October 3, 2022

The bewildering vote in Chile that rejected a new constitution

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By Taroa Zúñiga Silva and Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter On September 4, 2022, more than 13 million Chileans—out of a voting-eligible population of approximately 15 million—voted on a proposal to introduce a new constitution in the country. As early as March, pollsbegan to suggest that the constitution would not be able to pass. However, polls had hinted […]

The most important election in the Americas is in Brazil

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By Vijay Prashad / Globetrotter Former Brazilian President Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva (known as Lula) runs about on stage at the Latin America Memorial in São Paulo. He was there on August 22, 2022, speaking at a book launch featuring photographs by Ricardo Stuckert about Lula’s trips around the world when he was the […]

Open to take action against safe migration!

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It’s now one year since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, reminding us of the urgent need for safe migration routes for all.  Sign the petition! Thousands have fled Afghanistan to escape an impending future under a notoriously draconian and violent armed group, bent on operating outside of judicial processes and killing those who defy their rule.  But […]

Cuba should be removed from the U.S. List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

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By Roger Waters, Vijay Prashad and Manolo de los Santos / Globetrotter The United States maintains a list of countries that it considers as “state sponsors of terrorism.” There are currently four countries on that list: Cuba, North Korea, Iran and Syria. The basic idea behind this list is that the U.S. State Department determines that these […]

How Cuba is eradicating child mortality and banishing the diseases of the poor

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To move from 59 infant deaths out of every 1,000 live births to no infant deaths in the matter of a few decades is an extraordinary feat. By Vijay Prashad and Manolo de los Santos / Globetrotter Palpite, Cuba, is just a few miles away from Playa Girón, along the Bay of Pigs, where the […]

EU Today Russian Prisoners of War: Angola, Afghanistan, Ukraine

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The early Russian support of the now continuous MPLA government during the Angolan Civil War in the seventies moved from logistical support to strategy to battlefield leadership in 1987, writes Peter Polack. The subsequent misconceived, Soviet advised, attack across the Lomba River towards the UNITA stronghold town of Mavinga in south-eastern Angola and the disastrous […]

Why don’t we treat all refugees as though they were Ukrainian?

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Masses of refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and elsewhere have faced racially motivated hostility in Europe. Now, Ukraine’s refugee crisis is revealing Western double standards. By Sonali Kolhatkar / Independent Media Institute It was inevitable that when brown-skinned Afghan refugees fleeing war were turned away from European borders over the past few years, the callous […]

IOC strengthens its support to the sports community in Afghanistan via a dedicated humanitarian aid fund

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08 Dec 2021 – As a next step in the comprehensive action it has been undertaking to address the humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to deliver financial assistance directly to the Olympic community in the country. An aid package of up […]

Gordon Barlow: “Civilians bearing arms”

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By Gordon Barlow Inspired by Colin’s excellent Editorial of 22nd August, I dug up an old (November 2010) blog-post of mine on the general topic of guns in the hands of civilians. I think it’s still relevant to our situation today, and I haven’t changed a word of it. See what you think. Comments welcome. […]

ABC raid: Outcry as Australian police search public broadcaster

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from BBC A police raid on Australian Broadcasting Corp (ABC) has drawn fire from broadcasters and rights groups. Officers arrived at the public broadcaster’s Sydney headquarters with search warrants naming two reporters and the news director. The ABC has protested over the raid. Police searched the home of a News Corp journalist on Tuesday, sparking alarm. […]