Exploiting the Pandemic to Target Indigenous Communities in Latin America

Ramona Wadi As coronavirus spreads in Latin America, indigenous peoples find themselves at imminent risk of annihilation should the pandemic break out in their communities. The Coordinator of Indigenous Organisations of the Amazon Basin (COICA) has written to the governments of countries which share the Amazon rainforest to enforce control on movement in and out…

US Blocks Urgent COVID-19 Aid to Cuba

Message from Cuba’s Ambassador to China, Carlos Miguel Pereira Hernández Things are always harder for Cuba. We Cubans don’t even get a break during a pandemic. When Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese electronics giant Alibaba and the foundation that bears his name announced to the world his intent to donate 500,000 COVID-19 rapid tests…

Covid-19: Crimes Against Humanity Charges Pressed Against Bolsonaro at ICC

Caroline Oliveira The ICC has jurisdiction on Brazilian territory, seeing that Congress included its statute into the Constitution – Sergio Lima/AFP President Jair Bolsonaro had crimes against humanity charges filed against him at the International Criminal Court, by the Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD), on Thursday (3rd). The legal experts claim that the…

Army Brought in to Aid Illegal Evictions in South Africa

Pavan Kulkarni The Azania shack dwellers’ settlement of Cato Manor, Durban, was attacked by agents hired by the eThekwini municipality authorities on April 2, Thursday. 15 shacks were demolished, leaving several people homeless at a time when a lockdown has been imposed by the South African government and people have been ordered to stay home….

Libya: Using COVID-19 to Escalate War

The attack on the Al-Watiyah Air Base by the al-Sarraj militias and Erdogan’s mercenaries was part of a plan to seamlessly redress the humanitarian truce. The militias of Fayez Al-Sarraj’s government do not cease in their attempts to ignite war on various fighting axes, whether in Tripoli or in the Misrata hub, by violating the…

Social Justice Movements in South Africa Call for Moratorium on Evictions

Pavan Kulkarni Settlements generally consist of around a hundred shacks tightly packed together, with entire families crammed into single-room spaces. The deadly Coronavirus has already infected over 550 people in South Africa. President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the pandemic a national disaster on March 15, when the government had confirmed 62 positive cases in the country….

A Man-Made Virus?

Vladimir Malyshev Cardinal and Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Ranjith, is convinced that the Covid-19 coronavirus was created by the hands of man in the “laboratory of a powerful and wealthy country”. The Cardinal demanded that the United Nations initiate an investigation in this regard, and that those responsible are prosecuted on charges of genocide and…

From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen

Ahmed Abdulkareem AL-JAWF, YEMEN — As the world’s focus turns to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Yemenis are reeling from their own brewing tragedy, contending with the thousands of cluster bombs, landmines and other exploded munitions that now litter their homeland. Just yesterday, a young child was killed and another was injured in the al-Ghail district of al-Jawf…

China Locked in Hybrid War with US

Pepe Escobar Fallout from Covid-19 outbreak puts Beijing and Washington on a collision course Among the myriad, earth-shattering geopolitical effects of coronavirus, one is already graphically evident. China has re-positioned itself. For the first time since the start of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in 1978, Beijing openly regards the US as a threat, as stated a…

Apotheosis of Evil

Atilio A. Boron The history of humanity is marked by countless episodes that reveal the omnipresence of evil. Cain, by killing his brother Abel, has been telling this story since the mythical dawn of the human species. Throughout centuries and millennia, examples abound, at all latitudes. No society was spared the evil and the suffering…