03 Sep

Events of Interest and Analyses, A Foreign Perspective



Syrian jets strike town near Aleppo

Car bombing hits Damascus suburb as new UN envoy says resolving the war is a “nearly impossible” task.
Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 18:22 GMT

Middle East

Pakistan arrests accuser in blasphemy case

Authorities detain imam alleged to have planted pages of the Quran said to have been burnt by Christian girl.

Activists set for Democratic summit

Occupy Wall Street protest movement readies for arrival of party delegates in Charlotte in North Carolina.


Saving ‘Lyin’ Ryan’

Will the media have enough mettle to call out Paul Ryan on his campaign of blatant lies?
Mark Hertsgaard Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 09:40 GMT
Short Read

Labour pains: Pushing for equity in the California workforce

In some Walmart warehouses in Southern California, labourers often don’t even have access to water.
Rose Aguilar Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 07:29 GMT

Canada proves the decline of unions is not inevitable

People who care about inequality should push for more Canada-like labour laws in the US.
Dean Baker Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 06:10 GMT

Paralympics: An embodiment of the human spirit to conquer hurdles

With over 4,000 Paralympians from 166 countries, Paralympic Games is the second biggest show on earth.
Muhammad Abdul Bari Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 05:28 GMT

Custodian of the custodian of the custodian

Not all is as it seems when it comes to the vilification of the Syrian government.
Chandra Muzaffar Last Modified: 03 Sep 2012 05:15 GMT
Long Read

The poetry of revolution

Tunisia’s uprisings were started neither by political action nor a military coup, but by a regime of banners and chants.
Mazen Maarouf Last Modified: 02 Sep 2012 07:18 GMT

Netanyahu’s Kennedy moment

While Netanyahu’s inner circle is agreeing with him, rest of the country seems to be increasingly united in opposition.
Trita Parsi and Roi Ben-Yehuda Last Modified: 02 Sep 2012 05:41 GMT

Mitt Romney’s tax avoidance weakens bonds of American society

If politicians and those around them do not pay their fair share of taxes, how can we expect that anyone else will?

Mitt Romney

The Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the campaign trail in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Mitt Romney‘s income taxes have become a major issue in the American presidential campaign. Is this just petty politics, or does it really matter? In fact, it does matter – and not just for Americans.

A major theme of the underlying political debate in the United States is the role of the state and the need for collective action. The private sector, while central in a modern economy, cannot ensure its success alone. For example, the financial crisis that began in 2008 demonstrated the need for adequate regulation.


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