Democratizing the United Nations to Save the World

by Professor Sofia M. Clark, published on Global Research, June 13, 2022 “Those of us who do understand the nefariousness of the empire, and the ever-increasing danger it represents, must be clear that the effective defense of life on planet Earth, including that of the human species itself, inexorably demands the existence of an independent and democratic world forum for[…]

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Political Repression in Ukraine

by Phil Wilayto, March 29, 2020 The U.S. media is full of stories about what it calls political repression in other countries, but it’s strangely silent when it comes to Ukraine. Here’s one example: In the early morning of March 19, 2022, agents from the federal Security Service of Ukraine, the SBU, showed up at the apartment of Yuri Tkachev,[…]

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The People of Yemen Suffer Atrocities, Too

by Kathy Kelly, published on Common Dreams, March 22, 2022 The United Nations’ goal was to raise more than $4.2 billion for the people of war-torn Yemen by March 15. But when that deadline rolled around, just $1.3 billion had come in. ​​“I am deeply disappointed,” said Jan Egeland, the secretary general of the Norwegian Refugee Council. “The people of[…]

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U.S Delegation to Nicaragua Demands ‘End U.S. Sanctions!

by Arjae Red, published on Workers World, January 19, 2022 Managua, Nicaragua:  Members of anti-imperialist organizations from around the U.S. traveled to Nicaragua during the week of Jan. 10 to observe the inauguration of President Daniel Ortega and Vice President Rosario Murillo of the party of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (Frente Sandinista de Liberación Nacional, FSLN). Ortega and Murillo’s[…]

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CCF Files Compassionate Release Motions for Two of Four Political Prisoners in Newburgh 4 Sting Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 24, 2021 CONTACT:  Leena Al-Arian, Executive Director, Coalition for Civil Freedoms (202) 627-0676,  (Washington, D.C., December 24, 2021) CCF’s legal team, Kathy Manley and Steve Downs, just filed compassionate release motions for Laguerre Payen and David Williams, two of the four political prisoners in the Newburgh 4 case from 2009. The motions request that the two men[…]

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Columbus Day Toppled in Boston

by K. James, published on Workers World, October 12, 2021 A stunning victory for the people of Boston, and for Indigenous people everywhere! The message is clear: we can replace ‘Columbus’ Day with ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day  [jb] In a major victory for Indigenous people everywhere, Boston Mayor Kim Janey signed an Executive Order declaring the second Monday in October to[…]

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Global Solidarity Is Needed During The Pandemic To End Medical Apartheid

by Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, February 21, 2021 Some of the truths the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing about the United States are its racial disparities in health and access to health care. Black and Indigenous people are more likely to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 than white people. They are two to three times more[…]

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Sin Fronteras

Activists Demand Immediate End To Deportations — Reunite Families! By Ann Montague, published on Socialist Action, February 27, 2021 President Biden has been signing numerous Executive Orders. But a closer look shows they contain no immediate solutions. Instead they merely refer issues to a governmental body or create a task force for further study. Immigration activists want immediate action on[…]

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UN Expert: Crippling US Sanctions on Syria

by Aaron Mate, published on Syria Solidarity Movement, January 15, 2021        (originally published on The Grayzone, January 14) Crippling US sanctions imposed under the Caesar Act are decimating war-ravaged Syrian civilians, are illegal, and should be lifted, the UN Special Rapporteur on sanctions says. An independent United Nations expert is calling on the US to lift its crippling sanctions[…]

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After Trump Blocked UN Inquiry of Racist Violence, NGOs Are Conducting Their Own

by Marjorie Cohen, published on Truthout, December 28, 2020 Shortly after the public lynching of George Floyd, the U.S. Human Rights Network and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) organized an international coalition of more than 600 organizations and individuals to urge the United Nations Human Rights Council to convene a commission of inquiry to investigate systemic racism and police[…]

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