In 2014 Dr. Sharad Joshi had the support of the BJP in his demand for the abolition of State control over Indian agricultural markets. Yet coming up to three years after his death the BJP has done nothing to bring in the Indian Marshall Plan for agriculture. Indian agriculturists are carrying skulls to Delhi to highlight their plight, but in vain. Unless zero coupon perpetual bonds are issued to cancel all agricultural loans and the State stops interfering in agricultural markets and issues new interest free and repayment free money, there is no way out.
The last Judge of the National Green Tribunal southern bench retired last week. Now there are none. Narendra Modi and Amit Shaw who head the most anti-environment Government and political party India has ever had, must be happy.
Ignoring this morning Friday January 12, 2017 press conference held by Justice Chelameswar the senior most Justice of India after the Chief Justice, along with the next three senior most judges of the Supreme Court, at his home in New Delhi, the Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra continued with business as usual at the Supreme Court.
The Political Economy of Hindu Rashtra is a mix of manic use of State power to line the pockets of the upper castes combined with abject subjection of the State to the globalisation of finance. By this means since 2014 BJP may have achieved its aim of establishing Hindu Rashtra in India and communalising the political discourse for the sheer fun of it.
It was reported in the Hindustan Times today that Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday in Tripura said that “The Muslims in India are also Hindus” and that “Anybody living in India is a Hindu.”
Why is there a gag order on Yogi Adityanath’s hate speech trial in Allahabad? What is the public interest in covering up these crimes? The hate speeches by Yogi Adityanath were the precursor to extra-judicial killings by the Uttar Pradesh Government once he became Chief Minister. Police encounter killings were not only threatened but carried out.
Last month the Power Finance Corporation of India (PFC) issued a so-called green bond in London. It is a 10-year green bond that raised USD 400 million paying a 3.75 percent semi-annual coupon and listed on London Stock Exchange's new International Securities Market (ISM).
On 28 September 2017, the “full money initiative” (The “Vollgeld” referendum) was discussed in the Council of States (Upper House) of the Swiss parliament. The Council rejected the arguments. Nonetheless, the plebiscite will go ahead next year.
In their press briefing of 28 September 2017, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) provides a briefing about their so-called sustainable finance agenda, in which they not once mention the role of the sovereign or sovereign legal tender. One wonders what is wrong with the economists at UNEP. It is hugely disappointing to find that they are simply repeating the propaganda of capitalism instead of coming up with suggestions about how to abolish capitalism and replace it with positive money.
Catalonia has a long tradition of working class anarchism and trade union organisation. Combined with its regional economic strength and a politically literate public the will to self-determination of Catalans has once again pushed economics to the back burner in Europe and brought politics to the fore. In the same way Catalans understand the need for social institutions to change to adapt to man-made climate change, so they recognise how lacking in adaptive capacity the present State institutions in Europe are.
With the BJP government at the centre completely sold on private money creation aka capitalism, it is highly unlikely that Bihar will ever see the Rs. 7636 crore required from the Centre to provide immediate relief to victims of the August 2017 flood catastrophes.
Further to yesterday’s reports in the papers that a symposium was held in Patna about the effects of global warming on Bihar, there are many measures in addition to the one’s suggested by the politicians, or at least the ones reported in the papers, that would improve the people’s ability to cope with the effects, including the one I have been mentioning many times, namely reform of the money system. If politicians really had the interests of Biharis at heart they would not continue with the present money system that causes climate change and jobless growth, in other words, poverty.
A number of important decisions being taken by the Central government are going to have a serious negative impact on the job prospects of Biharis in the coming years.