We've had the capacity to destroy ourselves since 1945. But there are more long-term processes like environmental destruction leading in the same direction...
'The principle on which the international system is based is that the United States is entitled to use force at will. To talk about the United States violating international law or something like that is amazingly naive, completely silly.'
How did genocide denial become a doctrine of the internationalist left?
Or, in the imagery of the Occupy movement, the 1% and the 99%. Not literal numbers, but the right picture.
People seem to know about May Day everywhere except where it began, here in the United States of America. That’s because those in power have done everything they can to erase its real meaning.
Letter to the PM protesting against the developments in West Bengal — arrest of Dr. Partho Sarothi Roy, a young molecular biologist, and the treatment meted out to Professor Ambikash Mahapatra
American Decline in Perspective, Part 2: The capacity to implement the principles of imperial domination has markedly declined as power has become more broadly distributed in a diversifying world.
American decline is real, but despite the piteous laments, the U.S. remains the world dominant power by a large margin, and no competitor is in sight, not only in the military dimension, in which of course the U.S. reigns supreme. Part I
Right now we are failing to commemorate an event of great human significance: the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s decision to launch the direct invasion of South Vietnam
Can we proceed to at least limit the "scourge of war" that the United Nations was founded to "save succeeding generations from"? Can there be peace without justice?
'The 1970s set off a kind of a vicious cycle that led to a concentration of wealth increasingly in the hands of the financial sector, which doesn’t benefit the economy... What’s being played out for the last 30 years is actually a kind of a nightmare
Looking Back on 9/11 a Decade Later: how the US consistently played into bin Laden's hands. What should it have done after 9/11? Was there another way?
For the public, the primary domestic concern is unemployment. For financial institutions the primary concern is the deficit. Therefore, only the deficit is under discussion.
As long as the general population is passive, apathetic, diverted to consumerism or hatred of the vulnerable, then the powerful can do as they please, and those who survive will be left to contemplate the outcome.
Even more fundamental than the right of free expression is the right to think. And even unacceptable thought, without the added crime of expression, has not gone unchallenged
It was not until the 1960s that the US courts took a strong stand protecting freedom of speech under the pressure of the civil rights movement and other activism. With the decline of activism, the rights are being eroded
India is once again talking of its independent relationship with Iran. What is going on with the American policy in the region and what exactly is the Iranian threat?
No one suggests that Chomsky supports terrorism or is coming to spy. His entry was denied solely because of his views.
Bajrang Dal members stage a protest against the recent killings of Hindus and vandalism of a Durga idol by miscreants in Bangladesh, at Krishnanagar in Nadia.PTI Photo
Visually impaired make 'diyas' for the upcoming Diwali festival, inside Andh Kanya Prakash Gruh in Ahmedabad.PTI Photo
Farmers ride tractors as they move towards a protest site during an agitation against Noida authority, in Noida.PTI Photo
Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi addresses media persons after a cabinet meeting in Chandigarh.PTI Photo
Kutumba Surakshya Mission NGO members protest against the recent killing of Hindus and vandalism of Durga idol in puja pandal by miscreants in Bangladesh, in front of the office of the Assistant High Commissioner of...PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
With all foreign soldiers out of Afghanistan, the Taliban is now in a position to do pretty much what it wants.
It can be a crucial stepping stone to develop young minds to appreciate the importance of practising honesty throughout their academic journey and lay the foundations for successful professional careers.
One can be pro-religion, but against coerced religion; one can be pro-vaccines, but against coercion and mandates