I haven’t said anything about the quake in Pakistan and Kashmir. I am at a bit of a loss. There are some good articles on ZNet South Asia Watch, including one by Hoodbhoy.

Justin Podur

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.

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  1. If the institutional
    If the institutional analysis after Katrina was poor what do we say about the Asian earthquake? I’ve been scrounging from comment, and have heard from relatives in Pakistan. Thankfully they are all ok. But there is a deep sense of resentment towards Musharraf’s regime. That they haven’t tried harder to save more lives. And that despite the fact that the vast majority of the budget (something around 75%) is spent on the military, that very same military was unable to provide any semblance of an organised response.

    I think the repercussions of the earthquake will be felt for a very long time to come. Not all of those repercussions need be negative. For one, it has, at least in the short term, forced Pakistan to rethink its relationship with India. And the madrassas and militant strongholds of the region were badly hit.

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