Vijay Prashad analyses recent political and electoral trends in Latin America against the background of the Covid pandemic and the US offensive against the left in the region.
Guillermo Lasso, a former banker with close ties to the US, won Ecuador’s presidential election, defeating progressive candidate Andrés Arauz. The left, meanwhile, remains a major political force in Ecuador and will resist the avalanche of attacks to come.
The Unionist and Loyalist communities have been misled by their own parties and lied to so as to serve Tory Party ambitions. The sectarian and supremacist ideology of those communities is under threat from the closer trade relationship with the Irish Republic that is a consequence of a Hard Brexit.
Decriminalisation doesn’t mean deregulation of abortion. There are many medical guidelines which doctors have to follow to carry out safe and legal abortions, but when gate-keeping access to abortion comes from Victorian legislation, it’s time to update it.
Webinar hosted by No Cold War – hosting a line-up of peace campaigners and academic to explore the issues of the ‘Quad’, associated attempts to construct an anti-China regional alliance and the prospects for a peaceful Pacific.
Racism against Asians in the US has a long history of discrimination and violence. Attacks on Asian Americans are again rising now as a result of the anti-Chinese propaganda of the new cold war.