Betraying Human Rights: From Ivory Coast to Nicaragua

Stephen Sefton Events in Venezuela this year have exposed more than ever the crisis of competence and credibility in the global institutional structures charged with upholding and defending human rights . In January, Idriss Jazairy the UN Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on the effects of economic sanctions reinforced the condemnation of US policy against…

Nigeria Decides: “The Election Doesn’t Hold Out Much by Way of Alternatives to the Neoliberal Challenges”

Peoples Dispatch Atiku Abubakar to the left, Muhammadu Buhari to the right (Photo: Punch) To understand what this election means for labor rights, women rights and healthcare in the country, Peoples Dispatch interviewed Nnimmo Bassey, a Nigerian author, poet and environmental activist. The Nigerian elections, the largest democratic exercise in Africa, was yet again marked…

Pan-Africanist Movement Conducts Conversation in Defense of the Bolivarian Revolution

This Friday, from the Center for African, American and Caribbean Studies in Caracas, the conversation “First Pan-African Encounter in Defense of the Bolivarian Revolution” was held by its founder and president, Reinaldo Bolívar and the national coordinator of the Pan-African Federal Movement of Guinea Bissau, Djalo Mamadu Djabi. The conversation was divided into three sections:…

Five US “Humanitarian Interventions” that Ended in Disaster

Misión Verdad Editor’s note: Since the early months of last year, this platform has been analysing the serious consequences of military interventions for supposedly humanitarian purposes. Now that the Venezuelan opposition, articulated under the absolute tutelage of Washington, is drawing a new “D-Day” (February 23) to introduce “humanitarian aid,” it is convenient to refresh the…

Youth from the Internationalist “Che Guevara” Brigade Arrive in Venezuela in Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution

The Internationalist Brigade “Che Guevara” is Established in the Height of the Struggles of the Venezuelan People From the exchange of experiences and voluntary work between diverse social movements of the world and the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the “Che Guevara” Internationalist Brigade of solidarity and militant character has been formed, in solidarity with the…

Petrodollar Warfare: The Common Thread Linking Venezuela and Iran

Kei Pritsker and Cale Holmes WASHINGTON — Last Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave a disturbing interview to Fox Business Network in which he divulged his plans to form a NATO-type alliance against Iran. The U.S. has long accused Iran of supporting terrorism, accusations that have ramped up under the Trump administration. Pompeo…

The Responsibility to Protect: Saving from Asphyxiation by Strangulation?

Editor’s note. The promotion of “humanitarian aid” as a tool for intervention in Venezuela advances in view of the impossibility that the United States has in imposing it formally from the OAS and the UN Security Council. Both failures in these instances to achieve recognition by acclamation of Juan Guaidó, including the subsequent veto of…

South Africa: COSATU Embarks on Nationwide Strike

Today members of Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) will be holding nation wide protests marching against unemployment and the plight of the workers in SA. The march coincides with the release of of the country’s unemployment figures, with Stats SA reporting a marginal drop in unemployment to 27.1 per cent. Sizwe Pamla, Cosatu…

Parallel Governments: An Old Format for Destroying Chavismo

Rebeca M. Westphal U.S. interventionist policy in the internal affairs of other nations has been a constant in all regions of the world. It is based on that country’s national security, not on its population and territory, but on the global corporations that finance it. What they apply today in Venezuela is the combination of…