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Editorial: May 2014

Editorial: May 2014 The Freedom Conundrum Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan The third day of May 2014 was celebrated in Pakistan with muted fervor and rhetoric as the World Press Freedom Day. This is not surprising because hardly a fortnight had passed since popular anchor and host of the Geo T.V.Talk Show “Capital Talk” Hamid Mir had … Continue reading

Neo-liberalism,the Left,and the Politics of Pachamama

Published on Friday, April 25, 2014 by Common Dreams Neoliberalism, the Left, and the Politics of Pachamama Natural Resource Extraction vs. Indigenous Rights and the Environment in Latin America by Benjamin Dangl When I sat down to an early morning interview with Evo Morales over a decade ago in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the then-coca farmer leader … Continue reading

Afghan Elections

Published on Sunday, April 6, 2014 by EricMargolis.com Afghan Elections for Another Fake Regime by Eric Margolis Afghanistan’s national election held this week is a sham. A group of candidates, handpicked by the US, will pretend to compete in an election whose outcome has already been determined – by Washington. The candidates include US groomed … Continue reading

Missing Trade Unions

Missing trade unions Arif Azad Published 2014-04-18 DAWN NOTED sociologist, Göran Therborn, described the 20th century as the century of the working classes. It was in this century that the gains of the workers solidified under the Russian revolution, the European welfare state and the new deal in the US. Yet at the beginning of … Continue reading

The Cult of Cronyism

From the April 2014 issue of Seminar The cult of cronyism Siddharth Varadarajan Who does Narendra Modi represent and what does his rise in Indian politics signify? Given the burden he carries of the 2002 anti-Muslim massacres, it is tempting to see the Gujarat chief minister’s arrival on the national stage as a watershed moment … Continue reading

Why has the British Ministry of Defence Tried to Ban its own book on Afghanistan

Why has the British Ministry of Defence Tried to Ban Its Own Book on Afghanistan? By Matt Carr Global Research, April 17, 2014 Attempts by democratic governments to ban books rarely work out well. If the book is banned on grounds of public morality (Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Tropic of Cancer), then the writer nearly always … Continue reading

U.S is an Oligarchy

Published on Monday, April 14, 2014 by Common Dreams US Is an Oligarchy Not a Democracy, says Scientific Study by Eric Zuesse A study, to appear in the Fall 2014 issue of the academic journal Perspectives on Politics, finds that the U.S. is no democracy, but instead an oligarchy, meaning profoundly corrupt, so that the … Continue reading

Rwanda Twenty years Later

Rwanda, Twenty Years Later by Samir Amin Twenty years later, full light has not been thrown on the shooting down of the plane of the then president of Rwanda, Habyarimana. The event was immediately followed by the genocide of the Tutsis by Hutu militias. Two hypotheses remain to this day equally possible: 1) the plane … Continue reading

F..k Europe…….

Published on Sunday, February 9, 2014 by Eric Margolis ‘F….Europe’ by Eric Margolis Victoria Nuland is a career Senior Officer of the United States Foreign Service. During the Bill Clinton administration, Nuland was chief of staff to Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott before moving on to serve as deputy director for former Soviet Union … Continue reading

Gabriel Garcia Marques

Published on Saturday, April 19, 2014 by Inter Press Service Gabriel García Márquez: The Story-Teller of the Country of the War Without End by Diana Cariboni Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014).The first time I read Gabriel García Márquez (1927-2014) was when I was proofreading the galleys of “The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor”, which the Editorial … Continue reading