February 21, 2024

Sperm Whales Have Culture Too: Strong Evidence That Clans, Culture, and Dialects Are Not Unique to Humans

By Hal Whitehead Author Bio: Hal Whitehead has been studying sperm whales for 40 years, tracking their groups at sea from a 40-foot sailing boat and trying to understand their social and cultural lives. He is a professor at Dalhousie University in Canada. Source: Human Bridges Credit Line: This article was produced by Human Bridges. The sperm whale is […]

Wildfires aren’t just a threat to people—they’re killing off Earth’s biodiversity

Cataclysmic wildfires have increased in intensity and frequency due to climate change.

A criminal attack on democracy: Why Brazil’s fascists should not get amnesty

By Gabriel Rocha Gaspar Source: Globetrotter From all the excited cries echoing from the red tide that took over Brasília during Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s (known as Lula) inauguration as the Brazilian President on January 1, 2023, the most significant—and challenging, especially from the institutional stance of the new government—was the call for “no […]

The Brazilian hard right are already a political cliché

By Vijay Prashad Source: Globetrotter On January 8, 2023, large crowds of people—dressed in colors of the Brazilian flag—descended on the country’s capital, Brasília. They invaded the federal building and Supreme Court and vandalized public property. This attack by the rioters had been widely expected since the invaders had been planning “weekend demonstrations” for days […]

Could China help Brazil to overcome its economic crisis?

By Marco Fernandes Author Bio: This article was produced by Globetrotter. Marco Fernandes is a researcher at Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. He is the co-editor of Dongsheng. He is a member of the No Cold War collective. He lives in Beijing. Source: Globetrotter The election victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as the […]

The wide role Brazil’s military has played in the destruction of the Amazon

By Pedro Marin / Globetrotter In the Brazilian Amazon, as deforestation reaches record levels and rivers are increasingly polluted, the illegal gold mining contributing to these problems continues largely unabated. The response of the government has been to increase military action to curb environmental crimes in Brazil. Far from achieving this purpose, however, the military intervention has only led to […]

Why U.S. political scientists are arguing that Evo Morales should be the President of Bolivia

By Vijay Prashad and Manuel Bertoldi / Independent Media Institute Three political scientists from the United States closely studied allegations of fraud in the Bolivian election of 2019 and found that there was no fraud. These scholars—from the University of Pennsylvania and Tulane University—looked at raw evidence from the Bolivian election authorities that had been handed over to the […]