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Salvador Allende Still Speaks to Us Today
Chilean President Gabriel Boric and Spanish Prime Minster Pedro Sanchez both find themselves besieged by a virulent resurgence of the same right-wing movements that demolished democracy in Chile.
November 29, 2022
Without the US and China’s Cooperation, Climate Catastrophe Is Inevitable
What if the two countries moved beyond simply talking and started working together to champion the radical lowering of global carbon emissions?
Michael T. Klare
November 29, 2022
Torture in the Heart of Venezuela
A UN report concludes that the Venezuelan intelligence agency abuses and torments detainees, including human rights defenders, miners, women, children, and Indigenous people.
Mie Hoejris Dahl
November 23, 2022
In a Historic Move, Frontline Communities Will Be Compensated for Climate Crisis Impacts
At the UN climate negotiations, delegates celebrated the decision to create a mechanism by which developed countries will compensate developing countries for the havoc wreaked upon them by climate change.
November 16, 2022
The “International Community” Is an Ineffectual Fantasy
World leaders invoke it. We’re lead to believe it will act on our behalf. Does it even exist?
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November 11, 2022
As COP 27 Begins, Demands for Loss and Damage Compensation Grow Louder
Nations in the Global South have been increasingly focused on securing the means to address the impacts of climate change that are already here.
September 15, 2022
Prisoner Advocates Turn to the UN to End Extreme Prison Sentences
In a sharply worded complaint to UN special rapporteurs submitted on Thursday, advocacy groups call for an end to “death by incarceration” sentencing in the US.
April 8, 2022
The Ukraine Crisis Comes to the UN
Volodymyr Zelensky delivers an impassioned speech—and the General Assembly revises its role.
February 25, 2022
Will the Fight for Hegemony Survive Climate Change?
Even if China were to become the preeminent world power around 2030, the accelerating pace of climate change would likely curtail its rise within decades.
December 3, 2021
The Reconstruction of Gaza Has Been a Failure
The 2014 plan has largely institutionalized Israel’s control of the region and failed Gazans.