Statement of Alex Nain Saab Moran

16 October 2021 My name is Alex Nain Saab Moran with Venezuelan diplomatic passport number 045778720. I am a special envoy with diplomatic immunity to the Russian Federation and the Islamic Republic of Iran since April 2018 and Venezuelan Ambassador Plenipotentiary Alternate to the African Union. I was hijacked by Cape Verde on June 12,…

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…

US Extradition of Alex Saab is Illegal & Unfounded: Lawyers & Legal Experts

Saheli Chowdhury & Steve Lalla Alex Saab: “I’m the object of an unprecedented legal persecution to oust President Nicolás Maduro.” Venezuelan businessman and diplomatic envoy Alex Saab, held in Cape Verde and facing extradition to the US, is a victim of political persecution and his case is comparable to that of Julian Assange or Chelsea…

Libya: The CIA Control Mitiga Prison Run by RADA

Russian television channel NTV broadcasted a lengthy interview with Russian sociologist Maxim Shugaley, who was recently released from detention in Tripoli along with his translator Samer Seifan. He accused the CIA of supervising RADA’s Mitiga prison and revealed the horrifying conditions they were held under. The Russian NTV channel’s news report described Maxim Shugaley’s terrible…

Mapuche Political Prisoners Continue Struggle for Land and Freedom

Edgars Martínez Navarrete Weichave prepares with his witriwe to throw a stone at Carabineros GOPE personnel during the protests following the murder of Camilo Catrillanca. Huentelolen, Wallmapu. November 2018. (Julio Parra) I dreamt that I was dreaming: that we had been subjected and tyrants ruled us. I go on a hunger strike to awaken the…

Examining the Wreckage

Nick Estes and Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Mni Wiconi Banner. By Becker1999 from Grove City, OH, CC BY 2.0, Link The United States is on fire. As we write this introduction, we can read in the ashes and embers of smoldering cities the writing on the wall—the historic movements for Black lives against white supremacy have raised…

A Miracle for Milagro

José Steinsleger In the first meeting with the Mothers and Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo and human rights organizations, President Alberto Fernández reminded them the words of Néstor Kirchner in 2003, “For fighters of your stature, the Casa Rosada will always be open. They do not need to ask for a meeting”. He added: “It…

Talking About Ecuador’s Political Prisoners: An Interview With Marcela Aguiñaga

Joe Emersberger In October, eight protesters were killed during eleven days of demonstrations against a decree by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno to eliminate fuel subsidies in order to comply with a structural adjustment loan he signed with the IMF. Other articles and interviews on Counterpunch have discussed how Moreno ditched his left wing campaign platform…

Lula: I Will Not Trade My Dignity for My Freedom

Zoe PC Former Brazilian president Lula during interview granted from prison to news site GGN in September / Ricardo Stuckert Former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva wrote in a letter that he will only leave his current situation of incarceration if his full innocence is recognized. This declaration came after the Operation Car…