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Voices rise in Chile for the ‘Right to Live in Peace’ Concert

Online agencies Approximately 30,000 people have gathered in Santiago, Chile for the “Right to Live in Peace” Concert, organized on Sunday, March 24, to protest foreign intervention in Venezuela and the recently created right-wing South American block ProSur, according to organizers. “South America has never accepted an external military intervention, but now there is a […]

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Was slavery the world’s first human rights violation?

By Thalif Deen The United Nations, which diligently monitors human rights violations worldwide, believes that centuries-old slavery still exists worldwide. The UN mandate on “contemporary forms of slavery” includes, but is not limited to, issues such as: traditional slavery, forced labour, debt bondage, serfdom, children working in slavery or slavery-like conditions, domestic servitude, sexual slavery, […]

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Our captured, wounded hearts: Arundhati Roy

By deploying the IAF, Narendra Modi has ensured that Kashmir is conclusively internationalised. NEW DELHI —With his reckless “pre-emptive” airstrike on Balakot in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inadvertently undone what previous Indian governments almost miraculously, succeeded in doing for decades. Since 1947 the Indian Government has bristled at any suggestion that the conflict […]

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Controlling the message, controlling the world: From Vietnam to Venezuela

Scott Patrick Now, in 2019, another U.S.-backed coup is taking place in Latin America, this time against President Nicolas Maduro and the Chavismo movement. We now know from declassified documents that U.S. involvement in the 1973 Chilean coup runs very deep indeed, not just regarding CIA covert operations but instructions from then-President Richard Nixon to […]