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UPRISING IN TIBET

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The high-altitude Himalayan plateau associated in popular memory with meditation and Buddhist serenity, has been the scene of periodic strife ever since it was seized militarily by China in 1951.
China’s government regards Tibet as an integral part of China and is sensitive to expressions of support from Tibet’s former ruler, the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in 1959, after a failed uprising against Chinese rule. Continue reading

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Is Wal-Mart Good for Asia?

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Source: Far Eastern Economic Review                           Edited: Ac. Krtashivananda Wal-Mart Stores Inc., headquartered in rural Bentonville, Arkansas (population 29,000), is the world’s largest corporation, with annual revenues approaching the $350 billion range. Wal-Mart’s revenues are larger than the combined GDPs of Hong Kong and Malaysia. Wal-Mart imported about $27 billion in merchandise from China last year—about the same as did Singapore. What began 45 years ago when hillbilly entrepreneur Sam Walton launched a no-frills mom-and-pop discount … Continue reading

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A Planetary Alternative to the Global Economy

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By David C. Korten, The People-Centered Development Forum The Global Capitalist Economy Inequality and injustice are not accidental outcomes of global capitalism, they are its defining characteristics. In a capitalist regime, money is embraced as the measure of all value. The maximization of returns to financial capital becomes society’s defining goal. Competition, individualism, and materialism are nurtured as favoured cultural norms. Stock prices and gross domestic product (GDP) are the accepted measures of progress and … Continue reading

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Spain Facing Downturn

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by Ac. Krtashivananda Unemployment in the eurozone hit 11.1% in May while the downturn in its manufacturing sector continued, according to official statistics. A total of 17.56m people are now out of work marking the highest level since records began in 1995, according to EU statistics body Eurostat. Meanwhile, the manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), compiled by Markit, was stuck at 45.1 in June. Any reading below 50 indicates contraction. The data compounds the gloomy outlook … Continue reading

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Spain, Debt and Sovereigninty

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By George Friedman  Eurozone countries on June 9 agreed to lend Spain up to 100 billion euros ($125 billion) to stabilize the Spanish banking system. Because the bailout dealt with Spain’s financial sector directly rather than involving the country’s sovereign debt, Madrid did not face the kind of demands for more onerous austerity measures in exchange for the loan that have led to political instability in countries such as Greece. There are two important aspects … Continue reading

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THE HOULA MASSACRE: Another systematic Western media manipulation

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The appalling massacre of 108 people, including 49 children, in Houla, Syria, dominated the Independent on Sunday’s latest front cover. Above a few short lines of commentary the banner headline read: ‘SYRIA: THE WORLD LOOKS THE OTHER WAY. WILL YOU?’ The text beneath observed: ‘There is, of course, supposed to be a ceasefire, which the brutal Assad regime simply ignores. And the international community? It just averts its gaze. Will you do the same? Or will … Continue reading

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Women’s liberation struggle in Chinese Society

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by Ac. Krtashivananda.
The three bonds of Confucianism – namely obedience to the ruler by his subjects, to the father by his sons and daughters, and to the husband by his wife were ultimately challenged both by men and women in the course of time, especially through the feminist movement.
The Taiping rebellion, which lasted from 1850 to 1864, was supposedly one of the world’s worst civil wars. This revolt arose in the southern provinces of China, where people were suffering from agrarian distress, unemployment and inflation. Continue reading

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Tibet is Under Siege

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by Ac. Krtashivananda Suppression of freedom, torture, arrest and even force sterilisation of young women is a common policy in Chinese occupied Tibet Due to infiltration policy of Chinese Govt, in half of the Tibet Chinese have out numbered the Tibetans. Still protests in Tibet continues after 62 years of occupation. Tsampa revolution’ gathers pace Tibetans continue to defy Chinese rule, with acts of resistance taking place daily, including at Bora monastery, which was placed under seige in March … Continue reading

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U.N. Draft resolution on Syria is Western conspiracy to distabilise the country

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The U.N Resolution calls for withdrawal of Syrian forces who are fighting against the mercenaries  under the patronage of U.S and its puppet regimes. ‘They wanted us to destabilize the Middle East, turn it upside down, make it under our control.’ Wesley Clerk – Former NATO Chief On February 4,2012, Western politicians and  journalists responded with outrage to the Russian and Chinese vetoing of a UN security council resolution calling for Syrian president Bashar Assad   to … Continue reading

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Women’s Liberation Struggle in Western Society

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Feminism in western society, was born in the background of Renaissance. When in society a suppressed feeling tries to express itself to release its suffering, it finds its vitality with an uncontrolled momentum. A revolution in the inner sphere of society takes place. Naturally it has its childhood, adolescence, maturity etc. In early phase it started with the symbolic protest to break the institutions, to deny everything that is imposed by man, in their fantasy they created a world of their own – isolated and without a direction. Continue reading

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American double standard On Nuclear Question between Iran and Israel

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The West raised an alarm that Iran is secretly trying to build nuclear weapons in violation of its obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, though Iran itself has declared it in a letter to IAEA on 21st Nov.
Meanwhile, the six countries that abstained from today’s vote were Afghanistan, Brazil, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa, and Turkey.
Those who voted against the censure measure – Venezuela, Malaysia, and Cuba – are all developing countries in a bloc with Iran. They called the resolution provocative and counterproductive. Iranian officials say the IAEA resolution will undermine its relations with the UN nuclear watchdog. Continue reading

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Durban Climate: A Death Sentence for Africa

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by Ac. Krtashivananda The Durban Climate Deal And Eight Corporate Media Unmentionables The UN climate summit in Durban, South Africa, ended with one of those marathon all-night negotiations that the media love so much. The outcome was a commitment to talk about a legally-binding deal to cut carbon emissions – by both developed and developing countries – that would be agreed by 2015 and come into effect by 2020. It was about as torturous and … Continue reading

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