Category: Brazil

The Dependency of Poor Nations

Countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia emerged in the post-World War II era as appendages of a world system that they were unable to define or control, writes Vijay Prashad.

Rumors Over BRICS Summit Point to West’s Paranoia

Media speculation that India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not attend the Johannesburg summit and that the nation isn’t receptive to BRICS expansion may be signs a threatened West looks to ‘divide and rule’, writes M.K. Bhadrakumar.

Climate Lawsuits Spreading Worldwide

While most cases have been in the U.S., the Global South represents a growing portion, finds a report compiled by the U.N. Environment Program and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.

BP’s Wars, Coups & Dictators

From Iran to Azerbaijan, Iraq to Nigeria, Russia to Venezuela, British foreign policy is largely captured by the global climate polluter, writes Mark Curtis. 

Emergence of a New Non-Alignment

From Bolivia to Sri Lanka, countries fed up with the IMF-driven debt-austerity cycle and bullying by the U.S.-led bloc are beginning to assert their own agendas, writes Vijay Prashad.

Big Agriculture Squeezing Argentina

The South American country has more than enough arable land to feed its 46 million people, writes Vijay Prashad. But during the rise of agribusiness, hunger and landlessness is growing and spawning new forms of protest.  

G7 Versus Diplomacy for Ukraine

The outcome of the summit in Hiroshima stands in stark contrast to the efforts of leaders from around the world who are trying to end the conflict, write Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies.

Global South Aims to Fix the UN

Calls to reform the Security Council have been made many times in the past, but Ramzy Baroud says Beijing’s position is particularly important in both language and timing.

US Values, Verities & Global Failure

Two words — democracy and autocracy — have received a new birth in the West as the U.S. embraces the idea of a Cold War sequel, says Michael Brenner. The implications are profound. 

Mexico Embraces Assange

Julian Assange’s father and brother ended a 48-day North American tour in Mexico City, getting the president’s support and a letter from Mexican MPs to Joe Biden demanding he drop the charges, reports Joe Lauria from Mexico.