In this piece Mubashar Hasan shares the summary of his recently published scholarly article titled ‘Sport as a critique of politics: Everest climbing, nationalism and the failure of politics in Bangladesh.’ Mubashar argues that in Bangladesh, Everest climbing has political significance as these mountaineers use their public platform to criticise national politics. Even hoisting the flag at the top of the world (after risking own lives) can be used as a way to express dissatisfaction over the country’s politics.
Russia and NATO are on a collision course and de-esclation is required to prevent greater hostility, Vladimir Pejovic writes.
“It is as though a human mind was extinguished for performing its noblest function”. A sobering collation of thoughts, feelings and wishes in the wake of a chilling and brutal murder of a philosopher, advocate, blogger, free-thinker and US national – Dr. Avijit Roy. Alochonaa.com condemns such attacks and advocates free speech, tolerance and inclusion in all its forms.
Australia’s Human Rights Commission recently weighed into the debate about censorship and images of the Prophet Muhammad. It’s position is deeply troubling, hypocritical, completely arbitrary and legitimizes radical positions whilst normalizing obedience to randomly chosen religious edicts.
With the latest outbreak of terrorist attacks around the world, especially the violent assault on Charlie Hebdo in France, it is both timely and important to revisit a broader set of intellectual debates sparked by al-Qaeda’s attack on America on September 11, 2001, our Editor for American Foreign Policy, Dr. Danny Cooper explains….
The development of new technologies and modes of production have always facilitated changes in political systems. Today, on the back of developments in cyberspace, a new class of global citizenship is emerging which will help reshape the present political system across the developed and developing world. This is the first of the four-part series written by Dr. Jon Kofas.