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    Forgotten lessons on the evil of intervention

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    THIS year is the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, a conflict from which Washington policymakers learned nothing. Almost 40,000 American soldiers died in that conflict, which should have...

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    An ABC for an unequal world

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    ‘EQUIVALENT has been exchanged for equivalent.’ This is how Karl Marx, writing in his magnum opus Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, described the various exchanges that drive capitalist...

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    What president Biden won’t touch

    Danny Sjursen | Updated at 12:00am on November 24, 2020

    IN THIS mystifying moment, the post-electoral sentiments of most Americans can be summed up either as ‘Ding dong! The witch is dead!’ or ‘We got robbed!’ Both are problematic, not because the...

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    After 100 years, it is time Univ of Dhaka came of age

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    THE University of Dhaka, the oldest and premier seat of higher learning in Bangladesh, will complete a hundred years of its existence in July, yet...

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    Forest conservation, reforestation must be policy priority

    | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    A COUNTRY should have at least 20 per cent of its land to be forested while in the case of Bangladesh, it is 10 per...

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    The China moment

    by Peter Koenig | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    CHINA has achieved the almost impossible — a free trade agreement with 14 countries — the ten ASEAN, plus Japan, South Korea, Australia and New...

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    US traded in a pro-war president for a pro-war president: now what?

    by David Swanson | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    TRUMP changed many things. US media outlets will now point out when a president is lying. If that policy holds consistently, we’ll never have a...

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    Did US commit war crimes in Afghanistan?

    by Hurst Hannum | Updated at 12:00am on November 23, 2020

    US forces and the CIA are alleged to have carried out unlawful killings and torture, both in Afghanistan and through the secret ‘rendition’ of terrorist suspects,...

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