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Editorial : January 2016

Editorial : January 2016 The Year In Retrospect Dr. Rasheed Hasan Khan It was a year which saw its share of disasters. The year 2015 will conjure up the months leading up to the invasion of Iraq in 2003. The surge of Islamic State, the flowing blood of the Shia-Sunni divides across the Middle East, … Continue reading

Reminder to the Prime Minister

Reminder to the prime minister I.A. Rehman Sarkar-i-aala, tomorrow a new year begins. I do not think you believe in New Year night revelry, so you should be up early to begin the second half of your tenure, full of hope that in this third attempt you will be able to complete the constitutionally fixed … Continue reading

The New Imperialist Carve up of the Middle East

The New Imperialist Carve-up of the Middle East By Joseph Kishore Global Research, December 07, 2015 The events of the past week will go down in history as a milestone in the development of 21st century imperialism. In the space of a few days, the United States, Britain, and Germany escalated their military involvement in … Continue reading

The Trump Phenomenon

The Trump Phenomenon by Victor Wallis Donald Trump is a wild card in the US presidential contest. But his role reflects the loss of legitimacy of established US politicians.It is shocking — and perhaps peculiar to the United States — that a candidate can build up popular support while bragging of his immense personal fortune … Continue reading

The Mystery of India’s Deadly Exam Scam

The mystery of India’s deadly exam scam It began with a test-fixing scandal so massive that it led to 2,000 arrests, including top politicians, academics and doctors. Then suspects started turning up dead. What is the truth behind the Vyapam scam that has gripped India? Aman Sethi Thursday 17 December 2015 On the night of … Continue reading

The United States and the 1965-1966 Mass Murders in Indonesia

The United States and the 1965–1966 Mass Murders in Indonesia by Bradley Simpson This article was adapted from Economists with Guns: Authoritarian Development and U.S.-Indonesian Relations, 1960–1968 by Bradley Simpson. © 2008 by the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. Used with permission of Stanford University Press, http://sup.org. Published in cloth, paperback, … Continue reading

The Illusion of Freedom

The Illusion of Freedom Published on Monday, December 28, 2015 by TruthDig by Chris Hedges The seizure of political and economic power by corporations is unassailable. Who funds and manages our elections? Who writes our legislation and laws? Who determines our defense policies and vast military expenditures? Who is in charge of the Department of … Continue reading

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index Rising Poverty in India

The Global Multidimensional Poverty Index: Rising Poverty and Social Inequality in India By Colin Todhunter Global Research, December 31, 2015 Originally published by Global Research on August 28, 2014 The 2014 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) by researchers at the University of Oxford covers 108 countries: 31 Low-Income Countries, 67 Middle-Income Countries and 10 High-Income … Continue reading

Cotton: the Fabric of Death

Cotton: The Fabric of Death by J. Lichtenstein J. Lichtenstein is an Ivy League graduate and former cotton merchant who is now a food service worker in Tennessee struggling to build unity and someday socialism in the lower sector of the multinational working class. Sven Beckert, Empire of Cotton: A Global History (New York: Knopf, … Continue reading

Capitalism and its Current Crisis

Capitalism and Its Current Crisis by Prabhat Patnaik Prabhat Patnaik is Professor Emeritus at the Center for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His books include Accumulation and Stability Under Capitalism, The Value of Money, and Re-envisioning Socialism. This article is the revised text of a keynote address delivered at a … Continue reading