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13 April, 2004

Destroying To "Save" Fallujah
By Rahul Mahajan

We were in Fallujah during the "ceasefire." This is what we saw and heard

Americans Slaughtering Civilians In Falluja
By Dahr Jamail

The city itself was virtually empty, aside from groups of mujahedeen standing on every other street corner. It was a city at war

US Press Justifies Slaughter In Iraq
By Bill Van Auken

The uprising sweeping Iraq has shaken the confidence of ruling circles in the US, and this has found unmistakable expression in the press

08 April, 2004

Battles Rage Across Iraq

Almost 300 people have died in clashes and attacks during the last three days in battles between occupation forces and resistance fighters including supporters of Muqtada al-Sadr across Iraq

Muqtada al-Sadr – A profile

Muqtada al-Sadr is seen by many Shia and politicians as a zealous leader who has chosen the wrong time for this escalation of protests

The Third World War Is Now
By Prince El Hassan bin Talal

From Palestine to Iraq, the Region is Aflame with Conflict yet the Need for Dialogue is Ignored

07 April, 2004

Iraq On The Brink Of Anarchy
By Robert Fisk

"Things are getting very bad and they're going to get worse," a special forces officer said close to the airport yesterday. "But no one is saying that - either because they don't know or because they don't want you to know."

Operation Iraqi Bloodbath
By James Conachy

The prospect is looming in Iraq for an orgy of killing by US troops, in desperate and murderous efforts to carry out the orders of the Bush administration that they bring the situation under control

Bharatiya Janata Party: Political
Agenda-Economic Policies

By Ram Puniyani

Essentially BJP is not a party of modern era, the one, which can keep all the economic and social progress in tune with times. More so it is very biased and partial towards a narrow social groups

06 April, 2004

Night Mare in Iraq
By Julian Borger and Jonathan Steele

The Bush administration is facing a nightmare scenario in Iraq, fighting on two fronts against Sunni and Shia militants less than three months before it is due to hand over power to an Iraqi government

Najaf Bloodbath A Bad Omen For
Coalition Forces

By Robert Fisk

That the latest bloodbath should have occurred in Najaf - one of the holiest shrines in Islam - was as dangerous as it was painfully symbolic

Entering The Inferno
By Dahr Jamail

Dahr Jamail returns to Iraq and what he sees is a city on fire and the flames are only growing higher as the outrage toward the occupiers has drawn the militant Al-Sadr and his huge following into the battle against the Americans

Sri Lankan Election Produces A Hung Parliament
And Further Political Instability

By K.Ratnayake

The Sri Lankan election held last Friday has resulted in an indecisive outcome that can only lead to further political volatility

Why US Troops Are Occupying Haiti
By Richard Dufour and Keith Jones

A look into the reasons why the USA is occupying such a resourceless country like Haiti

05 April, 2004

Bush Again Denies Climate Change
By Antony Barnett

George W. Bush's campaign workers have hit on an age-old political tactic to deal with the tricky subject of global warming - deny, and deny aggressively

Fallujah Atrocity And The Genesis Of Hate
By Robert Fisk

The Brutal murder of the four Americans in Fallujah is not inexplicable. This can be traced to the brutal atrocities committed by the occupied forces there

Genetically Modified Crops In India
By Devinder Sharma and Aditi Kapoor

GM food diverts precious financial resources to an irrelevant research, comes with stronger intellectual property rights, and is aimed at strengthening corporate control over agriculture

The Suicide Economy Of Corporate Globalisation
By Vandana Shiva

The Indian peasantry, the largest body of surviving small farmers in the world, today faces a crisis of extinction. More than 25,000 peasants in India have taken their lives since 1997

Lamps Lit In Darkness
By Harsh Mander

If the savage massacre in Gujarat and its unconscionable conspiracies of silence and complicity marked a monumental collapse of traditional 'civil society', it witnessed simultaneously a countrywide upsurge of spontaneous voluntary action, luminous acts of compassion, conscience and faith

Protect The Life Of Sreeni Pattathanam
Sign The Online Petition

A National Defense Committee was formed by PUCL, Kerala to further the actions against the Kerala Government's inhuman Order of prosecution against the Malayalam writer and eminent rationalist leader Mr. Sreeni Pattathanam

04 April, 2004

Global Warming As A WMD
By Bruce E. Johansen

The insurance companies, whose business is making book on the future, are watching the weather—and they are worried

The Mentality Of The Colonized:
Why Fallujah's Lynching Occurred

By Rene L. Gonzalez Berrios M.A.

It is clear that the people who lynched the Americans were not the "insurgents" who left the Americans at the mercy of the mob. It was regular Iraqis, representing the Iraqi national mood of hatred and humiliation

03 April, 2004

Do Oil Reserves Foretell Bleak Future?
By Alejandro Eggers Moreno

There may be considerably less oil in the world than the oil-producing countries and energy companies claim, and global oil production could peak far sooner than expected -- some predict as early as 2010

As in Tiennamen Square
By Tanya Reinhart

An extensive discussion has already taken place in Israel regarding the cost-benefit ratio of Yassin's assassination. But the question of justice has hardly been raised

Jehad And The Curriculum
By Beena Sarwar

Pakistan's so-called religious parties are up in arms at the rumour that references to Jehad are to be removed from Pakistani textbooks

The Future Of The Indian Past
By Romila Thapar

The discipline of history in India at a broader level may be forced to go into reverse, in an effort to instill an ideology of religious nationalism

Politics Of Conversion
By Rashid Salim Adil and Yoginder Sikand

'Islam Gave Me Self Respect' Rashid Salim Adil, a Delhi-based advocate, social activist and politician, is a Dalit convert to Islam. Here he talks to Yoginder Sikand on Dalits, social liberation and Islam

02 April, 2004

Atrocity In Fallujah
By Robert Fisk

These were the horrors of Iraq, pictures which would have reminded the world of the American debacle in Somalia had they been shown outside the Middle East

Occupiers Spend Millions On Private
Army Of Security Men

By Robert Fisk and Severin Carrell

An army of thousands of mercenaries has appeared in Iraq's major cities, many of them former British and American soldiers hired by the occupying Anglo-American authorities and by dozens of companies who fear for the lives of their employees

Africa, Oil, & US Military
By Ritt Goldstein

Over the past several months, the US has been in the process of dispatching Special Forces troops to the countries of Africa's Sahel - Mauritania, Chad, Mali and Niger

Aliens In Their Own Country
By Massoud Shadjareh

Forget about the latest arrests around London. Forget about police profiling of Muslims - the general public now categorises all things Muslim as terror-orientated. Why?

01 April, 2004

Who Counts The Civilian Casualties?
By Brad Knickerbocker

How many civilian casualties - "collateral damage," to use the antiseptic phrase - have resulted from the war, and the subsequent occupation in which people are killed and wounded nearly every day? It's an impossible question to answer with sure accuracy

Dead Americans Mutilated And Dragged
Through Fallujah Streets

By James Conachy

In ugly scenes captured by television cameras, crowds of Iraqi men hacked apart and lynched the bodies of four Americans killed yesterday in the restive city of Fallujah

31 March, 2004

Global Warming Spirals Upwards
By Geoffrey Lean

Levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere have jumped abruptly, raising fears that global warming may be accelerating out of control

Three Generals, One Martyr
By Uri Avnery

The picture of Hamas as an inveterate enemy of all peace and compromise is not accurate. The picture is much more complex than meets the eye