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Posted inPolitics and Movements: International

New political foe challenges Pakistan President

The latest violence which followed today’s reopening of Islamabad’s Red Mosque once again dramatizes the pressures facing Pakistan’s President. Musharraf’s western allies accuse him of not doing enough in the “war on terror” while at home he is under attack by religious militants and a growing pro- democracy movement. The latter scored a major victory […]

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Pakistan tests nuclear-capable cruise missile

Pakistan test fired its weapon in an undisclosed location. A military statement said it would “consolidate Pakistan’s strategic capability and strengthen national security.” The new range is enough to reach India’s capital New Delhi. Under a deal Pakistan negotiated with India in 1999, each country must warn the other of ballistic tests, but not cruise […]

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BuzzFlash is an enormously popular US based web site that describes its offerings as “headlines, news, and commentary for a geographically-diverse, politically-savvy, pro-democracy, anti-hypocrisy web community, reaching five million people a month and growing.” Visit the BuzzFlash web site to read their interview with The Real News CEO Paul Jay. Or… read the entire BuzzFlash […]

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POV Magazine Cover Story

Or… read the entire POV interview below. POINT OF VIEW 67 | FALL 2007   Curiosity, driving trucks, and a dash of Roland Barthes:   Lessons in the games of truth and dynamic television   A POV Interview with Paul Jay   Tucked away in an old-fashioned five-storey brick building near Toronto’s iconic Honest Ed’s […]

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Pakistan Supreme Court reinstates chief justice Chief Justice Chaudhry had become a symbol for pro-democracy and anti-Musharraf forces since he was ousted from office on March 9 on charges of judicial misconduct and nepotism. Chaudhry opposes President General Musharraf’s efforts to run as president while maintaining control of the army. He has criss-crossed Pakistan, making campaign-style speeches against dictatorial rule. […]

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Gaza economy in crisis

On June 12, citing security reasons, Israel closed the Karni crossing, the last remaining commercial entry point to Gaza. Only basic food and medicines are allowed in. A Palestinian businessman, quoted by the Associated Press, says 68,000 workers have since lost their jobs. According to Gisha, an Israeli human rights group, “more than 70% of […]