A Man-Made Virus?

Vladimir Malyshev Cardinal and Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Ranjith, is convinced that the Covid-19 coronavirus was created by the hands of man in the “laboratory of a powerful and wealthy country”. The Cardinal demanded that the United Nations initiate an investigation in this regard, and that those responsible are prosecuted on charges of genocide and…

From Cluster Bombs to Toxic Waste: Saudi Arabia is Creating the Next Fallujah in Yemen

Ahmed Abdulkareem AL-JAWF, YEMEN — As the world’s focus turns to the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 pandemic, Yemenis are reeling from their own brewing tragedy, contending with the thousands of cluster bombs, landmines and other exploded munitions that now litter their homeland. Just yesterday, a young child was killed and another was injured in the al-Ghail district of al-Jawf…

China Locked in Hybrid War with US

Pepe Escobar Fallout from Covid-19 outbreak puts Beijing and Washington on a collision course Among the myriad, earth-shattering geopolitical effects of coronavirus, one is already graphically evident. China has re-positioned itself. For the first time since the start of Deng Xiaoping’s reforms in 1978, Beijing openly regards the US as a threat, as stated a…

Apotheosis of Evil

Atilio A. Boron The history of humanity is marked by countless episodes that reveal the omnipresence of evil. Cain, by killing his brother Abel, has been telling this story since the mythical dawn of the human species. Throughout centuries and millennia, examples abound, at all latitudes. No society was spared the evil and the suffering…

While Millions Here Lack Health Care, U.S. Bombs Iraq and Invades Yemen

Bill Dores The coronavirus stalks the land. Millions in the United States are without health insurance or paid sick leave. The White House has cut funds to the Centers for Disease Control. It’s also cutting food stamps. People are not getting tested for the virus because there are not enough kits.  But the Trump regime…

The Big Heist: U.S. Imposed Economic Sanctions on One Third of Humanity

Lauren Smith The US has become increasingly dependent on the use of unilateral economic sanctions to achieve its policy objectives against its declared targets since the start of the great recession in 2008. Presently, sanctions impact one-third of humanity in 39 countries. Economic sanctions not only cause untold death and devastation to a given country…

ICE Deploys Paramilitary Units Against Sanctuary Cities

Daniel G. Cardwell Border Patrol Tactical Units (BORTAC) are carrying M4 rifles with silencers. In the wake of plainclothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents shooting an unarmed tourist from Mexico, President Donald Trump deployed a hundred members of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) — the Border Patrol’s equivalent to SWAT police — to…

Venezuela: Crimes against Humanity

Luis Britto García At the beginning of 2019, a group of us committed to the Network in Defense of Humanity met informally to study the legal defense against the multiform aggression against Venezuela. For years, I have compiled a summary of all kinds of imperial attacks against our country, but the complaint is not enough…

Trump’s Plan for Heavily Sanctioned Gaza is Israel’s Victory

Pippa Bartolotti The announcement of US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is strongly rejected by Palestinians. After more than 70 years of torturous killings, loss of homes, of land and of life, of living under indiscriminate bombings, economic strangulation and crippling sanctions, the plan is offering little more than money to…