Eradicating Peace in Colombia

Evan King and Samantha Wherry On October 12, the Colombian government kicked off a pilot program of aerial fumigation of coca crops via drones in Antioquia. The initiative lasted 45 days and the drones only fumigated three to four hectares a day and had to be manually transported between sites, according to Luis Pérez Gutiérrez, Antioquia’s…

Canada Takes a Hostage: Free Meng Wanzhou

Christopher Black It is clear the US is pushing the battle line to our door … We can completely regard the US arrest of Meng Wanzhou as a declaration of war against China. So read an editorial in the Global Times of China on December 6, after Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of the Chinese…

Meng Wanzhou: Why Her Arrest Matters

Anish R M The detainment of Meng Wanzhou, the chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei, by Canadian authorities has threatened the 90-day “truce” and the ongoing negotiations between the United States and China over the prolonged trade dispute. Meng was detained on December 1 at the Vancouver airport while she was in transit. The arrest…

The Strange Case of The Guardian and Brazil

Brasil Wire “If The Guardian was what it purports to be, Brasil Wire wouldn’t need to exist”. The British Newspaper’s coverage serves as a case study of how perception of what happened in Brasil became so distorted internationally. The Guardian is of course the closest thing that the UK has to a mainstream progressive newspaper, and it had, until relatively…

All US Presidents, Living and Dead, Are War Criminals

Glen FordEspecially at state funerals, media and politicians pretend that US presidents are honorable men, instead of the mass murderers that all of them become in office. “The US has caused the deaths of 20 to 30 million people since World War Two, a level of carnage approaching that inflicted on Europe by Hitler.” The…

George H.W. Bush’s Grim Legacy in Haiti

Kim Ives Pres. Jean-Bertrand Aristide meets with Pres. George H.W. Bush at the White House on Oct. 4, 1991, four days after the Sep. 30 coup d’état in Haiti. Credit: Getty Photos. George Herbert Walker Bush, the United States’ 41st president from Jan. 20, 1989 to Jan. 20, 1993, died on Nov. 30 in Houston,…

New Cold War and Looming Threats

Jipson John and P. M. Jitheesh An interview with the acclaimed journalist, John Pilger John Pilger is one of the world’s acclaimed investigative journalists and documentary film-makers. He is a leading critic of the foreign policies of the United States and the United Kingdom, imperialism, war, racism, neoliberalism, atrocities against indigenous people and the corporatisation…

France: One Must Not Abandon the Streets to Fascist Forces

Paulo Correia µ – φ = fascism : This is the big capital formula, applied in France, the country of the people that found a way to take the Bastille, write the Declaration of Human and Civil Rights – 1789 – and whose motto is « Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité » (“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”). Emmanuel Micron (µ – the…

The Coup Within the Coup: 50 Years After the Darkest Days of Brazil’s Dictatorship

Andre Pagliarini Dec 13 marks the 50th anniversary of the deadliest act issued under Brazil’s military dictatorship (1964-1985). With fewer than three weeks until Jair Bolsonaro’s inauguration, it is more urgent than ever that Brazilian society reckons with its authoritarian past. Brazilians protest outside of the National Congress in 1983, demanding the re-establishment of direct…