Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and director of International Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn. His most recent book, “The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World,” won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize for 2009.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:00pm
On America's Less Bad Choices in Syria
Frontlines blur in Syria, with guns pointed in many directions. US missiles muddy the landscape further. Initially, the United States had pledged to bomb the established positions of the Islamic State (IS, formerly known as ISIS): an empty building in Raqqa and convoys of US material stolen from...
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014 - 1:30pm
Why US Airstrikes Won't Defeat ISIS (VIDEO)
In this interview with the Real News Network, Scholar, journalist, and activist Vijay Prashad discusses the folly of the U.S. bid to bomb ISIS and arm its foes for "humanitarian" purposes. "I do hope that in future, people in the United States [who] get so excited about military intervention will...
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 - 1:08pm
Scarlett Johansson is Right – the Face of SodaStream Doesn't Fit With Oxfam
Global charities seek global ambassadors to help them raise the profile of their work. Simply doing their best to stem the tide of suffering is not enough to gain potential donors' attention.
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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 12:22pm
India’s Cowardly Display of Servility in Snowden Affair
New Delhi’s undignified response to revelations that the U.S. spied on it is in sharp contrast to its stand on the same issue in the 1950s
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Sunday, April 28, 2013 - 8:47am
Made in Bangladesh: The Terror of Capitalism
On Wednesday, April 24, a day after Bangladeshi authorities asked the owners to evacuate their garment factory that employed almost three thousand workers, the building collapsed.
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 6:57am
The Myth of Large Numbers
Since the 1990s, the West has justified its military interventions on liberal grounds — to remove noxious leaders who oppress their people or who have begun to conduct policies that appear genocidal. Buoyed by the intervention in Yugoslavia and chagrined by the massacres in Rwanda, the West pushed the United Nations to adopt a policy in 2005 known as Responsibility to Protect (R2P). If the U.N. establishes that genocide is impending, it is mandated to ask its member states to act to protect civilians from such harm.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 - 2:08pm
Why NATO is Bad for the World
The upcoming NATO summit in Chicago will see a lot of protests, as it should. Once constrained to the defense of Europe, NATO has now put itself forward as the world’s policeman. It has fought wars in North Africa and Central Asia, and it has placed weapon systems or troops in areas that threaten Russia and China.
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