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Dien Bien Phu: Did the US offer France an A-bomb?

Dien Bien Phu: Did the US offer France an A-bomb?

Sixty years ago this week, French troops were defeated by Vietnamese forces at Dien Bien Phu. As historian Julian Jackson explains, it was a turning point in the history of both nations, and in the Cold War – and a battle where some in the US appear to have contemplated the use of nuclear weapons. “Would you like two atomic… Read more →

All the Presidents’ Bankers: Nomi Prins on the Secret History of Washington-Wall Street Collusion

All the Presidents’ Bankers: Nomi Prins on the Secret History of Washington-Wall Street Collusion

  With U.S. inequality at its highest point since 1928 and Wall Street bonuses hitting pre-2008 levels, we look at the 100-year history of secret collusion between Washington and the financial industry. In her new book, “All the Presidents’ Bankers: The Hidden Alliances that Drive American Power,” financial journalist Nomi Prins explores how a small number of bankers have played… Read more →

‘The enemy is within’ – Ukrainian left speak out

Masked and armed, the individuals who attacked the police nearly all had armbands with the neo-Nazi wolf’s hook symbol, linking them to the far-right Social-National Assembly. Photo via Drugoi Can you introduce yourself and the website? Yes, please. Kolesnik Dmitry – co-editor of Ukrainian left site Liva.com.ua. It’s one of the largest Ukrainan leftwing resources. We have been working for… Read more →

Secularism in Arts Comes out in Full Glare

Secularism in Arts Comes out in Full Glare

ON the occasion of its 25th anniversary, the Safdar Hashmi Memorial Trust (SAHMAT) organised a three day seminar on ‘Secularism and the Arts’ from September 26 to 28, 2013. This seminar, held in the Sahitya Akademi auditorium, took place at a time when communal forces are going an extra mile to polarise the Indian masses on the basis of religion… Read more →

Tarun Tejpal | The Man in the Mirror

Tarun Tejpal | The Man in the Mirror

Tarun Tejpal shows his identity card to a security guard as he enters the New Delhi airport on Friday while on his way to Goa. Photo: AFP New Delhi: On a summer afternoon in London in 2007, the rooms of the Royal Society of Arts were packed with people attending the second day of a summit called The Challenge of… Read more →

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