Is Trudeau Moving To The Far Right?

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By Jim Miles

This afternoon (Thursday, May 18, 2017) CBC’s Power and Politics host Hannah Thibedeau hosted ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (“ex” as in being forced out of the current Poroshenko government).

Apparently Yats has been traipsing around western political circles looking for support for his neoNazi anti-Russian stance in the Ukraine. Support for this would obviously be easy to find in the U.S. as their whole intention is to move NATO up to Russia’s borders and to isolate and dominate Russia.

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http://www.countercurrents.org/2017/05/19/is-trudeau-moving-to-the-far-right/

Canada Must Keep Watch as North Korea Arms itself

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By Anthony Furey

Over the weekend North Korea conducted its most successful missile test to date. This is a threat not just to the region and the United States, but Canada as well.

While the Hwasong-12 missile that was launched Sunday didn’t have the range to strike North America directly, the 800 kilometres it traveled eastward would be enough to strike the U.S. Anderson Air Force on the Pacific island of Guam.

Plus a North Korean announcement threatened that they now have the ability to strike the North American mainland. This is almost definitely not true, but such a claim shouldn’t be laughed off.

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http://www.lfpress.com/2017/05/15/canada-must-keep-watch-as-north-korea-arms-itself

Long-term Health Benefits for Yoga Enthusiasts

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By A Correspondent

Yoga is rising in popularity all over the world because of the health benefits it offers to enthusiasts. According to yoga practitioners, health benefits of yoga are both physical and mental, bringing immediate long lasting effects to those who practice it.    Yoga contributes directly to human happiness, says Satish Thakkar, Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC)

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Toronto to Celebrate the International Yoga Day

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World Renowned Baba Ramdev and Sister Shivani on Sunday, June 25, 2017

 By A Correspondent

The 2017 International Yoga Day celebrations in Toronto anticipated to be the largest in North America, is expected to have an estimated participation of nearly 10,000 people.  The International Yoga Day Canada (IYDC), a Canadian not-for-profit organization, is organizing the celebrations at the International Centre in Mississauga on Sunday, June 25, 2017. The program will be televised live globally through broadcast and social media and is expected to reach an audience of millions across North America and India.

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Rolee Singh: A Social Activist

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By Priti Mahara *

Rolee Singh works on the issues of child trafficking, early marriage, education and many other children and women violations’ issues in India. Her own journey has been a very challenging but equally inspiring one of serving the under privileged. Despite being born in a Rajput (Hindu upper caste in India) family and surrounded by intellectual and economic prosperity she was exposed to the viciousness of gender discrimination, inequality and injustice.

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A Holistic Approach to India's Nuclear Doctrine

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By Nishant Rajeev

The Indian Armed Forces released a new war-fighting doctrine in April this year, called “The Joint Doctrine of the Indian Armed Forces 2017.” The doctrine underlines the need for enhanced capabilities in space and cyberspace as well as a special emphasis on conducting special operations along the lines of surgical strikes (like the one conducted in September 2016) to combat cross-border terrorism. However, there was one tenet of the new doctrine that may have been overlooked. It is the paragraph that refers to the defining issues of India’s Nuclear Command Authority.

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http://thediplomat.com/2017/05/a-holistic-approach-to-indias-nuclear-doctrine/

India Has Capability to Make 2600 Nuclear Weapons: Pakistan

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By Shashank Shantanu
 
Amid heightened tension between the two neighbouring nations in the wake of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Pakistan has said that India is capable of producing 2600 nuclear weapons.

Claiming the India has the fastest growing nuclear programme in the world, Pakistan foreign office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told reporters in Islamabad that India's nuclear aspirations pose a threat to strategic stability in the south Asian region.

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http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/india-has-capability-to-make-2600-nuclear-weapons-pakistan/1/957190.html

On The India-Pakistan Border Festers The Next Nuclear Crisis

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Forget North Korea

By David Wood

While President Donald Trump is focused on North Korea’s nuclear madman, a more alarming threat is rising in South Asia: an explosive mix of nuclear weapons, terrorism and hair-trigger war plans.

Pakistan, already a major nuclear weapons power with well over 100 warheads and the missiles to carry them, is racing to expand its arsenal of short-range tactical weapons meant as a deterrent against India, its larger, more powerful neighbor and blood enemy. India is thought to have around 100 nuclear warheads of its own. (North Korea is estimated to possess enough fissile material to make several warheads.)

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/pakistan-india-nuclear-crisis_us_5909042de4b02655f841de0e


'UN Chief Following India, Pakistan Situation Closely'

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By PTI
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is “closely” following the tensions between India and Pakistan and reiterated his call for the two countries to find a peaceful solution through engagement and dialogue, said his spokesperson.

Spokesman for the Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric was asked at the daily press briefing yesterday about the recent tension between India and Pakistan and the media speculation over risk of a nuclear war between them.

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http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/un-chief-following-india-pakistan-situation-closely/articleshow/58529545.cms

The Strategic Triangular Dilemma in South Asia

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By Zafar Khan

For many in South Asia, only India and Pakistan appear to be each other’s rivals given their past conflicts and a number of crises involving the two states. But those who closely read and understand nuclear strategy tend to include China as a factor in the South Asian strategic dilemma even though Beijing is not inclusively or even technically a part of the South Asian region. This is often termed a strategic triangular dilemma or trilemma involving three Asian nuclear weapons states: China, India and Pakistan.

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https://tribune.com.pk/story/1401406/strategic-triangular-dilemma-south-asia/

Where Does Indian Nuclear Arsenal Stand Now

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19 years of Pokhran-II Tests

By Express Web Desk

It has been 19 years since India conducted its second nuclear test at Pokhran, Rajasthan. May 11 is now commemorated as National Technology Day for India’s successful foray into nuclear weapons development.

Here is how the Indian nuclear weapons programme has travelled so far. In 1998, India conducted Pokhran-II tests where five nuclear explosives were tested. The tests took place between May 11 and May 13. The first explosive was a fusion device while the rest four were fission devices. According to Armscontrol.org, as of January 2017, India had 100-120 nuclear warheads.

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http://indianexpress.com/article/india/agni-prithvi-missiles-nuclear-bombs-19-years-of-pokhran-ii-tests-where-does-indian-nuclear-arsenal-stand-now-4651178/

JULY 2017

Vol. 11 - No. 12










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