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Mariela Castro: “Palestine Is and Will always be Arab Land”

By Mariela Castro on October 30, 2023

image: Al Mayadeen

In less than one month, the bombardments of the Israeli army on the defenseless population of Gaza have caused more than 8,000 deaths, more than 20,000 wounded — and most of them are girls, children, teenagers, women, some of them pregnant and elderly. (more…)

Israel, against the Truth

La Jornada editorial on October 25, 2023

The Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres, denounced before the Security Council the “clear violations of humanitarian law” in Gaza and recalled that the brutality of the attacks perpetrated by Hamas on the 7th of this month does not justify the collective punishment against the Palestinian people. (more…)

Gaza: the Televised Genocide Continues

By Deisy Francis Mexidor on October 23, 2023 in Washington DC

Children trembling with fear from Israeli bombs, bodies wrapped in white sheets, destruction, U.S. citizens watch today on TV, as the news of the day, Israel’s genocide in Gaza continues to unfold. (more…)

Israel Must Stop its Murderous Attacks on Palestinian Journalists and People

May 11, 2022

Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu AklehOn Wednesday, May 11, senior Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, 51 years old, was killed by Israeli security forces while she was covering a raid in the Jenin refugee camp in occupied West Bank. She was shot in the face despite wearing a press vest which identified her as a journalist. Another Palestinian journalist and Akleh’s colleague Ali al-Samoudi was also wounded in the shooting. He was shot in the back and was admitted to a hospital where he was reported to be out of danger. (more…)

Letter to the International Community: End the Blockade and the Destabilizing Actions against Cuba

November 10, 2021.

photo: Ismael Francisco

Letter signed by hundreds of world leaders and personalities in solidarity with the Cuban people and government up against the full-fledged destabilization attempts planned for November 15. (more…)

The Global Struggle of Poor Women against Hunger and the Pandemic

October 22, 2021

photo: Marek Studzinski – Pixabay

Without any doubt, the global pandemic of COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on the economy, and, as a consequence, on the population as a whole.  Its appearance accelerated a systemic crisis that was already underway and allowed us to perceive the urgent need of change in the dynamics of the relationships imposed by capitalism. (more…)

La Via Campesina: Food Sovereignty, a Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

October 13, 2021

photo: FAO/Danfung Dennis

Food Sovereignty is a philosophy of life. It offers a vision for our collective future, and defines the principles around which we organize our daily living and co-exist with Mother Earth. It is a celebration of life and all the diversity around us. (more…)

American Curios: Three Anniversaries

By David Brooks on August 31, 2021

2005-displaced workers from Hurricane Katrina, photo: Bill Hackwell

“The fierce urgency of now. This is not the time to engage in the luxury of calm or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make good on the promises of democracy,” declared the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the culmination of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. (more…)

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