Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011: Moment of truth, social justice or suicide jacket?

By Louis Benedict and Ameen Izzadeen The strategic geo politics of economics and the economics of politics drastically changed the balance of power and the power games in the world this year with the globalised capitalist market economy crumbling like … Continue reading

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North Korea: the soul behind the demon

By Ameen Izzadeen As 2011 draws to a close, what more can symbolize the uncertainty of 2012 than the future of North Korea under a young and inexperienced new leader? Although none can say with certainty what the morrow will … Continue reading

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They came, they saw, then hell

By Ameen Izzadeen A war that began with lies, damn lies and weapons of mass deception is supposed to have ended with another heap of lies. Lest we forget, the eight-year-and-nine-month long US military and neo-colonialist presence in Iraq was … Continue reading

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Durban debacle: Doomsday is not far away

By Ameen Izzadeen Rich countries seldom compromise their national interests for the greater good of the world at large. This was the moral of the Durban climate summit which ended achieving only a postponement. Political scientist Harold Laski once said, … Continue reading

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Sectarian carnage for Karzai to survive

By Ameen Izzadeen Afghanistan has bled enough but it is likely to bleed more as the attacks on Tuesday’s Shiite religious ceremonies portend. Yes, the sectarianism which ruined Iraq has raised its ugly head in Afghanistan. The Taliban were prompt … Continue reading

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Besieged Pakistan has little choice

By Ameen Izzadeen The Pakistani government’s outburst against yet another violation of the country’s territorial integrity and sovereignty has become all too familiar. The people of Pakistan have seen and heard enough of the theatrics. So when Prime Minister Yousuf … Continue reading

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