Prosecuting Race Provocateurs: Bolsonaro, Trump, and Others

 Leroy Skalstad @ Pixabay  L. Ali KhanL. Ali Khan In 2002, the U.N. established a Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent to “study the problems of racial discrimination faced by people of African descent living in the… Read More

Crimes against African Americans

The world has seen shocking videos of U.S, police officers, and private citizens perpetrating crimes against African Americans. Relentlessly, the socio-legal system brings about the death, imprisonment, torture, and degradation of African American men, women, boys, girls, households, and… Read More

Shut Down the Planet Every Year for Two Weeks

L. Ali Khan This planet belongs to all forms of life: plants, animals, birds, insects, humans, bacteria, and viruses. Humans have no inherent right to monopolize the earth to the exclusion of other life forms. Our theologies and our… Read More

Fighting Modi with a Poem

L. Ali Khan Some poems capture the tyranny of the time.  Sab Yaad Rakha Jaiga (All you do will be remembered), an Urdu/Hindi poem protesting the viciousness that the Modi Hindutva has unleashed in various parts of India is… Read More

The Revival of Non-Self

The 21st century is witnessing the revival of Non-Self, such as Herrenvolk and Hindutva, which assert a binary division of “Self” and “Non-Self.” Selfism advocates the exclusion of Non-Self, variously defined as immigrants, refugees, gypsies, indigenous people, minorities, or “others.”… Read More

Undoing Kashmir Autonomy is Unlawful

” This raises the question of whether the federal parliament can revoke the State constitution. There appears to be no such authority available under the India Constitution. ” L. Ali Khan @ Kashmir Watch In the first week of… Read More

Brexit Complicates UK-US Trade Relations

By Hans Mahncke There is some debate in the media about whether the UK’s Brexit proposal (“Chequers proposal”) is compatible with a proposed UK-US trade agreement. The UK says it is, while the US believes otherwise. On 29 March 2019,… Read More

Trump’s Demand for Trade Reciprocity

By Hans Mahncke One effect of the election of Donald Trump as President has been a renewed interest in international trade rules. The current trade regime has been in place for around 70 years, first in the form of… Read More

Comey’s Higher Loyalty to Law

Lawyers learn the art of writing persuasive briefs to win cases, even when their heart does not support the facts of the case or the governing law. Writing, deliberately dissociated from personal beliefs, is a mind game for lawyers…. Read More

Most Hateful States in America

This commentary questions a common belief among many Americans that Southern states are more racist and bigoted than Northern states and Western states. In a highly unscientific survey conducted on adults and children here, I discovered that most of… Read More