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The stripping of Indian democracy by the far-right, Hindu-nationalist government of Narendra Modi is causing uproar in the Australian-Indian diaspora, reports Gauri Gandbhir.

Protests continue against Modi’s three new farm laws amidst a deadlock between farmers’ unions and the government. Indian socialist and feminist Kavita Krishnan discussed the situation with Green Left.

About 500 members of the Indian community and supporters held a protest in solidarity with Indian farmers on February 21, reports Susan Price.

Kavita Krishnan speaks with Green Left on the current situation regarding the Indian farmers protests.

Alan Broughton and Elena Garcia argue that the Nationals' campaign to exclude agriculture from the 2030 emissions' cuts is not supported by farmers.

Indian farmers, who have been protesting for the past two months, have again made a stand against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda to privatise and corporatise the agricultural sector, reports Gauri Gandbhir.

Yemeni child. Photo: Carl Waldmeier/Flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

By designating Houthi rebels as terrorists, the United States is worsening Yemen's humanitarian crisis and undermining efforts to negotiate peace, writes Mary Merkenich.

The provisional State of the Global Climate 2020 report, released this week, shows that climate change continued its relentless march in 2020, reports Climate and Capitalism.

To increase the “ease of business”, India's government has committed to liberalisation, privatisation and globalisation, effectively throwing Indian workers and farmers under a bus, writes Gauri Gandbhir.

The Stop Adani campaign, which is fighting the development of Adani’s new coal mine in Central Queensland, has released the following statement in solidarity with the peaceful protests by farmers in India.

Farmers have the potential to become carbon sequestration heroes but are being failed by the major parties, argues David Bell.

Despite police repression and the COVID-19 pandemic, workers, farmers and their allies participated in a nationwide strike against recent neoliberal reforms pushed through by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. People's Dispatch reports.

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Climate and Capitalism editor Ian Angus presents seven new books to kick off your summer reading.

Cock fighting and dog fighting were regarded as legitimate sports, but are now rightly seen as cruel and barbaric. Horse racing should also be banned, argues Mary Merkenich.

Kiss the Ground is well worth viewing for those who want a better understanding of what regenerative agriculture looks like, but not of how to achieve it, writes Alan Broughton.

The Global Ecosocialist Network, in conjunction with System Change Not Climate Change will be hosting a conversation with authors Mike Davis and Rob Wallace.

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