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Editorial: MIRZA HAZARE’S CRUSADE

MIRZA HAZARE’S CRUSADE RASHEED HASAN KHAN On 27 RAMZAN, in a marathon two hour television spectacular, Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza, Senior Minister, M.P.A, and ex- interior minister of Sind, caused an earthquake in the national political scene by launching a broadside at the P.P.P. coalition partner M.Q.M. The charge sheet presented by Dr. Zulfiqar Mirza is … Continue reading

TEN MYTHS ABOUT WAR AGAINST LIBYA

A Victory for the Libyan People? The Top Ten Myths in the War Against Libya by MAXIMILIAN C. FORTE Since Colonel Gaddafi has lost his military hold in the war against NATO and the insurgents/rebels/new regime, numerous talking heads have taken to celebrating this war as a “success”. They believe this is a “victory of … Continue reading

MESSIANISM V/S DEMOCRACY

Messianism versus Democracy by Prabhat Patnaik The Central government’s flip-flops on Anna Hazare are obvious: it went from abusing him (through the Congress spokesperson) for sheltering corruption, to extolling him for his idealism; from arresting him, without any justification, and getting him remanded to judicial custody for a week, to releasing him within a few … Continue reading

POEM BY FAIZ

  You say we’re out of options   You say that the battle is over Though the fighting hasn’t even begun: No one’s stepped on the field, neither us nor the enemy, No lines have formed, no flag Has summoned scattered comrades Or told of the enemy’s location. You say that the battle is over … Continue reading

IDIOT WIND

Published on Thursday, August 25, 2011 by CommonDreams.org   Idiot Wind: The Eternal Return of the Politics of the1970s   by Phil Rockstroh   Unpopular wars drag on, gas prices erratically rise and inexplicably fall, as clouds of cynicism, dark as Richard Nixon’s perpetual five o’clock shadow, brood over the length of the U.S. At … Continue reading

A DECEIT OF SHAKESPEAREAN PROPORTIONS

Published on Wednesday, August 31, 2011 by TruthDig.com   Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions   by Robert Scheer   Behold this unctuous knave, a disgrace to his nation as few before him, yet boasting unvarnished virtue. The deceit of Dick Cheney is indeed of Shakespearean proportions, as evidenced in his new memoir. For the former vice … Continue reading

THE POLITICS OF THE LONDON RIOTS

Published on Friday, August 26, 2011 by Foreign Policy in Focus   The Politics of the London Riots   by Rehanna Jones-Boutaleb   As England’s cities have burned and slowly simmered to an uncertain calm, the debate over the causes of the country’s latest outbreak of civil unrest has heated up. Sparked by the death … Continue reading

9/11, AFTER A DECADE, HAVE WE LEARNT ANYTHING

  9/11 After A Decade: Have We Learned Anything?   by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts   In a few days it will be the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. How well has the US government’s official account of the event held up over the decade?   Not very well. The chairman, vice chairman, and … Continue reading

NEO-LIBERAL GLOBALISATION

Neoliberal Globalization: Is There an Alternative to Plundering the Earth? Excerpt from “The Global Economic Crisis: The Great Depression of the XXI Century” by Prof. Claudia von Werlhof   Is there an alternative to plundering the earth? Is there an alternative to making war? Is there an alternative to destroying the planet? No one asks … Continue reading