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Revisiting Annulled Land Reforms

Revisiting annulled land reforms  Ashfak Bokhari DAWN 24/6/13 FORMER Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali had once remarked that the issue of land reforms in Pakistan was dead for ever. He was referring to the Supreme Court’s Sharia Appellate Bench’s 1990 decision which had declared land reforms ‘un-Islamic’. The issue has now been revived by … Continue reading

Editorial: June 2013.

  Editorial: June 2013 The Challenges Ahead Dr. Rasheed Hasan Khan The badly mismanaged Election 2013 is over, new governments have been installed in the Centre and the provinces. After thirteen years in the wilderness Mian Nawaz Sharif and his Muslim League has returned to power in Punjab and the Centre. President Zardari and the … Continue reading

Those Old Colonial Lusts

Those Old Colonial Lusts by Eric Margolis That old colonial impulse keeps coming back. This past week, Britain and France pushed the rest of the European Union to lift the arms embargo in Syria – which in plain English means outright military intervention in that nation’s civil war. Let’s recall that Britain once ruled a … Continue reading

Think There is no Alternative? Latin America has a few

  Published on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by The Guardian/UK Think There’s No Alternative? Latin America Has a Few Not only have leaders from Ecuador to Venezuela delivered huge social gains – they keep winning elections too  Seumas Milne Given what’s been delivered to the majority, it’s hardly surprising Latin America’s social ­democratic and socialist … Continue reading

The Line of No Control

   The line of no control Tusha Mittal       June 26, 2010, More adivasis are being raped. More adivasis are being armed. The government claims it is disappearing, but the Salwa Judum continues to fuel a proxy civil war. Tusha Mittal reports from ground zero. AT A clearing in the forests of Chhattisgarh, barely a kilometre … Continue reading

Britain’s foreign policy had a role in soldier’s horror killing

  Britain’s foreign policy had role in soldier’s horror killing By Joe Glenton LONDON: I am a former soldier [in the British military]. I completed one tour of duty in Afghanistan, refused on legal and moral grounds to serve a second tour, and spent five months in a military prison as a result. When the … Continue reading

Marginal Utility

  Marginal utility I A Rehman   The emergence of regional parties in Pakistan was inherent in the scheme of constitutional development pursued in South Asia. The process has been facilitated by Pakistan’s failure to develop an integrated national identity. While regional parties can influence, and occasionally determine, politics in their territorial domains, demographic realities … Continue reading

Islamism and Neoliberalism, Pakistan’s Elections

  Islamism and Neoliberalism. Pakistan’s Elections: Turning over a New Leaf By Eric Walberg Global Research   Pakistan’s elections come at a key junction in the region’s geopolitics, with the public firmly opposed to the US ‘war on terror’ being conducted on Pakistani soil with no regard for its sovereignty. Pakistan’s new prime minister has … Continue reading

The Afghanistan War may end by 2024 Maybe….

The Afghanistan War May End by 2024 … Maybe By Jack A. Smith Global Research   Hamid Karzai has let the Pentagon’s cat out of the bag — to the displeasure of the Obama Administration. The Afghan president revealed inside information about President Obama’s war plans after all U.S. “combat troops” completely withdraw in 17 … Continue reading

Economic Development and Rana Plaza

  Economic Development and Rana Plaza by Richard D. Wolff The official death toll from the April collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Dhaka, Bangladesh, which housed clothing factories, has now passed 1,100.  How exactly will the staggering costs of that overwhelming tragedy be figured?  Will they count as part of capitalism’s contribution to … Continue reading