Aasim Sajjad Akhtar

The people’s page

The people’s page

Many are disillusioned with the ‘Naya Pakistan’ narrative. Updated 15 Oct, 2021 08:40am
Playing with empire

Playing with empire

A war-making machine earned the US lots of money. Published 01 Oct, 2021 07:26am
Pro-rich growth

Pro-rich growth

An intellectually honest prognosis of our political economy for the working class makes for grim reading. Updated 17 Sep, 2021 08:41am
Fish, farm, forest

Fish, farm, forest

An unprecedented process of dispossession is underway. Published 03 Sep, 2021 08:01am
The new cold war?

The new cold war?

Freedom, dignity and equity are at greater risk. Published 21 Aug, 2021 07:07am
The Afghan refugee

The Afghan refugee

In Pakistan the proverbial refugee — the vast majority of whom are Muslim — is viewed with utter contempt. Updated 06 Aug, 2021 08:43am
Good & bad Muslims

Good & bad Muslims

It is essential to interrogate the wider epidemic of violence. Updated 24 Jul, 2021 08:16am
World on fire

World on fire

We will literally be thirsting for water. Published 09 Jul, 2021 07:09am
Colonial frontier

Colonial frontier

There is no shortcut, no quick-fix ‘counter-terrorism’ operation that will disappear all of the bigots and guns. Updated 25 Jun, 2021 08:57am
Budgeting hate

Budgeting hate

Across the world, the politics of hate thrives because of economic crises endemic to capitalism. Updated 11 Jun, 2021 08:28am
Evict & extinguish

Evict & extinguish

Ours is a regime of dispossession that cannot be divorced from a larger global political economy story of rapacious profiteering. Updated 28 May, 2021 09:11am
May Day manifesto

May Day manifesto

The scenes from India are the latest reminder that capitalism’s crisis is worsening. Updated 30 Apr, 2021 09:37am
Beyond the ban

Beyond the ban

Formal bans do not translate into substantial dents. Updated 16 Apr, 2021 08:32am
From Cuba with love

From Cuba with love

We can’t imagine being a society that produces doctors like Cuba. Published 02 Apr, 2021 07:56am
Intertwined fates

Intertwined fates

We can bring to the fore truths about a shared past. Published 19 Mar, 2021 07:54am
March for freedom

March for freedom

Those demanding ‘azadi’ are moving society forward. Updated 05 Mar, 2021 08:08am
Bizarre & brutal

Bizarre & brutal

Our tryst with enforced disappearances is old news. Published 19 Feb, 2021 07:22am
What is solidarity?

What is solidarity?

Only grassroots movements with transformative potential can take solidarity politics to the next level. Updated 05 Feb, 2021 08:45am
Normalcy restored

Normalcy restored

So long as invoking domestic and foreign ‘enemies’ is our ‘normal’, expect our tryst with praetorianism to continue unabated. Updated 22 Jan, 2021 08:57am
Of a lesser God

Of a lesser God

Even where the machinations of the establishment are not as prominent, children of a lesser God can be found. Updated 08 Jan, 2021 08:16am