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Editorial: May 2015

Editorial:MAY 2015 May Day Dr.Rasheed Hasan Khan Industrialization in Pakistan began with the Korean War Boom in the 50’s of the last century. The Korean War created a huge demand for raw material such as jute and manufactured goods like textiles etc. The textile industry grew as a result of government patronage with organization like … Continue reading

After the NA246 Polls

After the NA-246 polls I.A. Rehman THE recent NA-246 by-election in Karachi needs to be analysed from more angles than one as it brought into focus some of the basic challenges to democratic politics in Pakistan. The extraordinarily noisy election campaign by the three main parties to the contest failed to bring nearly two-thirds of … Continue reading

Baltimore Protests

Baltimore Protests: Little-Known Facts By Washington’s Blog Global Research, April 30, 2015 Washington’s Blog What’s Really Going On In Baltimore? Orazz points out: 10,000 Strong Peacefully Protest In Downtown Baltimore, Media Only Reports The Violence & Arrest of Dozens In any event, while the looting was unforgivable … it pales in comparison to the looting … Continue reading

Syriza’s Slip

Syriza’s Slip Prabhat Patnaik The victory of a Left Alliance, Syriza, in the Greek elections on January 25, was a matter of great significance, especially because that victory was based on a promise that Syriza would get rid of the memoranda imposing austerity on Greece by the “Troika” (the European Union, the European Central Bank … Continue reading

Agent Orange

Agent Orange: Terrible Legacy of the Vietnam War By Marjorie Cohn Global Research, May 01, 2015 Mai Giang Vu was exposed to Agent Orange while serving in the Army of South Vietnam from 1968 to 1974. He carried barrels of chemicals to spray in the jungle. His sons were born in 1974 and 1975. They … Continue reading

A Nation’s Shame

A Nation’s Shame: Trillions in New Wealth, Millions of Children in Poverty Published on Monday, April 13, 2015 by Common Dreams by Paul Buchheit America’s wealth grew by 60 percent in the past six years, by over $30 trillion. In approximately the same time, the number of homeless children has also grown by 60 percent. … Continue reading

Labour Law Reforms

Labour law reform Parvez Rahim — 19/3/2015 LABOUR laws are meant to regulate the relationship between employers and workers in which the interests of both sides are safeguarded. Employers have to ensure that the place of work is safe, hygienic and airy, and that the workers are not exposed to health hazards. The salary and … Continue reading

Justice and Factory Fires

Justice and factory fires Rafia Zakaria The writer is an attorney teaching constitutional law and political philosophy. IT was an inferno whose flames exposed the scourge of global inequality, the vast chasm between those who wear global designer brands and those who manufacture them. On April 24, 2013, the largest fire in the history of … Continue reading

A History of a Counter Revolution

A History of a Counter-Revolution by Jay Moore Gerald Horne. The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. NYU Press, 2014. In the conventional, celebratory liberal historical narrative about the Founding Fathers, the post-revolutionary persistence of slavery in the United States, along with women’s lack of essential political … Continue reading

The Five Step Process to Privatize Everything

The Five-Step Process to Privatize Everything Published on Monday, May 04, 2015 by Common Dreams by Paul Buchheit ‘The heart of privatization,’ writes Buchheit, ‘is a disdain for government and a distrust of society, and a mindless individualism that leaves little room for cooperation.’ (Image: stock/public domain) Law enforcement, education, health care, water management, government … Continue reading