Three oil storage tanks at the Matanzas Supertanker Base have collapsed after a fire broke out at the site on August 5. Thousands have been evacuated as emergency efforts continue with critical on-ground help from Mexico and Venezuela.
Labor unions, civil society and religious groups joined the Poor People’s Campaign on June 18 to demand justice and redressal for the 140 million people in the US facing poverty and growing insecurity
The youth leaders joined Cuba’s iconic May Day march to demand an end to the US blockade and to strengthen ties of solidarity with the island
Germany, Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, and Romania are among the countries that have pledged the supply of more weapons to Ukraine. The US has already announced a billion dollars worth of arms supplies in a week
Several groups signed a letter warning of the wide-ranging negative consequences of designating the Houthis as a terrorist group, including hampering of humanitarian relief efforts and diplomatic negotiations to end the war
Amid severe opposition and criticism, the Joe Biden administration decided last week to divert nearly half of the USD 7 billion Afghan frozen assets it holds to the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks
If the US government wants to play a constructive role in Ukraine, it should support an already existing framework for a solution to the crisis
Despite its withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Biden administration’s first defense budget is USD 38 billion higher than last year’s and more than the combined defense budgets of the next 11 countries
A gaping hole in the COP26 official agenda was the oversized role of the military industrial complex in environmental devastation. The US is a global leader on this front with the Pentagon being a bigger polluter than 140 countries combined
Post September 11, 2001, Powell, along with secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld and president George Bush Jr, was among the leading architects of the so-called global war on terror that killed almost a million people across the globe
Despite the assurances given by US president Joe Biden earlier this year, the US continues to extend crucial military support to the Saudi-led coalition’s war efforts in Yemen
The only hope for the future is to abandon the futile quest for hegemony and instead commit to peace, cooperative diplomacy, international law, and disarmament.