How the world views USA

How the world views USA

As the year 2013 drew to an end, the BBC reported on the results of the WIN/Gallup International poll on the question: “Which country do you think is the greatest threat to peace in the world today?”

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How racism also hurts the supposed beneficiaries

by TANYA GOLASH-BOZA

In a recent interview, David Leonard argued that white people do not suffer from the structural violence that white supremacy creates. He contends: “As it relates to the criminal justice system, health, economic security, wealth, or education, white people are not hurt by racism.”

I have tremendous respect for David Leonard as a scholar . . . → Read More: How racism also hurts the supposed beneficiaries

Bollywood Movie to be released in Pakistan

After houseful shows of some recent Punjabi films not only in Punjab, but also in other states, an upcoming Punjabi film  “Ajj De Ranjhe” gets nod of Pakistan’s authority for its simultaneous release across the border on September 7.

A presentation of Reliance Entertainment and renowned Punjab industry stalwart Manmohan Singh, Ajj De Ranjhe will be . . . → Read More: Bollywood Movie to be released in Pakistan

Families scared to see their loved ones deployed to Afghanistan

They all heard some version of the same thing.“Whaddaya mean, deployed?” Or “I thought everyone came home.”

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The Menace that is Punjabi-ism

Ever since I can recall, Punjab has been the local US for the “non-Punjabi” Pakistanis. For many nationalists Punjab has been the bane of their existence. Nothing that goes wrong in this country is without Punjabi involvement. The feeling is so strong that I am sure that most people outside Punjab use the term “Jo kara . . . → Read More: The Menace that is Punjabi-ism

From selling popcorns to $10million film deal

 Sci-fi fan Gallop, 31, has spent the past ten years writing a science fiction thriller in his spare time with the unlikely hope of joining LA’s entertainment elite.

He later focused all his effort on the script after being made redundant – with the hard work paying off in the form of a huge . . . → Read More: From selling popcorns to $10million film deal

Thom Hartmann: The final words of a killer that should not be ignored

Last night – a man in Texas was executed. His name was Mark Stroman – and he was given a lethal injection by the state of Texas because he let himself get consumed with hate. 10 days after 9/11 – Stroman went on a shooting spree hell bent on killing as many Muslims as he . . . → Read More: Thom Hartmann: The final words of a killer that should not be ignored

Iran’s Economic jihad

GOOD news from Iran is rare, and the IMF is seldom a font of happy tidings about anything. So when a mission from the Fund cheered the Islamic Republic’s economy earlier this month, heaping praise on the policies of its ruthless government, eyebrows spiked upwards as in a comic scene in a Persian miniature. The . . . → Read More: Iran’s Economic jihad

The Good Ol’ Days

There was a time when the US and Pakistan were real allies; when both governments respected each other and the peoples of both countries found more common ground than dividing factors. Fifty years later, people joke about the US and Pakistan as frenemies; following a friendship that really doesn’t work because their interests are . . . → Read More: The Good Ol’ Days

The shootout, the US agent and the media

In late January, Raymond Davis, an American working in Pakistan, allegedly shot and killed two men who he claimed were trying to rob him. Soon after the shooting it emerged in the Pakistani media that Davis was a CIA operative, but that information did not surface in the US media until weeks later. That . . . → Read More: The shootout, the US agent and the media