Category Archives: South Asia

The Hidden Tears of Punjab by ANDRE VLTCHEK

A lane, a narrow passage to Jallianwala Bagh Garden inside the old city of Amritsar, in the state of Punjab. It is a monument now, one of the testaments to madness and crimes committed by the British Empire during its … Continue reading

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Drones — One white death can change everything – Dawn – 29 Apr.15

“Let us kill the people who are trying to kill us,” President Obama has been reported as telling his aides in relation to drone attacks. Indeed, drones have been the darlings of the Obama administration; their remote capabilities and their … Continue reading

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Indias Daughter – BBC Documentary

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The 390-Euro Man – A Pakistani Slave’s Path to Freedom By Hasnain Kazim

For more than 16 years, Hanif Masih worked as an indentured servant in a brick factory in Pakistan. Then, an aid organization purchased his freedom. Though he remains extremely poor, he is one of the lucky ones. On the day … Continue reading

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Capturing Kashmir by FARZANA VERSEY

They lined up in the wintry chill, some still homeless after the floods, because hope lies in hoping. As one more predator swooped down on Jammu and Kashmir, democracy was declared after the first round of voting on November 25. … Continue reading

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Endless War – Obama Extends War in Afghanistan by KATHY KELLY

News agencies reported Saturday morning that weeks ago President Obama signed an order, kept secret until now, to authorize continuation of the Afghan war for at least another year. The order “to support Afghan military operations in the country” and U.S. ground troops to … Continue reading

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The Fundamental Lie of the Afghan War by GARY LEUPP

As a general rule, U.S. wars are based on lies. Some of these are soon exposed; the lies about Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and al-Qaeda links used to justify the invasion and occupation of Iraq were exposed (to … Continue reading

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