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  • OPINION

    Experts set to lift fog on Palestinian issue

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 08/07/2012

    » Supporters of the Palestinian cause are being invited to attend a free and open meeting of the United Nations Committee on Palestinian Rights, due to be held at the UN Escap headquarters on July 10 and 11.

  • OPINION

    Geopolitics at the core of Escap forum

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 27/05/2012

    » The trials, tribulations, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the emerging new world order and the rise of the Asian century were on full display at the 68th session of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (Escap) held in Bangkok last week. While the Asian countries see great potential for integrating their enormous social, economic, demographic and cultural potential to improve the quality of their peoples lives, they are hugely concerned about being hit by forces outside their control.

  • OPINION

    Lawsuit tackles post-9/11 discrimination

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 10/06/2012

    » In a move that could well have global ramifications involving the legal borders between national security and rule of law, a group of Muslim communities, businesses, mosques and individuals in the US last week filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department over allegations of unconstitutional surveillance.

  • OPINION

    Silence deafening with freedoms at stake

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 24/06/2012

    » One of the most important geopolitical trends in the emerging world order is the slow conversion of democracies into dictatorships, even while they pretend to be defenders of democracy or, worse, delude themselves into thinking they are defending democracy.

  • OPINION

    'What Must be Said' to unmask hypocrisy?

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 15/04/2012

    » In 1988, the Booker Prize-winning British-Indian novelist Salman Rushdie published a novel entitled The Satanic Verses. Many Muslim groups, highly offended by what they perceived to be its defamatory references to the Prophet Mohammed, organised global protests. The Iranian government also issued a fatwa against him, but later rescinded it.

  • OPINION

    Videos detail lobby's pervasive influence

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 29/04/2012

    » A Washington-based research group has posted clips online that underscore how the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee endangers the US and its people

  • OPINION

    'Discovery' for West 'subjugation' for rest

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 13/05/2012

    » An intense and fascinating debate on the legacy of colonialism and its impact on the world's indigenous peoples took place at the UN headquarters in New York last Sunday and Monday. The 11th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues focussed on the theme: ''The Doctrine of Discovery: Its enduring impact on indigenous peoples and the right to redress for past conquests''.

  • OPINION

    Masters of finance and war will fall together

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 18/03/2012

    » Last Sunday's massacre of 16 Afghan civilians by a US army sergeant and Wednesday's farewell to arms by a departing Goldman Sachs executive may appear to be totally separate events, but perhaps are interconnected in more ways than one might think.

  • OPINION

    Reminder of Iraq run-up

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 05/02/2012

    » The sabre rattling over an attack on Iran, now in full swing, is following the identical game plan that was mounted before the 2003 attack on Iraq.

  • OPINION

    Don't rush to judgement

    News, Imtiaz Muqbil, Published on 19/02/2012

    » Although the anti-Iran campaign is in full swing, major holes are emerging in the story spun so far.

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