CC News Letter 24 Sep - Pope Tells World' s Top Arms Dealers To End Arms Trade
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Is UGC Turning Higher Educational Institutions Into Prisons?
By Ambrose Pinto S J
If the recent University Grants Commission (UGC) guidelines for security of educational institutions are followed across the country, one can be sure we will turn institutions of higher education into prisons of slavery and subordination than centres of thought and freedom
Pope Tells World's Top Arms Dealers To End Arms Trade
By David Swanson
"Being at the service of dialogue and peace," he said, "also means being truly determined to minimize and, in the long term, to end the many armed conflicts throughout our world. Here we have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money: money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and to stop the arms trade."
U.S. Special Ops Forces Deployed In 135 Nations
By Nick Turse
2015 Proves to Be Record-Breaking Year for the Military's Secret Military
Freedom For Ali Muhammed Al-Nimr
By Dr. Ludwig Watzal
The Wahhabite dictatorship of Saudi Arabia belongs to the most despicable regimes on the face of the earth. The US Empire and its Western allies are bosom buddies with this brutal regime. At any time, the 21-year-old Ali Muhammed al-Nimr could be beheaded and then publically crucified. What "crime" did Ali al-Nimr commit?
You Call This Progress?
By Tom Murphy
To me, this is all the more reason to raise awareness that we ought not take our future for granted. I believe that the narrative we have elected to believe—that progress is an unstoppable force and ever-accelerating technology will save us—is ironically the very attitude that can bring "progress" crashing down
The West Suppresses Report On Ukraine's Suppression of Journalists
By Eric Zuesse
At a 21 September 2015 meeting of the OSCE (Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe), which is run by the Western powers and which is the leading organization concerning security and cooperation in Europe, a couragous speech against Ukraine's imprisonment and killing of independent journalists was made by Alexey Tarasov, the Chairman of the All-Ukrainian Commission on Human Rights. Nearly halfway through the prepared text of his intended 6-minute summary description of the main cases, his speech was terminated by the Chairperson
Russia's False Hopes
By Paul Craig Roberts
Russia so desperately desires to be part of the disreputable and collapsing West that Russia is losing its grip on reality. Despite hard lesson piled upon hard lesson, Russia cannot give up its hope of being acceptable to the West. The only way Russia can be acceptable to the West is to accept vassal status
The "Polar" Bear Hug
By Mohammad Ashraf
The "Bear Hug" between PDP and BJP which resulted in a coalition government in J & K seems to have become one sided with the South Polar Bear from Delhi mauling the Northern one right, left and centre!
Burhan Muzaffar Wani- The Robin Hood of Kashmir
By Imran Khan
To bring Burhans of Kashmir back to their homes and not let the phenomenon to get cyclic, there is the need of conflict resolution and empowering people, (particularly youth) by strengthening democratic institutions, providing political space, justice and equality and most importantly letting the people to live with dignity and honour
Kashmir's Unidentified Gunman
By Iqbal Sonaullah
When I look back and remember some people killed by the brave-unidentified gunman, I wonder why this unidentified person hasn't ever been powerful enough to hit the henchman. Are these commandments only meant for weak and defenseless? Not every unidentified killing has been genuine. Some such killings occur due to sheer confusion, some because of personal animosity, some because of the arrogance of power. Some, of course, because of one's disloyalty towards a particular political idea. A dead body, unfortunately, cannot prove its innocence