Are indigenous people backwards? Do they really need to be ‘rescued’ from their primitive way of life and introduced to this wonder of human civilization? Or is this a racist simplification?
In this piece Chris challenges the notion that civilization is the ultimate way of life — a notion that has been used to justify genocide against indigenous people for a long time.
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Caste-based discrimination and caste-based violence has been prevalent in the Nepalese society for a long time. Though both have been legally abolished, incidents like the ones described below show that they are not yet dead. Continue reading Caste-based violence in Nepal
बाराको निजगढ वनबाट २४ लाख रूख कटानी गरी निजगढ विमानस्थल बनाउने प्रस्तावना छ। यस क्षेत्रकै सबैभन्दा जैविक विविधताले सुसज्जित क्षेत्र हो। पर्यावरणीय र आर्थिक दुबै पाटोले कमजोर परियोजनामा अब जनस्वास्थ्यको पाटो पनि आवश्यक रहेको छ।
Continue reading कोरोना संक्रमण पश्चात निजगढ वनविनाश पुनर्विचार गर्ने की?
This culture prioritizes economic gains over human and natural welfare. The series of toxic accidents in India (of which the Vishakhapatnam gas leak is only a near example) lay testimony to this fact. In such a culture, is it possible to hold the responsible actors accountable for their actions? Continue reading Vishakhapatnam Gas Leak: Who do We Hold Accountable?
What is electric power worth? The coal power industry is responsible for an incredible amount of suffering and death via air, soil, water pollution and land destruction. This is not to mention the gathering climate crisis apocalypse. This piece discusses the cost of coal.
Continue reading Coal Plant Accident Kills Six in India