Vijay Prashad
Morocco drives a war in Western Sahara for its phosphates

After decades of broken promises, the situation in Moroccan-occupied Western Sahara has worsened as Morocco has restarted the war and thwarted diplomatic solutions

Are Western wealthy countries determined to starve the people of Afghanistan?

The UN has issued an urgent appeal to countries across the world to raise billions of dollars in aid for Afghanistan amid an impending humanitarian catastrophe

Right-wing hate speech runs rampant in India’s elections

The upcoming elections in three Indian states will be a contest between the BJP’s polarizing, violent, Islamaphobic messages and efforts to create a more plural, more democratic India

Chile is at the political crossroads: social renewal or decades of painful neoliberal policy

Presidential candidate José Antonio Kast reflects the failure of Chile to prosecute those who violated the rights of Chileans during the 30 years of Pinochet’s rule

There’s a nonsensical propaganda campaign to make China look bad in Uganda

Despite strident denials by both Ugandan and Chinese officials, an misinformation campaign is being carried out which alleges that Chinese authorities are going to take control of the Entebbe International Airport due to a loan default

Indian farmers protest Indian farmers defend the rights of farmers everywhere

Since prime minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he has pushed an agenda to deliver Indian agriculture to the large corporate houses. But the farmers fought him then and continue to fight him now

Why our climate isn’t jumping for joy after COP26

The COP26 achieved very little of the urgent demands raised by world leaders and civil society organizations to save the planet as corporate interests reigned supreme

At COP26, the only person arrested and charged was a Communist.

Amid the deepening climate crisis, it has become increasingly clear that capitalism is not only the root of the problem, but it also offers no viable solutions. Police cracked down on those that bore the clarion call “socialism or extinction”

As the planet wants to go green, France has a nuclear habit it just cannot kick

With one of every three lightbulbs in France being lit by the yellow-cake uranium from Niger, its armies have garrisoned the Sahel, from Mauritania at one end to Chad at the other, as part of Operation Barkhane. War is what turns on the lights in France

Ecuador’s neoliberal government announces state emergency to impose austerity

The declaration of a state of emergency by Guillermo Lasso is more likely about quelling opposition than guaranteeing security for Ecuadorians

How US interference in Cuba creates a false picture of its society

The latest in the US’ determined campaign to overthrow the Cuban revolution will likely be on November 15, as US-funded groups and US officials have taken to social media to build hype around alleged “civil liberties” protests

Chile is at the dawn of a new political era

The search for the new era in Chile has two important avenues: the writing of the new constitution, which is what the 155 members of the Constitutional Convention are doing, and the presidential election to be held on November 21, 2021

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