Donziger Slams Criminal Contempt Ruling

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams. -

Human rights lawyer Steven Donziger said Monday that he is a victim of an "obvious travesty of justice" and vowed to appeal after a judge found him guilty on six counts of criminal contempt of [...]

The Incalculable Cost Of Cheap Chicken

By Tina Vasquez, Scalawag. -

The average American consumes more than 100 pounds of chicken meat annually—or 8 billion chickens a year, nationwide. It should come as no surprise then that as the pandemic unfurled across the [...]

Report Calls For Reparations For Victims Of Racist Police Violence

By Marjorie Cohn, Truthout. -

On June 28, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet released a stunning 23-page report accompanied by a 95-page conference room paper for the UN Human Rights Council [...]

Women Everywhere In The World Are Squeezed Into A Tight Corner

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

In 1995, the delegates elected Chen Muhua (1921-2011) as the president of the UN World Conference on Women. In 1938, Chen went to Yan’an to join the communist revolution, studying at Kàngda and [...]

Native Genocide, Native Liberation

By Eve Ottenberg, Counterpunch -

The scope of violence against Native people in the United States is truly staggering. In fact, it would be safe to say the historical genocide never ended. It is ongoing. It is the violence of [...]

Chris Hedges Speaks On ‘American Sadism’

By Chris Hedges, ScheerPost.com. -

Sadism defines nearly every cultural, social, and political experience in the United States. It is expressed in the unchecked greed of an oligarchic elite that has seen its wealth increase during [...]

On Contact: Judicial Lynching

On the show this week, Chris Hedges talks to Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, who was removed from his post after he made public the widespread use of torture by the [...]

Residential School Survivor Is Not Staying Silent

By Amy Judd, Global News. -

A residential school survivor from Haida Gwaii, B.C., is calling for a class-action lawsuit against the Catholic Church to reveal the names of the children who died at the schools. Sphenia [...]

It Is Time To End Illegal Pushbacks And Abolish Frontex

By Mark Akkerman, ROAR Magazine. -

The European Union’s border regime has been rapidly expanding in the past years, especially since the so-called “refugee crisis” of 2015, which put migration at the top of the European political [...]

Ethiopia: Tribalism Versus National Consciousness

By Ann Garrison, Black Agenda Report. -

Nearly 554,000 people are sleeping on the streets in the US -- 40% of them are Black. Of 2.3 million US prisoners, 34% are Black. However, the 06/01 quarterly report of the Global Centre for the [...]

New Report: ICE Records On Gynecological Abuse

By Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. -

Washington — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement failed to properly monitor informed consent protocols used by a doctor accused of performing non-consensual gynecological procedures on women [...]

Peace In Colombia Should Mean Land Reform And An End To Hunger

By Vijay Prashad and Zoe Alexandra, People's Dispatch. -

Since the end of April, Colombia’s streets have smelled of tear gas. The government of Colombian President Iván Duque imposed policies that put the costs of the pandemic on the working class and [...]

The Refugee Union Behind Barbed Wire

By Bethany Rielly, Tribune Magazine. -

Priti Patel’s refugee camp experiment is finally crumbling. In March, Penally Camp in Pembrokeshire — where hundreds of asylum seekers have been held in squalid conditions since September 2020 — [...]

United Nations: Forced Expulsion Of Palestinians Violates Law

United Nations representatives have denounced the potential forced expulsion of Palestinian families from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood as a “violation of [...]