NYC – A look at the homeless

Fault Lines examines New York’s homelessness crisis and looks at the forces displacing many from their homes.

One in 30 American children is homeless, according to a recent report published by the National Center on Family Homelessness – marking an all-time high for the United States.

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An Act of Conspiracy?

“This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every statehouse, every office of the federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend . . . → Read More: An Act of Conspiracy?

Realities of the Social Media

Over the last few years we’ve been treated to a number of “Facebook revolutions,” from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street to the squares of Istanbul, Kiev and Hong Kong, all fueled by social media. But once the smoke cleared, most of these revolutions failed to build any sustainable . . . → Read More: Realities of the Social Media

India’s Hindu extremists have ways to silence the free thinkers

(By Pankaj Mishra) Author Roy is facing imprisonment in India. Of course, Narendra Modi’s government has left no clear fingerprints on this scene of a crime against art and thought. The governments of Egypt and Turkey are brazenly leading a multi-pronged assault on writers, artists and intellectuals. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last month denounced . . . → Read More: India’s Hindu extremists have ways to silence the free thinkers

Harvard MUN 2016 – Pakistan is proud of you KGS, Lyceum

The Karachi Grammar School (KGS) won the best international delegation award at the Harvard Model United Nations (MUN) 2016 held in Boston, United States.

Over 3,000 delegates representing over 199 countries participated to debate issues of international importance.

A 14-member KGS team participated at the MUN in Boston for the first time, the team’s head . . . → Read More: Harvard MUN 2016 – Pakistan is proud of you KGS, Lyceum

Trump hate speech against Muslims challenged by a Sikh

Arish Singh knew what he was in store for when he decided to attend a Trump rally in Iowa. But he’s glad he did it—and he’d do it again.

“If you don’t get out of here, I’m going to hit you!” barked the 40-something-year-old angry white man at Arish Singh. What did Singh do that . . . → Read More: Trump hate speech against Muslims challenged by a Sikh

As the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Kashmir suffer, world looks the other way

(By Abdul Majid Zargar) More than two months have passed since three young men from Kupwara went missing .Lured by Army into employment through an intermediary, the trio left their homes 17th November only to remain untraced till date.

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Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

More than 230 educational institutions in Rawalpindi division, including 138 government-run schools and colleges, were sealed – not because of freezing temperatures, but due to inadequate security – police and security officials said on Thursday.

In addition, as many as 53 educational institutions in the Rawalpindi division, including Rawalpindi Medical College, on Thursday received final . . . → Read More: Unsatisfactory security in educational institutions, over 230 sealed

Women to participate in Cholistan rally this year

Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab has added a new category in the Cholistan Jeep Rally under which women drivers can also participate in the event.

It was announced by TDCP officials at a press conference held at Royal Palm Golf and Country Club on Wednesday. Minister for Tourism Rana Mashhood was . . . → Read More: Women to participate in Cholistan rally this year

Sindh Govt failure in Thar, 127 dead in less than a month

The toll of children’s deaths widely being attributed to a food shortage or lack of proper health facilities in Tharparkar rose to 127 since Jan 1 with six more fatalities reported from different areas on Thursday.

Sources at various hospitals and other healthcare facilities say that most of the deaths were reported by parents or . . . → Read More: Sindh Govt failure in Thar, 127 dead in less than a month