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www.justicedeniedpk.comThe Fauji Band is comingWritten by Hakim HazikAlhamdulillah, all the stakeholders are on the same page. Together, we will drive a stake through the heart of the liberal fascism and the foreign inspired secularism. The two negotiating committees met on a nihari breakfast and discussed the serious issues facing the nation such as women’s kabaddi and Jamshed Dasti.
Activist’s diaryIslamabad Police and the pistol in my drawerWritten by Farooq SulehriaBack in 1997 [or was it 1998], I was editing Mazdoor Jeddojuhad (Workers Struggle), the weekly organ of the Labour Party Pakistan [now incorporated into Awami Workers party]. After the Clinton Administration fired missiles to destroy al-Qaida camps in south Afghanistan, Mazdoor Jeddojuhad ran a cover story on al-Qaida/Taliban.
COMMENTARYCrisis of ideology: PTI, NGOs and the leftWritten by Kaavish HusainOn numerous occasions since the October 2011 Lahore Jalsa, Imran Khan has called PTI to be an ideological party and has claimed that PTI’s ideology is to end corruption in Pakistan. One must ask: Can ending corruption be an Ideology?
COMMENTA Baloch letter to the PunjabWritten by Droshum SumalaniThe disruption of gas supplies from Balochistan disturbs you but the peaceful march of the Baloch people protesting against the disappearance of their loved ones seems to scarcely move you. How confidently and shamelessly have the state officials claimed that the number of dead bodies...
March 8 specialPostmodernism and feminismWritten by Jane KellyThe term postmodernism has entered into common currency with a rapidity that modernism, “after” which it is named, never achieved: it has a trendy contemporaneity but is little understood. Partly through its description of reality as a series of images...
PICKET LINEA year after Chavez, revolution pushes onWritten by Martin MarinosAlmost a year has passed since the death of Hugo Chávez on March 5, 2013. Arguably this has been the most difficult one for the Bolivarian Revolution. Many people, both on the left and the right expressed doubt that there could be Chavismo without Chávez. Perhaps a year is still too short of a period to assess the situation...
DEBATEMarx’s theory of the state: A discussionWritten by Eric RahimSometime back the viewpointonline.net published interviews with four commentators on the subject of the character of the Pakistani state. One of the questions asked related to Marx’s theory of the state. I found the answers to this particular question unsatisfactory in scope. I thought the subject needed more extensive treatment.
ANALYSISCommodifying psychologyWritten by Aizaz BaqirDepression, anxiety, stress etc are some of the most commonly used terms in the contemporary world. According to an estimate, American spend more than 86 billion dollar on antidepressants alone. Pharmaceutical companies spend nearly 10 billion dollars on marketing anti-depressants: the most prescribed and profitable drugs in America. It is also interesting to know that very little money is being spent by government in America in general and other developing...
REPORTAGEUkraine: “The sins of the fathers...” And BeyondWritten by John ReimannYou don't have to believe in the Christian Bible to see this at work in the current crisis in Ukraine. It's not all that is at work, but it certainly is part of it. In addition, we see the economic crisis of capitalism, the general lack of a truly independent...
HistoryTrotsky on UkraineWritten by Leon TrotskyThe Ukrainian question, which many governments and many “socialists” and even “communists” have tried to forget or to relegate to the deep strongbox of history, has once again been placed on the order of the day and this time with redoubled force…
DialogueThe travesty of capitalist democracyWritten by Lal KhanPost-independence, the ruling elites---nurtured by the British imperialism--- ensured that the struggle for national independence was restricted to the system grafted by imperialism into the body politic of the Indian subcontinent.
PAK TEA HOUSECulture and SocialismWritten by Leon TrotskyLet us recall first of all that culture once signified a ploughed, cultivated field, as opposed to untouched forests and virgin lands. Culture was juxtaposed to nature, that is, what had been achieved by human effort was contrasted with the gifts of nature.
FOCUSGood Sharia, Bad ShariaWritten by Kunwar Khuldune ShahidThe ‘Good Taliban, Bad Taliban’ game seems to be finally over. Probably because no one has ever been able to differentiate between the two. And maybe the only difference always has been that Bad Taliban self-explode in the name of Islam, while the good Taliban would do it next week. Or the week after.
Readers’ ViewpointDisappearances and the long marchWritten by Nida DayoDisappearance is a well-known term in Pakistan as it is the civilians who are more its victims. Thousands of people have disappeared from different areas of Pakistan. Their bullet riddled bodies later found lying on roadsides, in mass graves or even hanging in main bazars.
AnnouncementEqbal Ahmad Centre for Public Education (EACPE)Written by RedaktionGOAL: EACPE seeks to foster the use of science and reason to understand nature and society and so better enable citizens of Pakistan to participate fully in the political, social, economic, and cultural life of their society; to exercise their democratic rights and responsibilities;
videoGlobalization and ImperialismWritten by Farooq Sulehria
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