Freedom Rider: Left Out of the Debate

Margaret Kimberley em”>If the needs of the people aren’t being addressed, what is the purpose of putting Biden and Harris into office? “Both of the duopoly political parties are happy captives of their respective donor classes.” What would someone conclude about this country if the presidential and vice-presidential debates were their sole sources of information…

UN Report on Venezuela Omits the Greatest Violation of Human Rights: US Aggression

Leonardo Flores Fundalatin President María Eugenia Russián outside of the United Nations. On September 23, María Eugenia Russián, president of Fundalatin, Venezuela’s oldest human rights organization, testified to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and decried an attempt by a UNHRC fact-finding mission to erase people who were “lynched, burned alive, decapitated and murdered by…

America’s Counter-Revolutionary Frenzy

Angel Guerra The latest economic and other gruesome attacks by the United States on Venezuela and Cuba carry an unmistakable electoral stench. Florida’s 29 electoral votes are often decisive in winning a tight election, such as the one that seems to be taking shape and Trump is trying to capture, by any means necessary, the…

Canada’s Ongoing War Crimes

Matthew Behrens Two new reports on Canadian weapons exports reveal that Canadian-based corporate entities (and, by extension, government agencies that support and encourage their exports) are complicit in the commission of war crimes in Yemen, Turkey, Libya, Syria and Iraq. These findings build on previously raised concerns that the Canadian military was complicit in war crimes during…

Do Canadian Sanctions Against Venezuela Violate Canadian Law?

Andrew Dekany Trudeau has backed opposition leader Juan Guaido (AFP) “Sanctions must be treated as a form of warfare. . . . Let us regard the imposition of sanctions with the same gravity as we would regard the act of going to war.” – Mehran Nakhjavani[1] There is widespread concern among human rights monitoring bodies…

Whitewashing the Destruction of Libya

Nu’man Abd al-Wahid The British, both left and right, simply do not want to acknowledge the role their government played in destroying Libya and the attendant migration crises. “The destruction of Libya caused the first migration flow across the Mediterranean into Europe.” Douglas Murray’s The Strange Death of Europe identifies three waves of migration to western Europe…

Expanding Monstrous US Drone War to Kenya is Bi-Partisan Madness

Netfa Freeman The absence of a domestic backlash against US Africa policy is testament to the blind spots of our movement. “The whole world must begin to see AFRICOM and the militarization of police departments as counterparts.” Instead of being a remnant of its past, US genocidal repression, labor exploitation and resource plundering against Indigenous…

Covid-19 and the Danger of Transgenic Vaccines

Silvia Ribeiro The persistence of the covid-19 pandemic has unleashed an unbridled race for a vaccine, the narrowest of approaches. Epidemics are always a time of upsurge for the voracious pharmaceutical industry, which is hyper-concentrated on 20 major transnationals that control most of the global market and are not interested in health, but in profits…

From Mass Incarceration to Plan Colombia: Biden’s Role in the Failed War on Drugs

Alan Macleod Former vice president Biden has a sordid history of opposing progressive criminal justice legislation, spearheading draconian police and immigration measures, and playing a central role in waging America’s failed war on drugs. In an increasingly angry and bad faith campaign, Donald Trump and his team are presenting Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as…

Seven Killed in Colombia’s 61rst Massacre of 2020

At least seven people were killed today in a massacre in the municipality of Buenos Aires, department of Cauca, Colombia as denounced by the Red por la Vida de los Derechos Humanos de Cauca (Network of Life of Human Rights of Cauca). 246 people murdered in the 61 massacres registered in the course of 2020….