There has never been a public debate on the bomb.
Aasim Sajjad Akhtar
Marxist thought and practice has continued to evolve.
Thoughtful people are acceding to draconian acts.
Commentary about Balochistan has almost dried up.
There is desperation in the religious right’s call to arms.
We accept all the twists and turns which play out like a bad movie.
The colonial legacy still dominates state thinking in India and Pakistan.
PML-N’s disdain for basic rights shows in its tactics against unions.
We focus only on the shiny, liberating elements at our peril.
Foreign investment is touted as the panacea for all our woes.
So far, all our resolutions have focused on defeating terrorism.
A genuine alternative to capitalism is needed.
Manipulating the poll process appears to be the rule.
Many actors are part of our political economy story.
We are more familiar with home-grown Ataturks than we think.
Labour flows towards capital-rich heartlands.
There’s little to distinguish the PTI from the PML-N.
We like to show off just how pious we are.
‘Terrorism’ in Pakistan is far from a straightforward matter.
The state has always treated ethnic Pakhtuns with suspicion.