Friday, May 22, 2015

Pentagon sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq

News Updates from CLG
21 May 2015
 
Previous edition: U.S. ally Saudi Arabia hiring 8 new executioners after 2015 beheadings hit 85
 
Pentagon sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq | 21 May 2015 | The Pentagon announced on Thursday it is sending 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iraq, following the rout of U.S.-backed forces in Ramadi by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The weapons will arrive as early as next week, said Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren. He said the U.S. is also expediting the delivery of other equipment, including ammunition and other equipment to counter ISIS's increasing reliance on vehicle-borne bombs. Within the last 30 days, the U.S. also helped to deliver coalition [US taxpayer-funded] donations of 22 million rounds of small arms ammunition and 12,000 mortar rounds to the Iraqi army, Warren said.
 
Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week| 21 May 2015 | An expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons intended to help the Iraqi army stop the Islamic State group's increasingly effective use of car bombs [as their handlers in Langley taught them] should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week, the Pentagon said Thursday. The shipment is among a variety of weaponry and equipment the U.S. agreed to send to Iraq on an expedited basis after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi visited Washington in April to plead for more help in fighting the extremists. In an update to the overall cost of U.S. military involvement in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said that as of April 9 the U.S. had spent 2.1 billion since it began bombing in Iraq in August.
 
Pataki: Send combat troops to fight ISIS | 20 May 2015 | Former Gov. George Pataki, who is expected to launch a presidential bid next week, said Wednesday the U.S. should deploy troops to Iraq to fight ISIS [I-CIA-SIS]. Pataki, a New York Republican, insisted that a deployment of U.S. combat troops would be a limited mission unlike the 2003 American invasion of Iraq -- a war then-President [sic] George W. Bush had insisted would be short-lived...Pataki added that while Americans may be wary of sending troops back into combat the fight against ISIS "is our war." Other likely Republican presidential candidates, like Sen. Lindsey Graham and former Sen. Rick Santorum, have also said they would deploy ground combat troops to fight ISIS -- pledging to send 10,000 American troops.
 
Jeb Bush blames unrest in Iraq on Obama | 20 May 2015 | Jeb Bush sharply criticized President Barack Obama on Tuesday for withdrawing troops from Iraq, but he declined to say whether he would order additional ground forces into the country to repel Islamic State militants. Speaking to about 60 business and Republican leaders in New Hampshire, the former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate blamed the Democratic president for allowing the rise of the violent extremist group that has captured vast parts of Iraq and Syria. But when asked after his campaign event how he would act to contain the Islamic State group in Iraq if elected president, Bush declined to offer any specifics, saying he would rely on the advice of America's military leaders.
 
Israeli settlers reportedly chop down 800 Palestinian olive trees | 17 May 2015 | The official Palestinian news agency is reporting that Israeli settlers have chopped down and seized about 800 Palestinian-owned olive trees near the town of Shuyukh, east of Hebron. The report, by WAFA, the Palestine News & Information Agency, cited "a local source," whom it did not identify. The source, described by WAFA as "a local activist," told the agency that residents of the Israeli settlements of Bani Kadim and Asfar broke into an olive orchard near the town and chopped down the trees, which belonged to people who lived in the area.
 
Russia stops transit of NATO military cargo to Afghanistan | 20 May 2015 | Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has revoked a decree that allowed delivery of NATO military equipment to Afghanistan through Russian territory. [<g>] According to the official document, signed by Medvedev and published on Monday, all previous decisions on NATO cargo transit to Afghanistan have now been revoked. This includes an act allowing delivery of military hardware and equipment via rail, motor vehicles, or through Russian airspace.
 
Ukraine Regime Open to Hosting Missile-Defense System | 20 May 2015 | Ukraine is open to considering proposals to place a ballistic missile-defense system on its territory to ward off the risk of attacks from Russia, a senior Ukrainian defense official saidWednesday. Oleksandr Turchynov, the head of Ukraine's National Security Council, told Ukrinform news agency in an interview that Russia has become an increased threat since annexing [sic - reunifying] the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and increasing its military presence there [after the US poured billions into the illegitimate Ukrainian far-right dictatorship, which commits war crimes on a daily basis]. Russian news agencies cited Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov as saying Wednesday that the deployment of a missile-defense system in Ukraine would force Russia to adopt countermeasures.
 
Poland pays $250,000 to victims of CIA rendition and torture | 15 May 2015 | Poland is paying a quarter of a million dollars to two terror suspects tortured by the CIA in a secret facility in this country - prompting outrage among many here who feel they are being punished for American wrongdoing. Europe's top human rights court imposed the penalty against Poland, setting a Saturday deadline. So far no US officials have been held accountable, but the European court of human rights has shown that it does not want to let European powers that helped the programme off the hook. The court also ordered Macedonia in 2012 to pay 60,000 Euros (68,000/43,000 pounds) to a Lebanese-German man who was seized in Macedonia on erroneous suspicion of terrorist ties and subjected to abuse by the CIA.
 
US declassifies Osama Bin Laden compound documents (just in time for vote on renewal of Patriot Act) | 20 May 2015 | US intelligence agencies have declassified more than 100 documents seized in the 2011 raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound that ended the Al-Qaeda[al-CIAduh]'s leader's life. "Today the ODNI (Office of the Director of National Intelligence) released a sizeable tranche of documents recovered during the raid," Jeff Anchukaitis, spokesman for the ODNI, said. Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting. "The focus should be on killing and fighting the American people and their representatives," Bin Laden wrote in one of the newly revealed documents.
 
Holy coincidence, Batman! Just as the Patriot Act is up for renewal: Bin Laden bent on spectacular US attack until the end - files | 20 May 2015 | Hunkered down in his Pakistani compound, Osama bin Laden pleaded with his followers to stay focused on attacking the United States instead of being dragged into Muslim infighting. "The focus should be on killing and fighting the American people and their representatives," Bin Laden wrote in one of the newly revealed documents. US intelligence agencies have now declassified more than 100 of these documents taken from Bin Laden's archive, after lawmakers ordered the move and critics accused the CIA of withholding material.
 
Rand Paul ends marathon filibuster but fails to block Patriot Act | 21 May 2015 | Two years after rising to national prominence with a 13-hour talking filibuster against drones, Rand Paul has made another marathon speech on the floor of the US Senate -- only this time in a bid to halt the federal government's mass surveillance of Americans' phone records and to derail an extension of the Patriot Act. Paul spent a total of 10 hours and 30 minutes on Wednesday calling for an end to the National Security Agency's dragnet surveillance tactics, eating up one of just three legislative days remaining before lawmakers go on recess till 1 June -- the same day that key provisions of the Patriot Act are due to expire.
 
Abbott using 'terrorism' as a cover for implementing more austerity measures: Tough anti-terrorism measures could strip suspects of welfare, vote | 21 May 2015 | Terrorists would lose their welfare payments and the right to vote, and the citizenship oath would be toughened up, under a raft of anti-terrorism measures being considered by the Abbott Government. The Herald Sun understands the Government will soon introduce laws to strip Australian citizenship from dual nationals who are committing terrorism offences. And further measures are being considered to combat Australians who fight alongside terror groups such as Islamic State, or support them by fundraising or recruiting. They include restricting their rights to an Australian passport, banning them from voting, and refusing them access to Medicare, the dole and any other welfare.
 
I've Read Obama's Secret Trade Deal. Elizabeth Warren Is Right to Be Concerned. | 19 May 2015 | "You need to tell me what's wrong with this trade agreement, not one that was passed 25 years ago," a frustrated President Barack Obama recently complained about criticisms of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). He's right. The public criticisms of the TPP have been vague.That's by design--anyone who has read the text of the agreement could be jailed for disclosing its contents...So-called "cleared advisors" like me are prohibited from sharing publicly the criticisms we've lodged about specific proposals and approaches. The government has created a perfect Catch 22:The law prohibits us from talking about the specifics of what we've seen, allowing the president to criticize us for not being specific.
 
Five big banks face criminal charges and $6b fine over currency rigging --JPMorgan and Citigroup would be the first major US banks to plead guilty to criminal charges in decades. | 20 May 2015 | Five of the world's biggest banks are expected to be hit with a combined bill of more than US5 billion (6.3 billion) and criminal charges on Wednesday in a settlement with US and British authorities over rigging of currency markets. US banks JPMorgan and Citigroup and Britain's Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland are expected to plead guilty to criminal charges with the US Department of Justice related to forex manipulation, people familiar with the matter said. It would be unprecedented for the parent companies or main banking arms of so many major banks to plead guilty to criminal charges in a coordinated action.
 
UBS to pay $545m to US authorities over forex and Libor scandals | 20 May 2015 | UBS will pay a total of 545m to US authorities to settle allegations that arose in an investigation into the rigging of foreign exchange and Libor benchmarks. The Swiss bank will be hoping the payment draws a line under multiple trading scandals lasting several years. The fine, much lower than expected, includes a 342m Federal Reserve penalty related to forex activities, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. It will not be paying a fine on forex to the Department of Justice and will not face criminal charges on the matter.
 
Wave of medical police state refugees to flee California if SB 277 signed into law | 20 May 2015 | California will be the origin of America's first wave of medical police state refugees fleeing medical tyranny if Gov. Jerry Brown signs SB 277 into law. SB 277 is California's pharma-funded vaccine assault on all parents and children. It would eliminate all personal belief exemptions and force nearly all children in California to be forcibly injected with vaccines that are knowingly manufactured with neurotoxic substances such as mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG. If he signs the law, Gov. Brown will be declaring medical genocide against childrenwhose genetic makeup causes them to have extremely heightened risks to vaccine injury. No child will be safe in California, and the state will cement its position as the first real-life medical police state in America, where risks of a medical civil war skyrocket.
 
4 U.S. Cancer Charities Accused of Fraud by Bilking $187M From Consumers | 19 May 2015 | Four cancer charities and their operators have been charged with shamefully bilking 187 million from consumers, the Federal Trade Commission announced today. According to the FTC, which worked in conjunction with all 50 states, donors were told that their donations would help cancer patients. "Those were outright lies," said Jessica Rich of the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection. The charities included in the federal court complaint brought by the FTC and all 50 states are Cancer Fund of America in Knoxville, Tennessee; Cancer Support Services, also in Knoxville; The Children's Cancer Fund of America in Powell, Tennessee; and the Breast Cancer Society in Mesa, Arizona.
 
This Antarctic ice shelf could collapse by 2020, NASA says | 15 May 2015 | It has been a really bad week for the ice shelves of the quickly warming Antarctic peninsula, the part of the vast frozen continent that extends northward toward South America. Earlier this week, we learned that the gigantic marine-based Larsen C ice shelf, which is almost as big as Scotland, has several worrisome vulnerabilities -- including a growing rift across it. Scientists from the British Antarctic Survey and several other research centers say this could pose an "imminent risk" to its stability. And now, NASA scientists are giving an even worse verdict for the remnants of the nearby Larsen B ice shelf, much of which already disintegrated back in 2002. Back then, the shelf lost a region larger than Rhode Island, but there are still 618 square miles left of it -- for now.
 
105,000 gallons of oil may have spilled in Santa Barbara County --The 24-inch wide pipeline was installed in 1987[because there are few regulations in the corporate-owned cesspool aka the US]. | 20 May 21015 | (CA) The operator of an underground pipeline that ruptured and released up to 105,000 gallons of crude oil in Santa Barbara County -- and tens of thousands of gallons into the ocean -- said Wednesday that the spill happened after a series of mechanical problems caused the line to be shut down. The problems began about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at two pump stations that move oil through the 11-mile pipeline along the Gaviota Coast, Rick McMichael, director of pipeline operations for Plains All American Pipeline, said at a news conference.
 
Ruptured pipeline spills 21,000 gallons of oil on California coast --Plains All American Pipeline responsible for 24-inch (61- cm) pipeline - U.S. Coast Guard | 19 May 2015 | A pipeline ruptured along the scenic California coastline on Tuesday, spilling some 21,000 gallons (79,000 liters) of oil into the ocean and on beaches before it could be secured, a U.S. Coast Guard spokeswoman said. The pipeline, which runs parallel to Highway 101 near Santa Barbara, left a slick extending about four miles (6.4 km) along Refugio State Beach, extending about 50 yards (46 meters) into the water, Petty Officer Andrea Anderson of the Coast Guard said.
 
Gov. Christie loses his marbles on national TV (Star-Ledger Editorial Board) | 19 May 2015 | For months, we have wondered how Gov. Chris Christie thinks he can win the presidency when New Jersey is in such rotten shape after his six years in office. Now we may have our answer: The man has lost touch with reality. In a national TV interview Monday, Christie was asked to explain why 65 percent of New Jersey voters think he'd make a bad president. His answer: We love him so much that we want him to remain our governor. "They want me to stay," he told Megyn Kelly of Fox News."
 
Six Baltimore police officers indicted in death of Freddie Gray| 21 May 2015 | Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Thursdayin connection with the April death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old who suffered a fatal spine injury while in police custody, touching off a wave of protests and riots across parts of the city. The expected grand jury action leaves the most significant charges in the case unchanged, and moves the case from the lower District Court and into Circuit Court. The officers, each of whom faces multiple counts, now also face a charge of reckless endangerment, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said at a press conferenceThursday.
 
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Atatürk was ordered by the Sultan to head Turkish War of Independence, document shows

Another lie about the personality cult of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk exposed :

Mohammad Basir-ul Haq Sinha
Journalist,
Dhaka,Bangla Desh


Atatürk was ordered by the Sultan to head Turkish War of Independence, document shows

DAILY SABAHISTANBUL
PublishedMay 19, 2015
    The Sultans (left) order assigning Mustafa Kemal Pasha (right) to start the war of independence in Samsun, published on the official gazette
    The Sultan's (left) order assigning Mustafa Kemal Pasha (right) to start the war of independence in Samsun, published on the official gazette

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s voyage to Samsun was organized as a state operation, and contrary to what has been taught in textbooks up until a few years ago, the operation was not conducted in secrecy, but the sultan was informed about all of its details, the document revealed by leading Turkish historian journalist Murat Bardakçı shows

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, was commissioned by the Caliph of the Muslims and the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire as part of a state operation to initiate the Turkish War of Independence in the northern Turkish city of Samsun, a document from 1919, revealed by leading Turkish historian journalist Murat Bardakçı shows.

    Murat Bardakçı, a historian who specializes in Ottoman history and has published various books regarding the matter, basing his piece on historical documents has said in his column at HaberTürk daily on Tuesday that Atatürk's landing at Samsun and the subsequent events which followed it were based on orders from Mehmed VI, also referred to as Sultan Vahideddin. The documents presented by Bardakçı go against the contemporary historical narrative of the incident, which until recently claimed that Atatürk had secretly organized the voyage to Samsun, "full of dangers" with his own initiative.
    The Sultan's order assigning Mustafa Kemal Pasha to start the war of independence in Samsun, published on the official gazette
    The Sultan's order assigning Mustafa Kemal Pasha to start the war of independence in Samsun, published on the official gazette
    In his column, Bardakçı asserts that the Sultan and his Grand Vizier Damad Ferid Pasha were informed about each step of Atatürk's landing at Samsun and that Atatürk was commissioned to go to Samsun based on the Sultan's order, which was published on the official gazette of the period called Takvim-i Vekayi on May 5, 1919, contrary to historical accounts which until recently stated that Atatürk, then a top commander in the Ottoman Army, had secretly traveled there from Istanbul, which was occupied by the Allies following World War I. His arrival is commonly called the "first step" in Turkey's War of Independence that eventually led to the foundation of Republic of Turkey. With the assistance of top commanders and opinion leaders, Atatürk managed to mobilize forces and the public long daunted by the war, according to this narrative.


    The document, which is an order published on the official gazette on May 5 translates as:
    "Mustafa Kemal Pasha, the Commander of the abrogated Yıldırım Group has been assigned to the Ninth Army Brigade Inspectorship." Adding that the political authority orders the War Minister to execute the order.

    Atatürk was ordered by the Sultan to head Turkish War of Independence, document shows


    The historical documents which provide the details of these claims have been given to Turkish General Kazım Karabekir following the War of Independence in 1919, and were passed on to his family who had kept these records, which were used by Bardakçı in his book entitled Şahbaba: The Life, Memories and Private Letters of Last Sultan of the Ottomans, Mehmed VI Vahdeddin.

    May 19 is celebrated in Turkey as the day which marks the anniversary of the arrival of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in the Black Sea city of Samsun.

    Manohar Parrikar's Shocking Remarks!The Polit Bureau strongly criticizes the intemperate statements made by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar regarding Modi Government's approach to the issue of Pakistan backed terrorists who infiltrate into Jammu & Kashmir. In a widely reported interview he said that "terrorists will be met by terrorists."

    Press Statement







    The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the
    following statement:





    The Polit Bureau strongly criticizes the intemperate statements made by
    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar regarding Modi Government's approach to
    the issue of Pakistan backed terrorists who infiltrate into Jammu & Kashmir.
    In a widely reported interview he said  that "terrorists will be met by
    terrorists." This is a shocking call from the Defence Minister to act
    outside the law and in fact suggests patronizing 'state sponsored'
    terrorism. It does damage to India's demand for action against Pakistan
    backed terrorists. The Prime Minister should make amends through a public
    correction of this statement.

    Sonbhadra dam, four decades later: Where fears return in a flood


    Sonbhadra dam, four decades later: Where fears return in a flood

    The protests had been peaceful until the violence of April 14 leading to police firing. The agitation had begun last December following efforts to revive the dormant project.

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    Site of the dam in Sonbahdra, where construction has picked up in recent months. (Express PPhoto by: Maulshree Seth)
    Written by Maulshree Seth | Updated: May 21, 2015 5:17 am
    Kanhar Irrigation Project was dormant for nearly 40 years before Uttar Pradesh govt set about reviving it. This has led to violent protests by villagers it will displace, police firing and opposition from two states. From Sonbhadra in UP and Jhara in Chhattisgarh, Maulshree Seth reports.
    Akloo Parhiya was 10 years old in 1976 when N D Tiwari, Uttar Pradesh’s then CM, laid the foundation stone for the Kanhar Irrigation Project at the junction of three states. Last month, Parhiya was injured while leading a violent protest against displacement by the same project, work on which has suddenly picked up after nearly four decades of stagnancy.
    “It is difficult to trust a government that betrayed our forefathers four decades ago and now wants us to move to a 150 sq m plot with a Rs 2 lakh cheque (the first instalment of relief),” says the tribal leader, now 48.
    A villager of Sundari in UP, he is now in Chhattisgarh’s Jhara village, his wife’s home, following his treatment for injury, paid for by the UP government. Both villages will be among those inundated by the project, which is on the border of three Naxal-hit districts, Sonbhadra (UP), Balrampur (Chhattisgarh) and Garhwa (Jharkhand). Water from its dams will submerge 4,077 hectares, much of it forest land, and villagers are demanding alternative forest land rather than the plot allotted by the UP government.
    The protests have ceased for now for fear of police action. They had been peaceful until the violence of April 14 leading to police firing. The agitation had begun last December following efforts to revive the dormant project.
    kanhar irrigation project, Sonbhadra Kanhar Irrigation Project,gram sabha land, farmer, Irrigation Project, N D Tiwari, National Green Tribunal, farmers rehabilitation, indian farmer, Kanhar irrigation, Indian expressAkloo Parhiya, who was injured during the protest that led to police firing.
    Then and now
    UP acquired the land on the site from 1979 to 1984 at a compensation of Rs 1,800 to Rs 4,500 per acre. The rehabilitation promised was plots 50 ft by 30 but the state didn’t take possession of the acquired land then. It spent most of the subsequent years chasing the consent of its neighbouring states, then undivided Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. Although MP consented in 1999, the affected areas went to Chhattisgarh the following year. Jharkhand consented in 2002 and Chhattisgarh in 2010 but both have now objected to the start of construction without fixing a rehabilitation package (see report).
    fieldMayawati’s government tried to start work in 2011 but shelved it following protests from tribals. For the current government, the project came on a platter with all approvals in, including from National Green Tribunal.
    Inevitably, however, much has changed in four decades. The project cost has multiplied from Rs 27.75 crore as estimated in 1979 to Rs 2,257 crore now, and the rehabilitation amount from Rs 1.07 crore to Rs 150 crore. The number of displaced families has risen from 1,044 (385 family heads have died and 284 are untraceable) to 1,810 now. This is according to an estimate last year.
    The government cannot offer compensation a second time for land already acquired, hence it has described the package as one of relief and rehabilitation, decided last October, and comprising Rs 7.10 lakh and a plot of 150 square metres.
    The government claims it is the first time in the country that relief is being offered to three generations of the original families. Each day, a vehicle carrying Dudhi subdivisional magistrate G S Singh or other staff has been visiting villagers in the forest to convince them to move to the colony being developed for them in Amvar village. So far, however, only 550 of the 1,810 families identified have accepted.
    Even the number of 1,810 in Sonbhadra has been the subject of controversy. Villagers have alleged there were mistakes in the original identification and the government is undertaking a fresh survey.
    “There is no tension in the area. Negotiations are on,” says SDM Singh. “About 550 families have accepted relief; the rest are going to accept soon. Construction of the colony with a school, water supply and hospital is under way.”
    Fears both sides
    At Sundari village, a few kilometers from the site, locals have no issue to discuss other than the dam. “We are not protesting out of fear but we are not accepting either. We are tribals and so should be given forest land rather than a 150 sq m plot with drainage and streetlights,” says Chandrani Kharwar, who is heading negotiations between the village’s farmers and the government. “Out of Rs 7.11 lakh promised, the government is giving only a Rs 2 lakh cheque. Also, Rs 75,000 of this is to build a house on the plot. How are we supposed to earn our living?”
    “We also want the government to give in writing that we will be given back our land if the project does not start in the next five years,” says a neighbour, “because otherwise our grandchildren will one day be stripped of their livelihood in a similar manner.”
    At the dam site, officials say submergence is not an immediate concern. “It will take three years before these villages are submerged. No one knows how things would turn out then,” says one of them.
    The government is wary. A wire fences the project site to prevent villagers from barging in. A PAC platoon stands near temporary rooms constructed for the staff.
    Vijay Kumar, executive engineer for the construction, says, “About 4,000 hectares will submerge, displacing about 2,500 families, but the project will also bring livelihood, irrigation and clean drinking water to over 108 villages spread over 35,000 hectares in Sonbhadra. It will boost the economy of this Naxal-hit underdeveloped region.”
    First Published on: May 21, 2015 1:51 am

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    Tagore Nagar
    Robertsganj,
    District Sonbhadra 231216
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    Dy. Gen Sec, All India Union of Forest Working People(AIUFWP) /
    Secretary, New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI)
    Coordinator, Human Rights Law Center
    c/o Sh. Vinod Kesari, Near Sarita Printing Press,
    Tagore Nagar
    Robertsganj,
    District Sonbhadra 231216
    Uttar Pradesh
    Tel : 91-9415233583,
    Email : romasnb@gmail.com
    http://jansangarsh.blogspot.com

    Delhi off - C/o NTUI, B-137, Dayanand Colony, Lajpat Nr. Phase 4, NewDelhi - 110024, Ph - 011-26214538

    With the completion of one year of the Modi government, the CPI(M) is running a campaign on its website, Facebook account and twitter.

    With the completion of one year of the Modi government, the CPI(M) is running a campaign on its website, Facebook account and twitter.



    Titled "Ek Saal, Bura Haal" & "Namo ka Ek Saal, Gamoh (sorrow) Ka Ek Saal",the campaign posters, cartoons and analysis are available on "Views that
    Matter" http://cpim.org/views-that-matter on the website,
    https://www.facebook.com/cpimcc on Facebook and cpimspeak on twitter.


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