Vijay Prashad
Haiti protests 2 Four straight years of nonstop street protest in Haiti

In recent weeks, the streets of Haiti have once again been occupied by large marches and roadblocks. Banks and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) – including Catholic charities – faced the wrath of the protesters who denounced US interference in Haitian affairs

Will the Samarkand spirit revive the word ‘mutual’ in world affairs?

The keyword in the Samarkand Declaration seemed to be “mutual”: mutual respect, mutual trust, mutual consultation, and mutual benefit. It harks back to the Bandung Spirit with an emphasis on sovereignty and equality

The roar of a US warplane over a civilian Irish airport

For almost two decades, activists have waged an inspiring struggle against the use of the Shannon airport in Ireland by the US military. How does a government allow the military to use a civilian airport, they ask

The bewildering vote in Chile that rejected a new constitution

Chileans recently rejected a progressive constitution by a decisive margin despite voting to replace the Pinochet-era constitution in 2020. What explains this seemingly divergent positions?

The most important election in the Americas is in Brazil

Former president Lula is in the lead in the polls ahead of the first round of elections in Brazil to be held on October 2. These elections will be transformative for Brazil and will have ramifications across the globe

Why lithium power politics are playing out very differently in Chile and Bolivia

The people of Bolivia and Chile imagine a different kind of extraction: one that is controlled by those who live by the resources and one that does not destroy the earth.

Sanctions fuel the fire at Cuba’s Matanzas oil storage

The US blockade of Cuba fuels the fire that rages on in the country, despite denials by authorities in the United States.

Chile’s lithium provides profit to the billionaires but exhausts the land and the people

About a third of the world’s lithium comes from Chile. The needs of the people of Chile seem to only come after the needs of the large corporations.

Cuba should be removed from the US list of state sponsors of terrorism

The designation of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism by the United States deeply harms the ability of the Cuban government and its people from carrying on with the basic functions of life. Joe Biden can remove this designation with a stroke of his pen

How Cuba is eradicating child mortality and banishing the diseases of the poor

The drastic reduction in infant mortality rates is yet another testimony to the Cuban Revolution’s attention to the health of the country’s population

The United States contests the Chinese Belt and Road with a private corporation

The US has launched another private initiative in an attempt to counter China’s rapidly growing infrastructure development and investment project, Belt and Road

The United States extends its military reach into Zambia

Vijay Prashad speaks with Dr. Fred M’membe of the Socialist Party about the reach and impact of the United States Africa Command in Zambia