Political issue – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ Sat, 14 May 2022 16:08:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://juryteam.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-10-120x120.png Political issue – Jury Team http://juryteam.org/ 32 32 CNTC Speaks Out on Oil and Natural Gas, Naga Policy Issue, Foothill Roads | MorungExpress https://juryteam.org/cntc-speaks-out-on-oil-and-natural-gas-naga-policy-issue-foothill-roads-morungexpress-2/ Sat, 14 May 2022 16:08:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/cntc-speaks-out-on-oil-and-natural-gas-naga-policy-issue-foothill-roads-morungexpress-2/ Officials and participants at the CNTC and Cultural Program meeting held at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on 13-14 May. (Photo DIPR) Wokha, May 14 (MExN): The Central Council of Nagaland Tribes (CNTC) has decided to urge the Nagaland government to begin oil and natural gas exploration and extraction in consultation with stakeholders. The council addressed […]]]>

Officials and participants at the CNTC and Cultural Program meeting held at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on 13-14 May. (Photo DIPR)

Wokha, May 14 (MExN): The Central Council of Nagaland Tribes (CNTC) has decided to urge the Nagaland government to begin oil and natural gas exploration and extraction in consultation with stakeholders.

The council addressed this issue during its cultural gathering program held at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on May 13-14, according to a DIPR report.

He also decided to urge the Government of India and the negotiating parties to expedite the search for a political solution in the knowledge of the stakeholders before the next general election in 2023.

The house has decided to provide unwavering support to the Nagaland Foothill Roads Committee to carry out the current project.

Meanwhile, the house observed that “the three districts of Central Nagaland are deprived in terms of development compared to other districts in Nagaland” and therefore, “the house has decided to urge the government of Nagaland to ensure the proper development of the three districts to the same level as the other districts of Nagaland.

It also decided to review the constitution of the Central Council of the Tribes of Nagaland; form sub-units of Kohima Central Nagaland Coordinating Committee; Central Nagaland Gazetted Officers Forum; and Kohima Central Nagaland Women’s Coordinating Committee; and to form the Central Nagaland Youth Forum.

Constitution of the Association of Mothers of Central Nagaland
The council formed the Central Nagaland Mothers Association (CNMA) with K Atoli Sema as president and Zuchano Patton as general secretary.

CNTC Chairman T Lanu Imchen said in his presidential address, “CNTC came into being to work for the welfare of the three brothers (Ao, Lotha and Sumi) and to work together in unity for the cause. common to all the Nagas of Nagaland.

Ao Senden, President, Chubawati Longchar and Sumi Hoho, President, Nikheto Jimomi called for supporting the CNTC to strengthen their activities to bring about reform among the three communities and for the welfare of Naga society.

Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, also Treasurer of CNLF, Y Patton said in his speech that the delegation headed by the Chief Minister of Nagaland was leaving for Delhi to hold talks with the central leaders regarding the political issue of Naga. He called on all leaders and the public to lend their support so that a peaceful settlement of the Naga political issue can be brought before the next general election in 2023.

Minister G Kaito Aye (CNLF organizer), MP Imkong L Imchen (co-organizer of CNLF) and MP Amenba Yaden also delivered a short speech.

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CNTC Speaks Out on Oil and Natural Gas, Naga Policy Issue, Foothill Roads | MorungExpress https://juryteam.org/cntc-speaks-out-on-oil-and-natural-gas-naga-policy-issue-foothill-roads-morungexpress/ Sat, 14 May 2022 16:07:28 +0000 https://juryteam.org/cntc-speaks-out-on-oil-and-natural-gas-naga-policy-issue-foothill-roads-morungexpress/ Officials and participants during the CNTC cultural program gathered at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on May 13-14. (Photo DIPR) Wokha, May 14 (MExN): The Central Council of Nagaland Tribes (CNTC) has decided to urge the Nagaland government to begin oil and natural gas exploration and extraction in consultation with stakeholders. The council addressed this issue […]]]>

Officials and participants during the CNTC cultural program gathered at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on May 13-14. (Photo DIPR)

Wokha, May 14 (MExN): The Central Council of Nagaland Tribes (CNTC) has decided to urge the Nagaland government to begin oil and natural gas exploration and extraction in consultation with stakeholders.

The council addressed this issue during its cultural gathering program held at Tiyi Hall, Wokha, Nagaland on May 13-14, according to a DIPR report.

He also decided to urge the Government of India and the negotiating parties to expedite the search for a political solution in the knowledge of the stakeholders before the next general election in 2023.

The house has decided to provide unwavering support to the Nagaland Foothill Roads Committee to carry out the current project.

Meanwhile, the house observed that “the three districts of Central Nagaland are deprived in terms of development compared to other districts in Nagaland” and therefore, “the house has decided to urge the government of Nagaland to ensure the proper development of the three districts to the same level as the other districts of Nagaland.

It also decided to review the constitution of the Central Council of the Tribes of Nagaland; form sub-units of Kohima Central Nagaland Coordinating Committee; Central Nagaland Gazetted Officers Forum; and Kohima Central Nagaland Women’s Coordinating Committee; and to form the Central Nagaland Youth Forum.

Constitution of the Association of Mothers of Central Nagaland
The council formed the Central Nagaland Mothers Association (CNMA) with K Atoli Sema as president and Zuchano Patton as general secretary.

CNTC Chairman T Lanu Imchen said in his presidential address, “CNTC came into being to work for the welfare of the three brothers (Ao, Lotha and Sumi) and to work together in unity for the cause. common to all the Nagas of Nagaland.

Ao Senden, President, Chubawati Longchar and Sumi Hoho, President, Nikheto Jimomi called for supporting the CNTC to strengthen their activities to bring about reform among the three communities and for the welfare of Naga society.

Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland, also Treasurer of CNLF, Y Patton said in his speech that the delegation headed by the Chief Minister of Nagaland was leaving for Delhi to hold talks with the central leaders regarding the political issue of Naga. He called on all leaders and the public to lend their support so that a peaceful settlement of the Naga political issue can be brought before the next general election in 2023.

Minister G Kaito Aye (CNLF organizer), MP Imkong L Imchen (co-organizer of CNLF) and MP Amenba Yaden also delivered a short speech.

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COVID-19 communication in NS and the burning political issue that she continues to be https://juryteam.org/covid-19-communication-in-ns-and-the-burning-political-issue-that-she-continues-to-be/ Thu, 12 May 2022 09:00:42 +0000 https://juryteam.org/covid-19-communication-in-ns-and-the-burning-political-issue-that-she-continues-to-be/ This week in Nova Scotia, Liberal Opposition Leader Iain Rankin said the province’s approach to sharing information about COVID-19 is “a new level of ignorance.” However, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health said in an interview that the Conservative government is using science to make the best decisions for Nova Scotians. Throughout 2020 and 2021, the […]]]>

This week in Nova Scotia, Liberal Opposition Leader Iain Rankin said the province’s approach to sharing information about COVID-19 is “a new level of ignorance.”

However, Nova Scotia’s Minister of Health said in an interview that the Conservative government is using science to make the best decisions for Nova Scotians.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, the provincial government had addressed the pandemic by sharing information when available.

In addition to implementing some of the toughest measures in the country, former Liberal Prime Ministers Stephen McNeil and Rankin held live daily or weekly COVID-19 briefings. Detailed epidemiological reports were published daily.

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New Progressive Conservative Premier Tim Houston began phasing out restrictions in mid-February, and with that, the frequency of COVID-19 updates also decreased.

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By the time most restrictions were lifted on March 21, the province ended regular live updates and soon after epidemiological reporting was reduced to once a week.


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Transparency or alarmism?

Lori Turnbull, professor of political science at Dalhousie University, said transparency is what gave people a sense of confidence in the system during the pandemic.

Plus, she said that’s what helped justify the restrictions.

“It gives the government a bit more legitimacy to make the kind of decisions it makes, in terms of closing businesses, closing schools, mandates for masks, certificates for vaccines,” he said. she told Global News.

“It’s almost as if the government has to show its work and show its evidence.”

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Since the restrictions have been lifted, the government no longer needs to present evidence and there is less pressure to share information.

Health Minister Michelle Thompson said the provincial government is happy with how it is communicating COVID-19 and giving Nova Scotians access to the same information as them.

“I believe Nova Scotians have the information they need,” Thompson said, adding that messaging around public health recommendations was consistent across mandates. “I think Nova Scotians of all ages know these very well,” she said.

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In early April, a two-minute video from Houston indicated that COVID-19 cases are expected to continue to rise and people don’t need warrants to tell them how to be safe.

Rankin went on to criticize the premier for his approach to information sharing. He commented on the April 6 video saying, “If the prime minister has time to do a video, he should have time to hold a COVID briefing.”

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A month later, calls from Rankin for briefings and daily updates continue.

“Dr. Strang has repeatedly said ‘COVID is still with us,’ but the government of Houston is making it very difficult for Nova Scotians to hear this message,” read a statement Tuesday from the liberals.

The Opposition said a virtual media availability with Chief Medical Officer Dr Robert Strang held last week – after the release of the weekly COVID-19 report – should have been public.

“We have seen a disturbing trend of data erosion from this government, but preventing people from watching the weekly COVID briefing is a new level of ignorance,” Rankin said in the statement.

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Bedford Basin Liberal MP Kelly Regan agrees.

“For the government of Houston, public health is no longer public,” Regan said in an interview Wednesday.

“This Premier says he trusts Nova Scotians to do the right thing. It would be nice if he trusted them enough to give them the information so they could do the right thing.


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Thompson said while live briefings are important, they have a time and a place.

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Viewership of COVID-19 briefings has declined over the past eight months.

Facebook analytics provided by the province show that a September 14, 2021 briefing reached 263.6 thousand users, while one on April 14, 2022, only reached 22.9 thousand users.

“I want to acknowledge, however, that there are people who are still very scared of COVID,” Thompson said, adding that she wants to make sure the information available on the provincial website and its weekly reports are up to date. the same information used in the manufacturing decision.

As COVID-19 changes, so does communication

Analyst Turnbull said the strategy for communicating COVID-19 to the public is political, but not “necessarily a highly partisan decision”.

She added that the pandemic has changed the way the Liberal Party approaches communication with the public. Either way, the pandemic was the first crisis of its kind for the province.

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When COVID-19 started in 2020, the province’s Liberal government at the time was led by Stephen McNeil.

“I don’t think anyone has ever accused Stephen McNeil of oversharing,” Turnbull said. “On the contrary, his government had a reputation for not being sufficiently transparent and open, wrongly.”

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But for months, he gave Nova Scotians regular, sometimes daily, live briefings on the new epidemiology with Dr. Strang at his side.

Turnbull said Nova Scotia stood out at the time for complying with public health advice on COVID-19 and was an example of managing the virus.

When Rankin took over at the helm in early 2021, he continued the transparent approach, holding live briefings and providing regular updates. His briefings on COVID-19 also often involved ministers who explained how COVID-19 fits into their ministry’s decision-making process.

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With Houston’s election, the COVID-19 approach has changed.

But, Turnbull said, so does the virus.

“But even in provinces where the government has remained the same, the reaction to how to handle COVID-19 in a post-vaccine world has changed again,” she said.

“I don’t think we can totally take the goal of ‘this is a politically different response.’ I think even if we still had Premier McNeil, his approach would have changed because the nature of the situation has changed.

Minister Thompson echoed this.

“It’s a very different time than the pandemic, and it doesn’t matter which government is in,” she said.

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Thompson said the Conservatives were “following the science” when it came to making decisions not only on mandates but also on communications strategy.

“I think we all rose to the occasion and did our best and with the information we have.”


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According to Liberal MP Regan, if the Liberals were still in power, they “would have a different approach to communication”.

“Our approach has always been to be open and honest with Nova Scotians and let them know what’s going on.

“Most people don’t understand that we have thousands of cases in our province right now and almost 75 people have died from COVID in the past few weeks,” she said. “The management of COVID – which must be above and beyond politics.”

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However, criticizing Houston’s approach is the job of the liberal opposition, Turnbull says.

“They are absolutely trying to score political points.”

Openly expressing the lack of transparency could be a way to undermine Houston’s credibility, she notes.

“It’s typical that they try to tell people, ‘Look, Tim Houston isn’t really telling you everything you should know,'” she said.

“There’s no election around the corner here, and Houston’s approval ratings are pretty high.”

According to Turnbull, “this is just normal politics”.


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Nagaland Government Revises Parliamentary Panel Central Committee on Naga Political Question https://juryteam.org/nagaland-government-revises-parliamentary-panel-central-committee-on-naga-political-question/ Mon, 09 May 2022 15:17:57 +0000 https://juryteam.org/nagaland-government-revises-parliamentary-panel-central-committee-on-naga-political-question/ Dimapur: The Nagaland government has revised the central committee of the Parliamentary Commission on the Naga Political Question with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as the convener with immediate effect, Chief Secretary J Alam said in a notification on Monday. Alam said the committee was revised in partial modification of the June 16, 2021 and July […]]]>

Dimapur: The Nagaland government has revised the central committee of the Parliamentary Commission on the Naga Political Question with Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as the convener with immediate effect, Chief Secretary J Alam said in a notification on Monday.

Alam said the committee was revised in partial modification of the June 16, 2021 and July 8, 2021 notifications.

Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Chairman TR Zeliang are co-conveners of the committee while Planning and Coordination Minister Neiba Kronu is its member secretary.

The committee also has 22 members, including Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi and Rajya Sabha member S Phangnon Konyak.

The other members of the committee are 12 lawmakers from the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party (NDPP), five from the BJP, four from the Naga People’s Front (NPF) and one independent.

In another development, the state government has appointed a new leader of the NPF legislative party, Kuzholuzo Nienu, as UDA co-chairman with the rank and status of minister with immediate effect, the secretary said in Chief Alam in another notification.

A day after 21 MPs from his party, including Zeliang, joined the NDPP on April 29, NPF Chairman Shurhozelie Leizietsu said his party would remain a member of the UDA and demanded that, in line with his earlier agreement with the alliance, a ministerial seat and the presidency of UDA must be followed.

After the formation of the UDA multi-party government last year, NPF Legislative Party leader Zeliang was appointed UDA chairman and NPF MP YM Yollo was inducted as minister.

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Adhan has become a political issue in India, Muslims say https://juryteam.org/adhan-has-become-a-political-issue-in-india-muslims-say/ Sun, 08 May 2022 11:43:10 +0000 https://juryteam.org/adhan-has-become-a-political-issue-in-india-muslims-say/ TEHRAN (IQNA) — Sitting in a desk lined with books overlooking a giant prayer hall, Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher at Mumbai’s largest mosque, checked a decibel meter attached to loudspeakers before giving the call to the worship. “The volume of our Adhan (call to prayer) has become a political issue, but I don’t […]]]>

TEHRAN (IQNA) — Sitting in a desk lined with books overlooking a giant prayer hall, Mohammed Ashfaq Kazi, the chief preacher at Mumbai’s largest mosque, checked a decibel meter attached to loudspeakers before giving the call to the worship.

“The volume of our Adhan (call to prayer) has become a political issue, but I don’t want it to take a communal turn,” said Kazi, one of the most influential Islamic scholars in the sprawling metropolis of the west coast of India.

As he spoke, he pointed to loudspeakers attached to the minarets of the ornate sand-colored Juma Masjid in Mumbai’s old shopping districts.

Kazi and three other senior clerics in Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, said more than 900 mosques in the western state had agreed to lower the volume of prayer calls following complaints from a local Hindu politician.

Raj Thackeray, leader of a regional Hindu party, demanded in April that mosques and other places of worship remain within permitted noise limits. If they didn’t, he said his followers would chant Hindu prayers outside mosques in protest.

Thackeray, whose party has just one seat in the state’s 288-member assembly, said he was simply insisting that court rulings on noise levels be enforced.

“If religion is a private matter, why are Muslims allowed to use loudspeakers all 365 days (of the year)?” Thackeray told reporters in Mumbai, India’s financial hub and the capital of Maharashtra.

“My dear Hindu brothers, sisters and mothers, come together, be one to bring down these speakers,” he said.

Leaders of India’s 200 million Muslims view the move, which coincided with the holy festival of Eid, as another attempt by radical Hindus to undermine their rights to freedom of worship and religious expression, with the agreement tacit of the ruling Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

In recent weeks, a top BJP leader has begun pushing to swap religion-based marriage and inheritance laws with a uniform civil code, targeting Muslim family rules.

The BJP did not respond to a request for comment on Thackeray’s initiative. He denies targeting minorities and says he wants progressive change that benefits all Indians.

At the Juma Masjid, Kazi said he complied with Thackeray’s demands to reduce the risk of violence between Muslims and Hindus.

Bloody clashes have erupted sporadically across India since independence, most recently in 2020 when dozens of mostly Muslims were killed in Delhi following protests against a citizenship law that , according to Muslims, was discriminatory against them.

As hardline Hindu rulers sought to undermine Islam, Kazi said, “we (Muslims) must maintain calm and serenity.”

The state took Thackeray’s initiative seriously.

Senior police officials met with religious leaders including Kazi earlier this month to ensure microphones were muted amid fears of clashes in Maharashtra, home to more than 10 million Muslims and 70 million of Hindus.

On Saturday, police filed a criminal complaint against two men in Mumbai for using loudspeakers to recite the early morning Adhan and warned Thackeray’s party workers not to congregate around mosques.

“Under no circumstances will we allow anyone to create communal tension in the state and the court order must be obeyed,” said VN Patil, a senior Mumbai police official.

A senior Thackeray party official said the initiative was not designed to isolate Muslims but was aimed at reducing “noise pollution” created by all places of worship.

“Our party does not appease the minority community,” said Kirtikumar Shinde, adding that police issued warnings to 20,000 party activists this month.

The issue of calls to prayer extends beyond Maharashtra. BJP politicians in three states have asked local police to remove or limit the use of loudspeakers in places of worship.

The deputy chief minister of the country’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, said more than 60,000 unauthorized loudspeakers had been removed from mosques and temples.

Source: Reuters

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Why the Ukrainian war is also a domestic political problem for Biden | american foreign policy https://juryteam.org/why-the-ukrainian-war-is-also-a-domestic-political-problem-for-biden-american-foreign-policy/ Thu, 05 May 2022 21:22:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/why-the-ukrainian-war-is-also-a-domestic-political-problem-for-biden-american-foreign-policy/ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Kyiv leading a congressional delegation this week served as a reminder that in Washington, the war in Ukraine is not just a matter of national security, but also a increasingly important domestic political issue. In his approach to the conflict, Joe Biden has the wind in his sails in […]]]>

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Kyiv leading a congressional delegation this week served as a reminder that in Washington, the war in Ukraine is not just a matter of national security, but also a increasingly important domestic political issue.

In his approach to the conflict, Joe Biden has the wind in his sails in terms of American public opinion and Democratic sentiment which encourages him to be ever more avant-garde.

In a new poll by The Washington Post and ABC News, 37% of Americans polled said his administration was not doing enough to support Ukrainians, slightly more than the 36% who said he was doing the right amount. . Only 14% suggested it was overdoing it.

Late last month, the administration broadened US objectives in the conflict, not only to bolster Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, but also to weaken Russia, in an effort to prevent a repeat of Moscow’s aggression against other countries.

A European diplomat suggested that one of the factors behind the change was the impatience of higher levels of the party with the posture of the administration.

“It’s basically about trying to take the lead in this crisis. There is a lot of national criticism of the administration for its passivity,” the official said.

“The hill [Congress] are crossed and a lot of big Democratic donors think it’s not as direct as America should be… Biden thinks he’s walking a cautious path between intervention in its broadest sense and standing focus on national concerns — and some Democrats are starting to think the balance isn’t right.

Senator Chris Coons, a prominent figure in Democratic foreign policy circles, criticized Biden for taking direct military intervention off the table as an option. On the other side of the party, there has been little pushback from the progressive wing, which is normally skeptical of sending large amounts of military hardware to foreign conflicts.

And for once in Washington, the Republicans are pushing in the same direction.

“It’s one of the few areas where Democrats and Republicans are reasonably well united and it makes it pretty easy for a president to move in that direction. He doesn’t make enemies,” said Larry Sabato, professor of politics at the University of Virginia.

“The umbrella over all of this is the moral question and the powerful video of massacred and dismembered Ukrainians,” said John Zogby, pollster and political consultant. “Americans are moved by this and overwhelmingly support the Ukrainian people.”

It is, however, a matter of political corner. Support is more even among Democrats than Republicans. Donald Trump transferred his personal admiration for Vladimir Putin to at least some of his supporters and to Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson, who consistently raised pro-Moscow talking points on his show.

Democratic support is bolstered by the prominent role of Ukrainian-Americans, believed to number around 1 million (Zogby thinks this is an underestimate) and influential on the party’s ethnic coordination council. They have all the more influence that they are concentrated in oscillating states.

“You have a decent number of Ukrainians in Ohio, and you have a Senate race in Ohio. There are Ukrainians in Pennsylvania and you have a Senate race in Pennsylvania,” said Wendy Schiller, professor of political science at Brown University.

In Wisconsin, Democrats ran ads against incumbent Senator Ron Johnson, focusing on his 2018 visit to Moscow.

“It’s no coincidence that Nancy Pelosi went to Ukraine,” Schiller said. “For the speaker to go away, he says this will be an issue that the national party is going to consider in the midterm elections.”

With state and national level politics, public moral outrage, and Biden’s own foreign policy instincts all pointing in the same direction, the administration has sharply increased its involvement in the Ukraine conflict, asking the Congress an extraordinary $33 billion in military, economic and humanitarian aid to Kyiv.

Public support, however, wanes dramatically when it comes to the issue of sending in US troops. Only 21% of respondents in this week’s poll supported such direct intervention, and fear of Ukraine escalating into a nuclear conflict is significantly higher among Democrats than Republicans.

Biden, who has made the US exit from ‘eternal wars’ his foreign policy, has repeatedly said he will not send US troops to Ukraine and canceled routine missile tests to reduce any risk of misunderstanding and miscalculation between the two nuclear superpowers.

“Boots on the pitch may very well be a very different story,” Zogby said. “I don’t think very well of World War III polls.”

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Surrogacy becomes a political issue in Australian federal election https://juryteam.org/surrogacy-becomes-a-political-issue-in-australian-federal-election/ Tue, 03 May 2022 01:45:29 +0000 https://juryteam.org/surrogacy-becomes-a-political-issue-in-australian-federal-election/ Bioethics has seeped into politics in the high profile constituency of Warringah in Sydney. Australia goes to the polls on May 21, the Liberal-National Party coalition for a fourth three-year term. The election is mostly about economic management, but there are a number of other issues, particularly climate change, which will affect the outcome. In […]]]>

Bioethics has seeped into politics in the high profile constituency of Warringah in Sydney. Australia goes to the polls on May 21, the Liberal-National Party coalition for a fourth three-year term.

The election is mostly about economic management, but there are a number of other issues, particularly climate change, which will affect the outcome. In Warringah, a traditionally Liberal seat currently held by an Independent, it could be transgender rights and surrogacy.

Although relatively unknown, Liberal candidate Katherine Deves, co-founder of the pressure group Save Women’s Sport, was hand-picked by Premier Scott Morrison. She strongly opposes the participation of trans women in women’s sports and opening women-only spaces for them.

That alone painted a big target on his candidacy. However, a treasure trove of 6,000 deleted tweets surfaced and provided more ammunition. One of her controversial ideas is opposition to commercial surrogacy. Here are some of the controversial tweets

  • “Surrogacy is an exploitation of women and a violation of human rights.”
  • “Gestation for surrogacy is a violation of human rights. Women’s bodies are not the vehicle of a vain project. (This was a comment on US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s announcement that he and his partner had had a child through surrogacy.)
  • “Surrogacy is reproductive prostitution. It is a blatant exploitation of women, both the woman whose egg is “harvested” and the pregnant woman who gives birth to the baby. Breaking up the mother-baby dyad is a catastrophic disruption of reproduction and normal human relationships.

Sam Everingham, of Sydney-based surrogacy organization Growing Families, told the Sydney Morning Herald that Deves’ comments were “inflammatory”. “Hundreds of Australians enter into well-regulated surrogacy arrangements each year, many of them from his own constituency,” he said. “Ignorance breeds prejudice and discrimination.”

Mr Everingham may not be the best person to comment on Ms Deves’ election challenges. Her company has surrogate mothers in combat zones in Ukraine. He told The Telegraph (London) last month that he employed SWAT teams to extract their babies and hand them over to the intended parents. So much for those “well-regulated surrogacy arrangements.”

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NPF Chairman for Common Front to Solve Naga Political Problem https://juryteam.org/npf-chairman-for-common-front-to-solve-naga-political-problem/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 05:50:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/npf-chairman-for-common-front-to-solve-naga-political-problem/ Kohima: NPF Chairman Shurhozelie Liezietsu said efforts should be made to bring together the NSCN(IM) and the National Naga Political Groups Working Committee for a common front on the Naga peace talks as the Center cannot pursue separate dialogues with them. The Centre, the former Nagaland chief minister said, will never have a “piecemeal settlement” […]]]>

Kohima: NPF Chairman Shurhozelie Liezietsu said efforts should be made to bring together the NSCN(IM) and the National Naga Political Groups Working Committee for a common front on the Naga peace talks as the Center cannot pursue separate dialogues with them.

The Centre, the former Nagaland chief minister said, will never have a “piecemeal settlement” or “separate settlement” on the issue with the two feuding groups.

Liezietsu, who was answering questions from reporters in Pfutseromi village in Phek district on Wednesday, said the Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF), which is an ally of the state’s multiparty government, can only act as a as a facilitator.

Disputing parties need to come to an understanding and we (the political parties) call on them to unite as the Indian government will never have piecemeal or separate settlements.

“Our main job now is to bring the two conflicting groups together to form a common front, otherwise the Indian government may not continue to have separate talks for a final solution to the Naga political issue,” Liezietsu said.

The Center signed two agreements Framework Agreement with the Isak-Muivah faction of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCN-IM) on August 3, 2015 and Agreed Position with the Working Committee of National Naga Political Groups (WC, NNPG), which consist of at least eight factions on November 17, 2017.

He had talks with both sides, with NSCN(IM) from 1997 and WC, NNPG from 2017. But no final solution was found as NSCN(IM) stood firm on his demand for a separate flag and constitution. for the Naga.

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Mat Lajak case: Don’t turn Sam’s trial into a racial and political issue, family says https://juryteam.org/mat-lajak-case-dont-turn-sams-trial-into-a-racial-and-political-issue-family-says/ Tue, 19 Apr 2022 06:07:00 +0000 https://juryteam.org/mat-lajak-case-dont-turn-sams-trial-into-a-racial-and-political-issue-family-says/ JOHOR BARU: Sam Ke Ting’s family have come forward to urge all parties not to turn the case into a racial and political issue. Andrew Cheah, founder of the charity Sunflower Charity-KL, delivered the family’s message after visiting the family on April 14. Cheah told Sin Chew Daily that despite their concerns for Sam, the […]]]>

JOHOR BARU: Sam Ke Ting’s family have come forward to urge all parties not to turn the case into a racial and political issue.

Andrew Cheah, founder of the charity Sunflower Charity-KL, delivered the family’s message after visiting the family on April 14.

Cheah told Sin Chew Daily that despite their concerns for Sam, the family remained positive, Sin Chew’s English portal mySinChew reported.

The family also reiterated that they have not raised funds or solicited public donations for the matter, he said.

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The family wanted to focus on Sam’s court case and did not want the case to become complicated with interference from political parties and the media, Cheah said.

Cheah visited Sam’s mother after the latter contacted him on April 13, the day Sam was found guilty by the High Court and sentenced to six years in prison and fined RM6,000.

Sam, 27, was sent straight to jail after High Court Judge Datuk Abu Bakar Katar denied her request for a stay of execution pending appeal.

Sam had already been acquitted twice by the magistrates’ court before the High Court found her guilty last week.

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Judge Abu Bakar ruled that the magistrate erred in accepting Sam’s defence.

The incident took place at Jalan Lingkaran Dalam, Johor Baru at 3:20 a.m. on February 18, 2017.

The eight cyclists who died were Mohamad Azrie Danish Zulkefli, 14; Muhamad Shahrul Izzwan Azzuraimie, 14; Muhammad Firdauz Danish Mohd Azhar, 16; Fauzan Halmijan, 13; Mohamed Azhar Amir, 16 years old; Muhammad Harith Iskandar Abdullah, 14; Muhammad Shahrul Nizam Marudin, 14; and Haizad Kasrin, 16.

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Cannot be part of NNPGs solution, says NSCN-IM https://juryteam.org/cannot-be-part-of-nnpgs-solution-says-nscn-im/ Fri, 15 Apr 2022 07:40:54 +0000 https://juryteam.org/cannot-be-part-of-nnpgs-solution-says-nscn-im/ The NSCN-IM said it “cannot be part of the NNPG solution” on the Naga political issue. The NSCN-IM said the Agreed Position signed by the NNPG with the Government of India is “a betrayal of the mandate of the Naga people of the Simon Commission Memorandum of 1929, the Naga Declaration of Independence of 1947 […]]]>

The NSCN-IM said it “cannot be part of the NNPG solution” on the Naga political issue.

The NSCN-IM said the Agreed Position signed by the NNPG with the Government of India is “a betrayal of the mandate of the Naga people of the Simon Commission Memorandum of 1929, the Naga Declaration of Independence of 1947 and the Plebiscite of 1951 “.

However, the NSCN-IM said that if the NNPG is “so keen to go for a Naga solution in accordance with its agreed position, we wish them to go ahead and let the Naga people see what they could achieve for the Naga people”.

“We will never surrender our rights so obediently. History will judge and we simply cannot betray the sacrifices of thousands of martyrs,” NSCN-IM said in a statement.

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The NSCN-IM further alleged that “Nagas who work as Indian mercenaries” “spend sleepless nights to destroy the Naga problem and destroy the national identity of the Naga whose blood, tears and sweat the Nagas have shed. for over six decades.

“We fought alone against the powerful Indian security forces and also against the misguided Nagas (mercenaries) who were harbored and forced to operate from the Indian Army camps,” the outfit said.

The NSCN-IM further accused the Indian government of creating a “third party/force” to defend its interests “against” the right of the Nagas.

He claimed that “any collaborator-based solution will only pave the way for greater disaster”, saying the forces are working “hand in hand to craft the reissued 16-point agreement”.

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