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Nehru on Kashmir

Nehru on Kashmir by Arundhati Roy New Delhi, India, Nov. 27 — My reaction to today’s court order directing the Delhi Police to file an FIR against me for waging war against the state: Perhaps they should posthumously file a charge against Jawaharlal Nehru too.  Here’s what he said about Kashmir: Indian Pledges 1. In … Continue reading

Wikileaks-U.S. Embassy cables

Wikileaks—U.S. Embassy Cables Wikileaks began on Sunday November 28th publishing 251,287 leaked United States embassy cables, the largest set of confidential documents ever to be released into the public domain. The documents will give people around the world an unprecedented insight into US Government foreign activities. The cables, which date from 1966 up until the … Continue reading

EDITORIAL— Wikileaks and its implications

The publication of U.S. Embassy cables by Wikileaks has made former U.S. ambassador Ann W Patterson the most popular writer after Harold Robbins in Pakistan. The style is very serious and restrained, but the subject matter or the subjects who matter, are, for the sneaky duplicity, juvenile back- biting, and colonial servility,  without parallel. With … Continue reading

A criticism

A Criticism — Nadeem Paracha’s Account of Students Political               History in Pakistan     There is no bigger injustice to history than to write a flawed document and there is no bigger damage to the cause than to misrepresent the facts. Only thing I can acknowledge about this article is its length and a … Continue reading

Siprnet : where America stores its secret cables

How did such an enormous electronic database come into existence and then apparently be so easily leaked? The answer lies in the tag “Sipdis” which appears on the string of address codes heading each cable. It stands for Siprnet Distribution. Siprnet is itself an acronym, for Secret Internet Protocol Router Network. Siprnet was designed to … Continue reading

Economic Reforms in Cuba

Cuba’s Economic Reform: Interview with Oscar Martínez by Yunus Carrim Oscar Martínez is Deputy Head of the International Relations Department of the Cuban Communist Party. This interview was conducted during the South African Communist Party visit to Cuba this month. What is the nature of the economic problems Cuba is currently experiencing? In the context … Continue reading

Fanaticism

Fanaticism by Alberto Toscano There are few terms in our political vocabulary as damning as ‘fanatic’. Beyond tolerance and impervious to communication, the fanatic stands outside the frame of political rationality, possessed by a violent conviction that brooks no argument and will only rest, if ever, once every rival view or way of life is … Continue reading