At a time when there is much talk of US troops withdrawal from Afghanistan, Abhishek Srivastava tries to understand the definition of 'peace' in a highly volatile and trigger-happy context.
With hardly any signs of the crisis abating in the US, there has been speculation of a double-dip recession especially since Europe seems nowhere close to coming out of the crisis. In my opinion, the term double-dip recession is a misnomer.
Protests are rising in Russia against Putin's rule and gross fraud in elections perpetrated by his party minions. The Communists - KPRF- are playing an important role and they have articulated their own vision for Russia's future beyond these protests against electoral malpractice and in differentiation from the liberals who are also part of the protests. Pragoti reproduces the translation of an article from the official site of the KPRF, written by V.I.Kashin, vice chairman of the KPRF and published by 'Pravda'. The translation has been obtained, courtesy this site.
The Arab Spring...followed by the Bersih 2.0 movement in Malaysia...followed by the Indignado movement in Spain.. followed by the Occupy Protests in the United States... followed by the protests against electoral malpractice and more in Russia ...and now protests in the Wukan village in China?
Students at the prestigious Harvard University walked out of a class that they felt was biased towards the neoliberal economic system, and did not teach them wholesome economics. Then, they proceeded to join the Occupy Movement, expressing their support for a "movement that is changing American discourse on economic justice". Placing this event in the context of the ongoing four-month old global 'Occupy Movement', which started on the iconic Wall Street on September 17, Dr. Sudipta Bhattacharya asks, "Is the edifice of neo-liberalism finally crumbling?"
Nepal Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai visited his alma mater, Jawaharlal Nehru University and addressed a gathering of students and teachers, explaining to them his and his party's understanding of the changes that are taking place in his country. The audio recording (a relatively poor quality one) of the speech can be found here.
An obituary on Dennis Ritchie, inventor of the C Programming language. While Steve Jobs' death was celebrated by popular media, reports on Ritchie's death and contributions were few and far between, writes RAGHAVENDRA S
Marxist Economist Richard Wolff speaks to Occupy Wall Street's Open Forum on Tuesday, October 4, 2011. Speaking in Liberty Square near Wall Street without microphones, Wolff focuses on the economic crisis and the problem of capitalism as a system as they relate to the new social movement being achieved by Occupy Wall Street and all those inspired by it across the country. Courtesy - rdwolff.com