USA: Responsibility for Brutal and Lethal Scientific “Experiments”

Carlos Aznarez Eugenics protest, circa 1971. (Southern Conference Educational Fund via UCLA) This August 9, the world remembers with pain the International Day of the United States’ Crimes against Humanity. The list of crimes of all kinds committed by the various governments of the United States exceeds all estimates. Especially when it comes to explaining…

State Terrorism in Chile Against the Mapuche

Florencia Lagos Neumann Chile is one of the countries with the highest number of infected people in the region: 2,000 daily, and the world leader in the number of infections per million inhabitants. In response the government resorts to the old strategy of diverting attention to another conflict by applying the shock doctrine. In this…

Rushed School Reopenings Endanger Students, Workers

Ripley Butterfield Teachers, students and parents in Pinellas County, Fla., protest unsafe school reopenings, July 14. Despite the soaring rate of new coronavirus infections in the United States, a high percentage of students in grades K-12 will be returning to school in the fall. Nearly every state ordered public schools to close in March or…

Violent Attacks on Shack Dwellers Continue in South Africa

Peoples Dispatch The eKhanana Occupation in Cato Manor was attacked by the Metro Police, the Anti-Land Invasion Unit and Calvin & Family Security. They destroyed 13 homes, seriously injured thee people and stole building materials, money and cellphones. Photo: Abahlali baseMjondolo Two shack dwellers have been hospitalized after the South African police, along with a…

“We Charge Genocide”—Forerunner at UN of Black Lives Matter

W. T. Whitney, Jr.The police killing of George Floyd on May 25 provoked demonstrations worldwide. The United Nations Human Rights Council on June 17 debated a draft resolution introduced by the “African Group” of nations that condemned “structural racism endemic to the criminal justice system in the United States.” The African nations were responding to…

Media Cover for US Clients’ Covid Catastrophes in Peru, Ecuador and Chile

Lucas Koerner Back in March, when coronavirus cases were beginning to surge in the US and in South American allies such as Brazil and Ecuador, Washington was busy raising the alarm about the “expansion of Covid-19 pandemic in the region, if not globally, if Venezuela… fails to address it.” Venezuela was reporting under 150 cases…

Genocide of Colombia’s Social Leaders Continues Unabated

Peoples Dispatch Social movements held a protest held in Bogotá, on July 20, Colombian independence day, denouncing the silence of the national government in the face of the genocide of social leaders in Colombia. Photo: Colombia Informa On July 27, Colombian organizations including the Institute of Development and Peace Studies (Indepaz), the Marcha Patriótica (the…

They Shot Us Like Animals: Black November and Bolivia’s Interim Government

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE>> EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Following a disputed presidential election on October 20, 2019, Bolivia has endured a surge of human rights violations. On November 12, 2019, Jeanine Áñez Chavez became Bolivia’s interim president with the mandate of restoring peace and calling new elections. Under her administration, however, state-sponsored violence, restrictions on free…

Human Rights Fraud from Ukraine to Nicaragua

Stephen Sefton Current Western human rights industry practice has nothing to do with establishing the truth. Increasingly in recent years, US and allied elites have sought to legitimize illegal aggression by exploiting human rights motifs in their attempts to recolonize the majority world. In any given crisis, human rights NGOs funded by the US and…

Frei Betto: A Genocide Is Taking Place In Brazil

Frei Betto is a Brazilian writer, philosopher, liberation theologian, and Dominican friar. Involved in Brazil’s emancipatory struggles for decades, Betto was imprisoned for four years under the Military dicatatorship for helping its victims escape abroad. More recently he has been heavily involved in the battle to eradicate hunger in his country. He has made a personal…