The American occupation was the death knell of the republican, modern, secular, nationalist Iraqi state, and a deliberate attempt to undermine all such solidarities by institutionalising perennial sectarian conflicts. Al Qaeda, and later the ISIS, filled the vacuum after U.S. occupiers summarily dismantled the whole of the Iraqi state. By AIJAZ AHMAD
The Intelligence Bureau’s report gets it all wrong in accusing the robust civil society and its NGOs of threatening national economic security. By RAMESH GOPALAKRISHNAN
“A SMALL group of activists and NGOs have at times succeeded in shaping policy debates in India. Apart from that, in some cases it is obs...
The timing and contents of the I.B. report naming select NGOs and individuals as working against the national interest exposes the Narendra Modi government’s pro-corporate plan to target organisations championing people’s causes that have not been taken up adequately by the political class. By VENKITESH RAMAKRISHNAN and T.K. RAJALAKSHMI
The history of interventions by NGOs across the country shows that while some of them have empowered sections of people bypassed by neoliberal policies, others have dubious intentions and are just another side of globalisation. Here are some instances.
Interview with S.P. Udayakumar, coordinator, People’s Movement Against Nuclear Energy. By T.S. SUBRAMANIAN