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Tibetan suicides versus Indian suicides as reported by US corporate-run press; and then there is Greece, too

By now, most Americans have heard about those young Tibetan Buddhist monks committing suicide as protest against the Chinese control over their region. Tibetan Buddhist monks control the country of Bhutan but they also want control over the areas of Chinese Tibet as well. But how many Americans know about the suicides of farmers in capitalist India over the last dozen are so years? Very few I would wager a bet.... 32564

In India- a general strike called by a Right Wing party paralyzes the country

India has two major parties, one of which is much like the Far Right Republican Party here in the US, and the other much like the Right Centrist Democratic Party we here in the US are currently burdened with having administering the White House on behalf of the corporate super rich. And just like the two corporate parties of the US have no solution to any problems at all, the same is true of the big two corporate parties of India, the now governing so-called 'United Progressive Party' and the The Bharatiya Janata Party of the Far Right grouping for the Indian ruling class and its cronies. Info about the general strike can be found here National Strike Brings India to a Grinding Halt and the current discontent is fueled mainly by rising energy costs which has led to a situation of general inflation of consumer prices.

BBC says “life in Kabul better since Taliban”

I guess it would be for the anti-Taliban extremists who huddle in their extended fortress behind a very expensive shield. They get to take advantage of not having to fight the Taliban themselves, instead using the U.S. and NATO (same difference) Corporate thugs to do their killing for them. Apparently biding their time until the NATO installed Corporate Puppet Regime fails, Reminds me of vultures and jackals, eating the leftovers from the kill of more aggressive predators. And yes, I just DID call the U.S. Army "predators". You no likey, me no givey damn you no likey. Simple as that. The Karzhai Puppet Regime slaves and lackeys will enjoy their scraps of Human meat, even, you know, when the more aggressive predators kill a few of the carrion fowl and jackals, the jackals and vultures will feast on the flesh of their on pack just as heartily as they do on the flesh of "The Other Side". But then, they were always like that, and did the same kind of subservient boot-licking for the Soviets and the British during past failed conquests. And one needn't worry about their survival after America limps off the fields defeated. They know how to exist in a

The jackasses who want to officially declare war on Pakistan

I would think that they're just kidding, but apparently they believe it's "winnable". These would be the same ones who believed that VietNam, Iraq, and Afghanistan would have been "cakewalks" if it hadn't been for those Liberal sentiments of fair play or at least an actual respect for basic human laws. Maybe they could do us all a massive favor and take their ill-gotten gold out of their banks or other stash places, buy a plane With Their Own God-Damn Money Instead Of Ours, for a change and parachute out over Teheran with dynamite vests? Maybe we could bribe the pilots to drop them off on Diego Garcia, which is de-facto a U.S. Navy target range. Why Teheran, exactly, even though it's not actually in Pakistan? Simple. It's right in the middle of their demented plans and really, there's a large portion of the Muslim people they despise so badly in every surrounding country, there's 80 million more Muslims in India than in Iran, just for instance. If the loudmouth Socially Retarded Animated Sphincters want to embark on another DOOMED Crusade, at least they could be removed from any further possibility of polluting the gene pool. And quickly. With odds like that, and

Why are Indian children still dying of poverty?

There was an AP story about infanticide in India, mostly young girls, and the question attached was "why, with rising prosperity?" One question immediately answered, the "rising prosperity" is mostly the Rich getting Richer, much like the Class War they "upper class elites" declared in America long long ago and are intensifying now. Having the top economic level, the "1 percenters" getting an even larger share of even an expanding economy means those in the 80% who have less income than it takes to actually survive, will have even less. A classic example of How Deregulated Free Market Capital works to destroy the poor for the profit of the very richest. And now, it's taking its bloody horrid toll on the children of the poor PEOPLE.

Full of it, Steeped in it, Stepped in a big stinky pile of it…

The India Laptop slammed by tech sales reporter, because he can't understand altruism, patriotism or any other motives other than profit. Now, the Capitalist Overlords use Altruistic and Patriotic sentiments as Sales Gimmicks and really, nothing more. Country means exactly the same to them as God, in other words, a way to skin gullible people for a quick buck. Celebrate Christmas, Easter, Seder, Kwanzaa, with a promotional sale. Dutch Boy sticking his finger in a dyke, image is now used to sell paint and (I think) donuts. And haircuts but we won't go there. The whole point of the article is that nobody does anything for any other living creature without expecting some reward. Except when Fox bankrolls the TeaParty with wall-to-wall 18 hours a day coverage at no cost. Yes, they're so good to the American people. But because the IndiaPad is designed, then unveiled, without marketing strategies like building the factories, (already in existence) training the workers (done that too) and having a half million of the devices ready for sale as soon as the hype period gets to such a frenzy that people are camping outside the Radio Shack or Best Buy for

Failed Musicians, Earning Potential and Tort Reform

Charlie Manson, David Koresh... described as “failed musicians” because they played the guitar, and like the vast thundering herd of people who pick the git-fiddle they didn’t make a career of it. Adolf Hitler, a “failed artist” even though, in the economic blight of inter-bellum Vienna, he actually DID make a modest living selling painted postcards on the street. John Wilkes Boothe, said to be a “Failed actor” by some who had never trod the boards. Because their names are vilified and the demonization of their memory has to be complete. .Something you’d practically have to be a Documentary Junkie to notice, maybe after a marathon of History Channel BioPics.. Fairly subtle. Insidious even. What’s almost but not quite as subtle as a Taser to the testicles or a sledgehammer to the lower skull/first vertebra is the demonization of working class people throughout the world in Tort. The civil liability sections of law. In civil court, “earning potential” is taken seriously. So seriously, in fact, that it proves the LIE of the Capitalist Dream which is foisted onto the workers, that if we work hard and diligently, do a good job putting money into the pockets of our Wealthy Masters, we,

$35 iNDIApad running Linux reveals iPad users pay for intellectual property

While MIT has been racing to design the world's first $100 computer, India has performed an end-run at a third the price, and it's a tablet no less. Running with open-source software, as genuine volks-werks will, the iNDIAPAD will reach third world schoolchildren for $35, developers at the India Institute of Science hope even as low as $10. Absent keypad and hand crank, but with camera, touchscreen and wireless. Which begs the question of course, what indispensable features drive Apple prices? Bill Gates earned his fortune on them. Patents.

Would you sell your kid for 253 dollars?

That's what the people of Bhopal India were told to do when the "compensation" was announced 24 years ago. That's after 2 years of LawyerFights over Limited Liability and "Tort Reform". The Reaganites including Ron Paul, the Dad-part of the Paul and Paul Father-son Hate Team, rather than celebrate the judgment of 12,400 rupees per each dead Indian, bitched and whined that it was Too Much. 17896

Boycott Coca-Cola for India’s water, Colombia’s unions and Israel Apartheid

OK, it's a famously discredited fake-ad to slander Coke. They have no plans to rebrand the Dome of the Rock. But Israel may -- and Coca-Cola is a sponsor. That's why Coloradans For Peace are calling to boycott Coke, to stop supporting Israeli Apartheid.   There are plenty of reasons to boycott the real thing spreading diabetes. At COP15 the Yes Men targeted Coke for their preposterous "Bottle of Hope" campaign which could only refer to Coke's hope to green-wash their culpability for depleting water tables and poisoning India and contracting to kill labor organizers in Colombia. Coke is a bad habit. 12840

Vandana Shiva visits Boulder, Oct 18

Vandana Shiva will speak at Boulder's Unity Church on Sunday, October 18 at 7pm. Dr. Shiva's speaking tour coincides with World Food Day, October 16. The internationally celebrated physicist and activist is a leading proponent of SLOW FOOD. Among her books, are STOLEN HARVEST and EARTH DEMOCRACY. This event is a fundraiser for KGNU Community Radio. Unity Church is located at 2855 Folsom.

Defying the police death squads

Good news out of Manipur, India. The "fake encounter" of 27-yr-old Chongkham Sanjit, unmasked as an extra-judicial assassination, has prompted massive rioting against the police of the region. Best photo: Indian schoolboys taunt the death squads with slingshots and marbles.

India terror suspect arrested then shot

A photographer in Manipur, India documented the arrest of terror suspect Chongkham Sanjit on July 23, and wound up witness to an execution. The pics are SFW: the death squad ducked their victim into the adjacent pharmacy. A red circle indicates the arrestee, the arrow in the photo below shows which way he is led to be killed. 8402

Peru convicts Fujimori for war crimes even as Sri Lanka slaughters thousands in a similar counter insurgency war against its citizens

The world once sat by and allowed the United States and its Peruvian puppet, Alberto Fujimori to slaughter off tens of thousands of its indigenous citizens. The excuse was that Sendero Luminoso, the oppositional group, was not a nice enough group of people for liberals and Leftists to campaign to stop the slaughter from occurring. Today the whole world sits by, because they don't like the Tamil Tigers, and does the exact same thing of allowing the slaughter to go on. 7303

Kashmir, Israel, India, LeT, and the Mumbai events

Many Indian government figures are beginning to point the blame towards an organization called LeT, or Lashkar-e-Taiba, as being behind the attacks on targets inside Mumbai, India. LeT is an organization of resistance to Indian control over a major portion of Kashmir, where the India government has terrorized the people there for decades now, in one of the longest, bloodiest and nastiest conflicts worldwide, if not the very worst of them. 5644

Somalia and the Pentagon Pirates of the Indian Ocean

It is a clear indication of how iron clad government controlled is the US corporate press that news reporting about Somalia in the last couple of weeks has been centered on the stoning to death of a young girl and 'pirates'. Never mind those millions of starving refugees in the country that the Pentagon has created, it's 'Indiana Jones' time here for the American media! And pirates are always fun to play with! But who are the real pirates off the coast of Somali in the Indian Ocean? Asia Times Online gives us some insight into just that question... NATO reaches into the Indian Ocean 5573

How quiet the US media is about Indian Hindu brutality in Kashmir

Oh Yes, the Western corporate media would have us all believe that they are the grand champions of human rights worldwide, yet how quiet they are when it comes to reporting US and Allied atrocities in places like Kashmir. And when they even mention events in places like Kashmir, their reporting is heavily skewed and hides the reality. 4187

Gandhi and India’s ‘untouchables’

America's Christian liberal pacifists have canonized Gandhi into being one of their Holy Trinity of Christian pacifist Gods. #1 Jesus, #2 Gandhi, #3 Martin Luther King... Almost all of these American pacifists, though, know little to nothing about Gandhi, the Indian subcontinent, or the history of the British Empire that Gandhi supposedly liberated 'his' people from, and these Christian-oriented liberals have an entirely idolized view of the man Gandhi and his life. So as a counter to their hero-God worship, we ask them, Why Do India's 'Untouchables' Hate Gandhi? 3597

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