Bangladesh’s Neo-Colonial Bondage to India Is at Risk of Breaking
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Bangladesh’s Neo-Colonial Bondage to India Is at Risk of Breaking

The nationwide outrage that erupted following the mob lynching of a student who criticized his Indian-backed government’s recent lopsided deals with New Delhi earlier this month and the Bangladeshi military killing a member of the Indian “Border Security Force” in self-defense last week suggest that Bangladesh’s neo-colonial bondage to India is at risk of breaking,…

The Sultan Blinked, the Tsar Turned a Blind Eye – the Ottoman Empire Expands by 118 Kilometres of Syria
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The Sultan Blinked, the Tsar Turned a Blind Eye – the Ottoman Empire Expands by 118 Kilometres of Syria

After one of the longest, bitterest negotiations ever held between President Vladimir Putin and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Russia’s Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov forced the Turks into an agreement for a Turkish military enclave inside Syrian territory between Tal Abiad and Ras Al-Ain (Sari Kani). That is less than one-quarter…

Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn
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Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn

Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys weapons of mass economic destruction to smash national sovereignty and foster social inequality, South America finally seems poised to reclaim the power to forge its own history….

I Don’t Blame the Lebanese Rioters Setting Beirut Alight – They Are Hungry, Poor and Furious
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I Don’t Blame the Lebanese Rioters Setting Beirut Alight – They Are Hungry, Poor and Furious

I thought the days when I kicked burning tyres off roads had ended. I used to clear the road in Belfast in 1972. Then, often, I did the same in Beirut. But there I was yesterday, as my faithful driver Selim waited patiently for me to shake hands with the local militiaman and explain why…