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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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Taliban On the Doorstep, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 13, 2021
A Viable -- and Perhaps the Only -- Path to Lasting Peace in Afghanistan E As each day goes by, the Taliban's forces edge closer to controlling all of Afghanistan. The violence has been severe; the pain inflicted on civilians by the intensity of the fighting has been terrible.
Zambia President Edgar Lungu, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, April 11, 2021
Zambia Is The Tip Of The Tail Of The Global Dog The Socialist Party pledges to reverse Zambia's slide into privatisation and de-industrialisation, social processes that have damaged social life in the country and created a sense of despondency among the masses.
From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 2, 2021
We Should All Be Outraged It is time to impanel a citizens' tribunal to investigate the utter failure of the governments of Boris Johnson, Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, Narendra Modi, and others to break the chain of the infection of COVID-19.
Ban nuclear weapons, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 28, 2021
Why We Can't Give Up on the Idea of a World Free From Nuclear Weapons On January 22, 2021, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) became international law for the 122 states who signed the agreement in July 2017. This is a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
Arab Spring takes toll on Moroccan economy, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 18, 2020
Donald Trump's Final Act: Snuffing Out the Promise of Democracy in the Middle East Great hopes have been set aside in the mid-East. Old cynicisms have returned, the cynicisms of arms deals and of energy deals, the cynicism of brutality.
China and Venezuela promote short, medium and long term, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 28, 2020
Is Imperialism Obsolete in Latin America? In September 2018, Venezuelan president Nicola's Maduro visited China, where he met with China's President Xi Jinping and signed a series of important agreements on trade and culture. Toward the end of his stay, Maduro said that the two countries had built "a relationship of mutual benefit, of shared gain."
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 Uploaded
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 Uploaded
(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.
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.

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