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Fractured Times: Culture and Society in the Twentieth Century

The myth of the cowboy How did the lone cowboy hero become such a potent figure in American culture? In an extract from his final book Fractured Times, the late Eric Hobsbawm follows a trail from cheap novels and B-westerns to Ronald Reagan Eric Hobsbawm The Guardian, Wednesday 20 March 2013 18.00 GMT The lone … Continue reading

Chavez’s Chief Legacy

Chávez’s Chief Legacy: Building, with People, an Alternative Society to Capitalism by Marta Harnecker When Hugo Chávez triumphed in the 1998 presidential elections, the neoliberal capitalist model was already foundering.  The choice then was none other than whether to re-establish the neoliberal capitalist model — clearly with some changes including greater concern for social issues, … Continue reading

Editorial : March 2013

Editorial: March 2013 Give Peace a (belated) Chance Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan. With elections around the corner and the US poised to commence its ‘withdrawal’ from Afghanistan in 2014, the political parties in Pakistan convened an All Parties Conference on 28 February 2013, in Islamabad in a belated bid to restore peace to the war torn … Continue reading

Nehru did not want to publicise the Poonch rebellion…..

‘Nehru didn’t want to publicise the Poonch rebellion because it would have strengthened Pakistan’s case’ Baba Umar February 28, 2013 Christopher Snedden is an Australian politico-strategic analyst, author and academic specialising in South Asian studies. His consultancy, Asia Calling, works with governments, businesses and universities.  Kashmir: The Unwritten History, he dismisses India’s claim that Pakhtoon … Continue reading

When Racketeering is heralded as Development

When Racketeering is Heralded As ‘Development’. The Demise of India’s Farmer in Favor of Western Agribusiness “Should big multinational pharamaceutical firms be allowed to play with the lives of millions of Indians?” By Colin Todhunter Global Research, February 10, 2013 In his January editorial piece in Kisan Ki Awaaz (National Magazine of the Farmer’s Voice), … Continue reading

US Drone Killings in Waziristan

US Drone Killings in Waziristan. Indepth Investigation by American and Pakistani Lawyers By Asad Ismi Global Research, February 15, 2013   Joe Lombardo is co-coordinator of the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC), the largest anti-war coalition in the United States. He is also a founding member of Project Salaam, a group that helps Muslims persecuted … Continue reading

Davos Mysticism

Davos Mysticism: Elite Optimism Amid Endless Crisis by Ben Schreiner   “An economic recovery has begun.” — President Obama, Second Inaugural Address   President Obama’s optimism — baseless as it may be — was surely appreciated at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum.  For in what was described as the “most optimistic” meeting … Continue reading

From Idealism to Imperialism : Canada’s Dark History of NGO Funding

  “From Idealism to Imperialism”: Canada’s Dark History of NGO Funding Interview with the co-author of “Paved with Good Intentions” By Julie Lévesque and Nik Barry-Shaw Global Research, February 20, 2013   For many years Stephen Harper’s Conservative government has been heavily criticised for its ideological management of aid funds. Known for its ties to … Continue reading

Capitalism Becomes Questionable

Capitalism Becomes Questionable by Richard D. Wolff   The depth and length of the global crisis are now clear to millions.  In the sixth year since it started in late 2007, no end is in sight.  Unemployment rates are now less than halfway back from their recession peak to where they were in 2007.  Over … Continue reading

The Migration and Labour Question Today

The Migration and Labor Question Today: Imperialism, Unequal Development, and Forced Migration Raúl Delgado Wise   Raúl Delgado Wise is president of the International Network on Migration and Development; UNESCO Chair on Migration, Development and Human Rights; and Professor of the Doctoral Programme in Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico.   It … Continue reading