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Inhuman and unconscionable

Judicial finality need not necessarily mean that India should hang Yakub Memon. Even in this situation, as his life   [ continue reading...]

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Worldwide weeds

The Armenian pavilion, hosted in a Venetian monastery that has sheltered the culture for 300 years, won the Golden Lion this year. “The botanical gardens at Salerno were in a poor state after...   [ continue reading...]

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Islamic State Recruitment Document Warns of ‘Major Attack’ in India

An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and...   [ continue reading...]

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Struggles ‘Made in India’ – On the series of factory riots, occupations and (wildcat) strikes in Delhi’s industrial south, 2014

asti8.jpg The following article documents material concerning eighteen factory struggles in Delhi’s industrial belt between early 2014...   [ continue reading...]

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The FBI Built a Database That Can Catch Rapists — Almost Nobody Uses It

by T. Christian Miller This story was co-published with The Atlantic. QUANTICO, Va. — More than 30 years ago, the Federal Bureau of Investigation...   [ continue reading...]

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Sierra Leone's deadly virus

Corruption as much as pathology spread Ebola in Sierra Leone, as can be seen from the story of a chiefdom where the disease was checked cheaply by candour and probity.Musa Kallon is a paramount chief...   [ continue reading...]

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Candidates Ignore the Role Race Plays in Determining Who Thrives and Who Struggles

Earlier this month, presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley were booed and heckled by liberal activists at a town hall discussion at the Netroots Nation annual conference. Why would...   [ continue reading...]

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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Won’t Let an Ethiopian Anthropologist ‘Jump in on the Trump Action’

In a clip dedicated to President Obama’s trip to Africa, the “Daily Show” host marvels at the fact that “across all the world’s cultures the two things we share seem to be music and Trump...   [ continue reading...]

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Civilisation Hanging By A Thread

Memon's execution has shown how the inheritors of the Dharmashastra - which lays emphasis on prayaschitta or atonement as a means to become “divine” - need only the minimal incitement provided by...   [ continue reading...]

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Moscow on the road

Moscow can't cope with cars — they've only arrived en masse in the past 20 years. And already they're less desirable than they once were. “I like driving. Cars are my life. I've had Zhigulis as...   [ continue reading...]

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Malaysia Needed a Clean Human Rights Record—So the State Department Just Gave It to Them

William Greider The president cleansed Malaysia of its notorious human trafficking record to give the country a front row seat to join the TPP—and Congress can’t do anything about it.   [ continue reading...]

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Kalam the President Went Where His Conscience Took Him

'APJ' pushed the envelope on political issues but kept within the 'Lakshman rekha’ that the Constitution has drawn for presidential functioning   [ continue reading...]

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A Serious Challenge?

A wide-ranging interview about policy ideas, political theories, single payer to open borders to Zionism   [ continue reading...]

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Only Civilian Oversight with Subpoena Power Will Stop Sheriff Abuse, Say LA County Residents

Black Lives Matter activist Mark-Anthony Johnson says LA County residents are calling for civilian oversight, with teeth, to keep the Sheriff's office in check.   [ continue reading...]

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A Snapshot of Imperialism's Crime of Homelessness: Why Boston's Homeless Crisis Deepens Despite City Plan to End It

by Danny Haiphong Homelessness in Boston has increased 40% since 2007, spurring the city's political elite to a plan to “end homelessness in Boston by 2018.” But the city's plan never mentions...   [ continue reading...]

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Georgia is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow

by Marian Wang Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in...   [ continue reading...]

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Climate Pledges by Walmart, Bank of America and 11 Other Companies Are Mostly Symbolic

Corporate pledges by Walmart, Bank of America, Apple and others to reduce their carbon emissions leave a lot to be desired. In fact, including the energy use of corporations' overseas operations,...   [ continue reading...]

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Obama Administration Denies Snowden Petition

Flickr On Tuesday, the White House reiterated its stance that Edward Snowden’s revelations were harmful and dangerous to U.S. national security. The former contractor for the National Security...   [ continue reading...]

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The Americans With Disabilities Act Is a Model for the World—Literally

Janet E. Lord This landmark legislation became the basis for an international treaty embraced by much of the world—but not, ironically, by the United States.   [ continue reading...]

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A coherent response

Monday’s terrorist attack in Gurdaspur, Punjab, underlines the theory that the rogue elements in Pakistan would go to any extent to sabotage any breakthrough in India-Pakistan ties. The timing of...   [ continue reading...]

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