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    Now, Nicaragua

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    IT IS now Nicaragua. Rightist-induced extremist violence and deaths, armed gangs-triggered bloody strikes and imperialism-imposed sanction have gripped Nicaragua for months....

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    Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – XI

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    THE Chinese leadership, which had already developed serious tension with its Soviet counterparts on doctrinal disputes, strategic partnership and nuclear technology, was also willing to develop ties with the United States, for it would not only help gain its legitimate position in the global political and economic order, particularly in the United Nations,174 but also provide diplomatic strength in terms of balancing the Soviet presence in the Asian region....

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    Getting drawn into anti-Chinese games

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 20, 2018

    ON JULY 6, the Associated Press agency referred to official information sources from Australia and New Zealand in its announcement stating that during the upcoming Pacific Islands Forum in September of this year,...

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    Govt, central bank must probe vault gold tampering

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    THE mismatch both in quality and quantity detected in the gold deposited into the Bangladesh Bank vault in an investigation of the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Directorate of the National Board of Revenue comes with shock and worry on a couple of counts....

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    Minimum wage board lacks sincerity

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    Minimum wage boards are known to have failed apparel workers. The ongoing minimum wage review seems to be following the same trajectory....

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    BRICS seen critically from below

    by Patrick Bond | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    THE Durban rapper Ewok captured the spirit of progressive social forces in South Africa with his condemnation of elite politics at a March 2013 protest outside the Durban International Convention Centre: ‘You dropping BRICS from above? We’re throwing bricks from below!’....

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    Actions, reactions and inactions of foreign powers – X

    by Nurul Kabir | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    The government of Sirimavo Bandaranaike also used the Indian ‘assistance in overcoming the violent JVP agitation’ against her government....

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    The last World Cup as we know it

    | Updated at 12:05am on July 19, 2018

    WRITING on the eve of Italia ’90 in the magazine Marxism Today Stan Hey had this gloomy prediction: ‘The global success of football has almost certainly the seeds for the game’s corruption....

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