Lima Group To Meet In Quebec As Trudeau Consolidates His Role In Attacking Venezuela

By Arnold August, Resumen-english.org -

The Lima Group meets in Gatineau Quebec on February 20, 2020, across the river from Ottawa’s Parliament Hill. The group was originally established on August 8, 2017, in Lima, Peru. Twelve countries initially signed the declaration known as the [...]

Pompeo: US Rejects UN Database Of Israeli Settlement Companies

By Staff, Aljazeera.com -

United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday said the US government would not furnish any information for a database of companies operating in the occupied West Bank that the United Nations' human rights office released, and said the [...]

Big Pharma Losing Money As Patients Switch From Opioids To Cannabis

By Matt Weeks, Rxleaf.com -

The news that cannabis is effective in treating most types of pain is shaking business and political institutions. Politicians and investors must come to grips with Big Pharma losing money due to the rise of cannabis. The findings could have [...]

France: Protesters And Police Clash As Parliament Begins Debating Pension Reform Bill

By Red Revolution. -

Protesters took to the streets of Paris on Monday and clashed with riot police as the pension reform bill reached the French National Assembly for debate. Tensions between the demonstrators and riot police were visible, as the police tried to [...]

#NotAgainSU: Students Occupy Administrative Building, Threatened And Denied Food

By Popular Resistance. -

Syracuse, NY - Students with #NotAgainSU, who have been protesting racism and hate incidents on campus that are not being punished, are currently occupying the admissions building, Crouse-Hinds Hall. Their action began yesterday. Last night when [...]

Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders Face Risks Experienced By Environmental Human Rights Defenders Around The World

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca -

The Indigenous Wet'suwet'en land defenders protecting their territory in northern British Columbia from the construction of the TC Energy Coastal GasLink fracked gas pipeline are experiencing many of the situations, risks and dynamics that [...]

‘Reconciliation Cannot Be Achieved At Gunpoint’: B.C. Grand Chief Stewart Phillip On Wet’suwet’en Stand-Off

By Staff, Cbc.ca -

It's an-all-too familiar story in Canada: Indigenous communities facing down a pipeline, along with heated debates about what constitutes meaningful consultation and consent. At the centre of the latest dispute is a natural gas pipeline passing [...]

Reimagining Democratic Public Ownership For The Twenty-First Century

By Thomas Hanna and Mathew Lawrence, Opendemocracy.net -

A new transatlantic project will explore how new models of public ownership can shape the emerging commanding heights of the economy. As we enter the second decade of the new century, signs of crisis are all around us. Climate change, rising [...]

No Fascist USA! Lessons From A History Of Anti-Klan Organizing

By Hilary Moore and James Tracy, Roarmag.org -

Ever since fascism first crawled out of the ideological sewer, anarchists and autonomists have been there to confront, antagonize and organize against it. You need not dig deep into past history to find evidence of this. After the mayhem of [...]

Coronavirus: Media And Politicians Take Anti-China Fear Mongering To New Levels

By Alan Macleod, Mintpressnews.com -

Despite praise from the World Health Organization for its handling of the coronavirus, China has been derided by Western media and politicians alike over nearly every aspect of its response. Starting in Wuhan in December, the coronavirus [...]

We Talk About One U.S.-Backed Coup. Hondurans Talk About Three.

By Meghan Krausch, Inthesetimes.com -

Despite ample evidence of extreme human rights abuses in the immediate aftermath of Zelaya’s removal, the United States decided to support elections widely considered questionable held in November 2009. In the last three weeks, two groups [...]

Facing Skyrocketing Rents, Santa Cruz Grad Students Extend Wildcat Strike

By Yulia Gilich and Tony Boardman, Labornotes.org -

Protesting low wages in one of the most unaffordable cities in the country, graduate students at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) went on a wildcat grading strike in December and are now organizing for a full strike, beginning [...]

Kansas Man Facing 25 Years For Cannabis That Stopped Chronic Seizures

By Daniel Davis, Citizentruth.org -

“No seizure medication helped. In fact, my seizures got progressively worse over time. It was terrible. Terrible. At my lowest I contemplated suicide,” Burgess told KCTV5 News. At one point, he was taking 23 pills per day to combat the seizures [...]

Bolivia’s Coup In Practice

By Guillaume Long, Tribunemag.co.uk -

Foreign policy, an area very much in the hands of the executive branch, has afforded Bolivia’s de facto president Jeanine Añez, who does not hold a parliamentary majority, an ideal outlet for her radical program. Within days of taking power, the [...]

Parents Become Activists In The Fight Over South Portland’s Petroleum Tanks

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

SOUTH PORTLAND—Sometimes, grassroots activism looks obvious, with bold signs and public acts of disobedience. Sometimes, it looks like this: 14 people sitting on the carpeted floor of a sunny room in a home on Cottage Road while young kids color [...]