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Margaret Thatcher – Not Dead Yet?

Margaret Thatcher was an avowed imperialist and Cold Warrior, notorious among other things for her close friendship with Chile’s right wing-dictator and mass murderer Augusto Pinochet and with the South African apartheid regime – she denounced the ANC and Nelson

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A Challenging Time for Venezuela

(Om Prasad, a leader of AISA in JNU, visited Venezuela on invitation from the National Electoral Council of Venezuela (CNE) to be part of the International Electoral Accompaniment Program. He recounts the experience.) The Presidential Elections of April 2013 in Venezuela

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‘Made in Bangladesh’: Globalized Capital’s Genocide of Workers

The death toll from the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Savar, in the outskirts of Dhaka, on 24th April, is a staggering 1,127. That statistics makes it the deadliest garment-factory disaster anywhere in the world. An estimated 2,500 suffered injuries.

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Turbulent Times in Turkey, Brazil and …

From a totally peaceful a sit-in at Istanbul’s Gezi Park (Taksim Square) to a country-wide militant mass movement – the rapid progress of the latest protest movement in Turkey graphically demonstrates the trend of the times. When the sit-in was

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On Cover : Protest in London Against British MP’s Invitation to Modi

British MP Barry Gardiner was confronted by over 100 vocal and angry protestors outside his MP’s surgery in Brent in North London on 9 September, demanding that he withdraw his invitation to Narendra Modi. A large number of South Asian organisations,

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Keep Up The People’s Vigil On Us War Mongers

Following an apparently off-hand remark by US Secretary of State John Kerry during a press conference that US military action could be avoided if the regime of President Bashar al-Assad surrendered its chemical weapons, the Syria scenario has witnessed a

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On Cover 2 : General Giap and the Myth of American Invincibility

(Excerpted from article by James A. Warren, Daily Beast, October 12, 2013) Just before the American ground war in Vietnam began in March 1965 with the landing of a brigade of US Marines at Danang, General Vo Nguyen Giap, who had been commander

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The US Government Shutdown and Debt Ceiling Row

Far from being a passing shadow, the curious developments in America was symptomatic of a defining paradox of the political economy of that country and at the same time reflective of the continuing crisis of the international capitalist order. But

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The Political Economy of Ebola

(Excerpt from an article in the Jacobin) Ebola is a problem that will not be solved, because it isn’t profitable to do so. One shorthand explanation is that if the people infected with Ebola were white, the problem would

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The ‘other’ Kurds fighting the Islamic State

(Dilar Dirik is a Kurdish activist and a PhD student at the University of Cambridge. My research focus is Kurdistan and the Kurdish women's movement. This article is excerpted from the one that appeared on Al Jazeera, 2 September 2014) The Islamic

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Obama’s Iran Deal

Washington Finds another War Unaffordable Iran has recently concluded a stunning nuclear deal with US and five other big powers much to the chagrin of Israel and Saudi Arab even as Washington hopes to fish in the troubled waters of

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Left Electoral Victories in Several Countries

The last couple of months saw encouraging electoral victories of the Left in four countries. Socialist Alternative candidate Kshama Sawant, an Occupy Seattle activist, won a citywide City Council seat in Seattle in early November, defeating a long-time Democratic incumbent.

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