World-renowned public intellectual Noam Chomsky discussed the meaning of President-elect Barack Obama’s victory and the possibilities ahead for real democratic change at a speech last week in Boston. It was his first public appearance since the election. The rush transcript of the speech is presented here along with the video and audio links. Courtesy: Democracy Now!
The International Federation of Journalists says the reporter who threw shoes at United States President George Bush over America's role in Iraq should be set free. His protest, says the IFJ, reflected deep anger at the treatment of Iraqi civilians during the US occupation over the past four years of which journalists have been major victims.
A "People's Democracy" editorial which demands India to stop dovetailing its Afghan policy to the strategic interests of the US and NATO.
Robert Fisk's report on the state of affairs in Afghanistan.
Noam Chomsky analyzes the Russia-Georgia conflict and the chances of the emergence of a new Cold War.
As the tortuous negotiations for the United States-India nuclear deal enters its final stage, it becomes clear that India seriously underestimated the discomfort and opposition the agreement would arouse in many countries because of the special privileges granted to India, largely on New Delhi's terms,says Praful Bidwai.
With more than 2.3 million people behind bars, the United States leads the world in both the number and percentage of residents it incarcerates, leaving far-more-populous China a distant second, according to a study by the nonpartisan Pew Center on the States. One in nine black men ages 20 to 34 is behind bars. For black women ages 35 to 39, the figure is one in 100, compared with one in 355 for white women in the same age group.