Jammu and Kashmir Loses ‘Special Status’

Terror grips the most militarized zone in the world after India’s Central Government terminated Jammu and Kashmir’s 70-year-old "special status" as the first step towards stripping the disputed region of statehood entirely. Internationally infamous as the world’s hottest potential nuclear flashpoint, J&K originally acceded to India in 1947 only on the condition that the newly-formed … Continue reading “Jammu and Kashmir Loses ‘Special Status’”

Pulwama: A Present Moment in the Longer Kashmir Story

While the bodies of the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troops who died in the Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Valentine’s Day are only just now being laid to rest, unrest prevails throughout the Indian subcontinent in the wake of the deadliest attack on Indian security forces in the world’s hottest nuclear … Continue reading “Pulwama: A Present Moment in the Longer Kashmir Story”

Death and Democracy

With the purpose of “liberating” that city so January elections can be held there, the U.S. military began the third invasion of Fallujah on Monday. With the invasion now underway, it would be wise to stop and consider the fruits borne by U.S. “liberation” efforts. One of the main rationales offered for war in Iraq … Continue reading “Death and Democracy”