Many are disillusioned with the ‘Naya Pakistan’ narrative.
A war-making machine earned the US lots of money.
An intellectually honest prognosis of our political economy for the working class makes for grim reading.
An unprecedented process of dispossession is underway.
Freedom, dignity and equity are at greater risk.
In Pakistan the proverbial refugee — the vast majority of whom are Muslim — is viewed with utter contempt.
It is essential to interrogate the wider epidemic of violence.
We will literally be thirsting for water.
There is no shortcut, no quick-fix ‘counter-terrorism’ operation that will disappear all of the bigots and guns.
Across the world, the politics of hate thrives because of economic crises endemic to capitalism.
Ours is a regime of dispossession that cannot be divorced from a larger global political economy story of rapacious profiteering.
The scenes from India are the latest reminder that capitalism’s crisis is worsening.
Formal bans do not translate into substantial dents.
We can’t imagine being a society that produces doctors like Cuba.
We can bring to the fore truths about a shared past.
Those demanding ‘azadi’ are moving society forward.
Our tryst with enforced disappearances is old news.
Only grassroots movements with transformative potential can take solidarity politics to the next level.
So long as invoking domestic and foreign ‘enemies’ is our ‘normal’, expect our tryst with praetorianism to continue unabated.
Even where the machinations of the establishment are not as prominent, children of a lesser God can be found.