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Who is Mansoor Ijaz ?

Memogate’s Mansoor Ijaz was once an NDA guest The Pakistani-American businessman played a key role in facilitating talks between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir dispute Iftikhar Gilani New Delhi Soon after lush green meadows started reappearing from beneath the melting snow, the Indian Army and the paramilitary forces had begun relentless search operations and … Continue reading

Corruption, Ethics and Politics

Corruption, Ethics and Politics: The Reproduction of Capitalism and a Ruse of HistoryParesh Chandra       Capitalism and Legality I:  Corruption, Ethics and Reification The notion of ‘corruption’ is an essentially ethical one; the terms in which the issue is judged are ‘good’ and ‘evil’. The problem with raising an ethical issue, as one … Continue reading

Editorial: The mother in law and snakes in the backyard

EDITORIAL The Mother in Law and Snakes in the Backyard Rasheed Hasan Khan Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s latest visit to Pakistan was anxiously anticipated. Since the near breakdown in Pak-U.S. relations, due to the blunt statement issued by Adm. Mike Mullen, after the attack on U.S. embassy in Kabul and the assassination of Maulana … Continue reading

Future of the # Occupy Movement

  StumbleUpon Delicous Newsvine Yahoo Published on Friday, October 21, 2011 by Dissent The Future of the #Occupy Movement: Solidarity and Escalation by Mark Engler A month after it began with a few hundred people marching on Wall Street, the #Occupy movement has grown to include tens of thousands of participants throughout the country and … Continue reading

Afterword on a movement

Afterword on a Movement by Prabhat Patnaik “Combating corruption”, like “promoting peace”, can mean anything to anyone; and precisely because of this “fuzziness” it appeals to everyone. Some join the anti-corruption movement because they are against “corporate loot”; others join because they are against the Nehru-Gandhi “dynasty”; and still others join because they oppose the … Continue reading

The Gadafi I knew

    Published on Saturday, October 22, 2011 by Eric Margolis The Gadaffi I Knew by Eric Margolis “What’s going on, what’s happening,” a wounded, dazed Muammar Gadaffi reportedly asked just before he was murdered in Sirte, Libya. The “Brother Leader” had once asked me something similar. A year after the US sought to assassinate … Continue reading

McCrystal on Afghanistan

US had ‘frighteningly simplistic’ view of Afghanistan, says McChrystal Declan Walshin Islamabad Stanley McChrystal said the US and Nato were only 50% of the way to achieving their goals in Afghanistan. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP One of America’s most celebrated generals has issued a harsh indictment of his country’s campaign in Afghanistan on the 10th … Continue reading

Pakistan’s energy crisis and U.S. interests

Pakistan’s Energy Crisis and U.S. Interests  by John C.K. Daly On 7 October 2001, the opening phase of “Operation Enduring Freedom” U.S. military campaign began, which quickly drove the Taliban and its al-Qaida affiliates from Kabul on 12 November.   Since then, 1,760 U.S. troops have been killed in Afghanistan along with 942 International Security … Continue reading

Next Syria

  Next, Syria   JOHN CHERIAN The U.S. sees Syria as a prime candidate for regime change after Libya and extends liberal support to the ongoing efforts to topple the Bashar al-Assad government. WITH regime change accomplished in Libya, the focus of Western destabilisation plans will now be concentrated mainly on Syria. Since the middle … Continue reading

Libya Re-colonised

  Libya recolonised   AIJAZ AHMAD Libya is the first country that the Euro-American consortium has invaded exclusively on the pretext of human rights violations. FROM Kabul in October 2001 to Tripoli in October 2011, a decade of unremitting planetary warfare has seen countries devastated and capitals occupied over a vast swathe of territory from … Continue reading