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Saw this documentary the other day, on German-speaking 3sat channel. How did the demographics skew towards more boys, fewer girls? Horrifying in detail I didn't want to know, but now I do: ruthless Americans are at fault, Rockefeller Foundation money and unspeakable, crude 1960s ideas about population control. "Experiments on humans" or "crimes against humanity" is not what it was called went I attended school, but should have been.

That should be the focus of the so-called Pro-Lifers, no? Set records straight, undo wrongs of American institutions? The terrible long-term effects also show today, as in "200 million women missing".
Fast 200 Millionen Frauen "fehlen" in Asien – die Folge gezielter Abtreibung von Mädchen und zweifelhafter Bevölkerungspolitik. Ein investigativer Film über Frauen, die keine Töchter bekommen dürfen, und über Verflechtungen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Medizin, die Frauen - früher wie heute - zum Spielball staatlicher und krimineller Interessensgruppen werden lässt.

Bloß keine Tochter!


There's a terrific documentary on German TV, available online today and tomorrow.

See also: https://twitter.com/_alice_evans/status/1384509486509936642

#forcedabortions #birthcontrol #korea #india #china
 
Saw this documentary the other day, on German-speaking 3sat channel. How did the demographics skew towards more boys, fewer girls? Horrifying in detail I didn't want to know, but now I do: ruthless Americans are at fault, Rockefeller Foundation money and unspeakable, crude 1960s ideas about population control. "Experiments on humans" or "crimes against humanity" is not what it was called went I attended school, but should have been.

That should be the focus of the so-called Pro-Lifers, no? Set records straight, undo wrongs of American institutions? The terrible long-term effects also show today, as in "200 million women missing".
Fast 200 Millionen Frauen "fehlen" in Asien – die Folge gezielter Abtreibung von Mädchen und zweifelhafter Bevölkerungspolitik. Ein investigativer Film über Frauen, die keine Töchter bekommen dürfen, und über Verflechtungen aus Politik, Wirtschaft und Medizin, die Frauen - früher wie heute - zum Spielball staatlicher und krimineller Interessensgruppen werden lässt.

Bloß keine Tochter!


There's a terrific documentary on German TV, available online today and tomorrow.

See also: https://twitter.com/_alice_evans/status/1384509486509936642

#forcedabortions #birthcontrol #korea #india #china
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
 

#Twitter suspends #Sci-Hub account amid Indian court case


source: https://torrentfreak.com/sci-hub-founder-criticises-sudden-twitter-ban-over-over-counterfeit-content-210108/
Twitter has suspended the account of Sci-Hub, a site that offers a free #gateway to paywalled research. The site is accused of violating the counterfeit policy of the social #media platform. However, founder Alexandra #Elbakyan believes that this is an effort to silence the growing #support amidst a high profile #court case in #India.
#science #freedom #internet #economy #news #copyright #justice
 
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Avtar Singh is seen wearing a huge traditional Punjabi turban called ‘pagdi’ in the Indian town of Patiala on July 19 in Punjab. The impressive headgear weighs a hefty 100lbs and measures in at a staggering 645m when unwrapped - the same as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The 60-year-old has been regularly adding to it for the past 16 years and it can take him up to six hours to put it on.

#punjab #turban #india #headgear
 
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Avtar Singh is seen wearing a huge traditional Punjabi turban called ‘pagdi’ in the Indian town of Patiala on July 19 in Punjab. The impressive headgear weighs a hefty 100lbs and measures in at a staggering 645m when unwrapped - the same as 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools. The 60-year-old has been regularly adding to it for the past 16 years and it can take him up to six hours to put it on.

#punjab #turban #india #headgear
 
Translation of a FridaysForFuture #India #FFF #Indien (english original below) Tweet
Source: https://twitter.com/FFFIndia/status/1283295179881869312

Eine Übersetzung ins Deutsche

Der CBSE streicht 30% des Lehrplans


Central Board of Education = Zentraler Ausschuss für Bildung - http://www.cbse.nic.in/

Während einige sich freuen, beklagen sich die meisten, vor allem Aktivisten. Wir stellen uns auf die Seite der letzteren. Und das ist der Grund. Es ist eine Sache, Demokratie und Klimagerechtigkeit zu leugnen, & eine andere, sie aus den Büchern zu streichen, indem man nicht einmal weiß, was ideal ist.

Das Thema

"Ausserordentliche Situation".
CBSE will den Lehrplan für die Klassen 9-12 reduzieren

Kürzlich kündigte der CBSE an, die Lehrpläne um 30% zu reduzieren, um angesichts der Pandemie der Covid 19 den Stress der Schüler zu verringern.

Das Problem
Während die Entscheidung, die Last zu verringern, dem Guten dient, ist die Auslassung der Schlüsselthemen wie
Klimawandel, Energiequellen, demokratische Rechte, Säkularismus...
ist etwas, mit dem wir nicht einverstanden sind, auch nicht als Studenten.

Warum wir dagegen sind
Inmitten einer Pandemie, wenn junge Köpfe über nachhaltige Alternativen und Lösungen nachdenken sollten, ermutigt unser Bildungssystem dies zu Vernachlässigen.

Die Entscheidung wird uninformierte radikale Bürger hervorbringen, die eine potenzielle Bedrohung für die Entwicklung des Landes darstellen.

Themen gestrichen:
  • Sozialwissenschaft
  • Energiequellen
  • Säkularismus
  • Umwelt und natürliche Ressourcen
  • Luftverschmutzung und ihre Kontrolle
  • Wasserverschmutzung und ihre Kontrolle
  • Verwaltung fester Abfälle
  • Treibhauseffekt
  • Ursprung des Lebens
  • Der Klimawandel
Ist es nicht der Hauptzweck des Bildungssystems, das Bewusstsein für wichtige Themen zu verbreiten?
Und ist die Klimakrise trivial genug, um ausgelassen zu werden, um "die Last zu mindern"?

Unser Urteil

Das Fundament der größten Demokratie der Welt ist in Gefahr, ebenso wie die Umweltsäulen, die uns sichern.
Übersetzt mit Hilfe von www.DeepL.com/Translator (kostenlose Version)
English transcript
CBSE´s move to scrap 30% of syllabus

While some rejoice, most lament, especially activists. We side with the latter. Here's why.
It is one thing to deny democracy and climate justice, & another to erase it off books, denying one from even knowing what's ideal.

The Issue
"Extraordinary Situation"
CBSE To Reduce Syllabus for Classes 9-12
Recently CBSE announced its move to reduce syllabus by 30% to address students stress, given th covid 19 pandemic.

The Problem
While the decision to lessen burden is intended for the good, omission of the key topics like
Climate Change, Energy Sources, Democratic rights, Secularism...
is something we disagree with, even as students.

why we object
amidst a pandemic, when young minds should ponder about sustainable alternatives and solutions, our education system encourage them to neglect.
The Decision will produce uninformed radical citizens who´ll be potential threat to countrys development

Topics Scrapped:

Social #Science
Sources of #Energy
#Secularism
#Enviroment and Natural Ressources
Air Pollution and its control
Water Pollution and its control
Solid Waste Management
Greenhouse Effect
Origin of life
#ClimateChange

isn´t the primary purpose of the education system to spread awareness on issues that matter?
And is climate crisis trivial enough to be omitted to "lessen burden"?

Our Verdict

The foundation of the worlds largest democracy is at risk & so are the enviromental pillars that secure us.
 
RT @FFFIndia
#Locustsattack in #India,
Huge swarms of #locusts hit several #indian states, #Rajasthan ,#MadhyaPradesh & #Maharashtra.
Farmers concerned as they pose threat to crops on millions of acres.
#ClimateCrisis caused #locusts #locusts to stay till (1/5)
@Fridays4future @gretathunberg
 
RT @FFFIndia
#ClimateStrikeOnline
Youths across #India strike from home against deforestation.
Amidst #COVIDー19 lockdown deforestation proposals being approved.
2.7lakh trees in #Dibang Valley&2.2lakh trees in #WesternGhats #Karnataka to be cut(1/2)
@narendramodi
@gretathunberg
@deespeak
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Bloodywood - Yaad [Indian Folk Metal] - YouTube


Totally amazing and heartwarming song!
Relationship between a man and a dog.

#music #metal #India

 
RT @fridays_india
First strike of the #Year2020 #Pune #India; Deadline #Year2030; The trouble is, we think we have time but that’s what we don’t....#ActNow with @gretathunberg & #ClimateStrikers all over the globe!
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The Indian government has shut down the internet in various parts of the country 374 times since 2012. More than a hundred of those shutdowns took place in 2019 alone.


Once you do it enough times, it becomes much easier to sacrifice people's freedom, well-being or even safety for national security. It all starts with little steps. India, Russia... Can't happen to you? Sure it can't. Thought it too...

#internet #freedom #india #shutdown
 
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The Indian government has shut down the internet in various parts of the country 374 times since 2012. More than a hundred of those shutdowns took place in 2019 alone.


Once you do it enough times, it becomes much easier to sacrifice people's freedom, well-being or even safety for national security. It all starts with little steps. India, Russia... Can't happen to you? Sure it can't. Thought it too...

#internet #freedom #india #shutdown
 
RT @FriedrichPieter@twitter.activitypub.actor
As #CAAProtests spread across #India, police respond with an iron fist, brutally beating unarmed protestors. They're thrashing journalists, ordering TV channels to stop airing protest footage, shutting down the internet. Here's what they don't want you to see. #PoliceBrutality
 
Could very well turn out to be very close to the truth....

https://twitter.com/RussInCheshire/status/1208333108472434688?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #China #India #deal #tradedeal #negotiation #politics #trade

Twitter: Russ on Twitter (Russ)

 
Could very well turn out to be very close to the truth....

https://twitter.com/RussInCheshire/status/1208333108472434688?s=19

#Brexit #UK #EU #USA #China #India #deal #tradedeal #negotiation #politics #trade

Twitter: Russ on Twitter (Russ)

 
Dear #India after #twitter its also time to ditch #Instagram ! Here is the #Fediverse alternative for #photos - #Pixelfed a federated #picture sharing site. You can also follow pixelfed accounts and posts directly from #Mastodon itself. http://www.tuxmachines.org/node/131158
 
There's at least one spammer in #india who bothers to do their research.

They called me on my lunch break and offered a discount on their usual rate to build me a website with "more modern technology than m4 and Unix, like WordPress".

When I pointed out that WordPress runs on Unix-like systems, they laughed and said, "I know, but that's what the boss wants me to say."

I know what that's like.
 
Is Mastodon the messiah we need?
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"Slamming Twitter for censorship and inability to control hate speech, thousands signed up for Mastodon last week. But can the micro-blogging site, started in 2016, live up to its promises for a safer, more civil online discourse?"

https://www.livemint.com/mint-lounge/features/is-mastodon-the-messiah-we-need/amp-11574941502952.html #india #fediverse
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"As outrage over Twitter India's alleged bias grows, journalists and activists 'migrate' to Mastodon: How to join this open source micro-blogging site"

https://www.firstpost.com/india/as-outrage-over-twitter-indias-alleged-bias-grows-journalists-and-activists-migrate-to-mastodon-how-to-join-this-open-source-micro-blogging-site-7618741.html #india #acab
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mastodon on the front page of this print mag in #india
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Ɠεɱɩoɠ (@gemlog ) posted this originally, and I am not boosting because her instance does publish to the public timeline - so tags would not be seen. I have added some to give more visibility. (I have similar thoughts, but these are not my words!)
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I wonder if the people joining Mastodon from #India also have an appetite for ditching more of the capitalist internet, because there are replacements for many more things than just twitter.

For example, no need to use google maps when you can add detail of even things like footpaths in your town to OpenStreetMap :

https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=5/20.859/78.420
https://www.openstreetmap.org/#map=17/13.11990/80.15142

The Switching Software website contains an ever-growing list of ethical alternatives for many things:

https://switching.software/

#india #cartography #freedom
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My words now:

I use openstreetmap in Helsinki and find it FAR better than closed solutions.
 
Is anyone planning to start an Indian #mastodon instance? As far as I know, there arent any yet. I would be happy to help with the administration of that.

#india
 
Indian MP @Writerravikumar has just joined the #fediverse! Do we have any other MPs on the fedi yet or is this the first? I know there are lots of Pirate Party members here maybe some of them are MPs by now. #India #fediverseAMA
 
Welcome to all the people from India that are joining Mastodon in these days!!

#india #introductions and #followindia can be helpful hashtags to find other people just arrived here like you.

We understand that you are still unconfident with this platform, therefore here you will find some helpful tips to better understand how #Mastodon works:

- There is no such thing as "A" social network called Mastodon! Instead there are thousands of independent social networks called Mastodon Instances.
- Every Instance has his own server, community, rules, admins and moderation.
- Every Instance can interact with users that are on other Instances, exactly like email works (you can send an email from gmail to yahoo, right?).
- Every Instance can choose to silence or completely block another Instance (i.e. because permits bad behaviour)
 
Hundreds Gather At #India Gate To Protest Against #Delhi #AirPollution

"Every year, Delhi become a gas chamber in November and we stop talking about it by December. We don't want the government to inform us that Delhi is very polluted, we want a #solution. It is a collective failure as it is the responsibility of the state and central government to resolve the issue."

https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/citizens-protest-at-india-gate-as-protest-against-delhi-air-pollution-2127873

#Environment #AirPollution
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🇮🇳 Twitter crackdown calls for decentralised social media - http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2019/nov/07/twitter-crackdown-calls-for-decentralised-social-media-2058182.html

> s Twitter suspends and bans politically outspoken accounts, privacy and free Internet activists are encouraging the use of decentralised social network platforms, that are more resistant towards censorship and provide a new approach to data privacy.

#India #Twitter #fediverse #peertube #mastodon #pleroma #pixelfed
 
If you haven't seen it yet, there is a leftist/liberal community from India joining #mastodon at the moment.

Check out the #India hashtag or #introduction and maybe help them with their questions with the not always easy to use #fediverse.
 
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