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Crisis in Pakistan

July 27, 2007
As the latest violence rocked Islamabad, Pervez Musharraf was outside the country, travelling to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. All of the major private news networks and newspapers in Pakistan were reporting that he had taken advantage of a neutral location to hold a secret meeting with his number one political opponent: the…

Pakistan: Lead up to martial law

July 27, 2007
As the latest violence rocked Islamabad, Pervez Musharraf was outside the country, travelling to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. All of the major private news networks and newspapers in Pakistan were reporting that he had taken advantage of a neutral location to hold a secret meeting with his number one political opponent: the…

View stories for the week of July 16th, 2007

July 20, 2007
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. Last…

An interview with Pepe Escobar

June 27, 2007
Chavez and Lula have become heroes on the streets of the Middle East for what’s seen as standing up to the US empire. Has South America become "a beacon of hope" in the Middle East?