Peter Van Buren,Courtesy: TomDispatch.com, November4,2013
If it’s Tuesday, this must be Belgium -- the title of a 1969 romantic comedy -- could now fit two intertwined phenomena: the madcap global travels of Secretary of State John Kerry and the nonstop journey of the latest revelations from National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Roberto Savio, October 28,2013
Much has been written about U.S. brinkmanship with default, but the clear lesson that can be drawn from this unprecedented situation is that a lunatic fringe can block democracy.
Zack Beauchamp, thinkprogress.org, October 11,2013
This isn’t an article about how Republicans shut down the government because they hate that the President is black. This is an article about how racism caused the government to shut down and the U.S. to teeter on the brink of an unprecedented and catastrophic default.
Newsclick Production, October 4,2013
Prabir Purkayastha speaks on the Surveillance State at a panel discussion on “Idea of India: A People's Agenda” organised by the Centre for Policy Analysis in New Delhi. He delineates how the US policies under Obama have transformed from 'Yes, We Can' to 'Yes, We Scan.'
Prabir Purkayastha, October 3,2013
Soon after the military strikes on Syria was forestalled, negotiations between the US and Iran have started. Has the US really changed course in West Asia or is it only a temporary tactical shift with goals of regime change in both Syria and Iran still remaining constant?
Newsclick Production, September 30,2013
According to the nuclear liability laws passed by India in 2010, compensation for liability in the event of any nuclear accident is to be borne by the foreign supplier. However, recent reports in newspapers indicate that the Indian government in its anxiety to appease the United States is willing to work against these provisions, specially against the Clause 17 of “The Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Act.” Newsclick discusses this issue with Prabir Purkayastha from the Delhi Science Forum.
Thalif Deen, Courtesy:upsidedownworld.org, September 30,2013
(IPS) - Throwing diplomatic protocol to the winds, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched a blistering attack on the United States for illegally infiltrating its communications network, surreptitiously intercepting phone calls, and breaking into the Brazilian Mission to the United Nations.
Katie Miranda,Courtesy:mondoweiss.net, September 3, 2013
Ten days ago, the world watched in horror as men, women and children were massacred in Syria in the worst chemical weapons attack of 21st century.
Seema Mustafa, August 30, 2013
US President Barack Obama is set to do a ‘Bush’ in West Asia. In what could be the first war based on little more than a Youtube video, Obama is preparing to invade Syria and destroy yet another sophisticated country in the region. He has clearly decided not to wait for the report of a United Nations team investigating charges of the use of chemicals against civilians by the Syrian government, maintaining that this would not be “credible.” So the US, past master in cooking facts, is collecting its own ‘evidence’ to justify the decision to invade Syria.
Newsclick Report, August 10,2013
Yesterday, Obama held a press conference on the NSA trying to assuage the anger in the US on NSA's wholesale snooping on US ctizens. His response -- as has been widely pointed out addressed on trying to soothe the American people while continuing NSA's activities. For the rest of the wor5ld, there was not even an attempt to address their concerns. We reproduce two pieces from techdirt.com on Obama's press conference.