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Editorial: February 2015

Editorial: February 2015 Obama’s India Yatra Dr. Rasheed Hasan Khan U.S. President Obama’s India Yatra concluded amidst a fanfare of pomp and circumstance.This was Obama’s second visit to India during his Presidential tenure. He happens to be the first US President to be invited as Chief Guest in the Republic Day Celebrations held every year … Continue reading

The Wolf and the Fox

The wolf and the fox Munir Akram 1/2/2015 The writer is a former Pakistan ambassador to the UN. SOME years ago, when asked about China’s relaxed response to India’s security challenge, a senior Chin¬ese diplomat observed that “when the wolf [the US] is at the front door, [China] cannot worry about the fox [India] at … Continue reading

Obama To Press India for Economic and Strategic Concessions

Obama to Press India for Economic and Strategic Concessions By Deepal Jayasekera and Keith Jones Global Research, January 25, 2015 World Socialist Web Site 24 January 2015 US President Barack Obama is to arrive in India late today for a three-day visit. In a gesture meant to underline that Washington and New Delhi have taken … Continue reading

Economic Recolonization? The India US Bilateral Investment Treaty

Economic Recolonialization? The India-US Bilateral Investment Treaty: Not An Easy Ride By Kavaljit Singh Global Research, January 28, 2015 It’s official: India and the US will resume negotiations on a high-standard bilateral investment treaty (BIT). In a joint statement on Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama, the leaders affirmed their “shared … Continue reading

Neel Mukherjee’s Top 10 Books about Revolutionaries

Neel Mukherjee’s top 10 books about revolutionaries Those acting to overthrow an existing order have not had an easy ride from writers, but the portraits here give compelling life to these turbulent men and women Neel Mukherjee Wednesday 14 January 2015 The Naxalite revolution – an ultra-left, Maoist movement – in Bengal, and elsewhere in … Continue reading

I Am Not Charlie Hebdo

I Am Not Charlie Hebdo JAN. 8, 2015 David Brooks The journalists at Charlie Hebdo are now rightly being celebrated as martyrs on behalf of freedom of expression, but let’s face it: If they had tried to publish their satirical newspaper on any American university campus over the last two decades it wouldn’t have lasted … Continue reading

“Je Suis CIA”

“Je Suis CIA” By Larry Chin Global Research, January 17, 2015 Since 9/11, the imperial playbook has consisted of a favorite and time-tested tactic: the false flag operation. Carry out or facilitate a spectacular atrocity. Blame it on the enemy of choice. Issue a lie-infested official narrative, and have the corporate media repeat the lie. … Continue reading

Non Muslims Carried Out More Than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks in America

Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks in America By Washington’s Blog Global Research, January 24, 2015 Washington’s Blog and Global Research 1 May 2013 This article was first published May 1, 2013. Terrorism Is a Real Threat … But the Threat to the U.S. from Muslim Terrorists Has Been Exaggerated An … Continue reading

Half Global Wealth held by 1%

Half global wealth held by the 1% Oxfam warns of widening inequality gap, days ahead of Davos economic summit in Switzerland Larry Eliot and Ed Pilkington 19 January 2015 Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – … Continue reading

Guantanamo Diary

Guantánamo Diary: How a classified, handwritten manuscript became an extraordinary book More than six years after Mohamedou Ould Slahi finished writing, his editor finally got his hands on the text. This is the story of the battle for publication The Guardian, Friday 16 January 2015 Slahi’s diary opens up the secret world of ¬Guantánamo. Photograph: … Continue reading