BRICS: Weakening US Hegemony, Reshaping the Global Economy?

3 September 2017 — Global Research

In light of the ninth BRICS summit which will be held in Xiamen, China on September 4 and 5, Global Research brings to your attention some articles on the framework and roadmap of the BRICS partnership. 

Will the US empire break the on-going strategic relations between the concerned countries? Or will the BRICS partnership weaken US hegemony and lead the world into a peaceful economic development?

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Examining India’s Demonetization: Social Impact, US Backing and Global Implications: Selected Articles

8 January 2017 — Global Research

  modiIndia’s “War on Cash”: The Demonetization Blitzkrieg. The “Ice Nine” Solution

By Sridhar Chakravarthi Raman, December 11 2016

The demonetization blitzkrieg of the NDA government was served to the unsuspecting Indian public as a moral crusade to destroy the twin evils of black money and counterfeit notes. But as the days went by the stated objects of the demonetization fell apart and the government did a series of embarrassing flip flops to put forth the view that the object was to usher in a cashless society where the digitally baptized citizens would swipe their plastic cards and waft to and fro in digital wallets with consummate ease. If the overt objectives of the demonetization, i.e eradication of black money and counterfeit notes were indeed laughable, then other concerns about its covert objectives gave rise to legitimate concerns. What then is the hidden agenda of the demonetization exercise?

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Kodaikanal: Unilever relents and agrees to clean up its mess

9 March 2016 — 38 Degrees

Unilever, a huge global corporation that makes billions of pounds in profit, have just buckled under the pressure of ordinary people. [1] That’s right: you and thousands of others have forced this corporate giant – the owner of PG Tips, Marmite, Dove and more – to clean up their mess.

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Tell Unilever to pay up!

13 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

I’ve got an important meeting tomorrow with UK company Unilever – and I need your help to make sure it has an impact.

38 Degrees members have been piling on the pressure for Unilever to fix the mess left by their factory’s deadly mercury spill in India. [1] Unilever’s mercury spill has ruined lives and poisoned the local environment – it’s their responsibility to put it right. [2]

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Unilever’s Toxic Mercury Spill in India: Tweet the CEO

7 August 2015 — 38 Degrees

It’s working! After thousands of 38 Degrees members contacted Unilever about their devastating toxic mercury spill in India, the company’s CEO just tweeted that he is ‘Determined to solve fast.’ [1] We’re making him feel the heat in public.

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India: Selling Out To Monsanto. GMOs and the Bigger Picture By Colin Todhunter

8 August 2014 — Global Research

On 15 August, India will mark its 67th anniversary of independence from Britain. It may seem strange to some that a nation would publicly celebrate its independence while at the same time it less publicly cedes it to outsiders. The gleaming façade of flags and fly-pasts will belie the fact that national security and independence do not depend on military might and patriotic speeches. Eye-catching celebrations will take place in Delhi and much of the media will mouth platitudes about the strength of the nation and its independence. The reality is, however, an ongoing, concerted attempt to undermine and destroy the very foundation and security of the country.

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Anatomy of India’s General Election (II) Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

20 May 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Part I

Modi and the road not taken

There are two competing narratives regarding what to expect from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. His acolytes keep switching between overlapping descriptions of him to convey their adoration of their idol – Loha Purush (Iron Man) and Vikas Purush (Development Man). 

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Anatomy of India’s General Election (I) By Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR

19 May 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A neo-Gaullist storms Delhi darbar

The stunning victory of the right-wing Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party [BJP] in the recently-concluded general election in India needs to be understood from three perspectives – first, the sheer dimensions of the victory; second, its meaning; and, third, what it portends for India’s political economy in the coming five-year period in terms of national policies…

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India elects the BJP: Stories

18 May 2014 — Countercurrents

No! Indians Don’t Vote Intelligently  By Trevor Selvam
http://www.countercurrents.org/selvam180514.htm
Unkind? No, not all. Unsparing? No, not for now. Because, you just cannot wake up to the fascist menace in the last few months before the elections. Just last week, you were saying, the “tide is turning.” “It won’t be a wave, it won’t be a sweep.” You were not duped. You were navel gazing and bickering amongst yourselves, for quite a few years. You fooled yourself. Why? Because you were disconnected. You were out of sync Continue reading

War, Economic Catastrophe and Environmental Degradation. Under the Guise of Progress and Development By Colin Todhunter

27 April 2014 — Global Research

Indian finance minister P.Chidambaram once claimed that his government’s policies were pro growth and pro equity (1). He talked of alleviating poverty in India ‘in our lifetime’ by implementing the type of development policies currently being pursued. The minister envisages 85 percent of India’s population eventually living in well-planned cities with proper access to water, health, electricity, education, etc. Based on today’s population size, which is set to continue to rise, that would mean at least 600 million moving to cities. He stated that urbanisation constitutes ‘natural progress’.
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