Daily Archives: August 7, 2019

Civil Rights Groups Rally Against Gun Violence and White Supremacy at White House

Image Credit: Twitter: @civilrightsorg

Aug 07, 2019

Protests also took place outside the White House Tuesday, as activists and civil rights groups gathered to call for action against white supremacy and gun violence. Leaders from the NAACP, Planned Parenthood, Voto Latino, Brady, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and many other groups called out legislative inaction and President Trump’s hateful rhetoric. This is Vanita Gupta, head of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and former head of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Vanita Gupta: “Words of hate beget acts of hate, and policies of violence beget acts of violence. The massacre in El Paso targeting the Latino community did not happen in isolation. Follow the evidence: racist rhetoric, Charlottesville, the citizenship question on the census, family separation, the detainment of American citizens, the attack on women of color members of Congress, talking about immigrants as subhuman. We can’t ignore the impact of the president’s racist rhetoric and policies, because white supremacists don’t. They name Trump in their attacks and cite him in their hate manifestos.”

Inglorious Empire: what the British did to India: Shashi Tharoor

In the eighteenth century, India’s share of the world economy was as large as Europe’s. By 1947, after two centuries of British rule, it had decreased six-fold. Beyond conquest and deception, the Empire blew rebels from cannon, massacred unarmed protesters, entrenched institutionalised racism, and caused millions to die from starvation.

British imperialism justified itself as enlightened despotism for the benefit of the governed, but Shashi Tharoor takes on and demolishes this position, demonstrating how every supposed imperial “gift”―from the railways to the rule of law―was designed in Britain’s interests alone. He goes on to show how Britain’s Industrial Revolution was founded on India’s deindustrialization and the destruction of its textile industry. In this bold and incisive reassessment of colonialism, Tharoor exposes to devastating effect the inglorious reality of Britain’s stained Indian legacy.

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Shashi Tharoor argues why British Rule destroyed India, North Korea & Liberalism

Ham Farris
Published on Sep 10, 2017

Shashi Tharoor was present on the Q & A Australian show. Here are his highlights. 0:00 – Shashi Tharoor on Loots of the British Empire and how that affected India 10:08 – Shashi Tharoor on Homosexuality and Trans-gender rights in India 7:56 – Shashi Tharoor on rise of the Right and the backlash against Liberlism 11:50 – Shashi Tharoor on North Korea and Kim Jon Un Link: http://indianexpress.com/article/tren…

Coronation Of The 69th Oba of Great Benin 1st – 2nd Milennium

Edo Nation Satelite
Published on May 16, 2016

The Coronation Of The 69th Oba of Great Benin 1st – 2nd Milennium in Edo Language ( Part 1 )- read more on the kings and history of Great

Edo Nation Satelite
Published on May 15, 2016

The Coronation Of The 69th Oba of Great Benin 1st – 2nd Milennium in Edo Language

(Part 1)- read more on the kings and history of Great Benin at
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Understanding the rise of China | Martin Jacques


Published on Jan 24, 2011

http://www.ted.com Speaking at a TED Salon in London, economist Martin Jacques asks: How do we in the West make sense of China and its phenomenal rise? The author of “When China Rules the World,” he examines why the West often puzzles over the growing power of the Chinese economy, and offers three building blocks for understanding what China is and will become.

The Point: China warns the U.S. of tariff ‘countermeasures’

Published on Aug 7, 2019

In a dramatic escalation of the China-U.S. trade war, the U.S. president has announced his intention to put additional tariffs on all Chinese goods entering the U.S. What inspired Trump to take this step? Guests: Wang Huiyao, president of the Center for China and Globalization; Harvey Dzodin, a former U.S. political appointee under President Jimmy Carter.

Pakistan suspends trade, downgrades diplomatic ties with India

Published on Aug 7, 2019

Pakistan has decided to suspend bilateral trade and downgrade diplomatic relations with India after a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday as a response to India’s move to revoke the special status to the Indian-controlled Kashmir, according to Pakistan’s Prime Minister’s Office.

The Modern World-System I, II, III & IV, Immanuel Wallerstein

Immanuel Wallerstein’s highly influential, multi-volume opus, The Modern World-System, is one of this century’s greatest works of social science. An innovative, panoramic reinterpretation of global history, it traces the emergence and development of the modern world from the sixteenth to the twentieth century.

The Modern World System I
Capitalist Agriculture and the Origins of the European World-Economy in the Sixteenth Century

The Mondern World System II
Mercantilism and the Consolidation of the European World-Economy, 1600-1750


The Modern World System III
The Second Era of Great Expansion of the Capitalist World-Economy, 1730s-1840s

The Modern World-System IV:
Centrist Liberalism Triumphant, 1789-1914


This new volume (IV) encompasses the nineteenth century from the revolutionary era of 1789 to the First World War. In this crucial period, three great ideologies―conservatism, liberalism, and radicalism―emerged in response to the worldwide cultural transformation that came about when the French Revolution legitimized the sovereignty of the people. Wallerstein tells how capitalists, and Great Britain, brought relative order to the world and how liberalism triumphed as the dominant ideology.

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World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction: Immanuel Wallerstein

In World-Systems Analysis, Immanuel Wallerstein provides a concise and accessible introduction to the comprehensive approach that he pioneered thirty years ago to understanding the history and development of the modern world. Since Wallerstein first developed world-systems analysis, it has become a widely utilized methodology within the historical social sciences and a common point of reference in discussions of globalization. Now, for the first time in one volume, Wallerstein offers a succinct summary of world-systems analysis and a clear outline of the modern world-system, describing the structures of knowledge upon which it is based, its mechanisms, and its future.

Wallerstein explains the defining characteristics of world-systems analysis: its emphasis on world-systems rather than nation-states, on the need to consider historical processes as they unfold over long periods of time, and on combining within a single analytical framework bodies of knowledge usually viewed as distinct from one another—such as history, political science, economics, and sociology. He describes the world-system as a social reality comprised of interconnected nations, firms, households, classes, and identity groups of all kinds. He identifies and highlights the significance of the key moments in the evolution of the modern world-system: the development of a capitalist world-economy in the sixteenth-century, the beginning of two centuries of liberal centrism in the French Revolution of 1789, and the undermining of that centrism in the global revolts of 1968. Intended for general readers, students, and experienced practitioners alike, this book presents a complete overview of world-systems analysis by its original architect.

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UN warns Italy over law fining migrant rescue ships up to €1 million

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Aug 7, 2019

The UN’s refugee agency voiced concern Tuesday over a law approved by Italy’s parliament that imposes stiffer penalties on NGO migrant rescue boats in the Mediterranean, demanding that humanitarian work “not be criminalised or stigmatised”.