Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova on the Glorification of Nazism

Draft resolution of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly “Glorification of Nazism: Inadmissibility of certain practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance” The delegation of the Russian Federation with other sponsors plans to introduce the traditional draft resolution, “Glorification of Nazism: Inadmissibility of certain practices…

Congo in the Abyss

Ann Garrison The imperial aggressions of western governments have inflicted multiple holocausts on the Congolese people. “In Congo, globalized capitalism creates permanent chaos.” This week I spoke to Swiss Congolese historian and activist Bénédicte Kumbi Ndjoko about recent developments in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ann Garrison: On February 12, 2018, the UN High Commissioner…

How Many Yemenis is a DC Pundit Worth?

Ricardo Vaz Saudi Arabia has dominated the news cycle after Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and, according to Turkish sources, murdered by a 15-strong team of Saudi agents. The public relations backlash might spell trouble for Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), while Western governments have scrambled to…

Deadly, Cowardly US Drone Wars in Africa

Mark P. Fancher The anticipated reduction of US troops in Africa will be matched by an increase in killer drones. War is romantic only when it is limited to the confines of a sanitized imagination. Movies that portray heroic soldiers vanquishing demonic enemy combatants or rescuing fallen comrades may whip up jingoistic war fever, but…

Colombia is the Deadliest Country for Human Rights Defenders

José Fajardo Social leader Lucila Páez suffered violence and threats at the hands of the paramilitaries at the end of the 1990s. Here she is pictured in front of a mural on the building where her association is based in Norte de Santander, one of the areas facing renewed insecurity. (José Fajardo) The assassination of…

Brazil: Far-right Bolsonaro’s Campaign Boosts Military Presence

Rafael Tatemoto Augusto Heleno: Government platform “is nothing but a protocol of intentions” / Marcelo Casall Jr/Agência Brasil Meet the army officers who are helping Brazilian far-right candidate design a platform based on ultra neoliberal ideas Brazilian army officers have been playing an increasing role in the conversations about far-right presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro’s platform….

ELN: Colombia’s Peace Negotiations Have Been Handed Over to the Military

The head of the negotiating team of the Peace Agreements of the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN), Pablo Beltrán, said that there is a military onslaught by the government that Ivan Duque presides over to press the negotiations in favor of their interests. “Unfortunately, Duque has handed over this negotiating table to the military forces,”…

Brazil’s Neo-Liberal Fascist Road to Power

James Petras The decisive electoral victory of far-right Brazilian presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro startled politicians and analysts of the traditional parties of the left and right. The possible implications for the present and near future raises a number of fundamental questions whether it represents a ‘model’ for other countries or is the result of the…

The Apartheid State of Israel and the Palestinian Resistance

Nwabisa Sigaba When you look at the history of the South African struggle for liberation one cannot help but notice the tremendous role played by youth in fighting against the apartheid system and the many other struggles in the world that resemble this kind of youth insurgency. Young people took it upon themselves to fight…

Berlin: Palestine Contingent at #Unteilbar Demonstration Fights Racism, Faces Right-wing Attacks

Samidoun Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network comment on right-wing attacks: Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Palestinian and Palestine solidarity presence in the manifestation has come under attack from the right-wing Israeli and German press. Bild, a tabloid published by Axel Springer AG and often criticized for its role in sensationalizing news and stirring up hatred against migrants…