Women Farmers Hold ‘Parliament’ in India

The Women Farmers’ Parliament marked eight months of protests against the Center’s controversial farm laws. It was organized in parallel to the monsoon session of India’s parliament A contingent of women farmers from Delhi’s neighboring states gathered on Monday, 26 July at Jantar Mantar in the national capital for a ‘Kisan Sansad’ or farmers’ parliament….

Unreading Colonial Food Systems

Maya Burke Like many people who went through U.S. public school systems, I am intimately familiar with institutional food; canned vegetables, square cut pizza, frozen & highly processed mystery meats, syrupy fruit cups, all of that. Institutional food is low-cost, low in nutritional value, and arguably pretty gross. I remember asking our school superintendent why…

COVID-19 in Uganda: A Lockdown Foretold

Denis Bukenya, PHM UgandaThe pricing and availability of vaccines remains a huge issue in Uganda. A lagging vaccine program and shortages of vital medical equipment has contributed to the worsening of the COVID-19 situation in Uganda. Meanwhile, the private sector has been thriving According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there have been 74,260 confirmed…

US: Asylum as a Tool of Exclusion

Daniel Melo Asylum, on its face, would seem to be a word of welcome to those fleeing violence. In the US, its connotation within immigration law is tied to the acquisition of legal status, of the ability to remain, sheltered from the harm one is fleeing from. The oft-quoted lines of Emma Lazarus’s The New…

Responsibility to Protect: Analysis of the Subject and its Objectives

Jorge Arreaza Montserrat “Our first objective is to prevent the emergence of a new rival. This is a dominant consideration which must underline the new regional defense strategy and which demands that we strive to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources could suffice, under consolidated control, to engender a global power…

Colombia: An Unusual and Extraordinary Threat to Latin America

Since 2016, more than 900 social leaders have been killed in Colombia. Between 2020 and 2021, 78 massacres have been recorded, in which 292 people were killed. Since the beginning of the strike, the figures of repression are grotesque: 84 people murdered, 75 disappeared, 3,274 detained, 1,790 people injured. With 70% of the world production,…

Saab Case Shows Western Media’s Casual Acceptance of US Atrocities

Joe Emersberger A Colombian businessperson named Alex Saab was traveling to Iran on behalf of the Venezuelan government in June 2020. His official mission was to negotiate shipments of medicine and other essential products to Venezuela.  He was arrested in Cape Verde at the behest of the US government, where he remains to this day; President Joe Biden has…

Colombia is Still at War: Displacements and Massacres

On July 13, Colombian Vice President and Foreign Minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez, attended the UN Security Council meeting held after the publication of the report of the UN Verification Mission in Colombia on the progress of the peace agreement signed in 2016 between the Government and the former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The…

US Crimes in Guatemala: The Hypocrisy of Biden-Harris Anti-Migrant Policy

John Parker ‘Papers not crumbs’: April 30 sit-in near the White House against the Biden administration’s anti-immigrant repression. Photo: Movimiento Cosecha The Biden administration began the month of June with further evidence of its policy of keeping to the Trump-era status quo, this time with immigration/migration policy. Vice President Kamala Harris was sent to Guatemala…

Ethiopian Conflict and International Law

Ann GarrisonLegal scholar Francis A. Boyle told Ann Garrison that a “Responsibility-to-Protect” intervention in Ethiopia would be illegal and catastrophic. “The NATO nations, and especially the US are hostile to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the government of Ethiopia.” Ann Garrison: Francis Boyle, you’re an expert in international law, including subsets, international human rights law, and international…