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.
What “Free Lula” meant was not only the freedom of Lula, but also an end to lawfare as an instrument against the people.
Human Rights Watch is just the latest to draw attention to the unilateral U.S. attack on Tehran’s health care system.
Though IBM contests Google’s claim, it concedes that it passed an important milestone; for the science of computing, that is all that matters.
But using Syrian oil to fund Kurdish forces plays into Moscow’s Turkish-rapprochement hand.
Neoliberalism has wrecked the world. It is why the people of South America are taking to the streets and the ballot box to advocate for change.
The U.S. President may have a chance to help engineer a lasting peace between the Kurds and Ankara.
How Europe’s Greedy Lending to Africa Is Driving the Migration Wave That Fuels the EU’s Xenophobic Politics
Many of those fleeing parts of Africa and Asia are fleeing bombs sold by European arms merchants, or economic stagnation fueled by European banks and multinationals.
As the Trump administration does damage control after “abandoning the Kurds,” Erdogan is weighing Russia’s stance on “safe zone.”
An excerpt of Benjamin Dangl’s the new book, The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and the Decolonization of History in Bolivia
Do you dare to question the capitalist orthodoxy of the IMF? Expect to be answered with ferocious sanctions.
Google’s Sycamore 53-qubit quantum machine has opened the doors to a new era of computing.
Trump has tossed the ball right back into Erdogan’s court, and given Putin a headache.
Erdogan’s government is preparing to enter Syria for a major military operation against the SDF.
The claim that Iran is the main “sponsor of terrorism” is one that has become a cliché from Washington to Riyadh.
India’s stance on the September 28 poll is based on an unrealistic anti-Pakistan policy, not on any real hope for the Afghan people themselves.
Days after the Democratic presidential candidates missed yet another opportunity to challenge President Donald Trump’s failed Venezuela policy on the debate stage on September 12, President Nicolás Maduro signed an important agreement with four opposition parties.
Brazil’s president certainly was not
The surveillance industry sees us as little more than raw materials.
How Serious People Planned to Avert Climate Catastrophe at the UN (While Trump Hung Out in the Basement)
Trump skipped most of Monday’s climate proceedings and instead went to an event on religious discrimination.
World Leaders Gather at the UN in the Face of War, Climate Catastrophe and Global Worker Exploitation
The fate of the planet is in the balance. But so is the fate of humanity.
The Houthi drone strike on Aramco shows the shifting strategic balance in the Persian Gulf.
India’s Prime Minister to join Trump in Houston at an event called “Howdy Modi.”
The Modi government has all but declared a war against its own people.
If you want to identify the most reckless powers in our world today, look no further than Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States of America.
The leader of the Tupac Amaru Neighborhood Association is a symbol of the fight against the old order.
In Unwanted People, historian Aviva Chomsky’s essays explore the roots of this violent history.
The right only denies global warming because its climate “science” has surrendered to capitalists.
Pronounced Russian backing for India at this juncture could prove to be counterproductive, given the New Cold War conditions in world politics.
How Can Sweden Be a Peace Broker for the War in Yemen If It’s Also Selling the Arms That Make It Possible?
On August 13, TV4 in Sweden reported that Swedish weapons have been used in Yemen.
Mobile phone technology has revolutionized drone war.
If you are sitting in Beijing or Moscow, you have to wonder about the G7.
Will he slash more programs in his disdain for world bodies?
U.S. President Donald Trump remarks on the Afghan peace talks.
The Indian PM is trying to restore a degree of sanity to his country’s statecraft and diplomacy.
The siege of Gaza is crushing the people who live under it, and it is crushing all of our imaginations.
The Grace 1, seized by the British in early July, has resumed its journey under a new name—and the U.S. does not approve.
Why the Government’s Hunt for the Migrant Poor Is a Perfect Distraction From the Real Problems of Our Time
The powerful old men who rule the world have an existential advantage, which is that they won’t live to see the fruits of their hate and greed.
A film on Cambridge Analytica’s role in Trump’s election in 2016 has brought attention to broader issues.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa, part of a “political dynasty” in the country, is to run for president and has some heavyweight backers.
The Indian government’s move on Jammu and Kashmir should not merely be seen as an internal matter.
Beijing has a lot of influence over Pakistan and indirectly is in a position to leverage the next moves by Islamabad.
The problem facing any negotiations is that the U.S. position is untenable.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is putting a stake in Trump’s international efforts.
Ghani government prepares for meeting with Taliban while U.S. hunts for a deal on a “face-saving” withdrawal.
United States pressure has seen Panama remove its flag from 59 vessels linked to Iran or Syria.
We are sleepwalking to a new war in the region with disastrous consequences.
The U.S.-Iran Standoff Can Only End When the U.S. Accepts Iran’s Right to Have a Nuclear Energy Program
The United States has had a sanctions regime in place against Iran for decades.
Dodgy legal justifications, conflicting claims and unanswered questions are hallmarks of Britain’s behavior off Gibraltar and in the Persian Gulf.
Trump’s sabotage of the JCPOA was based on his own misreading of the pact, to the detriment not only of Iran but of America’s own allies.
Transfer (mis)pricing: the jewel in every multinational enterprise’s crown.
Trump’s Iran policy is more reminiscent of a coin flip than a political decision.
The trade war and the tussle over high technology are not simply unwinnable, their effects on the U.S. economy could prevent a second Trump term.
We must rebuild the imagination of the working class and combat the capitalist narrative that has made it easier for us to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.
Climate change is making working conditions intolerable for many, including the already disadvantaged and unprotected by unions.
Facebook’s newest cryptocurrency platform, Libra, is more dangerous than it is practical.
The ICC provides no legal counterbalance to the arrogance of an empire’s power.
Threats, sanctions, and actual killings are part of Washington’s crusade against Tehran, all enabled by its unshakable grip on the global financial system.
Despite defeats both political and economic, despite everything, the “ayllus” endure.
These are men who are reckless with violence, willing to do anything if it means provoking a war against Iran.
On April 30, 1975, the United States learned an important lesson. The capture of Saigon by the People’s Army of Vietnam (PAVN) would mark the defeat of the world’s most powerful military force by an army of guerrilla fighters.
With no end of war in sight, this past year has been the deadliest year for civilians since the United States first began to bomb Afghanistan in 2001.
The process of corporate plunder in the global mining industry is aggravating social and economic inequality.
Far from precision-guided munitions, sanctions are weapons of starvation, which target the most vulnerable civilians for slow and painful death by deprivation of food and medicine.
Canada is one of the leaders of the Lima Group, a network of countries that came together in 2017 with the express purpose of regime change in Venezuela.
The Palestinians are boycotting the Trump’s event.
In the first few months of 2019, China bought about half of Iran’s crude oil exports.
Even U.S. President Donald Trump, who is getting ready to pardon war criminals, fears John Bolton.
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