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Boston Suspects : What’s Known by the Facts

Published on Friday, April 19, 2013 by Common Dreams Boston Suspects: What’s Known by the Facts – Common Dreams staff Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (aged 19) and and his brother, reported dead, Tamerlan Tsarnaev (aged 26).In an attempt to scissor out the speculative nature of much mainstream reporting, the following is a list of established facts regarding … Continue reading

Why Would anyone Celeberate the death of Margaret Thatcher? Ask a Chilean.

Why Would Anyone Celebrate the Death of Margaret Thatcher? Ask a Chilean by Dave Zirin Never have I witnessed a gap between the mainstream media and the public, quite like the last 24 hours since the death of Margaret Thatcher. While both the press and President Obama were uttering tearful remembrances, thousands took to the … Continue reading

Editorial : April 2013 DEMOCRACY IN PAKISTAN —PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

Editorial : April 2013 DEMOCRACY IN PAKISTAN —PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS Dr.RASHEED HASAN KHAN The problem of a functioning democracy in Pakistan has been a feature of our national life since the birth of Pakistan.Unless the nation correctly analyzes the problem and takes practical measures to resolve it, we will move from coup to coup with … Continue reading

Democracy, Self Reliance and National Salvation

DEMOCRACY, SELF- RELIANCE AND NATIONAL SALVATION Jamhooriat, Khud inhisari aur Qaumi Nijat Dr. Rasheed Hasan Khan       The events of 2 May, when the U.S. Navy Special Forces helicopters, in clear violation of the Sovereignty of Pakistan raided a compound near Abbotabad and killed four people, including (as they claimed) Osama Bin- Laden, … Continue reading

Udhaar Chuka Diya

UDHAAR CHUKA DIYA Dr. Moeen Masood   Almost 30 years ago, a young UDK was riding a bike on the University Road, with Tanveer Imam being the back rider. All of a sudden, Tanveer points out a DMC college female mate who was anxiously driving her car in that traffic. Going at the usual Karachi … Continue reading

The World-Historic Importance of Hugo Chavez

The World-Historical Importance of Hugo Chávez by Jay Moore   The masses make history, but particular charismatic men and women can play a pivotal role, especially when they believe in the people and mobilize the masses to take action on their own behalf.  Hugo Chávez was one of those rare revolutionary leaders.  He was especially … Continue reading

The Treason of Intellectuals

The Treason of Intellectuals by Chris Hedges The rewriting of history by the power elite was painfully evident as the nation marked the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War. Some claimed they had opposed the war when they had not. Others among “Bush’s useful idiots” argued that they had merely acted in … Continue reading

It Can Happen Here

It Can Happen Here: The Bank Confiscation Scheme for US and UK Depositors By Ellen Brown Global Research, March 29, 2013 Confiscating the customer deposits in Cyprus banks, it seems, was not a one-off, desperate idea of a few Eurozone “troika” officials scrambling to salvage their balance sheets. A joint paper by the US Federal … Continue reading

An Unfinished Legacy

An unfinished legacy S Irfan Habib, Hindustan Times March 22, 2012 On this day in 1931, Bhagat Singh was hanged to death along with two of his comrades for waging war against the colonial State. Singh had been valorised for his martyrdom, and rightly so, but in the ensuing enthusiasm most of us forget, or … Continue reading

The Democratic Fraud and the Universalist Alternative

  The Democratic Fraud and the Universalist Alternative Samir Amin     1. The Democratic Fraud Challenges Us to Invent Tomorrow’s Democracy   Universal suffrage is a recent conquest, beginning with workers’ struggles in a few European countries (England, France, Holland, and Belgium) and then progressively extending throughout the world. Today, everywhere on the planet, … Continue reading