John Feffer
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán debated the situation in Hungary by European Parliament is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 / Flickr

Jan. 23, 2024

The End of Europe?

Trump allies plot to take over the European Union

It would be funny if it weren’t so potentially tragic — and consequential. No, I’m not thinking about Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign but a related development: the latest decisions from the European Union (EU) about Ukraine.

The Progressive International Secretariat
The Aegean blue grave

Jan. 19, 2024

For more than a decade, migrants and refugees making the sea crossing from Turkey to Greece have suffered egregious and well-documented violence, including forced detention, arbitrary arrest and beatings.


Harriet Barber in Jujuy, Argentina
A man carries the Wiphala flag – which represents the native peoples of the Andes – at the protest camp in Purmamarca, Jujuy province. The demonstrators, many of them from the Indigenous community, are angry about changes made to the state constitution, and the growth of mining. Photograph: John Owens

Jan. 11, 2024

In the country’s ‘lithium triangle’ activists say Indigenous land protections have been removed and protests against mining violently repressed

The first time, they came at 2am and without a warrant. Rosa* was alone. She was gagged, her eyes covered, and her hands bound with a cable tie.

“I was paralysed. I felt someone choking me,” Rosa recalls. “They called me a socialist, a whore. I was in my underwear; they touched me. One put his fingers inside of me.”

Naomi Klein
Only outside pressure can stop Israel’s war crimes. Naomi Klein

Jan. 10, 2024

In 2005, Palestinians called on the world to boycott Israel until it complied with international law. What if we had listened?

Exactly 15 years ago this week, I published an article in the Guardian. It began like this:

Margaret McGregor, Linda Thyer, and Tim Takaro
An airburst of artillery-fired white phosphorus over Gaza City. Photo by Mahmud Hams/Al-Haq.

Jan. 9, 2024

Ignoring the ecological impacts of war and militarism impedes our ability to adequately respond to the planetary health crisis

Three months after Israel started bombing Gaza in retaliation against Hamas, Palestine is being converted to rubble with a death toll today of over 22,000 with no end in sight.

International Coalition to Stop Genocide in Palestine
Stop genocide - free Palestine

 January 9, 2024

On December 30, the newly-formed International Coalition to Stop Genocide in Palestine convened around the urgent need for nations to invoke the Genocide Convention as a way to end the State of Israel’s devastating bombing campaign and additional war crimes being committed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. That effort advanced on December 29 when South Africa submitted a well-documented case against Israel to the International Court of Justice.

Brendan Montague
São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil, June 11, 2013. Image: Gabriel Cabral / Creative Commons 2.0.  Gabriel Cabral / Creative Commons 2.0

Website editor: Important read.

Dec. 18, 2023

We need a mass movement to ensure a just transition and prevent climate breakdown. But such contestations can go very wrong.

The people in power are not acting on climate breakdown. Which presents us, those not in power, with three options. We change the actions of those in power, we change the people in power or we change the nature of power itself.


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