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    Oligarchs succeed! Only the people suffer!

    by James Petras | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    ON A scale not seen since the ‘great’ world depression of the 1930’s, the US political system is experiencing sharp political attacks, divisions and power grabs...

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    Challenging the patriarchy

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    IN THE green hills of Pakistan’s Swat Valley, it’s the jirga that rules. Acting as the local council and court, this body’s word is law here: traditionally it has solely consisted of men. Not any more....

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    Corbyn closes gap: will he go past?

    by Saeed Naqvi | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    PRIME minister Theresa May and leader of the opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn have been pitted against each other on a host of issues but nothing has caught the popular imagination more than terrorism,...

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    The making of the next nightmare

    by Pepe Escobar | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    LET’S start with 28 EU leaders discussing the Western Balkans at a recent summit and blaming — what else — ‘Russian aggression’ in the EU’s backyard...

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    Govt must put an end to dowry death

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    IT IS not surprising at all that at least 11 women were killed for dowry and 36 women committed suicide in May this year alone....

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    A budget proposal hardly friendly to ordinary, poor people

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 03, 2017

    THE national budget, with an outlay of Tk 4,002.66 billion, that the finance minister proposed for the 2017–18 financial year in the parliament on Thursday appears to be no friendly to ordinary, poor people....

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    Macron: France’s Thatcher?

    by Dimitris Konstantakopoulos | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2017

    MACRON ‘scooped the pool and decamped’ in the second round of the French presidential elections, scoring an easy victory over Marine Le Pen....

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    Germany turns to Asia

    by Johannes Stern | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2017

    GERMAN chancellor Angela Merkel bluntly addressed the historic crisis in transatlantic relations exposed by last week’s NATO and G7 summits, declaring Sunday in a speech delivered in a Bavarian beer tent that the US was no longer a reliable ally and Europe had to take matters into its own hands...

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    Why the Coptic focus?

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2017

    IN THE latter half of December 1988, in what became known as Ain Shams I, the Egyptian authorities launched a massive security campaign against the strongholds of Jamaat al-Islamiyya (‘The Islamic Group’) in Ain Shams in eastern Cairo...

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    CAB’s call should be actively considered

    | Updated at 12:05am on June 02, 2017

    THE call by the Consumers Association of Bangladesh on the government to procure rice directly from farmers instead of buying from millers and dealers is, indeed, justifiable....

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