Anish R M
D-Day and the specter of the Eastern Front

The recent D-Day celebrations epitomize the process of erasure of the Eastern Front from the global imagination of World War II

Students protest Johns Hopkins University’s association with anti-refugee force

The Johns Hopkins University makes millions of dollars in contracts with law enforcement agencies, especially the notorious US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE has been in the forefront of the Trump administration’s crackdown on refugees

Thai elections see a contest between entrenched junta and resurgent people

Over the past five years, the junta has put in place a constitution which consolidates its position in the governance. However, a series of protests and the emergence of a new political force indicates that resistance will continue to attempts by the military to maintain its power

Duterte’s exit from ICC a bid to escape probe on drug war?

The International Criminal Court had initiated an investigation into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘war on drugs’ which has led to thousands of deaths, mainly at the hands of vigilantes

Protest in support for West Papua movement Military crackdown in West Papua intensifies as Indonesia prepares for election

The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.

Illan Omar Ilhan Omar, ‘anti-semitism’ and a stumbling pro-Israel lobby

The campaign to censure Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar is losing ground within the Democratic Party, pointing to the increasing failure of AIPAC and other pro-Israel groups to dominate the narrative and thwart any criticism of Israel for its crimes in Palestine

US and China US and China close to a deal, but who won the trade war?

The Trump administration’s premature jubilation over the new trade deal should not be taken at face value, since the existing terms of trade are set to remain largely unchanged

Cuban president votes during a referendum on the new constitution Cubans overwhelmingly vote in favor of the new constitution

With a vast majority having ratified the new socialist constitution for Cuba, we take a look at some of the crucial issues addressed in it and the whole of process of making it

Pricol Workers on strike in August Wave of punitive actions on autoworkers in southern India

Transfer orders and summary dismissals have become the standard response by companies to the workers organizing in India’s automobiles manufacturing hub at Tamil Nadu

Pakistan IMF Why is Pakistan out of cash again?

As Pakistan negotiates a loan with the IMF, for what could be its 13th and possibly the biggest bailout package from the IMF, we take a look at why it is difficult for the South Asian giant to hold down a stable economy

Sydney University professor fired for “hurtful and offensive” posts on Israel

Tim Anderson, who was expelled for apparently violating the university’s “behavioural expectations” for posting a morphed Israeli flag on Facebook, have repeatedly called the action reactionary and a violation of his academic freedoms

As Brexit mess deepens, there are no easy answers in sight

With less than a month-and-a-half left for the deadline, the stalemate in parliament continues even as various stakeholders prepare for a disruptive exit of Britain from the European Union

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