Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable

Marketed as life-saving public health measures, lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing little to slow the spread of Covid-19. Now, they’re back with a vengeance. … Read More >Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable

Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for “climate-friendly” materials and blame China

Cobalt, a key metallic element used in lithium batteries and other “green” technology, is sourced from slave labor in the Democratic Republic of Congo. As the West points the finger at China, the US Africa Command is indirectly policing mining operations that profit US corporations. … Read More >Backed by AFRICOM, corporations plunder DR Congo for “climate-friendly” materials and blame China

Nicaragua’s foreign minister: We’re resisting a ‘pandemic of neo-colonialism’

The Grayzone’s Ben Norton sat down for an interview with Nicaragua’s Foreign Minister Denis Moncada to discuss the country’s decision to leave the OAS, attempts to build an international alliance against US unilateralism, and what an anti-imperialist foreign policy looks like. … Read More >Nicaragua’s foreign minister: We’re resisting a ‘pandemic of neo-colonialism’

US keeps voting to defend Nazis at United Nations

The United States has been the only country on Earth to consistently vote against a UN resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism and racism, since it was first introduced in 2013. US allies Canada and Ukraine have at times joined, but Washington stands alone in defense of fascism. … Read More >US keeps voting to defend Nazis at United Nations

Venezuela’s socialists win elections in landslide – so US tries to discredit them

The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) won the November 21 mega-elections in a landslide, getting more votes in 20 of 23 states and the capital Caracas. So the US government responded by trying to discredit the vote. … Read More >Venezuela’s socialists win elections in landslide – so US tries to discredit them

Corrupting Science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings

Early in the OPCW’s Douma investigation, expert toxicologists ruled out chlorine gas as the victims’ cause of death. Leaks expose how senior OPCW officials censored this explosive finding — and then targeted the inspector who raised the alarm. … Read More >Corrupting Science: in Syria probe, OPCW erased experts’ inconvenient findings