1 May 2020 Daily Digest of COVID-19 News and Analysis

COVID-19 UNDERSCORES WHY WE NEED TO MAKE MAY DAY RADICAL AGAIN (1 MAY 2020) Truthout: Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and health care in the midst of the pandemic lockdown and people are, reasonably, looking for… Read More

Venezuela Aid “Blockade” Debunked: Media Complicity Exposed

Western Media Fall in Lockstep for Cheap Trump/Rubio Venezuela Aid PR Stunt by Adam Johnson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting CNN (2/7/19) The Trump administration’s now completely overt effort to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro had a very… Read More

Statement of Solidarity with the People of Venezuela

Global Justice Ecology Project strongly condemns the U.S. government’s continuation of all U.S. aggression around the world. The current affront by the U.S. government is now Venezuela. Here are excerpts from our ally, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, in… Read More

Victory: UN Human Rights Council Adopting Peasant Rights Declaration in Geneva

(Geneva, September 28, 2018) Seventeen years of long and arduous negotiations later, peasants and other people working in rural areas are only a step away from having a UN Declaration that could defend and protect their rights to… Read More

Monsanto’s Environmental, Health Record Goes Under Photographer’s Lens

From the series Monsanto®. A photographic investigation © Mathieu Asselin   New York-based, French-Venezuelan photographer Mathieu Asselin’s work on the environmental and human impacts of the Monsanto company is being shown at the Magasin Électrique at Arles in France… Read More

Taking on President Donald Trump and his Swamp Creatures

With TV billionaire Donald Trump now officially sworn in as the leader of the free world, we are reminded of the statement GJEP released after his election in November. Donald Trump and the new Republican held Congress will… Read More

Two Hundred Indigenous U’Wa Occupy Gas Plant in Colombia

by Charlie Satow, Intercontinental Cry June 14, 2016 An U’wa Indigenous Guard defending his ancestral territory. Photo: Charlie Satow Two hundred Indigenous U’wa men, women, and children have occupied Colombian state oil company Ecopetrol’s Gibraltar I gas plant… Read More

The Right Rises Up as Latin American Left Faces Setbacks

Written by Benjamin Dangl Originally Published on Toward Freedom Fidel Castro, in an address to the Cuban Communist Party congress yesterday, spoke of his own mortality, mentioning that soon he will be 90, “but the ideas of Cuban… Read More

How emissions trading at Paris climate talks has set us up for failure

By Steffen Böhm Professor in Management and Sustainability, and Director, Essex Sustainability Institute, University of Essex Originally published by TheConversation.com. The Paris Agreement has mostly been greeted with enthusiasm, though it contains at least one obvious flaw. Few seem… Read More