Israel vs. the United Nations: The Nikki Haley Doctrine

June 23, 2017

The US has supported Israel quite blindly at the UN throughout the years. Haley seems to adopt an entirely Israeli position with no regard whatsoever for her country's allies, or the possible repercussions of dismissing the only international body that still serves as a platform for international engagement and conflict resolution.

Thousands of Q’eqchi’ Maya farmers gather in Chisec, Guatemala in 2015 to celebrate Guatemalan indigenous campesino rights and resistance. Photo by Jeff Abbott/WNV

How Extractivism and Neoliberal Environmentalism Cause Migration and Land Conflicts in Guatemala

June 16, 2017

"The extractive model from the United States and Canada is one of the principal causes of the internal and external displacement and expulsion of people," said Enrique Vida Olascoaga of Voces Mesoamericanas. "Mining projects, hydro-electric, and monoculture have become far worse in the last seven years, since the beginning of the free trade agreements. Together with historic discrimination against indigenous peoples, campesinos, and people of African descent, there is a convergence of this violence within migration."

A “ban the bomb” sign outside of the United Nations headquarters in New York City. (Twitter)

What Will it Take to Ban the Bomb?

June 13, 2017

Nearly 30 years after the end of the Cold War, the nine nuclear states have nearly 15,000 nuclear weapons, each one many times more powerful than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, which killed hundreds of thousands almost instantly.

Women’s Rights and Movements

Women

The Feminist Transformation in Radical Kurdistan

February 7, 2017

As brutal civil war has devastated Syria and added to the massive refugee crisis, in Rojava—the predominately Kurdish region of northern Syria—a left-wing, feminist revolution is being carried out.

Environment

Environment

Standing in the Way of Extractivism: Guatemalan Community Activists Resist Meg-Dams

May 17, 2017

Guatemala is rapidly expanding its energy generation infrastructure with support from Washington and international banks. The construction of mega-dams has been met with a wave of resistance from communities set to be displaced by the projects. Indigenous activists are continuing their struggle in the face of the wider extractivist projects facing the region.