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U.K. Chilcot Enquiry:The Iraq war was unlawful

UK Chilcot Inquiry: “The Iraq War Was Unlawful”. Unanimous Legal Opinion of Foreign Office Lawyers Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report By Carl Herman Global Research, January 04, 2013 The UK Cameron government is blocking publication of their “official” report on Iraq war until perhaps 2014 or later, according to the UK’s … Continue reading

Editorial: The Messiah Returns

Editorial:January 2013 The Messiah Returns Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan A new year is a harbinger of new hopes but in Pakistan, sadly, of new fears too. The people of Pakistan hope for an end to mindless homicide, ethnic, religious, political or purely criminal. An end to religious bigotry and extremism and the hatred and violence it … Continue reading

Wiping countries off the map

Wiping Countries Off the Map”: Who’s Failing the “Failed States” Washington is in the “business of destroying” a very long list of countries. By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, December 29, 2012 “Across the world, a dangerous rumor has spread that could have catastrophic implications. According to legend, Iran’s President has threatened to destroy Israel, or, … Continue reading

The Idea of Apocalypse in the age of Capitalist Realism

The Idea of Apocalypse in the Age of ‘Capitalist Realism’ by Ed Rooksby So the world didn’t end after all and the ‘Mayan apocalypse’ turned out to be another in a long line of doomsday-related tall tales and hoaxes.  No doubt a hard-core of Armageddon enthusiasts who really did believe — or wanted to believe … Continue reading

A Nation founded on books founders on the illiteracy of its political class

A nation founded on books founders on the illiteracy of its political class Ananya Vajpeyi December 27, 2012, Issue 1 & 2 Volume 10   Ananya Vajpeyi, Writer & Academic IN JULY 1917, a 26-year-old Bhimrao Ambedkar boarded the SS Kaiser-i-Hind in Marseilles, France, heading back to Bombay after his doctoral studies at the London … Continue reading

Homicide Here and there

Newtown Kids vs. Yemenis and Pakistanis: What Explains the Disparate Reactions? Numerous commentators have rightly lamented the difference in how these childrens’ deaths are perceived. What explains it? by Glenn Greenwald   Over the last several days, numerous commentators have lamented the vastly different reactions in the US to the heinous shooting of children in … Continue reading

As long as Capitalism continues,these tragedies will happen

As Long as Capitalism Continues, These Tragedies Will Happen by Jay Moore   Sometimes history repeats itself — the first time as tragedy and the second time . . . as another tragedy.  The horrendous fire that just killed 112 workers, mostly young women, at the Bangladesh garment factory echoes the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in … Continue reading

What makes the working class a revolutionary subject?

What Makes the Working Class a Revolutionary Subject? Michael A. Lebowitz     Michael A. Lebowitz is professor emeritus of economics at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, and the author of Beyond Capital (Palgrave Macmillan), Build It Now, and The Socialist Alternative (both on Monthly Review Press). This is the preface to the forthcoming … Continue reading

Why Is Cuba’s Health Care system the best model for poor Countries?

Why Is Cuba’s Health Care System the Best Model for Poor Countries? by Don Fitz Furious though it may be, the current debate over health care in the US is largely irrelevant to charting a path for poor countries of Africa, Latin America, Asia, and the Pacific Islands.  That is because the US squanders perhaps … Continue reading

Messianism V/S Democracy

MESSIANISM V/S DEMOCRACY Posted by apnakal ⋅ September 2, 2011 ⋅ Leave a Comment Messianism versus Democracy by Prabhat Patnaik The Central government’s flip-flops on Anna Hazare are obvious: it went from abusing him (through the Congress spokesperson) for sheltering corruption, to extolling him for his idealism; from arresting him, without any justification, and getting him … Continue reading