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Reliving the South African Struggle in London

March 27, 2013, 1:03 am

Thomas Wolfe wrote “You Can’t Go Home Again” years ago, and its core truth keeps popping up in my life even as I tend to retrace some of my life journeys, in an endless [...]

South Africa Is an Angry and Frustrated Nation

March 13, 2013, 12:13 am

These are not the best of times in South Africa. It seems clear that there is fear and loathing everywhere as the press is packed with fresh allegations of corruption, and a [...]

Malls Raise Consumer Debt for the ‘Sheeple’

March 7, 2013, 3:53 am

Consumerism is the driver of developed economies around the world, and the mall is the driver of consumerism. As consumers shop, shop, shop, they pile up more debt, which they [...]

DeWitt Clinton: Singing the Praises of Free Public Education

February 17, 2013, 6:00 am

The news dissector, Danny Schechter, remembers fondly his time at the Bronx’s DeWitt Clinton High School and tells of the battle to save the school and what it stands for.

The Middle Class Has Been Saved—Or Has It?

January 14, 2013, 12:51 am

Long live the middle class now that it has survived the fiscal cliff and been “saved.”

Looking Back at The News of 2012

January 8, 2013, 7:16 pm

This is the season for best of the year coverage in the news, which one can bet will miss out on some of the most important stories.

Finally, a Few Bankers Face Criminal Prosecutions for Conspiracy

December 27, 2012, 3:07 am

Four years after the financial crisis, prosecutors have finally discovered what critics have been alleging repeatedly: that big banks were crooks, engaging, among other [...]

NY Times Dragged Into BBC Sex Scandal

October 24, 2012, 5:07 pm

A popular host at the BBC allegedly abused more than 200 children, and a network executive killed a report about what the host had done.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: The Case of Standard Chartered Bank

August 23, 2012, 4:22 am

A U.K. bank settled without admitting wrongdoing after accusations were publicly made that it had laundered money for Iran—and after the bank lost $16 billion in value due [...]

The Games Of Summer: From Playing Fields to Battlefields

August 15, 2012, 5:36 pm

The Olympic Games were meant to be an alternative to war. But they encourage instead patriotism without reflection and, while they go on, the world’s conflicts continue [...]

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Asia Week NY Spring 2013