Ecuador’s Elections Are Being Undermined By Foreign And Domestic Interference

By Mohamed Elmaazi, Sputnik News. -

Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador's latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a Ecuadorian diplomat, tells Sputnik that this is only [...]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. -

There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one of them, but even then, they force-feed me, to spare [...]

Dr. Osterholm’s Warning: COVID Hurricane On The Horizon

By Vincent Emanuele, Counterpunch. -

Twelve months ago, Dr. Michael Osterholm was interviewed on the Joe Rogan Program. At the time, he warned that anywhere from 400,000 to 1.5 million Americans would die of COVID and that the pandemic would last for many years and significantly [...]

‘Pipe Dream’: Enbridge Escalates Local Tensions

By Mary Annette Pember, Indian Country Today. -

Palisade, Minnesota – Even in the bitter cold, the pretty little park along the Mississippi River is inviting, a typical gathering spot for community events with its broad trees and public pavilion. But Berglund Park stood empty recently as [...]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

By Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago - Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) announced Tuesday he will join 10 hunger strikers fighting to block another polluter from receiving the city’s approval to operate on the Southeast Side. As the Pilsen alderman joined the strike, [...]

Activists Who Forced Elijah McClain Investigation Face Retaliation

By National Committee for Justice in Denver, Liberation News. -

People all over the country are learning about the explosive new report just out in Aurora, CO which concluded that the Aurora Police’s entire encounter with Elijah McClain which ended in his death was unjustified. What is not being talked about [...]

Atlantic Ocean Current At Weakest State In ‘Over A Millennium’

By Daisy Dunne, The Independent. -

The Atlantic Ocean current that plays a major role in the world’s weather is at its weakest state in “over a millennium”, researchers have found. The research combines various lines of evidence to create a “consistent picture” of how the [...]

How To Unlearn Capitalism Through Cooperative Ownership

By Willa Köerner, Pioneer Works. -

In the context of user-generated content platforms, the coop model is just such a natural fit. One of the principle questions that made a cooperative model feel relevant is this idea of, “Who's generating value, and who's capturing it?” Under [...]

Medicare-For-All Is Good For Our Towns

By Jane Katz Field, Brattleboro Reformer. -

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, 30 million people in the U.S. had no health insurance, and about 50 million were underinsured. The pandemic has caused millions more to lose coverage because of losing their jobs. Indeed the pandemic has given [...]

Privacy, Immigrant Rights Groups Slam Biden’s ‘Smart Wall’

By Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill. -

A coalition of privacy and immigrant rights groups are pushing back on the Biden administration’s proposal to deploy a “smart” wall on the southern border. In a statement released Thursday, first obtained by The Hill, the 40 groups slam the [...]

Students At Fordham University Fight For Their Right To Support Palestine

By Alex Kane, +972 Magazine. -

Veer Shetty wants what hundreds of other college students have: a school club that speaks out for Palestine on campus.  Shetty grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a close Palestinian friend who told him horror stories about the Israeli [...]

Your Privileges Are Not Universal

By Vijay Prashad, Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research. -

Stencilled in red on the walls of Santiago, Chile is a statement of fact: ‘your privileges are not universal’ (tus privilegios no son universales). This is a factual declaration because the privileges of power and property are not shared across [...]

We Who Believe In Freedom Cannot Rest Until It Comes

By Anoa Changa, Scalawag Magazine. -

As winter storms rocked Texas and others across the South last week, Southern organizers waited for no one to do what they do best: stepping up to make it happen. Volunteers signed up to phonebank for wellness checks, and mutual aid networks [...]

Mexico To Ban Glyphosate, GM Corn

By Timothy A. Wise, Inter Press Service. -

Mexican president Andrés Manuel López Obrador quietly rocked the agribusiness world with his New Year’s Eve decree to phase out use of the herbicide glyphosate and the cultivation of genetically modified corn. His administration sent an even [...]

Tell Biden: Stop Bombing Syria!

By Workers World Party. -

It has taken only 36 days in office for the Biden administration to show the world, through a bombing attack on Syria, that it is belligerent, aggressive and hell-bent on war. There was only a short respite from Trump’s vile words and actions. [...]