Human Rights from an Indigenous Perspective

Ollantay Itzamná Process and vision of the Peace Accords. Paula Nicho In indigenous philosophies, the human being is an integral part of the fabric of Life. He/she is neither the center nor the measure of reality. Much less the purpose. In 1948, Western civilization, astonished by its self-destructive capacity in the wake of its world…

Anti-Chavismo in “Civil War” Mode: Outlook for 2020

Although it is already a systematic pattern that the opposition’s leading layer cannibalizes itself when the coup’s agenda fails, this time, both because of the nature of its internal conflict and its scope, the wall of cross accusations may lead to a new configuration of the political map for the year 2020, thereby compromising the…

Venezuela’s Civilian Militia Surpasses Target, Reaches 3.3 Million Members

Paul Dobson Militiamen and women were out in force on Sunday to commemorate the seventh anniversary of Hugo Chavez’ last public speech. (VTV) Venezuela’s Bolivarian Militia has grown to 3.3 million men and women, surpassing the target for 2019. The body is due to be legally incorporated into the Armed Forces as a “combat unit.”…

Quarantine (VI): On the Socialist Art of Governance

Reinaldo Iturriza López To Govern Socially When, in June 2010 (1), I first made use of the concept of governmentality, I did so in order to pose a question that seemed crucial and urgent at the time: what does it mean to govern socially? At that time I identified at least three situations: On the…

Black Alliance for Peace: It’s Good That NATO is in Disarray

Although Democrats and militarists bemoan President Trump’s tattered relations with other NATO heads of state, Black Alliance for Peace national organizer Ajamu Baraka says the disarray in the western alliance is a “good thing.” NATO “now serves as a deployment force in every part of the world to extend and expand and deepen” the alliances…

Sudan Withdraws 10,000 Troops from Yemen

Peoples Dispatch Prime minister Abdallah Hamdok announced the withdrawal of the Sudanese soldiers on December 8. The prime minister of the transitional government of Sudan, Abdallah Hamdok, announced on December 8, Sunday, that the country has withdrawn two-thirds of its forces from Yemen. According to him, 10,000 of the 15,000 Sudanese soldiers deployed in Yemen…

Stella Calloni: “We are Under a Counterinsurgency War”

Lautaro Ortiz “In Bolivia there is no longer any security to hold free elections,” says Calloni. Image Daphne Gentinetta The writer and journalist, author of this essential research, analyzes the situation in Bolivia, in the context of the interference of the United States in the region. The civic, police and military coup d’état perpetrated last…

Six Months After Khartoum Massacre, Justice Remains Elusive

Pavan Kulkarni Thousands of protesters demanded that the Khartoum massacre of December 3 be treated as a crime against humanity. December 3 marked six months since the horrific massacre of Khartoum in Sudan in which over 120 protesters were brutally killed by a militia associated with the ruling junta. A transitional government is now in…