A Silly Question: “Is Barack Obama a Progressive?”*
By Paul Street
Courtesy: zmag, August 29, 2009 via Globeistan
…Is Barack Obama a progressive? John Wilson says “yes,” I say “no.” But how much does the question really matter at the end of the day? Obama wasn’t selected to head the United Way or the White Sox. He’s chief executive of the American Empire. He is a politician above all – one who was selected to sit atop and, I think, to re-brand what the left-liberal political scientist Sheldon Wolin rightly calls “Democracy, Incorporated.”
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By Saeed Shah Islamabad
After Pakistani television broadcast images of the homes of so-called U.S. “spices,” bloggers called on people to kill the occupants. The TV programs insisted they were CIA, FBI or private-security operatives and the Pakistani media’s separate outing of a U.S. aid worker as a secret agent took the rising vilification of the United States to a new level. According to the U.S. embassy, American lives are now being put at risk.
Continue reading Pakistanis increasingly see their U.S. ally as a hostile power
By Malik Siraj Akbar
About the writer – Malik Siraj Akbar is a journalist based in Quetta Pakistan. He is working as the Balochistan Bureau Chief of Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper, Daily Times. He can be reached at email@example.com More about him click here
A confident Baloch guerrilla commander Nawabzada Bramdagh Bugti, 28, believes it is now “impossible” for Islamabad to get him extradited even if he is hiding somewhere in Afghanistan, as claimed by Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik, or elsewhere in the wake of increasing “international moral support” the “ Baloch national liberation movement” is attracting because of its “legitimacy”.
Continue reading If I compromise on Baloch movement, my followers will kill, replace and forget me, says Bramdagh Bugti
Islamabad – Something positive from PPP Govt. Under the new Education Policy, the Govt intends to more than double the budget allocation for Education from 2.5% to 7% of GDP. If this materialises this will increase the national literacy rate and improve the quality of education in schools etc.
A news item in daily IBRAT has confirmed that Mr. Nazar Mahar, Additional Chief Secretary promoted to BS-22. A wrong decision turned right by this decision.