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The Dollar Devours the Euro

By Michael Hudson on April 7, 2022

It is now clear that today’s escalation of the New Cold War was planned over a year ago. America’s plan to block Nord Stream 2 was really part of its strategy to block Western Europe (“NATO”) from seeking prosperity by mutual trade and investment with China and Russia. (more…)

23 years after the NATO Bombing of Yugoslavia: Lessons for Today

March 24, 2022

1999 protest US led war of Yugoslavia. photo: Bill Hackwell

Exactly 23 years ago, NATO countries, without UN Security Council authorization, ordered their troops to bomb the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia as part of an offensive operation named Allied Force, under the pretext of a supposed humanitarian intervention to “prevent genocide” of Kosovar Albanians. (more…)

War and Food

By Silvia Ribeiro on March 26, 2022

photo: Bill Hackwell

Food prices rising rapidly, apparently as a consequence of the war in Russia and Ukraine is having serious impact for many populations, exposing the global vulnerability in which the industrial agri-food system dominated by transnational corporations places us. (more…)

The War in Ukraine and its Effects on Latin America and the Caribbean

By Carlos Mauricio Ferolla and Marcelo Depieri on March 23, 2022

photo: ARGmedios

On February 24, war broke out in Ukraine after the invasion of the Russian army. The war has a global impact on a multipolar international system, hyperconnected and in a critical state, undergoing a process of hegemonic transition from the West to the East. (more…)

In War Everyone Loses, There Are No Just Wars

By Adolfo Pérez Esquivel on March 11, 2022

Iraq has never recovered from the US wars, occupation and sanctions. photo: Bill Hackwell

It is necessary to make a calm analysis of those responsible for the war between Ukraine and Russia and the silence and refusal to find a diplomatic solution to avoid war on the part of the US and the EU. (more…)

A New Geopolitical Age

By Ignacio Ramonet on March 6, 2022

Ignacio Ramonet, photo: Bill Hackwell

February 24, 2022, the date of the start of the war in Ukraine, marks the world’s entry into a new geopolitical age. We are facing a totally new situation in Europe since the end of World War II. Although there have been many important events on this continent since 1945, such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the implosion of the Soviet Union and the wars in the former Yugoslavia, we have never witnessed a historical event of such magnitude, changing the planetary reality and the world order. (more…)

Cuba: Five Years after Fidel Castro

By Rosa Miriam Elizalde November 25, 2021

Cuban youth honor Fidel on the 5th anniversary of his passing. photo: Jose Manuel Correa

Fidel Castro died five years ago, but I feel like decades have passed in Cuba since November 25, 2016. Donald Trump arrived and passed slowly with his string of sanctions that have felt worse than ever because of the pandemic. Then came Joe Biden with his faint-hearted court, reeling us each day with veiled or direct threats, without daring to fulfill his timid campaign promises. (more…)

Letter to the International Community: End the Blockade and the Destabilizing Actions against Cuba

November 10, 2021.

photo: Ismael Francisco

Letter signed by hundreds of world leaders and personalities in solidarity with the Cuban people and government up against the full-fledged destabilization attempts planned for November 15. (more…)

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