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The Trade Dreams of Boris Johnson
by Dr Binoy Kampmark
As Foreign Secretary, looking every bit a whimsical, witty loon who just might set the party on fire at any given moment, he is on electioneering duty for Prime Minister Theresa May. He has already demonstrated school-boy maturity by observing that Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, is no more than a “mutton-headed old mugwump”.
The Prisoners’ Revolt: The Real Reasons Behind The Palestinian Hunger Strike
by Dr Ramzy Baroud
It is a revolt within Fatah against their disengaged leadership, and a frantic attempt by all Palestinians to demonstrate their ability to destabilize the Israeli-American-PA matrix of control that has extended for many years.
Australian ABC And UK BBC Fake News Through Lying By Omission
by Dr Gideon Polya
The UK BBC and the Australian ABC (Australia’s equivalent of the BBC) pride themselves on superiority over the Yellow Press as typified by the sex and scandal tabloids of the Murdoch media. However, as analysed below, both the Oz ABC and the UK BBC betray their audiences with fake news through lying by omission over horrendous Australian, British and US Alliance war crimes and over the acute seriousness of the worsening climate emergency and worsening climate genocide.
Remembering Karl Marx
by Swapnil Dhanraj
While most of the European thinkers and philosophers are famous, not all of them are as relevant as Karl Marx who is often referred to as the father of revolution. As a student of social sciences it was a privilege for me to study Karl Marx during early days of my graduation and at doctoral level. The present piece of writing is an attempt to pay my tribute to Marx on his 199th birthday (5th May 2017)
Reign of Idiots
by Chris Hedges
The idiots take over in the final days of crumbling civilizations. Idiot generals wage endless, unwinnable wars that bankrupt the nation. Idiot economists call for reducing taxes for the rich and cutting social service programs for the poor, and project economic growth on the basis of myth. Idiot industrialists poison the water, the soil and the air, slash jobs and depress wages. Idiot bankers gamble on self-created financial bubbles and impose crippling debt peonage on the citizens. Idiot journalists and public intellectuals pretend despotism is democracy
Unfortunate Set of Circumstances
by Milan Djurasovic
Who’s Afraid Of Aadhaar UID?
by Pratap Antony
It is up to us to stand up for ourselves, protect ourselves and fight corruption by opposing politicians from controlling us. We must not succumb to fear, the patriarch thought, Aadhaar innocently enters our private lives and gives us a false sense of protection, but in reality, it is a perpetual point of persecution intruding on our privacy while we are being profiled and kept under surveillance.
Statement on Suicide of Sagar in IISER, Kolkata
Sagar Mandal, a student from a poor family and rural background, is the latest in the case of suicides by students of the elite science and technology institutes in India, and the first in the IISER system. It is lamentable that what we have witnessed in the IITs has begun to be replicated in the IISERs, which are new science education and research institutes set up with much fanfare by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, government of India.
Where Farmers Are Taking Lives, Women Refuse To Die
by Moin Qazi
In women like Amma could sense the determination the women have to keep to hold themselves together for their children’s sake to put together their lives as best as they could. They have used the courage of womanhood to reinvent themselves and acquired skills that they need to survive to stand in as both father and mother for their children when they would miss a father the most to take care of and support cantankerous aging in-laws who were often hostile to her and critical of them.
Doctor And Predator
by Sheshu Babu
Welcome to the nation!
‘ Doctor President’ Erdogan!
Let dictatorship and despotism
Integrate fanaticism with fascism!