Catalonia: What next for the independence movement?

A little more than two weeks after the Catalan independence referendum, which plunged Spain into its worst political crisis in 40 years, the Madrid government is preparing to take the unprecedented step of suspending Catalonia’s regional autonomy and imposing direct rule. Why? Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, has repeatedly warned the Catalan More...

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By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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White men kill, brown men found guilty

By Ramzy Baroud I dread US airports. From the moment I enter until the moment I leave, I feel as if I am trapped by my own fears generated from countless experiences of racial profiling, prolonged interrogations More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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The American Kakistocracy

Written by Norm Ornstein. He is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, a contributing editor and columnist for National Journal, and a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Norm More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, October 12th, 2017
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: Feminist icon or femocrat?

By Adama Juldeh Munu As President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf leaves office, it is tempting to speak of her as an “international feminist icon”. Her power play is an ode to matrilineal politics which dominated the More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
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India is complicit in the Rohingya suffering

By Bela Bhatia The stance of the Indian government regarding the Rohingya crisis is a source of consternation, to put it mildly. The central government has decided that ethnic Rohingya who are already in India – More...

By Peoples Daily On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017
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Is India contributing to the Rohingya catastrophe?

India has a legal, ethical, and moral responsibility to help people escaping persecution. It is failing the Rohingya. In March 1959, the spiritual head of the Tibetans, the then 24-year-old Dalai Lama, with a rifle More...

By Peoples Daily On Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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Oromo struggle: Memories of an atrocity

By Awol K Allo Lying to the southeast of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa is Bishoftu, home to the Ethiopian Air Force and Lake Arsadii, the site of the Irreecha, the most important cultural festival for the more More...

By Peoples Daily On Friday, September 29th, 2017
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Engaging the prospects of China-Nigeria Cooperation

By Zhou Pingjian Every approaching year, especially on October 1st, our joy is shared and happiness doubled, be it in Abuja or in Beijing. On October 1st 1960, Nigeria achieved its independence. On October 1st 1949, More...

By Peoples Daily On Thursday, September 28th, 2017
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Locating the Rohingya in time and space

By Iftekhar Iqbal Clarifying on its nomenclature, the Annan Commission Report on the Rakhine (Arakan) State (pdf), notes that “In line with the request of the State Counsellor [Mrs Aung San Suu Kyi], the Commission More...

By Peoples Daily On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017
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How art can be a force for development in Africa

By Bolanle Austen-Peters If Africa is the cradle of civilisation, it is also the birthplace of artistic exploration: this continent produced the rhythms and call-and-response that continue to shape the contemporary More...