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Ten Ways to reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans

  Published on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 by Common Dreams 10 Ways to Reduce the Threat of Terrorist Attacks on Americans by Medea Benjamin          This 10-point plan would significantly reduce terrorist threats, save taxpayers billions of dollars and make Americans more loved and admired in the world. After a decade of wielding the military stick, … Continue reading

Editorial: August 2013

Editorial: August 2013 Thinking of Independence Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan   14 August comes around every year and the government of Pakistan celebrates it with great fanfare as the Independence Day of Pakistan. But the people of Pakistan wonder at the use of the term independence and look askance at the celebrations. Independence signifies liberation from … Continue reading

From Egypt to Brazil, Street action is driving Change

: From Egypt to Brazil, street action is driving change, but organisation is essential if it’s not to be hijacked or disarmed    Seumas Milne The Guardian, Tuesday 2 July 2013 22.30 BST > A barricade on the Rue Royale in Paris during the 1848 revolution. ‘The European revolutions of 1848, which were led by middle class reformers … Continue reading

The Strength of the Streets meets the Strength of the State: The 1972 Labour Struggle in Karachi

  Int. J. Middle East Stud. 37 (2005), 83–107. Printed in the United States of America DOI: 10.1017.S0020743805050063   Kamran Asdar Ali THE STRENGTH OF THE STREET MEETS THE STRENGTH OF THE STATE: THE 1972 LABOR STRUGGLE IN KARACHI Why did they kill us? We wanted our rights—bonus, wages, health benefits, why did they kill … Continue reading

Firefighting for the Ruling Classes….

  Firefighting for the Ruling Classes …. Dr. Rasheed Hasan Khan A note on the paper “Strength of the Streets…” About the Labour Movement  and the Struggle in Karachi in 1972    by  Kamran Asdar Ali  Kamran Asdar Ali has chosen a very important period in the history of the labor movement in Pakistan as … Continue reading

The Military Coup in Egypt: Requiem for a Revolution that never was

  Published on Thursday, July 25, 2013 by Institute for Policy Studies Blog The Military Coup in Egypt: Requiem for a Revolution that Never Was The liberal appropriation of the term “revolution” to describe everything from the events in Libya and Syria to the Green movement in Iran not only distorts social reality but also … Continue reading

What is Striking in India is the Indifference of the Priviledged

  What is striking in India is the indifference of the privileged: Chomsky (Transpose the word Pakistan for India and the analysis is just as true …. apnakal ) At 84, Noam Chomsky remains the sharpest, most acute, most unrelenting critic of power, particularly American power. He speaks to Priyanka Borpujari about the evolution of … Continue reading

It may be useful to encourage a Battle for the Soul of Pashtunization

  It may be useful to encourage a battle for the soul of Pashtunization Ashok Malik When United States Secretary of State John Kerry came to New Delhi this past week, Afghanistan was obviously part of the conversation. By the end of 2014, the US and its allies are committed to bringing home the vast … Continue reading

The Terror,The Threat, the Twist

The terror. The threat. The twist Rana Ayyub examines the phenomenon of the Indian Mujahideen Rana Ayyub         July 30, 2011, MUMBAI BLASTS PROBE: INDIAN MUJAHIDEEN THE INDIAN Mujahideen are both a grave threat and a complex puzzle for this country. As recently as June-end, the Gujarat Police released the interrogation report of one of IM’s … Continue reading