December 8, 2023

CICBD Praised for Small Business Expo

The Cayman Islands Centre for Business Development (CICBD), in the Ministry of Investment, Innovation and Social Development, has been praised for the successful staging of its inaugural Small Business Expo, which was held at the Marriott Resort last Thursday. The all-day event, which was held under the theme, “Ignite, Innovate, Elevate: Empowering Cayman’s Small Businesses […]

Afghanistan earthquake: Hundreds dead in powerful quake

By Rachel Russell From BBC News GETTY IMAGES Many of the villages hit by the quake consist of little more than mud houses Hundreds of people are feared dead after a powerful earthquake hit western Afghanistan, near the Iranian border. The Taliban government initially said the death toll could be more than 2,000, but later […]

Will California and Nevada finally outlaw slavery?

From Miriam Karmali, Freedom United” February 19, 2023 News Digest OUR CAMPAIGN ISSUES IN THE NEWS Prison slaveryWill California and Nevada finally outlaw slavery?Lawmakers in California and Nevada are reportedly advancing legislation to remove language from their state constitutions that permits slavery as punishment for a crime. Incarcerated people in California and Nevada are reportedly forced […]

Russian military pay: Does size matter?

By Peter Polack In a modern world where military conscription has almost been erased except in obsolete authoritarian regimes, one glaring example has been Russia’s one year military service requirement reduced from two years in 2008 for those 18-27 years of age. Like Angola and Afghanistan, the rich and well-connected mostly escape this selection. Apart […]

The bewildering vote in Chile that rejected a new constitution

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

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!

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

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

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

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 […]