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Editorial: Is it a question of a few dollars only?

Is it a question of a few dollars only? Dr.Rasheed Hassan Khan Facility with words is a great gift. Few people are endowed with it. In policy debates however, the tendency is to use this gift to frame a narrative that is in accordance with the policy goals of a specific protagonist. Circumventing the true … Continue reading

A Nostalgia Trip ?

A Nostalgia Trip? Posted by apnakal ⋅ May 29, 2012 ⋅ Leave a Comment ILLUSION AND REALITY A Nostalgia Trip? Observing the norms of productive discussion is a necessary factor if any discussion is to be productive. Otherwise it will be nothing more than an exchange of gossip, hearsay, and mudslinging. General confusion will be the … Continue reading

Internal Barriers to the Development of the Left

A comment on the article Internal Barriers to the Development of the left by Taimur Rehman Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan Self criticism is a vital part of revolutionary culture and this article is an important attempt at an objective examination of his organization’s political practice and its mistakes. While reading the article I could not but … Continue reading

King of Israel

Published on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 by Common Dreams Netanyahu Crowns Himself King of Israel Will the Israeli left finally stir? by Jonathan Cook Israelis barely had time to absorb the news that they were heading into a summer election when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu yesterday pulled the rug from underneath the charade. Rancourous early … Continue reading

Bleeding The Country Dry

Bleeding the Country dry ISLAMABAD: Five public sector enterprises are either operating without a governing board, or are run by unskilled persons. In the latter case, retired or serving bureaucrats, or unqualified but politically well-connected individuals, have been appointed to run these enterprises. According to sources, these entities have collectively caused Rs393 billion in losses … Continue reading

WAR CRIMES AND TORTURE: Guantanamo and Back.

WAR CRIMES AND TORTURE: Guantánamo and back: an interview with Moazzam Begg by Jane Kinninmont Editor’s Note On May 7, Moazzam Begg presented an important testimony on the practice of torture in Guantanamo to the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Tribunal. The following 2006 article by Jane Kinninmont is presented as a backgrounder to the coverage … Continue reading

A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age>

Published on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 by TomDispatch.com A Rebellious World or a New Dark Age? On the History of the US Economy in Decline by Noam Chomsky The Occupy movement has been an extremely exciting development. Unprecedented, in fact. There’s never been anything like it that I can think of. If the bonds and … Continue reading