The greatest potential for conflict over battery metals may not be in Asia, Africa or the Americas, write Stan Cox and Priti Gulati Cox. It may not be on any continent at all.
Lithium Power Politics
The people of Potosí, Bolivia, like those of Tierra Amarilla, Chile, want to imagine a different kind of extraction, write Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zuniga Silva.
Evo Morales: UK Role in Coup That Ousted Him
Matt Kennard interviews the former president of Bolivia about a range of subjects — including the British-backed coup of 2019, Julian Assange, NATO and transnational corporations — at Morales’ house deep in the Amazon rainforest.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Biden’s Summit of No-Shows
This could prove an historic shift, reversing more than a century of usually coercive influence in Latin America.
US Risks Sinking Americas’ Summit
Biden should invite all the heads of state in the region to the Americas’ Summit to foster better dialogue and a brighter future for the hemisphere, writes Medea Benjamin.
A Bittersweet 2021
There have been immense victories and catastrophic defeats, writes Vijay Prashad.
The Right is Building Armies of Confrontation
U.S. liberalism fears attempts to build independent, sovereign political projects far more than it fears fascistic governments, writes Vijay Prashad.
Multinationals or Mother Earth
The Global North has already taken the planet to the threshold of annihilation before countries of the Global South have been able to attain basic needs, writes Vijay Prashad.
LEE CAMP: We Can’t Vote ‘Em Out
We can make all sorts of noise and even scare ’em, but the A-Holes are here to stay.
PATRICK LAWRENCE: Talk of Another Pink Tide
Expect an orgy of U.S. subterfuge. If there’s one thing Washington cannot abide more than a working social democracy, it’s a working social democracy in Latin America.