US blockades abort Covid-19 test kits donated by Alibaba’s Jack Ma to Cuba

Cuba has slammed the U.S.’ “criminal blockade” of the country after the embargo stood in the way of the delivery of Covid-19 test kits and ventilators donated by Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma. “The criminal blockade of the imperial government violates the human rights of the Cuban people,” tweeted Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermúdez on […]

Colombia is systematically killing off its black citizens | Opinion

OP-ED By France Francois   Maria Ruidis holds a photo of her missing son Everth Ibarguen, during an event in Bogota in 2016 to mark the International Day of the Disappeared. FERNANDO VERGARA AP “This is where the bodies lay,” the Afro Colombian activists casually pointed to a spot outside the window as the tiny car that […]

Argentina: thousands marched through the city of Buenos Aires against IMF austerity

In Argentina, thousands marched through the streets of Buenos Aires Thursday in the capital city’s first major demonstration since incumbent President Mauricio Macri lost Sunday’s election to center-left candidate Alberto Fernández. Protesters are demanding a reversal of cuts to pensions and public utility subsidies imposed after last year’s $57 billion bailout by the International Monetary […]

Christopher Columbus: Celebrating Genocides

  The Spanish Conquest of the Americas, preceded by its “discovery” by Christopher Columbus (or Cristóbal Colón as he was known by the Spanish Crown) resulted in mass assimilation, raping, slaughtering, enslaving, and intention to wipe out all evidence of a native population of between 50 and 100 million indigenous people from the land — the greatest genocide in recorded […]