India Is Back To A Time Before The Bhopal Gas Tragedy

by M Rajshekhar

Bengaluru: Around 2 am, we were woken up by what people are now saying was Styrene gas. Since it is summer, we had left the windows open. Our skin started to burn and eyes began to water. We couldn’t breathe. We tried to leave the house but the gas was everywhere, like the winter fog. We could not see anything clearly, could not understand what was happening. People started falling down while walking on the streets. Children and elderly people were just falling unconscious.”

Mandatory Mask Wearing Gaining Ground In U.S. West Despite Conservative Opposition

by Peter Mertz

DENVER, July 19 (NNN-AGENCIES) – With COVID-19 cases spiking nationwide, corporate America pushed political leaders towards mandating mask wearing this week, while vocal conservatives protested their loss of civil liberties in their opposition.

The corporate avalanche mandating mask wearing began last Wednesday, with mega-retailer Walmart’s announcement, followed by grocer giant Fred Meyer, Kohl’s, Best Buy, and Starbucks.

Egypt: a state serving the military

by Maged Mandour

On 23 June, the prominent Human Rights activists Sanaa Seif, was abducted in front of the State Prosecutor’s office in Cairo, by plain clothed police officers.

Seif was there to report a violent assault she suffered the night before, as she was camped out in front of Tora prison with her mother and sister, in protest. They were attempting to receive a letter from her brother Alaa Abd El-Fattah, a prominent blogger, who is being held in prison since September 2019.

Afghan Bounty Scandal Comes at Suspiciously Important Time for US Military Industrial Complex

By Alan Macleod

ased on anonymous intelligence sources, The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal released bombshell reports alleging that Russia is paying the Taliban bounties for every U.S. soldier they can kill.

The families paying the price for the war in Afghanistan

by Jessica Purkiss

The stone compounds in which many Afghans live are a whirl of skinny arms and legs. Children run between the clustered homes of their aunts, their uncles, their parents. Afghanistan has one of the youngest populations in the world – more than 40 percent of people are under 15.

But childhood in Afghanistan is punctuated by war. With alarming frequency, that war is arriving at their homes. The consequences are often terrible.

Does Martin Luther King’s ‘dream’ or Malcolm X’s ‘nightmare’ await America?

by Dr Amira Abo el-Fetouh

08 June 2020; MEMO: Two weeks have passed since the murder of George Floyd, who was suffocated under the knee of a white policeman in Minneapolis. Protests still sweep cities across the US, despite the imposition of curfews.

Indian SC Justice Deepak Gupta, Spoke Against Misuse Of Sedition Law, Demits Office

By AW Siddiqui

Indian Supreme Court judge, Justice Deepak Gupta retired on Wednesday.  Justice Gupta became the first Supreme Court judge to get a “virtual” send off organised by the Supreme Court Bar Association through “Zoom party” to bid him farewell during COVID19 lockdown.

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