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Vijay Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair of South Asian History and Director of International Studies at Trinity College, Hartford, CT His most recent book, The Darker Nations: A People's History of the Third World, won the Muzaffar Ahmad Book Prize for 2009. The Swedish and French editions are just out. He can be reached at: vijay.prashad@trincoll.edu

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The persecution of Julian Assange endangers the future of a free press., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 4, 2020
The U.S. is determined to make Julian Assange pay for exposing the cruelty of its war September 7, 2020, Julian Assange will leave his cell in Belmarsh Prison in London and attend a hearing that will determine his fate. After the Swedish authorities decided not to pursue Assange, he should have been released by the UK government. But he was not.
Damages after 2020 Beirut explosions 1., From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, August 17, 2020
Beirut Explosion: It Is Late, but It Is Early Morning If We Insist Nothing happens in Beirut and Lebanon that is transparent; plots of all kinds unravel against the ordinary hopes of the population.
Bizarre Donald Trump, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 6, 2020
How Trump Managed to Lead the World with the Worst Response to the COVID Pandemic The incompetence of the Trump administration -- coming on top of a destroyed public health system and a failed private sector testing establishment has condemned millions of people in the U.S. to catch the disease and pass it on.
Residencias Junin, Caracas, Venezuela, From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, July 6, 2020
Venezuela's Borderlands Have Been Assaulted by COVID-19 Venezuela's rate of infection remains low, despite the U.S. unilateral sanctions that have denied the country the right to import drugs and tests for the population.
From InText
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Who Deserves a Nobel Prize During a Pandemic? China, having gained important experience in its own fight against the virus and the disease, has now sent experts and medical teams to countries across the world from Iran to Burkina Faso to Venezuela.
Lee Removal., From WikimediaPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 13, 2020
Tear Down the Racist Statues, End Racist Debt and Pay for Reparations The statues are coming down. The most recent avalanche began in the United States after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police and the uprising it occasioned. Cancel the debt and provide reparations to the formerly colonized for the centuries of theft and brutality.
Woman on the streets of Minneapolis holds #BlackLivesMatter sign., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 5, 2020
The murder of George Floyd is normal in an abnormal society Vijay Prashad writes on how the recent murder of George Floyd in the US is sadly unsurprising in a country that upholds capitalist exploitation through white supremacy
The Fortune, flanked by a Venezuelan Navy escort, continues en route to Puerto Cabello., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, May 29, 2020
Why Iran's Fuel Tankers for Venezuela Are Sending Shudders Through Washington The more Trump threatens China, and the more he builds up U.S. military assets along the Chinese coastline, the greater the chance that China will react toward Taiwan being provoked -- in other words -- into a conflict that the world just does not need.
From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 14, 2020
The U.S. Military is Hell-Bent on Trying to Overpower China The real focus is China. In January 2019, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told U.S. military officials that the problem is "China, China, China." As far as Trump is concerned, China and -- to a lesser extent -- Russia are to be contained by the United States with armed force.
WHO website with magnifying glass, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, April 24, 2020
How the Chinese Authorities and the World Health Organization Handled the Coronavirus On March 11, a month before Trump's announcement to "halt funding" for WHO, the WHO had declared a global pandemic as a result of its deep concern of both the alarming levels of spread and severity, and the alarming levels of inaction.
A Iranian flag flies over an archeological site in Bishapur, Iran., From InText
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Is This the End of U.S. Interference in the Middle East? Both the military and the diplomatic wings of Iran's government are in agreement that it is not Iran that will be weakened by the assassination of Soleimani, but that the United States will suffer the consequences of this action.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 1, 2020
India Is Teetering on the Brink of Fascism Last year's trade union strike brought 180 million people onto the streets. If the momentum of these protests remains, then this strike on 8 January will be enormous; it could weaken the BJP's political power fatally.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, December 28, 2019
The People of India Are Taking It to the Streets to Challenge Modi's Bigoted and Dishonest Government Modi is not alone. He has good company in Trump, in Erdogan, in Bolsonaro, in Boris Johnson and in a host of other world leaders for whom lying is part of their agenda. Arguments based on reason are not their mode of conversation; their mode is emotion.
Mill and power plant, West Linn, Oregon., From InText
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 5, 2019
Wealthy Countries' Approach to Climate Change Condemns Hundreds of Millions of People to Suffer The problem of climate change is something that is common to all countries, and no one is immune to its deleterious impact; at the same time, the responsibility of countries is not identical, and some countries -- which benefited for centuries from colonialism and carbon fuel -- have a greater responsibility for the transition to a less damaging energy system.
President Donald J. Trump attends a briefing with military leadership members Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at the Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq., From InText
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 28, 2019
How to Commit War Crimes -- and Get Away With It Former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan called the U.S. war on Iraq "illegal." No one has suggested that George W. Bush, his Cabinet, and Tony Blair be brought into the dock.
Evo Morales, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 15, 2019
Bolivia Does Not Exist On November 10, Bolivia's President Evo Morales Ayma was removed from office. Technically Morales resigned, but the conditions for his resignation had been set by the Bolivian oligarchy (egged on for 13 years by the United States government.)
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 13, 2019
After Evo, the Lithium Question Looms Large in Bolivia Tesla (United States) and Pure Energy Minerals (Canada) both showed great interest in having a direct stake in Bolivian lithium. But they could not make a deal that would take into consideration the parameters set by the Morales government.
US Sanctions Take Economic Toll on Lives of Iranians, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 9, 2019
How U.S. Sanctions on Iran Are Killing Innocent People Over the course of the past several years, the medical journal The Lancet has run a series of important studies of the deteriorating health conditions in Iran as a result of the unilateral U.S. sanctions.
Protests in Santiago, Chile on October 27, 2019., From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 31, 2019
South America Cries Out: Neoliberalism -- Never Again! Neoliberalism, their policy framework of the past 40 years, is now in serious crisis. No full alternative is available. We have glimmers of the future; experiments need to be tried. Argentina's government will be under pressure to test an exit to neoliberalism. There will be excluded workers and feminists in the streets making sure that it does not betray their hopes.
The Most Dangerous Person in the World, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 17, 2019
The IMF Convenes in Washington, Deaf to the Suffering It Causes Across the Planet There is no democracy in the IMF. It marches to the drum of its main funder. Currently, the United States with 16.52 percent of the voting shares has the largest bloc of votes on the board. Following far behind are Japan (6.15 percent), China (6.09 percent), Germany (5.32 percent) and then the UK and France, each with 4.03 percent.

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