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Lawrence Wittner: Superpowers Are Violent Powers

If asked to identify the world’s superpowers today, most people would name the United States, Russia, and China.  Although many citizens of these countries maintain that this status is based on the superiority of their national way of life, the reality is that it rests upon their nations’ enormous capacity for violence. Certainly none has Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Kashmiris Right to Determine Their Future Is the Only Solution to the Kashmir Conflict

Nasir Khan, July 16, 2016 Today Professor Raj Bhat, himself a Kashmiri, raised a few questions and asked for my response. I am repoducing his comment followed by my reply. Our readers will see that we two have different views on the Kashmir issue: Raj Bhat: Nasir Khan Sahab: I have raised human issues which Read more…

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Don Fitz: Green Time TV: Preparing for Danger

Green Time TV Preparing for Danger by Don Fitz Many dangers to the environment and human health could be lessened enormously if we would pay close attention to warning signs. August Green Time episodes explore warning signs for the US health care system, misuse of water and energy efficiency, as well as positive developments among Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Brtual Indian oppression continues in Kashmir

Nasir Khan, July 15, 2016 The partition of India in 1947 was because of a number of factors. As a child living in Poonch (Kashmir) I had seen the destructive blood-letting and communal frenzy. The so-called ‘Two-Nation Theory’ was a misleading and absurd idea to start with. But there was not only one party to Read more…

michael edwards: The Self Segregation of Retail Workers

REI workers in Seattle are stirring. Seattle councilwoman Kshama Sawant recently held a rally in support of REI’s workers. The outdoor cooperative is perceived by many to be a progressive company, but based on the testimony of some of the company’s employees, REI’s progressive values don’t extend to paying fair wages. The store caters to Read more…

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Philip Gan: Graduate schools for public policy/affairs?

My friend wants to do graduate study in public affairs or public policy (Masters or PhD) at a university in the US. She is a Cuban-American, politically progressive but not radical despite my efforts, especially in relation to economic class. She is considering applying to Princeton and other universities, but will consider other schools that I recommend. Read more…

michael edwards: The Comfort of Customized Facts

Being a veteran, many of my Facebook friends are conservative. They tend to like their firearms and dislike Black Lives Matters protesters, “Why can’t they all be like Darius Rucker from Hootie and the Blowfish?” Recently I found myself in an inane argument where I tried to prove that Black Lives Matter was not the Read more…

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Lawrence Wittner: Are We in for Another Increase in Military Spending?

  At the present time, an increase in U.S. military spending seems as superfluous as a third leg.  The United States, armed with the latest in advanced weaponry, has more military might than any other nation in world history.  Moreover, it has begun a $1 trillion program to refurbish its entire nuclear weapons complex.  America’s Read more…

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Nasir Khan: Remarks on Luis L. Tijerina’s essay ‘The Russian and Syrian Alliance’

Nasir Khan, July 2, 2016 In his paper Luis Lazaro Tijerina fills in much-needed information to understand Russian and Syrian relationship. While discussing the salient aspects of the relationship, first, between the Soviet Union and Syria and, then, after the fall of the Soviet Union, between Russia and Syria, the author has provided a sound Read more…

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Nasir Khan: The Forces of Darkness and Ignorance in Pakistan

Nasir Khan, June 23, 2016 The tragedy that started in 1947 in the shape of Pakistan and in the name of Islam has continued uninterrupted since then. In this country, Islam was transformed into a cult of ignorance and darkness and then into a cult of death and violence. Muslim leaders and politicians initiated their Read more…

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