Bio-piracy: the sale of Uganda’s lakes to investors

Mary Serumaga Appeared on the net on Apr 06, 2018 The fishermen of Kabarole District appear to have blown the whistle on an audacious act of bio-piracy. They brought to the attention of the authorities that they were being barred from access to the 53 crater lakes that they have fished in from time immemorial….

SOS: Save our seas By Rene Wadlow

On 5 to 9 June 2017, the United Nations will bring together in New York the representatives of governments, of governmental regional associations such as the Alliance of Small Island States, non-governmental organizations, private corporations, and academic institutions to study the challenges which face humanity to conserve and use our oceans, seas and marine resources…

Somalia: A country devastated by drought, famine and conflict by Bashir Goth

  Somalia’s president has declared the famine ravaging the country a national disaster. There has been little response from the world.  Drought is a natural calamity that can happen anywhere, but what makes it more deadly in Somalia is the continued conflict that prevents relief aid from reaching the needy or makes it difficult for…

Imperialism’s Junior Partners By Patrick Bond

Dilma Rousseff and Jacob Zuma at the 2014 BRICS summit in Brazil. GovernmentZA / Flickr Our new issue, “Between the Risings,” is out now. To celebrate its release, international subscriptions are $25 off, and limited prints of our Easter 1916 cover are available. On May 12, Brazil’s democratic government, led by the Workers’ Party (PT),…

EXCLUSIVE: Brazil, the World’s Second-Largest Black Nation, Has Been Taken Over by an All White Male Cabinet — Here’s What’s at Stake for Its Afro-Descendants

source: atlantablackstar   Michel Temer and his new cabinet ministers.Photograph by Bloomberg Bloomberg via Getty Images   Brazil has the fifth-largest population and the sixth-largest economy in the world.  And if the nation’s new government of all white men has its way, Black power will be erased.  Brazil’s majority African-descended population will be shut out…

Australia: The Dirty Secret of Utopia

John Pilger – Russia Today 10 Apr 2016 – I had a call from Rosalie Kunoth-Monks the other day. Rosalie is an elder of the Arrernte-Alyawarra people, who live in Utopia, a vast and remote region in the “red heart” of Australia. The nearest town is Alice Springs, more than 200 miles across an ancient landscape…