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….

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….

Mohawk Activist: Reconciliation Isn’t Dead. It Was Never Alive.

Alan S. Hale Indigenous activist, human rights advocate and person of the longhouse, Ellen Gabriel, gave an impassioned lecture at Queen’s University on Wednesday about the state of the relationship between Canada and Indigenous Peoples. (Alan S. Hale/The Whig-Standard)Alan S. Hale / Alan S. Hale/The Whig-Standard One of the most consequential aspects of the conflict…

ICE Deploys Paramilitary Units Against Sanctuary Cities

Daniel G. Cardwell Border Patrol Tactical Units (BORTAC) are carrying M4 rifles with silencers. In the wake of plainclothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents shooting an unarmed tourist from Mexico, President Donald Trump deployed a hundred members of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) — the Border Patrol’s equivalent to SWAT police — to…

Bolsonaro Denounced at the UN for Depredation of the Amazon

Dario PignottiDavi Kopenawa, leader of the Yanomani ethnic group, travelled to Geneva to warn about the critical situation in the Amazon. Photo: AFP. A delegation composed of Yanomani leader Davi Kopenawa and Brazilian NGOs travelled to Geneva, Switzerland, to warn of the dramatic situation in the Amazon, the world’s largest tropical forest, in the face…

California Flags Alienated, Idealistic Kids of Color as Potential Violent Extremists

Ann Garrison The program deputizes teachers to spy on students and recruits social service agencies to assemble dossiers on them while providing mental health services. “The state is is lipsticking the pig for federal agencies that rely on racist stereotyping.” California’s “Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)” program flags teenage kids “feeling alienated from their peers,” “having a…

What is Happening in Wet’suwet’en?

Fire This Time! An RCMP officer stands near the Morice River bridge, the only entrance point to the Unist’ot’en healing centre and sole access road to Coastal GasLink work sites. A barrier built across the bridge bears a sign saying “Reconciliation,” which was disassembled by workers in yellow vests. Photo: Amber Bracken / The Narwhal…

Venezuela: Crimes against Humanity

Luis Britto García At the beginning of 2019, a group of us committed to the Network in Defense of Humanity met informally to study the legal defense against the multiform aggression against Venezuela. For years, I have compiled a summary of all kinds of imperial attacks against our country, but the complaint is not enough…

Trump’s Plan for Heavily Sanctioned Gaza is Israel’s Victory

Pippa Bartolotti The announcement of US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is strongly rejected by Palestinians. After more than 70 years of torturous killings, loss of homes, of land and of life, of living under indiscriminate bombings, economic strangulation and crippling sanctions, the plan is offering little more than money to…