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EDITORIAL — DEATH IN QARTABA CHOWK

DEATH IN QARTABA CHOWK RASHEED HASSAN KHAN On 27 January 2011, an incident occured in Qartaba Chowk Lahore, which shook the Pakistani nation and made them take stock of their position within their own country. An American citizen, holding a passport under the name of Raymond Davis, shot and killed two Pakistani citizens, whom he … Continue reading

EGYPT— TWO SCENARIOS

Two Scenarios for the People and the Army in Egypt: Interview with Mohammed Ezzeldin by Paul Jay Mohammed Ezzeldin: We have two main scenarios now regarding the relation between the people and the army. We have the Tunisian scenario. There’s a division in the ruling elites, there is division in the regime, so the army … Continue reading

OIL AND SUDAN’S REFERENDUM

Making Sense of Sudan, Scenarios for 2011: Oil and Sudan’s Coming Referendum posted by Luke A Patey Three months and one week remain until the people of Southern Sudan have the opportunity to vote for independence. Apprehension is growing that an oil war is in the making. But such fears should be tempered. War between … Continue reading

FOOD CRISES IN INDIA

Food Crises Pummel the Poor, Austerity Multiplies Pain by Raj Patel Anyone in Britain alarmed by rising inflation should look to an Indian villager for understanding about the latest worry in the global economy. Last year a village schoolteacher wrote a cracking song – featured in this year’s Indian Oscar entry for best foreign film, … Continue reading

INSURRECTIONS OR REVOLUTIONS

Insurrections or Revolutions? The Role of the Political Instrument by Marta Harnecker   1. The recent popular uprisings at the turn of the 21st century that have rocked numerous countries such as Argentina and Bolivia — and, more generally, the history of the multiple social explosions that have occurred in Latin America and the rest … Continue reading

NORTH AFRICA AND GLOBAL POLITICAL AWAKENING

North Africa and the Global Political Awakening, Part 1 by Andrew Gavin Marshall   Are We Witnessing the Start of a Global Revolution?   For the first time in human history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive… The resulting global political activism is generating a surge in the quest … Continue reading