The United States has not been able to control COVID-19. The Donald Trump administration did not react in time, played down the reality, and as a result tens of thousands of people have died. Yet the government finds time to attack Cuba.
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.
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.
Marielle Franco, daughter, mother, black activist, LGBTQ activist, human rights defender and former Rio de Janeiro city councilwoman, speaks. This month (March 14) marks the 1-year anniversary of her unsolved assassination. Let's look back at some of what she had to say, lesser the commentary and input from pundits.
This pandemic should finally show us all that women deserve equal pay, as they are the main ones on the front lines. This pandemic should show us that our elderly should have better protection, not just from the government, but from the community and especially families. Our children deserve better protection. We are all paying a price for not valuing ALL human life.
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“His homeland, Gaza, is surrounded, starved, attacked, forgotten. He is a profoundly humane witness to one of the great injustices of our time. He is the voice of the voiceless.”
Sami Al-Hajj was released after spending more than seven years in U.S. custody. He was released without ever being prosecuted.
35 percent of the National Assembly members are Black, up from 33 percent in 2003 and 28 percent in 1998. Forty-three percent of the National Assembly members are women, making Cuba one of the worlds’ leaders in the percentage of women in representative government.
While Washington assures that its sole interest in the region is combating “new threats” – terrorism, drug trafficking and the Maras gangs of Central America – Latin American people often see it as the pursuit of “imperialist” interests dictated by energy needs.