Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier, whose representation of Black people in film helped change racist perceptions, dies at 94

‘This gentleman knew how to walk tall’Originally published on Global VoicesSidney Poitier at the 38th Charlie Chaplin Award gala, held at the Alice Tully Hall at the Lincoln Center in New York City on May 2, 2011. Photo by Tamara Dunn on Flickr, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0. Hollywood royalty and elder statesman of the silver screen, … Continue reading “Bahamian-American actor Sidney Poitier, whose representation of Black people in film helped change racist perceptions, dies at 94”

The Civic Media Observatory in 2021

We reflect on the Observatory in 2021Originally published on Global Voices 2021 was a big year for the Civic Media Observatory. Here’s a recap of our work. What do we do at the Civic Media Observatory? We identify and analyze how people construct and share narratives in media We explain the context and subtext underlying … Continue reading “The Civic Media Observatory in 2021”

10 stories on Black and Indigenous identity from Latin America in 2021

Indigenous and Afro-Latino authors reported on what matters to them.Originally published on Global VoicesIllustration by Isela Xospa, under copyright and used by Global Voices with permission. In 2021, Global Voices’ Latin American contributors focused on first-hand coverage and essays on Indigenous and Black identity, journalism, and human rights. Other contributors have also reported on Indigenous … Continue reading “10 stories on Black and Indigenous identity from Latin America in 2021”

U.N. Power Broker Jeffrey Sachs Took Millions From the UAE to Research “Well-Being”

Starting in 2016, the men who run the United Arab Emirates went all-in on positivity. They installed a giant smiley face on the dome crowning a Dubai police station. They created a Ministry of Tolerance and a Ministry of Happiness, as if inspired by George Orwell. And they began funding research, bankrolling prominent global intellectuals to study … Continue reading “U.N. Power Broker Jeffrey Sachs Took Millions From the UAE to Research “Well-Being””

Apples & Chia Seeds In Uttar Pradesh? Retd. Colonel Earns Lakhs by Growing Them

“Retired life is the best time to pursue one’s hobbies,” begins Harish Chandra Singh, a native of Ambedkar Nagar in Uttar Pradesh. He retired as a Colonel from the Army in 2015 and now spends most of his time in his field, cultivating different varieties of superfood including chia seeds. Certain food items are believed … Continue reading “Apples & Chia Seeds In Uttar Pradesh? Retd. Colonel Earns Lakhs by Growing Them”

Not just ‘Jingle Bells:’ Listen to these Christmas songs from Latin America

Some are for dancing, others for reminiscing, and others include political demandsOriginally published on Global VoicesFreepik/Freepik License What is known today as Latin America is a very diverse region in terms of languages, cultures, peoples, and music, including Christmas songs. Here we selected eleven songs that you can’t miss for Christmas and New Year’s Eve … Continue reading “Not just ‘Jingle Bells:’ Listen to these Christmas songs from Latin America”

A certificate for grazing cattle: Empowering Bolivia’s Aymara people by recognizing their work

The certification process offers a new perspective on productionOriginally published on Global VoicesPhoto taken by Ruth Quispe Mamani on August 13, 2021 in Walata Chico, Bolivia, during a certification ceremony for Elias Hilari Mamani, a Walata resident and native authority. Photo used with permission. In Walata Chico, an Aymara community near La Paz in Bolivia, … Continue reading “A certificate for grazing cattle: Empowering Bolivia’s Aymara people by recognizing their work”

UN Committee Against Torture Publishes Findings On Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Serbia And Sweden

GENEVA (3 December 2021) – The UN Committee against Torture (CAT) on Friday published findings on the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Kyrgyzstan, Lithuania, Nigeria, Serbia and Sweden, the six States parties that it reviewed during its latest session. The …

Artist collective rekindles Argentine folklore from a queer perspective

“We build on the tradition, with much respect”Originally published on Global VoicesStill from the music video Mujer, a BAGNER production. A young couple dances to the sound of Argentinean folk music known as “chamamé,” their steps synchronize, their bodies touch tenderly, their gazes meet and break, they hold each other, kiss and merge in a … Continue reading “Artist collective rekindles Argentine folklore from a queer perspective”

La Bolivie après la grève de la faim d’Evo

La voie vers la réélection d’Evo Morales est enfin dégagée après l’approbation par le Congrès d’une nouvelle loi électorale permettant la tenue des élections du 6 décembre prochain. Pour ce faire, le chef d’État bolivien a dà » endurer cinq jours de grève de la faim, appeler de nouveau à une mobilisation sociale et, finalement, … Continue reading “La Bolivie après la grève de la faim d’Evo”

Gouvernements latino-américains : une nouvelle gauche ?

L’Amérique latine vit sans aucun doute un changement d’époque. Dans les « post-politiques  » années 90, l’horizon ne laissait pas voir un degré d’intégration régionale tel qu’aujourd’hui, accompagnée d’une érosion visible des « relations charnelles  » avec Washington et d’une multitude de nouveaux alliances comme avec la Russie, la Chine ou l’Iran. La … Continue reading “Gouvernements latino-américains : une nouvelle gauche ?”

La Bolivie prend le sillage de l’auto électrique

Les constructeurs automobiles s’intéressent à nouveau à l’électrique et lorgnent sur les réserves boliviennes de lithium. Le président Evo Morales conditionne son exploitation à son industrialisation in situ. L’électricité ne fonctionne que de 19h à 22h, l’eau potable est rationnée, le bus ne passe qu’une fois par semaine, et la ville la plus proche, Uyuni, … Continue reading “La Bolivie prend le sillage de l’auto électrique”

‘Triumph for Democracy’: Socialist candidate takes commanding lead in Honduran election

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 29, 2021. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. Leftist presidential candidate Xiomara Castro took a decisive lead in Honduras’ election on Sunday, setting her up to defeat the right-wing incumbent party’s candidate—though progressive observers stressed the need to … Continue reading “‘Triumph for Democracy’: Socialist candidate takes commanding lead in Honduran election”

Nous sommes la Genève antifasciste

Ce mercredi 24 novembre 2021, plus de 2000 personnes ont défilé contre la venue de Zemmour à l’appel de 70 collectifs, associations, syndicats et partis politiques derrière la banderole “Genève reste antifasciste”. Lutter contre la banalisation du fascisme, c’est s’opposer à chaque fois qu’il cherche à répandre ses idées nauséabondes. L’omniprésence des discours réactionnaires dans les … Continue reading “Nous sommes la Genève antifasciste”

‘Neglect at home, profits abroad’: Cuba’s medical system

Cuba exports medical missions while Cubans denounce collapse of healthcare at home.Originally published on Global VoicesIllustration by Connectas This article is an excerpt from an investigation by Diario de Cuba and CONNECTAS, republished in Global Voices. Cuba’s million-dollar health business is based on two pillars: a high-quality service on the island for foreigners, and the massive … Continue reading “‘Neglect at home, profits abroad’: Cuba’s medical system”

At General Assembly, OAS Role in Bolivia Coup Remains Major Concern

As the Organization of American States (OAS) begins its 51st annual General Assembly today, one of the important disagreements that will certainly feature prominently is the OAS role in Bolivia in 2019. Like the September 18 summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), the OAS General Assembly is sure to be … Continue reading “At General Assembly, OAS Role in Bolivia Coup Remains Major Concern”

Elections en Argentine : déclaration internationale de soutien au Front de Gauche et des Travailleurs – Unité

Des centaines de personnalités, d’intellectuels, de dirigeants syndicaux et d’organisations sociales et politiques du monde entier signent cette déclaration de soutien au Front de gauche et des travailleurs – Unité (FITU) en vue des élections législatives de ce dimanche 14 novembre en Argentine. En tant que dirigeants et responsables de partis qui se réclament du … Continue reading “Elections en Argentine : déclaration internationale de soutien au Front de Gauche et des Travailleurs – Unité”

Saudi Arabian negotiators move to cripple COP26 – Greenpeace response

Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer Morgan today expressed grave concern at moves by the Saudi government to cripple the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow. On Friday night Saudi negotiators moved to block the negotiations taking place over the creation of the so-called ‘cover decision’ for the final text. The cover decision is the top line … Continue reading “Saudi Arabian negotiators move to cripple COP26 – Greenpeace response”

COP26 et communication patronale : Bezos fait l’aumône de 2 milliards « pour la planète »

A la Cop 26 de Glasgow, Jeff Bezos a annoncé faire un don de deux milliards d’euros pour la planète. Derrière les appels à sauver la planète, cette année encore, il semblerait que le Sommet de la Terre servira surtout de caution verte pour les grands pollueurs et le patronat. Une fois de plus. Twitter … Continue reading “COP26 et communication patronale : Bezos fait l’aumône de 2 milliards « pour la planète »”

Bezos donne deux milliards pour sauver la planète : quand la COP26 devient le sommet du greenwashing

Le 31 octobre dernier ouvrait la COP 26, alors que la situation environnementale est catastrophique Bezos annonçait offrir deux milliards pour la planète en direct de Glasgow et mettait en avant sa volonté de contribuer à la lutte contre réchauffement climatique, ou comment la COP 26 est aussi le moyen pour plus grand pollueurs de … Continue reading “Bezos donne deux milliards pour sauver la planète : quand la COP26 devient le sommet du greenwashing”

En Espagne, dix ans déjà que l’ETA a déposé les armes : où en est la réconciliation ?

Longtemps la communauté basque est restée tétanisée et muettePublié à l’origine sur Global Voices en FrançaisCapture d’écran de la vidéo  l’ETA basque « dépose les armes » de la chaine YouTube de la BBC. [Sauf mention contraire, tous les liens renvoient vers des pages web en espagnol, ndt.] Il y a dix ans, le 20 … Continue reading “En Espagne, dix ans déjà que l’ETA a déposé les armes : où en est la réconciliation ?”

Assassins of Haitian President Named in Alleged Plot to Kill Leftist Bolivian Leader Luis Arce

Mercenaries involved in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse in July traveled to Bolivia ahead of the country’s election late last year, according to Bolivian authorities. In a press conference on Monday, Bolivian government officials alleged that the mercenaries were in Bolivia with orders to assassinate Luis Arce, then the leading leftist candidate for … Continue reading “Assassins of Haitian President Named in Alleged Plot to Kill Leftist Bolivian Leader Luis Arce”

Chile rejects the migrants it once welcomed

Chile remains an attractive destination for migrants despite deportations and xenophobia.Originally published on Global VoicesImage by CONNECTAS This article is an excerpt from “Migrants, Ignored” published by CONNECTAS, and edited and republished by Global Voices. Manuel, his wife, and their three children emigrated to Chile from a rural area of Carabobo, Venezuela, sometime during 2018. … Continue reading “Chile rejects the migrants it once welcomed”

Ephéméride des luttes : 11 avril

On veut se souvenir de nos camarades qui tombent en cette éphéméride des luttes du 11 avril, de celles et ceux qui ont lutté afin que les mauvais jours finissent. Alors on marque le coup. 1834 : A Lyon, durant l’insurrection des Canuts, les pentes de la Croix-Rousse sont bombardées par les forces de répression. … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 11 avril”

Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist

When future students of North-South relations look back to the history of the last 35 years or so, among the key figures they will most likely mark as one of the most decisive in shaping the course of events is one who did not owe his power to a position in government or business. Martin … Continue reading “Martin Khor: the Making of a Global Activist”

Désobéissance, à cause de toi, je vais survivre

Texte original de María Galindo, cofondatrice du mouvement bolivien anarco-féministe Mujeres Creando – publié au départ sur le site Radio Deseo  J’ai le coronavirus parce que, bien qu’il semble que la maladie n’ait pas encore pénétré mon corps, les gens que j’aime l’ont ; parce que le coronavirus traverse des villes que j’ai traversées ces dernières semaines ; … Continue reading “Désobéissance, à cause de toi, je vais survivre”

Ephéméride des luttes : 8 avril

Le 8 avril de l’éphéméride des luttes s’en prend à la logistique qui permet les guerres et les pillages économiques, tout en décrétant des zones libres et en luttant pour protéger la nature contre la dévastation et les villes contre les fascistes. 1877 : A Letino, dans le massif du Matese (Italie), “la bande du … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 8 avril”

Trump Sends Gun Boats to Venezuela While the World Partners to Fight a Deadly Pandemic

On April’s Fools Day, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a press conference where he announced a new “counter-narcotics effort” by U.S. Southern Command. “We’re deploying additional Navy destroyers, combat ships, aircrafts and helicopters, Coast Guard cutters…doubling our capabilities in the region,” he said. The point of this mission—which will be joined by other countries—is to … Continue reading “Trump Sends Gun Boats to Venezuela While the World Partners to Fight a Deadly Pandemic”

Désobéissance, par ta faute je vais survivre

DÉSOBÉISSANCE, PAR TA FAUTE JE VAIS SURVIVRE María Galindo, membre du collectif Mujeres Creando* J’ai le coronavirus parce que, bien qu’il semble que la maladie ne soit pas encore entrée dans mon corps, des personnes que j’aime l’ont, parce que le coronavirus traverse des villes par lesquelles je suis passée ces dernières semaines, parce que … Continue reading “Désobéissance, par ta faute je vais survivre”

U.S., Canada Side with Fanatical Coup Regime in Bolivia

On November 10, 2019, a U.S.-backed group of neofascists in Bolivia deposed the government of Evo Morales on spurious accusations of electoral fraud. The coup government’s first act was to unleash the army and police on mainly Indigenous protestors in … The post U.S., Canada Side with Fanatical Coup Regime in Bolivia appeared first on … Continue reading “U.S., Canada Side with Fanatical Coup Regime in Bolivia”

Going After Maduro

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair The recent indictments of Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan government officials on drug trafficking and narco-terrorism charges is a sham. It is a politically motivated and hypocritical attack on the elected government of Venezuela. Obviously, it is another front in the ongoing US low-intensity war on the majority of Venezuelans. … Continue reading “Going After Maduro”

Racial Profiling Disorder: the All-American Pandemic

Please, please help me. No, I don’t want to put handcuffs on. No! Don’t put handcuffs on! No, I want to stay in school, I just got here. Let go of me. No, please let me go…I don’t wanna go in a police car. No, please give me a second chance! — Pleas of 6-year-old … Continue reading “Racial Profiling Disorder: the All-American Pandemic”

«Tu es un minable, Donald Trump» : Maduro répond à Washington sur son inculpation

«Tu es un minable, Donald Trump.» Le président vénézuélien Nicolas Maduro, dont la tête a été mise à prix par le gouvernement américain le 26 mars, a vivement réagi aux accusations de Washington qui l’accuse de narcotrafic. «[Trump] n’agit pas seulement comme un cowboy, raciste et suprémaciste, il gère les relations internationales comme un escroc», a … Continue reading “«Tu es un minable, Donald Trump» : Maduro répond à Washington sur son inculpation”

L’internationalisme des médecins cubains : une longue histoire révolutionnaire

«Notre patrie est l’humanité et nous allons donc là où il faut aller : notre formation médicale n’est pas seulement scientifique mais liée à l’humanisme», a expliqué le docteur Carlos Ricardo Perez Diaz, en charge de l’expédition de médecins cubains qui a débarqué le 21 mars en Lombardie, région la plus touchée d’Italie par la … Continue reading “L’internationalisme des médecins cubains : une longue histoire révolutionnaire”

Ephéméride des luttes : 23 mars

L’éphéméride des luttes du 23 mars commémore la proclamation des Communes en grèves et manifestations insurrectionnelles, à Marseille, comme ailleurs, sachant bien que les révolutionnaires et autres communard-e-s étaient déjà “tou-te-s des casseurs”. 1801 : En Russie, assassinat du tsar Paul après une vie de tyrannie. 1871 : A Lyon, proclamation de la Commune. A … Continue reading “Ephéméride des luttes : 23 mars”

Appel aux candidat·es aux municipales à s’opposer à la reconnaissance faciale

En cette Journée de protection des données, l’Observatoire des libertés numériques1Organisations membres de l’Observatoire des libertés et du numérique signataire de cette lettre ouverte : Le CECIL, Creis-Terminal, Globenet, La Ligue des Droits de l’Homme (LDH), La Quadrature du Net (LQDN), Le Syndicat des Avocats de France (SAF), Le Syndicat de la Magistrature (SM). jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_5810_1”).tooltip({ tip: … Continue reading “Appel aux candidat·es aux municipales à s’opposer à la reconnaissance faciale”

How the OAS Revived the Cold War in the Americas

Statue of Isabella I the Catholic Queen in front of the seat of the Organization of American States in Washington D.C. Photograph Source: Martin Baran – CC BY-SA 3.0 The OAS has never been a neutral forum. Since its founding in 1948, the United States government has always wielded power far beyond its vote. Each … Continue reading “How the OAS Revived the Cold War in the Americas”

Resisting US Blockade, Cuba Embraces Change, Builds Socialism

Like the sun, the U.S. blockade of Cuba will not disappear soon. Unlike the sun, the blockade has receded from public attention in the United States.  It has continued, mostly unchanged, for almost 60 years. Here we explore the matter of change. Any U.S. politician who says nice things about Cuba can expect abuse. That’s … Continue reading “Resisting US Blockade, Cuba Embraces Change, Builds Socialism”

Elon Musk Is Acting Like a Neo-Conquistador for South America’s Lithium

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, wants to build an electric car factory in Brazil. He was supposed to meet Jair Bolsonaro, the president of Brazil, in Miami in early March, but he was too busy; instead, Musk will go to Brazil sometime this year. All eyes are on the … Continue reading “Elon Musk Is Acting Like a Neo-Conquistador for South America’s Lithium”

The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy

Photograph Source: U.S. Department of State from United States – Public Domain Experts at MIT recently concluded that there is no statistical evidence of fraud in the results of the Bolivian presidential elections last October. These findings debunk an earlier report by the Organization of American States (OAS), which were used to justify a right-wing … Continue reading “The Organization of American States Is Eroding Faith in Democracy”

Venezuela Responds With Principled Conviction to the US Desperate Attempts at Regime Change

The continued effort to overthrow President Maduro does not seem to produce the intended results for the perpetrators, but rather sends signals of desperation. The regime change plotters may be wishing to achieve what they did in Bolivia. But that is not likely to happen anytime soon. That must cause some political frustration in Washington … Continue reading “Venezuela Responds With Principled Conviction to the US Desperate Attempts at Regime Change”

Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime Change

The continued effort to overthrow President Maduro does not seem to produce the intended results for the perpetrators, but rather sends signals of desperation. The regime change plotters may be wishing to achieve what they did in Bolivia. But that … The post Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime … Continue reading “Venezuela Responds with Principled Conviction to the US’ Desperate Attempts at Regime Change”

Podcast: Oliver Vargas on US Election Meddling In Bolivia and the Country’s Indigenous Uprising, by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb

Bolivian journalist Ollie Vargas discusses Bolivia’s post-coup election crisis, US support for the country’s right-wing minority, the indigenous uprising and more. Welcome to the re-launch of MintCast, the official weekly MintPress News podcast hosted by Mnar Muhawesh and Whitney Webb. MintCast is an interview podcast featuring dissenting voices, independent researchers and journalists who the establishment…

Des coups d’État à l’ère de la post-vérité

Aujourd’hui gouvernée par une présidente autoproclamée proche de l’extrême droite, la Bolivie a vu son destin basculer après qu’Evo Morales a été renversé par l’armée en novembre 2019. Ce passage en force institutionnel a été rendu possible par une prise de position de l’OEA qui, en dénonçant une prétendue fraude électorale, a servi de support … Continue reading “Des coups d’État à l’ère de la post-vérité”

Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election: No Evidence of Irregular Trends or Fraud

Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Disclosure: In December 2019, the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) contracted with the authors to see if the numerical and statistical results of CEPR’s November 2019 study could be independently verified. Any analysis and interpretation of findings in this report express the sole views of the authors, researchers … Continue reading “Analysis of the 2019 Bolivia Election: No Evidence of Irregular Trends or Fraud”