Opinion

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    A mother’s lesson on peace

    by Cesar Chelala | Updated at 12:05am on February 14, 2018

    AS A writer on human rights issues I don’t lack reasons for concern...

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    Likely emergence of vicious cycle after Lanka election

    by Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:05am on February 14, 2018

    THE recently formed Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) led by former president Mahinda Rajapaksa won most of the local government authorities in the south of...

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    Oxfam: double standards and wages of arrogance

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 14, 2018

    OXFAM’S recent woes over sex parties in the earthquake-ravaged Haiti in 2011 with victim-hookers which the outfit did try to conceal as now everyone admits,...

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    UK’s hidden role in Assange’s detention

    by Jonathan Cook | Updated at 12:05am on February 14, 2018

    IT NOW emerges that the last four years of Julian Assange’s effective imprisonment in the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been entirely unnecessary. In fact,...

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    Myth of Indian ‘new middle class’

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 14, 2018

    AT THE World Economic Forum in Davos, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was welcomed by a big turnout at the plenary session and introduced...

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    From degrowth to de-globalisation

    by Samuel Decker | Updated at 12:05am on February 13, 2018

    THE rise of far-right globalisation criticism requires a new role for the degrowth movement. ‘Progressive de-globalisation’ could be the counter-project that is urgently needed...

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    A bitter religious divide comes to the fore

    by Andreas Johansson | Updated at 12:05am on February 13, 2018

    THE Maldives is a tourist paradise. The island chain of 26 atolls attracts more than 1.5m visitors every year. But alongside the clear blue waters...

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    When doves cry

    by Markus Bickel | Updated at 12:05am on February 13, 2018

    IT WAS quite something: in the final paper agreed by the CDU/CSU and the SPD at the end of exploratory talks to form a coalition...

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    The deadly rule of the oligarchs

    by Chris Hedges | Updated at 12:05am on February 13, 2018

    OLIGARCHIC rule, as Aristotle pointed out, is a deviant form of government. Oligarchs care nothing for competency, intelligence, honesty, rationality, self-sacrifice or the common good....

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    Human sacrifice in the Yucatán

    by James McEnteer | Updated at 12:05am on February 12, 2018

    ONE of the world’s great civilisations, the Maya, flourished in southern Mexico and parts of Central America for more than three thousand years...

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