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George Floyd protests: Decisive time to end racism

By Ameen IzzadeenThe slogan ‘Black lives matter’ is a damning indictment of the United States’ failure to rise as a full-fledged democracy. Some 244 years after US founding fathers in their Declaration of Independence affirmed that “All men are created … Continue reading

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G20 summit: Substance was in the sideshows

By Ameen Izzadeen We cannot be over optimistic that this week’s G 20 summit in one of China’s most prosperous cities would become a catalyst to revitalise the global economy. In the run-up to the Hangzhou summit, the media hype … Continue reading

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Obama: No big hero in Hiroshima

(This article first appeared in the Daily Mirror, Sri Lanka on June 3, 2016) By Ameen Izzadeen Last Friday in Hiroshima, a hug-and-cry made world headlines when the United States President, Barack Obama, showed up at Ground Zero, walked up … Continue reading

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Saudi oil coup fails; diplomatic victory for Iran

By Ameen Izzadeen During a visit to sanctions-hit Iran in 2012, at Laleh International Hotel, which was Hotel Intercontinental before the 1979 revolution, a shopkeeper told me that business was so bad that he hardly got one customer a day. … Continue reading

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If Trump is joking, the joker is knave

By Ameen Izzadeen Until Monday, the debate used to be whether to take Donald Trump seriously or not. Notwithstanding his lead position in the Republican race for the presidential election 2016, Trump, who often comes out with outrageous remarks, is … Continue reading

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Racism in US: How many more Baltimores?

By Ameen Izzadeen More whites die in police custody than blacks in the United States. According to data gathered by the Bureau of Justice Statistics, at least 4,813 people died while in police custody between 2003 and 2009 and 61 … Continue reading

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War on IS the mystery monster

By Ameen Izzadeen Thirteen long years after the terror attacks on the United States, it appears that the war on terror will go on till kingdom come. Well, President George W. Bush said so when he started the war on … Continue reading

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Gaza: Massacre of children by Zionist Pharaohs

By Ameen Izzadeen For the Zionists, the Palestinians do not exist. If they exist, they are not people; they are things – things to be wiped out. Two years after Israel occupied much of Palestine, Golda Meir, Israel’s hawkish Prime … Continue reading

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Obama-Rouhani détente could change the world

By Ameen Izzadeen The United States President Barack Obama’s 15-minute phone conversation last Friday with Iran’s new President Hassan Rouhani has a few parallels in the post-World War II history. The world stood aghast at these shocking and unexpected events. … Continue reading

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The political chemistry of chemical weapons in Syria

By Ameen Izzadeen If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has not crossed the red line or won’t cross it, then take the red line to him. This was what some countries appear to be doing in their effort to bring about … Continue reading

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