A Message from 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Denis Mukwege

Ladies and gentlemen, members of the Nobel Prize Committee; dear friends of peace, friends of humanity, It is with great humility that I learned of this news while I was in the middle of performing surgery in my hospital. At this time, my thoughts turn immediately to all survivors of rape and sexual violence in conflict zones around the world....

Donate a Dollar to Rape a Child in Africa By Farida Bemba Nabourema

  Katie Myler, I never heard of the name till yesterday and luckily so. Although she is supposedly famous in the “African charity industry,” a multi-billion-dollar capitalism driven economy abusively called philanthropism, I never got the bad luck to stumble upon her and the “amazing” work she had been doing saving the poor children of Africa. Since my college years...

No No Keshagesh*

Marilyn Langlois – TRANSCEND Media Service “Keshagesh means Greedy Guts.  It’s what you call a little puppy who eats his own food and then wants everybody else’s.” –Buffy Sainte-Marie How do we really feel about greed, the inordinate and insatiable longing for unneeded excess wealth?  It’s generally considered socially and morally undesirable.  So why are gross expressions of greed not...

The weaponization of human rigths by Alred de Zayas

The weaponization of human rights has transformed the individual and collective entitlement to assistance, protection, respect and solidarity — based on our common human dignity and equality — into a hostile arsenal to target competitors and political adversaries. In the stockpile of weaponized human rights, the technique of “naming and shaming” has become a sort of ubiquitous Kalashnikov.  Experience shows, however, that naming and...

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...

Liberia: The “dictatorship of the multinational corporations”

Unlike other countries in the sub-Saharan region, Liberia was never formally colonised by European imperialism. Therefore, the West African nation was neither militarily nor politically occupied by any of the colonising states to give rise to the unhindered and unquestioned penetration of foreign capital for the colossal exploitation and exportation of raw material from the soil and sub-soil of Liberia...