World Politics

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

EU Shares Blame For Amazon’s Destruction, Research Shows

July 31, 2020

Despite criticizing Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government for environmental crimes, the EU is still the biggest consumer of deforestation-contaminated products from Brazil.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

Black Americans, Black Brazilians Suffer More From COVID-19. Structural Racism Is To Blame.

July 30, 2020

“Genocides don’t always have to be intentional. It’s about impact. Whether or not they have been planning to kill people, we know people are dying and Black people are dying disproportionately.”

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

Corporate Greed Drives COVID-19 Pandemic Inside Peruvian Amazon

July 15, 2020

Oil and mining industries are threatening energy price hikes, resisting legislation that would deny extraction activities in uncontacted areas of the Peruvian Amazon.

Malaysia Still Pushes False Claim That It Has Eradicated Poverty

Malaysia Still Vastly Undercounting People Living In Poverty

July 14, 2020

Malaysia must acknowledge that the country’s rapid economic growth has not benefited all of its residents, says Philip Alston, former UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights.

Congo Doesn’t Need An Apology, It Needs Justice And Reparations

Congo Doesn’t Need An Apology, It Needs Justice And Reparations

July 13, 2020

King Philippe expressed regret for King Leopold II’s atrocities in the Congo, but Belgium continues to plunder its resources says human rights activist Kambale Musavuli.

What’s Behind Brazil’s COVID-19 Disaster?

What’s Behind Brazil’s COVID-19 Disaster?

July 13, 2020

Indigenous, poor, and working-class communities in Brazil are all under threat from COVID-19. One man is largely to blame for the country’s pandemic disaster: President Jair Bolsonaro, who has just tested positive for the virus.

Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything?

Srebrenica At 25: Have We Learned Anything?

July 10, 2020

In 1995, between July 11-22, Serbian forces murdered 8,327 defenseless Bosnians in an act of genocide. What’s happened to international law and outrage over crimes against humanity?

Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation

Strange Slow Dance Between Israel And The Gulf States, Despite Annexation

July 9, 2020

UAE ambassador Yousef al-Otaiba wrote an article promising normalization on the condition that Israel does not annex parts of the West Bank. Jamal Juma’ of Stop The Wall pushed back with an opinion piece in Middle East Eye exposing the reality of Israeli apartheid.

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.