The vague, almost boundless, scope of the ‘unlawful offences” and“terrorist acts” permitted under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act allows for thought crimes to be punished, says Abhinav Sekhri in Article 14. This means thatthe act of which a person has been accused is much less significant than the intentions imputed to that person.
Over the last 15 years, the government and Central regulatory agencies have systematically made the transition from being external facilitators to becoming decision-makers within institutions of higher education. Mahesh Gopalan argues in The Hindu that it is time the education institutions stood up against this.
In Karachi, violence seems to be the quickest route to a better life. Last week’s investigative reports in the media into three high-profile criminal cases are the latest example, says Arifa Noor in Dawn.
The secretive titan behind one of America’s largest poultry companies, who is also one of President’s top donors, is ruthlessly leveraging the coronavirus crisis – and his vast fortune – to strip workers of protections. Jane Mayer reports in New Yorker on how Donald Trump is helping tycoons exploit the pandemic.
The American media to claim that believes that Donald Trump is the worst president their country could have to lead them through the Covid-19 pandemic. But Brazilians feel Jair Bolsanro beats Trump by a big margin and this view has become a rage on social media in the country. A Brazilian YouTuber explains why.
Creating a vibrant Left ecosystem doesn’t just mean building stronger labour and tenant unions – it means building cultural institutions that value democracy over privatisation and embed themselves in everyday working-class life, argues William Harris in Jacobin.
Lockets simultaneously display and hide. But does squirreling our love and grief away in a piece of jewelry keep the memories and emotions present for us, or minimize them? Katty Kelleher explores in Longreads.