Day: April 24, 2019

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Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power?

Venezuela: Why is Maduro Still in Power? For many, it is impossible to understand how, despite presiding over the country’s worst economic crisis and facing such intense international and domestic opposition, Maduro remains in the presidential palace.   The answer lies in the enduring strength of Chavismo, a political movement of the working classes that,…

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Where Next for the Student Climate Strikes?

Where Next for the Student Climate Strikes? The #YouthStrike4Climate movement has exploded in size from its small beginnings just over half a year ago, when one Swedish school student protested alone outside parliament against her government’s lack of commitment to the Paris Climate agreement.   Only months later, on 15 March, over 1.5 million students…

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People’s Power Topples Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir

People’s Power Topples Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir Omar al-Bashir, who was president of Sudan for nearly 30 years, has been forced out by Sudanese army after months of popular protests that rocked the country. Media reports say al-Bashir is under house arrest. Government sources have said that consultations are on to set up a transitional government,…

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Justice Sachar, His Report and Muslims

Justice Sachar, His Report and Muslims Today (20 April 2019) is the first death anniversary of Justice Rajindar Sachar—a socialist visionary, a Justice par excellence, a true secular and democrat, an unrelenting human rights and civil liberties champion and a wonderful person having complete faith in human goodness. While paying her tribute to him on…

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Modinomics = Corporatonomics Part II

Modinomics = Corporatonomics Part II: Budgets and Agriculture In the previous part of this article, we had shown that the government, if it wants, can raise enough resources to implement a whole slew of welfare measures. But instead of doing that, it is more interested in giving away huge subsidies to the tune of several…