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Reply to comment by !deleted31767 in India says it accidentally fired missile into Pakistan by monday
Don't you just hate it when you're oiling down your cruise missile and hit the launch button by accident? If I had a nickel for everytime I accidentally bombed a country...
The fall of a puppet regime.
Very wild to see people of any gender in the streets with RPGs and belt-fed machine guns.
I hope they don't have to use them.
Colonialism is just armed robbery but bigger.
Colonialism is truly the greatest fuking scam of all time.
"It was a scam – theft on a grand scale. Yet most Indians were unaware of what was going on because the agent who collected the taxes was not the same as the one who showed up to buy their goods. Had it been the same person, they surely would have smelled a rat." Just literally sanctioned and violently enforced grifting.
Not being in/from the UK, to hear that the narrative of their fuckery in India is "well, actually, we LOST money," and that somehow justifies it is beyond absurd. Even if it were true, subjecting ppl to colonial rule isn't overridden by being shitty at managing your economy. Like, to think that the most face-saving narrative they can spin is that they were not only violently repressive, but also bad at money they invented? Goddamm...
Reply to Why vegetarian states love the BJP but non-vegetarian states prefer their own parties (India) by An_Old_Big_Tree
All the Brics countries are full of fascist driven ideology in their politics.
And even If I support a vegan diet (as myself transitioning to a full vegan Life) I cant stand this approach of issuin a ban on meat consumption
masque wrote (edited )
Reply to comment by sadie_killer in How Britain tried to 'erase' India's third gender by An_Old_Big_Tree
The quoted Dr. Hinchy seems to use both terms at times, and she mentions that the law "was used to police a diverse range of gender non-confirming people," so perhaps she was making a distinction between "eunuchs" as defined by law vs. hijra as a specific group. But even if Dr. Hinchy is making such a distinction, it's not clarified anywhere in the article and the author of the article doesn't seem to care.
Reply to comment by masque in How Britain tried to 'erase' India's third gender by An_Old_Big_Tree
wow, you weren't joking. i didn't think i would be particularly affected by the term, but that was relentless, i couldn't even get very far into the article.
i don't know much about traditional third genders, but checking wikipedia shows that while a very technical, insensitive read of the definition applies more than i expected, it also says:
In a series of meetings convened between October 2013 and Jan 2014 by the transgender experts committee of India's Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, hijra and other trans activists asked that the term "eunuch" be discontinued from usage in government documents, as it is not a term with which the communities identify.
anyway, in my opinion this is standard practice for the bbc. they're providing information that reflects negatively on the british empire, so they have to make sure they reproduce any harm that may otherwise be slightly reduced through the acknowledgement of the past.
i don't know if finishing the article would change my assessment, but i doubt it.
masque wrote (edited )
Is it just me, or is it weird that the article repeatedly uses the broad term "eunuch" despite referring to a specific cultural category/context where a more specific term (hijra) exists?
n_n OP wrote (edited )
Reply to comment by seeker021 in Government air raids in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province have killed at least seven civilians, including three children, triggering protests from local residents. by n_n
Sunday 26 at dinnertime. According to AIHRC, since March 2019, at least 54 civilians have been killed in the northern regions,
Reply to Government air raids in Afghanistan's northern Balkh province have killed at least seven civilians, including three children, triggering protests from local residents. by n_n
When did this happen? Can you tell me the day and ~time?
End the war, and use the money spent on missiles and bombs to ensure the financial security of the refugees. This is the only justifiable choice for the USA to make, and yet not one of the candidates for president of USA will even speak this, let alone do it.
The farthest left candidate, Bernard Sanders, voted for the war.
An_Old_Big_Tree OP wrote
Reply to Sparked by police violence in Delhi's Jamia University, students across India erupt in protest by An_Old_Big_Tree
The stuff I've been hearing about this is disturbing.
I practiced Islam for years, and can attest I was targetted in some of the ways identified in this piece at the masjid by south asian muslims. I didn't even know it was a thing until that period of my life.
n_n OP wrote
Reply to Pakistan: Protests held in Kasur over murder of 3 minor boys, suspected sexual assault; 2 policemen suspended by n_n
Another boy was abducted a day after the protest, and top Punjab police officers were removed.
Add in there that in the Israelization of India, the Muslim minority is the target. In 2002 in the state of Gujarat, where Modi was then Chief Minister, he orchestrated a pogrom against Muslims that killed more than 1000 innocent people and destroyed entire neighborhoods. In the state of Assam today, hundreds of thousands of Muslims are having their citizenship taken away simply because the borders moved following Partition in 1947. These leaves all the Muslims in Assam as suspicious, leading extremely precarious lives. And now there is Kashmir and the wholesale slaughter and mass imprisonment of Muslims.
India is a living nightmare for its 170 million Muslims - the second largest Muslim population in the world...
An_Old_Big_Tree OP wrote
Via Azad Essa. The main points:
A right wing group called the RSS is formed in 1920s. It looks to Hitler and Nazism as its inspiration in 1930s.
A member of the RSS assassinates Gandhi in 1948 and RSS is banned (again)
India votes at the UN for Zionism as racism in 1975.
Modi, a member of the RSS, visits Israel in 2006.
Modi becomes PM of India in 2014 and calls Israel and India kindred spirits.
Modi looks at Israel as example on how to treat minorities, build a supremacist state and annex territory.
Today, India wants to be Israel.
Reply to Floods kill dozens and displace millions in India by Pop
POC-dominanted countries are already feeling much greater problems from climate change, than white-dominanted countries. Guess who's making most of the pollutants?
It's debilitating how humans treat minority groups, seemingly everywhere in the world.
Reply to Grandmother of the jungle: This Kerala tribal woman can prepare 500 medicines from memory by An_Old_Big_Tree
Reply to Bangladesh is moving 100,000 Rohingya refugees to a cyclone-prone island made of silt by n_n
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Reply to How a band of activists helped bring down Sri Lanka's government by fortmis