2016 Olympics: what Rio doesn’t want the world to see

by Johnny Harris on June 27, 2016 The 2016 Olympics are set to begin in just over a month in Rio de Janeiro. As the city prepares to receive an influx of international visitors, it is building new infrastructure and transportation systems to accommodate the surge. But the city is also undergoing another major project: […]

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7 Years Since Honduras Coup – Forced Migration & Solidarity

Today, Tuesday, June 28th marked 7 years since the U.S.-backed military coup in Honduras. It’s been nearly four months since Berta Cáceres was assassinated in her home for the powerful organizing she carried out with COPINH to protect Indigenous territories. But two weeks ago, H.R.5474, the “Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act,” was introduced […]

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Apartheid reparations and the contestation of corporate power in Africa

By Patrick Bond and Khadija Sharife The joint activist and juridical movement for reparations against corporations that profited from apartheid is finally making progress within the generally hostile US judicial system, using the ‘Alien Tort Claims Act’ and public pressure. By way of an update on the struggle, we first review the core evidence presented […]

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Apartheid victims lose 14-year legal battle against Ford and IBM

In a new setback in the 14-year-old battle to hold multi-national corporations responsible for human rights violations under apartheid, the United States Supreme Court declined this week to hear the case brought by several South Africans against Ford and IBM. By Rejul Bejoy for GROUNDUP. The case was brought by a number of South Africans, […]

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Communications Forum rejects the Coup in Brazil and destabilization in Venezuela

Statement by the Forum on Communication for the Integration of Our America: Communications Forum rejects the Coup in Brazil and destabilization in Venezuela The Forum on Communication for the Integration of Our America (FCINA) rejects and condemns the judicial-media-parliamentary Coup d’État that has displaced Dilma Rousseff, who was elected by 54 million citizens as constitutional […]

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Repudiation note – We do not recognize the Michel Temer´s coup government

The Jubilee South Brazil network hereby repudiates the Dilma Rousseff’s illegal removal of the Presidency of the Republic. The recent arrival of Michel Temer to the position of country’s president through a decision of the Congress and not by popular vote clearly represents a disruption with the democratic order: a coup. The conspirators have failed […]

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