Will US foreign policy change significantly under the incoming Biden administration? Vijay Prashad argues that this is unlikely, especially with regard to the Cold War on China
Despite the relentless aggression by the US against Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro congratulated Joe Biden on his election and expressed the hope that talks would resume. It might be a good idea for Biden to take up that offer
Vijay Prashad and John Ross discuss the partnership that is being strengthened between countries in Latin America and China at a moment of increased pressure due to the US trade war against China
“They thought the world was coming to an end,” Genoveva Peralta Purcella explains. On July 16, 1945, the first-ever nuclear bomb was tested in New Mexico, in the Southwestern United States.
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Google-Alphabet (Alphabet is Google’s parent company) on October 20 for a range of anti-competitive practices using its monopoly power in the search market.
Federalism is one of the basic features of the Indian Constitution.
Regional governments from both right and left see the BRI as lucrative and free of political interference
María Lourdes Urbaneja Durant tells Vijay Prashad that despite sabotage by the US, Venezuela has been able to curb the spread of COVID-19 through “participation of the people”
The Nobel physics prize went to scientists who have broken the dam on our understanding of mysteries in the universe
A 15-year peacekeeping mission by the UN in Haiti that ended one year ago still has unanswered questions about how Latin American nations came to participate in the occupation against a small, unarmed and impoverished Caribbean nation.
For veteran Argentine ambassador Alicia Castro, resigning over her government’s vote against Venezuela at the UN Human Rights Council was not a difficult decision, for as she wrote in her letter, “Anti-colonialism is… an ethical imperative”
The Minneapolis City Council’s attempt to defund police may have fizzled out for the moment, but the problem of police violence across the United States is unresolved—and much of it stems from the institution’s colonial, counterinsurgency roots.
This is an excellent chronicling of the Rwandan government’s racist policies toward the majority Hutu population, writes Ann Garrison.
Venezuela’s Ability to Fight COVID-19 Is Badly Hamstrung by the 31 Metric Tons of Gold Stolen From Its Treasury
On October 5, 2020, the England and Wales Court of Appeal overturned a lower court decision from July that denied the Venezuelan government access to 31 metric tons of its gold stored in the Bank of London.
Foreign investors and multinational companies have been pushing countries like India to become food-import-dependent and divert land devoted to food grain toward crops that imperialist countries can’t grow.
In 2018, Trump slapped tariffs on more than $200 billion worth of various Chinese goods.
As the pandemic continues to spread throughout the world, many countries seem to have given up the fight against COVID-19 and are now waiting for a vaccine to protect against the virus.
Not only was Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the upcoming elections in Ecuador, but now the candidacy of Andrés Arauz is also being threatened
The United States government has continued attacking Cuban medical internationalism right up to the current pandemic, making wild allegations against the program that disparage the medical workers.
A striking aspect of the 24 percent decline in India’s GDP in the first quarter of 2020-21 compared to the previous year’s first quarter is the decline by 10.3 percent in public administration, defense, and other public services.
Vijay Prashad explores the role of multinational companies in the deepening social, economic and political crisis in Mozambique
Trump lied to his own citizens, while China’s president Xi Jinping said that his government would be “putting people first.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been known to have an interest in eugenics, but despite the persistence of support for this discredited idea over the years, eugenics is a scientific and moral failure.
Vijay Prashad to speak to Harvard University’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy on Sept. 24 – Livestreamed on YouTube
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, 1:30pm to 2:30pm Location: Virtual Event Please join the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy for its signature weekly series this fall, The Fierce Urgency of Now, featuring Black, Indigenous, People of Color scholars, activists, and...
On September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate.
We need to break up these monopolies and regulate them as the new public utilities of the digital age
A recent study released by U.S.-based researchers disproves allegations made by the Organization of American States that electoral fraud was committed by Evo Morales’ party in the 2019 Bolivian elections.
Dr. Báez was one of 165 Cuban doctors of the Henry Reeve International Medical Brigade who went to Sierra Leone to fight a terrible outbreak in 2014 of a disease first detected in 1976. During his time there, Dr. Báez contracted Ebola.
The Tragic Assassination of Colombia’s Sports Hero Patrón, Lover of Football and His Afro-Colombian Community
Patrocinio Bonilla was assassinated by paramilitaries in Chocó on August 11, amid a context of intensified violence against the communities in the region.
Following a massive national strike organized after elections were postponed for a third time in Bolivia since the coup d’état, Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi discuss the future of Bolivian democracy.
It is not game over for Huawei, as many tech analysts are concluding prematurely
Why a Growing Force in Brazil Is Charging That President Jair Bolsonaro Has Committed Crimes Against Humanity
Trade unions in Brazil have taken to the International Criminal Court to charge President Jair Bolsonaro with crimes against humanity over his mismanagement of the pandemic
U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Venezuela confirmed this week the overt efforts over the last year of the U.S. government to carry out a coup d’état against president Nicolás Maduro.
Microbes do not recognize borders. We are all safe only when everybody is safe. In a pandemic, to attack the only body we have for global cooperation endangers everyone.
On July 1, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised he would annex part of the Jordan Valley. He did not, but he may still do so before U.S. elections in November and while President Donald Trump is still in office. It could be his legacy.
How does one understand the total failure of the Trump administration to break the chain of the infection?
Joe Emersberger interviewed Justin Podur regarding his new book America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo about a conflict few understand thanks to, among other things, “Africanist” scholars.
Musk and his company are willing to risk Bolivia’s democracy to get lithium, a key ingredient for batteries.
The army of General Khalifa Haftar—who controls large parts of eastern Libya—has withdrawn from the southern part of the capital and is now holding fast in the city of Sirte and at the airbase of Jufra.
The heroic and tragic story of how Laos has controlled the coronavirus pandemic but now faces an even more unforgiving adversary, foreign debt.
What is at stake in the negotiations between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and what has been the response of the U.S.
Vijay Prashad writes on the imperialist actions led by the US and the UK against Venezuela and the emptiness of their commitment to international law
After his disastrous handling of the COVID-19 epidemic, Trump is trying to improve his waning electoral chances by reserving all of Gilead’s stock of remdesivir.
But as thousands of Venezuelans crossed the border at these four points—Apure, Bolívar, Táchira, and Zulia—they found themselves treated in these countries as second-class citizens.
IMI Globetrotter Fellow Teesta Setalvad Conferred with Honorary Doctorate for Human Rights Work and Crusading Journalism
On Monday, June 22, the University of British Columbia conferred an honorary doctorate on human rights defender and journalist and long-time Independent Media Institute contributor and Globetrotter fellow Teesta Setalvad.
Vijay Prashad writes about the deep impacts of the COVID-19 lockdown on children who are suffering disproportionately amid the pandemic with limited access to education and higher levels of violence
Society doesn’t need a large group with a license to kill.
A few weeks ago, I was talking to Noam Chomsky about the state of the world. At one point, Noam smiled and said that he is not aware of any German doctors in Italy, even though both countries are in the European Union; instead, Cuban and Chinese doctors went to Italy to help the Italians fight the global pandemic.
The series of debilitating military setbacks that Libya’s renegade general Khalifa Haftar suffered in recent months have spurred diplomatic activities over the conflict in the country. But the war is far from over.
The cancellation of racist debt and the payment of reparations must be central demands in the anti-racist, anti-colonial and anti-imperialist struggle.
Vijay Prashad writes on how the recent murder of George Floyd in the US is sadly unsurprising in a country that upholds capitalist exploitation through white supremacy
The U.S. continues to pour its money into military technology and its political energy into defense strategies against what it perceives as threats to its global hegemony from China and Russia—even during a pandemic.
The great game in Libya has begun surging with the United States shedding its strategic ambivalence and resorting to a proactive role.
While other countries agree to the need for a patent pool, the US seeks to expand its hegemony to global health
In April, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered the U.S. Navy to send ships into the Caribbean supposedly on an anti-drug mission.
Vijay Prashad writes on why the Trump administration has insisted on blaming China for the coronavirus pandemic and how the administration’s slow response is responsible for the tragic situation in the country today
What complicates Russia’s relationship with Syria, which has sometimes been referred to as a Russian client state, is that two strong-willed, highly self-opinionated leaders are also involved here
Why the Bouficha Appeal stands for the aspirations of people who want an end to militarized violence on earth.
Multinational corporations are motivated by profit, which comes from disease, not people’s health.
For several years, Washington reverted to largely ignoring the ongoing Somali tragedy.
Vijay Prashad writes about how the United States has unilaterally increased its military buildup around China and has ramped up threatening rhetoric
Trump clearly hopes that China-bashing will get him re-elected in November; so does his rival Joe Biden
A group of mercenaries attempted to invade Venezuela early on Sunday May 3. This is the latest in a series of attacks against the Bolivarian Republic.
Ongoing anti-Tehran rhetoric looks to be a distraction from the failure to tackle Covid-19 competently
The anti-China fake news campaign about the COVID-19 pandemic fits into the larger war that the U.S. is waging against China. It taps into the deep reservoir of xenophobia and racism in the U.S. and elsewhere.
The 2005 regulations pushed on the World Health Organization by the United States and the Europeans hampered the WHO’s ability to declare an emergency and a pandemic
Coronavirus might be devastating to many countries—including their people’s health and livelihoods—but it seems that pandemics are good for some companies and their stockholders.
The attack on the Chinese government and the World Health Organization’s work on the novel coronavirus by the Trump administration is unfounded
As information about coronavirus emerged, the Chinese government and Chinese society began to organize an immense campaign against its spread.
Colombia’s Government Acts Like a Doormat for the United States—and Its People Aren’t Going Along With It
Last year, on November 21, the Colombian people took to the streets in massive numbers to reject the policies of the government led by President Iván Duque.
The situation is such that the public sector, long maligned by neoliberal economists and weakened by governments beholden to neoliberalism, is playing a major role in the fight against coronavirus
In the midst of the current pandemic—though it still suffers under Washington’s callous blockade—Cuba has again led the way with humanitarian assistance.
Washington is ratcheting up the pressure on Kabul by forewarning that it will prevail upon the international community to join hands with the U.S. by making all aid to Afghanistan conditional on cooperative behavior by the Afghan political elites.
In the early weeks when the virus emerged in Wuhan, the Chinese government neither suppressed evidence nor did their warning systems fail.
The Trump administration has used the fabricated narco-trafficking charges against Maduro and other officials as an excuse to intensify pressure on Venezuela
World Health Organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for “solidarity, not stigma” in a speech given on February 14, long before the virus had hit Europe or North America.
This overlooked region of India is a beacon to the world for taking on the coronavirus, with the leftist government setting the bar for testing, tracing and treatment standards.
Classical economics helped kill millions in the British Empire’s famines—following economic orthodoxy today could be just as deadly.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called the $2 billion requested to help fight Covid-19 ‘a drop in the ocean’
Trump’s patience has run out and the US is ‘proceeding with the withdrawal of its forces’
The U.S. Department of Justice presented charges related to drug-trafficking against Nicolás Maduro and other Venezuelan government officials in a press conference today.
Quick and widespread testing and quarantine will help tackle the spread of COVID-19, not ultra-nationalism or hyper-capitalism.
If we look at the example of previous crises—such as the Financial Crisis of 2008-09—then we know that the costs of these crises are rarely borne by the very rich.
The United Nations has shut down most of its meetings and all of its conferences, but the world body in New York stays open.
Despite claims that it is helping member states cope with the Covid-19 emergency, the Fund has denied Caracas’ loan request
One would expect that a humanitarian crisis of this magnitude would provide the opportunity to suspend or end all inhumane economic sanctions and political blockades against certain countries.
The billionaire is leading the scramble for Bolivia’s lithium resources under a coup government.
No deal can be done without Islamabad’s involvement, but it comes with conditions
Remembering the Heroism of Activist Berta Cáceres Four Years After Her Assassination: An Interview With Her Daughter
COPINH has been engaged in a tireless struggle to end the impunity enjoyed by the elites in Honduras responsible for this crime and others
Disunity between the US and its allies in Europe suggests a new world order is emerging
Roughly 11,500 people got on boats at places like Obock and Bosasso, Somalia, to go into Yemen, and then overland to Saudi Arabia, where they hope to get employment.
India stays quiet as South Asian geopolitics transforms with far-reaching consequences
The Indian PM cleverly enticed Trump with the prospect of 7 million people lining the streets to welcome him next week
Red Books Day is about standing up to fascism and standing up for our own intellectual development.
Israeli-Palestinian talks are still on hold
On May 3, 2020, the Bolivian people will go to the polls once more. They return there because President Evo Morales had been overthrown in a coup in November 2019.
Mohammed Allawi may not only restructure US-Iraqi relations, but could take the wind out of the protest movement Washington is using as a political tool
Last year, it became clear that the already chaotic Libya would slip into disaster.
A war in the region now threatens its entire oil and shipping infrastructure, and can also take down the entire global economy in its wake.
What the NATO war on Libya did to that country is to turn it into a battlefield of other people’s ambitions, to reduce Libya into a chessboard for a multidimensional game that is hard to explain and even harder to end.
With Soleimani out of the picture and the Baghdad regime in disarray, Trump is eyeing a stronger Kurdish role
For Delhi, the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor derails efforts to discredit the Belt and Road Initiative
Former president of Bolivia Evo Morales made an audio recording in which he called upon his supporters to form militias.
The sustained protests are part of a larger trend against austerity and endless war.
On January 5, a group of masked men and women roamed the gated campus of JNU with iron rods and other weapons.
The Current U.S. Approach to Nuclear Weapons Can Only Lead to Armageddon—Arms Control Provides the Only Path to Peace
The decade ends with two major threats to humanity: global warming leading to a climate catastrophe and the threat of a nuclear war extinguishing our civilization.
The US shrugged off India’s regional strategic concerns when it unilaterally killed a top Iranian general soon after ‘allowing’ New Delhi to go ahead with its port project in southern Iran
The assassination of Soleimani, Salami said, will be later seen as a “turning point” in U.S. interference in West Asia.
Erdogan vows to send troops to Libya, where they may face Russian forces, but neither side wants a confrontation
Street signs indicate widespread opposition to these laws and policies from a range of political parties: everyone, except the BJP, seems to be against them.
The People of India Are Taking It to the Streets to Challenge Modi’s Bigoted and Dishonest Government
Narendra Modi’s attempts to defend the controversial citizenship law have provoked ire not just among Muslims, but among the general populace, mainly youth.
Assange and Manning are being persecuted for speaking truth to power.
Beggars can’t be choosers and the Pakistani PM was left with no choice but to obey the Saudi diktat like a vassal.
As a new law appears to make Muslims second-class citizens, the BJP regime is ignoring protests against yet more austerity.
Recent revelations about the failings of the US war in Afghanistan reflect the Pentagon Papers leaked in the 1970s, and Noam Chomsky’s early analysis of them.
The nation’s new president strives to keep New Delhi’s goodwill while preserving Colombo’s strategic autonomy.
Wealthy countries’ approach to climate change condemns hundreds of millions of people to suffer.
War-making regimes such as the U.S. and UK do not simply commit atrocities in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, they sabotage any effort to investigate them.
“The time for military coups, in Latin America or elsewhere, is over,” stated the congressman.
Foreign ministers meet to discuss disputed Kuril Islands but stalemate continues.
India cannot, should not and need not substitute Saudi Arabia as a preferred partner to Iran – or vice versa.
The two largest sources of indium — an important component of an LCD screen — can be found in Canada and in Bolivia.
The Ukrainian president seems to be eyeing improved ties with Moscow.
The overthrow of the elected leader cannot be understood without a glance at the nation’s massive reserves of this crucial mineral.
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