From markets to Marx

V. Anantha Nageswaran* – livemint.com, HT Media The pendulum that swung away from labour towards capital must swing back towards labour Teaching for a job or for pleasure is a good thing for the mind. The exposition to students is… Continue Reading

Public SDGs or Private GGs?

By Barbara Adams – Global Policy Watch The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) negotiated painstakingly over two years by all UN Member States with thousands of public interest organizations providing their commitment and expertise have been copyrighted. And by whom? The… Continue Reading

US-Russia: The battle for Syria

Geoff Dyer and Kathrin Hille – Financial Times Renewed support for Assad triggers alarm over Putin’s intentions, while Washington is under pressure to end the war Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have been forced to engage as the crisis in… Continue Reading

The False Compassion of Pope Francis

By Frances Kissling* No, women who get abortions aren’t automatically excommunicated from the Catholic Church. But you wouldn’t know that from the pope. Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced an “extraordinary” Jubilee Year devoted to mercy. Jubilee, or Holy Years,… Continue Reading

Orban the archetype

The Economist Eastern European attitudes One man epitomises hostile views on migrants widely held by his people HE ORDERED a fence topped with razor-wire along the 175-kilometre border with Serbia. He cast Christian Europe as battling Muslim hordes for survival,… Continue Reading

The Next Genocide

By TIMOTHY SNYDER –The New York Times New Haven — BEFORE he fired the shot, the Einsatzgruppe commander lifted the Jewish child in the air and said, “You must die so that we can live.” As the killing proceeded, other… Continue Reading