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Black Alliance for Peace stands in revolutionary solidarity with the people of Bolivia

With the forced resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales and the physical assaults against leaders of the Movement for Socialism, the progress made by indigenous and working-class people of Bolivia is under serious assault.

Donald in the Donbass, Biden in the crossfire

“Zelensky is desperate to end the war. His electoral landslide was the result of this promise, and his anti-corruption theme, which is related. His presidency – even his life – depends on it,” says Princeton and NYU Professor Emeritus Stephen F. Cohen. So why did Zelensky want another $400 million worth of military aid that could only escalate the war?

Volunteering on the border: Our trip to El Paso and Casa Del Refugiado

One Brazilian family explained that the food they were provided in detention was cookies and chips.

Rwanda: Victoire Ingabire endures relentless interrogation

The powerful and wealthy nations who send foreign aid to Rwanda need to understand that they are supporting an unstable, unsustainable government because there is no space for people to speak freely and peacefully and engage in real democratic process in Rwanda. Shutting down political space risks the return of mass violence to Rwanda sooner or later. I have devoted my life to preventing its return.

Russian pride and US exceptionalism

“We wanted socialism with a human face, but we got [long pause] very harsh capitalism.”

The Lasalin Massacre and the human rights crisis in Haiti

On Nov. 13, 2018, police and other paramilitary personnel entered the neighborhood of Lasalin in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. What followed was a massacre of the civilian population.

Rwanda: Murder of dissidents continues as migrants are shipped in

“I know that the killers want me and other members of the opposition to be afraid and stop our democratic struggle. But Rwandan people need to be free in our country. Fear of being arrested again or being assassinated will never stop our struggle.”

Stop the Massacres in Haiti Week of Action

It is time for the U.S. to be held accountable for its continued support of the repressive regime now in power in Haiti: Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Peckham Federal Building in San Jose, 280 S. First St, at 2:00 p.m.

United Nations intervention urgently needed to stop colonial carnage in West Papua

If the world and international media ignores West Papua now, the Indonesian security services may turn it into a bloodbath.

Foreign aid for Rwanda, suffering for Rwandans and Congolese

Asked how Kagame fits all the money gained by plundering Congo’s immense resources into his budget, David Himbara, a former member of Kagame’s cabinet, replied, “DR Congo money does not go into the Rwandan economy. The loot goes into offshore accounts of Crystal Ventures Ltd and its owner, Kagame.”
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Jonathan & Nathan: Rio de Janeiro favelas vs. police

I hope his life changes, because mine has already changed. How so? I don’t want him to experience what I’ve experienced.
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Brazil-Unreported: Rio police kill 434 people in first 3 months of 2019

Data show that 434 people died from police confrontations during the first three months of 2019. It’s the highest number of deaths resulting from police interventions in the past 20 years.

Davey D talks about communities most affected by Trump’s plans to resume the federal...

Trump’s interest in reinstating the death penalty is a tool to continue to oppress marginalized communities, including advocating using the death penalty against drug dealers.
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Brazil-Unreported: 6 youths killed in 5 days during police confrontations in Rio de Janeiro

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50KTpAWGclQ Brazil-Unreported, an endeavor of Brazil's Mekim-na-Save Projek (Open-Learning Project), is a public translation, “localization” and subtitling service dedicated to bridging linguistic divides in the Black...

Venezuela: An axis of hope, dignity and defiance stands up to the triumvirate of...

We, the peoples of the Global South have the natural resources and power to humble the Empire. It is a well substantiated fact that if Europe and the US were denied access to our resources for two weeks, their economies would grind to a halt.

Rwanda’s Victoire Ingabire: I will not live in fear of prison or assassination

I want the government to show us who killed all these members of the opposition in Rwanda and what happened to those who have disappeared.

The cheapest way to save the planet grows like a weed

“As trees grow, they absorb and store the carbon dioxide emissions that are driving global heating. New research estimates that a worldwide planting programme could remove two-thirds of all the emissions that have been pumped into the atmosphere by human activities, a figure the scientists describe as ‘mind-blowing.’”

Russiagate fanatic Michael Isikoff’s curious project

The Democratic National Press (DNP) had to find someone to blame besides the Democrats and their own thieving national committee, so we were subjected to the two-year, $30 million Russiagate investigation that finally ended with the grudging conclusion that there’s no evidence to indict Trump.

‘Election Meddling Command Posts’ from CNN to Yahoo News and the DNC

Assange put corporate states and their armies on notice that they can no longer operate in secret. And the US, with the help of its state-corporate press, put him on notice that they’re coming to get him and that anyone else publishing classified docs could be next.

Human rights team finds US-backed Haitian government culpable in Lasalin massacre

On April 1, 2019, our team went to Lasalin and interviewed survivors and eye-witnesses of the November massacre. The report demonstrates that the Lasalin massacre was in fact an attack facilitated by government officials and directly conducted by Haitian National Police officers working closely with paramilitary elements.

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Crime, punishment and quality of life

This is the story of the enduring and ineffable bond between a homeless mother and her homeless child and of their noble struggle to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world.

Should UN peacekeepers leave the Democratic Republic of Congo?

The UN troops in DRC are called “peacekeepers,” but MONUSCO’s real mission is managing the “silent violence” in which perpetrators cannot be readily identified, atrocities go unreported, and resources are smuggled out of DRC through Rwanda and Uganda.

Restrictions on First Amendment speech rights warrant congressional investigation – later...

False convictions leading to imprisonment prove to be a transportation of slavery. Left uncorrected while mouthing off about insignificant facts takes the country into the direction of barbarism.

Wanda’s Picks for December 2019

Within the craziness, artists like Cherie Hill, Gabriel Christian and Chibueze Crouch have opened with their work windows into spaces where Blackness – just everyday Blackfolkness – is a ticket or key or pass code into rooms others seated behind us out of sight and mind/full/ness cannot enter.
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To solve multiple crises at once, Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez unveil ‘Green...

The 54-page Green New Deal for Public Housing Act, which Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez introduced at a press conference, was co-sponsored in the Senate by Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and endorsed by more than 50 climate and affordable housing organizations.