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CounterCurrents Update 14 November, 2009 – Huge Rise In Birth Defects In Falluja

In Solidarity

Huge Rise In Birth Defects In Falluja
By Martin Chulov

Falluja: Doctors in Iraq’s war-ravaged enclave of Falluja are dealing with up to 15 times as many chronic deformities in infants and a spike in early life cancers that may be linked to toxic materials left over from the fighting

Biggest Land Grab After Columbus
By Devinder Sharma

The Tata’s plan to set up a Rs 19,500 crore steel plant in Bedanji, a remote rural expanse in Bastar in Chhatisgarh,India, for which ten villages have to be emtied

U.S Army Sends Infant To Protective Services,
Mom To Afghanistan
By Dahr Jamail

U.S. Army Specialist Alexis Hutchinson, a single mother, is being threatened with a military court-martial if she does not agree to deploy to Afghanistan, despite having been told she would be granted extra time to find someone to care for her 11-month-old son while she is overseas

The Fallacy Of Alternative Energy
By Peter Goodchild

To say that the coming centuries will be a challenge would be an enormous understatement. Perhaps in a future scriptorium, when the facts and legends about the present era are being scratched onto parchment, there will be a chance to reflect on the foolishness of spending time on electric toys and magic tricks, when so much of more practical value could have been done to mitigate the ravages of famine, plague, and war

When RTI Makes Life Miserable
By Gladson Dungdung

The latest stories of Dhanbad and Bokaro districts of Jharkhand suggests that how the people have internalized ‘corruption’ as part of their culture

Invading The Secular Space
By Ram Puniyani

A new Hindu religiosity is getting deeply rooted in everyday life, in public and private spheres. The distinction between private and public sphere is getting eroded as the case of Sai Baba in Maharashtra Chief Ministers official bungalow shows. Hindu rituals and symbols are becoming part of state functions; Hinduism de facto is becoming state religion

Understanding Existential Castes
Through Atrocity Metrics
By Anand Teltumbde

Brief of the paper “Understanding Existential Castes through Atrocity Metrics” presented at the seminar Caste in Contemporary India, Columbia University on 16 October 2009

Contempt? But Critic Is A Friend Of The Court
By Sandeep Jalan

Whereas Senior Advocate of Supreme Court Prashant Bhushan is served with the notice of Contempt of the Supreme Court when he had given interview to Tehalka magazine over misconduct of a Supreme Court Judge, I take this as a opportunity to express my thought on the subject

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