Human Rights Organization SURES: “Alleged Humanitarian Aid Violates International Humanitarian Law.”

Corriente Revolucionaria Bolívar y Zamora The Venezuelan civil association Sures is dedicated to the study, promotion, education and defense of human rights, from critical, emancipatory and alternative visions. Its website says: “We intend to approach human rights in Venezuela from a balanced and considered perspective in the context of a high-intensity democracy and a society…

Brazilian Citizens March Against Baseless Lula Sentence

The new ruling lacks evidence and is part of a lawfare on the former leftist president of Brazil. The Brazilian Workers’ Party (PT) convened for Thursday demonstrations – in Sao Paulo, Porto Alegre, Cuiaba, and other cities across the country – in favor of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was, without grounds, condemned by Judge Gabriela Hardt to 12 years and 11…

Brazil: 6 Holes in the New Lawfare Conviction Against Lula

Charges so flimsy that they could only be upheld in a State of Exception. Brian Mier On February 6, interim judge Gabriela Schmidt, who recently replaced Sergio Moro in the Operation Car Wash investigation, convicted Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva on corruption charges related to alleged illegal reforms on a vacation property in Atibaia, a small…

New Challenges and Strategies in Defense of Land and Territory

What is happening with the land and natural wealth around the world, and to the people who depend on them? How are people responding to these trends, threats, and challenges? In an attempt to tackle these questions and building on La Via Campesina’s Maraba Declaration on Agrarian Reform, the Land Research Action Network, Global Campaign…

Marzieh Hashemi’s Detention a US State’s Political Message to Black Community

TEHRAN (FNA)– Ajamu Baraka, American Political Activist, says Marzieh Hashemi’s detention was aimed by the state to demonstrate that “the Black people have no rights that need to be acknowledged and protected”. In an exclusive interview with FNA, the American activist, also mentioned that the state wanted to illustrate that it has the complete control…

Freedom Rider: Free Marzieh Hashemi

Update: Margaret Kimberley A Black American journalist languishes in a DC jail, imprisoned without charge as part of the US vendetta against Iran, yet the Black political class has not raised a peep in protest. “No one knows what the grand jury is investigating or when its work will be done.” Journalist Marzieh Hashemi is…

Marzieh Hashemi and War on Independent Journalism

Update: TEHRAN (FNA)- The era of Donald Trump has confirmed the existence of what some on the Black left such as Ajamu Baraka and Anthony Monteiro have called a crisis of legitimacy. A crisis of legitimacy haunts the ruling circle in all realms of the US empire. It extends to the capitalist economy, which has…

India Deports Over 1,000 Rohingya Refugees to Bangladesh

Peoples Dispatch Days after India’s lower house of parliament passed an amendment to the Citizenship Act which grants citizenship status to Hindu refugees coming from neighboring countries, as many as 1,300 Rohingyas were deported to Bangladesh. This is despite repeated requests from different rights organizations to the Narendra Modi-led government about honoring the principle of…

Argentina: Social Leader Milagro Sala, Sentenced to 13 Years in Prison

The defense of the Argentine social leader stated that they will present an appeal against the sentence against Sala and, if necessary, they will reach international courts. The Argentine Criminal Court 3 in the province of Jujuy (north) condemned social leader Milagro Sala to 13 years in prison on Monday in relation to the case…

6th Massacre in Honduras as New Migrant Caravan Prepares to Leave

A new massacre in Honduras brings the death toll to 22 in six separate massacres since Jan. 1. A new migrant Exodus, or caravan will leave the country Wednesday. Honduras has experienced a rash of violent massacres in the new year just as a new migrant caravan sets to leave the country Jan. 15. Four family members comprising three generations were found shot dead in the Olancho department Sunday afternoon. Arturo…

Brazil’s Indigenous People Respond to Racist Attacks of the Bolsanaro Government

Elaine Tavares The Bolsonaro government’s racist attacks on indigenous peoples, the administrative change in the Agricultural portfolio, and responsibility for the demarcation of original lands are already provoking an immediate reaction from the organized and autonomous communities that survive and struggle in the national territory. More than 500 years after the European invasion and a…

Colombia Mourns 8th Indigenous Leader Killed in 2019

A report indicates that 34 Awa indigenous leaders were killed in 2018 prompting an immediate government response. Leonardo Nastacuas Rodriguez is the first indigenous leader of the Awa ethnic group that has been murdered in 2019, and the 8th indigenous leader alone since the turn of the year. The 36-year-old Leonardo Nastacuas, the father of…

Killing of Colombian Social Leaders is ‘Systematic’

Referring to a study, Colombia’s attorney general says that social leaders who are members of Communal Action Boards are targeted more frequently by paramilitary groups. Colombian Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez says that the greatest number of Colombians murdered over the past two years since the peace agreement was signed are social leaders who serve…