Indignation in Colombia Amid Spree of Assassinations

Tanya Wadhwa Peasant communities in Catatumbo denounced that Soldiers from the Colombian Army assassinated Salvador Jaime Duran on June 27. Photo: Colombia Informa The wave of assassinations and acts of sexual violence carried out by security forces and paramilitary groups against Colombian civilians in the past week has shaken the country A series of assassinations…

Israeli Atrocities On the Rise

Abhijan Choudhury Two recent reports released by the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the United Nations in the occupied Palestinian Territories (OCHA oPT), on June 18 and 24, describe the blatant human rights violations and war crimes committed by the Israeli occupation against the Palestinian population in the three occupied Palestinian territories…

Colombia: “The People Confront the Continent’s Most Violent Oligarchy”

Carlos Aznarez People marched in the southern neighborhoods of the Bogota and in the center to protest the national and local government’s management of the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Johan González – Colombia Informa | Peoples Dispatch In order to deepen the information about what has been happening in Colombia since the arrival of a large…

Colombia’s Other Pandemic: Unchecked State Violence in the Time of COVID-19

Danny Shaw The human rights group Indepaz reports that 800 activists have been killed in the past three and a half years in Colombia, since November 24, 2016, the date the government signed “the Peace Accord” with the FARC.[1] Taking advantage of society’s fear and distraction, and the demobilization caused by the novel coronavirus, state…

Those Who Are About to Die Salute You

Manuel Cabieses Donoso Photo: Bill Hackwell The great Chilean novelist Carlos Droguett wrote “Matar a los viejos” (“To Kill the Old People”) in 1975. This novel, which begins with Pinochet caged and which reviews the crimes of his regime, remained unpublished until 2001. In that year LOM Ediciones, a Chilean publisher without any ideological bias,…

The Responsibility to Protect? Bipartisan Crimes Against Humanity in the U.S.

Ajamu Baraka The US committed crimes against humanity by creating the conditions that led to sickness and death for vulnerable sectors of the U.S. population “Police killings and impunity are part of a pattern of racist human rights abuses.” Hundreds of people are unnecessarily dying every day with African Americans representing a disproportionate number of…

Legal Battle Begins Over Venezuelan Gold Seized by England

Misión Verdad Two masked pedestrians pass in front of the Bank of England building during the Covid-19 outbreak in London. Photo: Toby Melville / Reuters The Supreme Court of Justice of England will decide the fate of the Venezuelan state’s gold reserves held by the Bank of England (BOE), resources valued at nearly $2 billion…

Blood On Their Hands: The Human Cost of Foreign Support for Bolsonaro

Brasil Wire At the time of publication, June 23, 2020, Brazil has just passed the grim marker of 50 thousand confirmed Covid-19 deaths. Estimates generated from the Notary Public system’s obituary reports suggest that real mortality figures are closer to 85,000, and a nationwide study in which a representative sample of 25,000 people in 90…

America: Imperial Decadence and Biological Warfare

Stella Calloni The great mobilizations in New York and throughout the United States began as an outburst of the African-American population in a mass racial protest after the death of George Floyd, an unemployed man who was atrociously murdered by a Minneapolis police officer, which served as the breaking point and brought into the streets…

US Sanctions Mexican Companies for Their Relationship with Venezuela

Misión Verdad Andrés Manuel López Obrador revealed a document with an alleged opposition plan to overthrow his mandate in 2022 The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) blacklisted three Mexican citizens and a total of eight Mexican-registered companies linked to the oil-for-food program with Venezuela. According to the official website of the…

U.S. Police and Military Commit State Sponsored Murder and Terror Worldwide

All African People’s Revolutionary Party (AAPRP) History of the Police Make no mistake, the brutal images of police murders that frequently surface on our social media and in the news are not anomalies and are not accidental. These images represent a continuation of an ongoing, deliberate, systematic form of violence which the United States settlers…