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The heirarchy of sorrow

Our redemption as a people lies in smashing the hierarchy of sorrow Why don’t we seek justice for raped Dalit, Kashmiri and Northeastern women in the way we do for the horrific gangrape survivor? Ajaz Ashraf December 26, 2012 Power play: Protesters at Raisina Hills, New Delhi. Photo: Shailendra Pandey Among the most frightening aspects … Continue reading

What is behind America’s Gun Violence ?

What’s Behind America’s Gun Violence By Jack A. Smith Global Research, December 18, 2012   There is more than the act of one individual involved in the mass gun killings that take place in America— the most recent being the massacre of 20 young children and seven school workers at the Sandy Hook Elementary School … Continue reading

Editorial: The Heart of the Matter

Editorial: The Heart of the Matter Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan More than six decades of skewed political practice has resulted in a peculiar political culture in Pakistan. On all public forums, speakers never tire of paying endless lip service to Democracy and its blessings for the people. Yet despite the homilies, there are today many sacred … Continue reading

Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass

Likening Palestinians to Blades of Grass Elizabeth Murray In early 2010, one of Washington DC’s most prestigious think tanks was holding a seminar on the Middle East which included a discussion of Israel’s December 2008-January 2009 assault on Gaza which killed about 1,300 Palestinians. When the death toll was mentioned, one expert on the panel … Continue reading

Human Right To Health

HUMAN RIGHT TO HEALTH Dr. Claudio Schuftan     Wheras Ethics is the proper language of Medicine, Human Rights is the proper language of Public Health In public health, we uncritically assume scarcity of resources without asking why scarcity. -WHO comes with technical advice, the World Bank comes with money….countries usually prefer the money. 1. … Continue reading

Obama’s trip intensifies US push into South East Asia

Obama’s trip intensifies US push into South East Asia By Peter Symonds   20 November 2012 : Just two weeks after securing his second term, President Obama’s first overseas tour—to South East Asia—underscores his determination to aggressively pursue his administration’s so-called pivot to Asia. Over three days, Obama has visited Thailand, Burma (Myanmar) and Cambodia, … Continue reading

Elite Intrigues and Military Purges

Elite Intrigues and Military Purges: It’s Not About Sex, Stupid! By Prof. James Petras Global Research, November 22, 2012     The headline stories claim that CIA Director General David Petraeus resigned as head of the CIA because of an adulterous relation with his young biographer and that General John Allen, Supreme Commander of US … Continue reading

How the Tiger got his saffron stripes

How the tiger got his saffron stripes By Kumar Ketkar Editor, Dainik Divya Marathi   I met Balasaheb Thackeray nearly 50 years ago in his modest ground floor flat at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai. In today’s parlance, it could have been described as a “one BHK” apartment. But in those days, it was merely … Continue reading

On Intellectuals and their duties in the 21st Century

On Intellectuals and Their Duties in the 21st Century By Devon DB Global Research, September 05, 2012   “It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and to expose lies.” ~Noam Chomsky [1] Intellectuals have always played a major role in society, from the philosophers of old such Plato and Aristotle who articulated … Continue reading

Some Memories of Paul Baran and Pauk Sweezy

Some Memories of Paul Baran and Paul Sweezy by Doug Dowd   In 1949, Paul Sweezy and Leo Huberman created Monthly Review.  In the same year, Paul Baran and I began to teach in the San Francisco Bay Area: Baran at Stanford, myself at UC Berkeley.  As the years unfolded, we worked together politically in … Continue reading