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Nauru Government Condemns Mentally Traumatized Individuals to Life-long Anguish by Rene Wadlow

    The Government of Nauru, the small Pacific island State, has expelled the medical and psychological personnel of the international non-governmental organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) on Sunday 7 October.  The Government gave no explanation for its actions, but relations with the NGO have been difficult in the 11 months that MSF has been working there.  It is likely...

A Record 207 Environmental Activists Were Killed Last Year. More than 200 environmental activists were killed in 2017, according to the latest report from global rights watchdog Global Witness. By Lorraine Chow

More than 200 environmental activists were killed in 2017, according to the latest report from global rights watchdog Global Witness. The troubling report revealed that 207 men and women across 22 countries were murdered last year defending their land and resources, making it the worst year on record. Agribusiness was the industry most associated with these attacks—highlighting the devastating cost...

HAITI RISES: A TIME FOR SOLIDARITY by Nia Imara and Robert Roth

HAITI RISES: A TIME FOR SOLIDARITY by Nia Imara and Robert Roth Haiti Rises: A Time for Solidarity was first published in February 2016. Since that time, Haiti’s interim president, Jocelerme Privert, appointed an Election Verification Commission to investigate the fraudulent elections of August 9 and October 25, 2015. The Verification Commission’s report, released on May 30, concluded that the...

SA carries cross of South-South cooperation

SEPTEMBER 12 is perhaps one of the less celebrated international days, it is the United Nations (UN) Day for South-South Cooperation – a notion of solidarity, where countries forego some aspects of national interest in the pursuit of a higher or common good. South-South cooperation has a long history, generally traced back to the solidarity politics of the Bandung Conference...

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), was the victim of a...

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 of the process, losing the...

Haiti’s Election Verification Commission: A Step in the Right Direction By Marilyn Langlois

6 May 2016 – On a visit to Haiti in late April with Task Force on the Americas, a California-based organization in solidarity with the social justice movements of Latin America and the Caribbean, we witnessed another example of Haitians resisting US attempts to facilitate continued looting of the country’s resources and sabotage its democracy. Democracy has been sorely missing in...

Rest in Power Toussaint L’Ouverture: Saluting Haiti’s Triumph against Colonialism By Richard Sudan

7 Apr 2016 – April 7th marks the passing of one of the greatest, most revered and most important figures of African and world history, Toussaint L’Ouverture one of the liberators of Haiti. By 1801 Haiti, an island made up of half a million slaves, two-thirds of whom had been born in Africa, declared independence from European colonialists. By April 7th...