Asian fault lines of Biden’s war on Russia

M. K. Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline | April 11, 2022

As relations with Tokyo sour, Moscow beefs up the coastal defence systems on the Kuril Islands that Japan claims as its own

The tremors of the United States’ tensions with Russia playing out in Europe are being felt in different ways already in Asia. The hypothesis of Ukraine being in Europe and the conflict being all about European security is delusional.

From Kazakhstan to Myanmar, from Solomon Islands to the Kuril Islands, from North Korea to Cambodia, from China to India, Pakistan and Afghanistan, the fault lines are appearing.

To be sure, extra-regional powers had a hand in the failed colour revolution recently to overthrow the established government in Kazakhstan, a hotly contested geopolitical landmass two-thirds the size of India, bordering both China and Russia, Washington’s sworn adversaries. Thanks to swift Russian intervention, supported by China, a regime change was averted. 

Read More »
HYPOCRISY OF BOURGEOISIE DEMOCRACY AND MAINSTREAM MEDIA

Storms of Protest in Washington and Hong Kong

Kim Petersen

Countercurrents | January 11, 2021

The coverage of groups of people, described as mobs, rioters, or protestors depending on one’s prejudice or adherence to accurate reporting, who “stormed” the Capitol in Washington and the Legislative Council in Hong Kong is revealing for how media and politicians react. The American media ran headlines such as:Read More »

Our Revolution Marches On as Washington’s Jayapal Nabs Primary Win

by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

Common Dreams | 03 August, 2016

Pramila Jayapal, an Indian-born Washington state senator, speaking at a Seattle Town Hall event in October 2015. (Photo: Joe Mabel/cc/flickr)
Pramila Jayapal, an Indian-born Washington state senator, speaking at a Seattle Town Hall event in October 2015. (Photo: Joe Mabel/cc/flickr)

Pramila Jayapal, one of the standard-bearers for Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution movement, won a decisive victory in the primary race for Washington’s 7th Congressional District Tuesday night and will advance to the November general election.

Jayapal, an Indian-born state senator who was endorsed by Sanders in April, won 38 percent of the vote. The Seattle Times reported late Tuesday that rivals Joe McDermott and Brady Walkinshaw were “neck and neck,” taking—by the latest count—21.5 percent and 20.9 percent respectively. The top two will advance to the fall election.

Read More »