Uyghur Tribunal: US Lawfare at its Lowest

Brian Berletic The so-called “Uyghur Tribunal” is promoted across the Western media as an “independent” tribunal. AP claims that it seeks to lay out evidence that will “compel international action to tackle growing concerns about alleged abuses in Xinjiang.” The tribunal – having no legal basis or enforcement mechanism – will clearly be used to help bolster…

Nicaragua’s Rainforest and Indigenous Peoples: A Story of Falsehood, Lies and US-based Political Campaigns

John Perry Indigenous peoples and the rainforests that many inhabit are under threat. Everyone knows it. In Latin America especially, international NGOs like Global Witness and Frontline Defenders tell a story which seems self-evidently true: outsiders are exploiting natural resources, governments are indifferent or actively complicit, Indigenous people defend the forests and in return face…

How the US Government Stokes Racial Tensions in Cuba and Around the World

Alan Macleod HAVANA — “A Black uprising is shaking Cuba’s Communist regime,” read The Washington Post’s headline on the recent unrest on the Caribbean island. “Afro-Cubans Come Out In Droves To Protest Government,” wrote NPR. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal went with “Cuba’s Black Communities Bear the Brunt of Regime’s Crackdown” as a title. These were examples of a slew of coverage in the…

Zambian Election Could Be Turning Point in Supercharging World’s Transition to Clean Energy—But May Destroy the Zambian People

Jeremy Kuzmarov Residents go about their daily routine with the pollution caused by the Mopani copper mines in the background. [Source: trendsnafrica.com] As Zambia’s huge copper deposits—a key component in clean energy electric vehicles and batteries—make the country richer and richer, its people are poised to become poorer and poorer as their new millionaire president…

Once Again, the Vultures Circle Haiti

Jemima Pierre White vultures playing volleyball during a crisis in Haiti Another earthquake in Haiti provides another opportunity for the NGO community, the Haitian oligarchy, and foreign imperialists to consolidate their profits and power. During a visit to Haiti in early April, 2010, I traveled with a friend to the Club Indigo Hotel. Club Indigo…

Earthquake Devastates Haiti: Canada Shouldn’t Make it Worse

Yves Engler With “friends” like Canada, Haiti is in deep trouble. Justin Trudeau’s statement that this country was “standing ready” to assist after a massive earthquake rocked the western part of Haiti yesterday is not reassuring. Over the past two decades Canada has done too much to undermine Haitian sovereignty, democracy and living standards to…

The Anatomy of US Interventionism in Bolivia & Latin America

Kawsachun NewsKawsachun News spoke exclusively to Juan Ramon Quintana, former Minister of the Presidency under Evo Morales, which is Bolivia’s equivalent to the role of a Prime Minister under a President. This is a role of strategic importance for the state, so to hold this role, Juan Ramon Quintana was and remains one of Evo’s…

How the NED, Open Society Foundations and NATO Collectively Fund Institutions Driving Development of Canadian Political Thought

Aidan Jonah People think that Canadian public discourse is mostly by Canadians, about Canadian priorities. But the amount of direct influence from abroad is staggering. Organizations that represent global neo-liberalism, from NATO to the NED, to those sponsored by Open Society Foundations, involve themselves in the creation of thought in Canada. Organizations with Canadian names,…

The Construction of a Food Crisis in Venezuela Part II

Clara Sánchez There are powerful states that use UN multilateral agencies as instruments to validate humanitarian crises (Photo: @FAO_Venezuela / Twitter). Humanitarian intervention The first part of “The Construction of a Food Crisis in Venezuela” delineated how military options began to be used by the UN to get food to Somalia and Ethiopia in the…