Latin America and the Global South, however, occupy a central role because of its resource wealth, which is the object of the desire and greed of “green capitalism”. This “second wave” of progressivism emerges in a scenario of less than favorable external and internal forces. Even without the support of the Bolsonaro government, what will be the behavior of the extreme right in Latin America, since it is highly internationalized, ideologically and financially? The progressive processes in Latin America are often personified in the trajectory of their leaders. What the Latin American progressive “first” and “second wave” have in common is the conviction that in this scenario of geopolitical dispute and global economic crisis, there are no individual ways out.
The men had allegedly been hired by Mollywood actor Dileep, who had also co-starred with Menon in half a dozen movies. Three months after the assault, a small group of women in Kerala state banded together to combat gender inequality and abuse in the film industry, forming the Women in Cinema Collective (WCC). The WCC was one of the first formally registered women's collective in the Indian film industry. Despite its derogatory connotation, women in the film industry have embraced the term to reclaim power. According to WCC member Madathil, before the collective was set up, women worked in very isolated and often unsafe environments.4 months ago NewsClick
Indeed, earlier in November, he had asserted that the Republicans in the House would resist unlimited and unjustified financial aid to Ukraine. Under immense pressure from Biden, Germany and France caved in last week to provide Ukraine with Infantry Fighting Vehicles. This would rewrite international boundaries in a way that we have not seen since World War II. Indeed, on Saturday, Pentagon announced the Biden Administration’s single biggest security assistance package for Ukraine so far from the Presidential Drawdown. Biden’s call to Scholz on Friday shows the angst in his mind, too.2 months ago NewsClick
Countries began shuttering nuclear reactors and abandoned plans for new nuclear power plants. Westinghouse is supposed to supply India with six AP-1000 nuclear reactors under the 2008 India-United States Civil Nuclear Agreement. Germany’s Siemens, a prominent nuclear power name, also withdrew from the nuclear industry as the country decided to close its nuclear power plants after Fukushima. Sellafield presents the classic conundrum of the nuclear energy industry where countries embraced nuclear energy rapidly but are wrestling with nuclear waste, a by-product of that process. Besides, the risk of geopolitical disasters at nuclear power plants can no longer be ignored, as when Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant was caught in the cross-hairs of the war in 2022.2 months ago NewsClick
In essence, it was a regime of technology denial to any country the United States considered an “enemy”, with its allies dittoing then as now what the United States dictates. The real threat comes from falling out with the United States sanctions regime and its interpretation that American laws supersede international law, including WTO rules! With the OPEC countries no longer obeying its diktats, the United States has lost control of the global energy market. So why has the United States started a chip war against China when its ability to win is limited? If the Thucydides Trap between China and the United States restricts itself to only an economic war—the chip war—we should consider ourselves lucky.5 months ago NewsClick
Rio de Janerio: Brazil´s President-elect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva announced on Thursday that Amazon activist Marina Silva will be the country´s next minister of environment. That stems from her time as environment minister during most of Lula's prior presidency, from 2003 to 2010. Lula also named Sonia Guajajara, an Indigenous woman, as Brazil's first minister of Indigenous peoples, and Carlos Fávaro, a soybean producer, as agriculture minister. As environment minister, Silva would be charged with carrying out much of that agenda. As anticipated, Lula picked Amazon activist Marina Silva as his environment minister.2 months ago NewsClick
The socialist leader was suffering from kidney-related issues for a long time and regularly underwent dialysis. He was a minister in the V P Singh government in 1989 and his backing to Lalu Prasad Yadav was seen important to the latter becoming Bihar's chief minister in 1990 for the first time. While Sharad Yadav was born in Madhya Pradesh and began his political career from there, Bihar became his 'karma bhoomi'. He and Lalu Prasad Yadav locked horns in Lok Sabha polls and his win over the Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo in 1999 was a high point of his career. He was instrumental in Kumar's alliance with arch rival Lalu Prasad as they joined hands to decimate BJP in the 2015 Assembly polls in Bihar.2 months ago NewsClick
Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, has claimed in an article published on Substack on Wednesday, February 8, that the blasts that decommissioned the Nord Stream pipelines in September were executed by the US under orders from President Joe Biden. Two pipelines of Nord Stream 1 had been operational for over a decade, supplying billions of dollars of gas to Germany and other Western European countries. Two pipelines of Nord Stream 2 were yet to be operationalized. Of the four Nord Stream pipelines, the blasts destroyed three. Confirms Russian claimsFollowing the blasts in September last year, Russia had pointed out that the US was the direct beneficiary of the destruction of Nord Stream.1 month ago NewsClick