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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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From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 25, 2012
The South gathers in Tehran The tea leaves are hard to read. The top issues on the NAM agenda are Iran and Syria. One is about a war that Israel itches to start, and the other is about a war that the Assad regime is conducting against the Syrian people. The very fact that the NAM summit is taking place in Tehran shows that there remains support for Iran against any precipitous action.
From ImagesAttr
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 2, 2018
The American Experiment Has Failed in Afghanistan The American project has decidedly failed in Afghanistan. Others are now edging their way into the country, pushing and prodding to see which way matters will turn. Meanwhile, pay some heed to the Afghan people. For them, choices are few; grief is a way of life.
From ImagesAttr
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, June 23, 2017
Why the Trump Administration Could Be America's Last Watching U.S. President Donald Trump toss binders of environmental regulations onto the ground underscored the grave dangers of this administration: the final administration. The disregard for the negative social and natural implications of human-induced climate change and warfare is striking.
Trump admonishes NATO at Brussels meeting, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 12, 2018
For All His Bluster, Trump is Powerless Against NATO Allies -- Here's Why Is Trump really going to starve NATO and the European alliance? There is no evidence of this. Trump has increased the U.S. military budget by gargantuan amounts -- to the near astronomic levels of close to $800 billion. Trump increased military spending by close to 10 percent. There is no hesitancy to spend money on the military, no desire to shift some of that treasure toward those who are out of work and desperate.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, November 24, 2017
Puerto Rico: Ruined Infrastructure and a Refugee Crisis Two U.S. Congressmen, Kevin McCarthy and Steny Hoyer, visited Puerto Rico in November to assess the situation. They found Puerto Rico "in a state of frenzied recovery," but with people cut off by destroyed roads and fallen electric lines, with little food and little medicine and "hope for a swift recovery even scarcer." They pledged to fight for more resources for the island.
(12 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 27, 2017
The World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis Is Basically Being Blacked Out by Western Media Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria are each in the throes of a man-made famine, with 20 million people starving to death. No humanitarian intervention has been possible. There has been little concern from the powers that be. Pictures on social media of rail-thin children evoke pity, but no action.
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.)
Jerusalem Dome of the Rocks, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 25, 2017
Trump as Balfour Many world leaders -- from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani -- have called Trump's statement a "dangerous escalation." It will only create far more violence. The European Union and the U.N. have roundly condemned Trump's statement.
Iran vs The United States, From YouTubeVideos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 26, 2019
The Hybrid War Against Iran U.S. President Donald Trump sat in the White House and contemplated a war against Iran. His army had been sending surveillance aircraft along the Iranian coastline, teasing Iranian radar, which tracked these manned and unmanned planes as they skirted the 12 nautical mile limit of Iranian sovereignty
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Frank Wisner in Cairo -- The Empire's Bagman Wisner urged Mubarak to concede. It is not enough. More is being asked for. Today, Mubarak's supporters have come out with bats in hand, ready for a fight. This has probably also been sanctioned in that private meeting. It is what one expects of Empire's bagman.
Donald Trump - Caricature, From GoogleImages
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Donald Trump Has Made America a Laughingstock on the World Stage The media, in a peculiar way, are a perfect mirror of Trump's vanity and myopia. Trump is said to hate reading policy documents. He is pickled in his campaign rhetoric, unwilling to find a pathway from his speeches to policy. The media are much like this. They neglect detailed assessments of policy issues for scandal and celebrity. Trump is their perfect candidate. He gives them sound bites and glamour.
From InText
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.
From flickr.com: Twin-Explosion in southeastern Kobane on 8th October 2014, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, October 22, 2017
Humanity Is Being Split into Two Groups: The Privileged and the Billions Who Face Plunder, Trauma and Suffering The West's benevolence is now measured in the destructive force of its agro-business and arms sales. The moral compass revolves around Monsanto seeds and Sikorsky helicopters. Trump will send more troops into Somalia. That will be the Western contribution to the hurricane that is sweeping across the planet.
World leaders gather in Biarritz, France for G7 meeting, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, August 28, 2019
The G7 Countries Look Feeble -- Iran and Brazil Could Shore Them Up The G7 meetings seem to be a waste of time. The 45th G7 meeting was held in France, in the quaint seaside town of Biarritz. Nothing of significance was discussed with seriousness at this meeting. U.S. President Donald Trump ducked the conversation about the trade wars by saying that the U.S. and China are not in the midst of a trade war. No one wanted to talk about the refugee crisis or about the world's hunger problems.
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 10, 2018
The knife in Iran's back: Trump opens door to chaos Trump's belligerence, the refusal of key countries to abide by Trump's sanctions (including the European Union, but mainly Russia and China), as well as the internal pressure in Iran could very likely create the conditions for a military clash in the waters around Iran. This is a very dangerous situation.
A U.S. soldier stands guard duty near a burning oil well in the Rumaila oil field in 2003., From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 14, 2017
"Our City Is in Ruins": Crushing Wars Are Raging on in Syria and Iraq with No End in Sight The battle is far from over. US aerial assaults on the Syrian cities of Raqqa, Hasakah and Deir Ezzor continue, increasing with great ferocity. Airwars suggests that the number of civilian deaths from the US-led air war in Syria is at the highest it has been for a long while.
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.
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.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 2, 2018
Empire in Decline, Really? The American War Machine Continues to Grow The headquarters of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, which oversees operations in Asia, is located in Hawaii. The people of Africa, Asia and Latin America do not want the United States' footprint to be placed so heavily on their soil. It is one thing to have to tolerate bases and joint exercises. It is another to allow the full weight of U.S. imperialism on one's soil.
Secretary John Kerry Greets Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir and Saudi Officials at Jeddah International Airport, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 18, 2018
It's Not Just Trump -- Saudi Arabia Has Been Bribing the US with Arms Sales for Years Saudi Arabia is in the midst of an internal review of the death of Khashoggi. Whispers from inside the kingdom suggest that the final report will say that this was a "rogue" operation, a word introduced into this incident by U.S. President Donald Trump. Trump, who has bet a great deal on Saudi Arabia, has been caught flatfooted.
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.
From ImagesAttr
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 4, 2017
Appetite for War: the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia v. Iran Iran has long seen its ballistic missile program as being a deterrent, however feeble, against this massive military encirclement. That the U.S. has decided to place new sanctions on Iran for its ballistic missile tests has sent a clear message to Iran: the U.S. will put as much pressure on Iran as possible to prevent it from developing anything like a deterrent capability.
Donald Trump, From GoogleImages
(10 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 25, 2017
The Russian Nexus Trump's entanglements from this world of international business are now on display, but it is not this world that will be indicted. It is a much smaller problem, namely whether the Russian government meddled in the U.S. election. Far graver issues -- the stranglehold of corruption over international business -- remain outside any investigation.
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.
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.
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.
U.S.-South Korean Alliance Ready to Defend Against North Korea, From GoogleImages
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, September 10, 2017
Who Is Begging for War? We Have Such a Poor Understanding of the Conflict with North Korea Unless the United States and its allies downgrade their threats against North Korea, there will be no possibility of peace in northwest Asia. Indeed, this no longer a regional struggle. The hydrogen bomb changes everything. This is a global catastrophe. It is necessary to demand the creation of a real process for peace, not belligerent talk from the UN chamber.
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.
Protesters arrested outside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office Several people were arrested during a protest led by people with disabilities., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, July 8, 2017
The End of the Social Contract The McConnell plan would slash Medicare, a government plan that provides health-care coverage for low-income Americans and for those with disabilities. One of the elements of the plan envisages cutting funds for in-home assistance that allows disabled Americans to remain in their own homes rather than move to nursing homes. Fourteen million Americans will lose any access to health insurance.
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.
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.
From flickr.com: Donald Trump - Caricature, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 19, 2018
How Trump is about to send world oil prices soaring even higher Even if Iran is on solid ground, it would have a difficult time closing the Strait, which -- at its narrowest -- has a width of 55 kilometers. The US naval base in Bahrain is entirely there to keep the Strait open. The possibility of a small war or even a big war is not so far off.
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.
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.
George W. Bush, From GoogleImages
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, March 9, 2017
The Rehabilitation of George W. Bush, War Criminal Bush has been reticent to talk politics, but seems to have made an exception in the Trump years. This is personal. Trump not only belittled Bush's brother, Jeb, but also his mother, Barbara, and Trump suggested that Bush's war on Iraq was a fiasco.
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.
US Envoy Threatened Nations On Breastfeeding Resolution, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 27, 2018
Trump Has Found a Way to Make Enemies of Breastfeeding Mothers It is plainly obvious that Trump's government is deeply misogynistic. It is not going to allow women to drive this debate. But this is a long-term problem for U.S. policy making -- a problem of being driven by corporations rather than by its own democracy.
Warmonger John Bolton to Become National Security Adviser, From YouTubeVideos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Fear the Mustache: Why Bolton Makes Even Donald Trump Nervous Bolton's record is clear. But so are his words, not only his speeches, but also his deeply informative book -- Surrender Is Not An Option (2008). Few U.S. elected officials have the guts to disagree with this disagreeable worldview. They salute the flag and send the bombers to spread the stars and stripes across the globe.
Trump Tongue, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Trump, Year One This year's midterm elections will be fundamental for the resistance to Trump. Each and every one of the 435 members of the House of Representatives will be up for re-election, as will a third of the U.S. Senators. A majority of the Governors in the States will face elections. If the Democratic Party could whittle away at the Republican control of these offices, Trump will be weakened. But it is unlikely.
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.
Fascism's Return, From GoogleImages
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Disregard for world opinion defines the US government Last month, Pew Research Center released a poll that looked at the image of Donald Trump and the United States in 25 countries around the world. In most countries, neither Trump nor the United States come off well. Seventy percent of the populations in these countries have no confidence in Trump.
Protests in Iran expose tensions, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 4, 2018
Massive Protests Erupt in Iran Against Sanctions and Unending Poverty The current wave of protests is an upsurge against the privations in Iran -- unemployment, deprivation and hopelessness. The sharpness of the slogans -- even against the Supreme Leader of the country -- indicates the level of anger at the failure of the Islamic Republic to deliver the basic needs of a growing and youthful population.
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 7, 2015
ISIS Oil ISIS controls Iraqi oil fields near Mosul. They have been making millions of dollars each day by selling oil from these fields. How does ISIS get the oil from the fields in Mosul to the market?
The rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, September 2, 2017
Standing Up to Nazism The Confederate flag flew on official buildings after the Civil War -- and remains aloft in many places. Fights in South Carolina to remove the flag seized the political imagination and tore the already divided population along race lines. As recently as 2015, the establishment of the American Right fought against the removal of the flag of the Confederacy from public buildings.
US Marines Corp main battle Tank Firing in Afghanistan, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Peace Is a Word That the West Has Taken From the Afghans With no end of war in sight, this past year has been the deadliest year for civilians since the United States first began to bomb Afghanistan in 2001. The peace talks in Qatar and Russia will not immediately result in any direct outcome. Afghanistan is damaged beyond belief, its own future less important to the external parties than their own petty gains.
Hurricane, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 16, 2017
A Tale of Two Islands Changes in the world's climate, scientists suggest, have made these Atlantic cyclones much more powerful than before. Warming waters increases the ability of the storms to draw in water vapour and to engorge themselves with more energy. These devastatingly formidable storms then drag the rising waters to produce dangerous storm surges that beat against coastlines and produce large-scale flooding.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, June 10, 2017
Trump's World Order It is Europe's reliance on U.S. power that makes it grouse about Trump's refusal to fully endorse Article 5. The gap between Europe's view of the world and that of America is largely irrelevant. At the end of the day, Europeans line up quite evenly behind U.S. policy.
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
Migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, December 29, 2017
Notes From Europe's African Border Refugees want to make it to Europe, which -- since the early days of colonialism -- has broadcast itself as the land of milk and honey. Old colonial ideas and the wealth of Europe built from colonial labor beckons. It is a siren for the wretched of the earth. It has ended for many Africans in virtual concentration camps in Libya, where refugees that Europe does not want now linger -- some sold into slavery.
The USS Abraham Lincoln conducts drills in the Atlantic Ocean in 2017., From InText
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Will the U.S. Start a War Against Iran? It is unlikely that the United States will find any significant allies among the Iranians. A war against Iran at this time would be a war against a stretch of the world that has seen too many wars in recent times, that would like to open the door to peace. Trump -- with Bolton and Pence -- seek to provoke a war. These are dangerous men with a dangerous agenda.
Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrives in Delhi, received by PM Modi, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 21, 2018
Netanyahu in India: What was swept under the carpet Weapons are at the heart of the relationship between India and Israel. All else is secondary. It would, however, have been too crude to emphasize the weapons deals. Modi and Netanyahu are both showmen. They understand the art of propaganda. To reduce their relationship to brokering for arms deals would not do. They want to be seen as high-minded men who are bringing their countries together for a higher purpose.
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.
Israel Begins #Gaza Offensive with Aerial Assault, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The People of Palestine Are on the March In each of the punctual bombings of Gaza since Operation Hot Winter (2008), Israel has targeted Gaza's power plant and its water sources (wells, water towers, sewage pipelines and sewage treatment plants). Millions of dollars of damage are done to Gaza's infrastructure, which then cannot be repaired because Israel prevents materials from entering the enclave.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, October 27, 2017
The Devastation of Puerto Rico The state watches as businesses take their time to do what should be done with speed. Privatization turned over the responsibility to these firms, which are accountable only to their owners and shareholders. The customers, knee-deep in water and without electricity, cannot call to complain. Their phones are not working.
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.
Donald Trump is clear on one thing: any bad news, is fake news., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Trump and the Russian Hand U.S. political debate is now structured around the phrase "Russian interference in the U.S. election." There has been no comparable report on racist voter suppression or misogyny. In fact, there is no discussion about these issues at all.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, March 4, 2017
Trump's Game of Thrones Facts are intolerable to Trump. He likes spin and perception. Adulation is what he requires. In a testy exchange with CNN's Jim Acosta, Trump said: "I would be your biggest fan in the world if you treated me right."
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Trump and His Tariffs rump has now announced a tariff policy on aluminium and steel, which he hopes will redouble efforts by the manufacturing sector to kick-start a languid economy. Trump framed his tariff policy around the framework of national security rather than economics. Other powers, mainly China, he said, were "assaulting our country."
Devoted
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, February 28, 2019
Notes From the Streets of Venezuela -- The People Are Resilient in the Face of Foreign Intervention The word "Chavista" has a resonance. It refers to those women and men who are loyal to Chavez and to the Bolivarian Revolution. It is not uncommon to see t-shirts with Chavez on them, his image ubiquitous on the walls. These are not people who have become rich or become powerful. They are part of a movement to chip away at hundreds of years of inequality.
From commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bernie_Sanders_2014_%28cropped%29.jpg: Bernie Sanders, From Images
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 17, 2016
Trump Should Name Bernie Sanders Commerce Secretary Imagine if Trump -- isolated from the Republican establishment -- truly thinks he can deliver on infrastructure and jobs. Imagine that he meant it when he referred to Bernie Sanders repeatedly in the debates with Hillary Clinton. Imagine that he picks up the phone in his tower and calls Bernie Sanders, who would have led the Committee on the Budget if the Democrats had won the Senate.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 2, 2017
Going After the Dreamers "Amnesty is non-negotiable," Trump's former adviser Steve Bannon told Charlie Rose. This is the firm attitude of Trump's base. They want arrests and deportations, they want a wall, they want to see more and more punishments meted out to migrants. Their vehemence will drive Trump's obstinacy. This is what makes the fate of the Dreamers so perilous.
A family displaced by fighting in the village of Shore, 25 kilometers south of Mosul, Iraq, walk towards an army checkpoint on the outskirts of Qayyarah, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 28, 2017
Kurds Have Overwhelmingly Voted for Independence, but Having Their Own Country Is a Long Way Off There is no question that the Kurdish people have unfulfilled desires for their national dreams and their cultural realities. This particular referendum -- important as it was for the Iraqi Kurds -- will not come close to providing a solution to the problem. It has, however, provided a short-term solution to the problems of the government of Barzani.
Seymour Hersh, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, July 24, 2018
America's Reporter: the Hersh Method Over his long career, Hersh has worked for major U.S. publications such as The New York Times and for smaller outlets such as the Dispatch News Service. He did not care where he wrote as long as he could report with freedom and write with his usual bluntness. It was not prestige that Hersh was after, but the story.
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.
From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 12, 2018
The War of Hunger That Afflicts the World's Poor A stunning 40 percent of all food is lost or wasted. There is more than enough food produced on the planet for all the billions of its inhabitants. Yet, those who have no, or little, money cannot afford to feed themselves. Those without property are fated to starve. The food that cannot be bought is thrown away. War, Climate Change, Money -- these are the engines of hunger.
The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Imagine a World Without War, Where Migrants Are Welcomed, Where Women Are Not Targets It was shocking what ISIS did to the Yazidi community -- the capture of women who were then forced to be sex slaves, the rape of thousands. It is what catapulted Nadia Murad to the headlines, her bravery moving her from being a survivor of horrific violence to being a brave spokesperson for justice and against war.
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.
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.
G20 Leaders, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 6, 2018
You can smell teargas in the streets as oil industry squabbles At the G20, the United States and China dialed down the temperature over trade but did not settle the long-term grievances each side has against the other. At the OPEC+ meeting, Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to cut production and raise the price of oil despite pressure from the US and others to keep oil prices low. At neither meeting did the major powers find solutions to their problems.
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.
China and Venezuela promote short, medium and long term, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
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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."

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