U.S. Foreign Policy
|by Pervez Hoodbhoy||Summer 2010|
The left has always been a marginal actor on Pakistan’s national scene. While this bald truth must be told, in no way do I wish to belittle the enormous sacrifices made by numerous progressive individuals, as well as small groups. They unionized industrial and railway workers, helped peasants organize against powerful landlords, inspired Pakistan’s minority provinces to demand their rights, set standards of writing and journalism, etc.
|by Derrick O'Keefe||Summer 2010|
Canadian author Margaret Atwood famously described the border between our country and the United States as the world’s longest “one-way mirror.”
|by Joanne Landy||Winter 2004|
This article is part of an ongoing discussion of the Iraq war and its aftermath. Various New Politics editors will be writing on this subject in future issues, not always with identical viewpoints, and we welcome contributions from our readers.
Open Letter of Solidarity with Egyptian Workers from the Campaign for Peace and Democracy, April 30, 2020
|Joanne Landy May 13, 2010|
We are writing to extend our heartfelt solidarity and support to you, Egyptian workers, who in recent months have been courageously demanding that your government address your desperate economic conditions. The American press has been shamefully muted about the grim economic and political realities of life for people in Egypt, a key strategic U.S. ally in the Middle East.
|by Wadood Hamad||Winter 2005|
Iraq, as one long conversant in its fervent political history remarked to me, is much like the earth resting underneath a giant rock laid there for a very long time. The U.S.-led invasion of 2003 destabilized -- if not moved -- this rock and unleashed a multitude of organisms that were unknown even to local residents.
|by Barry Finger||Winter 2005|
The demand for national liberation, for the right of self-determination of a people, is understood by socialists to be a demand for radical, consistent democracy. This at once separates us from those who, such as the Buchananite paleocons, place the inviolability of the national principle above all other considerations and who may consistently oppose imperial interventions on that basis.
|Steve Shalom March 27, 2010|
Since George Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom in October 2001 -- the unjust, illegal, and unnecessary attack on Afghanistan -- there have been constant US and NATO strikes on Afghan civilians, along with constant denials that such strikes have taken place.
|Marvin Mandell March 22, 2010|
Kathryn Bigelow, the director of The Hurt Locker, claims that many men in Iraq and Afghanistan are addicted to war. If this is true, could it have something to do with the fact that GIs today do not face the endless bombardment from airplanes, field artillery, and tanks that World War II soldiers did?
I served in the 88th Infantry Division in Italy and I never met anyone so addicted. Had we met someone like that we would have considered him “Section 8,” that is, seriously disturbed.
Does that mean that many gung-ho GIs now serving in Iraq and Afghanistan are Section 8?
We are pleased to publish the following exchange on the politics of the U.S. occupation, the Iraqi resistance, and the antiwar movement. The symposium builds on a trio of articles -- by Barry Finger, Wadood Hamad, and Glenn Perusek -- that appeared in New Politics 38 (Winter 2005).
|Joanne Landy March 11, 2010|
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