Marielle, Jair and Militias: A Web of Facts Exposing the President’s Underworld

Igor Carvalho Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes were shot dead on march 14th 2018 – Mario Vasconcellos/Câmara Municipal do Rio de Janeiro/AFP Two years after the councilwoman’s death, the investigation lays bare Bolsonaro’s relationship to criminals This Saturday (14), the murder of councilwoman Marielle Franco and her driver,…

Increasing Peril for Latin America’s Activists and Indigenous Leaders

Ramona Wadi Indigenous people, environmental and human rights activists remain at risk of assassination in Latin America. In Nicaragua, 6 indigenous people were killed by settlers as the struggle over land continues. The indigenous communities have complained of government inaction over the settlers’ seizing of land and violence, expressing fear of extermination. Meanwhile within a…

Colombia: ‘Plan to Exterminate Former Guerrillas is Underway’

In Colombia, “peace is killed every time a social leader or a former guerrilla dies,” ex-President Samper warns. Colombia’s Common Revolutionary Alternative Force (FARC) Thursday denounced the execution of an extermination plan against former guerrilla fighters who are settled in the Ituango Municipality, in Antioquia. The humanitarian situation is particularly serious in the Santa Lucia…

Colombia: 20 Social Leaders Assassinated in the First 20 Days of 2020

Fernán Medrano According to the Irish NGO Front Line Defenders, Colombia was the country where most social leaders were killed in 2019 and is the country with the most internal displacement, a record that has been set for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2019. Consequently, the bloodbath of social leaders that concluded the year…

Colombia: Stories of Pain and Resistance

Zoe PC The sign read “Not one more killed”. Photo: Semana The Colombian tragedy continues without an end in sight. The last two weeks have seen a worrying surge in assassinations of social leaders, human rights defenders and ex-combatants. 19 such leaders have been assassinated since the turn of the decade. The demand by organizations…

US War of Terror Continues: Assassinating Iran’s Top Anti-ISIS General

Tony Cartalucci The US has eagerly taken credit for the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani amid a series of military strikes carried out by US forces across Syria and Iraq. The assassination was shortly followed by Iranian missile strikes aimed at US bases in Iraq. The BBC in its article, “Qasem Soleimani: Strike was to…

Beware Imperialist Gaslighting: Assassination is Not Legal

Mark P. Fancher The U.S. government has been in the business of killing foreign leaders for a long time – but it’s still a crime. “Trump has boasted of the Soleimani assassination and the corporate media has been his biggest cheerleader.” Although analysts will endlessly debate the legality of the recent assassination of Iran’s Qasem…

US Assassinates Iranian General Qassem Soleimani

Peoples Dispatch Major general Qassem Soleimani was in the forefront of the fight against the Islamic State. In what seems like a deliberate attempt to escalate tension in the region, the US assassinated major general Qassem Soleimani, commander of the al-Quds force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps on January 3, Friday. Soleimani, as well…

Colombia: Six Social Leaders Assassinated in the Past Week

Peoples Dispatch Lucy Villareal, a 32-year-old mother, artist and activist was assassinated on December 23 in Tumaco, Nariño. Photo: Indoameranto The humanitarian tragedy in Colombia continues. In the past five days, too many families and communities have been shaken by the loss of loved ones who were targeted because of their commitment to fighting for…

Venezuela: “We Must Always Be Against Class-Related Police Violence”

Reinaldo Iturriza López Interview with Ciudad CCSWhat do you think about this left-wing campaign against class-based police violence, and why did the Surgentes collective use Chávez’s name in a hashtag? In the first place, I think that it is a timely and strategic campaign, in the sense that we, as a matter of principle, should…