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Editorial: January 2014

Editorial; January 2014 Apnakal Blog Marches On…. Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan With a modest beginning in August 2010, the apnakal blog has successfully established a sizable circle of online readership. We are thankful to all serious and discerning readers for giving us help and support. Apnakal blog was viewed 6,100 times in 2013, bringing the total … Continue reading

Nelson Mandela– The Contradictions of his Life and Legacy

Nelson Mandela – The Contradictions Of His Life And Legacies By Anthony Monteiro Global Research, December 11, 2013 Nelson Mandela is dead. Thus ends an epoch in the revolutionary history of the South African people. The generation which included Mandela, Walter Sisulu, Olver Tambo, Alfred Nzo, Govan Mbeki, Ahmad Karthdra Dennis Goldberg and others assumed … Continue reading

I Worked on the US Drone Program….

I worked on the US drone program. The public should know what really goes on Few of the politicians who so brazenly proclaim the benefits of drones have a real clue how it actually works (and doesn’t) Heather Linebaugh guardian.com, Sunday 29 December 2013 Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle … Continue reading

The Struggle for a Meaningful Democracy in Bangladesh

The struggle for meaningful democracy in Bangladesh William Gomes November 2, 2013 In Bangladesh, people have been continuing their struggle for democracy through electoral processes since before ‘Independence’. Once again they wait for a peaceful change of power in the next general election pencilled in for January 2014, under conditions in which it is difficult … Continue reading

The Changing Contours of US Intervention in World Conflicts

The Changing Contours US Imperial Intervention in World Conflicts By Prof. James Petras Global Research, December 21, 2013 Introduction Following the Vietnam War, US imperial intervention passed through several phases: In the immediate aftermath, the US government faced a humiliating military defeat at the hands of the Vietnamese liberation forces and was under pressure from … Continue reading

The Phony Pullout from Afghanistan

The Phony Pullout from Afghanistan By Eric Margolis Global Research, December 09, 2013 Those wondering what lies in store for Afghanistan need only look at the way the British Empire ruled Iraq in the 1920’s. As Shakespeare wrote, “what is past is prologue.” Imperial Britain created the state of Iraq after World War I to … Continue reading

U.S. Sponsored democracy: Ukraine and Thailand

US Sponsored “Democracy”: A Tale of Two Protests. Ukraine and Thailand Part II By Tony Cartalucci Global Research, December 21, 2013 As unrest continues in both countries, a sharp, hypocritical divide widens for the “intentional community.” For audiences around the world watching pro-EU protests unfold in the streets of Ukraine’s capital of Kiev, they may … Continue reading

Hidutva Fascism: What is it and how to fight it?

Hindutva Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It by Analytical Monthly Review Analytical Monthly Review, published in Kharagpur, West Bengal, India, is a sister edition of Monthly Review. The text below is based on the editorial in its September 2013 issue. — Ed. The parliamentary elections of 2014 are now casting their shadow … Continue reading

The Daughter who said No

The Daughter Who Said No Shougat Dasgupta 2013-11-09 Fatima Bhutto is done talking about politics. Done being asked to explain. Always to explain. She’s seated at this table, in a cramped room in Penguin India’s office, copies of her just published first novel, The Shadow of the Crescent Moon, in a teetering pile in front … Continue reading