Reflections on Events in Afghanistan-29

22 October, 2021 — Indian Punchline

by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

Taliban government’s deputy prime minister Abdul Salam Hanafi (C) and Acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi (R) arrive in Moscow to attend international talks on Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2021 29.

Taliban is the winner at Moscow conference The Moscow meeting of ten regional states and the Taliban officials on Wednesday has produced an outcome that by far exceeds expectations. The salience of the consensus opinion is four-fold, as reflected in the joint statement issued after the event:

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Democracy: The Government’s Dangerous Elections Bill Just Got Worse

27 October 2021 — True Publica

Democracy: The Government’s Dangerous Elections Bill Just Got Worse

By Josiah Mortimer: Proposals sneaked out during the reshuffle last month represent a big step backwards for voter choice and democracy in England and Wales.

The plans, revealed exclusively in the PM’s former employer, the Telegraph, would see the current preference-based Supplementary Vote method used to elect Mayors and Police and Crime Commissioners removed and First Past the Post imposed.
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We demand real zero, not net zero!

26 October 2021 — Climate & Capitalism

Greenhouse Gases

Net zero emissions and other false solutions allow polluters to continue polluting

Declaration adopted by the Oilwatch International Global Gathering in Nigeria, October 19-21.

Oilwatch International network members, community representatives from oil regions, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), the academia and the media met in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State, Nigeria, between 19–21 of October 2021, physically and virtually, for the maiden edition of the Oilwatch International Global Gathering.

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