Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, Sept 14, 2011
Emmanuel Ortiz, Sept 14, 2011
Before I start this poem,
I'd like to ask you to join me in a moment of silence
in honor of those who died in the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon last September 11th.
I would also like to ask you to offer up a moment of silence
for all of those who have been harassed, imprisoned,
disappeared, tortured, raped, or killed in retaliation for those strikes,
for the victims in both Afghanistan and the U.S.
And if I could just add one more thing...
Amit Sen Gupta, Newsclick, Sept 10, 2011
Capital is as terrified of the absence of profit or a very small profit as nature is of a vacuum. With suitable profits, capital is awakened; with 10 percent, it can be used anywhere; with 20 percent, it becomes lively; with 50 percent, positively daring; with 100 percent, it will crush all human laws under its feet; and with 300 percent, there is no crime it is not willing to dare, even at the risk of the gallows."
Noam Chomsky, Tomdispatch, Sept 6, 2011
This is, of course, the week before the tenth anniversary of the day that “changed everything.” And enough was indeed changed that it’s easy to forget what that lost world was like. Here’s a little reminder of that moment just before September 11, 2001:
Sukumar Muralidharan, Sept 7, 2011
Loud and uninformed commentary in the India media poses a danger to the debate over death penalty.
Seema Mustafa, Newsclick, Sept 5, 2011
J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is more interested about tweeting than governing.
Srinivasan Ramani, Newsclick, Sept 2, 2011
Left intellectual Baburam Bhattarai's ascension to the post of PM in Nepal renews hopes for the completion of the Constitution writing process.
Samir Amin, Newsclick, September 1, 2011
Indu Agnihotri, Newsclick, August 24, 2011
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, 24-August-2011
The current confrontation on the Lok Pal Bill has eroded the middle ground between a corrupt UPA Government and the high decibel “Team Anna”.