Monthly Archives: November 2015

From Africa’s wealthiest democracy under Gaddafi, to US – NATO sponsored terrorist heaven

US - NATO sponsored terrorist heaven

By Garikai Chengu October 20, marks the four-year anniversary of the US-backed assassination of Libya’s former leader, Muammar Gaddafi, and the decline into chaos of one of Africa’s greatest nations. In 1967 Colonel Gaddafi inherited one of the poorest nations

A bombing in Ankara and Erdogan’s political war for total power

Bombing in Ankara

By Amberin Zaman In  most countries, a tragedy of the scale just experienced by Turkey would unite its citizens. On Oct. 10, a pair of unidentified suicide bombers targeted a peace rally organized by ethnic Kurds and trade unionists in

Obama won’t back down after Chinese threat, sends US warships to contested islands in “matter of days”

China Is Ready to Defend its Interest

On Friday, we reported the latest provocation in what has truly become a very dangerous, if largely pointless, staring contest between Beijing and Washington over China’s reclamation of land in The South China Sea. Responding to suggestions that the US

US other nations reach agreement on trans-pacific partnership

Trans-pacific partnership

By Bill Chappell “We, the trade ministers … are pleased to announce that we have successfully concluded the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced Monday morning, to a loud round of applause. Froman said the “historic” TPP

How India’s writers are fighting intolerance

How India's writers are fighting intolerance

By Nilanjana S Roy More than 40 Indian writers have returned their literary awards or written letters of protests in an unprecedented challenge against what they call “rising intolerance and growing assault on free speech”. On the morning of 30

West Fathered ISIS

West Fathered ISIS

This is an organization that has an apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision which will eventually have to be defeated,” Gen Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, told a Pentagon press conference in August. Military action is necessary

Modi’s dream merchants messed up Nepal policies

Modi's dream merchants messed up Nepal policies

By M K Bhadrakumar At times one cannot but feel sorry for the Foreign Secretary. Over the years, his has become a thankless job. The incumbent official, S. Jaishankar, is being pilloried for having been lackadaisical in preventing Nepal from

India police officers feel targeted for offering evidence against prime minister

India police officers feel targeted

By Shashank Bengal One police official saw his promising career flatline and was dogged by minor misconduct charges until he took early retirement this year. One police official saw his promising career flatline and was dogged by minor misconduct charges

The ‘US way of war’ from Columbus to Kunduz

The US way of war

By Kevin Zeese & Margaret Flower The confluence of Columbus Day Weekend and the Kunduz hospital bombing has us thinking about the deep levels of cultural violence in the United States and what can be done to change it. How

The US cannot afford to forget Afghanistan and Pakistan

The US cannot afford to forget Afghanistan and Pakistan

By David Ignatius Last weekend’s deadly attack on an international hospital in Afghanistan was a reminder of the terrible war that grinds on there, with Afghan civilians caught in the crossfire. Doctors Without Borders, a globally respected group, has charged