Land of the Lawless
Ralph NaderPoliticians and pundits love to go on and on about “the rule of law.” The concept that no one is above the law is laudatory and central to a functioning democracy. But we can easily see the grotesque disparities in the application of law and the prosecution of those who commit crimes in the streets […]
Tahira AbdullahAccording to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the human rights situation for women in that country is grim. The assassination of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto while she was campaigning in late December 2007 captured world headlines but violence against women continued unchecked throughout the country. The murder of Zille Huma Usman, the […]
The Amherst Interviews
Eqbal Ahmad8 CDs Ranking among the most important interviews Barsamian has ever done, this six-hour-plus discussion with the noted Pakistani intellectual focuses on India, Gandhi, Tagore, Pakistan, Islam, Middle East, globalization, imperialism and encounters with Fanon, Said and Chomsky, a virtuoso performance by an original thinker. Interview by David Barsamian. Recorded at Hampshire College.
Kicking People When They’re Down
Barbara EhrenreichThe rise in New York’s poverty rate as a result of the ongoing recession has pushed nearly half of the city’s population into the ranks of the poor or near-poor. Ironically, the nation’s largest city is run by a multi-billionaire. Almost on the same day, another report came out saying “Hedge Fund Titans Get Lavish […]
The Re-emergence of Fascism in Europe and Its Links to Postwar U.S. Policy
Philip AgeeFascist movements are increasingly active throughout Europe and the former Soviet Union. Areas of the Balkans are “ethnically cleansed.” Asians are attacked in Britain. Arabs are assaulted in France. Turks are murdered in Germany. While the targets of racism and hate have mostly changed, the rhetoric of vituperation is basically the same. What is startling […]
From Death Row
Mumia Abu-JamalMumia Abu-Jamal is the most well-known death row inmate. In 1982 he was sentenced to death for the murder of a Philadelphia policeman. Numerous efforts, based on new and suppressed evidence, to secure Abu-Jamal a new trial have thus far failed. His case has sparked demonstrations and the formation of support groups throughout the world.