DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFUL THUNDERS AGAINST BIG CORPORATES
Published 10-04-2019 12:37 GMT-0000
Going where even organized labor has not openly marched for decades, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Ind-Vt., has again formally proposed banning state “right-to-work” laws.
PRESIDENT GETS A JOLT AS MANY REPUBLICANS OPPOSE HIS WAR
Published 06-04-2019 09:48 GMT-0000
The United State Congress is ordering GOP President Donald Trump to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen. His advisors are telling him – via a veto – to stay in. Since the Korean War in the early 1950’s Congress has ceded to the president its constitutional role of deciding when to go to war. The vote by the House and recently by the Senate to get out of Yemen is a sign that this is something they may want to change.
RED GYMS MAKING WAVES IN BRITAIN
Published 04-04-2019 10:15 GMT-0000
It should not have taken the Brexit vote to show that one of the biggest challenges that the 21st-century organized left faces is its tenuous connection to working-class interests. The rapid rise in Labour membership following Corbyn’s remarkable leadership triumph in 2015 has given progressives the opportunity to close the door firmly on the past few decades — and insist that socialism should not be something boring, cliquey and separate from everyday life.
FIRST BLACK WOMAN GAY MAYOR, SOCIALIST PROGRAMME
Published 04-04-2019 10:11 GMT-0000
Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s overwhelming victory was a message by the city’s voters Tuesday that they want an overhaul and makeover of City Hall and that they want to trash the entrenched political machine that has ruled the city for so long. The nation’s third largest city is now the largest American city ever to elect a black woman mayor.
U.S. SPECIAL ENVOY KHALILZAD’S TALKS IN PAKISTAN SIGNIFICANT
Published 03-04-2019 10:23 GMT-0000
The three-day visit of the US special envoy for Afghanistan reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad to Islamabad, ending on 4 April, is a compulsion for constructing a sustainable peace in Afghanistan before the sixth round of negotiations in Doha. Whether it will help reduction of uncertainty and boost peace efforts is just a speculation. The US President Donald Trump wrote to the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in the third week of December last year seeking the latter’s cooperation in bringing about peace in Afghanistan. Pakistan responded positively.
LABOUR RIGHTS, ANTI-CORRUPTION TOP AGENDA
Published 29-03-2019 11:49 GMT-0000
United States of America’s third largest city will elect a new mayor April 2 when voters go to the polls to settle a runoff between Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle. History will be made regardless of who wins. Voters will elect the city’s first African American woman mayor and if Lightfoot wins, its first LGBTQ mayor.
INDIA IS NOT SCORING MUCH POST-PULWAMA
Published 29-03-2019 11:43 GMT-0000
Pakistan has found nothing to indict Jaish-e-Muhammad in the Pulwama attack. The Pakistan foreign Office dismissed the 91-page dossier submitted by India as not conclusive enough to indict Masood Azhar, labelling it a collection of “generalized allegations.” Should Pakistan’s summation surprise India or the world community? A useless question to ask. Pakistan chooses to live in blissful unawareness of the Jaish.
IMMIGRATION, AUSTERITY, UNEPLOYMENT MAJOR CONCERNS
Published 28-03-2019 10:11 GMT-0000
As the campaigns for the European Parliament get underway, some of the traditional lines that formerly divided left, right, and center are shifting, making it harder to easily categorize political parties.
INDIA HAS TO TACKLE CAREFULLY THE REINCARNATION ISSUE
Published 28-03-2019 10:02 GMT-0000
China has hardened its policy on dealing with the status of the spiritual head of the Tibetans Dalai Lama who is in exile in India since 1959. In a document released on Wednesday ahead of the 60th anniversary of the 14th Dalai Lama’s exit from Tibet after the failed uprising against the Beijing regime, the state council information office of the Chinese government circulated a white paper on Tibet ruling out any engagement with the present Dalai Lama who is 83 years old and is having serious ailment.
ONLY A FRESH ELECTION CAN CLEAR THE MESS
Published 27-03-2019 09:36 GMT-0000
If it wasn’t for the dangerous consequences for working people and their families, the present British government crisis would be a source of unending amusement. To see a Tory government unable to command a majority in Parliament, unable to find agreement over the central pillar of policy, divided into almost irreconcilable camps and now compelled to rely on the votes of a gaggle of colonials whose bigotry is only surpassed by their venality should have us in stitches.