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    Adiós Fidel: champion of the oppressed

    by CR Abrar | Updated at 10:05pm on December 05, 2016

    ‘FIDEL put Cuba on the map, and made Cuba a paradigm for the people of the world, especially the poor and the marginalised’. This is...

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    Part CXXXIX: The symphony of our times

    Dr Mizanur Rahman Shelley | Updated at 10:05pm on December 05, 2016

    MY FIRST meeting with president Ayub Khan has already been mentioned. It was in 1960 when I was a student of the second year BA...

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    A new round of UN and US sanctions on North Korea

    by Peter Symonds | Updated at 10:00pm on December 05, 2016

    UNDER pressure from Washington and its allies, the UN Security Council imposed a new round of punitive sanctions on North Korea on Wednesday over its...

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    The Orwellian war on scepticism

    by Robert Parry | Updated at 09:55pm on December 04, 2016

    UNDER the cover of battling ‘fake news’, the mainstream US news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic scepticism when it is directed at...

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    Power politics and environment: Destruction of South China Sea Reef

    by Suzanne Holcomb | Updated at 09:50pm on December 04, 2016

    IN EXAMINING the South China Sea dispute, one ordinarily accords attention to its legal nuance, military development, and saber-rattling...

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    Mosul and imperialist ‘human rights’

    by James Cogan | Updated at 09:50pm on December 04, 2016

    ONCE again, the United Nations Security Council convened in emergency session on Wednesday to denounce Syria and Russia over the plight of civilians in the...

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    Manohar Parrikar visits Bangladesh

    MK Bhadrakumar | Updated at 09:45pm on December 04, 2016

    THE really surprising thing about the visit by [India’s] defence minister Manohar Parrikar to Bangladesh on Wednesday is that this is the first-ever such event...

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    Suu Kyi defends military crackdown on Rohingyas

    | Updated at 10:45pm on December 02, 2016

    For decades, the US and its allies have promoted the pro-western Suu Kyi as Burma’s ‘democracy icon’ and backed her installation in power in April...

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    Old Cold War revives as Castro dies

    by William Blum | Updated at 10:42pm on December 02, 2016

    THE most frequent comment I’ve read in the mainstream media concerning Fidel Castro’s death is that he was a ’dictator’; almost every heading bore that...

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    JAMAICA KINCAID’S A SMALL PLACE: Post-independence disillusionment on a small island

    by Fahmid Al Zaid | Updated at 10:36pm on December 02, 2016

    MY FASCINATION with Caribbean literature started when I encountered some fictional works of VS Naipaul, Derek Walcott and Aime Cesaire. But Jamaica Kincaid began her...