May 23, 2011
May 23, 2011
Dubbed the “Spanish revolution”, the protest began with a march through Madrid on Sunday, led by young Spaniards angry at mass unemployment, austerity measures and political corruption. More here.
Anatol Lieven’s clear-sighted study asks if Pakistan has lost control of its international narrative Pakistan, Anatol Lieven writes in his new book, is “divided, disorganised, economically backward, corrupt, violent, unjust, often savagely oppressive towards the poor and women, and home … Continue reading
…ce qu’il ne pardonne pas à Hitler, ce n’est pas le crime en soi, le crime contre l’homme, ce n’est que l’humiliation de l’homme en soi, c’est le crime contre l’homme blanc, et d’avoir appliqué à l’Europe des procédés colonialistes … Continue reading
In what could be a model for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and the nation, Vermont is poised to enact single-payer health care. Full article.
A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes. The crisis has ballooned with economic liberalization that has removed agricultural subsidies and opened Indian agriculture to the … Continue reading
The historical division of society in South Asia on caste lines is now an acknowledged sociological, political and economic fact. However, caste as a literary or social discourse does not, for several reasons, form a part of the predominantly Muslim … Continue reading
he quarries in the occupied West Bank provide 12 million tons of construction material annually. Seventy-five percent of this material is used inside Israel and the rest is used for Israeli construction in the occupied West Bank. Although any royalties … Continue reading
to understand what’s happening in the congo today, we have to go back in history – to the beginning of european colonialism.
What will it take to make Americans recognise that the real Martin Luther King-style non-violent Palestinian protestors have arrived, and that Israeli soldiers are shooting them with real bullets? More here.
They caused the deaths of a million innocent people to “give new security to oil supplies” — and to gain the strategic dominance this “new security” would bring. They knew that all the rest — WMD, threat of terrorism, etc. … Continue reading
In Lebanon, activists organised hundreds of buses to take Palestinian refugees to a protest site atop a mountain overlooking the border with Israel. The protesters were forced to climb the mountain to reach the protest site. There they threw stones … Continue reading
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Alain Deneault is co-author of “Black Canada: Pillage, Corruption, and Criminality in Africa,” a book that details well-sourced human rights abuses by the multinational resource companies Barrick Gold and Banro Corporation. The companies have responded with $11 mil in lawsuits, … Continue reading