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Hoodbhoy: Pakistan’s Nuclear Bayonet
Feb 18, 2011
In an enthusiastic moment, Napoleon is said to have remarked: “Bayonets are wonderful! One can do anything with them except sit on them!”
Hoodbhoy: Pakistan’s Nukes
Feb 05, 2011
The latest news from America must have thrilled many: Pakistan probably has more nuclear weapons than India.
Hass: Gaza Edge
Jan 06, 2011
A fragile ceasefire holds in Gaza, but it can’t last. Amira Hass, reports on the unbearable tension of life inside the strip.
Hahnel: Shifting Priorities
Dec 17, 2010
Nowhere in Europe or the US/Canada does the left have the trust and loyalty of anywhere approaching a third of the population.
Hayden: The Lynch-Mob Moment
Dec 13, 2010
We know that conservatives are extremists for order, but why have so many liberals lost their minds and joined the frenzy over Julian Assange and WikiLeaks? As the secrets of power are unmasked, there is a growing bipartisan demand that Julian Assange must die.
Hoodbhoy: Bogus Science
Nov 19, 2010
Comstech is the Organization of Islamic Countries' highest scientific body. It has received millions of dollars from OIC countries, including Pakistan.
Hahnel: G20 & Economic Issues
Nov 15, 2010
As usual, the occasion of the G-20 Summit gives rise to discussion by leftists of some current economic issues.
Hahnel: Midterm Lessons 2/2
Nov 08, 2010
It is often easier to give advice to others than to learn lessons oneself. What lessons should those of us who are self-conscious leftists learn from the midterm elections?
Hayden: Election Setback for Peace
Nov 05, 2010
The November election was a setback for the peace movement, not only because of the defeat of Sen. Russ Feingold but for deeper reasons.
Hahnel: Midterm Lessons 1/2
Nov 04, 2010
It is easy to point out lessons others should learn from the 2010 midterm elections. So let me assuage my pain by indulging in some easy finger pointing...
Hoodbhoy: Pakistan's Universities
Sep 27, 2010
Upset by drastic budget cuts imposed by the finance ministry, the vice-chancellors of 71 public sector universities are threatening to resign en-bloc. They rightly say that development projects are grounded, bills unpaid, and some buildings only half-constructed.
Hayden: Will Iraq Invite US to Stay?
Aug 21, 2010
While the Obama administration struggles to keep its pledge to end the Iraq war, a behind-the-scenes plan is developing in which the Baghdad regime “invites” the American military to stay.
Hahnel: Financial Reform
Jul 13, 2010
Nothing is more important right now to stabilize the global economic system than financial reform. Unfortunately, this is unlikely to happen in the foreseeable future.
Hahnel: Ecology & Libertarian Socialists
Jun 16, 2010
There is a growing divide among Leftists over how to respond to the threat of climate change. On the one hand many progressive environmentalists are fighting to keep the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in control of negotiations, to preserve positive features of the Kyoto Protocol, and to respond to valid criticisms of carbon trading by fixing the cap and trade framework to be more effective, fair, and efficient. On the other hand, spokespersons for climate justice (CJ) and anti-capitalist (AC) movements routinely denounce UNFCCC negotiations and Kyoto as “pretend solutions” and reject cap and trade policies altogether.
Hoodbhoy: Reflections On Flotilla Massacre
Jun 13, 2010
Israel’s premeditated murder of the Mavi Marmara’s peace activists could become the turning point for the Palestinian struggle. Or, if the wrong conclusions are deduced, there’s a lot more misery ahead for the people of Gaza. A week after the event, it is time to ask some key questions and suggest answers.
Hoodbhoy: Why Shahzad Bombed Times Square
May 08, 2010
The man who tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square was a Pakistani.
Hahnel: Why Cap And Trade?
Feb 25, 2010
A carbon tax is preferable to cap and trade unless there are compelling practical reasons a tax won't work as well.
Hahnel: Climate Change Primer
Jan 12, 2010
Because misconceptions are commonplace a basic tutorial on the logic and implications of regulation, carbon taxes, and tradable carbon emission permits is useful. Hopefully this will correct some common misunderstandings about what different policies do, and do not do, and help leftists and environmentalists who are not professional economists avoid being brow beaten when debating environmental policy with mainstream economists who often do not share their values and priorities.
Hugus: Romania 20 Years Later
Jan 07, 2010
Twenty years after the end of the communist regime headed by Nicolae Ceausescu, the parents, wives, husbands, and friends of the dead still do not know how their loved ones were killed. When asked if her son died for a good cause, Neagu's reaction is mixed.
Hahnel: The Left & Climate Change 3/3
Dec 26, 2009
This is the third and final part of a three part ZNet commentary series by political economist Robin Hahnel posted between Dec. 24-26, 2009.