1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India (The Independent)

fiatluxemburg:

I don’t understand. Is this just ‘breaking’? Reliable sources confirm but there doesn’t seem to be coverage in a lot of outlets? Is it not true?

Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure, it was reported today.

Almost certainly true, especially if one’s familiar with the all-too-common on the suicide of farmers over the last decade, i.e., South Korea. Very political, radical, even revolutionary in its implications (a society of a billion people whose agrarian base is being decimated), but people don’t feel the connections, so, it’s nothing personal…

1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India (The Independent)

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