Orissa 1866: How British let one million Indians die in famine
- Dinyar Patel दिंयर फिरोज पटेल
It has been a difficult summer for India.
Drought and a searing heat wave have affected an astonishing 330 million people across the country.
But this summer also marks the 150th anniversary of a far more terrible and catastrophic climatic event: ...
The roots of terrorism
- Sultan Mehmood سلطان محمود
A CURSORY analysis of the START Global Terrorism Database reveals that over the past decade, Pakistan has had the highest number of terrorism-related deaths in the world.
Chart of the 16818 incidents recorded in 2014
In fact, the death toll exceeds ...
After the bloodshed in Pakistan: How Lahore responded to tragedy
- Luavut Zahid
Lahore has beauty. Lahore has life.
On Sunday, around 72 people were killed and another 300 were injured as a suicide blast ripped through Gulshan-i-Iqbal park. The heart of Lahore and its children were under assault.
The park was crowded ...
The rape of East Timor: "Sounds like fun"
- John Pilger
Secret documents found in the Australian National Archives provide a glimpse of how one of the greatest crimes of the 20th century was executed and covered up. They also help us understand how and for whom the world is run.
The documents refer ...
Chinese government prepares to sack millions of workers
- Peter Symonds - John Ward
In the lead-up to the National People’s Congress (NPC) starting on Saturday, the Chinese government has announced massive layoffs in state-owned enterprises in coal and steel. Further sackings in other basic industries are being foreshadowed ...
As China slashes coal jobs, miners protest in Party’s revolutionary base
- Simon Denyer
BEIJING — The coal mines of Anyuan in southeastern China hold a special place in the history of the Chinese Communist Party.
It was there, nearly a century ago, that Mao Zedong and other intellectuals leading the brand-new party made their first ...
A Silk Road train in times of New Cold War
- MK Bhadrakumar
Two days after the International Syria Support Group met in Munich, Middle East witnessed an extraordinary event – the arrival on Monday in Tehran of a freight train carrying 32 containers after a long journey of over 10000 kilometers originating ...
Why India’s Leading University is Under Siege
- Vijay Prashad
Indian political culture sits atop a fine edged blade. Pushing down on it is the Extreme Right, whose political wing – the BJP – is currently in power. Intolerance is the order of the day. India’s celebrated Nobel Prize winning economist ...
January 26th: Australia's day for secrets, flags and cowards
- John Pilger
On 26 January, one of the saddest days in human history will be celebrated in Australia. It will be "a day for families", say the newspapers owned by Rupert Murdoch. Flags will be dispensed at street corners and displayed on funny hats. ...
China Crash: The Faltering of Economic Transition
- Ralf Ruckus
In days of panic selling and bursting bubbles, the Chinese stock markets appear to be a casino of roulette bets on future economic trends. Beyond the daily ups and downs of the stocks game, we can identify maneuvers of the ruling Chinese Communist Party ...