"It is worth learning this: Al-Qaeda was the biggest beneficiary of the “response” of the United States to 9/11 alongside U.S. corporations. America’s “War on Terror” produced far more terrorism in the world than there had been prior to that response." Writes P.Sainath
We must not let '9/11' become a horrific status symbol signalling arrival into the fraternity of wounded superpowers.
Priyamvada Gopal Writes in The Guardian.
Member of the Central Secretariat of the CPI(M),Nilotpal Basu shares his thoughts on the terror attack in Mumbai. Rebuffing the parochial campaign that has been launched by media and the frenzied right wing apparatchiks , Comrade.Basu highlights the need for a political solution which should include the strengthening of democratic institutions, and which should be distinct from the US directed “War on Terror”.
"No difference that the terrorists whosoever they may be are to be dealt with firmly, care should be taken that in the name of combating terrorism common people are not made victims or else this shall only will be a fertile ground to brood many innumerable terrorists."
Pragoti's Tikender Panwar shares his thoughts after the Mumbai carnage.
Iceland has been experiencing a major financial crisis this year which has seen unprecedented measures by its government. One of these measures has included a proposed loan from Russia worth €4 billion. This and other actions such as nationalisation of its major banks has invited international reactions including a move from Britain. A set of articles explains the situation.
Britain's anti-terror laws can be deployed for all sorts of ends — as Iceland has just discovered. Writes Connor Gearty for the Guardian.
Nobody dare question our commitment to education and the Indian Constitution.
says Mushirul Hasan, Vice-Chancellor of Jamia Milia Islamia
''When people, policemen and political parties buy into the narrative of a priori Muslim guilt, they run the risk of turning this remarkable republic into an ordinary, ugly, majoritarian State''.
Mukul Kesavan, who teaches at Jamia Milia Islamia, says in the Telegraph.
Veteran journalist Sukumar Muralidharan writes on the shoddy manner the investigations have been conducted into the blasts case and how the feverish mainstream media coverage has failed to highlight the inconsistencies in the investigations. The absence of a due course of law while political influence looms large on the process of providing justice has only made a mockery of the whole process; in turn creating conditions for further grievances with the system, which could well metamorphose into further acts of terrorism. This article is courtesy his blog: http://sukumar-md.blogspot.com .