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Afghan President Hamid Karzai to seek military aid as he arrives in India

  Afghan president Hamid Karzai to seek military aid as he arrives in India Karzai is expected to ask India for help with ‘military needs and shortages’ during three-day visit to subcontinent Jason Burke in Delhi guardian.co.uk, Monday 20 May 2013 16.50 BST Hamid Karzai speaks after receiving an honorary degree in Delhi India. Photograph: … Continue reading

Editorial: May 2013

  Editorial: May 2013 The First of May Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan This May Day, with the backdrop of explosions and national elections and political parties exhorting the people to vote and elect their representatives to the parliament, it is time to ponder on the relationship between the political and economic system prevailing in Pakistan for … Continue reading

The Voiceless Worker

  The voiceless worker Zeenia Shaukat Do trade unions still exert a clout on the political scene or is their role no more than haggling for wages? Zeenia Shaukat explores. As Pakistan goes to polls, the labour agenda in the election manifestos of political parties reflects their limited understanding of workers rights. Nearly all manifestos … Continue reading

Food Sovereignity and Land Reform

  FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND LAND REFORM Posted by apnakal ⋅ January 1, 2011         ⋅ Leave a Comment Fixing our Global Food System Food Sovereignty and Redistributive Land Reform Peter Rosset Notes from the Editors Peter Rosset resides in Chiapas, Mexico, where he is a researcher for the Center for the Study of Rural Change in … Continue reading

Shifting Asian Pivot

  Shifting Asian pivot  Munir Akram OVER a year ago, President Obama announced America’s strategic pivot to Asia, away from its century-old Eurocentric focus. The rationale offered for the pivot was to counter the presumed challenge from a rising China. The case made in Washington was that China had not responded to President Obama’s early … Continue reading

Doctoring a Revolution

  Doctoring a Revolution As the free market takes healthcare beyond the reach of the poor, Punyabrata Goon is among the few fighting back. Ajachi Chakrabarti visits him on the frontlines Ajachi Chakrabarti 27-04-2013 The 6 am start is annoying, but necessary. If Punyabrata Goon is to get through the almost 200 patients who will come … Continue reading

Class War and Labor’s Declining Share

  Class War and Labor’s Declining Share Fred Magdoff and John Bellamy Foster Fred Magdoff is professor emeritus of plant and soil science at the University of Vermont. John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and professor of sociology at University of Oregon. They are the coauthors of The Great Financial Crisis (2009) and … Continue reading

Margaret Thatcher: the lady and the land she leaves behind

  Margaret Thatcher: the lady and the land she leaves behind   Her legacy is public division, private selfishness and a cult of greed that together shackle the human spirit   Editorial     The Guardian, Monday 8 April 2013 18.35 BST Whether you were for her or against her, Margaret Thatcher set the agenda for … Continue reading

Terrorism and Other Religions

  Published on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by Informed Comment Terrorism and Other Religions by Juan Cole Contrary to what is alleged by bigots like Bill Maher, Muslims are not more violent than people of other religions. Murder rates in most of the Muslim world are very low compared to the United States. As for … Continue reading

Boston Truth: The Chechen Connection,Al-Qaeda and Boston Marathon Bombing

  BOSTON TRUTH: The “Chechen Connection”, Al Qaeda and the Boston Marathon Bombings By Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, April 22, 2013   Nine thousand heavily armed police including SWAT teams were deployed in a manhunt to capture a 19 year old student at U-Mass, after his brother Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged Boston Marathon terror … Continue reading