Newsclick Production, September 7, 2013
Newsclick discusses with senior political analyst Aijaz Ahmad the happenings in Syria, the US attempts to bomb Syria, the international responses to these developments and what could happen to the whole West Asian scenario. Aijaz Ahmad says that the US Congressional approval for bombing Syria could play either way – it might seem as if the US Congress is taking charge and preventing Obama from bombing Syria, or it may well be that the resolution may be approved, giving unlimited authority to Obama to go ahead.
Nile Bowie, Courtesy: rt.com, August 28,2013
The military buildup in the Mediterranean indicates that Assad’s opponents intend to militarily intervene in Syria under cover of “humanitarian intervention,” a disingenuous narrative that could not be further from the truth.
Prabir Purkayastha, August 8, 2013
EVERY year, August 6 and August 9 are remembered for the horrific nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The stick like figures drawn from memory by little children depicting the horrors they saw as they marched through their devastated cities still haunt us. In a matter of moments, 2,40,000 were killed and wounded, most of the wounded dying painfully from radiation sickness, cancers and other diseases soon after.
Vijay Prashad, August 8, 2013
On July 31, Ahmed Ibrahim was sentenced to death by a court in Misrata, Libya for incitement to violence against the February 15, 2011 uprising.
Vijay Prashad, July 30, 2013
Why did Congresswoman Amina al-Mogherbi and City Councillor Dr. Najat al-Kikhia resign from their posts? Why have Amina Mahmoud Takhtakh and Dr. Mariam Talyeb gone underground?
Nick Turse, Courtesy: tomdispatch.com, June 19, 2013
The other day, Hamid Karzai, the U.S.-supported Afghan president who was once sardonically nicknamed “the mayor of Kabul,” had a few curious things to say about American policy in the Muslim world.
Prabir Purkayastha, June 1, 2013
The Syrian rebel coalition –- the rag tag band that the US and the so-called “Friends of Syria” have put together –- calling it the Syrian National Coalition –- have been unable to agree to anything in its latest fiasco of a meeting in Istanbul.
Prabir Purkayastha, Newsclick, February 5, 2013
Samir's Amin has come out with a defence of French intervention in Mali, which has surprised many of his admirers and friends.
Samir Amin, February 4, 2013
I am one of those who out of principle condemn all military interventions by Western powers in the countries of the South, these interventions being by nature subject to the requirements of the deployment of control of the planet by the capital of the monopolies that dominate the system.
Ronda Hauben, February 4, 2013
Benghazi attack on the US Consulate on September 11, 2012 "offers a relatively rare window into the on the ground actions of the US government’s clandestine operations.