COVID-19: the killer of African leaders
- Leopoldo Salmaso - Konstantin Demeter
African leaders die with Covid-19 much more than "ordinary" citizens: the probability of this occurring by chance is less than 5 in a million.
"I stay home!" This is what every top African leader should say and do, considering ...
Out of sight out of mind: Ecocide in the Pacific
- Evaggelos Vallianatos Ευάγγελος Βαλλιανάτος
I remember talking to an environmentalist from Illinois sometime in the 1980s. The conference we met was about pollution. He said to me, what you heard about chemical waste dumping is only the tip of the iceberg of the amounts of wastes already buried. ...
Looking beyond the current tragedy in Ukraine
- Nicolai N. Petro Николай Н. Петро
Following essay is adapted from prepared remarks for the conference on “The Foreign Policy of Ukraine in the Post-Covid World” organized by the Research Center of Post-Soviet Countries (RCPSC) in Moscow, April 2, 2021
“They taught me a lot about love and caring for each other”: Interview with Ricky Staub, writer-director of ‘Concrete Cowboy’
- Luke Parker
One day, from outside his office window in North Philadelphia, Ricky Staub saw a cowboy on horseback, galloping along the concrete as if the boulevards and avenues beneath him were still made of dirt and grass-root. A few questions traced the city ...
Ukraine, a U.S. bomb in Europe
- Manlio Dinucci Μάνλιο Ντινούτσι مانلیو دینوچی مانليو دينوتشي
U.S. F-16 fighter jets, sent from the Aviano base in Italy, are engaged in “complex air operations” in Greece, where the Iniochos 21 exercise began April 12. They belong to the 510th Fighter Squadron stationed at Aviano, northern Italy, whose ...
Ramsey Clark, human rights fighter
- Sara Flounders
Ramsey Clark was a founder of the International Action Center and inspired the political activists who used its structure to defend liberation struggles, oppose U.S. wars of aggression, defend political prisoners whether in U.S. prison-industrial ...
Intimidation, extortion, eviction: this is the brutal reality for Palestinians in Silwan, Jerusalem
- Jawad Siyam جواد صيام
I'm a Palestinian community organizer in East Jerusalem's Silwan neighborhood. Let me show you what it's like to be besieged by settlers and under constant attack by the Israeli authorities
After 25 years of fighting the Elad settler organization ...
The young Jewish women who fought the nazis – and why you’ve never heard of them
- Adrian Hennigan
A powerful new book, 'The Light of Days,' reveals the tragic and audacious stories of fearless Polish women in Jewish resistance movements. Author Judy Batalion explains how a chance discovery helped changed her perception of the Holocaust
An interview with Gurutze Irizar, who witnessed the first war in Western Sahara: “There where human body parts scattered everywhere. What happened was unbelievable; it was truly a genocide”
- Taleb Alisalem طالب علي سالم
Bilbao (ECS) – Gurutze, or Fatimetu, as the Sahrawis know her, is Basque by birth and Sahrawi in her soul. She first arrived in Western Sahara when it was still a Spanish province; there, she witnessed first-hand the Spanish abandonment of the ...
Colombia, the country of fear
- Reinaldo Spitaletta
On 9th April this year, Colombians commemorated the Bogotazo, a popular uprising triggered by the assassination, on 9th April 1948, of the head of the Colombian Partido Liberal (Liberal Party), Jorge Eliécer Gaitán, a presidential ...