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12.10.2019

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Goodbye Columbus, Hello Indigenous Peoples Day

Indigenous Peoples Day is increasingly being celebrated across the U.S. in place of Christopher Columbus Day, as the myth of Columbus as beneficent discoverer is debunked and as the critical role of indigenous people in protecting the planet becomes more recognized. Indigenous defenders of Mother Earth are often at the… »

09.09.2019

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

“Staggering” Death Toll Feared in Bahamas as Thousands Remain Missing After Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian lashes North Carolina and continues its path north, the death toll in the Bahamas has risen to 30 people. The actual number is expected to be far higher, with hundreds, if not thousands, still missing in the island nation. We speak to Susan Mangicaro, senior adviser for… »

02.09.2019

The the Latin American Right is burning

The the Latin American Right is burning

by Javier Tolcachier* The flames in the Amazon synthesize the picture of the current political situation in Latin America. According to a recent bulletin from the Tricontinental Institute of Social Research, this year there have been 40,341 fires in the Amazon, the highest number since 2010. There… »

22.08.2019

Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Defense Committee Calls on Trump Administration to Drop All Charges Against Defenders

Venezuelan Embassy Protectors Defense Committee Calls on Trump Administration to Drop All Charges Against Defenders

Embassy Protectors Defense Committee IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, 2019 PRESS CONTACT: +1 856 219-0203 admin@defendembassyprotectors.org The newly formed Embassy Protectors Defense Committee created in response to the arrest and bogus charges leveled by the Trump Administration against the last four remaining activists of the Embassy Protective Collective that occupied the Venezuela Embassy for 37 days, has launched an international… »

16.08.2019

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

By Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in… »

14.08.2019

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

The World Is Uniting For International Law, Against US Empire

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flower “We oppose the extraterritorial application of unilateral measures.“ That is not Cuba, Nicaragua, Iran, Russia, or China talking about the most recent unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States against Venezuela, i.e. economic sanctions that have become an economic blockade, but the… »

01.08.2019

ICAN welcomes St Vincent and the Grenadines’ ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

ICAN welcomes St Vincent and the Grenadines’ ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), Nobel Peace Laureate 2017, congratulates Saint Vincent and the Grenadines on its ratification of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons on 31 July 2019. This reflects the Caribbean nation’s longstanding commitment to a nuclear-weapon-free world. Saint Vincent and the… »

28.07.2019

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Pa’lante Puerto Rico, Pa’lante

Just before midnight on Wednesday, Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced in a pre-recorded video message that he would resign, effective Friday, August 2nd. This capped close to two weeks of non-stop protests. In Old San Juan, cries of “¡Ricky Renuncia!” had been ringing out alongside the traditional refrain, “¡Pa’lante!”… »

13.07.2019

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Ousted Honduran President Zelaya: The 2009 U.S.-Backed Coup Helped Cause Today’s Migrant Crisis

Since the 2009 U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras, extreme poverty and violence has skyrocketed in the country, forcing tens of thousands of Hondurans to flee to the U.S. with the hope of receiving political asylum. We speak with ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya in the capital of Tegucigalpa about the… »

26.06.2019

A green and just transition requires democratized public banks – Costa Rica style

A green and just transition requires democratized public banks – Costa Rica style

Public banks have far greater financial capacity than we think. We need to harness it for the good of people and planet. Thomas Marois for openDemocracy Public banks are resurgent, triggered by the failure of private finance to meaningfully confront the green transformation. But will resurgent public banks… »

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