International issues

The United States Tries to Take Advantage of the Price Cubans Are Paying for the Blockade and the Pandemic

Cuba, like every other country on the planet, is struggling with the impact of COVID-19. This small island of 11 million people has created five vaccine candidates and sent its medical workers through the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade to…

Southern African Leaders Discuss Regional Economic Integration

Regional integration, security, macroeconomic stability and others formed the major issues discussed when Southern African leaders gathered late June in Maputo, Mozambique. By Kester Kenn Klomegah They were in the country for the extraordinary summit of Heads of State and…

‘Nature and Physics Will Not Fall for It’: Greta Thunberg Rips Into Climate Theatrics of World Leaders

“Let’s be clear—what you are doing is not about climate action or responding to an emergency. It never was.” In the wake of the latest failure by the G7 nations to take meaningful steps to combat the climate emergency and record-breaking heatwaves on multiple continents, Swedish…

“Stop denying racism, start dismantling it” UN High Commissioner for Human Rights says

Michelle Bachelet on Monday, June 28 2021 issued an urgent call for States to adopt a “transformative agenda” to uproot systemic racism, as she published a report casting a spotlight on the litany of violations of economic, social, cultural, civil…

IHP on International Refugee Day: “Bridges not walls”.

Refugees and displaced persons are neither pariahs nor illegals Today is the day that the UN has set since 2001, to make the situation of refugees and displaced persons in the world especially visible. The date was set in commemoration…

Antonio Carvallo’s Interview for Pressenza

Antonio Carvallo’s interview done for the opening of Pressenza’s International meeting in June 2021. The discussion was conducted by Nelsy Lizarazo and translated simultaneously in 6 languages. Nelsy Lizarazo is a co-director at Pressenza and Colombian, living in Quito, Ecuador.…

Biden in Europe: To Contain China, Restructuring the Global Disorder

President Biden’s European sojourn has been a signal effort to restructure the global disorder to reinforce U.S. hegemony and to contain and manage China’s rise. Not limited to NATO’s new 2030 doctrine which reinforces U.S. Indo-Pacific military dominance with European…

To Save Planet, Solve Twin Crises of Climate Change and Species Loss Together, Say UN Scientists

Some climate solutions can actually harm biodiversity. But there are synergistic solutions that can tackle both issues. By Reynard Loki The natural world is undergoing two enormous crises that are currently threatening the natural world: climate change and biodiversity loss.…

On Climate and Covid-19 Emergencies, G7 Judged a ‘Colossal Failure’ for All the World to See

“Never in the history of the G7 has there been a bigger gap between their actions and the needs of the world. In the face of these challenges the G7 have chosen to cook the books on vaccines and continue…

Vague Alternatives and G7 Summitry: The Build Back Better World Initiative

Summits often feature grand statements and needless fripperies. In Cornwall, the leaders of the G7 countries were trying to position and promote their relevance as the vanguard of democratic good sense and values. They, the message went, remained relevant, valuable…

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