Sovereignty
ECOWAS to hold talks with Niger as Sahel states move to expand ties

The West African regional bloc has decided to negotiate with Niamey for a “short transition roadmap” that can potentially lift sweeping economic sanctions. Meanwhile, Niger, along with Mali and Burkina Faso, is strengthening regional integration

Venezuela: Maduro warns of ExxonMobil interference ahead of “historic” Essequibo vote

The Venezuelan president rejected 150 years of “abuses by the British empire, now by ExxonMobil and the US Southern Command” concerning the territorial dispute.

One week before the elections in Argentina, Sergio Massa and far-right Javier Milei are neck and neck

In the final presidential debate before the vote, Massa manages to expose Milei’s most controversial ideas

Foreign intervention Haiti Haiti and Kenya establish diplomatic ties as UNSC mulls deployment of controversial “security support mission”  

Kenya has stated that it will lead a potential security intervention in Haiti backed by the US and the UN. The move has been condemned by progressive forces as yet another attack on the sovereignty of Haiti in service of imperialist interests while plunging the country further into insecurity 

Unity is an imperative: reclaiming African Liberation Day, 60 years on

African Liberation Day marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity in 1963. While the idea of ‘liberation’ has since been removed in letter, and even in spirit, from official commemorations of the day, radical forces have held onto it in their fight against capitalism 

‘In Mexico a revolution of consciousness is taking place’ says Mexican president

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador responds to a question raised by Peoples Dispatch co-editor Zoe Alexandra

Continuing Chávez’s legacy means dismantling Monroe Doctrine politics

For every Monroe Doctrine intervention, there will be an April 13th rebellion for sovereignty and dignity.

Leaked Pentagon documents reveal US violations of Korean sovereignty

The US has been spying on its most loyal allies, including South Korea, which has claimed that the Pentagon documents are forged without providing evidence

UNHRC Res against sanctions UN Human Rights Council condemns impact of unilateral sanctions

The resolution presented by Azerbaijan on behalf of Non-Aligned countries noted the impact of sanctions on key rights related to life, health, and freedom from hunger. It was predictably rejected by the US and its allies

Tricon dossier Reviving regionalism in the age of US decline

A new dossier by the Tricontinental Institute for Social Research and Cuba’s Center for International Policy Research examines the decline of the US-led “rules-based international order” in favor of a decided shift towards regionalism and internationalism

Lula and the second progressive wave in Latin America

The “Second wave” of progressive governments emerges against a backdrop of less than favorable external and internal forces

Sovereignty or dependence: Six reasons to not pay the IMF

When the payment of debt seems to be the only way forward, voices within the ruling party argue why, at the very least, debt should be suspended and denounced in international organizations