Posts Tagged ‘rural’

Life Of A First Century AD Rural Nazarene Versus A City Sepphorite

Nazareth was inhabited since the Bronze Age, and pottery dating from 900-600 BC confirms an Iron Age settlement there, but the Assyrian, Babylonian and Persian invasions turned the region into a wasteland. Villages were destroyed and the people exiled. For almost 600 years, lasting from the eighth to the second century BC, the region was […]

Rural Assam’s mental health delivery model proves useful in pandemic

Patients wait for their turn to meet doctors at a recent mental health camp in Rowmari village, Chirang district, Assam (Picture courtesy of Ant) Guwahati:  With lockdown restrictions lifting, 40-year-old Joydeep Das*, a vegetable vendor from Assam’s Chirang district, has reopened his stall. His wife Kalpana* is glad that things are returning to normal and, […]

In rural Rajasthan, Dalit and Adivasi girls fight child marriages

Jaipur: Last year, as the Covid-19 pandemic raged across the world, 20-year-old Vineeta Meena’s dream of becoming a police officer seemed all but lost. Meena, a resident of Gokalpur village in Sapotra Block of Karauli district in Rajasthan was suddenly at home trying to thwart the repeated attempts of her parents to marry her off. […]

Lives and Livelihoods in the Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic in Rural Bihar

by Gaurav Datt, Swati Dutta and Sunil Kumar Mishra The study The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered an unprecedented health and an economic crisis of in India.  It is important to document how this crisis has affected people’s lives and livelihoods in different parts of the country. Based on phone interviews with more than 1600 households […]

DHS Training Program Prepares For Rural Lockdowns, Mass Quarantines Against Unvaccinated

Above chart source: Bloomberg News An official training subcontractor for the DHS and FEMA has put up a bulletin on a training program entitled “ISOLATION & QUARANTINE FOR RURAL COMMUNITIES.” The Biden administration has decried the low COVID vaccination rates in southern and rural America. The course description reads: “This 8.0-hour, instructor-led course is designed to […]

Covid infections now surging in rural African areas

Coronavirus cases are surging in rural areas of Africa as the continent faces its third wave of the virus. Places once seen as safe havens from Covid-19 have seen a spike in cases amid the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant in the continent. The World Health Organisation’s regional office for Africa has said […]

Medieval Cooking Pots Reveal Rural People Under Muslim Rule Ate Pork!

The island of Sicily is not somewhere most of us would immediately associate with having been a powerful Islamic kingdom. However, between 841 and 1091 AD, the Emirate of Sicily was a key political center of the Muslim world. Archaeologists analyzing microscopic food residue in a sample set of 134 medieval cooking pots, dating to […]

Medieval Cooking Pots Reveal Rural People Under Muslim Rule Ate Pork!

The island of Sicily is not somewhere most of us would immediately associate with having been a powerful Islamic kingdom. However, between 841 and 1091 AD, the Emirate of Sicily was a key political center of the Muslim world. Archaeologists analyzing microscopic food residue in a sample set of 134 medieval cooking pots, dating to […]

‘Rural People Against Racism’ March In Washington

On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Marchers gathered at Hammer Heritage Square in downtown Sedro-Woolley for sign-waving followed by a march of about 75 people through the business district […]

How Rural Electric Cooperatives Can Support A Green New Deal

Above photo: RECC.coop. Today, as President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure bill is debated in Congress, it’s worth recalling that this isn’t the first time the US has faced an infrastructure deficit. “By the 1930s nearly 90 percent of US urban dwellers had electricity, but 90 percent of rural homes were without power. Investor-owned utilities […]

Elon Musk’s Starlink To Offer Alternative High Speed Internet to Rural Australia

Rural and regional Australia may soon have high-speed internet after Elon Musk’s newest venture, Starlink Beta—the early stages of SpaceX’s satellite broadband program—came online in Australia, providing select remote and regional parts of the country with access to its high-speed satellite internet. The service, currently in beta testing mode, is only available in rural areas of […]

Nolte: Rural Trump Voters Already Live in the Safe, Tolerant Utopia Leftists Claim to Want

If I had to boil down the political wisdom I’ve learned over four decades of observing, studying, writing, and debating, it would be this… Life in Rural America (which is where Republican Trump voters live and govern), is clean, safe and racially tolerant. Most places in America where life is dirty, polluted, dangerous, violent, and […]

MSNBC’s Reid: Limbaugh’s Legacy Is ‘Hardening Rural White Listeners and Weaponizing White Male Grievance’

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on Wednesday’s broadcast of her show “The ReidOut,” gave her take on the legacy of late conservatives talker Rush Limbaugh. Reid said, “Rush Limbaugh died today at the age of 70 from the complications of lung cancer. And I would argue that he is among the three people in recent American history […]

Displacement of  rural communities , diversion of fertile land and forests likely to prove very costly

Several countries including India have embarked on a development strategy which emphasizes very rapid and large-scale extraction of minerals, construction of large dams and super-highways, huge urbanization and industrial projects. This is equated to development and progress by ruling regimes and hence they do not give adequate and proper attention to the huge social and […]

Rural vs Urban Population in India

The Farmers’ Protest Movement has brought into sharp focus that India consists of two countries. One is the mighty sprawling urban India where all of us fortunate live spoilt by consumerism and wanting more and more at the cost of others. The other is the weak scattered rural population who are waiting still since 1947 […]

The Greater Green Revolution—Distortions in Rural Development

            The green revolution has been widely discussed and its different aspects have been highlighted by various observers according to their own understanding of emphasis and priorities. To this writer the essence of the green revolution seems to lie in the following tendencies, all the more significant because these seem to be shared by technological […]

New farm laws will impoverish rural India, eventually lead to collapse of PDS

All sections of society — farmers, agricultural labourers, small shopkeepers — must oppose the new farm laws and hold the central government accountable for trying to jeopardise the country’s food security. Farmers across the country are agitating in a single voice for the rollback of the recently enacted farm laws. The new laws have the […]

Many-Sided Rural Crisis and 12 Groups

An important strength of India is that about two-thirds of its people live in villages. As the world grapples with life-endangering environmental problems, the rural base of a country can be an important source of resilience in protecting life-nurturing conditions and getting close to self-reliance in terms of meeting basic needs. However in the absence […]

Organizing Rural Manufacturing Workers Matters

Above photo: Spencer Davis. It’s no secret that the number of manufacturing jobs in the United States has steadily declined over the past few decades, replaced largely by low-wage work in the service sector. But in many rural communities, manufacturing is still the most important part of the local economy. In fact, manufacturing jobs account […]

BLM Protesters Took A Wrong Turn Into MAGA Country, Run Out Of Town By Armed Locals In Rural Nevada

Thousands of patriotic residents of Minden, Nevada, put Democrat-run cities including Portland, Chicago and Seattle to shame, running far-left BLM protesters out of town as soon as they showed up in the neighborhood and threatened to cause a scene. Several dozen out-of-town far-left protesters gathered for a weekend demonstration in the rural Nevada town, but […]

Rural Whites Shielded From Medicaid Work Requirement Rules

In April, President Trump signed an executive order allowing some Medicaid recipients to be exempted from requirements that they find jobs or lose their health insurance. Now, the states taking advantage of the order, called “Reducing Poverty in America,” are facing scrutiny for allegedly creating policies that, as Talking Points Memo (TMP) reports, “would in practice shield many […]

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband

Net Neutrality Is Vital – So Is Rural Broadband Above photo: The sun sets behind a microwave broadband tower, part of GCI’s TERRA network that provides internet to 40,000 people in rural Alaska. (GCI photo) Most issues look different from rural America, but that’s especially true of net neutrality. No one doubts that net neutrality policies to […]

A ‘David and Goliath situation’: How New York City poop became a rural Alabama town’s problem

     The unbearable stench of some 150 rail cars filled with human waste has pushed a small town in rural Alabama into the international spotlight. It turns out the toxic sludge came from New York City, over 1,000 miles away. Since January, freight cars filled with human waste and other “sludge” from New York City […]

Single Payer Could Stop The Rural Hospital Closure Crisis

Single Payer Could Stop The Rural Hospital Closure Crisis Above Photo: In 2015, Novant Health made the decision to close down Franklin Medical Center, in Louisburg. Taylor Sisk. America’s rural hospitals are closing down at an alarming rate. According to the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program, there were seventy-two rural hospital closures between 2010 and 2016, close to […]

Living in a Rural Area Reduces the Risk of Dying from Cancer by 29%

Living in a rural area has a multitude of benefits – cleaner air, less noise, and more relaxing surroundings, just to name a few. If you’re fighting cancer from a rural area of the country, your location may also boost your odds of survival quite significantly, research shows (though it may be because of the […]

Watching The Hawks – A Rural Threat?!?

Watching The Hawks – A Rural Threat?!? Watching The Hawksyoutube.com Americas media elite has found its new boogeyman the vast swath of the country that doesnt live on a coast! LIKE Watching the Hawks @ http://fb.me/WatchingTheHawksFOLLOW WATCHING THE HAWKS ON INSTAGRAM @ https://instagram.com/watchingthehawks/FOLLOW Tyrel Ventura @ http://twitter.com/TyrelWatchingFOLLOW Tabetha Wallace @ http://twitter.com/TabethaWatchingFOLLOW Sean Stone @ http://twitter.com/WatchingSean […]

Texas Rural Church Shooting Was Scripted by US Government – Dead are Fake, Proof

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Texas Rural Church Shooting is a Terminally Corrupt Arch DHS Hoax

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Japan Trials Driverless Cars with Rural Elderly

Japan Trials Driverless Cars with Rural Elderly September 12th, 2017 Via: Reuters: As the annual rice harvest begins this month in the Japanese town of Nishikata, the combines that usually putter along the sleepy roads lining its rice fields are giving way to a […]

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