Sentencing former President Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas to eight years in jail and barring them from public office for an additional 25 years is a desperate move by a repressive administration trapped in a socio-economic crisis of its own making.
By Denis Rogatyuk
Continue reading “Ecuador’s Moreno govt persecutes opponents as coronavirus catastrophe exposes its neoliberal war on public sector”
Denis is a Russian-Australian freelance writer, journalist and researcher. His articles, interviews and analysis have been published in a variety of media sources around the world including Jacobin, Le Vent Se Léve, Sputnik, Green Left Weekly, Links International Journal, Alborada and others.
A look at recent USAID schemes from Pakistan to Syria shows US empire can be very hazardous to your health.
By Max Blumenthal
Continue reading “Coronavirus stimulus bill funds State Dept/USAID operations that once helped trigger polio outbreak in Syria”
Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and the author of several books, including best-selling Republican Gomorrah, Goliath, The Fifty One Day War, and The Management of Savagery. He has produced print articles for an array of publications, many video reports, and several documentaries, including Killing Gaza. Blumenthal founded The Grayzone in 2015 to shine a journalistic light on America’s state of perpetual war and its dangerous domestic repercussions.
Promising to “smash” Venezuela’s government during a “maximum pressure March,” Trump has imposed crushing sanctions that force Venezuela to spend three times as much as non-sanctioned countries on coronavirus testing kits.
By Leonardo Flores
Continue reading “US ramps up sanctions devastating Venezuela’s health sector as coronavirus spreads”
Leonardo Flores is a Latin American policy expert and campaigner with CODEPINK.