INTERNATIONAL

Mao Zedong Thought and Ethnic Clashes in Xinjiang

Xinjiang, home to approximately 8 million Turkic-speaking Uyghur Muslims, is a large but sparsely populated area approximately the size of Iran. After a period of independence as “Second East Turkistan Republic” during 1944-1949, the Uyghur republic’s leadership agreed to form

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‘We are the lions, Mr Manager’ Revisiting the Grunwick Strike

HISTORY: This July marks the 40th anniversary of the celebrated Grunwick strike in Britain, in which mainly South Asian women workers in a photo-processing factory in North London went on strike against low pay, poor working conditions and racist abuse

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Orlando Shooting

On the 12th of June, 49 people were killed in Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, by a gunman. This is one of the worst instances of mass killing in US history. The gunman, not counted among the 49, was shot

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Interview with MPD

Ecuador is a country of 14 million people located in the western part of South America. It has many nationalities including the dominant nationality of mestizos (mixed). There are 17 other nationalities in Ecuador with the blacks and indigenous people (such as

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US Muscle in Latin America

Countries of Latin America are up in arms against the US decision to open seven military bases in Columbia (a move taken on the pretext of combating narcotics trade). Apart from this, the US is working towards their army, navy

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Challenging Israel’s Impunity

(The Report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, named after its chief author, eminent international jurist Richard Goldstone, has established a historic milestone by indicting Israel for war crimes during its 22-day war in Gaza

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Shootout in US Army Base

When a psychiatrist in the US Army went berserk, killing 12 and wounding 30 in a shooting spree at Fort Hood where he was posted, the news shocked the world. The fact that the man, Major Nidal Malik Hasan, was of Palestinian

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Obama Accepts the Nobel Prize for Hypnosis and Humbug

“The crimes of the United States have been systematic, constant, vicious, remorseless, but very few people have actually talked about them. You have to hand it to America. It has exercised a quite clinical manipulation of power worldwide while masquerading

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Haiti: the Disaster Both Natural and Political

At around 5 pm on January 13, 2010 a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on Richter scale hit Port-au-Prince, the heavily populated capital city of Haiti. Within the next few days more than 200,000 people were reported dead with over one third of the population of

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Act Three, Scene One

The crisis in Greece is rapidly escalating as all sections of workers and peasants came out on the streets in three large rallies in one month to protest against their government’s decisions to curb inflation and manage the debt

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Occupation is a Crime!

(The 7th anniversary of the war on Iraq was marked by huge protests all over the US against war and occupation. Shashwat Sinha, who participated in the San Francisco anti-war rally, reports.) Hey hey, ho ho…the occupation got to

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Red Rebel in Thailand

With the long-awaited military crackdown of May 19, the Abhisit Vejjajiva government has won the latest battle of Bangkok. Well, only for now and at the cost of whatever little credibility it ever had. As soon as the ultimate crackdown began,

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