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Mahir Ali

Our indifference to voting would be an outrage for the agitators of the past

Other intellectuals, meanwhile, were positively radicalised by the rulers’ reaction.

22 Aug 2019 1:40 AM

Woodstock encapsulated the vision of idealism and hope of the 1960s

Even though Woodstock wasn’t an overtly political event, they received plenty of sustenance from the stage.

15 Aug 2019 5:48 AM

Shootings in US: Will immigration eliminate whites?

There can be little doubt, though, that the ideological underpinnings of such ideologies precede Trump and his soulmates by several decades at least.

08 Aug 2019 12:46 AM

HK: A thorn in the flesh for China’s czars

It was sparked early last month by a proposed piece of legislation intended to decree routine extradition to China for those accused of crimes.

01 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

Boris as PM can turn into an argument for socialism in the UK

Boris Johnson has taken over as Prime Minister from Theresa May.

25 Jul 2019 12:31 AM


Space race notwithstanding, moonwalk a feat of mankind

f the Soviets were reaching for the moon, the Americans were determined to beat them to it.

18 Jul 2019 2:42 AM

The Arc of Joan who lent her voice to human rights

That landmark moment transformed the trajectory of Joan Baez’s life and career. By 1963, she already had four albums to her credit.

11 Jul 2019 7:03 AM

How credible is Kushner’s Middle East peace plan?

As things stand, Israel’s likely aim is to annex all it wants of the West Bank, and eventually throw the scraps to Jordan

04 Jul 2019 12:15 AM

US must climb down to talk peace with Iran

Neither Rouhani nor Khamenei bears any resemblance to Kim Jong-un — the Iranian leaders won’t be penning any love letters to Trump.

20 Jun 2019 2:51 AM

As Sudanese make their demand for democracy, there’s blood in the Nile

In both instances, what proved crucial was the reluctance or refusal of younger military officers to go on the rampage against fellow citizens.

13 Jun 2019 3:25 AM


Will China one day erect a memorial to Tiananmen martyrs?

The students in Tiananmen Square were joined by many other Beijing residents, and it is estimated that their numbers swelled to a million.

06 Jun 2019 12:05 AM

Young, female, articulate: The tribe taking up the Left baton

That remains extremely unlikely, but no one can seriously claim that they haven’t made a difference.

16 May 2019 2:53 AM

US-sponsored coup a flop, Venezuela will chart its course

The transmitted images were framed in such a way as to disguise the paucity of the personnel.

09 May 2019 12:05 AM

Seeger’s legacy of song and struggle is now a century old

The Torn Flag isn’t among Pete Seeger’s particularly memorable tracks.

02 May 2019 1:24 AM

Lanka had no Christchurch linkage, so why was it targeted?

Sri Lanka has requested, and been offered, international help in investigating the atrocities.

25 Apr 2019 12:14 AM


After elections in Israel, future seems bleaker for Palestinians

It is often said that the ability to indict a sitting PM elevates Israel above other semi-democracies in West Asia, such as Egypt or Turkey.

18 Apr 2019 12:17 AM

Can Mexico’s Amlo deliver what Zapata had died for?

The movement took its name from a key figure in the revolutionary tumult that consumed Mexico in the second decade of the 20th century.

11 Apr 2019 5:22 AM

Zulfikar had left behind a legacy of lost opportunities

There can be little doubt that the manner in which the PPP approached the 1977 election was profoundly problematic.

04 Apr 2019 12:05 AM

Every putative Brexit solution has problems attached to it

May hesitated to put her deal to a parliamentary vote, and when she did it went down to the largest defeat for a govt motion in more than a century.

28 Mar 2019 12:16 AM

Islamophobic terror as vile as jihad, don’t underplay it

In Australia, though, efforts are already afoot to preserve the scope for Islamophobia, which is an even bigger trend across Europe and in the US.

21 Mar 2019 1:50 AM