran leader reinstated Stephen Dinan http://www.washingtontimes.com/staff/stephen-dinan/

[GreenYouth] Strategic Part of India's Civilian Nuclear Plans

2009-07-01 Thread Sukla Sen
[The June 2009 issue of the 'Peace Now', referred to below, is now available at http://www.cndpindia.org/download.php?list.10. And the editorial, and list of contents, at

[GreenYouth] Historic judgment: Delhi HC legalises gay sex

2009-07-02 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.indianexpress.com/news/historic-judgment-delhi-hc-legalises-gay-sex/484039/ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/historic-judgment-delhi-hc-legalises-gay-sex/484039/Historic judgment: Delhi HC legalises gay sex *Agencies* Posted online: Thursday , Jul 02, 2009 at 1158 hrs *New Delhi : *In

[GreenYouth] Celebrations and Homophobia in India: In the Wake of Delhi High Court Judgement

2009-07-03 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/000200907021631.htm *Gay rights activists hail HC judgement, religious leaders fume* New Delhi (PTI): The Delhi High Court ruling on homosexuals on Thursday brought cheers to the gay community and rights activists who described it as a progressive move which

[GreenYouth] Manmohan and the Maoists

2009-07-03 Thread Sukla Sen
[This is a thought provoking, even if deceptively delightful, composition. Of course no verbose rhetoric. Never mind the informal chatty style, worth a, very, careful read. It's a serious issue the author has taken on. No way to be dismissed lightly.]

[GreenYouth] Medha Patkar and others stopped on way to Lalgarh

2009-07-03 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II. http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/uncategorized/medha-patkar-stopped-on-way-to-lalgarh_100213134.html Medha Patkar stopped on way to LalgarhJuly 3rd, 2009 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS Kolkata, July 3 (IANS) A 10-member team, comprising social activist Medha Patkar and her associates, was

[GreenYouth] India: Economic Survey 2009 Unveils Reformist Dream List

2009-07-03 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II. http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=HomePageid=4257203a-8878-45d7-b874-7caafe9304bdHeadline=Economic+Survey+seeks+policy+shift,+taxes+slashed Economic Survey seeks policy shift, taxes slashed The government’s pre-budget economic survey has recommended radical

[GreenYouth] [people'smediainitiative] Please sign this petition and extend your support to the people of lalgarh

2009-07-04 Thread Sukla Sen
These armed forces have ... engaged in brutal rapes? Is it necessary to make unsubstantiated scandalous charges in order to condemn police atrocities in Lalgarh? This evidently demolishes the credibility of the petitioners and raises serious doubts about the motives. Has any known human rights

[GreenYouth] Interim Gov't of Honduras to Quit OAS in Response to Suspension Threat

2009-07-04 Thread Sukla Sen
[The Organization of American States (OAS, or, as it is known in the three other official languages, OEA) is an international organisation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States. Its members are the thirty-five independent states of the Americas: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile,

[GreenYouth] Fwd: [issuesonline_worldwide] Homosexulity Judgement

2009-07-04 Thread Sukla Sen
Quote Homosexual act is not love but distorted mentality . Homosexuality is [a] disease of mind. Unquote How about lefrhandedness? Some sort of distortion or perversion? Should/must it not be banned? Sukla On 7/4/09, Prof R K Gupta-India cit...@rediffmail.com wrote: The learned judges of

[GreenYouth] The Coming Budget: Scramble for Resource Allocation

2009-07-04 Thread Sukla Sen
QuoteBut feeding its people and funding its industry is going to be huge drain on the country's treasury. Unquote That's a huge nasty joke! Whose country and whose treasury!? Beyond that, even an economist of the reputation - and with somewhat conservative orientation - of Amartya Sen has

[GreenYouth] Tackling India’s Hunger

2009-07-05 Thread Sukla Sen
[Assured access to food, preventive and curative health services and education are the most basic necessities for raising the quality of life for the masses. This is immensely important in itself. But that would also hugely raise the productive potential of the humanpower and help creating wealth

[GreenYouth] India: The Budget 2009-10: A First Impression

2009-07-06 Thread Sukla Sen
The Finance Minister made a deliberate attempt to toe the June 4 Presidential address to the joint session of the parliament. The economic survey does not appear to figure in the operative part. No big ticket reforms on the immediate term. A committee to go into petroleum and petroleum products

[GreenYouth] More on Budget 2009-10

2009-07-06 Thread Sukla Sen
In the course of his budget speech, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee rather deferentially, and not without a touch of pride, referred to bank nationalisation by Indira Gandhi - forty years back on July 14. In the context of his assertion that the banking and insurance industries would continue to

[GreenYouth] Action Alert: Budget Allots Rs 120 Cr. for Unique ID

2009-07-06 Thread Sukla Sen
There are two different sets of problems here. One, very much recognised in the Western context. That is the issue of privacy, data security and the threat of identity theft. There is a strong aversion to allow the Big Brother / Sister all the while breathe down the neck. But there is also

[GreenYouth] Nepal Updates: Parliament Session Resumes: Maoists End Obstruction

2009-07-06 Thread Sukla Sen
*Nepal Updates: Parliament Session Resumes: Maoists End Obstruction* I/II. http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/news-archive/1-top-story/328-house-resumes-maoist-chairman-vents-ire-at-ruling-coalition.html House resumes; Maoist chairman vents ire at ruling coalition Monday, 06 July 2009 11:44

[GreenYouth] Bloodied Lalgarh: An Eyewitness Account

2009-07-07 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.tehelka.com/story_main42.asp?filename=Ne110709caught_between.asp From Tehelka Magazine, Vol 6, Issue 27, Dated July 11, 2009 * * * Caught Between Two Sickles A democratic protest against gross police brutality becomes a battlefield for two equally callous foes – Trinamool and the Left

[GreenYouth] Dawn Editorial: World under holy siege

2009-07-08 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/editorial/world-under-holy-siege-879 EDITORIALWorld under holy siege By Iqbal Jafar Wednesday, 08 Jul, 2009 | 01:20 AM PST | IN the early part of the last century it was a generally accepted view that religion would

[GreenYouth] Praful Bidwai on Indian Left and Its Deepening Crisis

2009-07-09 Thread Sukla Sen
[Quote The Left doesn't acknowledge that its election rout is part of a much greater crisis: of ideological clarity, of political strategy, and of social and economic policy. The Left is unable to relate to parts of its core-constituency because it doesn't come through as an intransigent opponent

[GreenYouth] Support Int'l Don't Nuke the Climate Campaign

2009-07-09 Thread Sukla Sen
*Subject:* Support Int'l Don't Nuke the Climate Campaign *Dear Friends,* *Below is a message from our colleagues at Sortir du Nucleaire in France, about an important new international campaign on nukes and climate. We hope you’ll support it, and add your voices to the international movement to

[GreenYouth] Fwd: [sftindia] Update:Unrest In East Turkestan

2009-07-10 Thread Sukla Sen
From: shiba...@studentsforafreetibet.org Date: Fri, Jul 10, 2009 at 2:58 PM Subject: [sftindia] Update:Unrest In East Turkestan To: sftin...@lists.riseup.net Update:Unrest In East Turkestan Armed Chinese troops have flooded Urumchi, the capital of East Turkestan (Chinese: Xinjiang) following

[GreenYouth] Re: Lalgarh and the Radicalisation of Resistance: From 'Ordinary Civilians' to Political Subjects?

2009-07-10 Thread Sukla Sen
Response from a friend, on another list:Quote The State uses any excuse/opportunity to aggrandize its repressive power (a point Sukla has been emphasizing) -- it does not *necessarily* mean that, even in the state's own internal estimation, the threat to it is necessarily particularly great. In a

[GreenYouth] The Lament of an Indian Nuclear Nationalist: Siddharth Varadarajan Grunts

2009-07-10 Thread Sukla Sen
South Asians Against Nukes - Year 11 July 9, 2009 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAAN_/message/1282 [What good is a ban if India’s ability to purchase nuclear fuel and reactors from the G8 or NSG countries is not affected? So what is this noise about? HK] o o o The Hindu, July 11,

[GreenYouth] Re: [india-unity] Farewell to an India I Hardly Knew

2009-07-11 Thread Sukla Sen
During the last 2000 days India changed its HDI ranking, amongst 177 countries ranked, down from 126th to 127th or up from 126th to 127th? That's of course not to deny that while India reportedly has higher level of malnutrition among children as compared to even sub-Saharan Africa also undertakes

[GreenYouth] Re: Lalgarh and the Radicalisation of Resistance: From 'Ordinary Civilians' to Political Subjects?

2009-07-12 Thread Sukla Sen
Quote Most importantly, no words here on the two fundamental fallacies. One, Lalgarh, or Nandigram, is from the most backward hinterland of India. No typical Indian village. Hence even its best experience - say from November 2008 to mid-June 2009 - has a very limited applicability. Two, how the

[GreenYouth] Campaign as regards Delhi High Court Judgement on Section 377

2009-07-14 Thread Sukla Sen
I endorse. Sukla Sen Life Fellow, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad http://www.facebook.com/note.php?createdsuggestnote_id=232112560436 Please write to niveditamenon2...@yahoo.co.uk to be a part of the campaign. Sukla Friends, I am writing to you, academics from all over India

[GreenYouth] Fwd: Fwd. On rape testimonies

2009-07-14 Thread Sukla Sen
-- Forwarded message -- From: Sukla Sen sukla@gmail.com Date: Wed, Jul 15, 2009 at 10:41 AM Subject: Re: Fwd. On rape testimonies To: free-binayak...@googlegroups.com Dear Sandy, Has this Sajee Gopal completely lost his head? It is reply to what? His petition included

[GreenYouth] An Ecological History of Bombay (Mumbai) or Chronicle of a Disaster Foretold?

2009-07-15 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/14/world/asia/14mumbai.html?_r=1ref=asia July 14, 2009 MUMBAI JOURNAL As Mumbai Spills Over, Floodwater Creeps CloserBy VIKAS BAJAJhttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/b/vikas_bajaj/index.html?inline=nyt-per MUMBAI, India — As this city

[GreenYouth] PUCL Press Release: Maoist Attack on Policemen Killing 40

2009-07-15 Thread Sukla Sen
*PEOPLE'S **UNION** FOR CIVIL LIBERTIES– * *CHHATTISGARH * *Post Box No. 87, Main Post Office, **Raipur** – 492001: Chhattisgarh: ** India** * E-mail: *pucl...@gmail.com * * * *Press Release:* *PUCL DEPLORES DEATHS OF POLICEMEN * *IN MAOIST ATTACK AT RAJNANGAON, Chhattisgarh* * *

[GreenYouth] Mullahcracy in Iran and Left (of Various Strands)

2009-07-15 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.zmag.org/znet/viewArticle/21948 The Tragedy of the Left's Discourse on Iran July 10, 2009 By Saeed Rahnema The electoral coup and the subsequent uprising and suppression of the revolting voters in Iran have prompted all sorts of analyses in Western media from both the Right and the

[GreenYouth] Text of India-Pakistan Joint Statement

2009-07-16 Thread Sukla Sen
The joint statement, in itself, given the developments since the spectacular terror attack in Mumbai on November 26 last, would have had been considered a notable positive development. But mercifully enough, it has gone significantly beyond. Quote Both Prime Ministers recognised that dialogue is

[GreenYouth] Ashok Mitra on Budget 2009

2009-07-17 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1090717/jsp/opinion/story_11247748.jsp# WHERE THE DIVIDEND LIES - The Union budget has ignored the *Economic Survey*CUTTING CORNERS - Ashok Mitra In the mid-1940s, the country’s apex bank, the Reserve Bank of India, was still very much a fledgling institution,

[GreenYouth] Wallerstein on Hondruas - The Right Strikes Back!

2009-07-17 Thread Sukla Sen
[Quote What about the United States? When the coup occurred, some of the raucous left commentators in the blogosphere called it Obama's coup. That misses the point of what happened. Neither Zelaya nor his supporters on the street, nor indeed Chavez or Fidel Castro, have such a simplistic view.

[GreenYouth] Left Is Wrong on Iran

2009-07-17 Thread Sukla Sen
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2009/956/op5.htm Left is wrong on IranWho are and who promoted these leftist intellectuals who question the social uprising of the people in Iran, asks *Hamid Dabashi* * http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/print/2009/956/op5.htm#1 -- When a political

[GreenYouth] Iran: Tehran Erupts Again!

2009-07-17 Thread Sukla Sen
[The eruption of vigorous street protests again yesterday, in response to a sermon by a highly influential, conservative and controversial cleric at a Friday prayer meet, only goes to show that the turbulence is far from over.It is just not that people groaning under Mullahcracy are protesting,

[GreenYouth] Peace activists welcome Indo-Pak Joint Statement

2009-07-17 Thread Sukla Sen
statememt released here. The signatories to the joint statement also included Kamla Bhasin, Prof Kamal Chenoy, Jatin Desai, Mazher Hussain, Varsha Rajan Berry, Lalita Ramdas, Sukla Sen and Manisha Gupte. --- UNI * --~--~-~--~~~---~--~~ You received this message

[GreenYouth] Re: [india-unity] Peace activists welcome Indo-Pak Joint Statement

2009-07-17 Thread Sukla Sen
- *From:* Sukla Sen sukla@gmail.com *To:* citizen-mumbai citizen-mum...@googlegroups.com ; peoples mediamediainitiat...@yahoogroups.co.in; india-un...@yahoogroups.com ; IHRO i...@yahoogroups.com ; issueonlineissuesonline_worldw...@yahoogroups.com; invitesp...@yahoogroups.com

[GreenYouth] Obama's Big Missile Test

2009-07-18 Thread Sukla Sen
*July 9, 2009* *Op-Ed Contributor* *Obama’s Big Missile Test * *By PHILIP TAUBMAN* Stanford, Calif. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/09/opinion/09taubman.html AS President Obama will soon discover, erasing the nuclear weapons legacy of the cold war is like running the Snake River rapids in

[GreenYouth] Lalgarh Update

2009-07-19 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/viewer.aspx - 19 Jul 2009 - Times of India New Delhi Edition - Sukumar Mahato - TNN TNN Maoists’ posters threaten to behead 9 CPM leaders Jhargram: A Maoist ‘people’s court’ on Saturday announced that nine CPM members, including a prominent

[GreenYouth] Fwd: [Citizen-Mumbai] Press Conference against illegal arrest - Press Club, 21st July, 4.30pm

2009-07-19 Thread Sukla Sen
of such arrests on India's democratic credentials and prospects.Customary question and answer session would follow. Please depute your reporter and photographer to cover the event and oblige. Regards, Dolphy D'souza Jatin DesaiSukla Sen (9322255812

[GreenYouth] Honduras Updates

2009-07-20 Thread Sukla Sen
[Honduras is now faced with a stalemate. Zelaya lacks the strength to overthrow the new regime installed through a military takeover by means of popular insurrection. The regime, already internationally ostracised, is in no position to subdue persistent popular protests nor gain legitimacy with

[GreenYouth] [foil] Roberto Lovato: Obama Has the Power and Responsibility to Help Restore Democracy in Honduras

2009-07-20 Thread Sukla Sen
QuoteObama Has the Power and Responsibility to Help Restore Democracy in Honduras Unquote What a huge shift from September 11 1973 when Allende was deposed in Chile or April 11 2002 when Chavez was overthrown! Sukla From: Sayan Bhattacharyya

[GreenYouth] Call for Endorsement: Letter to Maharshtra Home Minister Protesting Official Kidnap of Activists Coinciding with Hillary Clinton Visit to Mummbai

2009-07-21 Thread Sukla Sen
appointment with him is being sought. You are requested to immediately send in your endoresements. In solidarity, Sukla Sen for Citizens' Initiative for Peace (CIP) * * Letter to Maharshtra Home Minister Protesting Official Kidnap of Activists Coinciding with Hillary Clinton Visit to Mummbai

[GreenYouth] Report of the National Conference on the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2008

2009-07-21 Thread Sukla Sen
From: ACHR REVIEW achr_rev...@achrweb.org Date: Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 3:41 PM Subject: Report of the National Conference on the Prevention of Torture Bill, 2008 Asian Centre for Human Rights [ACHR has Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC] C-3/441-C, Janakpuri, New Delhi-110058, India

[GreenYouth] Fwd: [IHRO] Call for Endorsement: Letter to Maharshtra Home Minister Protesting Official Kidnap of Activists Coinciding with Hillary Clinton Visit to Mummbai

2009-07-21 Thread Sukla Sen
to immediately send in your endoresements. In solidarity, Sukla Sen for Citizens' Initiative for Peace (CIP) * * Letter to Maharshtra Home Minister Protesting Official Kidnap of Activists Coinciding with Hillary Clinton Visit to Mummbai To The Home Minister of Maharashtra, Mantralay, Mumbai

[GreenYouth] Honduras Updates

2009-07-21 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II.http://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSTRE56K5WX20090722?sp=true Honduras' Zelaya urges U.S. to step up sanctions Tue Jul 21, 2009 By Simon Gardnerhttp://blogs.reuters.com/search/journalist.php?edition=usn=Simon.Gardner TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' ousted President Manuel

[GreenYouth] Lalgarh Updates

2009-07-21 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/Mahato-reaches-out-to-CPM-partners/492108 Mahato reaches out to CPM partners Ravik Bhattacharyahttp://www.indianexpress.com/columnist/ravikbhattacharya/ Tuesday , Jul 21, 2009 at 0452 hrs Kolkata: * * * The leader of the People's Committee Against Police

[GreenYouth] Unfolding Obama Presidency: Stiff Challenge of Heath Care Reform

2009-07-22 Thread Sukla Sen
I.July 23, 2009 A Defining Moment Nears for PresidentBy SHERYL GAY STOLBERGhttp://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/s/sheryl_gay_stolberg/index.html?inline=nyt-per http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/23/us/politics/23obama.html WASHINGTON — Six months into his administration,

[GreenYouth] Concerned Citizens' Response on NHRC Report on Batla House Encounter

2009-07-23 Thread Sukla Sen
Media Release 23 July 2009 On 20th May, the Delhi High Court, acting on a petition filed by the People’s union for democratic rights and Anhad, had asked the National Human rights commission to conduct their own inqury into the alleged Batla House encounter of September 2008 and give a report

[GreenYouth] Oppose the Proposed Nuclear Liability Cap Bill in India

2009-07-24 Thread Sukla Sen
The proposed bill must be opposed tooth and nail. More so, as it's so ridiculous to indemnify the entities who appear to stand already indemnified. The suppliers, are all across the board - for all industries, indemnified from consequential damages. It is the operator, who is responsible for

[GreenYouth] Fwd: WE STILL FIGHT, BUT WITH WORDS, N O LONGER WITH GUNS’

2009-07-25 Thread Sukla Sen
One would hopefully find the following comparisons quite instructive. Sukla I. Quote *Have you left the path of armed struggle for good?* * *We have given up violence for the time being. In fact, we want to integrate our People's Liberation Army into the Nepal Army so that our boys receive good

[GreenYouth] Stop! Militarization of Democratic Processes and Space- Call for a Public Meeting

2009-07-28 Thread Sukla Sen
27 July 2009 *Stop! Militarization of Democratic Processes and Space* *A Public Meeting * *04th August 2009, India Islamic Cultural Center, Lodi Road, New Delhi* *3.00 pm to 7.30 pm *** Dear friends, According to newspaper reports, the Union Home Ministry is planning to finish the

[GreenYouth] Re: Call for Endorsement: Letter to Maharshtra Home Minister Protesting Official Kidnap of Activists Coinciding with Hillary Clinton Visit to Mummbai

2009-07-28 Thread Sukla Sen
Thanks. Sukla On Tue, Jul 7, 2009 at 8:08 PM, contact cont...@sichrem.org wrote: Dear Mr. Sen, Please include ' South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring- SICHREM' in the list of endorsements. Sincerely, Mathews Philip. - Original Message - *From:* Sukla Sen

[GreenYouth] Fwd: Spurring nuclear Bhopals?

2009-07-30 Thread Sukla Sen
The proposed bill must be opposed tooth and nail. More so, as it's so ridiculous to indemnify the entities who appear to stand already indemnified. The suppliers, are all across the board - for all industries, indemnified from consequential damages. It is the operator, who is responsible for

[GreenYouth] What Binayak Said? An Excerpt

2009-07-30 Thread Sukla Sen
[Dr. Binayak Sen was recently in Mumbai on his first visit to the city after his much celebrated release on bail on the order of the Supreme Court of India after over two years of incarceration in the Raipur jail under the draconian Chhattisgarh Public Security Act 2005. He took time off to talk

[GreenYouth] Re: [foil] What Binayak Said? An Excerpt

2009-07-31 Thread Sukla Sen
What Binayak Said? An Excerpt [Dr. Binayak Sen was recently in Mumbai on his first visit to the city after his much celebrated release on bail on the order of the Supreme Court of India after over two years of incarceration in the Raipur jail under the Chhattisgarh Public Security Act 2005. He

[GreenYouth] Unfolding Obama Presidency: The Danger Signals

2009-07-31 Thread Sukla Sen
*Obama Faces Carter/Clinton Parallels* *by Robert Parry* After six months in office, Barack Obama’s presidency reveals striking parallels not only to Bill Clinton’s troubled first term, but to Jimmy Carter’s only term. And, how those dangers are reappearing show that the Democrats and American

[GreenYouth] Nepal Updates: August 1 2009

2009-08-01 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.nepalnews.com/main/index.php/news-archive/2-political/712-three-parties-form-6-member-political-mechanism-.html Top three form 6-member taskforce for political mechanism Saturday, 01 August 2009 10:57 Top leaders of Nepali Congress, CPN (UML) and UCPN (Maoist) have agreed to constitute

[GreenYouth] Will China Implode?

2009-08-02 Thread Sukla Sen
The regimes constituting the Warsaw Pact fell one after another, like nine pins, between 89 and 91. Despite some rumblings, in Poland in particular, the developments looked too sudden. The crumbling of the Soviet Union following a failed coup attempt by a hard line section of the Communist Party

[GreenYouth] Nepal Updates

2009-08-04 Thread Sukla Sen
I.http://www.kantipuronline.com/kolnews.php?nid=207851 *Maoists for executive President elected directly * Kantipur ReportKATHMANDU, Aug 4 - Unified CPN (Maoist) on Tuesday opined that the Executive President must be elected in the new constitution through direct election. The Maoists who were

[GreenYouth] Hiroshima Flame to travel the world for nuclear abolition - starting in New Zealand

2009-08-04 Thread Sukla Sen
*Nuclear Abolition Flame* *Flame lighting ceremony – Peace Park, Hiroshima August 5, 4pm* Hiroshima Flame to travel the world for nuclear abolition For immediate release Contacts: Alyn Ware (New Zealand/United States. Phone +1 646 752 8702) Steve Leeper (Hiroshima. Phone +81 90 6433

[GreenYouth] Re: [arkitectindia] I am witness to the Most Unfortunate News- RTE Bill Passed

2009-08-04 Thread Sukla Sen
Quote The so called RTE has snatched many existing rights of the children. Unquote Would you please list these out? My impression till now was that the Bill was deficient - mainly in so far as it does not move in the direction of neighbourhood schooling system - no doubt a laudable idea. Fair

[GreenYouth] The Ongoing Danger of Nuclear War

2009-08-05 Thread Sukla Sen
Tomorrow, August 6th, is the world would commemorate nuking of Hiroshima by the US at the end of the WII on the same day in 1945. Three days later, Nagasaki would be nuked. A huge human tragedy was caused, for no apparent reasons. Germany had already surrendered. Japan was just on its way.

[GreenYouth] Right to Education Bill passed by the Lok Sabha Unanimously

2009-08-05 Thread Sukla Sen
Indian Parliament has unanimously passed the Right to Education bill on Tuesday. It will pave way for free and compulsory education for children in the age group of 6 to 14 years in India. Also look up for the history (till July 19 2006): http://www.ilpnet.org/rte/ and another news item:

[GreenYouth] 64th Annivesary of Hiroshima Nuking: Mayor Akiba Calls for Global Nuclear Disarmament!

2009-08-06 Thread Sukla Sen
I/II. http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jb7aYlanpMk7_1iLgokikpzKFh8wD99T562O0 Hiroshima mayor calls for abolishing nuke weapons By SHIZUO KAMBAYASHI (AP) – 1 hour ago HIROSHIMA, Japan — Hiroshima's mayor urged global leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's call to

[GreenYouth] Re: Right to Education Bill passed by the Lok Sabha Unanimously

2009-08-06 Thread Sukla Sen
law rather than a PRO- PLUNDERER'S LAW like this. V.P.SARATHI On 5 Aug, 20:30, Sukla Sen sukla@gmail.com wrote: Indian Parliament has unanimously passed the Right to Education bill on Tuesday. It will pave way for free and compulsory education for children in the age group of 6 to 14

[GreenYouth] The Right to Education Bill: An Informed Analysis

2009-08-06 Thread Sukla Sen
[This note is admittedly somewhat old. But, as it appears, there has been no (substantive) change in the Bill since. So the analysis still holds. This one is a rather harsh critique. It clearly brings out how it falls significaantly short of what it should have had been. But it comprehensively

[GreenYouth] Re: pdgin agitprop of the populist kind

2009-08-08 Thread Sukla Sen
Quote ... the answer would lie in sustained, determined, intelligent politico- adminstrative measures to mobilize the beneficiaries and neutralize the losers Unquote Forget about neo-liberalism! The terms mobilize and neutralize, as used here, have spine-chilling implications. The bloodbath in

[GreenYouth] Honduras Updates

2009-08-09 Thread Sukla Sen
http://www.philly.com/inquirer/currents/20090809_Turbulence_in_Honduras_must_be_allayed_quickly.html Posted on Sun, Aug. 9, 2009 Turbulence in Honduras must be allayed quickly By Maurice Lemoine The reaction was unanimous - from the Organization of American States to the United Nations, from

[GreenYouth] Re: [india-unity] Ishrat Jahan encounter

2009-08-09 Thread Sukla Sen
May find the following relevant in the current context. Sukla http://www.countercurrents.org/guj-sen290604.htm *Encounter or Murder?* *By Sukla Sen* 29 June 2004 *SACW* *F*our bodies, four blood stained motionless bodies - fully stretched, lying side by side on their backs close

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