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‘Libya style’ Imperialist intervention in Syria

http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1326407570.html Syria military offensive in Damascus suburbs aims to drive out rebels Activists say troops killed at least 19 people in some of the bloodiest fighting in Damascus since start of 10-month uprising   Luke Harding guardian.co.uk,             Sunday 29 January 2012 12.58 EST   Free Syrian Army fighters patrol a street in the Damascus … Continue reading

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,700 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to … Continue reading

Editorial :

Editorial : Social Change —- The Illusion and the Reality. Rasheed Hasan Khan Change – as a political slogan has gained currency on the Pakistani political scene. All political neophytes and veteran politicos are engaged in offering to lead the public to a change in Pakistan.  The degenerating economic and law and order situation and … Continue reading

Corporations that Occupy the Congress

Published on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 by Reuters   The Corporations That Occupy Congress by David Cay Johnston Some of the biggest companies in the United States have been firing workers and in some cases lobbying for rules that depress wages at the very time that jobs are needed, pay is low, and the federal … Continue reading

Improvised Explosive Devices and America’s War in Afghanistan

Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and America’s War in Afghanistan by Sherwood Ross Even though it has spent at least $60 billion to destroy them, the Pentagon is losing the battle to combat the Improvised Explosive Devices(IEDs), which have accounted for two out of every three U.S. casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan. This won’t stop the … Continue reading

Civil Society, NGOs, and the Public Sphere

Civil Society, NGOs, and the Public Sphere by Emir Sader The great turning point in Marx’s work is his discovery that class relations traverse the whole capitalist society.  After working with categories he inherited from liberalism, such as the state and civil society, he made what he called an “anatomy of civil society” and therein … Continue reading

Will We Ever Break away From the Feudal System ?

  Will We Ever Break Away from the Feudal System? by Omar Sial In 1953 India enacted a law called the Abolition of Zamindari Act. Nearly all land from the zamindars and the jagirdars was resumed by the Government. The positive impact this move had on the political, democratic and economic condition of India was … Continue reading

Is United States a Paper Tiger ?

Is United States Government a Paper Tiger? by Michael Perelman In a 1956 interview with Anna Louise Strong, Mao described American imperialism as a paper tiger.  Of course, the military strength of the United States is unparalleled, especially because this country accounts for about half of worldwide military spending.  Even so, the last three significant … Continue reading

Iraq —- The $ 6 Billion Gone Missing.

  Iraq: At Least $6 Billion Gone Missing Due To Overlooked Oversight ByMark Thompson || December 21, 2011 | Now that the U.S. military has left Iraq, it’s time to tally how much the nation wasted putting it back together. Start Bowen, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, bluntly calls it a “disorganized American … Continue reading

From Wikileaks Pakistan

  What the WikiLeaks cables do not tell us From the Newspaper | Front Page | By Hasan Zaidi July 24, 2011 KARACHI: How minutely were the Americans involved in brokering the deal between former president Pervez Musharraf and former prime minister Benazir Bhutto that resulted in her return from exile in 2007 after eight … Continue reading