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Meta-Post on the Calamitous Consequences of #PopulationControlLaw if Implemented in India: #Thread

GOI & many Indians are mistaken to think that #PopulationControlBill's the magic-wand to solve demographic snag, #ClimateChange & #poverty by reduced #population footprint.

1. The #PopulationRegulationBill:

First the #PopulationControlAct itself. It was introduced in Rajya Sabha in July 2019 with "2-child policy per couple." The Bill's presented with the associated rewards for adherence & also penalties for violation.

2. The Govt's locus-standi on #PopulationControl:

The GOI has already built a narrative regarding #PopulationControlAct. Popular figures speak of it as the need of the hour. Many back it, articles have been written & a perception's created leading to implementation of the Bill.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/19/2020…
How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight…

#COVID19 #obstacle #vaccines
Let the Institutional Innovation Begin! (Part I)…

#innovation #institutions
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Day 5: Parliament #MonsoonSession2020

#RajyaSabha has assembled

On agenda:
-Homoeopathy Central Council (Amd) Bill
-Indian Medicine Central Council (Amd) Bill
-Salaries & Allowances of Ministers (Amd) Bill
-Salary, Allowances & Pension of MPs (Amd) Bill
-IIIT Laws (Amd) Bill Image
Papers & Parliamentary Committee Reports tabled including the Interim Report on ‘𝗙𝘂𝗻𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 #𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁𝘀 / 𝗖𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘁 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 #𝗩𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗴'

Zero Hour underway

Issues raised during Zero Hour:

-#garibkalyanrozgaryojana not implemented in #Chhattisgarh despite return of over 5L migrants; highest population below #poverty line- @MPKTSTulsi
-Closure of #BSNL #4G in rural areas in #Odisha
-Regulation of #Liquor Mafia in Punjab
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With no foreseeable end in sight, #Israel’s blockade on #Gaza not only runs afoul of international #law, but it has also already been on the radar of the #UN and #humanrights groups for well over a decade.
by @HomePalestine… #Palestine #FreePalestine
Today, few #Palestinians remain in the #fishing trade – and about ninety-five percent of these live below the #poverty line, with little hope of improvement.
by @HomePalestine… #Israel #FreePalestine
Just as with the last three major Israeli incursions into #Gaza, #Israel’s stated motive – to stop incoming projectiles – conceals a long-term ambition: to seize more land with fewer #Palestinians on it.
by @HomePalestine… #Palestine #FreePalestine
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Summarizing #BasicIncome @ $196B/yr
Avg cost $5,214 non-taxable

🆘20 Million Canadians
💰 Min $18,329 floor
🛑Perm Job Losses
🚑 Masks & Preventatives
🚑Essential Workers
⛑️BI Helps #CEWS by 📢#CreatingJobs
♿️#RaiseTheRates for #PWD

RT & #SpreadTheWord Image
How many Employers result in Permenant Job Layoffs because they can't commit to hours...

A #BasicIncome is also a means to protect these workers from loosing Weeks to Months of Income before they qualify for benefits. It's FASTER than EI. It's FASTER than Welfare.
How many mothers need to work 2 or 3 jobs just to pay the rent and bills? Sacrificing #FamilyQualityTime is not helping our society increase benefits of life by not having enough time for family outings, and experiences that can benefit creativity in the workplace.
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i believe people are poor not because of a ‘system’ but because of their personal circumstances, and mostly neurodivergence —
and again, equality is not justice..
#poverty is an {flc} of social neurodivergence:

~ the pressures of grouping sameness ..
~ money
- doesn’t objectively exist like water, or rocks - these are objective signifieds that money doesn’t have, therefore it doesn’t exist (metal is still metal, paper is still paper);
#poverty is an {flc} of social neurodivergence:

~ society owes me, because i belong in the same group
~ entitlements: the sense of specialness (heaven bound)

completely ignoring the necessity of creating opportunities — a bare necessity while living in objective reality..
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1/n The foundation of #सामाजिकन्याय is based on the urge to treat all human beings as equal. #Tweet4Bharat

Img src : vocal
2/n The Nyāya Sūtras of Gotama focusing on knowledge and logic devided in five books.
1 - 16 categories of..
2 - Means & Object of..
3 - Intellect or Nature of..
4 - Rise of true..
5 - Balancing of Knowledge
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THREAD: How leading climate science denial group "The Global Warming Policy Forum" is using Facebook adverts to minimise the impact of man made climate change. Videos, screenshots, background, solutions below 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
(2/14) Here's one advert, in full, run by the "thinktank" in July.

👉🏼 #climatechange paired with alarm / hysteria / exaggeration / cult / irrationality
👉🏼 Of course can't resist a dig at @GretaThunberg
👉🏼 Implying, without directly saying, that #fossilfuels are a net good
(3/14) Before we look at another, I just want to note that Facebook calls this group a "science website" on their front page. This will show up when people hover over the logo or click to learn more, so the videos will be construed by many as #science.
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#Ram is written all over us. So, you see, we are the Ramayana." The Ramnami sect, originally Dalits, have rejected the #caste system to adopt a bhakti path open to all with Ram at its centre. They have distinctive cultural norms, but the younger generation is giving them up. ImageImage
“We took our message not from god but from a man, a common man," the Ramnamis say of their legendary leader Parasuram, a #Dalit man born in Charpora village in the 1870s. The msg is of #equality, as they try to build a community free of caste, class & gender discrimination. ImageImage
Pandit Ram Das, for instance, has rewritten the poet saint Tulsidas's Ramcharitmanas – the holy book of the Ramnami, where it indicates class & gender inequality. There is no sorrow in this world like #poverty,” says Mehtr Ram Tandon quoting Tulsidas.… ImageImage
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#BOOK: My #Money Grows on Trees: Sowing into Revelation and #Wealth by Zari Banks, M.Ed (2013)

Ch 1. Revelation: You get revelation when Holy Spirit breathes life into The Word, He speaks directly to your spirit or thru someone w/anointed understanding.
Ch. 2 Submission and Obedience: You can't take the parts of The Bible you want to believe because they're comfortable, and ignore what's uncomfortable. Example, you don't get abundance without giving. You can't operate in Authority w/o submitting first to Jesus' Authority.
Ch. 3 Sowing into Revelation: You open a portal for receiving in your life by honoring Yahweh with various types of seed - money, time, service, study, prayer, love, etc. He multiplies every seed you sow for good or bad; you determine the seed.
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I see ppl advocati for disability support in this crisis, which is fantastic, the only criticism advice have is just to ensure you have the numbers/stats right. Many ppl, including news stations, get them wrong, so I want to clear up the numbers in terms of disability in 🇨🇦:
Firstly, there's a total of 6.2 Million disabled Canadians. (According to a 2017 survey) 22% of the entire population.

HOWEVER, Not all 6.2M require assistance.* This is simply the total number of disabled Canadians, no matter the disability or the impact it has on the person.
Secondly, the Disability Tax Credit. There are a total of 1,302,140 million Canadians who have the federal DTC. (According to 2018 Data)…

This is a program one needs to apply for and is a federal program which gives you access to things such an an RDSP.
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Dear #poverty scholars, it is time for a reckoning. It is long overdue. #Discrimination, #structuralinequality & the lived experiences of the poor is not a tangent, it is core to "mainstream" poverty scholarship.
@nyuwagner L. Mead’s @springerpub Society paper "Poverty & Culture" perpetuates inaccuracies, ideologies & power imbalances that distract productive discourse & policy innovation. This treatise insults poverty scholarship; no matter political leaning. (see more from @lennan77)
It needs to stop. Stop blaming the poor. Stop assuming that history & context do not matter. Stop unfounded explanations such as “culture.” Stop ignoring the developmental needs of children & the nurturing of families.

As poverty & social policy scholars, what can we do?
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A6: In 2019, the EITC boosted the incomes of 9M women of color, who disproportionately benefit from the tax credit since POC are far likelier to work in low-paid jobs, work part-time & have lower wages within a given job. #SolvingCOVIDCrisis… Image
A6b: These trends reflect the legacy of severe discrimination & structural barriers to opportunity. The EITC & CTC push back against racial income disparities by reducing #poverty & raising the incomes of families in low-paying jobs. #SolvingCOVIDCrisis…
A6c: The jobs that would most benefit from a fully available CTC are dominated by women of color, such as health care, retail, & food service. The current crisis has made it clear how essential this work is, though often done for low pay & few benefits. #SolvingCOVIDCrisis Image
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OK STEVIE LANE #AKA LISA AKA EMMA COLES AKA @gg_mpcu AKA @PoliceCoverUps7 AKA @Wilsonkez1 @mrsandries_2 @scarz100 YOU JUST CLD NOT HELP YOURSELF.


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1. It seems they have decided to oppose it by all means. They are doing it to avenge the demolition of #Baburi Mosque in India, back in early 90s.

This is a gentle request to them, please don't forget that your brutality, hate against your people, the minorities of Pakistan,
2. Pakistani Hindus, won't chang anything, it won't hurt them, neithr produce anything gud 4 any1.

If u want to build a #Baburi Mosq at d site of the #Mandir in Islambad, u r free. But trust me, it won't chang anything in India, rathr weaken our stance at d international levl.
3. It would disturb interfaith #harmony in our country, it would stop us from #progress, it would damage #Peace and #prosperity in our country, Pakistan.
It is better to make religion our private matter, and accept the difference rather than imposing our belief on others.
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Who gets access to land in #Kenya's Nanyuki Area? Find out through our new paper on a full inventory of large agricultural investments in the region we developped together with our Kenyan colleagues #decolonizescience
Many experts agree that more agricultural investment is needed in the global South to improve local #foodsecurity and reduce #poverty. However, there is a lack of consensus about the types of investment needed to achieve these goals.
We inventoried a total of 48 active farms and ranches in the area and conducted two rounds of semi-structured interviews with 33 owners, directors, or managers of large agricultural investments.
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The 2nd Special Rapporteur on the #RighttoFood, Olivier de Schutter, delivered his final report to the Human Rights Council of the UN General Assembly on 24 Jan 2014. It was titled "The transformative potential of the right to food"
De Schutter's 6-year mandate (2008-2014) coincided with the Global Food Crisis of 2007 - that preceded the Global Financial Crisis of 2008. He visited 13 countries, prepared 10 reports on thematic issues and 2 special reports on the Global Food Crisis -
He said:"The #righttofood is the right of every individual, alone or in community w others, to have physical & economic access at all times to sufficient, adequate & culturally acceptable food that is produced & consumed sustainably, preserving access 2 food 4 future generations"
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#bookrelease! @ShankkarAiyar's new book the #GatedRepublic releases this weekend -…. Dive back into some of his latest op-eds in the thread below
After India’s announcement of ‘One Nation, One Market’ in the #agricultural sector, Shankkar Aiyar, reflects on the mechanics of #policy reforms in #India, where problems and solutions for economic growth are known.…
India's circular #migrantworkers constitute a large part of the $ 2.8 trillion economy's #Workforce workforce. @ShankkarAiyar relates the lack of coordination and quick decision making that left them stranded on their way back home during the lockdown.…
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Food stamps. I needed some new art for the living room, so I used images related to food stamps to make a digital collage and had it printed on canvas; I like how it turned out. Why food stamps? I wanted to reclaim the power of the images. #poverty #dignity #kindness Image
I have a complicated relationship with food stamps (today we call it SNAP). I’m grateful we had food stamps so we could eat when I was young. There’s one painful memory I can’t shake.
Mom sent me to a grocery store in Greenwood in 1984 with a shopping list and a handful of food stamps which she’d torn out of the booklet they come in.
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“The only reason I’m dealing with this so well is I think #poverty and low wage work is just as brutal and visceral as losing an eye to a police bullet.” – Linda Tirado @KillerMartinis

By @AlanRMacLeod… #Minneapolis #protests #protest #PoliceBrutality
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Migrating out of Poverty
The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium focuses on the relationship between internal and regional #migration and #poverty in #Africa and #Asia. It is funded by the UK’s @DFID_UK and coordinated out of the @SussexUni.
Stories from the Southern Route
#Ethiopia has been a focus country for #EU directives and #IOM action plans to control irregular migration towards #SouthAfrica, #Libya and the #MiddleEast.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
#Migrants & #Smugglers
This comic is based on research conducted by Doudou Gueye, the @unirankorg in collaboration with @priyadeshingkar, the @SussexUni, in the Casamance area of Senegal.

🇰🇪 ✒️ Maddo
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#Coronavirus has already cost hundreds of thousands of lives and could force half a billion people into poverty. We're working tirelessly to prevent the spread of the virus, and pushing governments to do their part. An update on our #COVID19 response 👉🏾
Together, we have reached over 4.5m people so far in our #COVID19 humanitarian response. We aim to reach 14m people by raising €100m. Thank you to everyone supporting this effort! ❤️…
We have forged partnerships with 344 local civil society organizations across more than 60 countries - a network that's part of the fabric of how local communities themselves are responding in their own contexts, helping each other to adapt & survive.
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Bringing Human Rights to Mental Health Care: An Interview with @UNHumanRights Envvoy Dainius Pūras

#UnitedNations Special Rapporteur Dainius Pūras discusses his own journey as a #psychiatrist and the future of #rightsbased approaches to #mentalhealth.…
The families and children I met were actually my real teachers. They were teaching me about ethical #psychiatry. They were teaching me that if you take #humanrights out of psychiatry, then it becomes dangerous and toxic.
It’s not black and white. It’s not about denouncing the medical model, but we’ve identified huge asymmetries and power imbalances in the field. #Mentalhealth care has gone wrong for several reasons but drugs were announced as if they were more effective than other interventions.
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1. #SriLanka has been successful in its fight against #COVID19 w/ only 9 deaths and 1,027 cases confirmed as of 18 May. The gov. quickly mobilized resources through a special fund and strengthened state-funded universal health care services @WHOSEARO. See
@WHOSEARO 2. It adopted a strict curfew on 20 March, reaching an Oxford #StringencyIndex of 100 with the closure of business and schools and adoption of curfew. Lately, the country has relaxed some of these measures with a view to reopening business @uniofoxford.
@WHOSEARO @UniofOxford 3. #SocialProtection programmes were adapted to help families cope with the effects of the curfew. Several programmes experienced horizontal and vertical expansion and changes in implementation features to respond to the #COVID19 crisis. See @SP_Gateway
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