World Politics

International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council

International Pressure Kept Canada From Joining Security Council

July 1, 2020

Despite Canada’s liberal reputation, its international affairs are built around support for empire and corporate interest.

How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?

How Is Biden Different From Trump When It Comes To Palestine?

June 26, 2020

Biden pledges to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, boasts of “unstinting support” for Israel, promises to fight the BDS movement and send military aid, and spins it as a way to somehow fight anti-Semitism in the U.S.

Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court

Boycotting Israel Is Not A Crime, Says European Human Rights Court

June 25, 2020

The EHRC overturned the French court’s convictions of 12 BDS activists for “incitement to discrimination” in a watershed ruling for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

Netanyahu Ties Corruption Trial To West Bank Annexation Plans

June 22, 2020

Netanyahu says his trial is not about corruption, but about the fate of Israel and the Jewish people. He demands Palestinians give their consent to Israeli annexation, leading to anti-annexation demonstrations in Israel.

Tearing Down White Supremacist Monuments Isn't Empty Symbolism

Tearing Down White Supremacist Monuments Isn’t Empty Symbolism

June 18, 2020

The monuments represent more than just the people they honor. They symbolize the brutal legacy of white supremacy, racism, colonialism, and genocide we live with today.

Climate Crisis: Trump's Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

Climate Crisis: Trump’s Regulatory Attack, DNC On Climate, California Fires, And Brazil COVID Chaos

June 16, 2020

Under the cover of COVID-19 and protests, Trump hacks away at bedrock environmental law. Plus, a Democratic Party committee lays out its climate platform, wildfires erupt in California, and climate chaos engulfs Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest.

Pandemic 2.0

Pandemic 2.0: Amazon Deforestation Could Unleash A Wave Of Pandemics Sooner Than We Think

June 9, 2020

Brazil’s government simultaneously risks triggering the next pandemic, endangers its indigenous people, and accelerates the climate crisis by scaling up deforestation of the Amazon.

China's National Security Law Could End Hong Kong's Autonomy

China’s National Security Law Could End Hong Kong’s Autonomy

June 3, 2020

The announced law could establish Chinese security institutions in Hong Kong, ending historically protected freedom around dissent and free speech.

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole

June 1, 2020

Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry’s economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.

The Proposed Nile Dam Is A Wedge Between Egypt, Ethiopia, And Sudan

May 21, 2020

The plan to build a giant hydroelectric dam on the Nile River is a cornerstone in Ethiopia’s economic development strategy, but is fiercely opposed by President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi in Egypt.