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Nancy Hollander

Lawyer brings pieces of history back to Vietnam

American lawyer Nancy Hollander recently handed 450 documents, photographs and other memorabilia concerning the first meeting between the Vietnamese Women’s Union and the U.S. Women Strike for Peace Organisation in Jakarta in 1965, to the Vietnamese Women’s Museum.

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Robotics and youth unemployment in China (cc Photo: CNBC.com)

China has an unemployment problem

Strikingly few discussions of China’s declining growth trajectory include mention of the country’s unemployment rate. Unfortunately, this official rate is worthless as an indicator of the China’s labor market conditions. In reality, China likely has a serious and growing unemployment problem.

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Image of Chinese military courtesy of Greg Walters:Flickr.

War with China?

Perhaps the greatest victim of this ongoing conflict will be planet Earth itself and all the creatures, humans included, who inhabit it. As the world’s top two emitters of climate-altering greenhouse gases, the U.S. and China must work together to halt global warming or all of us are doomed to a hellish future.

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10 Books Banned in American Prisons Bustle

AGO proposes nationwide raids on books containing ’banned ideas’

Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo is proposing that massive raids be carried out to hunt down books which contain communist teachings and banned ideologies. The proposal was made after the seizure of hundreds of books around the country allegedly containing “banned ideas”. — Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta “I’m proposing that if possible, yes massive raids be carried […]

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An Assessment (Part 1)

Karl Marx on India: An assessment (Part I)

In a Delhi bookshop this October, I came across Karl Marx on India. Edited by Iqbal Husain, former Professor of History at Aligarh Muslim University, and published under the aegis of Aligarh Historians Society by Tulika Books in 2006, the book attracted me too because it contained a long Introduction by the eminent Aligarh historian, Professor […]

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Why Gandhi and Marx are more relevant now than ever before

Legacies crucial for the commons

The 150th birth anniversary year of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and the 200th birth anniversary of Karl Marx went by this year. Such anniversaries can become occasions of tokenism—for instance, the Indian government has set up a committee with more than 100 members to coordinate celebrations of Gandhi’s anniversary, crammed with political bigwigs from various parties, […]

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The year of 2018 marked 200 years of Karl Marx’s birth anniversary.

Young readers of Marx: BICENTENARY OF MARX’S BIRTH

The year of 2018 marked 200 years of Karl Marx’s birth anniversary. On this occasion, teachers and students of the department of English and Humanities at University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh organised a two-day international conference showcasing the ways young scholars have engaged with Marx’s body of work. Nasir Uz Zaman reports from the event.

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