What Matters About The Origins Of The COVID-19 Virus

By Glen Janken, Popular Resistance. -

Up until recently I dismissed the hypothesis that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 escaped from a Chinese lab as a crackpot conspiracy theory meant to increase anti- China sentiment in the [...]

Update On Cali And African Liberation Day

By Black Alliance for Peace. -

Saturday morning, the Black Alliance for Peace (BAP) got word the neoliberal, right-wing Colombian state was deploying its military into the predominantly Afro-Colombian city of Calí. To top it [...]

For The Nez Perce, A Proposed Gold Mine Is A Symbol Of Broken Promises

By Marcie Carter, In These Times. -

As a citizen of the Nez Percé, or Nimíipuu, which means the People, I look at gold mining as a symbol of broken promises. In 1855, when my ancestors entered into a treaty with the United [...]

There can be no biodiversity without human diversity

By Fiore Longo, Equal Times -

The idea that humans are a danger to nature is deeply rooted in some minds. However, it is based on an ethnocentric vision of what the term ‘human’ encompasses. Not all human beings destroy the [...]

The Healing Web Of Solidarity

By Alice F. Thompson and Kenneth S. Thompson, MD, Working-Class Perspectives. -

As most of us sat at home during the past year, seeking safety from the pandemic and isolated from each other, we had little to protect us from the onslaught of historic national traumas and [...]

‘Rural People Against Racism’ March In Washington

By Andrew Freeman, Liberation News. -

On May 29, local activists in Sedro-Woolley, Washington, (population 11,739) and the greater Skagit County area held a march against racism marking the one year anniversary of the murder of [...]

Activist Investors Score Surprise Win With ExxonMobil Board Seats

By Kenny Stancil, Commondreams. -

During Exxon's annual shareholder meeting, an activist hedge fund called Engine No. 1—which "owns only about 0.02%" of the oil company's stock, according to climate reporter Emily Atkin—ran four [...]

State Of The World: Poverty Is Widespread

By Rod Driver, Global Research. -

The world’s population was about 7.8 billion people in 2020. About 2.2 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water, and over 4 billion do not have safe sanitation.(1) About 800 [...]

Most US Wars Were Started for Resource Theft, Imperial Hubris And Racist Animus

By Matt Mckenna, Covert Action Magazine -

Amidst all the pageantry and military worship going on around the country this weekend, few people will recognize the millions of civilians and foreign fighters who have perished due to the [...]

Towards A New Chilean Constitution

By Barbara Fernández Melleda, Alborada. -

A leaderless social movement gathering millions of people across Chile began in October 2019. After decades of protests over healthcare, pensions, education and other issues, these multiple [...]

The Battle For Old-Growth Forests In British Columbia

By Ethan Cox, Jerome Turner, Kyle Darling, and Michael Simkin, Ricochet. -

Over the last two weeks around 120 people have been arrested and charged, most with violating an injunction obtained by a logging company. But with more people streaming in by the day and the [...]

Colombia: An Observer’s Account

By Teri Mattson, Peoples Dispatch. -

The International Mission of Solidarity and Human Rights Observation arrived to Colombia on May 25 to verify denouncements of human rights violations committed by the Colombian forces during the [...]

San Francisco teachers union endorses BDS movement

By Michael Arria, Mondoweiss -

The United Educators of San Francisco has become the first American K-12 public school union to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). The resolution passed on May 19, at [...]

Why Israel Is Aiding Colombia’s Crackdown On Protesters

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Bogota - For exactly one month now, a nationwide strike has crippled Colombia and has been met with deadly repression by the far-right government of Ivan Duque. As trade unions have shut down [...]