The United Nations and Unilateral Coercive Measures

Alfred de Zayas Continuing violation of the human rights of targeted populations by powerful states and how to demand accountability.  – Oral statement of 28 January 2023 at the Opening of the International People’s Tribunal on U.S. Imperialism and Sanctions. The scourge of unilateral coercive measures (UCM’s) on the enjoyment of human rights by billions of human…

USA: Memphis Cops Indicted in the Beating Death of Tyre Nichols

Abayomi Azikiwe Memphis Activists Block Highway To Protest Tyre Nichols Death The brutal execution was fully captured in a police video camera mounted on a neighborhood pole. Five African American Memphis police officers assigned to the notorious special unit known as the Scorpions, have been charged with second-degree murder and other crimes which resulted in…

Never Forget the Soviet Heroes Who Liberated Auschwitz

Scott Ritter The SS guards abandoned the guard posts surrounding Auschwitz during the night of 20-21 January 1945. At its height, in the summer of 1944, the Auschwitz complex, which comprised three basic camps — the main camp, Birkenau and Monowitz — and another 40 sub-camps, housed over 105,000 registered prisoners, mostly Jews, and around…

NATO: 90 Seconds to Midnight?

Scott Ritter The Russian guided missile frigate, the Admiral Gorshkov, is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, ostensibly heading toward the east coast of the United States, part of a planned journey which began on 4 January 2023 and is expected to transit the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea….

How Much Should the West Pay Africans as Reparations?

Richard Oduor Oduku There have been countless attempts over the past 30 years to arrive at a ballpark figure for reparations. However, history shows that Africans should focus more on how the question of “how much?” is framed. What can be paid is largely dependent on who Africans ask for reparations, where they ask, and…

The West Has a Moral Obligation to Pay Reparations

Richard Oduor Oduku Calls for former colonial masters to pay reparations for their role in the enslavement of millions of Africans and the colonial exploitation of African lands has gained momentum in recent years. More than any other justification, there is a moral rationale for colonial and imperial powers to right the wrongs of the…

Chile: Mapuche Hurt by Rejection of a Plurinational Constitution

Orlando Milesi Mapuche activist Maria Hueichaqeo stands in front of the ruca (traditional Mapuche circular house) built on the Antu Mapu campus, which serves as the headquarters for the work of the Tain Adkimn Mapuche Indigenous Association, aimed at raising awareness in Chilean society of the situation of indigenous peoples and of how the Chilean…

El Salvador Arrests Anti-Mining Activists as Transnational Companies Eye Investment

Owen Schalk and Pedro Cabezas Demonstrators protest the arrests of Miguel Ángel Gámez, Alejandro Laínez García, Pedro Antonio Rivas Laínez, Antonio Pacheco and Saúl Agustín Rivas Ortega, who were detained in Cabañas in northern El Salvador, accused of killing an alleged army informant more than 30 years ago during the country’s civil war. Photo by Pedro Cabezas….

Tectonic Plates Move in the Peruvian Andes

Ollantay Itzamná The simultaneous, spontaneous and multitudinous social mobilization is not only against a usurper ruler such as Dina Boluarte, nor only against political corruption, but also against the neoliberal system that impoverishes the great majorities. In the end, these streets full of polychromatic wills express the dream or intuition of new horizons beyond impoverishing…

Orthodox Bishop Denounces Ukrainian Crimes at the UNSC

Lucas Leiroz The Russian Orthodox Church went to the UN to denounce Ukrainian crimes. At a meeting of the Security Council on January 17, invited by the Russian diplomatic representation at the UN, an Orthodox bishop linked to the Moscow Patriarchate commented on the situation of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine in the face of…

White Supremacy

Jemima Pierre, Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús White supremacy should not be identified solely with self-proclaimed white nationalists. It is a centuries old, international, economic, and political system that cannot be eradicated with slogans and wishful thinking. In recent years, the concept of white supremacy has been associated with extreme racist groups and ultranationalists, as well as…

The Winds of the New Cold War Are Howling in the Arctic Circle

Tricontinental The Nenets tribe on the Yamal Peninsula in northwest Siberia, Russia during their seasonal migration, a tradition under threat from the climate crisis. Photo by Alegra Ally In 1996, the eight countries on the Arctic rim – Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and the United States – formed the Arctic Council, a journey…

Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy

John Perry A review of the report Sanctions: A Wrecking Ball in a Global Economy, edited by Sara Flounders for the Sanctions Kill campaign and published by World View Forum.(1) Sanctions imposed without United Nations endorsement are illegal. That is why they could be legally imposed on South Africa by a resolution of the UN General Assembly…

Human Trafficking in Ukraine: Illegal Organ Harvest

Deborah L. Armstrong Col. Vitaly Kiselev of Lugansk Police speaks to media about black-market organ harvesting in Bakhmut. Photo: Voice of Sevastopol “Every Day We Were Working Like Frankenstein’s Slaves” Few things in our world are so horrifying as human trafficking. It’s a worldwide scourge, and according to some reports, Ukraine is one of the worst…

Scott Ritter: Death is on a Pale Horse Riding Towards Us Now

Deborah L. Armstrong 2023 Will Be Our Last Year on the Planet “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts And I looked, and behold a pale horse And his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him” — Johnny Cash, The Man Comes Around Scott Ritter, former…

SDG7: The Impossible Energy Transformation

Iain Davis The alleged purpose of the United Nation’s (UN’s) Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) is to “ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.” In keeping with Agenda 2030, the target date to achieve this goal is, as you might expect, 2030. As previously discussed, UN documents are couched in fluffy rhetoric. The disarming…

Nuclear Fusion Hype: A Boost for U.S. Armaments, Not Clean Energy

Scott Scheffer Jennifer Granholm, the U.S. Secretary of Energy, led a press event on Dec. 13 to announce a major scientific breakthrough at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. There, researchers had aimed an array of the world’s most powerful lasers (192 in all) at a tiny pellet for a fraction of a second. This pellet…