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Editorial: April 2015

Editorial: April 2015 Yemen — Need for a Political Solution. Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan What began as an internal power struggle in Yemen has turned into multifaceted crisis with the intervention of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi lead coalition of mainly Arab Powers.So far the coalition has relied mainly on massive air strikes but there is … Continue reading

What I Must Know

‘What I must know’ I.A. Rehman PAKISTAN holds a unique position in the world with its long tradition of disregarding logic and reason in the conduct of its foreign policy. If any other country is acting similarly it deserves a medal for keeping its distinction secret. For many days, the people of this country have … Continue reading

Blocking Channels?

Blocking channels? Editorial DAWN No cable operator would be able to broadcast the particular news channel that Pemra wants to block at any given moment.—AFP/File CENSORSHIP in the name of regulating the media is the oldest of political tricks and it appears that the present government is not about to give up on its quest … Continue reading

‘We Agree’ : Iran and 5+1 announce consensus on Nuclear Framework

‘We Agree’: Iran and P5+1 Announce Consensus on Nuclear Framework Published on Thursday, April 02, 2015 President Obama hails agreement as Iran Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif says deal shows his nation’s nuclear program ‘has always been and always will remain exclusively peaceful’ by Common Dreams staff After days of marathon negotiations in Switzerland, foreign ministers … Continue reading

Journalism as Subversion

Journalism as Subversion Published on Monday, March 23, 2015 by TruthDig by Chris Hedges The assault of global capitalism is not only an economic and political assault. It is a cultural and historical assault. Global capitalism seeks to erase our stories and our histories. Its systems of mass communication, which peddle a fake intimacy with … Continue reading

Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory

The Roots of Netanyahu’s Electoral Victory: Colonial Expansion and Fascist Ideology By Prof. James Petras Global Research, March 26, 2015 “It is always a meritorious deed to get hold of a Palestinian’s possessions” The code of Jewish Law revised and updated by Benjamin Netanyahu Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election makes him the longest serving prime minister in … Continue reading

The Bengal Famine

The Bengal Famine: How the British engineered the worst genocide in human history for profit Rakhi Chakraborty | August 15, 2014 “I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion. The famine was their own fault for breeding like rabbits.” -Winston Churchill The British had a ruthless economic agenda when it came … Continue reading

Latin America and the Anglo- American “Booby Left”

Latin America and the Anglo-American “Booby-Left” By Prof. James Petras Global Research, March 26, 2015 “One of the most spectacular developments of this period is occurring in Latin America – For the first time in 500 years, Latin America has taken significant steps toward its liberation from imperial domination”. Noam Chomsky, Magisterial Speech at the … Continue reading

Bangladesh— a Model of Neoliberalism

Bangladesh—A Model of Neoliberalism The Case of Microfinance and NGOs by Anu Muhammad (Anu Muhammad is professor of economics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh; he taught anthropology from 1991 to 2005. He is Member Secretary, National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral, Resources, Power and Ports, and has published books on the Bangladesh economy, globalization, revolutionary … Continue reading

History of an Infamy

History of an Infamy by David Ravelo Crespo Translator’s Note: David Ravelo, arrested on September 14, 2010 and imprisoned in La Picota Prison in Bogota, is serving an 18-year sentence. Appeals have failed, although Colombia’s Supreme Court has been considering his case. His words below attest to a lifetime of, as he puts it, defending … Continue reading