Category: Pakistan

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Why does Malala Yusufzai’s Nobel Bother so Many on the Left?

It is surely time for one-track leftists to learn that we live in a multiple-tracked world

Rozina Ali: Drone Strikes: The numbers don’t lie, except when they do

Only 12% of those Killed are Known Militants

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Kshama Sawant: “Socialism is the Only Answer”

interview with Socialist Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant about the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai

Ben Norton: The (Socialist) Malala Yousafzai the US Media Doesn’t Quote

Malala understands how poverty creates and perpetuates the very social and political ills against which she is fighting

Malala Yousafzai: The Daily Show: Extended Interview:”I Am Malala”

I Am Malala” author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban’s rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls

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Juan Cole: Listening to Nobelist Malala Yousafzai instead of just Honoring Her

Honoring someone with the bravery and resiliency and ethical intelligence of a Malala Yousafzai is easy. Taking her more challenging positions seriously and engaging with them is much more difficult

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Siege of Islamabad: What Next?

Thousands of fanatical followers, led by the cleric-cricketer combination of Tahirul Qadri and Imran Khan, hold Islamabad hostage

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Manufacturing Consent – Pakistani Style

Ratings-hungry TV channels eventually brought catastrophe to Pakistan

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: The Siege of Islamabad – What Comes Next?

Pakistan is seeing a new level of instability

Farooq Tariq: Pakistan: A ‘soft’ military coup?

Late-night August 30 meetings by Khan and Tahir Qadri with the army chief General Raheel Sharif have been severely criticised by members of parliament as showing the weakness of the PMLN government

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