A non-partisan journal of the left.

About Colin Todhunter

Based: UK & India
Colin Todhunter is originally from the UK and has spent many years in India. A former social policy researcher, his writing has been published in a wide range of newspapers, peer and non-peer reviewed journals and books, as well as on numerous prominent websites.

Articles Written

What GMOs Are Really About: Profits, Power and Geopolitics

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 22nd Dec 2014
Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are not essential for feeding the world... [read more]

Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude‏ (Part 2)

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 18th Dec 2014
Me-first acquisitiveness is now pervasive throughout the upper strata of society... [read more]

Menace on the Menu: Development and the Globalization of Servitude‏ (Part 1)

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 17th Dec 2014
In his book ‘The World Economy: A Millennial Perspective’, economist Angus Maddison noted that India was the richest country in the world and had controlled a third of global wealth until the 17th century... [read more]
 

Oil, Blood, Confusion, Fear: Fuelling The British Public's Appetite For War

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 7th Sep 2014
Back in 2003, Tony Blair stated that Saddam Hussein could hit Britain with a missile within 45 minutes. He also said that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction... [read more]

Washington's madness in Ukraine

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 26th Aug 2014
What is happening right now in Ukraine may not just be another conflict that will rumble on for a few years and then slowly end in a messy compromise... [read more]

Monsanto’s Biotech Public Relations Makeover: Lubricating the Wheels of the GMO Trojan Horse

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 24th Aug 2014
Monsanto believes it is having trouble getting its message across to the public. Last year, it began a makeover. It realised that it and GMOs have an image problem... [read more]
 

Happy Independence Day? India, Monsanto, GMOs and the Bigger Picture

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 10th Aug 2014
On 15 August, India will mark its 67th anniversary of independence from Britain. It may seem strange to some that a nation would publicly celebrate its independence while at the same time it less publicly cedes it to outsiders... [read more]

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Sound Science and the GMO Biotech Sector's Version of Science

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 29th Jul 2014
Coming from the GMO biotech industry, or its political mouthpieces, the term “sound science” rings extremely hollow... [read more]

GMOs, Corporatocentrism And Economic Plunder: The Right To Challenge And Refuse

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 20th Jul 2014
The recently leaked report by India's Intelligence Bureau - ‘Impact of NGOs on Development’ - accuses certain activists and civil organisations of working against the national interest by colluding with foreign interests to undermine development and growth... [read more]
 

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, A Thatcherite Revolution: “Free Trade”, Corporate Plunder and the War on Working People

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 16th Jul 2014
Prior to the recent national elections in India, there were calls for a Thatcherite revolution to fast-track the country towards privatisation and neo-liberalism... [read more]

Monsanto, Syngenta, Pioner et al: With Friends in High Places, the GMO Biotech Sector is Kicking Open the Door to Europe

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 20th Jun 2014
The proposal to hand back some decision powers to member states of the European Union regarding GMO approvals is currently being discussed, writes Colin Todhunter... [read more]

Acquiescing to Big Biotech: The Deceptions and Falsehoods of the GMO Lobby

by Colin Todhunter

Sat 7th Jun 2014
British Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is a staunch supporter of the GMO sector despite mounting evidence pointing to the deleterious health, social, ecological and environmental impacts of GMOs... [read more]
 

Fast-tracking Neo-liberalism in India

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 28th May 2014
Apparently, the results of the national general election in India mark a turning point. We are told that the nation has spoken and has given the new Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his BJP party a ‘landslide victory’... [read more]

The GM Biotech Sector's Complete Contempt For Democracy: Don't Be Fooled By The Propaganda

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 19th May 2014
Strategically placed politicians and scientists are conveying the message that GM food is both safe and necessary... [read more]

Capitulating To Monsanto And Wall Street: What Future India?

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 11th May 2014
The Indian Oil and Environment minister has added fuel to the debate about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) by approving field trials of 200 GM food crops on behalf of companies like Monsanto... [read more]
 

Nuclear power, the energy of protest: The future could be renewable

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 27th Sep 2012
With proper commitment and investment in renewable energy and a push towards an alternative model of development, the future need not resemble the past or indeed the increasingly catastrophic present, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

US War Agenda: Coke or Goldman Sachs, What's Your Poison?

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 25th Sep 2012
Colin Todhunter asks who in their right mind would be prepared to fight and die for Shell, Chevron or Coca Cola?... [read more]

Hooked On Treachery

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 22nd Aug 2012
Edward Bernays is known as the father of modern advertising/propaganda. Colin Todhunter emphasises and how we must and indeed can break free of the addictions and fears being promoted daily.... [read more]
 

Economic Growth or Abnormal Swelling?

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 16th Aug 2012
LPJ's India correspondent Colin Todhunter reports that India may have had eight or nine per cent economic growth until this year, but this doesn't show a true picture... [read more]

Democracy By Candlelight: Living In Fear And Kept In The Dark

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 12th Aug 2012
Giving people the opportunity to vote every four or five years, while in the meantime deceiving, misinforming and lying to them, has no more to do with democracy or freedom than what is happening in Syria right now, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]

Independence In The Pocket Of The US: "Mera Pyara Bharat" ("I Love My India?")

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 3rd Aug 2012
With a population of 1.2bn people, many believe that India is the arena where the future direction of humanity is being played out. However, the future of humanity may not be determined in India, but by events in a much smaller country – Syria, writes Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]
 

Beer, Vomit And Lipstick: Revolting Acts In An Age Of Crisis

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 1st Aug 2012
'Freedom' within the confines of what increasingly resembles an open prison isn't much to celebrate. The actual reality in Britain is economic meltdown and social crisis, writes Colin Todhunter ... [read more]

From Nehru to Mao: India's Tryst with Destiny

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 22nd Jul 2012
In 1947, Nehru spoke about a tryst with destiny. Free from the shackles of British colonialism, India was on course for a bright new future. Fast forward and witness the not so glittering outcome that Nehru didn’t have in mind, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

If The Drugs Don't Work, The Drones Certainly Will: Imperialism In The X-Factor Age

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 13th Jul 2012
Forget TV with informed debate when platitudes, simple emotion and 'common sense' outlooks will do, says Colin Todhunter.... [read more]
 

From MI5 to Islamabad, safe in our hands: death, destruction and spymaster saviours

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 28th Jun 2012
Colin Todhunter explains that the US had its fingers all over much of the Arab Spring since before day one.... [read more]

Passage to Ecuador: Chomsky, Assange, sham justice, sham democracies

by Colin Todhunter

Sun 24th Jun 2012
The mainstream corporate media has been fooling the public for decades. It fails to shine a light on important decisions that are made behind closed doors by unaccountable corporate players, senior politicians and unelected bureaucrats, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The true 'creatives' - let them eat cake? Or, in India, poor quality rice

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 8th Jun 2012
The LPJ's India correspondent, Colin Todhunter, describes how India's true wealth creators are increasingly sidelined as temples to global capitalism spring up across the country... [read more]
 

Destroying the Social Fabric of India: The Indian Premier League: Sex, Lies and Capitalism

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 22nd May 2012
Colin Todhunter, London Progressive Journal's India correspondent, reports on the worrying fusion of news and entertainment that is part of modern India... [read more]

Dead-end journey

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 16th May 2012
Colin Todhunter, London Progressive Journal's India correspondent, reports from Chennai on how a funeral procession through a poor neighbourhood is a metaphor for where India is heading with current social and economic policies... [read more]

Do not be fooled by India's media love affair with Hillary Clinton

by Colin Todhunter

Thu 10th May 2012
You always know when a high-ranking US politician is in India. Much of the media turns sycophant. It happened when Obama visited in 2010, and it occurred again as Hillary Clinton recently touched down in Kolkata but despite the media spin, India is not engaged in any form of bilateralism with the US, says Colin Todhunter. ... [read more]
 

Looking in the mirror, living in denial: The Arundhati effect

by Colin Todhunter

Mon 16th Apr 2012
Colin Todhunter reveals the motives behind those launching personal attacks on Booker prize winning novelist, activist and social commentator, Arundhati Roy ... [read more]

The Acceptable Face of Violence

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 3rd Apr 2012
The recent claims about India’s poverty having fallen by around seven per cent provided a stark reminder of the violent times we live in, writes Colin Todhunter.... [read more]

The great 'American' nightmare

by Colin Todhunter

Tue 27th Mar 2012
Whilst some have gained much from India's economic boom, many have also lost out from the 'Americanisation of India'. Colin Todhunter discusses.... [read more]
 

Trashy beauty queens and the men who rule the world

by Colin Todhunter

Sat 17th Mar 2012
In 1864, Abraham Lincoln wrote a letter that predicted where the US was heading - the world he warned about is the world we now have as bankers control the money supply having the power to make or break nations. Colin Todhunter explains ... [read more]

Bollywood Novacaine and the Dull Pain of Poverty

by Colin Todhunter

Fri 4th Nov 2011
Colin Todhunter debunks the myth of India as an 'economic miracle' ... [read more]

With Gadhafi Gone, the West Acquires Licence to Loot Africa

by Colin Todhunter

Wed 26th Oct 2011
Colin Todhunter highlights the hypocrisy of Western powers and the compliance of Western media in the invasion of Libya and the murder of thousands of the Libyans.... [read more]