Category Archives: Racial Conflict

India: Narendra Modi stokes divisions in the world’s biggest democracy – The Economist

India’s 200m Muslims fear the prime minister is building a Hindu state

Narendra Modi

Leaders- Jan 23rd 2020 edition – Jan 23rd 2020 – The Economist

Last month India changed the law to make it easier for adherents of all the subcontinent’s religions, except Islam, to acquire citizenship. At the same time, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (bjp) wants to compile a register of all India’s 1.3bn citizens, as a means to hunt down illegal immigrants (see Briefing). Those sound like technicalities, but many of the country’s 200m Muslims do not have the papers to prove they are Indian, so they risk being made stateless. Ominously, the government has ordered the building of camps to detain those caught in the net.        Continue reading

Reducing Fire, and Cutting Carbon Emissions, the Aboriginal Way – Thomas Fuller | The New York Times

Thomas Fuller | The New York Times

As blazes rage in southern Australia, Indigenous fire-prevention techniques that have sharply cut destructive bushfires in the north are drawing new attention.

COOINDA, Australia — At a time when vast tracts of Australia are burning, Violet Lawson is never far from a match. 

In the woodlands surrounding her home in the far north of the country, she lights hundreds of small fires a year — literally fighting fire with fire. These traditional Aboriginal practices, which reduce the undergrowth that can fuel bigger blazes, are attracting new attention as Australia endures disaster and confronts a fiery future.                  Continue reading

Food, Migration, and Diversity: Short Story: Call for Papers – June 24-27. 2020

Food, Migration, and Diversity

The Many Flavors of the Short Story

24 – 27 June 2020 – University of Calabria, Rende, ITALY.

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline extended: February 1st 2020

The 16th International Conference on the Short Story in English will take place from June 24-27, 2020 at the University of Calabria, Rende, Italy with the theme: “Food, Migration, Diversity: The Many Flavors of the Short Story.

In This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s Manifesto (2019), Suketu Mehta states that wherever there are immigrants, there are stories to give voice to their feelings of displacement and belonging through memory and acts of resilience. Their lives are indeed floating narratives that become a powerful symbol of the fluidity and vulnerability of our contemporary world.            Continue reading

Brazilian tribes back manifesto to save Amazon habitat from President Bolsonaro

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Indigenous leader Cacique Raoni of Kayapo tribe delivers a speech during a four-day pow wow in Piaracu village, in Xingu Indigenous Park, near Sao Jose do Xingu, Mato Grosso state, Brazil, January 17, 2020. REUTERS

XINGU INDIGENOUS PARK, Brazil, (Reuters) – Leaders of native tribes in Brazil issued a rallying call to protect the Amazon rainforest and its indigenous people from what they called the “genocide, ethnocide and ecocide” planned by the country’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.            Continue reading

U.K.: The American beauty and the British prince are right to want their own fairy tale – By Mohamed Hamaludin

— By MOHAMED HAMALUDIN

A beautiful American actress falls in love with a British prince and he with her. They marry and she becomes a duchess. They have a son and live happily ever after.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

NOT…….

That is how the story is supposed to end but this is not the typical fairy tale couple. Meghan Markle is part African American and part white and her relationship with Prince Harry has been beset by racism from the beginning. The duchess and her prince have now decided to find their own happily ever after.

Friends introduced Markle, a divorcee and star of the hit television show “Suits,” to Harry, Duke of Sussex and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, in London, in July 2016. They dated in secret for three months, then became engaged and a statement said the queen and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh “wish them every happiness.”        Continue reading

See how the media reports on Harry and Meghan compared to William and Kate.

Here Are 20 Headlines Comparing Meghan Markle To Kate Middleton That May Show Why She And Prince Harry Are Cutting Off Royal Reporters

Over the years, Meghan has been shamed for the same things for which her sister-in-law, Kate, has been praised.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (aka Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) didn’t just shockingly “step back” as senior members of the royal family this week — they gave the UK media a big “fuck-you” for years of what they said was biased and unfair coverage.

The couple’s new website on breaking up with years of royal protocol laid out — among a lot of other things — their media strategy, stating that they will no longer participate in the traditional royal press system that grants exclusive access to a select group of UK outlets.

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Britain trouble on the double  – First Brexit  now Megxit – By Yvonne Sam

  –By Yvonne Sam:

Did Harry’s announcement to the British nation take his mental illness into consideration?

Once upon a short time ago, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were lauded as the breath of fresh air that the British monarchy needed to become more inclusive and modern. Let us fast forward to the point where on January 8, the couple stunned the nation, the world and disconcerted the Royals by announcing on Instagram that they were all but divorcing “The Firm” (a term for Royal family) and planning to split their time between Britain and North America.

Harry and Meghan

The two met on a blind date when Harry was in Canada promoting the Invictus Games and began dating in July 2016. Immediately the British tabloids started a sensationalized coverage of Meghan the Royal family Markle, an actress best known for her role as Rachel Zane in the American legal drama Suits, daughter of a white mother and a Black father. They referred to her as Prince Harry’s saucy divorcee, further alleging that she had engaged in raunchy snaps, and might still have been dating an ex-boyfriend at the time she met Harry.              Continue reading

Guyana in 2050: Old Dhanpaul’s Dream! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Guyana in 2050: – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Old Dhanpaul had a dream. He assembled the brethren at Cuffy Square, in Georgetown.

“Comrades, I had a dream. Why are we the biggest racists at election time? By 2050, our country, Guyana, will be taken over by a foreign clan. It will be done legally and legitimately. This is how it will happen: There will be a large influx of foreigners with second Guyanese passports. Some will inter-marry with Guyanese and will become naturalized as citizens.

These two classes will form their own political parties that will outnumber the ethnic or indigenous Guyanese. They will win the elections and take over the country. It’s that simple. The children, born from inter-marriages, will not be loyal to Guyana, but to other countries. The textbooks, schools, and universities will teach this to them.

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Guyana: The African-Guyanese woman many Indians wrongly dislike – By Freddie Kissoon

Guyana Politics: Charrandass Persaud endorses PPP’s Irfaan Ali for presidency

Charrandass Persaud (Keno George photo)

Charrandass Persaud,  the former government parliamentarian who voted for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion to remove the David Granger-led administration, has one year later openly endorsed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali.

“I am telling you now that I will support Irfaan in his bid for President of the Republic of Guyana in this 2020 March 2nd general election and I know that I will make a valuable contribution to his team, to his party and to himself. I also know that Irfaan will do wonderful things for us as Guyanese,” said Persaud in a Facebook video.    Continue reading

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