Prabir Purkayastha

Prabir Purkayastha is the founder and editor in chief of Newsclick. He is the president of the Free Software Movement of India and is an engineer and a science activist.

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The loss of forest cover in the Amazon would affect not only the world’s climate, but also the local climate in Brazil and neighboring countries, leading to less rainfall, and adversely affecting its agriculture. (Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
White Nationalism and Crony Capitalism Are the Sparks That Started Fires in the Amazon
The man-made Amazon fires are for clearing the land of its forests and indigenous people. The benefits are for Jair Bolsonaro’s cronies, while producing a climate disaster for the world. The Amazon fires in Brazil have become worldwide news. Explaining the fires recently, Douglas Morton, chief of...
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The U.S. sanctions are in violation of the UN Security Council resolution that endorsed the JCPOA.  (Photo: Courtesy of Medea Benjamin) Views
Tuesday, July 09, 2019
Trump’s Version of the Iran Accord: Heads I Win, Tails You Lose
Trump’s Iran policy is akin to that of a schoolyard bully. More worrying is the passivity of the rest of the world and the dangerous drift to another devastating war in the region. The U.S., after walking out of the Iran accord, is now shouting foul as Iran has breached the 300 kg enriched-uranium...
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 In this photo illustration, a visual representation of digital cryptocurrency coins sit on display in front of a Facebook logo on June 24, 2019 in Paris, France. Since the announcement of its creation last week, the virtual currency of Facebook Libra fascinates as much as it worries. (Photo: Chesnot/Getty Images) Views
Monday, July 01, 2019
Facebucks Are the Last Thing the World Needs
Is Facebook’s money— Libra —funny money, or a threat to all currencies? Or is it just a giant scam to transfer people’s cash into Facebook? Facebook’s proposed currency, Libra—or as NPR put it, Facebucks —has created a storm. Libertarians see Libra, a variant of a cryptocurrency backed by Facebook’...
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