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 […]
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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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 […]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0u-ttTIG2M 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. […]
The noted journalist discusses militarism and the news media in a two-part interview.
Taghreed El-Khodary is a journalist based in Gaza who writes for The New York Times.
In the second part of the interview Varadarajan examines what he calls the “hysteria” around Iran’s nuclear program and India’s backing the U.S. campaign against Iran.
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 […]