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US Reimposes Illegal and Inhumane Oil Sanctions on Venezuela: The New York Times Runs Cover

A minute after midnight on April 18, the US reimposed coercive economic measures designed to cripple Venezuela’s oil industry. Later that day, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved a new sanctions bill on Nicaragua. Meanwhile, Cuba protested the US’s…

Chronicle of a euthanasia foretold

The press of the civilized world, with its usual “humanity”, tells the story of a young Dutch woman, Zoraya ter Beeke, who will die in May this year, “fulfilling her right to a dignified death”, when she will be euthanized,…

Transformative Education in Latin America and the Caribbean: Horizons and Practices for Social Justice

Between 22 and 26 April, students, teachers, activists and authorities defending the human right to education will gather and mobilize in more than one hundred countries around the world for the Global Action Week for Education 2024 (SAME 2024). Under…

EcoWaste Coalition Steps Up Campaign with its Discovery of More Cosmetics Tainted with Mercury

21 April 2024, Quezon City.  On the eve of Earth Day 2024, the toxics watchdog group EcoWaste Coalition drew attention to skin-lightening products laced with mercury, a highly toxic chemical that can adversely affect human health, wildlife, and the environment.…

The United States in Ukraine and Gaza: double standards, really?

Should not the silence of the West in the face of the genocide currently underway in Gaza prompt skepticism about the loud cries of moral indignation of this same West in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine? Some people…

Rejecting the Facade: Unveiling the Ecological Toll of War and Genocide

As Earth Day approaches, prepare for the annual spectacle of U.S. lawmakers donning their environmentalist hats, waxing poetic about their love for the planet while disregarding the devastation their actions wreak. The harsh reality is that alongside their hollow pledges…

Veterans to Biden U.S. Law Says No Weapons to Nations With Bombs if They’ve Not Signed the Non-Proliferation Treaty

In a letter today to President Biden and top members of his administration, Veterans For Peace cited existing federal law that gives the President “…no discretion whatsoever to allow any military assistance of any form to be delivered to Israel,” based on…

Columbia Protests Continue a Day After NYPD Arrests 100+, Dismantles Gaza Solidarity Encampment

Here in New York, riot police moved in on a peaceful student protest encampment, arresting at least 108 people. Columbia University President Minouche Shafik called the NYPD to clear the Gaza Solidarity Encampment on the campus’s South Lawn, where Columbia and Barnard…

Court Drops Charges Against All Defendants in Iuventa Trial

Today, the court has delivered its landmark decision, clearing all defendants following a seven-year odyssey. This case stands as the longest, most expensive, and most extensive proceedings against SAR NGOs, including two years of preliminary hearing with over 40 hearings.…

Polling Begins in India: 969 Million Voters to Participate in 7 Phases of the National Elections

Guwahati: The biggest electoral show on Earth begins in India as polling starts at 7 am (19 April 2024). 969 million eligible voters will exercise their franchise through the electronic voting machines (EVM) to elect 543 members to the 18th…

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