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Corrupting our cotton

October 10, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   Corruption does not merely involve kickbacks, bribes, commissions, embezzlement, unsanctioned perks and privileges, fictitious overheads and expenditures, skimming, misappropriation and outright theft. It also involves the corruption of products and production methods, falsely claimed … Continue reading

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Everyone’s share of the pie

October 16, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   A new, hopefully honest, government will find its hands full. Apart from dealing with feudalism, monopolies and cartels, unwarranted privatization, corruption, kickbacks, commissions, ‘bhatha’, they’ll also face widespread grinding poverty. Even if solutions are … Continue reading

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PAT, PTI and the peasant

October 01, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   Now that PTI and PAT have harnessed the imagination of the urban majority, hopefully they’ll start thinking of the largest and most difficult to access segment of the population — the peasantry. But liberating … Continue reading

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Policing the people

Could parties in power have survived without police power? September 18, 2014        NAJMA SADEQUE The police system set up in 1861 for colonial India was “designed to be a public-frightening organization, not a public-friendly agency… for keeping the natives on … Continue reading

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Saving their ‘democracy’

September 10, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   Since the late 80s, successive governments have been consistently violating citizens’ human and constitutional rights under the cover of the World Bank and IMF. In 1987, the IMF slapped us on the wrists with … Continue reading

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Non-violence vs. the system

September 03, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE   How does one tame a wild horse? Some animals by nature are easily subordinated, and some just cannot be. Somewhere in the world, there is a breed of horse that roams wild. It is … Continue reading

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For Gaza’s gas fields

The real reason for the unholy haste in razing Gaza that Israel had long rendered unviable  August 06, 2014 NAJMA SADEQUE It wasn’t always about gas. Besides, the manufactured ideology justifying an Israeli homeland by displacing the original inhabitants of … Continue reading

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