We will continue to hear the usual rhetoric.
Baloch youth are forced to resort to slave labour to survive.
Identity has been polarised in reactionary ways.
The world’s people are ruled by despots and profiteers.
What we should have learned from the war on terror is that violence perpetrated by the state cannot solve political conflict.
We should note the creeping totalitarianism of political life.
We should be compelled to imagine big structural policy changes.
Present circumstances have clarified there is no democratic ‘transition’ happening here.
The spread of hateful, right-wing politics will ultimately engulf us all.
For all that changes, much remains the same.
The CDA bulldozes homes to the ground at will.
‘Colonialism’ and ‘imperialism’ drip easily off our tongues.
The (in)flow of money is all that seems to matter.
The story is old but we should never tire of repeating it.
There is no victory to be had in the PTI’s defanging for any political party, let alone for Pakistan’s emaciated democracy.
Urbanised youth are big players.
Will a China-centric world benefit Pakistan?
Voices like Mashal’s are the real threat to a rotten status quo.
The current polarisations can be expected to intensify.
There’s little focus on how the divisions will hit the people.