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Campaign for the Elimination of Patents

By Pasqualina Curcio on June 28, 2021

A whole debate has been going on worldwide about the exemption of covid-19 vaccine patents. The director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom warned governments and pharmaceuticals that, “unless we eliminate the virus everywhere, we could end up back at square one.” (more…)

US Compels Small African Country to Imprison Venezuelan Diplomat – International Human Rights Delegation Files Habeas Corpus to Free Alex Saab

By Roger Harris on June 7, 2021 from Praia, Cabo Verde

Delegation denied access to visit Alex Saab

The Venezuelan diplomat Alex Saab, imprisoned for trying to buy humanitarian supplies from Iran in legal international trade but in violation of illegal US sanctions, is facing extradition to the US. That is like getting stabbed in the back and then being arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. (more…)

US Trying to Extradite Venezuelan Diplomat for the ‘Crime’ of Securing Food for the Hungry

By Roger D. Harris on May 21, 2021

Caracas protest against the arrest of Alex Saab.

The case of Alex Saab raises dangerous precedents in terms of extraterritorial judicial abuse, violation of diplomatic status, and even the use of torture to extract false confessions. This is according to Montréal-based international human rights lawyer John Philpot. He spoke on May 19 at a webinar sponsored by the Alliance for Global Justice and other groups about this example of the long reach of the US empire enforcing its deadly sanctions on some one third of humanity. (more…)

The Political Situation and the National Strike in Colombia

By Pedro Santana Rodríguez on May 20, 2021

The protests in Colombia have continued for 23 days in the midst of brutal repression that has resulted in more than 50 demonstrators killed, according to the non-governmental organization INDEPAZ (Instituto de Estudios Para el Desarrollo y La Paz / The Institute of Studies for Development and Peace), as of May 18, 2021. (more…)

Those Who Live in Glass Houses …

By Elsa Claro on April 22, 2021

Whenever the United States accuses other countries of spying on them, they hide or justify their extensive world-wide network dedicated to finding out movements, their military installations, and their destabilizing operatives who focus on countries and entire regions. (more…)

Will There Be Wars Over Water?

By Sergio Rodríguez Gelfenstein on April 17, 2021

The Tigris River in Iraq after the invasion of the US. Photo: Bill Hackwell

As reported by the Union de Trabajadores de la Tierra (Union of Workers of the Earth) of Argentina and quoted  by Resumen Latinoamericano, according to the 2010 national census in Argentina there were “5.3 million people who had no access to potable water in their homes, and about 1 million who had no access anywhere on their property.”  This means that about 13% of the inhabitants of Argentina have no possibility of a dependable water supply in their homes. (more…)

Vaccines are a Global Public Good

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos, on April 9, 2021

There is some consensus that the current pandemic will remain with us for a long time. We are going to enter a period of intermittent pandemics (more…)

Cuba is Committed to the First Legally Binding International Agreement For Disarmament that is Now in Effect

By Milagros Pichardo on January 24, 2021

Nuclear test in French Polynesia, 1971. Photo: CTBTO

On January 22, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) has now become international law. (more…)

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