Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal

Amitabh Pal is managing editor of The Progressive. He has interviewed the Dalai Lama, Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter and John Kenneth Galbraith for the magazine.

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Tuesday, March 05, 2013
John Kerry Continues Tradition of Appeasing Saudis
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Saturday, February 16, 2013
US Still Acquiescing in Bahraini Crackdown
Two years ago this week, the Bahraini monarchy started cracking down on its people. It’s still at it, with the complicity of the Obama Administration.
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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
John Kerry’s Conventional Mindset
As his recent confirmation hearing showed, John Kerry won’t think outside the box when he is the Secretary of State.
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Friday, January 04, 2013
Al Jazeera Purchase of Current TV an Attempt to Overcome Bias
It’s early in the new year, but the media landscape has already shifted with the news that Al Jazeera is purchasing Al Gore’s Current TV. “Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current,” reports the New York Times. What is the motivation?
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Friday, December 07, 2012
Senate Rejection of Disabilities Treaty Shows GOP Descent Into Irrationality
The Republican Party is fast losing touch with reality.
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Friday, November 02, 2012
Romney's Extremist Foreign Policy
Which Mitt Romney will we see on foreign policy, if he’s elected? The slightly right of center cautious international consensus builder? Or the reckless neocon sock puppet? These questions have been nagging me for the past couple of months, but I think I’ve found the answer.
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Friday, July 13, 2012
Hillary Clinton Should Have US Sign Cluster Bomb Treaty
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was confronted by a dramatic legacy of U.S. warmaking during her recent visit to Laos.
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Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Japanese Government Refuses to Listen to Its People
The Japanese government has defied the will of its people. In the face of stiff opposition, it has resumed its reliance on nuclear power, ending a two-month period when the country had rid itself of that source. The Japanese public hasn’t been too happy.
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Friday, April 27, 2012
Austerity is Killing Europe
The austerity fetish of those making economic decisions is killing Europe’s economy. The last few days have provided further proof. “Spain officially slipped back into recession for the second time in three years Monday, after following the German remedy of deep retrenchment in public outlays, joining Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic,” the New York Times reported this week.
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Friday, March 30, 2012
Iraqi Immigrant’s Killing in California Horrifying
An Iraqi immigrant woman’s recent murder in California is a warning of the dangers of Islamophobia. Although no one has yet been charged with the killing of Shaima Alawadi last week, the initial clues reveal that it was a hate crime.
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