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Pakistan: Time for Reform in the Garrison State

Pakistan: Time for Reform in the Garrison State

by    Ishtiaq Ahmed

It is now entirely up to Pakistan’s leaders to opt out of ideological politics and choose enlightened pragmatism.  In December 2008, I met General Pervez Musharraf at the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) house in Rawalpindi. The meeting was arranged by a mutual friend, retired Colonel Aslam Cheema. Musharraf had only recently stepped down as Read More

The Power of the Crowd in the Internet Age

The Power of the Crowd in the Internet Age

by    Lyndall Stein

We are witnessing the continuing relevance of public protest in the age of internet. I can still remember the thunder of police horses in Grosvenor Square, the chaos, the anger and the fear, the visceral hatred for the United States and its pointless, bullying and brutal war against the Vietnamese people. My 14-year-old sister was with Read More

Students Unite in Chile

Students Unite in Chile

by    Fair Observer

The Confederation of Chilean Students is uniting young people across Chile to protest against the educational system. In 2016, Chile’s capital Santiago saw peaceful student protests erupt into violent demonstrations. Marta Matamala, who organized the Confederation of Chilean Students (CONFECH), believes President Michelle Bachelet is not on their side due to the government’s lack ofRead More

Building Responsibly is the Way Forward

Building Responsibly is the Way Forward

by    David Segall

Engineering and construction firms join forces to protect workers in their supply chains. This week, six major engineering and construction companies—CH2M Hill, Vinci SA, Amec Foster Wheeler, Bechtel Corporation, Fluor Corporation and Multiplex—are hosting the inaugural meeting of a new industry-led coalition called Building Responsibly. The group will focus on the rights of workers in...Read More

Native American Sovereignty and the Dakota Access Pipeline

Native American Sovereignty and the Dakota Access Pipeline

by    Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

In this podcast, guests discuss the controversy surrounding the Dakota Access Pipeline. As the struggle between members of the Standing Rock Reservation and their allies against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) continues, History Talk takes a look at the long-term patterns of Native American relations with the US government. Hosts Jessica Blissit and Brenna Miller and guests Read More

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