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The 45 Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch


These must-watch vegan documentaries, short films, and movies on
Netflix will open your mind and heart to living a plant-based,
cruelty-free lifestyle.

(Updated May 4, 2020) | It’s safe to say
that plant-based food has never been more popular, and vegan
documentaries are playing a major role. A study from DuPont Nutrition
& Health found that on a global scale, 65 percent of people are
consuming more plant-based foods and beverages. More people are ditching
animal products altogether in favor of a vegan diet; the Veganuary
campaign had a record-breaking run this year with more than 250,000
people partaking. Six out of 10 people who participated said they would
stay vegan after the initiative was over.

A 2013 survey—published on the blog The
Vegan Truth—asked roughly 8,000 vegans what motivated them to adopt the
lifestyle. Forty-two percent said watching an educational video, movie,
or film was the leading reason.

It’s not an unheard-of concept. When
“Dominion” emerged in 2018, people were vowing to ditch animal products
after watching just 15 minutes of the film. The 15-minute mark was also
when the general manager of High Note Cafe in Idaho decided to go vegan
and turn her whole business plant-based, too.

More recently, the star-studded “Game
Changers” film has motivated many to give plant-based living a try. But
there are countless other documentaries and films out there changing the
mind of the masses, with vegan creatives both in front of and behind
the camera.

Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

Filmmaker Kevin Smith went vegan after suffering from a heart attack. | Wikimedia Commons

Vegan Filmmakers

Last year, an international vegan film
festival launched in Canada. The Ottawa International Vegan Film
Festival aims to showcase the work of vegan creatives and films that
focus on “healthier, compassionate, environmentally friendly” lifestyles. The festival is said to be the first of its kind.

Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn are two
vegan filmmakers who have been celebrated by the masses. They are the
directors behind “Cowspiracy” and “What The Health,” two of the most
pivotal films for the vegan movement. Many celebrities, including Ne-Yo
and Lewis Hamilton, credit the latter for motivating them to try a
plant-based diet.

Chris Delforce — founder of non-profit
Aussie Farms, which aims to expose the animal cruelty found in the
farming industries — is the writer, director, and editor of “Dominion,”
as well as its predecessor “Lucent.”

Lee Fulkerson is the director of “Forks
Over Knives,” a documentary that promotes a whole-food, plant-based diet
as a way to avoid or even reverse disease.

In 2017, British comedian Simon Amstell
release a BBC film called “Carnage.” The satirical film is set in the
year 2067 when all of the British public is vegan.

James Cameron — perhaps best known for
his films “The Terminator,” “Titanic,” and “Avatar” — is an advocate of
vegan living. Cameron recently stated that people need to “wake the
[expletive] up” about the climate crisis. Cameron encourages people to
adopt a plant-based diet to lower their environmental impact. He named
diet one of the “biggest, most important ways that we could effect change.” 

Cameron is one of the executive directors
of “The Game Changers,” along with vegan actor and activist Pamela
Anderson. The film was directed by Louie Psihoyos.
The vegan, Oscar-winning filmmaker also directed the 2009 film “The
Cove,” which explores the “gruesome secret” of fishermen in Taiji,
Japan, who capture and kill dolphins.

Filmmaker Kevin Smith adopted a
plant-based diet after suffering from a major heart attack in early
2018. His daughter, actor Harley Quinn Smith, told Page Six News that
her father was the “healthiest he’s ever been” following the
change. Smith now embraces the ethical side of veganism, too. Last
November, he appeared in an ad for Farm Sanctuary—the first farm animal
shelter in the U.S.—to encourage people to not eat turkey for
Thanksgiving. “You’re always told by older people it’s OK to eat
animals, we’re supposed to eat animals. And, you know, for a long time,
that’s what my generation believed. Now we know a lot better,”
Smith said while petting a turkey.

Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

Vegan actor Benedict Cumberbatch supported the Extinction Rebellion protestors. | Wikimedia Commons

Vegans in Film

Vegan creators aren’t just behind the camera. A growing number of actors are turning to plant-based, cruelty-free living, too. Benedict Cumberbatch
has been vegan since at least 2017. The “Imitation Game” and “Doctor
Strange” star has since flaunted vegan fashion in the red carpet and
visited Extinction Rebellion protestors in London. He’s also dined with
fellow vegan actor Woody Harrelson, who has been plant-based for around
30 years.

Joaquin Phoenix, star of the recent “Joker” film, went vegan when he was just three-years-old. “Me and my siblings witnessed fish being killed in a really violent and aggressive way,” he has said. “It
was just absolutely obvious that it was something that we didn’t want
to participate in and we didn’t want to support … I don’t want to cause
pain to another living empathetic creature.”

Jessica Chastain (star of “Dark Phoenix”
and “It: Chapter 2”) took to social media to praise Phoenix for his
performance in “The Joker.” Chastain herself has been vegan for more
than 15 years.

Ruby Rose, Ellen Page, Forest Whitaker,
Alicia Silverstone, Liam Hemsworth, Alan Cumming, Natalie Portman, and
Nathalie Emmanuel are just some of the vegan actors making waves in the
film industry.

The 45 Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch



Cowspiracy” looks at the link between animal agriculture and sustainability.

1. ‘Cowspiracy’

Now that it’s well into the 21st century,
mainstream society has accepted that taking care of the planet is a
good idea. There has never been a better time to draw attention to the
link between animal agriculture and ecological crises such as climate
change, ocean dead zones, and water shortages.

“Cowspiracy” manages to do exactly that
while simultaneously calling out several environmental organizations for
ignoring—or even obscuring—the truth about animal agriculture’s impact
on the planet.

You can watch “Cowspiracy” on Netflix.





“What the Health” studies the link between diet and disease.



2. ‘What the Health’



Following the success of “Cowspiracy,”
filmmakers Anderson and Kuhn decided to show that veganism is good for
our bodies as well as the planet. “What the Health” explores the health
benefits of a plant-based diet and exposes the reluctance of health and
nutrition organizations to point out the negative effects of consuming
animal products.


You can watch it on Netflix.

The documentary exposes cruelty toward animals in our food system.



3. ‘Earthlings’



“Earthlings” is packed with graphic
footage of violence against animals, so it can be difficult to watch. At
the same time, most will still consider it to be essential viewing for
anyone who might use or consume animal products.



For curious meat-eaters who seek the
truth about the industries they support, or vegans who wish to
understand the full extent of humanity’s brutality toward non-human
animals, “Earthlings” is required viewing.


You can watch “Earthlings” online.

4. ‘Forks Over Knives’



Before “What the Health” began veganizing
the world, “Forks Over Knives” was promoting the benefits of a
whole-food, plant-based diet. Among various experts in vegan nutrition,
“Forks Over Knives” features T. Colin Campbell, author of “The China
Study,” the comprehensive scientific resource on the health benefits of
the vegan diet.



You can watch this film on Netflix. You
could also check out the “Forks Over Knives” cookbook, which contains
more than 300 plant-based recipes.

“Maximum Tolerated Dose” reveals what goes on inside animal testing labs.



5. ‘Maximum Tolerated Dose’



Do you ever wonder what kind of suffering
laboratory animals endure – and why? Directed by Karol
Orzechowski, “Maximum Tolerated Dose” includes “hauntingly honest”
testimonies from scientists and lab technicians as well as footage from
undercover investigations. The film aims to spark thought and
discussion about animal testing, with “simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of animals who have seen both sides of the cage.”



You can watch this documentary online.

“Live and Let Live” examines the people who are going vegan.


6. ‘Live and Let Live’



Most vegan documentaries examine one or
more different reasons to adopt a plant-based, cruelty-free lifestyle.
“Live and Let Live” takes a slightly different approach, instead
examining the people who are going vegan, including former butchers and
meat factory workers. If you are looking for vegan documentaries with a
markedly human story, this is the film for you. “Live and Let Live”
features prominent figures in veganism and animal rights including
Melanie Joy and Peter Singer.

All rescue animals have a name and a story, according to “Called to Rescue.”



7. ‘Called to Rescue’



“Every animal we’ve met during our travel has a name and a story,”
says the “Called to Rescue” website. Anyone looking for happy vegan
documentaries should become familiar with this film that explores the
tireless work of sanctuary volunteers and staff, the dedication needed
for rescue and rehabilitation, and the stories of the animals
themselves, living out peaceful lives in sanctuaries.



You can watch this film for free online.

This documentary explores the sentience and rights of animals



8. ‘The Ghosts in Our Machine’



In “The Ghosts in Our Machine,” award-winning filmmaker Liz Marshall tells the inspiring story of photojournalist Jo-Anne McArthur, who dedicates her life to documenting the lives of exploited animals. The film begs the question, “Are non-human animals property to be owned and used, or are they sentient beings deserving of rights?”



You can buy or rent this film on iTunes.

“Eating Animals” was adapted from a book of the same name.


9. ‘Eating Animals’



Vegan actor Natalie Portman produced and
narrated this adaptation of Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same
name. “Eating Animals” explores the evolution of animal agriculture into
the industrial process it has become today, looking at the
environmental, economic, and public health issues tied to factory
farming.



You can buy the “Eating Animals” film and book online.

“The Game Changers” challenges the myth that meat is necessary for protein.



10. ‘The Game Changers’



It could be said that “The Game Changers”
has generated more hype than any other vegan documentary out there.
Featuring names like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Scott Jurek, Dotsie Bausch,
Derrick Morgan, and Morgan Mitchell, “The Game Changers” aims to inspire by showing the athletic power of a plant-based diet and challenge “the world’s most dangerous myth: that meat is necessary for protein.”


You can watch “The Game Changers” on Netflix.

This documentary exposes the dark reality of animal agriculture.



11. ‘Dominion’



With hidden cameras and aerial drones,
“Dominion” takes the animal cruelty found in the food system under the
spotlight for all to see. A host of celebrity names like Joaquin
Phoenix, Kat Von D, Sadie Sink, and Sia feature in the film. “Dominion”
sold out across the country at its various premiers and has motivated
many to leave animals off their plate for good.



You can watch “Dominion” for free on its website.

“Lucent” looks at “what’s done in the dark” in Australian pig farms.



12. ‘Lucent’



Before
working on “Dominion,” Delforce released “Lucent,” which exposes the
horrors of standard practice in Australian pig farms. Again with
hand-held and hidden camera footage, “Lucent” aims to bring what’s done
in the dark into the light.



You can watch this film for free online.

“The Cove” tells the story of hunted dolphins in Japan.


13. ‘The Cove’



This Academy Award-winning film made
quite the splash when it took on the Japanese dolphin hunting industry, a
story told through Ric O’Barry, a dolphin trainer-turned-activist. “The
Cove” aims to expose the brutal practice of capturing and killing
dolphins, a well-kept secret by many local fishermen in Taiji, Japan.



You can watch the documentary online.

This vegan documentary looks at the reasons why different people ditched animal products.



14. ‘Vegan: Everyday Stories’



The feature-length documentary “Vegan: Everyday Stories” follows the lives of “four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they’re all vegan.” Ultra
runner Yassine Diboun, animal sanctuary owner Renee King-Sonnen, food
truck owner Jerri Hastey, and eight-year-old activist Genesis Butler are
all featured, explaining how they each made the move to a plant-based,
cruelty-free lifestyle.


You can watch this film on its website or on Amazon.

This film follows the lives of three meat-loving New Yorkers who decide to go vegan.



15. ‘Vegucated’



This 2011 film explores the challenges
associated with ditching animal products in favor of plant-based foods.
It follows the lives of three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who
agree to try a vegan diet for six weeks. Describing itself as “part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy,” “Vegucated” shows the evolution of three people learning that they can “change the world one bite at a time.”



You can rent or buy this documentary online.

“Before the Flood” sees Leonardo DiCaprio discussing climate change with various experts.



16. ‘Before The Flood’



In this documentary, actor and
environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio is seen meeting with activists,
scientists, and world leaders to discuss what climate change is doing to
our planet and the various ways we could remedy this. Whilst not an
inherently vegan documentary, “Before The Flood” does acknowledge the
hard-to-ignore link between animal agriculture and environmental
devastation, causing one to think twice about what’s on their dinner
plate.



You can watch this film on Amazon.



17. ‘A Prayer for Compassion’


“A Prayer for Compassion” studies the spirituality involved in veganism.



This feature-length documentary looks at
the spirituality involved in living a plant-based, cruelty-free
lifestyle. Featuring people from dozens of faiths, “A Prayer for Compassion” aims to “awaken the inner vegan” in those who are religious or spiritual, inviting them to welcome non-human animals into their “circle of respect and caring and love.”



For more information about this film, see here.

This film follows the story of Jay Wilde, a beef farmer who went vegan.


18. ’73 Cows’



Short documentary film “73 Cows” tells the story of Jay Wilde, the first farmer in the UK to trade beef farming for sustainable organic vegan farming.” The
documentary follows Wilde and his wife Katja as they transition away
from meat farming after Wilde becomes “friends” with the animals he was
raising for slaughter.



You can watch “73 Cows” online.

This film features primatologist Jane Goodall.



19. ‘H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters’



This inspiring documentary looks at the
impacts of a typical Western diet on human health, the planet, and
animals. It features environmentalist and primatologist Jane Goodall, as
well as social psychologist Melanie Joy, biochemist T. Colin Campbell,
scholar Vandana Shiva, and author Caldwell B. Esselstyn.


The film’s message is clear: what you eat matters.



You can watch this documentary for free online.

“Eating You Alive” looks at the connection between meat-heavy diets and the rise of chronic disease.



20. ‘Eating You Alive’



“Eating You Alive” explores the link
between American dietary habits — like eating meat, dairy, and eggs —
and the rise of chronic disease. The vegan health documentary stars
actor Samuel L. Jackson, PCRM founder Dr. Neal Barnard, and James and
Suzy Amis Cameron, among others. It has earned a lot of praise in the
U.S, including from “The Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik, who
explained that the film doesn’t use scare tactics or weird anecdotes.” She added, “It
focuses on the medical impact of the way Americans are told it’s
healthy to eat… If you watch one documentary about health, this should
be it.”


You can buy this film on Amazon.


“Blackfish” tells the stories of SeaWorld’s captive animals.



21. ‘Blackfish’



The 2013 documentary “Blackfish” tells
the gripping story of SeaWorld’s captive whales and the trainers who
participated in their suffering. The film has had a lasting impact on
the marine park, leading to a steady decline in ticket sales and
boycotts. It was even responsible for the ending of “Finding Dory,”
which switched its final plot to be more positive for marine animals,
allowing the animated characters to escape their lives of captivity.



You can watch “Blackfish” on iTunes.

“Running for Good” tells the story of vegan ultramarathon runner Fiona Oakes.



22. ‘Running for Good’



“Running for Good” tells the story of
vegan ultramarathon runner Fiona Oakes. At the age of six, Oakes decided
on her own volition to go vegan. She is the founder of an animal
sanctuary which currently cares for 500 rescued animals. She has four
world records in extreme marathon running and an elite road running
career, which she has managed with a disability that health
professionals said would cause her to never walk again. The only reason
she runs is to raise awareness for the animals.



You can watch “Running for Good” on Amazon Prime Video.

“Empathy” is a vegan documentary by Ed Antoja.


23. ‘Empathy’



This documentary is the result of asking
someone who knows nothing about humankind’s harmful treatment of animals
to make a film about the very topic. It includes no graphic footage,
instead highlighting the benefits of veganism in an uplifting way.



You can watch “Empathy” online.

“The Invisible Vegan” sheds light on the eating habits of the African-American community.



24. ‘The Invisible Vegan’



This 90-minute independent film,
co-directed by activists Jasmine and Kenny Leyva, studies the history of
unhealthy eating habits within the African-American community and the
community’s growing vegan movement. NBA champion John Salley, Cedric the
Entertainer, and 11-year-old activist Genesis Butler make appearances
in “The Invisible Vegan.”


You can watch this film on Amazon Prime Video.

“The End of Meat” looks at what the world would be like if no one ate animals.



25. ‘The End of Meat’



“The End of Meat” imagines a world where nobody eats animals. “Instead
of focusing on the negative consequences of consuming meat, I wanted to
show the hugely beneficial possibilities of a post-meat world and what
that might look like for humans, animals, and the planet,”
said filmmaker Marc Pierschel in a statement.



You can watch this film on Amazon Prime Video.

“Free Solo” won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.



26. ‘Free Solo’



In 2018, plant-based rock climber and
environmentalist Alex Honnold became the first person to scale the
nearly 3,000-foot granite wall El Capitan in Yosemite National Park
without using ropes or safety gear. National Geographic named it “the greatest feat of pure rock climbing in the history of the sport.”



“Free Solo” documents the climb. This year, the film won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.



You can buy this film from Amazon.

“The Last Pig” questions equality and the sanctity of life.



27. ‘The Last Pig’



Following the life of a pig farmer
contemplating the ethics of sending his pigs to slaughter, this
multiple-award-winning documentary highlights topics of equality,
compassion, and the sanctity of life. Vegan musician Moby said the film
was “startling, honest, and deeply beautiful.”


“Diet Fiction” picks apart the multi-billion dollar diet industry.



28. ‘Diet Fiction’



This film sees the award-winning director
of “Food Choices,” Michal Siewierski exposing the truth behind diet
culture. Siewierski picks apart the manipulation of the multi-billion
dollar diet industry as well as the “devastating” effects that obesity
has on people’s lives, according to the film’s website. “Diet Fiction”
offers “new disruptive ideas” about how plant-based foods can address
the obesity epidemic that’s dominating the world.


You can watch this film on Amazon Prime.

“Slice of Life” features interviews with physicians and chefs.



30. ‘Slice of Life’



“Slice of Life” explores the growing
momentum of the vegan movement. It includes interviews with chefs,
physicians, researchers, restaurateurs, the founders of Beyond Meat,
JUST, and Impossible Foods, as well as Bruce Friedrich of the Good Food
Institute, and spokespeople from animal welfare organizations. It
premiered last year.



“Racing Extinction” looks into the sixth major extinction in Earth’s history.



31. ‘Racing Extinction’



Oscar-winner Louie Psihoyos (“The Cove,”
“The Game Changers”) along with a team of activists and artists created
the documentary film “Racing Extinction,” which delves into issues of
biodiversity loss and species extinction. With never-before-seen images,
the film showcases what scientists are calling the sixth major
extinction in Earth’s history, that is being driven by humanity itself.


You can buy or rent this film from Amazon.

“Food Inc.” will have you thinking twice about the food you eat.



32. ‘Food, Inc.’



“Food, Inc.” unravels the way major
corporations control every aspect of the food chain in the United
States, including the farms where food is grown to the supermarket it’s
purchased in. These companies prioritize profit over public health, the
livelihood of farmers, the safety of workers, and the state of the planet. “Food, Inc.” will have you thinking twice about the food on your plate.



You can buy or rent this film on Amazon.

“The Animals Film” looks at animal cruelty in laboratories.



33. ‘The Animals Film’



Packed with never-before-seen footage,
this 1981 film illuminates the cruelty inflicted on animals in
laboratories, on farms, in the military, in the pet food industry, in
the fur trade, and in the hunting trade.



You can purchase “The Animals Film” on its website.

Alec Baldwin narrates this film about factory farming.


34. ‘Meet Your Meat’



This short film (it’s less than 12 minutes long), narrated by actor and activist Alec Baldwin, unveils the truth behind “humanity’s cruelest invention – the factory farm.” It
includes difficult but important-to-watch footage, and its bonus
features videos with vegan actors and activists Pamela Anderson and
Joaquin Phoenix.



You can watch “Meet Your Meat” for free online.

“A Fall From Freedom” analyzes the history of the animal entertainment industry.



35. ‘A Fall From Freedom’



“A Fall From Freedom” looks into the
history of keeping whales and dolphins captive for human entertainment.
It questions the morality of doing so, looking at premature animal
deaths, trainer injuries, educational misrepresentation, illegal and
secret practices, and government incompetence.


You can watch this film on Amazon.

“Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead” follows one man’s health journey.



36. ‘Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead’



The 2010 documentary “Fat, Sick, and
Nearly Dead” follows the story of Australian Joe Cross as he embarks on a
journey to regain his health. Under the care of vegan doctor and author
of the 2013 book “Eat to Live,” Joel Fuhrman, Cross goes on a juice
fast and adopts a plant-based diet. He reportedly lost 100 pounds and
was able to safely stop taking his medication. A sequel, “Fat, Sick, and
Nearly Dead 2,” was released in 2014.



You can watch it for free online.

‘Meathooked and the End of Water’ explores the connection between factory farming and the planet.



37. ‘Meathooked and End of Water’



This 2016 episode of the HBO series
“VICE” dives into the various ways the meat industry is damaging people,
the planet, and animals. The short episode touches upon processed
meat’s carcinogenic
nature, the rapid slaughter of animals in factory farming, and how the
industry is depleting natural resources like forests and freshwater
supplies.



You can watch for free it online.

Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

“The Farm In My Backyard” studies the mink fur trade in Canada. | Jo-Anne McArthur


38. ‘The Farm In My Backyard’



McArthur — star of “The Ghosts in Our
Machine” — is one of the creators of “The Farm In My Backyard,” a short
film that exposes the mink fur trade in Nova Scotia, Canada. As well as
looking into the animal welfare violations of the industry, the film
explores the environmental implications of farming fur.



You can watch it for free here.


Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

ohn Lewis interviews Ne-Yo for “Hungry for Justice” | First Spark Media

39. ‘Hungry for Justice’



“Hungry for Justice” dives into food
injustice, including food deserts and nutritional racism. It aims to
address statistics like why Black Americans are 60 percent more likely
to die from stroke and twice as more likely to die from diabetes than
white Americans. The feature-length documentary follows John Lewis on
his travels throughout the U.S. as he interviews medical professionals,
athletes, and musicians, including Ne-Yo.


“Hungry for Justice” doesn’t have a release date yet, but you can stay in the loop online.

Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

“For the Birds” tells the story of a woman’s 200 birds.



40. ‘For the Birds’



This film tells the story of Kathy, a
woman who loves ducks, chickens, geese, and turkeys so much so that she
hoards 200 of them. “For the Birds” looks at the “moral grey areas of the way we treat animals,”
said vegan filmmaker Richard Miron. It features rescuers from the
Woodstock Farm Sanctuary and footage of the rescued birds swimming in
water for the first time.



You can watch “For the Birds” on Netflix.

Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

“Deadly Dairy” aims to expose the links between the dairy, meat, and leather industries.



41. ‘Deadly Dairy’



“Deadly Dairy” uncovers the “hidden cost”
of dairy. To produce the film, Animal Equality India investigated 107
dairy farms as well as with cattle markets, tanneries, slaughterhouses,
and semen collection centers. The film’s message is that the dairy,
meat, and leather industries are so interconnected, you cannot buy
products from one without supporting the others.



You can watch it for free online.

The 43 Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

Sea Shepherd founder Captain Paul Watson fights to protect the oceans.


42. ‘Watson’



Directed by American filmmaker Lesley
Chilcott (“An Inconvenient Truth” (2006) and “Waiting for ‘Superman’”
(2010)), the 2019 documentary “Watson” is centered on Sea Shepherd
founder Captain Paul Watson. The film blends new interviews with Watson
along with archival footage, painting a portrait of Watson’s dedication
to protecting the oceans and the planet.



“Watson” is available on Fubo TV.

The 43 Vegan Documentaries You Have to Watch

The short film “Test Subjects” shines a light on animal testing in science.



43. ‘Test Subjects’



After snagging a BAFTA for “73 Cows,”
filmmaker Alex Lockwood released the short documentary “Test Subjects”
in late 2019. The film follows three scientists who faced ethical
dilemmas with their fields’ reliance on animal testing. Slowly, they
began to question its validity and sought to share their stories.


You can watch “Test Subjects” on Vimeo.

The film exposes the environmental impacts of various energy sources.



44. ‘Planet of the Humans’



“Planet of the Humans” is an ecological
documentary produced by filmmaker Michael Moore. The film exposes the
heavy environmental impacts of renewable energy. It also explains the
problems with other forms of power like solar energy, wind energy, and
biogas.



You can watch “Planet of the Humans” on YouTube.

The new film follows the world’s only all-female anti-poaching unit.



45. ‘Akashinga: The Brave Ones’



A new film was just released about the
world’s only all-female anti-poaching unit. The documentary, entitled
“Akashinga: The Brave Ones,” is produced by three-time Academy
Award-winning director James Cameron and directed by Maria Wilhelm.



The short film—which is a National Geographic Documentary Films production—explores conservation methods of Akashinga. Akashinga is
a radical team of vegan women that are working to protect Africa’s key
species, including the country’s vulnerable elephants.



The documentary premiered at the EarthxFilm Festival, which was screened virtually between April 17-26.


You can watch the trailer for “Akashinga: The Brave Ones” here.



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On the Nature of Nibbāna
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Editor’s Preface
Foreword
On the Nature of Nibbāna
Part I: Introduction
What is Nibbāna?
The Meaning of Nibbāna
How to Escape from the Three Cycles
Part II
Mental Formations and Nibbāna
The Three Burdens
Discarding All Burdens
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The Story of Bāhiya Dārucīriya
The Eye and Visual Perception
Cessation of the Senses is Nibbāna
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Respectful Attention
About the Nature of Nibbāna
Attributes of Nibbāna
The End of the World
Part V
An Easy Method of Meditation
The Cessation of Craving
Craving Has No Affinity for Nibbāna
About Supernormal Powers
Part VI
The Peace of Nibbāna is Real
The Story of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī

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Ananda
The Guardian of the Dhamma
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1. Ananda’s Personal Path
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3. Ananda as the Buddha’s Attendant
4. Ananda as the Guardian of the Dhamma
5. Ananda’s Attitude Toward Women
6. Ananda and His Fellow Monks
7. Ananda’s Conversations with the Buddha
8. Ananda’s Former Lives
9. The Last Days of Gotama the Buddha
10. After the Death of the Buddha

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Subramanian Swamy on Electronic Voting Machine Tampering - IndiaWires
ALL APRIL DUCK FOOLS -அனைத்து ஏப்ரல் வாத்து முட்டாள்கள்
Bevakoof Jhoothe Psychopaths (BJ(P) Ltd) own mothers’ flesh eaters, slaves, stooges, boot lickers, chamchas, chelas of world class slaves just 0.1% foreigners kicked out from Bene Israel, Tibet, Eastern Europe, Western Germany, South Russia, Eastern Europe, Holand anti-national, traitors chitpavan brahmins of Rowdy Swayam Sevaks (RSS) who are intolerant, violent, militant, number one terrorists ofthe world, ever shooting, mob lynching, lunatic, mentally retarded full of hatred, anger, jealousy, delusioned stupids are tampering the fraud EVMs just to serve the 99.9% All Aboriginal Awarened Societies (sarvajan Samaj).
They are ALL APRIL DUCK FOOLS as Mad murderer of democratic insttutions (Modi) & Omit Shah have already ommited all their opponents before the election result as they tamper the fraud EVMs only to serve the 99.9% All Aboriginal Awarened Societies (sarvajan Samaj).
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RSS favours paper ballots, EVMs subjected to public scrutinyNew Delhi | Saturday, Aug 28 2010 IST
Joining the controversy regarding the reliablity of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) which have been questioned by political parties, the RSS today asked the Election Commission (EC) to revert back to tried and tested paper ballots and subject EVMs to public scrutiny whether these gadgets are tamper proof. In an editorial titled ‘Can we trust our EVMs?’, The Organiser, the RSS mouthpiece, noted it was a fact that till date an absolutely tamper-proof machine had not been invented and credibility of any system depends on ‘transparency, verifiability and trustworthiness’ than on blind and atavistic faith in its infallibility.
The issue is not a ‘private affair’ and it involves the future of India. Even if the EVMs were genuine, there was no reason for the EC to be touchy about it, the paper commented. The Government and the EC can’t impose EVMs as a fait accompli on Indian democracy as the only option before the voter. There were flaws like booth capturing, rigging, bogus voting, tampering and ballot paper snatching in the ballot paper system of polling leading the country to switch over to the EVMs and all these problems were relevant in EVMs too. Rigging was possible even at the counting stage. What made the ballot papers voter-friendly was that all aberrations were taking place before the public eye and hence open for corrections whereas the manipulations in the EVMs is entirely in the hands of powers that be and the political appointees manning the sytem, the paper commented. The EVM has only one advantage — ’speed’ but that advantage has been undermined by the staggered polls at times spread over three to four months. ‘’This has already killed the fun of the election process,’’ the paper noted. Of the dozen General Elections held in the country, only two were through the EVMs and instead of rationally addressing the doubts aired by reputed institutions and experts the Government has resorted to silence its critics by ‘intimidation and arrests on false charges’, the paper observed, recalling the arrest of Hyederabad-based technocrat Hari Prasad by the Mumbai Police. Prasad’s research has proved that the EVMs were ‘vulnerable to fraud’. The authorities want to send a message that anybody who challenges the EC runs the risk of persecution and harassment, the RSS observed. Most countries around the world looked at the EVMs with suspicion and countries like the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and Ireland had all
reverted back to paper ballots shunning EVMs because they were ‘easy to falsify, risked eavesdropping and lacked transparency’.
Democracy is too precious to be handed over to whims or an opaque establishment and network of unsafe gizmos. ‘’For the health of Indian democracy it is better to return to tried and tested methods or else elections in future can turn out to be a farce,’’ the editorial said.– (UNI) — 28DI28.xml
Now will the BJP Say ‘Take A Chill Pill’ with its lawmaker Babul Supriyo allege the RSS. that it has become “inconsequential” and for whose farewell it is ? Smriti Irani, too, can take a swipe at RSS, saying it was a case of “sour grapes” when BJP was in opposition.
Now the CEC and CJI must order for dissolution of Central and State governments selected by these EVMs and go for fresh polls with paper ballots till the entire EVMs are replaced as we have reached a stage where people are demanding hundred per cent deployment of paper audit trail machine. And as the plan is that by 2019, the whole country will be covered by paper audit trail machines. The budget for this has been committed now as said by Zaidi.
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Dr Swamy explains that he proved in Delhi high court that EVM machines can be tampered. Dr Swamy contacted EVM machine manufacturing Japanese company and asked whether they use this EVM machine in japan or not. They said they are not mad and they don’t use that in Japan, in japan they use ballot paper.
Similarly in many devloped countries ballot paper is used. Dr Swamy also explains about the solution which he proposed.
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বেভাকোফ
হুথে চাইকোপেথ (বিজে (পি) লিমিটেডৰ নিজৰ মাতৃৰ মাংস ভক্ষক, দাস, স্টুজ,
বুট লিকাৰ, চামচা, বিশ্বমানৰ দাসসকলৰ চেলা বোৰ বেইন ইস্ৰায়েল, তিব্বত, পূব
ইউৰোপ, পশ্চিম জাৰ্মানী, (i) 30 01-09-2009-2010-12 2010-12 2011-12
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তেওঁলোক সকলো এপ্ৰিল ডাক ফুল
যিহেতু গণতান্ত্ৰিক ইনষ্টুটিয়নৰ পাগল হত্যাকাৰী (মোডী) আৰু ওমিত শ্বাহে
ইতিমধ্যে নিৰ্বাচনৰ ফলাফলৰ আগতে তেওঁলোকৰ সকলো বিৰোধীক অস্বীকাৰ কৰিছে
কিয়নো তেওঁলোকে কেৱল ৯৯.৯% সকলো আদিবাসী সচেতন সমাজ (সৰ্বজন সমাজ) সেৱা
কৰিবলৈ জালিয়াতিৰ ইভিএমত হস্তক্ষেপ কৰিছে।

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আৰএছএছে কাগজৰ বেলট, ই ভি এম ৰাজহুৱা পৰীক্ষাৰ অধীনত অনুগ্ৰহ কৰে নতুন দিল্লী | শনিবাৰে, Aug 28 2010 IST

ৰাজনৈতিক
দলসমূহে প্ৰশ্ন কৰা ইলেক্ট্ৰনিক ভোটিং মেচিনৰ (ইভিএম) নিৰ্ভৰযোগ্যতাৰ
বিষয়ে বিতৰ্কত যোগদান কৰি আৰএছএছে আজি নিৰ্বাচন আয়োগক চেষ্টা কৰা আৰু
পৰীক্ষা কৰা কাগজৰ বেলটলৈ ঘূৰি আহিবলৈ আৰু ইভিএমবোৰ ৰাজহুৱা পৰীক্ষাৰ অধীনত
ৰাখিবলৈ কৈছে যে এই গেজেটবোৰ টেম্পাৰ প্ৰমাণ নে নাই। ‘আমি আমাৰ
ইভিএমবিশ্বাস কৰিব পাৰোঁ নেকি?’ শীৰ্ষক সম্পাদকীয়ত আৰএছএছৰ মুখপত্ৰ সংগঠকে
উল্লেখ কৰিছিল যে এইটো এটা সত্য আছিল যে এতিয়ালৈকে এটা সম্পূৰ্ণ
টেম্পাৰ-প্ৰুফ মেচিন উদ্ভাৱন কৰা হোৱা নাছিল আৰু কোনো প্ৰণালীৰ
বিশ্বাসযোগ্যতা ইয়াৰ অসফলতাৰ ওপৰত অন্ধ আৰু অত্যাৱলীয় বিশ্বাসৰ তুলনাত
‘স্বচ্ছতা, প্ৰমাণীকৰণ আৰু বিশ্বাসযোগ্যতা’ৰ ওপৰত নিৰ্ভৰ কৰে।

বিষয়টো
এটা ‘ব্যক্তিগত বিষয়’ নহয় আৰু ইয়াত ভাৰতৰ ভৱিষ্যত অন্তৰ্ভুক্ত আছে।
আনকি যদি ইভিএমবোৰ প্ৰকৃত আছিল, ইচিৰ এই বিষয়ে স্পৰ্শ কৰাৰ কোনো কাৰণ
নাছিল, কাগজখনে মন্তব্য কৰিছিল। চৰকাৰে আৰু ইচিয়ে ভোটাৰৰ সন্মুখত একমাত্ৰ
বিকল্প হিচাপে ভাৰতীয় গণতন্ত্ৰৰ ওপৰত এফএআইটি হিচাপে ইভিএম আৰোপ কৰিব
নোৱাৰে। ভোটগ্ৰহণৰ বেলট পেপাৰ প্ৰণালীত বুথ দখল, ৰিগিং, ভুৱা ভোটিং,
টেম্পাৰিং আৰু বেলট পেপাৰ কাঢ়ি নিয়াৰ দৰে ত্ৰুটি আছিল আৰু এই সকলোবোৰ
সমস্যা ইভিএমতো প্ৰাসঙ্গিক আছিল। গণনাপৰ্যায়তো ৰিগকৰা সম্ভৱ হৈছিল।
ভোটপত্ৰবোৰ ভোটাৰ-অনুকূল কৰি তুলিছিল যে সকলো বিভ্ৰান্তি ৰাজহুৱা চকুৰ আগত
হৈ আছিল আৰু সেয়েহে সংশোধনৰ বাবে খোলা আছিল আনহাতে ইভিএমত হোৱা হেৰুওৱাবোৰ
সম্পূৰ্ণৰূপে ক্ষমতাৰ হাতত আছে আৰু ৰাজনৈতিক নিযুক্তিসকলে চিটেমৰ ওপৰত
ব্যৱস্থা পঢ়া,কাগজখনে মন্তব্য কৰে। ইভিএমৰ কেৱল এটা সুবিধা আছে - ‘গতি’
কিন্তু তিনিৰ পৰা চাৰি মাহধৰি বিয়পি থকা সময়ত বিয়পি থকা নিৰ্বাচনৰ
দ্বাৰা সেই সুবিধা টো ক্ষুণ্ণ কৰা হৈছে। কাগজটি তেলে, ‘এইটোৱে ইতিমধ্যে
নিৰ্বাচনী প্ৰক্ৰিয়াৰ মজাকে হত্যা কৰিছে। দেশত অনুষ্ঠিত হোৱা ডজন সাধাৰণ
নিৰ্বাচনৰ ভিতৰত মাত্ৰ দুজন ই ভি এমৰ জৰিয়তে আছিল আৰু প্ৰসিদ্ধ প্ৰতিষ্ঠান
আৰু বিশেষজ্ঞসকলে প্ৰচাৰিত সন্দেহবোৰ যুক্তিসঙ্গতভাৱে সমাধান কৰাৰ
পৰিৱৰ্তে চৰকাৰে ‘মিছা অভিযোগত ভাবুকি আৰু গ্ৰেপ্তাৰ’ কৰি ইয়াৰ
সমালোচকসকলক নিৰৱ কৰি তুলিছে, মুম্বাই আৰক্ষীৰ দ্বাৰা হাইদেৰাবাদ স্থিত
টেক্ৰেক্ট হৰি প্ৰসাদক গ্ৰেপ্তাৰ কৰাৰ কথা মনত পেলোৱা কাগজখনে পালন কৰিছে।
প্ৰসাদৰ গৱেষণাই প্ৰমাণ কৰিছে যে ইভিএমবোৰ ‘জালিয়াতিৰ বাবে অসুৰক্ষিত’
আছিল। কৰ্তৃপক্ষই এটা বাৰ্তা প্ৰেৰণ কৰিব বিচাৰে যে যিকোনো ব্যক্তিয়ে ইচিক
প্ৰত্যাহ্বান জনাই তাড়না আৰু নিৰ্যাতনৰ আশংকা পৰিচালনা কৰে, আৰএছএছে
লক্ষ্য কৰিছিল। বিশ্বৰ বেছিভাগ দেশে সন্দেহেৰে ইভিএমলৈ চাইছিল আৰু
নেডাৰলেণ্ড, ইটালী, জাৰ্মানী আৰু আয়াৰলেণ্ডৰ দৰে দেশবোৰত সকলো আছিল
ইভিএম পৰিহাৰ কৰি কাগজৰ বেলটলৈ ঘূৰি আহিছিল কাৰণ সেইবোৰ ‘মিছা কৰা সহজ, বিপদাশংকা কৰা আৰু স্বচ্ছতাৰ অভাৱ’।

গণতন্ত্ৰ
কঁপি বলৈ বা অসুৰক্ষিত গজমোৰ এক অস্বচ্ছ প্ৰতিষ্ঠান আৰু নেটৱৰ্ক হস্তান্তৰ
কৰাটো অতি মূল্যবান। সম্পাদকীয়ত কোৱা হৈছে, ‘ভাৰতীয় গণতন্ত্ৰৰ
স্বাস্থ্যৰ বাবে চেষ্টা কৰা আৰু পৰীক্ষা কৰা পদ্ধতিলৈ ঘূৰি অহাভাল নহ’লে
ভৱিষ্যতে নিৰ্বাচন এক প্ৰহসন হ’ব পাৰে।’ সম্পাদকীয়ত কোৱা হৈছে।– (UNI) —
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এতিয়া বিজেপিয়ে ইয়াৰ আইন প্ৰণেতা বুলি বুলি আৰ এছ
এছৰ অভিযোগ ৰখাৰ সৈতে ‘এক চিল পিল লওক’ বুলি ক’ব নেকি। যে ই “অপৰিণাম্য” হৈ
পৰিছে আৰু কাৰ বাবে এইটো কাৰ বাবে? স্মৃতি ইৰাণীয়েও আৰএছএছত এটা সোয়াইপ
ল’ব পাৰে, কয় যে যে তিয়া বিজেপি বিৰোধী আছিল তেতিয়া এইটো “তিতা আঙুৰ” ৰ
ঘটনা।
এতিয়া চিইচি আৰু চিজেআইয়ে এই ইভিএমৰ দ্বাৰা বাছনি কৰা
কেন্দ্ৰীয় আৰু ৰাজ্য চৰকাৰসমূহ ভঙাৰ বাবে নিৰ্দেশ কৰিব লাগিব আৰু সমগ্ৰ
ইভিএমসলনি নোহোৱালৈকে কাগজৰ বেলটৰ সৈতে নতুন নিৰ্বাচনৰ বাবে যাব লাগিব
কিয়নো আমি এনে এক পৰ্যায়ত উপনীত হৈছোঁ য’ত মানুহে কাগজ অডিট ট্ৰেইল মেচিন
ৰখাৰ দাবী কৰি আছে। আৰু যিহেতু পৰিকল্পনা টো হৈছে যে ২০১৯ চনৰ ভিতৰত,
সমগ্ৰ দেশখন কাগজ অডিট ট্ৰেইল মেচিনৰ দ্বাৰা অন্তৰ্ভুক্ত কৰা হ’ব। ইয়াৰ
বাবে বাজেট এতিয়া প্ৰতিশ্ৰুতিবদ্ধ কৰা হৈছে যিটো জাইদিৰ দ্বাৰা কোৱা হৈছে।


17) Classical Bengali-ক্লাসিক্যাল বাংলা,


সব এপ্রিল হাঁস বোকা-ছাড়াও এখানে ক্লিক করুন
Bevakoof JHOSHE PSYCHOPATHS (BJ (P) LTD) নিজের মা ‘মাংসের মাংস খাদক, ক্রীতদাস, স্টোগ, বুট লেকচার, চেমচাস, বিশ্বব্যাপী ক্রীতদাসদের Chelas মাত্র 0.1% বিদেশী, তিব্বত, পূর্ব ইউরোপ, পশ্চিম জার্মানি, দক্ষিণ রাশিয়া থেকে লাথি মেরেছিল , ইস্টার্ন ইউরোপ, হোল্যান্ড এন্টি-ন্যাশনাল, বিশ্বাসঘাতক চিত্তভবন ব্রাহ্মণগুলি দুর্ভাগ্যবশত, সহিংস, জঙ্গি, বিশ্বের এক সন্ত্রাসী, কখনও শুটিং, ভিড় লিমনিং, পাগলামি, মানসিকভাবে ঘৃণা, রাগ, ঈর্ষা পূর্ণভাবে বিরক্ত হয়ে পড়েছে। , বিভ্রান্তিকর স্টুপিডগুলি কেবলমাত্র 99.9% সমস্ত আদিবাসী সচেতন সমাজের (সারভজান সমাজ) পরিবেশন করার জন্য প্রতারণা ইভিএমগুলি ছিনতাই করছে।
তারা সব এপ্রিল ডক ম্যাডস ডেমোক্র্যাটিক ইনস্টিটিউটের ম্যাড হত্যাকারী হিসাবে (মোদি) ও অমিত শাহ নির্বাচনের ফলাফলের আগে তাদের সকল বিরোধীদের সাথে তাদের বিরোধিতা করেছেন কারণ তারা 99.9% সমস্ত আদিবাসী সচেতন সমাজের (সারজান সমাজ) পরিবেশন করতে পারে।

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আরএসএসের পেপার ব্যালটস, ইভিএম জনসাধারণের সাপেক্ষে দিল্লি সাপেক্ষে | শনিবার, ২8 আগস্ট ২010 আইটি

রাজনৈতিক দলগুলোর দ্বারা প্রশ্ন করা হয়েছে এমন ইলেকট্রনিক ভোটিং মেশিন (ইভিএমএস) এর নির্ভরতা সম্পর্কিত বিতর্কের সাথে যোগদান করা, আরএসএস আজ নির্বাচন কমিশন (ইসি) কে প্রত্যাবর্তনের চেষ্টা ও পরীক্ষিত কাগজের ব্যালট এবং সাপেক্ষে জনসাধারণের ইভিএমএসকে এই গ্যাজেটগুলি হোক না কেন তাপ নিরোধক. শিরোনাম ‘আমরা কি আমাদের ইভিএমকে বিশ্বাস করতে পারি?’, সংগঠক, আরএসএস মুখপাত্র, উল্লেখ করেছেন যে এটি একটি সত্য ছিল যে আজ পর্যন্ত একটি সম্পূর্ণ tamper-proof মেশিন আবিষ্কার করা হয়নি এবং কোনও সিস্টেমের বিশ্বাসযোগ্যতা ‘স্বচ্ছতা, যাচাইযোগ্যতা এবং এর উপর নির্ভর করে’ তার অযোগ্যতা অন্ধ এবং আতভিবাদী বিশ্বাসের চেয়ে বিশ্বাসযোগ্যতা ‘।

বিষয়টি একটি ‘ব্যক্তিগত ব্যাপার নয়’ এবং এটি ভারতের ভবিষ্যৎ জড়িত। এমনকি যদি ইভিএমগুলি সত্য ছিল, এমনকি ইসিটির স্পর্শ করার কোন কারণ ছিল না, কাগজটি মন্তব্য করেছে। সরকার ও ইসি ভোটারদের সামনে একমাত্র বিকল্প হিসাবে ভারতীয় গণতন্ত্রের উপর একটি ফাইট অ্যাক্টিভিটি হিসাবে ইভিএম আরোপ করা যাবে না। বুথ ক্যাপচারিং, বোগাস ভোটিং, টেম্পারিং এবং ব্যালট পেপারটি পোলিংয়ের ব্যালট পেপার সিস্টেমে ছিনতাই করার মতো ত্রুটিগুলি ইভিএমগুলিতে স্যুইচ করার জন্য এবং এই সমস্যাগুলিও ইভিএমগুলিতে প্রাসঙ্গিক ছিল। Rigging গণনা পর্যায়ে এমনকি সম্ভব ছিল। ব্যালট পেপারগুলি ভোটার-বন্ধুত্বপূর্ণ ছিল যে জনসাধারণের চোখের সামনে সমস্ত আবির্ভাব ঘটেছিল এবং অতএব সংশোধনের জন্য খোলা থাকে, তবে ইভিএমগুলির ম্যানিপুলেশনগুলি সম্পূর্ণরূপে ক্ষমতার হাতে রয়েছে এবং রাজনৈতিক নিয়োগকারীরা সিমটিমকে পরিচালনা করে, কাগজটি মন্তব্য করেছে । ইভিএমটিতে কেবল একটি সুবিধা রয়েছে - ‘গতি’ কিন্তু সেই সুবিধাটি তিন থেকে চার মাসের মধ্যে সময়ে ছড়িয়ে পড়েছে বলে মনে হয়। “এটি ইতিমধ্যে নির্বাচনী প্রক্রিয়ার মজার খুন করেছে, ‘কাগজটি উল্লেখ করেছে। দেশের মধ্যে অনুষ্ঠিত ডজন সাধারণ নির্বাচনের মধ্যে মাত্র দুজনই ইভিএমের মাধ্যমে ছিল এবং যুক্তিসঙ্গতভাবে প্রতিষ্ঠিত প্রতিষ্ঠান এবং বিশেষজ্ঞদের দ্বারা প্রচারিত সন্দেহের পরিবর্তে সরকার তার সমালোচকদের ‘মিথ্যা অভিযোগে গ্রেফতার এবং গ্রেফতার’ দ্বারা নীরব করে তুলেছে, কাগজটি পর্যবেক্ষণ করেছে , মুম্বাই পুলিশের হাইডেরাবাদ ভিত্তিক টেকনোক্র্যাট হরি প্রসাদ গ্রেফতারকে স্মরণ করে। প্রসাদের গবেষণায় প্রমাণিত হয়েছে যে ইভিএমগুলি ‘প্রতারণার পক্ষে দুর্বল’ ছিল। কর্তৃপক্ষ একটি বার্তা পাঠাতে চায় যে ইসি চ্যালেঞ্জ যে কেউই অত্যাচার ও হয়রানির ঝুঁকি চালায়, আরএসএস পালন করে। বিশ্বজুড়ে বেশিরভাগ দেশই সন্দেহভাজন এবং নেদারল্যান্ডস, ইতালি, জার্মানি এবং আয়ারল্যান্ডের মতো দেশগুলির মধ্যে ইভিএমগুলি দেখেছিল
কাগজের ব্যালটগুলিতে ফিরে আসুন ইভিএমএসের কারণে তারা ‘মিথ্যা বলার জন্য সহজ, প্রতারকদের ঝুঁকিপূর্ণ এবং স্বচ্ছতার অভাব ছিল’।

ডেমোক্র্যাসি হুইল বা অপ্রকাশিত প্রতিষ্ঠা এবং অনিরাপদ গিজমোসের নেটওয়ার্কে হস্তান্তর করা খুবই মূল্যবান। সম্পাদকীয় বলেন, ‘ভারতীয় গণতন্ত্রের স্বাস্থ্যের জন্য এটি চেষ্টা করা এবং পরীক্ষিত পদ্ধতিতে বা ভবিষ্যতে নির্বাচনে ফিরে যাওয়া ভাল,’ সম্পাদকীয় বলেছেন- (ইউএনআই) - ২8 ডিআইআই ২8.এক্সএমএল

এখন বিজেপি বলবে, ‘একটি শীতল পিল নিন’ এর সংসদ সদস্য বাবুল সুপ্রিয়ো আরএসএস অভিযোগ করেছেন। এটা “অসঙ্গতিপূর্ণ” হয়ে উঠেছে এবং এর বিদায়ের জন্য এটি কি? স্মৃতি ইরানীও, আরএসএস এ একটি সোয়াইপ নিতে পারে, বলছে যে বিজেপি বিরোধী অবস্থায় “খামির আঙ্গুর” একটি মামলা ছিল।
এখন সিইসি এবং সিজিজি এই ইভিএমগুলির দ্বারা নির্বাচিত কেন্দ্রীয় ও রাজ্য সরকারগুলির বিলুপ্তির জন্য অর্ডার করতে হবে এবং পুরো ইভিএমগুলি প্রতিস্থাপিত হওয়ার আগ পর্যন্ত কাগজের ব্যালটগুলির সাথে নতুন নির্বাচনের জন্য যেতে হবে যেখানে আমরা একটি পর্যায়ে পৌঁছেছি যেখানে লোকেরা কাগজের অডিট ট্রিলের শত শত শতাংশের শতাংশের দাবি জানায় মেশিন। এবং ২019 সালের মধ্যে পরিকল্পনাটি হল, পুরো দেশটি কাগজের অডিট ট্রিল মেশিন দ্বারা আচ্ছাদিত হবে। জাইদির দ্বারা বলা হয়েছে যে এই বাজেটটি এখন প্রতিশ্রুতিবদ্ধ হয়েছে।


70 ) Classical Malayalam-ക്ലാസിക്കൽ മലയാളം,
ഏപ്രിൽ താറാവ് വിഡ് s ികളെയും വിഡ് s ികളെയും വച്ചുകേട്ടുവരരുതു அஅஅ
ബെവകൂഫ് ജൂത്ത് സൈക്കോപാത്ത് (ബിജെ (പി) ലിഖികശാലകൾ (ബിജെ (പി) ലിമിറ്റഡ്) സ്വന്തം അമ്മമാരുടെ മാംസം കഴിക്കുന്നവർ, അടിമകൾ, സ്റ്റൂജുകൾ, ചാമ്ചസ്, ലോകാർ, കിഴക്കൻ യൂറോപ്പ്, പടിഞ്ഞാറൻ ജർമ്മനി, തെക്കൻ റഷ്യ, ടിബറ്റ്, കിഴക്കൻ യൂറോപ്പ്, പടിഞ്ഞാറൻ ജർമ്മനി , ഹോൾ യു-നാഷണൽ , ദുരന്തമുള്ള മണ്ടത്തരം 99.9 ശതമാനം തിരിച്ചുപിടിച്ച എല്ലാ ആദിവാസി ഇവിഎന്മാരെയും തകർക്കുന്നു.
വ്യാജനാശത്തിലെ (മോദി) & ഒമിത് ഷാ എന്നിവരെല്ലാം വാസസ്ഥലങ്ങളെല്ലാം ഇതിനകം എതിരാളികളെ എല്ലാ എതിരാളികളെയും പിന്തുണച്ചിരുന്നു, കാരണം എല്ലാ ആദിവാസികളെയും 99.9% വരെ ഡോർഡി ഇവിഎമ്മുകളെല്ലാം ഇതിനകം തന്നെ വികസിപ്പിച്ചെടുത്തിട്ടുണ്ട്.

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ആർഎസ്എസ് പേപ്പർ ബാലറ്റുകൾ കഴിക്കുന്നു, ഇവിഎംഎസ് പബ്ലിക് സ്യൂട്ടി ന്യൂ ഡെൽഹിക്ക് വിധേയമായി | 2012 ഓഗസ്റ്റ് 28 ശനിയാഴ്ച

രാഷ്ട്രീയ പാർട്ടികളെ ചോദ്യം ചെയ്ത ഇലക്ട്രോണിക് വോട്ടിംഗ് മെഷീനുകളുടെ (ഇവിഎംഎസ്) യാതൊരു ബന്ധം സംബന്ധിച്ച് വിവാദത്തിൽ ചേരുമ്പോൾ, ഈ ഗാഡ്ജെറ്റുകൾ ആണോ എന്ന് പേപ്പർ ബാലറ്റുകളും വിഷയ നിർമാതാക്കളും വീണ്ടും ശ്രമിച്ചു ടാമ്പർ തെളിവ്. ഒരു എഡിറ്റോറിയൽ തലക്കെട്ടിൽ ‘ഞങ്ങളുടെ ഇവിഎമ്മുകളിൽ ഞങ്ങൾക്ക് വിശ്വസിക്കാൻ കഴിയുമോ?’, ഇന്നുവരെയുള്ള, ആർഎസ്എസ് മുഖേന, ഏതെങ്കിലും സിസ്റ്റത്തെക്കുറിച്ചുള്ള തികച്ചും ടാമ്പർ പ്രൂഫ് മെഷീൻ എന്നത് ‘സുതാര്യത, സ്ഥിരീകരണം, അന്ധതയെക്കാൾ വിശ്വസനീയവും അവിശ്വാസത്തിൽ വിശ്വാസമില്ലാത്തതുമായ വിശ്വാസത്തേക്കാൾ വിശ്വസനീയത.

പ്രശ്നം ഒരു ‘സ്വകാര്യ കാര്യമല്ല’, അതിൽ ഇന്ത്യയുടെ ഭാവി ഉൾപ്പെടുന്നു. ഇവികൾ യഥാർത്ഥമാണെങ്കിലും, ഇസി അതിനെക്കുറിച്ച് സ്പർശിക്കാൻ ഒരു കാരണവുമില്ല, പേപ്പർ അഭിപ്രായമിട്ടു. വോട്ടർമാർക്ക് മുമ്പുള്ള ഏക ഓപ്ഷൻ എന്ന നിലയിൽ സർക്കാരിനും ഇസിക്കും ഇവിഎസിനെ ഇന്ത്യൻ ജനാധിപത്യത്തിൽ ഒരു ഫ്യാറ്ററായി ചുമത്താൻ കഴിയില്ല. ബൂത്ത് ക്യാപ്ചറിംഗ്, കർക്കശമായ, വ്യാജ പേപ്പർ വോട്ടിംഗ്, തട്ടിപ്പ്, ബാലറ്റ് പേപ്പർ സ്നാച്ചിംഗ് എന്നിവ ഇവിഎമ്മുകളിലേക്ക് മാറാനുള്ള രാജ്യത്തേക്ക് മാറുന്നതിനും ഈ പ്രശ്നങ്ങളെല്ലാം പ്രസക്തമായിരുന്നു. എണ്ണൽ ഘട്ടത്തിൽ പോലും റിഗ്ഗിംഗ് സാധ്യമായിരുന്നു. എല്ലാ പരിഹാസ്യങ്ങളും പൊതുജനങ്ങളുടെ മുമ്പാകെ നടക്കുന്നുണ്ടെന്നും അതിനാൽ തിരുത്തലുകൾക്കായി തുറക്കുന്നതായും ബാലറ്റ് പേപ്പറുകളെ വോട്ടർമാർക്ക് കാരണമായി, അതിനാൽ എവിഎമ്മുകളിലെ കൃത്രിമത്വം പൂർണമായും, സിടെം മാനിംഗ് മാനിക്കുന്ന രാഷ്ട്രീയ നിയമജ്ഞരും . ഇവിഎമ്മിന് ഒരു നേട്ടമുണ്ട് - ‘സ്പീഡ്’ മാത്രമേയുള്ളൂവെങ്കിലും ചില സമയങ്ങളിൽ ആ നേട്ടം ചുരുട്ടി ചില സമയങ്ങളിൽ മൂന്ന് നാല് മാസത്തിനുള്ളിൽ വ്യാപിച്ചു. ‘’ ഇത് ഇതിനകം തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പ് പ്രക്രിയയുടെ വിനോദത്തെ കൊന്നു, ‘’ പേപ്പർ കുറിച്ചു. രാജ്യത്ത് നടന്ന ഡസൻ പൊതുതെരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പിന്റെ പേരിൽ രണ്ടെണ്ണം മാത്രമാണ് ഇവിഎമ്മുകളിലൂടെയുള്ളത്, പ്രശസ്ത സ്ഥാപനങ്ങൾ സംപ്രേഷണം ചെയ്യുന്ന സംശയങ്ങൾക്ക് പകരം, ‘ഭയപ്പെടുത്തൽ, തെറ്റായ ആരോപണങ്ങൾ’ വഴി സർക്കാർ അവശിഷ്ടങ്ങൾ പാലിച്ചു, പേപ്പർ നിരീക്ഷിച്ചു മുംബൈ പോലീസ് ഹൈദരാബാദ് ആസ്ഥാനമായുള്ള ടെക്നോക്രാത്ത് ഹരി പ്രസാദിനെ അറസ്റ്റ് ചെയ്തു. ഇവികൾ വഞ്ചനയ്ക്ക് ഇരയാകുമെന്ന് പ്രസാദിന്റെ ഗവേഷണം തെളിയിച്ചു. ഇസിയെ വെല്ലുവിളിക്കുന്ന ഏതൊരു ബന്ധവും ഉപദ്രവിക്കാനുള്ള സാധ്യതയും ആർഎസ്എസ് നിരീക്ഷിക്കപ്പെടുന്ന ഒരു സന്ദേശം അയയ്ക്കാൻ അധികൃതർ ആഗ്രഹിക്കുന്നു. ലോകമെമ്പാടുമുള്ള മിക്ക രാജ്യങ്ങളും നെതർലാന്റ്സ്, ഇറ്റലി, ജർമ്മനി, അയർലൻഡ് എന്നിവരെപ്പോലെ സംശയവും ഇറ്റലിയും രാജ്യങ്ങളും ഉള്ള ഇവിഎന്മാരെ നോക്കി
“വ്യാജമാക്കാൻ എളുപ്പമുള്ള ഇവിഎമ്മുകളുണ്ടായിരുന്നു, കാരണം അവ വ്യാജമാക്കാൻ എളുപ്പമാണ്, അവർ വ്യാജമാക്കാൻ എളുപ്പമാണ്, മാത്രമല്ല സുതാര്യതയില്ല ‘.

ഡെമോക്രസി വളരെ വിലപ്പെട്ടതാണ്, നിർജ്ജീവമായ ഒരു സ്ഥാപനവും സുരക്ഷിതമല്ലാത്ത ഗിസ്മോസിന്റെ ശൃംഖലയും കൈമാറണം. ‘’ ഇന്ത്യൻ ജനാധിപത്യത്തിന്റെ ആരോഗ്യത്തിനായി, പരീക്ഷിച്ചതും പരീക്ഷിച്ചതുമായ രീതികളിലേക്ക് മടങ്ങുന്നതാണ് നല്ലത്, അല്ലെങ്കിൽ ഭാവിയിലെ തിരഞ്ഞെടുപ്പുകൾ ഒരു പ്രഹസനമായി മാറുന്നത് നല്ലതാണ്, ‘’ എഡിറ്റോറിയൽ പറഞ്ഞു.

നിയമനിർമ്മാതാവ് ബാബൾ സ്പിയോ ആരോപിച്ച് ബിജെപി ‘ഒരു ചിൽ ഗുളിക എടുക്കുക’ എന്ന് പറയും. അത് “അനുചിതമായി” മാറുകയും ആരുടെ വിടവാങ്ങുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു? ബിജെപി എതിർക്കുമ്പോൾ “പുളിച്ച മുന്തിരി” എന്ന കേസായ ആർഎസ്എസിൽ സ്വൈപ്പുപയോഗിച്ച് സ്മൃതി ഇറാനിക്ക് കഴിയും.
പേപ്പർ ഓഡിറ്റ് ട്രയലിന്റെ നൂറു ശതമാനം വിന്യാസം നടത്താൻ ഞങ്ങൾ ഒരു ഘട്ടത്തിൽ എത്തിച്ചേരാത്തതിനാൽ സിഇസിയും സി.ജെയും ഈ ഇവിഎമ്മുകൾ തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കുന്നതായി തിരഞ്ഞെടുക്കുകയും പേപ്പർ ബാലറ്റുമാരെ പിരിച്ചുവിടുകയും വേണം യന്ത്രം. 2019 ഓടെ രാജ്യം മുഴുവൻ പേപ്പർ ഓഡിറ്റ് ട്രയൽ മെഷീനുകളാൽ മൂടപ്പെടും എന്നതാണ് പദ്ധതി എന്ന നിലയിൽ. സൈഡി പറഞ്ഞതുപോലെ ഇതിനുള്ള ബജറ്റ് പ്രതിജ്ഞാബദ്ധമാണ്.


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அனைத்து ஏப்ரல் வாத்து முட்டாள்கள் - ஒருநூனமான ஏப்ரல் வாத்து முன்தங்கள்
Bevakoof Jhoothe Psypaths (BJ (P) Ltd) சொந்த தாய்மார்களின் மாமிச ஈட்டர்ஸ், அடிமைகள், ஸ்டோஜஸ், துவக்கிகள், துவக்கிகள், சாம்சஸ், உலக வர்க்க அடிமைகளின் சேலஸ் வெறும் 0.1% வெளிநாட்டவர்கள் பென்ஸ் இஸ்ரேல், திபெத், கிழக்கு ஐரோப்பா, மேற்கு ஜெர்மனி, தெற்கு ரஷ்யா , கிழக்கு ஐரோப்பா, ஹாலந்து தேசிய விரோத, துரோகிகள் சித்தாரன் பிராமணர்களின் சரணாலயங்கள் (ஆர்எஸ்எஸ்) சார்பு, வன்முறை, போர்க்குணமிக்க, உலகின் ஒரு பயங்கரவாதிகள், எப்போதாவது படப்பிடிப்பு, கும்பல் லிண்டிங், பைத்தியம், மனநிலை , 99.9% அனைத்து பழங்குடியினருத்தமான சமூகங்களையும் (Sarvajan Samaj) சேவை செய்வதற்கு மோசடி EVM களைத் தவறாகப் புரிந்துகொள்வது.
அவர்கள் ஏப்ரல் வாத்து முட்டாள்தனமான ஜனநாயக நிறுவனங்களின் பைத்தியம் கொலைகாரர்கள் (மோடி) என்ற பைத்தியம் முட்டாள்களாகவும், ஷாவும் தேர்தல் முடிவுக்கு முன்னதாகவே அவர்களது எதிரிகளைத் தவிர்த்துள்ளனர்.

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RSS FAVORS PAPER PASTOTS, EAMS பொது ஸ்க்ருட்டினின் தில்லிக்கு உட்பட்டது | சனிக்கிழமை, ஆகஸ்ட் 28 2010 IST

அரசியல் கட்சிகளால் கேள்விக்குட்படுத்தப்பட்ட மின்னணு வாக்களிப்பு இயந்திரங்கள் (EVMS) நம்பகத்தன்மையைக் குறித்து சர்ச்சைக்குரிய சர்ச்சைக்குரியது, ஆர்.எஸ்.எஸ் இன்று தேர்தல் ஆணையம் (தேர்தல் ஆணையம் (தேர்தல் ஆணையம் (EC) ஆகியவை இந்த கேஜெட்டுகள் என்பதை பொதுமக்கள் கண்காணிப்பாளர்களுக்கு திரும்பத் திரும்பத் திரும்பத் திரும்பத் திரும்பத் திரும்பத் திரும்பக் கூடும் உறுதியானது. ‘எமது EVMS ஐ நம்ப முடியுமா?’ என்ற தலைப்பில் ஒரு தலையங்கத்தில், ஆர்.எஸ்.எஸ் ஊதுகுழலாக, ஆர்எஸ்எஸ் ஊதுகுழலாக, ஒரு முற்றிலும் tamper-proof இயந்திரம் கண்டுபிடிக்கப்படவில்லை மற்றும் எந்த கணினியின் நம்பகத்தன்மையும் ‘வெளிப்படைத்தன்மை, சரிபார்ப்பு மற்றும் நம்பகத்தன்மை ‘குருட்டு மற்றும் அதிசயமான விசுவாசத்தை விட அதன் பிழைத்திருத்தத்தில்.

பிரச்சினை ஒரு ‘தனியார் விவகாரம்’ அல்ல, இது இந்தியாவின் எதிர்காலத்தை உள்ளடக்கியது. EVMS உண்மையானதாக இருந்தாலும் கூட, தேர்தல் ஆணையம் அதைப் பற்றி தொடுவதற்கு எந்த காரணமும் இல்லை, காகித கருத்து தெரிவித்தது. அரசாங்கமும் தேரரும் வாக்காளருக்கு முன் இந்திய ஜனநாயகத்தின் மீது இந்திய ஜனநாயகத்தின் மீது ஒரு முன்னணி அணிக்காக EVMS ஐ திணிக்க முடியாது. நாட்டை கைப்பற்றுவது மற்றும் வாக்குப்பதிவு மற்றும் வாக்குப்பதிவு ஆகியவற்றைப் போன்ற குறைபாடுகள் இருந்தன. எண்ணும் மேடையில் கூட மோசமாக இருந்தது. வாக்களிப்பு தாள்கள் வாக்காளர்-நட்பு என்னவென்றால், அனைத்து பிறழ்வீடுகளும் பொதுமக்கள் கண்களுக்கு முன்பாக நடந்துகொண்டிருந்தன, எனவே EVM களில் உள்ள கையாளுதல் முற்றிலும் சக்திகளின் கைகளில் முற்றிலும் மற்றும் அரசியல் நியமனங்கள் ஆகியவை ஒட்டுமொத்தமாக இருந்தன. . EVM ஒரே ஒரு நன்மை - ‘வேகம்’ ஆனால் சில நேரங்களில் மூன்று முதல் நான்கு மாதங்களுக்கு மேல் பரவலாக இருந்த கருத்துக்கணிப்புகளால் குறைமதிப்பிற்கு உட்பட்டுள்ளது. ‘’ இது ஏற்கனவே தேர்தல் செயல்களின் கேளிக்கை கொன்றது, ‘என்று குறிப்பிட்டார். நாட்டில் நடைபெற்ற பொதுத் தேர்தல்களில், எஸ்.எம்.எம்.எம்.எம்.எம்.எஸ் மூலம் மட்டுமே இருந்தன, மேலும் புகழ்பெற்ற சந்தேகங்களால் ஒளிபரப்பப்பட்டுள்ள சந்தேகங்களை எதிர்கொள்வதற்கும், அரசாங்கமும் அரசாங்கம் அதன் விமர்சகர்களை ‘மிரட்டல் மற்றும் பொய்யான குற்றச்சாட்டுகள் மீது கைது செய்வதன் மூலம், மும்பை பொலிஸால் ஹைதராபாத்-அடிப்படையிலான தொழில்நுட்பத் தலைவரான ஹரி பிரசாத் கைது செய்யப்படுவதை நினைவுகூரும். பிரசாத் ஆராய்ச்சி EVMS ‘மோசடி பாதிக்கப்படக்கூடியது’ என்று நிரூபித்துள்ளது. தேர்தல் ஆணையத்தை சவாலாகவும் துன்புறுத்துவதற்கும் ஆபத்து ஏற்படுவதால், RSS அனுசரிக்கப்படும் ஒரு செய்தியை அதிகாரிகள் அனுப்ப வேண்டும். உலகெங்கிலும் உள்ள பெரும்பாலான நாடுகளும் சந்தேகத்திற்கிடமிருந்தும், நெதர்லாந்து, இத்தாலி, ஜேர்மனி மற்றும் அயர்லாந்து போன்ற நாடுகளுடன் EVM களில் பார்த்தது
காகிதம் வாக்குப்பதிவுகளுக்குத் திரும்புவதற்கு மீண்டும் திருப்பிச் செலுத்துகிறது, ஏனென்றால் அவை ‘பொய்யானவை, ஆபத்தானது மற்றும் வெளிப்படைத்தன்மை இல்லாததால்’.

ஜனநாயகம் மிகவும் விலைமதிப்பற்றது அல்லது பாதுகாப்பற்ற கிஸ்மோஸ் ஒரு ஒளிபுகா ஸ்தாபனம் மற்றும் நெட்வொர்க்கிற்கு ஒப்படைக்க மிகவும் விலையுயர்ந்தது. ‘’ இந்திய ஜனநாயகத்தின் உடல்நலத்திற்காக இது முயற்சித்ததும் சோதிக்கப்பட்ட முறைகளும் அல்லது எதிர்காலத் தேர்தல்களுக்குத் திரும்புவதற்கும் நல்லது, ‘’ தலையங்கம் கூறினார்.-(யூனி) - 28di28.xml

இப்போது பா.ஜ.க. ‘ஒரு சில் மாத்திரை எடுத்து’ அதன் சட்டமியற்றுபவர் பாபுல் சப்ரியோ ஆர்எஸ்எஸ் குற்றம் சாட்டினார். அது “முரணாக” மாறிவிட்டது, யாருடைய விடைபெற்றது? எஸ்.எஸ்.எஸ்.எஸ்.
இப்பொழுது CEC மற்றும் CJI இந்த EVMS மூலம் தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்ட மத்திய மற்றும் மாநில அரசாங்கங்களின் கலைப்புக்காகவும், காகிதத் தண்டனைகளுடன் புதிய கருத்துக்கணிப்புகளுக்கு செல்ல வேண்டும். இயந்திரம். 2019 ஆம் ஆண்டளவில் திட்டமாக இருப்பதால், முழு நாட்டிலும் காகித தணிக்கைத் தடங்கள் இயந்திரங்களால் மூடப்படும். இதற்கான வரவுசெலவுத் திட்டம் இப்போது சைடி மூலம் கூறப்படுகிறது




The Ideal and Reality
I
have written of the Sangha in ideal terms, yet a pervasive factor in
the history of the Monastic Sangha is the frequently less than ideal
excellence of the Monastic Sangha. The following account from the Vinaya
describes the infamous Group of Six who are reported to have lived even
at the time of the Buddha:
Now
at that time, unscrupulous monks … were in residence at Kitagiri.
They indulged in the following kinds of bad habits: they planted …
small flowing trees, … , they plucked them …, they tied them up into
(garlands) …. These take or send garlands … to wives of reputable
families, to daughters …, to girls …, to daughters-in-law …, to
female slaves of reputable families. … These eat from one dish
together with wives … female slaves of reputable families. They drink
from one beaker; they sit down on one seat; they share one couch; they
share one mat; they share one coverlet; they share one mat and coverlet.
They eat at the wrong time; they drink intoxicants; they wear garlands,
perfumes and cosmetics; they dance and sing and play musical
instruments, and they sport. They dance when she dances, they play
musical instruments when she dances, they sing when she dances; they
dance when she sings …, they dance when she plays musical instruments
… they dance when she sports … they sport when she sports. They play
on a chequered board for gambling; they play on a draught-board; they
play with imagining such boards in the air; they play a game of keeping
stepping on to diagrams … they play at blowing through toy-pipes made
of leaves; they play with a toy plough; they play at turning somersaults
This goes on for
about five pages. Although this passage is almost certainly farcical, it
most have borne some recognizable truth.47
Bear
in mind that any human institution is easily subject to degeneration,
where at least some of its members will inevitably fall short of, or
even subvert, the mission with which the institution is charged. This is
true, for instance, for government and for academia, for journalism and
for health care, for road repair and for education, for corporations
and for non-profits, for police departments and for social movements. It
is certainly at least as true in science as it is in monastic life.
Still, doing without the more useful institutions is like the tsunami
survivor proclaiming, “That’s it, I’ve had it with water!” or the
tornado survivor gasping, “No more air for me.” Like institutions, water
or air can get unruly, but without them what would you drink or
breathe?
The Monastic
Sangha, even as the historically most durable institution on the planet,
is not so exceptional in this regard. This is particularly because
people frequently ordain with mixed intentions: In many Buddhist lands,
for instance, there is a degree of economic security or educational
opportunity consequent to becoming a monastic, or simply social status.
As a result there will often be monastics with poor discipline, little
interest in spiritual attainment and little capacity for inspiring the
laity or sustaining the Sasana, bloating the local sanghas, living
alongside those sincere and inevitably more adept monastics of pure and
noble intention. The Vinaya provides little in the way of mechanisms for
shedding wayward monastics, except in the most egregious cases, rather
favoring eventual reform. Fortunately, there are other factors in the
design of the monastic Sangha that limit such degeneration and probably
underlie the durability of the Sangha.
First, since the Sangha has no central control and little hierarchy, less than exemplary behavior is generally localized.
Second,
the arousing of faith in the faithless and the increase of the faithful
is likely to be the only elements of the Sangha’s mission to be
seriously compromised by wayward monks. The reason is that pure monks
will tend to form an adept clique within the Sangha to carry on the
remaining functions much as they would in a less bloated sangha. They
will tend to become Noble Ones and will be accorded the most influence
within and outside of the Sangha.
Third,
there is a kind of thermostat that provides a check on, and means of
recovery from, local degeneration: With a decrease in purity comes a
decrease in faithfulness. With a decrease in faithfulness, comes a
decrease in support for monastics. With decreased support, negligent
monks of mixed intentions leave the Sangha or fail to enter it in the
first place, while the more committed adepts remain in the Sangha
undaunted. With the increased purity of the Sangha comes an increase in
faithfulness …, and so on.
In
spite of inevitable weaknesses inherent in all institutions, the Buddha
designed the institution with the best track record ever to date, the
one that has endured the longest, and the one most critical to the
well-being of the Sasana. The Buddhist monastic life is not always
exemplary, but where it is upheld by the individual monk or the local
sangha, it provides the optimal opportunity for progress on the Path.
Buddhism and Science agree: Reality is an Illusion
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Proposed programmes to be conducted at
Mahabodhi Hyderabad
1. Translation of Pali Tipitaka in Tekugu (st least 3 books)
2. Meditation retreats for both monks nad laity
3. Nightlong Paritta chanting dedicated to benefit of all sentient beings
4.
Mahabodhi Hyderabad Sangharama, on the completion of construction this
year, will be named after Bada Bhanteji as ‘Ven Acharya Buddharakkhita
Sangharma’.
5. Dhamma talk series in univesities, colleges and various organisations
6. Dana service at orphanage, hospials and animal shelters

Proposed programmes to be conducted at
Mahabodhi Bodhgaya
1. Inauguration of the new Buddha Stupa, merits shared in the name of Bada Bhanteji
2. Paritta Chanting for World Peace and Harmony (Twice a month under Holy Bodhi Tree)
3. Meditation Class
4. Groceries Distribution to Poor and needy persons in Buddhagaya
5. Sanghadana (Once a Month)
6. Charecter Building Camp for children (once a week)
7. Hospital Dana Service at Buddhagaya Medical Centre
8. 3 Dyas Buddha Jayanti programme


Electronic voting machines
 EVM is not tamper-free & needs rectification : Swamy to Delhi HC

PTI
New
Delhi: Janata Party president Subramanium Swamy today contended before
the Delhi high court that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) is not
tamper-free and it needs rectification to ensure free and fair
elections.
Appearing before a Bench headed by the acting chief
justice Madan B Lokur, Swamy said EVMs should not be used without paper
receipts.


Swamy contested the Election Commission’s claim that EVMs were tamper-proof, claiming it has been proved wrong.


The former MP said EC’s
refusal to entertain his request for the dual system forced him to
approach the court for its intervention in the matter.


He said that EVM is not a
unique instrument as claimed by the Commission since Bharat Electronics
Limited and Electronics Corporation of India Limited, who have
developed the machines, have
withdrawn the application for patent before the World Intellectual Property Organisation.


The court after hearing
his arguments adjourned the matter for April 14 as he sought time to
place some more documents before it.

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_evm-is-not-tamper-free-and-needs-rectification-swamy-to-delhi-hc_1349162

With EVMs public do NOT know if results are accurate: Prof. Dill

http://www.scribd.com/doc/26954805/Dr-Dill-Letter-to-ECI


Dr. David L. Dill, Prof.
of Computer Science, Stanford University wrote to Mr. Navin Chawla,
Chief Election Commissioner on 3 Feb. 2010 on the ongoing debate on the
usage of EVMs in India.


He writes:


[quote]…An important
function of elections is to establish the legitimacy of the elected
officials in the eyes of the public. Skeptical, untrusting observers
should be able to see that election results are correct. It is
not sufficient for election results to be accurate; the public must KNOW
that the results are accurate. Civil society is damaged if elections
are not credible, even when fraud cannot be demonstrated.


In traditional
elections, paper ballots contribute to election credibility because
voters can ensure that their votes have been properly recorded (when
they write them on the ballot), and poll workers and observers at
the polling place can ensure that ballots are not changed, added or
removed after being deposited in the ballot box. In contrast, purely
electronic voting machines do not allow voters to verify that their
votes have been accurately recorded, and do not allow observers to
witness that the ballots have not been tampered with. Electronic voting
machines provide no evidence during or after the election to convince a
skeptic that the election results are accurate.


It is not clear that
this situation would be acceptable even if electronic voting machines
could be guaranteed to be accurate and honest. But such assurances are
well beyond the current state of computer technology.
More importantly, it is not feasible to prevent malicious changes to the
machines’ hardware or software. Computers are especially vulnerable to
malicious changes by insiders such as designers, programmers,
manufacturers, maintenance technicians etc. Indeed it is not known how
to build trustworthy paperless electronic voting systems even using
EXTREME security measures. Of course, these problsms are magnified
enormously when the design of the machines is held secret from independent reviewers.


I understand that the
argument has been raised in India that the EVMs are safe because they
are not connected to a network. All of the concerns I raise apply to
non-networked machines, since voting machines in the U.S. are also never
connected to the Internet. For example, a manufacturer or technician
can maliciously change the software or hardware on a machine whether it
is connected to a network or not.


With current technology,
the only trustworthy voting methods are those that allow individual
voters to verify that their votes have been properly recorded on a paper
ballot. In the United States, most voting systems rely on paper ballots
that are filled out directly by the voters, and counted either by hand
or by machine. If the votes are counted by machine, it is necessary to
audit the performance of the machines by choosing groups of ballots at
random and counting them by hand.


…’Computerized voting
equipment is inherently subject to programming error, equipment
malfunction, and malicious tampering.’ It is time to recognize the
reality that there is no basis for public trust in paperless electronic
voting equipment.


I would  be happy to
discuss this topic with you further, including technical issues,
referring you to individuals with various kinds of expertise whom I
know, or sharing more detailed experiences with electronic voting issues
in the United States. We can converse by telephone, email, or you would
be welcome to visit me at Stanford if you are in the United States. I
look forward to hearing from you…[unquote]

EVM’s credibility questioned

URVASHI SARKAR, THE HINDU, 16 FEB. 2010

Though
electronic voting machines were used in the general elections in the
country in 2004 and 2009, there were many complaints and allegations
regarding their use, Save Indian Democracy member Satya Dosapati said
here on Tuesday.


“The problems associated
with EVMs are not unique to India, other countries such as the United
States and Europe too have experienced them. Therefore many countries
are now reconsidering the use of EVMs,” he added.


Addressing a press
conference, Mr. Dosapati said there was need for a debate on the merits
and demerits of the use of EVMs and the paper ballot system.


He referred to a letter written by Stanford University professor Dr. David Dill to the Chief Election Commissioner

(http://www.scribd.com/doc/26954805/Dr-Dill-Letter-to-ECI) of India.

The
letter states that paper ballots contributed to election credibility
since voters could ensure that their votes had been properly recorded
when they wrote them on the ballot and poll workers and observers at the
venue could ensure that ballots were not changed, added or removed after being deposited in the ballot box.


On the other hand EVMs
did not allow voters to verify that their votes had been accurately
recorded or allow observers to witness that the ballots had not been
tampered with. EVMs provided no evidence during or after the elections
to convince sceptics that the election results were accurate, the letter
said.


Mentioning instances of
countries which had banned EVMs for elections, Mr. Dosapati said: “The
German Supreme Court has banned EVMs while the Netherlands too has
banned them despite spending millions
of dollars to operate them. About 21 States in the US have paper-backed elections.”


He also cited an Indian organisation Voter Watch which claimed that EVMs could be tampered with.


Speaking about why
Germany decided to discontinue with EVMs, attorney Dr. Till Jaeger said:
“EVMs which were in use in Germany since 1998 were banned by a Supreme
Court order in 2009. The use of EVMs was considered unconstitutional as
long as there was no paper-based proof to show voting activity.”


“The election process
should be public and verifiable. There is a lack of public control in
using these machines,” Dr. Jaeger added, saying that there was no way of
finding out what happened to one’s vote once it was registered by the
machine.


“One cannot see if the
machine is tampered with. In the paper ballot system, some observation
is possible. If ballot boxes are stuffed, one can at least see it
happening. The use of EVMs may seem efficient but is still not
justifiable.” he said.


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EVM violates secrecy of ballot by booth profiling
 


This report from Sikkim
about EVMs raises an important point against the use of EVMs. Paper
ballot system maintains secrecy of the vote. EVM breaches the secrecy of
the vote.

When paper
ballots are used, there is a procedure to mix up the ballots from all
the ballot boxes of a constituency before counting begins.

With
the EVMs, votes polled in every booth become known, EVM control unit by
EVM control unit and thus expose the votes of a booth to intimidation
by political parties.

Kalyanaraman
 
Sikkim to suggest amalgamation of EVM data into Master EVM
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Sikkim to suggest amalgamation of EVM data into Master EVM

GANGTOK,


January 29: Sikkim is seeking to suggest the Election Commission of
India (ECI) to introduce such a device which is capable of amalgamating
all the data fed in the EVMs at various polling booths into a Master EVM
in an individual constituency to ensure even freer and fair elections.

According
to AIR Gangtok evening news broadcasted today, Joint Chief Electoral
Officer CP Dhakal said that the Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Bhushan
Pathak will be raising the issue at the All India Conference of

Chief Electoral Officers at Jaisalmer in Rajasthan on February 4 and 5.

Dhakal
said that the Chief Election Commissioner will also be requested to
issue necessary directions to the Electronics Corporation of India
Limited (ECIL) or the Bharart Electronics Limited (BEL) for production
of such devices as to ensure a more objective polling process.

Dhakal
recalled that when the ballot papers were being used for polling, prior
to switching over to the EVMs, the ballot papers from all the ballot
boxes, from various polling booths in an individual constituency, were
used to be mixed up well before the counting of votes began at the
counting centres.

The
AIR broadcast pointed that such a recommendation from the State Election
Office assumes much significance in the light of the fact that the
State had experienced post-violence in the past. Even today some of the
opposition leaders in the State complain of alleged discrimination by
the State Government and intimidation by the ruling party workers
against their supporters on the basis of their voting choice.

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