Category: Pakistan

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: Mosque versus state

The mosque in Pakistan is now no longer just a religious institution. Instead it has morphed into a deeply political one that seeks to radically transform culture and society

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Pervez Hoodbhoy: The Peshawar School Massacre Was Not Pakistan’s 911 Moment

Massive militant establishments now hold the Pakistani state hostage

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Juan Cole: Desperate Pakistani Taliban, on the ropes, attack Army School in Peshawar

Peshawar has geopolitical implications and really is the work of persons organized to pressure civilians on policy by routinely blowing them up–the very definition of terrorism

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Tariq Ali: The Destabilization of Pakistan

Interview on the attack in Peshawar

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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

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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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