12 February 2017

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Noam Chomsky’s 'Responsibility of Intellectuals' After 50 Years: It’s an Even Heavier Responsibility Now

Click here for reuse options! Written amid rising opposition to the Vietnam War, Chomsky's greatest essay has added...   [ continue reading...]

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This Day Last Year, JNU Stood Strong Against the Authoritarian Assault on Democracy

This day, one year ago, the President of the JNU Students Union was arrested on the basis of blatantly false accusations, and sedition charges were slapped on h...   [ continue reading...]

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I've seen the forest fires HSBC is helping to fund

The elderly gentleman approached me as our morning protest yesterday unfolded in front of HSBC’s Indonesian head office in Jakarta’s World Trade Cen...   [ continue reading...]

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Redneck Revolt's Response to the Alt-Right

Last week, a video statement made by self-proclaimed members of the "Alt-Right" was shared by Milo Yiannopoulos and has since spread across the Internet. Their...   [ continue reading...]

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Big Oil’s Grip on California

Michael J. Mishak, Center for Public IntegrityIn America’s greenest state, the industry has spent $122 million in the past six years to shape regulation a...   [ continue reading...]

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Pakistan: Mass Forced Returns of Afghan Refugees

(Kabul) – Pakistani authorities have carried out a campaign of abuses and threats to drive out nearly 600,000 Afghans since July 2016, Human Rights Watch...   [ continue reading...]

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The victims of tyranny and the need for transitional justice in Tunisia

It is important that a law be enacted to criminalize the whitening of dictatorships so that those longing for the...   [ continue reading...]

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Does the Australian LNG export experience foreshadow soaring U.S. natural gas prices?

A foolish energy policy gives away Australian energy resources at bargain prices to foreign countries, according to critics. It makes domestic industries relia...   [ continue reading...]

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India’s Place in an Uncertain Trump Presidency

While Indo-US relations will likely remain the same, an indirect in terms of trade, climate change and security should be watched for. The post India’s Pl...   [ continue reading...]

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Tomgram: Rajan Menon, The China Missile Crisis of 2018?

Forget those “bad hombres down there” in Mexico that U.S. troops might take out...   [ continue reading...]

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Bangladesh: Disquiet over draft Citizenship Bill 2016 | Commentary and Review

For people who were born abroad to Bangladeshi parents, for people who have a parent who isn't Bangladeshi, things are about to change, and given the way our na...   [ continue reading...]

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Al Jarreau’s love of humanity was the root of his music

  Chuck Yarborough writes: Al Jarreau is gone. It’s fitting, in a way, that the world lost the seven-time Grammy winner – out of more than two...   [ continue reading...]

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Why every secularist should boycott Trump’s US

The Chair of the African Union Commission, has rightly noted, "The country to which many of our people were taken...   [ continue reading...]

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Twist of fate: terror, torture and justice in the 9/11 trial in Guantánamo Bay

There is a fundamental contradiction: between government efforts to prevent disclosure of the crimes they themselv...   [ continue reading...]

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Solar power breaks a price barrier

In another barrier-breaking development, the auctioned price of solar photovoltaic (SPV) power per kilowatt hour has dropped below ₹3 to ₹2.97 in Ma...   [ continue reading...]

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Sex offender registries don’t work

They have failed to reduce sex crimes in countries where they exist, and have resulted in severe hardships to former offenders   [ continue reading...]

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US-North Korean Relations in a Time of Change

The months ahead may reveal the direction that U.S.-North Korean relations will take under the Trump administration. After eight years of ‘strategic patie...   [ continue reading...]

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The right to have visiting rights

May's not the only one trying to have it both ways. Before Trump’s election, the US, long-heralded (and sel...   [ continue reading...]

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Will human rights law actually save us from fascism?

By the time fascism fully unfolds at the political level, human rights law may not only come too late, it may even...   [ continue reading...]

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‘Dragon on Our Doorstep’ – Why Politics and Military Should Go Hand-in-Hand

At the root of India’s problems, the authors of 'Dragon on Our Doorstep' write, is the erroneous belief that a large and well equipped military alone can...   [ continue reading...]

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