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Gaza: The cry from the wilderness

By Ameen Izzadeen Award winning filmmaker Michael Moore of Fahrenheit 911 fame once advised the Palestinians to give up violence and adopt non-violence as a means of protests. He said if the Palestinians resorted to peaceful resistance, he and peace … Continue reading

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The rise of Putin and the politics behind the poison

By Ameen Izzadeen If Britain can prove that Russia was responsible for the poisoning of former Russian spy and British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the southern British city of Salisbury on March 4, then it … Continue reading

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Facebook: Friend or foe to society?

By Ameen Izzadeen (This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka)The debate over social media regulation has reached a critical point, with the social media giant Facebook facing its biggest ever crisis in its 14 year history. In … Continue reading

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Rise of Xi and the Asian dream

By Ameen Izzadeen China’s President Xi Jinping is now a virtual leader for life after the Communist Party on Sunday removed the presidential term limits from the constitution. Xi is undoubtedly the most powerful world leader today. What does Sunday’s … Continue reading

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Syria: The stories the corporate media do not tell

This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka By Ameen Izzadeen It is good journalism when the media become the voice of the voiceless, the watchdog and the fifth estate. Often shoddy journalism is referred to as bad … Continue reading

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France and Sri Lanka: The dangers of cohab politics

By Ameen Izzadeen Sri Lanka’s political crisis following the February 10 local polls election setback for the ruling coalition has brought to surface the vagaries of political cohabitation peculiar to the presidential cum parliamentary governments or hybrid governments. Political cohabitation … Continue reading

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Whither independence without its spirit?

By Ameen Izzadeen Freedom: What a great idea it is! As we celebrated this Sunday Sri Lanka’s 70th freedom day, it is relevant to ask how free we are and what freedom meant to us then and today. Seventy years … Continue reading

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