International issues

UN Nuclear Review: A Prime Time to Stop the New Arms Race

The real solution to the threat of nuclear war is in plain sight, but still the powerful weapons makers and war profiteers refuse to yield. By Marcy Winograd and Medea Benjamin In the run-up to August’s United Nation’s 10th Annual Review of…

UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right

With 161 votes in favour, and eight abstentions*, the UN General Assembly adopted a historic resolution on Thursday, declaring access to a clean, healthy and sustainable environment, a universal human right. The resolution, based on a similar text adopted last…

Negotiating Peace With Monsters

The two sides in the war in Ukraine have negotiated a deal to at least reduce the starvation in Africa and elsewhere that may result from the war, by agreeing to a means of exporting some grain. By David Swanson,…

The fall of the other half of the world

On 9 November 1989 the world was shaken. With the Berlin Wall, the curtain fell on the Soviet experience and the bloc of nations in Eastern Europe that had cultivated, with light and shadow, a centralist socialism was unravelling. On…

Interview with Roberto Savio

The Italian-Argentine journalist, director of the OtherNews agency, is a reference in international news studies. By Sebastián Do Rosario and Federico Larsen For years, Russia’s relations with the European Union and the United States have been one of the main…

Europe’s ‘Cycling Revolution’: The Forthcoming Joint Cycling Declaration

Cycling advocacy groups have this month been praising impending developments in inter-institutional European frameworks centred on the creation of a homogenous European cycling plan. Speaking recently at the 2022 Cycling Summit in Copenhagen, Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European…

Bioprospecting and Sustainable Development

On June 30th, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) published a report, titled ‘The New Gold Rush: Bioprospecting,” which elucidates the benefits of bioprospecting for sustainable economic development for underdeveloped countries. Bioprospecting is the exploration of biodiversity for animal and…

Bangladesh: Rohingya refugees held peaceful rallies ‘Go Home’ campaign, marking World Refugee Day

On June 20, 2002, thousands of Rohingya refugees held peaceful rallies in Bangladesh, demanding repatriation to Myanmar with safety, dignity and security. The demonstrations were staged under the banner “Let’s go home.” Refugees among 23 crowded camps in Bangladesh’s southeastern…

“Espinar cannot wait”: the voices of the people affected

Nearly 40 years of mining activity in Espinar, Cusco, has had a serious impact on the native populations (K’ana population) living near the mine, such as the loss of their territories and the loss of their customs and traditions. The…

The Pink Tide Surges in Latin America

While the political balance between progressive and reactionary states south of the Rio Grande continues to tip to the left, even the corporate press pronounced Biden’s June Summit of the Americas meeting in Los Angeles a flop. Most recently, Colombia…

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