Haiti: Black Despots And White Rulers

By Jemima Pierre, Black Agenda Report. -

The past week has seen growing protests  against the contested presidency of Haiti’s Jovenel Moïse. An unpopular figure who has ruled without a mandate, and, increasingly, by decree , [...]

Haiti: ‘No To Dictatorship’

By Aaron Maté, Pushback. -

Haitian president Jovenel Moïse has cracked down on a wave of popular protest as he tries to cling to power. While tens of thousands of Haitians have taken to the streets in the face of [...]

The Inversion Of Human Rights In Brazil

By Jacob Blanc, NACLA.org. -

Aluízio Palmar, a Brazilian journalist, human rights activist, and former political prisoner, is being sued for defamation by his own torturer. The physical and psychological torture happened 40 [...]

Chile: People Come To This Square For Bread, Not Weapons

By J. Lynn Jackson, Popular Resistance. -

On November 14, Chile's indigenous nations called for a day of peaceful solidarity, remembrance, and ritual in Santiago's central square, which still bears its colonial name, Plaza de Armas [...]

In Argentina, Over A Million March In Honor Of Victims Of US-Backed Military Dictatorship

By Tanya Wadhwa, Peoplesdispatch.org -

On the Day of Remembrance for Truth and Justice, over a million Argentinians mobilized to remember the 30,000 victims of the last military dictatorship in Argentina. On March 24, 1976 a US-backed [...]

Relatives Of Chile’s Disappeared Are Exposing Dictatorship-Era Torturers

By Ramona Wadi, Waging Nonviolence. -

The return of the right wing to power in Chile has come at the expense of those still seeking justice for crimes committed during the 17-year U.S.-backed dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet, which [...]

US Provides Military Aid To +70 Percent Of World’s Dictatorships

By Whitney Webb, informationclearinghouse.info -

By Whitney Webb for Information Clearing House - November 27, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - About three-quarters of the world’s dictatorships currently receive military assistance from the [...]

Uganda Rises Up In Unprecedented Opposition To 31-Year Dictator

By Patience Nitumwesiga, wagingnonviolence.org -

By Patience Nitumwesiga for Waging Nonviolence - During the early morning hours of September 21, nine young activists — all in their twenties — hauled a coffin toward a police station in the [...]

Writers: Fascism In The US Will Be Called Americanism

By Sarah Churchwell, www.theguardian.com -

By Sarah Churchwell for the Guardian. In 1944, an article called “American Fascism” appeared in the New York Times, written by then vice president Henry Wallace. “A fascist,” wrote Wallace, “is [...]

It May Only Take 3.5% Of Population To Topple Dictator

By Erica Chenoweth, www.theguardian.com -

By Erica Chenoweth for The Guardian - The United States has its own rich history – past and present – of effective uses of nonviolent resistance. The technique established alternative [...]

Free People From ‘Dictatorship’ Of 0.01%

By Vandana Shiva, www.asianage.com -

By Vandana Shiva for The Asian Age - The only way to counter globalisation just a plot of land in some central place, keep it covered in grass, let there be a single tree, even a wild tree.” This [...]

Three Times When World Broke Open — Two When It Might Again

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler, www.tomdispatch.com -

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler for Tom Dispatch - A recent article in the Atlantic summed up this perspective with the tagline, "At this polarized moment, it's incremental change or nothing." [...]

Egypt Will Be Worse Than Pre-2011 With New Terrorism Law

By Sarah El-Deeb in Business Insider - After a series of stunning militant attacks, Egypt's government is pushing through a controversial new anti-terrorism draft bill that would set up special [...]

Ugandan Peasant Grandmother Terrifies Her President

By Phil Wilmot, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

Keromela Anek tossed her naked body back and forth in the roadway, blocking a government convoy in the remote village of Apaa, Uganda. Lands Minister Daudi Migereko and Minister of Internal [...]