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Russia’s Crackdown on Western NGOs

Russia Crackdown on Western NGOs “Carrying out Functions as Foreign Agents” West’s battle for Russian ‘hearts and minds’: NGOs on steroids by ­Veronika Krasheninnikova In addition to building a loyal infrastructure, it aimed at “winning hearts and minds” – and along the way oil, gas, and military capacity. It has all been about “opening” – … Continue reading

ARAFAT: Murder most Foul

Published on Monday, July 9, 2012 by Eric Margolis Arafat: Murder Most Foul by Eric Margolis The ghost of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is rising from his grave to haunt Israel and the Americans. A devastating investigation by Qatar’s al-Jazeera has found mounting evidence that Arafat’s death in 2004 was caused by the poisonous radioactive … Continue reading

In a Blow To Big Pharma, India Hands Out Generics

Published on Friday, July 6, 2012 by Common Dreams In Blow to Big Pharma, India to Hand Out Generics – Common Dreams staff Legislators in India have announced major changes to the country’s healthcare policy in a move that will deal a large blow to big pharmaceutical firms such as GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, who have … Continue reading

The Electoral Victory of Political Islam in Egypt

The Electoral Victory of Political Islam in Egypt by Samir Amin The electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and of the Salafists in Egypt (January 2012) is hardly surprising.  The decline brought about by the current globalization of capitalism has produced an extraordinary increase in the so-called “informal” activities that provide the livelihoods of more … Continue reading

Editorial: Deja vu:The Letter Once Again

Editorial: Déjà vu: The Letter once again Dr. Rasheed Hasan Khan The jubilation had hardly died down when the Supreme Court of Pakistan instructed the Attorney General of Pakistan to enquire from the new Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf about his position regarding the writing of the letter to the Swiss Authorities in the N.R.O. … Continue reading

In Pakistan the Court is the new Kjng Maker

  In Pakistan the Court is the new King Maker After the ouster of Gilani, the judiciary should exercise restraint if it wants democracy to succeed   By Kamran Shafi Senior Political Commentator     DEMOCRACY IN Pakistan is like a scary roller-coaster ride that soars several feet into the air and then drops down … Continue reading

Balochistan: Crossroads of another US Proxy War?

Balochistan: Crossroads of Another US Proxy War?   by Eric Draitser   The current unrest in Balochistan centers around forced disappearances, kidnappings, targeted killings, assassinations and terrorism. However, these are merely the tactics of a much broader, more geopolitically complex war in which the United States and its Western allies are engaged.  Though seemingly insignificant … Continue reading

Egypt’s Elections and the Still Born Revolution

Egypt’s Elections and the Stillborn Revolution Islamists and the US make strange bedfellows   by Ghada Chehade   Like many who supported the people’s uprising in Egypt, there are resounding questions and disbelief in my mind following the country’s presidential election results of June 18, which saw the presidency of the nation go to the … Continue reading

The World Seen from the South

The World Seen from the South: Interview with Samir Amin by Irene León   I would like to focus this interview on three distinct but related questions: your vision of the world and the possibilities of changing it; your conceptual and political proposal on the implosion of capitalism and delinking from it; your analysis of … Continue reading

Latin America: How the US Has Allied with the forces of Reaction

Published on Friday, June 29, 2012 by The Guardian Latin America: How the US Has Allied with the Forces of Reaction Honduras three years ago created a new template of the US backing coups to compensate for lost influence on the continent by Mark Weisbrot   It was three years ago this week that the … Continue reading