“All the Chocolate Sold in Brazil Today is Tainted by Child Labor”

Luciana Console Around 8,000 Brazilian children work in the cocoa production chain, mainly extracting beans for chocolate manufacturing / MPT Handout In 2011, the documentary film The Dark Side of Chocolate by Danish journalist Miki Mistrati exposed how thousands of children from Eastern African countries were forced to work in the cocoa industry for chocolate multinationals. Seven years…

Will Israel’s Gaza Massacres Move the ICC into Action?

Joe Catron @jncatron THE HAGUE — As the Great March of Return by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip nears its eighth month, legal organizations in the besieged Palestinian enclave have called for the International Criminal Court to prosecute Israel over its forces’ repeated fire against unarmed protesters. By the end of the 30th weekly mobilization…

The Feminist Struggle Has No Boundaries

Marcha Noticias | Peoples Dispatch ‘Not one more woman dead due to clandestine abortion’ In the aftermath of one of the biggest feminist mobilizations in history for the access to safe abortion in Argentina, Celeste Mac Dougall of the campaign reflects on the way ahead Following the rejection by the Argentine Senate of the Voluntary…

Over 17,000 Children Orphaned by Femicides in Honduras

Honduran researchers reveal that there are currently over 17,000 children orphaned by femicides according to a study carried out in the country over the past 5 months. At the Tuesday “The Invisible Victims of Femicide,” conference in Tegucigalpa, the Association of Quality of Life (LCA) and the Women’s Tribe Against Femicides presented their findings which showed…

Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Sent to New York are “Disappeared” by ICE

Steve Light Reports from New York City reveal the Trump administration and its Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) thugs are continuing their attacks on immigrant refugee children. The victims include youth who reached the United States unaccompanied by their parents, as well as children separated from their parents by the US government. NY1 has posted…

US Policy of Separating Children from Parents is Unconscionable Torture

The sickening images of children cruelly separated from their parents and held in cages as a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy of ‘zero-tolerance’ will leave an indelible stain on the reputation of the USA, said Amnesty International today. “This is a spectacularly cruel policy, where frightened children are being ripped from their parent’s…

United Nations: Chancellor Highlights Bolivia’s Advances in Defense of Mother Earth and Indigenous Peoples

Cancillería Bolivia Translated by Internationalist 360° Within the framework of the XVII Forum on Indigenous Issues, under the theme “Indigenous peoples, collective rights to land, territories and resources“, the Chancellor of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Fernando Huanacuni Mamani, highlighted the important advances of the Plurinational State, which has consolidated the struggle for the recovery…

We Salute the Struggle of Women, in the Countryside, Towns and Cities

Statement of Solidarity on the occasion of March 8th, the International Women’s day (Harare, Zimbabwe, March 8th, 2018): Today, on International Women’s Day, we, the women of La Via Campesina – peasants, indigenous women, Afro-descendants, mestizas, fishers, pastoralists, women from urban and rural areas, belonging to different organisations with different forms of mobilisation and activism…

Venezuela’s Violent Right Wing Exploitation of Children

Editorial Comment:  As the war against the Venezuelan people advances at a swift, ruthless pace, the best accounts and analysis are not available in English. The  exposé below is superb.  I am confident that readers can both understand what is said and make allowances for the fact this is run through a translator. Another related…

Guatemala: Facing Violence, Peace Struggle Needs International Solidarity

International accompaniment in Guatemala two decades ago shined a spotlight on civil war abuses. Amid ongoing violence, the work remains pivotal today. Guatemala’s 36-year civil war claimed the lives of 200,000 people and disappeared 45,000 more. Most victims were Indigenous. | Photo: EFE By Heather Gies For Guatemalan human rights activist and politician Rosalina Tuyuc, the…

Child Soldiers : An American-Made Army in Africa

Malakal airfield, July 2014. Photo by Nick Turse. Presidential Waivers, Child Soldiers, and an American-Made Army in Africa By Nick Turse MALAKAL, South Sudan — I didn’t really think he was going to shoot me.  There was no anger in his eyes.  His finger may not have been anywhere near the trigger.  He didn’t draw a…