Elections in Pakistan

http://www.zcommunications.org/elections-in-pakistan-by-justin-podur

Z ia Mian is a scholar and activist on South Asian and disarmament issues at the Center for Science and Global Security at Princeton University in New Jersey and teaches there in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He was interviewed about the implications of the first national and provincial elections in Pakistan under the military order established by General Pervez Musharraf.

JUSTIN PODUR: Who won the elections in Pakistan?

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Slow, low intensity, (so far largely bloodless), class warfare

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Venezuela’s ‘National Strike’ has been going on for over a month. The opposition, who attempted a military coup in April 2002, has attempted to shut down the economy, and especially the oil industry, of the country in order to try to oust the elected government of Hugo Chavez. In response, a movement of supporters of the government’s program has come out, as they did in April, to defend the government, the constitution, and its reforms.

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Anti-Semitism And Anti-Colonialism

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When Judy Rebick, in her recent Znet Commentary (“Is anti-semitism an issue for the left?”) told this story:

“My father had to fight his way to school every day against gangs of boys calling him dirty Jew. In his day, he used to tell me, signs on Sunnyside beach on the Lakeshore in Toronto said, “No dogs or Jews allowed.””

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Yes, Americans can understand suicide bombers

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It might be hard to believe, but Americans have within themselves all of the emotional equipment needed to understand suicide bombers. What is required is shock, rage, and an irrational desire for revenge that goes so deep that it ceases to be picky about what the targets for that revenge actually are. Such feelings can then be manipulated into support for bombing innocents.

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