The US Response to the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis: Seize and Privatize

Andrés Arauz On August 10, more than 70 economists, including Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz, former economy minister for Argentina Martín Guzmán, and myself, sent a letter to President Biden with a simple ask: return Afghanistan’s central bank assets, deposited at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, to Afghanistan’s central bank, Da Afghanistan Bank (DAB). In the…

This Odious Global System

Paul Cudenec Throughout my adult life I have tended to describe the thing to which I am primarily opposed as “capitalism”. Over the last couple of years, however, I have started to wonder whether this is quite the right word. Not only does it hinder communication with people used to different political terminologies, but it…

United Nations: Democracy and Terrorism

Stephen Sefton This week sees the opening of the seventy seventh session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in the most conflict ridden international environment since World War II. In effect, NATO is attacking the Russian Federation in Ukraine and the United States is provoking China over Taiwan. Many people are concerned…

How the US is Using the Azeri-Armenian Conflict to “Extend” Russia

Many have noted the suspicious and very convenient timing regarding Azerbaijan-Armenia hostilities which serve as an additional distraction for Russia amid its special military operation in Ukraine and its ongoing operations in Syria. In addition to a recent visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Armenia, anti-CSTO protests promoted by US government-funded media organizations…

Mali vs. Ivory Coast: When Dignity Must Confront Pro-Western Outsourcing

Mikhail Gamandiy-Egorov The current crisis between Bamako and Abidjan goes beyond the strictly West African regional framework. It is in fact and above all a confrontation between two diametrically opposed visions. The first is based on national sovereignty and pan-African values, while the second remains in a position of subcontracting in favor of Western neo-colonialism….

Canada: Violence Against Indigenous Women Grows Amid ‘Apathy and Injustice’

Tanupriya Singh Indigenous women in Canada protesting (Image via: Red Women Rising) Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism. Violence against Indigenous women is “escalating like never before,” the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) has warned. A series of tragedies have rocked the city of Vancouver…

What Would the Elites Be Without Those Masses Who Shoot Themselves?

Clodovaldo Hernandez If the life of contemporary societies were a little more rational, more mathematical, the anti-popular elites would have serious difficulties in staying in government and imposing their policies for the simple reason that they are increasingly a minority, and the dissatisfied masses (who are increasingly day they are more nourished) would throw them…

Russia and Europe: War of Sanctions and Energy Resources

Yoselina Guevara L. According to press agencies, Russia will not fully resume its gas supplies to Europe until the West lifts sanctions against Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov has stated. He also referred to the specific case of maintenance work on the Nord Stream 1 gas pipeline noting “we cannot say whether repair work will…

US Military and Biological Activities in the Asian Region

Vladimir Platov In recent months, the media of various states have begun publishing more and more revelations about Washington’s aggressive policies, especially in the development and testing of bioweapons, which are banned by international conventions and humanitarian law. Frankly speaking, the fact that the United States is using such weapons of mass destruction raises no…

While U.S. Leaders Moralize About Alleged Human Rights Abuses in Russia and China to Justify Proxy Wars, Prisoners in the U.S. Routinely Suffer from Inhumane Treatment

Lauren Smith [Source: cartoon-pop.blogspot.com] A Miami Prisoner is Among Those Who Believe That U.S. Prison Authorities Are Trying to Kill Them While U.S. leaders denounce Russia and China, and other official enemies for alleged human rights violations daily, they are silent about the massive human rights abuses that occur routinely in the U.S. prison system—the largest…

How Canada Created the R2P Doctrine, with Myanmar as its Next Potential Victim

Daniel Xie Opposition supporters demand the implementation of the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine in Myanmar. (Credit: Twitter) On September 21, 2021, Myanmar’s National Unity Government (NUG), a government-in-exile formed by supporters of former state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi declared a “people’s defensive war” against the Tatmadaw (another name for the armed forces of Myanmar)….