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23 posts

There Has to be a Way Out of the Labyrinth

Published 3y ago -

Posted on the CounterPunch on April 28, 2017 by Nyla Ali Khan. There Has to be a Way Out of the Labyrinth Unlike a lot of political actors in J & K, my work is not based on hearsay, which is the reason I emphasize that resuscitating the pre-1953 position i... More »

In Kashmir, extremism is the real enemy

Published 3y ago -

Published by the Daily Times on April 24, 2017 Original link: The sanctioning of extremist political and religious ideologies in either of the two countries will prevent progres... More »

A nuclear war impacts everyone across the board

Published 3y ago -

NYLA ALI KHAN, RED DIRT REPORT, MARCH 31, 2017 RED DIRT REPORT EDITOR’S NOTE: Right now, at the United Nations, 120 non-nuclear nations are holding a conference to draft a treaty that would banish all nuclear weapons on the planet. A rather quixotic ende... More »

Identity and belonging

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NYLA ALI KHAN | JANUARY 23, 2017, Red Dirt Report EDMOND, Okla. – I trace my origin to the hegemonically defined “Third and First Worlds.” While I am filiated to the Valley of Kashmir in the State of Jammu and Kashmir (J & K), a unit in the Indian Un... More »

Women Leaders in the Developing World

Published 4y ago -

By Nyla Ali Khan The euphoria and anticipation that are palpable in the air today remind me of the very first election campaign that I participated in, which was with my maternal grandmother in South Kashmir, Damhal Hanji Pora, in 1984 (Photo Credit: A well-wi... More »

It is happening here

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It Is Happening Here by Mark Davies I used to teach a course called Contemporary Political Theory in which I had students study Wilson, Lenin, Hitler, and Mao. We also read Jacques Ellul’s seminal work on propaganda. I mention this simply to say that I have ... More »

FrackQuakes: How Big Oil played the Okies

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A Little Okie Earthquake History from one who lives here ~ by Melissa Rabe This is my first post, so please be patient with me. I live in Oklahoma and have been subjected to years of lies by the oil and gas industry’s paid lackeys, the OK Corporation Com... More »

Diplomacy Produces Results

Published 5y ago -

In November 2014, Iran and six world powers – Germany, France, Great Britain, China, Russia and the U.S., – agreed to continue nuclear negotiations. Wisely given time, those negotiations have now culminated in yet another advance toward ensuring that Iran ... More »

Bullying and the gay agenda

Published 8y ago -

By DR. HENRY ROBERSON In October, the Norman City Council passed a routine proclamation recognizing bullying awareness month to help combat a serious social problem. Amazingly, there was a dissenting vote. The council member during remarks section said that bu... More »