Monthly Archives: September 2012

Obama at UN: The moral nakedness of US politics

By Ameen Izzadeen In September 2006, when Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressed the United Nations General Assembly, a day after the then US President George W. Bush addressed the world body, he said the devil was here yesterday and the … Continue reading

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People power for lasting peace

Former al-Jazeera chief calls for empowerment of civil society By Ameen Izzadeen A world renowned journalist who promotes the ideals of democratic participation, an informed citizenry, multi-stakeholder dialogue and social justice, has warned that wealth and power, when they are … Continue reading

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Film against Islam: The blind leading the blind

By Ameen Izzadeen The killing of the US ambassador in Libya and the protests across other parts of the Middle East over an incendiary movie appear to have vindicated the anti-religionists. They say religion gives one an identity and divides … Continue reading

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Information poverty in democratic states

By Ameen Izzadeen Every State has secrets. A state keeps certain happenings, dealings, moves, countermoves, inventions, discoveries and plans secret because it believes its survival will be at risk if they become public. In other words, national security issues prompt … Continue reading

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NAM neither dead nor alive; is it a sham?

By Ameen Izzadeen Iran has touted the Non-Aligned Movement summit which began yesterday in Teheran as a major diplomatic victory, especially for its leaders Ayatollah Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Sanction-hit it may be, but from yesterday Iran heads the … Continue reading

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