Despicable Musharraf Plays “Blame the Victim”

In a stunning statement that echoes the antiquated notion of blaming women for being raped depending upon how they are dressed, Pakistan’s head of the oligarchical ruling party, Pervez Musharraf, claims “only” Benazir Bhutto is to blame for hear violent assasination.   Here’s...

Pakistan Update: “This Grotesque Feudal Charade”

The Election Commission has postponed general elections, originally scheduled for January the 8th. Elections are now scheduled to be held on February the 18th, much to the chagrin of opposition leaders: “It is risky,” said one Western diplomat, who would speak only anonymously, following diplomatic...

PPP Opts For “Dynasty-Based” Succession; Bilawal, Zardari To Lead Party

Benazir Bhutto’s widower, Asif Ali Zardari, has been named as her successor to the Pakistan People’s Party leadership; Zardari subsequently appointed their 19 year old son, Bilawal, as party chairperson. According to Bloomberg, Zardai and Bilawal will run the party as “co-chairpersons”, with BBC News...

Benazir Bhutto’s Son To Be Named New PPP Leader: TIME

TIME reports that Benazir Bhutto’s son will likely be named on Sunday as new Pakistan People’s Party leader: A senior official of Benazir Bhutto’s Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) told TIME late Saturday that the slain former prime minister’s 19-year-old son, Bilawal, will likely...

Democracy Murdered in Pakistan

As everyone knows by now, Benazir Bhutto was tragically assasinated in Pakistan today.  Despite the efforts of Pervez Musharaff and his ruling party to game the upcoming January election, Bhutto stood an excellent chance of winning any fair count of the vote. The American right is desperately spinning to...

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