It’s been three days of New Year Horrors to begin 2020. Bushfires continued to ravage Australia, India’s proposed citizenship law is causing civil unrest and US-Iran relations have further deteriorated. Joining me on the first episode of WilmsFront for the year is Samraat Joshua Grewal.

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The bushfires on the New South Wales South Coast and East Gippsland are still posing a significant danger to life and property. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and climate charge are being blamed by the social media mob and mainstream media. We put the facts of the recent bushfire season into perspective and explore practical ways bushfire hazards can be reduced.

In India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is proposing a new citizenship law that would grant those seeking refuge in India an opportunity to apply for citizenship except if they are Muslim. Modi has been accused of being a Hindu nationalist with protests turning deadly. Samraat as a man of Indian heritage offers his analysis.

The United States has killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, in a drone strike at Baghdad International Airport along with Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. This follows the storming of the US Embassy in Baghdad on New Year’s Eve. Both Iraq and Iran have experienced internal political protests which US military intervention has only escalated regional and geopolitical tensions.

NewsLinks

Did Greenies Cause The Gippsland Bushfires? – TU
This is not normal: Explaining Bushfires and Climate Change – Climate Council
US Assassination of Iran’s Top Military Leader May Ignite World War 3 – We Are Change
Why This Indian State Is Witnessing the Country’s Most Violent Anti-Citizenship-Law Protests – Time

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