Guantanamo:The Illegal Pretext to Hold Prisoners of War

Alejandra Garcia “The United States is violating the law by maintaining the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba as a prison, where most of the inmates are being held without criminal charges,” said attorney Thomas B. Wilner categorically during a conversation with this reporter via video call. Wilner, a prestigious lawyer in his country, is since…

As Millions Died in Covid Pandemic, Bankers Made a Killing

Benjamin Norton Capitalism is a death cult: As the Covid-19 pandemic ripped through society, the US government abandoned its people – but made sure banks enjoyed “their best period since the 2007-09 financial crisis” More than 5.55 million people around the world have died from Covid-19. In the United States alone, at least 854,000 people…

Libya: Thousands of Detainees are Held in Inhuman Conditions in Militia-Run Prisons

The United Nations documents in a report submitted to the Security Council that there are more than 12,000 detainees in Libya, and that refugees and migrants have been subjected to rape, sexual harassment and human trafficking. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres revealed that there are more than 12,000 official detainees in 27 prisons and detention…

Rising Inequality is a Form of Economic Violence by Governments

Abdul Rahman (Photo: Oxfam India) The report claims that misplaced government policies have resulted in rising inequality, with the wealth of the top 10 richest men doubling during the pandemic between March 2020 and November 2021 when the incomes of 99% of the world’s population have suffered Oxfam International released its 2022 inequality report on Monday, January…

The Qimron Letter Goes Global: “It’s Time to Admit Failure”

Swiss Policy Research The open letter by Israeli professor Ehud Qimron has aroused great interest and has already reached over 5 million people in more than 16 languages. Several republications, media reports and professional audio versions of the letter have since become available – the following small selection may be of interest to some of…

The Settler Blindness to the U.S. Empire’s Internal Violence

Rainer Shea Settler-colonialism creates a blindness among the colonizers. There’s a disconnect between what settlers see, and what’s actually happening in their surroundings. This can be the case even for settlers who consider themselves sufficiently educated on white supremacy. The colonial contradiction on this continent—and therefore the class contradiction that proletarians of all colors have…

Colombia: “In Arauca We Have Suffered Every Form of War”

Colombia Informa Colombia’s Arauca department is one of the most heavily militarized in the country, in addition to being home to several transnational oil extraction projects. Photo: Colombia Informa Amid an escalation in the armed conflict in the border region of Arauca, social leader and human rights defender Sonia López discusses the broader context of…

Political Prisoners in Cuba and in the United States: Facts and Fiction

Gustavo A. Maranges Part I Protest for the freedom of political prisoner Mumia Abu Jamal in the US. photo: Bill Hackwell In recent days, we have witnessed an avalanche of accusations by United States government officials against Cuba for allegedly holding over 600 political prisoners after the protests on July 11. Assistant Secretary of state for…

As Omicron Surges: Teachers, Students Resist Dangerous School Conditions

Greg Butterfield Students at Lower East Side Prep High School joined a citywide walkout for COVID safety in New York, Jan. 11. Photo: Shawn Garcia Members of the Chicago Teachers Union voted to take classes remote for several days in defiance of the city administration. Thousands of New York City students walked out of classes to protest unsafe…

Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change

Click CC for subtitles in English and Spanish (Arabic and Turkish and more to follow). Cuba’s Life Task: Combatting Climate Change Dani Films Climate change is among the world’s greatest challenges. As a small Caribbean island, Cuba is disproportionately affected by climate change through extreme weather events. Up to 10% of Cuban territory could be…

Australian Trade Unions Demand Free COVID Testing for All as Cases Surge

Peoples Dispatch (Photo: ACTU/Facebook) Australia has added around a million new cases in the past two weeks, making it one of the biggest Omicron-driven surges in the world. Meanwhile, the Scott Morrison government is relaxing quarantine norms for close contact workers, a step that has been roundly criticized by unions In a scathing condemnation of…