From Bishkek to Baghdad, the Caliphate's time has come
- Simon Jones
Uzbekistan's unending tragedy - 15 years of unremitting repression of its Muslims (OK, make that a century) - has reached a critical impasse. With the massacre of up to a 1000 innocents in Andijan, the mood in the country is set against Karimov: there ...
The World Cup Losers
- Joan Canela i Barrull
At the gate stands a small security outpost where they ask where you are going. “I have a meeting with the Bishop”. “One moment”, replies the makeshift guard, before checking a list to ensure a journalist is scheduled to arrive. ...
Culture and Resistance: Exhibition by Dalit Artists on Kandhamal, India
- Orissa Concerns
Perhaps you are aware that even after two years, the Christian adivasi and dalit survivors of the Kandhamal violence are still struggling for justice.
Thousands of people cannot go back to their own lands and many are still ...
A Conversation with Leonora Carrington: "I never accepted supposed rules or laws"
- Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz
At 88, this great lady of surrealism is a living legend. Moreover, she continues to surprise the world with the imagination and audacity reflected in her artwork. The following interview was held in the context of the special exhibition of her work showing ...
Journalist Allan Nairn Facing Possible Arrest in Indonesia for Exposing US-Backed Forces Assassinated Civilians
- Amy Goodman
In Indonesia, investigative journalist Allan Nairn is facing possible arrest for exposing that US-backed Indonesian armed forces assassinated a series of civilian activists last year. Since Allan Nairn broke the news of the assassination program on Democracy ...
Kissinger-Buteflika: The secret Conversations at Paris (1975)
- The White House
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From natural disaster to social catastrophe
- Snehal Shingavi
The floods which have devastated huge areas of Pakistan may be an act of nature, but the worsening humanitarian crisis that followed is a direct result of the failures of Pakistan's venal leaders--and the impact of the U.S. "war on terror." ...
Finance 202: How We Became Debt Slaves (And Learned to Love It)
- Gordon Arnaut
Who is in charge of these United States? If you guess that it’s the people with the money, then you are correct. Not the elected representatives of the people. Not the men and women in uniform, not the factory workers, or farmers, or teachers, ...
A new start for Zimbabwe?
- Ian Scoones
The long-awaited political agreement in Zimbabwe is to be welcomed. After years of political impasse and economic instability, there is a potential for a new start. But an informed debate on the future is needed and a focus on land and the agricultural ...
Blood Gadgetry - Why I Am Going To The Congo
- Iara Lee
The Israeli government's increasingly militaristic foreign policy must remain a fundamental concern to anyone who strives for peace and justice on our planet. I am under no illusions, however, that what is happening to the Palestinians should somehow ...