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Persian Gulf: Unsafe for Fishing

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Yohannan Chemarapally THE shooting of an innocent Indian fisherman by armed personnel aboard an US Navy ship in the waters of the coast of Dubai is another illustration of the trigger happy disposition of the Obama administration. The US has been continuing with its military build-up in the Persian Gulf region from the beginning of the year as it […]

September 4th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

UK – Extremists Attack IWA Meeting, Police Complacent

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ON August 19, 2012, the Indian Workers’ Association Great Britain (IWA-GB) made an appeal to all the secular and democratic organisations, religious institutions, political parties and individuals in the United Kingdom and abroad to unite and unequivocally condemn the actions of extremist Khalistani elements that are once again rearing their ugly heads in Europe and North America. On […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

Paraguay: Velvet Coup

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Yohannan Chemarapally THE ouster of the Paraguayan president, Fernando Lugo, in a legislative coup in the third week of June, was a surprising development that caught the region unaware. Only Washington seems to have been aware of the deep machinations that were underway when the Paraguayan president was on a tour of Asia, his first since being elected. […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

SHOOTING AT THE GURDWARA – The Sense of White Supremacy

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Vijay Prashad  YESTERDAY morning the orgies of the lone gunman took hold in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a town in the dragnet of Milwaukee in United States. He targeted aGurdwara, the religious home of the local Sikh community. The gunman entered the Gurdwara, and as if in mimicry of the school shootings, stalked the worshippers in the halls of the 17,000 square […]

August 30th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

Targeting Assange

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Yohannan Chemarapally MORE than two months have lapsed since the Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, took refuge in the embassy of Ecuador in London. Assange had announced that he was seeking political asylum in Ecuador. His dramatic move had come a few days before he was due to be extradited to Sweden to face a criminal trial. Assange had alleged that the […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

Nazeer Abbasi’s Martyrdom Day Being Observed

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ON August 9, while observing the 32nd anniversary of Shaheed Nazeer Abbasi’s martyrdom, the Communist Party of Pakistan (CPP) demanded suo moto action from the chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, for a reopening of the Nazeer Abbasi murder case. That justice demanded that Brigadier Imtiaz Billa must be hanged in public, was categorically stated by CPP chairman, […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

Arafat: Death by Poisoning!

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Yohannan Chemarapally IT was suspected for long that the legendary Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, did not die of natural causes. The authorities at the French military hospital where he spent his last days have been keeping a mysterious silence about the factors that led to his death. The French doctors who treated him in his […]

August 21st, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

First Meeting of BRICS Peace and Solidarity Organisations Held

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THE meeting of the peace organisations of the BRICS countries was organised on the 17th and 18th of July 2012 in New Delhi. The meeting was hosted by the All India Peace and Solidarity Organisation (AIPSO). Though technically it is the second meeting (as the first meeting of the peace organisations of China, Russia and India was held […]

July 28th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

India-US: Growing Bonhomie

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Yohannan Chemarapally INDIA-US relations seem to going from strength to strength, if high level visits and joint statements are anything to go by. In recent weeks, the US secretary of state as well as the secretary of defence was in India. This was followed by the third US-India Strategic Dialogue in Washington in the second week of June. The Strategic […]

July 28th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

Libyan Regime Change Destabilises Mali, Threatens Others

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Yohannan Chemarapally THERE were never any shortages of guns in the sparsely populated regions of North Africa and the Sahel. Successive wars and internal conflicts ensured that there was a surfeit of lethal weaponry. Now after the NATO intervention in Libya, the region is awash with even more lethal weaponry. The immediate impact has been felt on […]

June 18th, 2012 | Posted in International News | Read More »

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