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Israel threatens Iran again as nuclear deal talks set to resume and other stories

Today we look at Israel’s recent threats against Iran as JCPOA talks resume, a report on Egypt’s use of French intelligence to kill civilians, and more

Hunger in the world

Launch of the Hunger in the World PDF by seven independent media projects which features stories of hunger and the response of people’s movements in countries across the world

227 environmental defenders killed in record attacks in 2020 and other stories

Today we look at the Global Witness report on attacks on environmental defenders, the dropping of all charges against 3 Denver PSL organizers in the US, and more

What Fidel Castro means to us.

In honor of Fidel Castro’s birthday, Vijay Prashad writes about his legacy for the peoples of the Third World and his clarity in raising the primary crises facing humanity

Pegasus spyware: How it works, who were the targets

The spyware may have been used by governments across the world to spy on journalists, activists, rival politicians, leaders of other countries among others

Reporters without Borders asks Israel to stop spyware export following Pegasus Project revelations

Several governments have been accused of using the Israeli spyware to snoop on dissidents and journalists in reports published by 17 media organisations worldwide recently

Israeli software Pegasus may have been used to spy on activists, politicians, journalists globally

The revelation was made in a report published by The Guardian and 16 other media organizations on Sunday which is based on the findings of Amnesty International and Paris based Forbidden Stories.

The looming civil war that threatens Afghanistan, Pakistan and China

The great suffering and great waste of social wealth caused due to the war in Afghanistan is set to culminate with the Taliban’s return to power, and with terrorist groups, which are entrenched in parts of Central Asia, making a full return

Activists mobilise against violence and monarchical rule in Swaziland and other stories

Today we look at the student-led mass protests in Swaziland, the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian families in Jerusalem, and more

SIPRI global military expenditure 2020 Despite the horrors of COVID-19, global defense spending rises led by the US

The US military budget in 2020 alone was around USD 778 billion, which is almost 39% of the total global military expenditure and marked an increase by 4.4% from the previous year

Farmers lead shutdown across India to mark 4 months of protest and other stories

Today we take a look at a nationwide shutdown led by farmers in India, a controversial voting bill passed in Georgia, US, the annual Peasant March in Paraguay, the results of Israel’s parliamentary elections, and reports of the Indian government placing restrictions on exports of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine

Biden continues the US conflict with China through the Quad

While there was no direct mention of China in the Quad’s virtual meeting of leaders, Vijay Prashad shows how the US is using the group to advance its agenda against China

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