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It’s in our nature to fight

The Sarayaku call themselves the People of Noon, photo: Selvas Producciones Ecuador is not a safe country for environmental defenders. They are criminalised, threatened, attacked and even assassinated for attempting to uphold the rights of nature decreed in the constitution….

Letter to US Attorney General on Julian Assange

U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-0001 October 15, 2021   Attorney General Merrick Garland: We, the undersigned press freedom, civil liberties, and international human rights advocacy organizations, write again to share our profound concern about…

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Four years on from her murder, Malta must be held to account

Vigil outside the Maltese High Commission in London to mark the fourth anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galizia’s murder The following remarks were made by Caoilfhionn Gallagher, QC of Doughty Street Chambers, a member of the international legal team for the…

Movies like Summer of Soul can reclaim America’s important buried history

B.B. King as captured in Summer of Soul. | Searchlight Pictures Lost history comes to vibrant life in Questlove’s new documentary, and it’s a total blast to watch. Two summers ago, I wrote about Woodstock. 2019 marked the 50th anniversary…

How the US created a disaster in Afghanistan

And what the US military was actually doing in Afghanistan all this time. On August 15, 2021, the Taliban took over Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul. The Afghan president fled the country. Almost all of Afghanistan is now under Taliban control. It…

What’s in the new Republican voting law that passed in Texas?

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott shakes hands with former President Donald Trump. | Brandon Bell/Getty Images Texas Democrats literally fled the state to try to block this bill. On August 31, both houses of the Texas Legislature passed an elections…