“That’s Chavismo” — From improving everyday life to defending the sovereignty of Venezuela and Latin America from U.S. imperialism, Vijay Prashad reflects on the legacy of the Bolivarian revolutionary leader on the 10th anniversary of his death.
Category: Indigenous People
The Calamity of America’s ‘Divine Mission’
Robert Kagan’s monumental error is his failure to acknowledge that Americans, like the rest of mankind, are made of crooked timber craving power for its own sake, writes Bruce Fein.
Brazil Raids Illegal Amazon Miners
President Lula da Silva, who took office just over a month ago, is targeting tens of thousands of ore and gold miners in the territory of the Yanomami people in the rainforest.
Donziger: Assange Case a Fraud From A to Z
The rule of law is not being applied in Julian Assange’s case, just as it was not applied in mine, says lawyer Steven Donziger.
Indigenous Activist in Argentina Pushing for Freedom
Milagro Sala and her supporters denounce violations of due process in a case at the epicenter of a clash between the government and local social movements, Tanya Wadhwa reports.
Winds of New Cold War Howling in the Arctic Circle
Increasingly, writes Vijay Prashad, NATO, with operations based in Norway, is replacing the Arctic Council as a decision-making authority in the region
When the US Taxed the Rich
Sam Pizzigati explains why a luxury penthouse in New York stood vacant during the 1940s.
‘Orangutans’ Means ‘People of the Forest’
In the pause between the U.N. climate summit that just ended in Egypt and the start of the U.N. conference on biodiversity in Canada, Vijay Prashad reflects on the scale and speed of deforestation and animal extinctions.
Chile’s Boric Addresses Ancestral Land Dispute
After eight months in office, the country’s progressive president began fulfilling a campaign promise to find a solution to the Mapuche Indigenous communities’ historic claims, Tanya Wadhwa reports.
The Irrational War on Drugs
Every once in a while, a voice emanates from the chamber and echoes around the world: Vijay Prashad on Colombian President Petro’s speech at the U.N.