Opinion

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    Human rights from the ground up

    | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    IF WE look at some of the earliest critiques of the global capitalist system, they call for a return to more small-scale, locally grounded economies...

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    Kashmir, Arundhati Roy and ground realities

    Zeenat Khan | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    UNDOUBTEDLY, the abrogation of Kashmir’s special status laid out in the Indian constitution has been a paradigm shift. It was perhaps a coincidence that Arundhati...

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    Bolsonaro’s grave plans for Amazon rainforest

    Manuella Libardi | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    LEAKED documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech to isolate minorities living in the Amazon region. The PowerPoint...

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    Development rhetoric and public health

    Monwarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on August 24, 2019

    WE ARE living in a country and political culture where development rhetoric seems to be a way of washing away and hiding harsh realities that...

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    Scientists keep underestimating pace

    by Naomi Oreskes, Michael Oppenheimer and Dale Jamieson | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    RECENTLY, the UK Met Office announced a revision to the Hadley Centre historical analysis of sea surface temperatures, suggesting that the oceans have warmed about...

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    Masters of manipulating public opinion

    by Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    BREXIT deadline is October 31, 2019. On June 23, 2016, the British people voted 52 per cent against 48 per cent to leave the European...

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    Einstein’s atomic regrets

    by Karl Grossman | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    ‘IF I had known that the Germans would not succeed in constructing an atom bomb, I never would have moved a finger’, wrote Albert Einstein...

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    State-breaking is not nation making

    by Neera Chandhoke | Updated at 12:00am on August 23, 2019

    IN INDIA most linguistic and ethnic groups aspire for a state of their own. Militants have taken up arms against the government and against other...

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    Hong Kong’s inevitable showdown

    by Patrick Lawrence | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    IT IS impossible not to admire the bravery and commitment pro-democracy demonstrators display daily as they clog Hong Kong streets, shut down its airport, and...

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    The legitimacy of Article 370

    by Nyla Ali Khan | Updated at 12:00am on August 22, 2019

    THE recent unilateral decision of prime minister Modi’s government to revoke Article 370, which guaranteed the special status of Jammu and Kashmir; dismemberment of the...

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