Rohingya refugees wait for food near Kutupalong refugee camp after crossing the Bangladesh-Burma border in Ukhia Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

The Genocide of the Rohingya: Big Oil, Failed Democracy and False Prophets in Burma

September 13, 2017 Ramzy Baroud

What makes the horrible fate of the Rohingya in Burma particularity pressing is that the west is now fully on the side of the very government that is carrying out these atrocious acts. And there is a reason for that: Oil. Massive deposits of oil that have remained untapped due to decades of western boycott of the junta government are now available to the highest bidder.

US missile cruisers and aircraft carriers conducting joint exercises with Japanese Navy in Philippine Sea, March, 2017. Photo: US Navy

Breaking America’s Cold War Addiction in Korea

August 29, 2017 Suzy Kim

Before the latest clash erupts into a real nuclear war, we must commit to truly ending the Cold War by demanding immediate and unconditional talks with North Korea, in which the United States also works toward a nuclear-weapons free world. The recent anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is a sobering reminder of what is at stake.

Medha Patkar, anti-dam activist and hunger striker. Credit: Epsajeevan

India: Flooding Narmada Valley with Anti-Dam Resistance

August 7, 2017 Defne Gonenc

To oppose the neglect of proper resettlement and rehabilitation plans for 40,000 affected families, Medha Patkar and 11 other villagers in Madhya Pradesh, India took a stand. They commenced a hunger strike against the government’s decision to open the gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. The hunger strike is a continuation of struggle that stretches back 32 years.

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